Jueves, 05 de junio de 2014


OW: Will There Be Justice; Contrasting LTC Terry Lakin And Bowe Bergdahl

Will There Be Justice? Contrasting 
LTC Terry Lakin And Bowe Bergdahl
By Jeff Lichter 

The question is not whether or not Bowe Bergdahl will be court martialed for his military crime of deserting his assigned post as LTC Terry Lakin was for refusing his assignment to Afghanistan.

First, let’s run through a basic contrast of the records of these two men in terms of Susan Rice’s pronounce-ment that Bergdahl served the US with “honor and distinction.” This description more than reminds us that she is the same one who went on five Sunday talk shows to blame the Benghazi tragedy on the video but more importantly, she actually would have been correct this time had she been describing LTC Lakin as having served with honor and distinction. Bergdahl of course had NO record of any prior achievement, NONE.

As we all know, LTC Terry Lakin was an 18 year fully decorated officer who had the lofty career achievement of having served as the chief Flight Surgeon to General George Casey during the Iraq war. When Terry decided that he had an obligation as an officer to question the legitimacy of his orders to report to Afghanistan, he was court martialed and sentenced to 6 months in prison at Ft. Leavenworth, a sentence which he served.

LTC Lakin was NOT trying to escape serving in Afghanistan. He just wanted Barack Obama to demonstrate that he was a legitimate Commander in Chief by issuing a valid birth certificate. After being ignored on this question up and down his military command, he wrote to Obama directly at the White House and politely asked that Obama show valid evidence of this. After not having received any reply, when Terry was again ordered to report for duty and with his birth certificate, he conclusively decided that he could not do this in good conscience.

Second, now let’s look at the comment made by Judge Denise Lind during the court martial when she denied Terry his due process rights by not allowing him to submit any evidence on his own behalf including but not limited to supporting statements written on his behalf by famous retired Generals Thomas McInerney and Paul Vallely. Lind’s unbelievable comment was “to do so might be embarrassing to the President.” Not only is this comment even more outrageous than Susan Rice’s comments about the Benghazi “video” and Bergdahl having served with honor and distinction, those who want justice for Bergdahl need to fear that this will turn out to be the reason that Bergdahl is never court martialed and just allowed to return to the US period.

What a shame if that turns out to be true.



Publicado por Corazon7 @ 19:26
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Lunes, 02 de junio de 2014


Bergdahl Before Capture: I'm Ashamed to Be American

Image: Bergdahl Before Capture: I'm Ashamed to Be American

Monday, 02 Jun 2014 09:20 AM

By Greg Richter and Melanie Batley

With Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl safe after five years as a prisoner of the Taliban, the circumstances of his capture are getting a fresh look.

Bergdahl was freed on Saturday in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. His release was celebrated by Washington politicians, including Republicans, but many felt the United States had broken its longstanding policy of not negotiating with terrorists. 

Bergdahl walked away from his base, reportedly without a weapon, in June 2009 and was captured by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network.

At least six soldiers were killed in subsequent searches for Bergdahl. Moreover, CNN reported that soldiers in his platoon said attacks seemed to increase against the United States in Paktika Province in the days and weeks following his disappearance.

Richard Grenell, a former U.S. spokesman to the United Nations and partner with Capitol Media Partners, told Newsmax that numerous soldiers who served with Bowe reached out to him to express their anger with the decision. 

"I have spoken with several of Bowe Bergdahl's platoon mates and they are united in their view that Bowe walked away from them and that many lives were risked and some lost in looking for a guy who willingly left the team," Grenell said.

Former combat medic Javier Ortiz told The Washington Post, "Regardless of what you learned while being there, we still have a responsibility to the men to our left and right. It’s terrible, what he did.

"There were military assets required . . . but the problem came of his own accord."

Another unidentified soldier said, "The unit completely changed its operational posture because of something that was selfish, not because a soldier was captured in combat."  MORE



1, 2014 By Obama-Bergdahl
The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, said to be America’s last POW, comes amidst criticism and concern. Barack Obama, as president, is supposed to notify Congress 30 days in advance of any prisoner’s release from Gitmo. His decision to exchange five of the most notorious Taliban terrorist leaders held at Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl, without following the protocol put into place for prisoner release, is criticism that such a move is illegal. While Obama stated that Bergdahl’s health was failing and he didn’t have 30 days to wait, the BBC reported that Bergdahl was in good health.



1El militar Bergdahl, a cambio de cinco talibanes

Estos son los cinco talibanes liberados de Guantánamo
Dpto. defensa ee.uu.
De izquierda a derecha y de arriba a abajo: Mohammad Nabi Omari, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Mullah Norullah Noori, Mullah Mohammad Fazl, Khirullah Said Wali Khairkhwa

Publicado por Corazon7 @ 11:13
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