On Monday, the debate continued over the trading of five top-level terrorists -- who were safely tucked away in a Guantanamo Bay detention center -- for a U.S. Army sergeant, who attained his non-commissioned officer status while he was allegedly held captive by terrorists and who wrote an email to his parents that read: "I am ashamed to even be American. These [Afghan] people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid, that they have no idea how to live."
It's understandable that with an inordinate number of scandals in his administration, Presjdent Barack Obama would seek something he could do that would garner praise and some adulation. But the "fairy tale" story of the poor American soldier, Bowe Bergdahl, who was abducted by terrorists and after years in captivity is on his way home to his loving parents, just doesn't appear to "pass the smell test," according to former U.S. Marine and police detective Sidney A. Franes and others who were suspicious from the very beginning.
Franes points to common knowledge that Bergdahl and his father are Muslims, something the Obama administration and his media sycophants all but ignore. Any questions about Sgt. Bergdahl are met with the White House talking points: "Our first priority is assuring his well-being and his health and getting him reunited with his family. Other circumstances that may develop and questions, those will be dealt with later."
But questions have popped up about Bergdahl's background prior to joining the Army, his emails that allegedly show he held his own country in low regard, his ability to fluently speak Arabic, and his own claim that he joined the Army in order to help the people of Afghanistan.
According to his fellow soldiers, Bergdahl, was on guard duty when he just disgarded his rifle and walked off his post -- a serious infraction in the military and even in police departments. They've anonymously told the news media that he took with him a compass, a knife, water, a digital camera and a notebook he used as a diary.
What angers his "band of brothers" is the allegation that about six soldiers were killed while taking part in a search party. They also are quoted as saying that attacks in their region appeared to increase after Bergdahl was abducted or he deserted.
But in order to plug up more leaks about Bergdahl's background and his years as a POW, according to Fox News Channel, his fellow soldiers and superiors in the military were allegedly forced to sign non-disclosure agreements.