A soldier who claims to have served with Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl made some extraordinary and disturbing claims about the newly freed Prisoner of War (POW). The fellow soldier called to question whether Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan or in fact, sought out the terrorist group seeking to join them.
The revelations were made in a letter to Fred Schneider, a National Administrator of the group “Overpasses for America” and was posted on their Facebook page.
According to the source, Bergdahl was “acting a little strange, telling people he wanted to ‘walk the earth’ and kept a little journal talking about how he was meant for better things.” Bergdahl’s peers, however, shrugged it off, as Bergdahl was “out there.”
The source’s claims are consistent with statements made by Bergdahl in detailed emails to his own family, as reported in 2012 by the late Michael Hastings of Rolling Stone. In those emails, Bergdahl repeatedly criticized the Army and the mission in Afghanistan. Hastings clearly believed Bergdahl deserted the Army as he wrote, “He decided to walk away.”
The next morning, the source claims, “he’s gone.”
The source continues,
“We search everywhere, and can’t find him. He left his weapon, his kit, and other sensitive items. He only took some water, a compass and a knife. We find some afghan kids shortly after who saw an american walking north asking about where the taliban are.”
According to the source, Bergdahl “deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought out Taliban… to join them.”
The most heartbreaking claims made by the source, however, were that other soldiers were killed during the search for Bowe Bergdahl.
“It was supposed to be a 4-day mission,” the source said, “but turned into several months of active searching. Everyone was spun up to find this guy. News outlets all over the country were putting out false information. It was hard to see, especially when we knew the truth about what happened and we lost good men trying to find him.”
Some of the soldiers who were lost during the search in Bergdahl’s unit alone, according to the source, were “PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, [and] 2LT Darryn Andrews….”
He continued to say that “Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl.”
The source also said that Bergdahl’s actions “impacted the region more than anyone wants to admit.” Additionally, he criticized the U.S. government for failing to acknowledge that Bowe Bergdahl deserted.
“The Government knows full well that he deserted. It looks bad and is a good propaganda piece for the Taliban. They refuse to acknowledge it. Hell they even promoted him to Sergeant which makes me sick.”
Before Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance, he wrote in an email to his family,
“The US army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at. It is the army of liars, backstabbers, fools, and bullies. The few good SGTs are getting out as soon as they can, and they are telling us privates to do the same.”
Today, Allen West wrote about the terrorists who are to be released in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. He also observed that “it’s not the modus operandi for Islamic terrorists to detain American troops when captured…” which would further point to Bergdahl’s possible desertion.
As reported at the Daily Beast,
“According to a 2008 Pentagon dossier on Guantanamo Bay inmates, all five men released were considered to be a high risk to launch attacks against the United States and its allies if they were liberated.”