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… Bowe Bergdahl ‘ s conduct should be investigated …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 30th,2014

.. yes , he has been through a hellish experience .

.. however , he has a duty to his fellow soldiers and to our country . He needs to account for his actions …

.. before he is discharged from the Army , or he is possibly even promoted to a higher enlisted rank , he needs to be investigated . Given the news reports , a number of his actions have been called into question . What happened needs to be fleshed out …

.. for Mr. Bergdahl ‘ s future , as well as for his reputation , it needs to be done …

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… The Bergdahl Case sets a Terrible Precedent …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,June 28th,2014

.. Bowe Bergdahl is an Army Sergeant who was captured on the battlefield by a faction of the Taliban in the summer of 2009 . He was captured , fair and square , evidently , by the enemy , and has been held captive ever since then …

.. now , Bergdahl has been freed . The ObamaCrap Administraton has made a political deal , trading 5 high value Talibani detainees at Guantanamo Bay , Cuba in order for Sgt Bergdahl ‘ s release . Why ? Why did they do this ? For What reason(s) ? …

.. I feel and think that this act sets a terrible precedent for US policy . It puts a price on the head of every US soldier , sailor , airman , and Marine . It sends a horrible message to friend and foe alike , that we will negotiate with an adversary in order to free our people . Doing a deal with POWs is one thing , but dealing with someone who is a hostage is something else . It is very , very , wrong …

.. We should have worked harder to locate a POW . Any POW . If and when we locate them , then we go in and get them . We make it clear to the enemy that we will hold them accountable for the safety and security of our people , and will retaliate and penalize those who brutalize and torture our people . Also , we should send a message , that we reserve the right to come after our people . Our people are a free people , and we will pay any price , short of negotiation , to get them back . We reserve the right to come in after them …

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… If You Want to Understand the Bergdahl Affair …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 22nd,2014

.. take it from someone who knows the ” score … ”

.. Congressman Sam Johnson [R-Tx] was a POW during the Vietnam War . Mr. Johnson was , I believe a pilot , and either a Naval Avaitor or an Air Force pilot . He was shot down by the N.V.A. [the North Vietnamese Army] and spent several years with them as a guest of theirs (as a POW) at the ” Hanoi Hilton . ” So , he has a rather unique perspective on the subject , including you-know-what …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the release …

.. Is Congressman Johnson in favour of the swap ? Hell , no !! …

.. take it from Sam Johnson , himself …

Johnson suggested that, as a result of the President’s departure from the U.S.’s longstanding policy of not negotiating with terrorists, Americans everywhere are now in danger:

“ Our worst enemies just confirmed that President Obama’s unilateral decision, in effect, put a price on the head of each soldier, sailor, airmen, coast guardsmen and Marine serving abroad in defense of freedom. From here on out, every single American, both military and civilian, has a right to be fearful.

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… May God Bless You Jeremiah Denton …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 7th,2014

.. Rear Admiral (retired) Denton [USN] died this past week …

.. what a magnificent public servant and naval officer .  Especially his service to us all when he was taken captive , after he was shot down on a combat mission in (I believe) 1965 . He spent almost 8 years in captivity as a POW …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..

.. [link] to Commander Denton ‘ s tour – de – force …

.. what I refer to as Jeremiah Denton ‘  s tour – de – force was an interview that he did with his North Vietnamesecaptors . Since he must have realized that it would be publically released to humiliate his country , he saw it as an opportunity . He and his fellow POWs were  subject  to horrific acts of inhumane torture , and they and the N.V.A. knew it . But the folks back home did not . Denton achieved his purpose , by the signal act of using Morse Code to blink ” T –  O – R – T – U  -R – E . ” Once the folks back home understood this , then the POWs were tortured again and again …

.. Jeremiah Denton Jr. received the Navy Cross for his signal act of defiance . I believe that he should have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor . He still deserves it ….

..  Jeremiah Denton , Jr , May God  Bless You and Keep You . May God Lift His Countenance upon You and Give You Peace …

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