Bergdhal

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11/3/2017 10:33 AM

Verdict: No time, DD , and 10 K fine.

Thoughts?

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The name on the rock is Arch...Arch Stanton.

11/3/2017 10:47 AM

Dude was held captive, for what, 5 years?

In my eyes that's a pretty reasonably punishment for his actions.

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11/3/2017 11:09 AM

akillerwombat wrote:

Dude was held captive, for what, 5 years?

In my eyes that's a pretty reasonably punishment for his actions.

Better than the soldier who suffered brain damage (unable to speak and in a wheel chair) while out searching for him..

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11/3/2017 11:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/3/2017 11:17 AM

Brad460 wrote:

Better than the soldier who suffered brain damage (unable to speak and in a wheel chair) while out searching for him..

So how / how long do you punish him, then?

Best option in my mind is to require him to assist in rehabilitation for returning veterans (be it paperwork, janitorial services, helping them get resettled, etc). No amount of jail time is going to give speech back to that soldier or get him out of a wheel chair... might as well use him for something productive.

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11/3/2017 11:40 AM

akillerwombat wrote:

Dude was held captive, for what, 5 years?

In my eyes that's a pretty reasonably punishment for his actions.

Brad460 wrote:

Better than the soldier who suffered brain damage (unable to speak and in a wheel chair) while out searching for him..

akillerwombat wrote:

So how / how long do you punish him, then?

Best option in my mind is to require him to assist in rehabilitation for returning veterans (be it paperwork, janitorial services, helping them get resettled, etc). No amount of jail time is going to give speech back to that soldier or get him out of a wheel chair... might as well use him for something productive.

Good idea- 20,000 hours of community service helping veterans..

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11/3/2017 12:26 PM

A friend of mine from college was ambushed and killed while searching for that deserting piece of shit, so my thoughts are probably on the extreme end of the spectrum. I'm focused on the family left behind without a father, husband and son, and would have no problem if Bergdhal met a similar fate.

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11/3/2017 5:19 PM

Ouch...sorry if if I stepped over a line...I honestly didn't see it. (My and Huts posts got clipped)

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If it ain't yer's don't take it, If it ain't the truth dont say it, If it ain't right don't do it...Marcus Aurelius

11/3/2017 6:07 PM

plowboy wrote:

Ouch...sorry if if I stepped over a line...I honestly didn't see it. (My and Huts posts got clipped)

Buncha linesteppers in here, I tell ya... wink

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11/3/2017 6:12 PM

I think the verdict is a poor decision. I understand if he wanted out. But that's not how you go about it. There were consequences to his choice.

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Osama Bin Mixin - Head of the 2-stroke Taliban

11/3/2017 6:23 PM

Brad460 wrote:

Better than the soldier who suffered brain damage (unable to speak and in a wheel chair) while out searching for him..

akillerwombat wrote:

So how / how long do you punish him, then?

Best option in my mind is to require him to assist in rehabilitation for returning veterans (be it paperwork, janitorial services, helping them get resettled, etc). No amount of jail time is going to give speech back to that soldier or get him out of a wheel chair... might as well use him for something productive.

Brad460 wrote:

Good idea- 20,000 hours of community service helping veterans..

That's honestly a good idea, jail isn't going to fix anything but making him work in the VA might. Say 10 hours a week for the next 40 years. About as much of a win as you can get from this.

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11/3/2017 7:54 PM

GrapeApe wrote:

A friend of mine from college was ambushed and killed while searching for that deserting piece of shit, so my thoughts are probably on the extreme end of the spectrum. I'm focused on the family left behind without a father, husband and son, and would have no problem if Bergdhal met a similar fate.

Agree 100%.

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11/3/2017 11:27 PM

He's a piece of shit.
Firing squad.

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"If you are going through HELL, keep going."-Winston Churchill
"A man needs a little madness or else he never dares cut the rope and be free"-Zorba
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11/4/2017 5:16 AM

oldblood wrote:

He's a piece of shit.
Firing squad.

Agreed.

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11/4/2017 5:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/4/2017 5:58 AM

Here’s a guy that didn’t leave his post....Twice. Poor man would probably roll over in his grave if he knew about bo.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/42605/marine-survives-being-a-pow-in-two-different-wars-returns-home-to-live-the-american-dream/


I wouldn’t want him anywhere near the VA. He needs to be doing community service at a prison. He needs to be in Leavenworth. You can’t make someone want to help soldiers in the VA especially when he himself left his post. He took the oathe. I took it. Many before him have taken it and died before him. I expect to die if I abandon it. He disrupted many families lives that wouldn’t of been destroyed if he didn’t desert. I have no sympathy for him. Have to agree with firing squad as said earlier.

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GP740
Since 1987

11/6/2017 6:17 AM

yes.

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11/6/2017 6:19 AM

There is an interesting podcast series by "Serial Podcast" with Sarah Koenig and she interviews him and asks him about the story from his point of view and interviews people who served with him.

If this topic interests you I would highly recommend you listen. It gave so many different perspectives from people who were directly effected by his decision to walk off.

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11/6/2017 3:41 PM

I'm not as extreme as you guys who are calling for the firing squad (then again, I never served in the military,) but I think his release should not have been bargained for. Let him linger in a Taliban jail from now on.
Whatever happened to "we don't negotiate with terrorists?"

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