Bowe Bergdahl is speaking out for the first time since being deemed a deserter by the United States government. The man who allegedly walked away from his post in search of the Taliban is claiming that he was threatened with execution, kept chained inside a cage, and blindfolded during his five years in captivity.
Some news commentators have suggested that perhaps Bowe Bergdahl should be shown mercy during his court martial because he has allegedly been subjected to torture and has been “punished enough.” But not all those making the news rounds are feeling very charitable toward the Army sergeant who allegedly deserted his post and note that multiple soldiers died when ordered on a Bergdahl search and rescue mission.
Lt. Darryn Andrews was one of six soldiers reportedly killed while searching for Sergeant Bergdahl. The slain soldier’s commander reportedly told Andy Andrews, the soldier’s father, that his son was killed while searching for a Taliban commander. However, the parents have since been told the information is untrue. The soldiers who paid the ultimate price while searching for the alleged deserter include Lt. Darryn Andrews, Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss, Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, Private 1st Class Matthew Martinek, and Private 1st Class Morris Walker.
Darryn Andrew’s parents now feel that the Bowe Bergdahl Taliban Dream Team swap is nothing more than a cover-up, comparing it to Benghazi. Men who claim to have served with Bergdahl have told multiple media outlets that they were forced to sign non-disclosure agreement about Bergdahl’s disappearance. The former platoon members also said that they kept silent until they heard the man they feel is a deserter was “hailed as a hero” by President Barack Obama.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Bowe Bergdahl, 28, was formally charged with both desertion and misbehavior in the face of the enemy. He could receive life in prison during Army court marital proceedings. Sergeant Bergdahl reportedly walked off his post at Combat Outpost Mest-Lalak in Paktika Province in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009 while on guard duty. Berdgdahl also reportedly shed is body armor, weapon, and ammunition before allegedly deserting his post.
The Taliban captured Bowe Bergdahl in just a few hours after he allegedly deserted. The man who was traded for five Taliban detainees at Gitmo claims that he was beaten after “evading” questions during an interrogation in an Afghanistan village.
“After a while they put the blindfold back on and threw the blanket over my head. Some moments after that I believed I had a chance to run for it and did,” Bergdahl claimed in a written statement after being charged with desertion.
He also maintains that when he was on the outskirts of the Afghanistan village, he was beaten with the butt of an AK-47 rifle until the stock snapped, clubbed, and hit with fists from Taliban fighters.
Do you think Bowe Bergdahl should receive life in prison during his court martial for the desertion charges levied against him?
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