The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl are becoming more complex as fellow soldiers revealed to Jake Tapper at CNN that they were forced to sign "nondisclosure agreements agreeing to never share any information about Bergdahl's disappearance and the efforts to recapture him."
Bergdahl was released in a controversial exchange with five known terrorists who, according to Eli Lake and Josh Rogan at the Daily Beast, “...were considered to be a high risk to launch attacks against the United States and its allies if they were liberated.”
Yesterday, Liberty Unyielding told the story of a soldier who claimed to have served with Bowe Bergdahl. The source claimed in a letter that Bergdahl not only deserted his post at OP Mest, Paktika Province, Afghanistan; but that Bergdahl left to join the Taliban.
After Bergdahl's disappearance was known, the search effort began. The soldier claimed that they encountered Afghan children who came across Bergdahl, who allegedly asked them where he could find the Taliban. According to the source, Bergdahl “deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought out Taliban… to join them.”
The soldier also revealed that other men died while searching for Bergdahl. In Bergdahl’s unit alone, according to the source, “PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, [and] 2LT Darryn Andrews….” lost their lives in the effort to retrieve Bowe Bergdahl.
The claim made by the source is verified by Tapper, who wrote,
"...veterans and soldiers who call him [Bergdahl] a deserter whose 'selfish act' ended up costing the lives of better men."
The source was also quite disillusioned with the government, who he claimed "knows full well that he [Bergdahl] deserted...They refuse to acknowledge it." He continued, "Hell they even promoted him to Sergeant which makes me sick."
The late Michael Hastings wrote a detailed article in Rolling Stone Magazine about Bergdahl in 2012. Confirming yet again the claim of desertion and Bergdahl's general disgust with the mission in Afghanistan, Hastings wrote, “He decided to walk away.”
The disturbing claim about the nondisclosure agreements lends credence to a similar claim made by Rep. Frank Wolf on the House floor last year about the Benghazi survivors. He said in part,
"According to trusted sources that have contacted my office, many if not all of the survivors of the Benghazi attacks along with others at the Department of Defense, the CIA have been asked or directed to sign additional non-disclosure agreements about their involvement in the Benghazi attacks..."
As far as the claim that Bowe Bergdahl sought out the Taliban, it is unknown. However, Bergdahl's own father may have deleted a tweet [pictured] from last week that if authentic, provides insight on his mentality. If Robert Bergdahl from Twitter is indeed Bowe's father, he has also tweeted for the release of more terrorists from Guantanamo Bay since his son's release, as reported at Twitchy.