Early Saturday it was announced by the administration that the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan was released in exchange for 5 Guantanamo Bay terrorists being set free to Qatar. [Explicit language below.]
The circumstances of the capture of Bowe Bergdahl had been in question long before his release – supposedly he had wandered off and captured by the Taliban.
But a soldier on Twitter is claiming that the official story is untrue, and has posted his version of the events that led to Bowe’s capture as I originally posted on my blog.
Towards the end of his story, he says he fears reprisal from the Obama administration, and asks for legal help. It must be noted also that he has a avatar that bears a picture of Bowe with the word “traitor” posted over it.
After stating that “F[***] what you heard. I was there.,” Here are the tweets telling his version of the story so far:
“What [Bergdahl] was portraying to his family and what was happening in real life were polar opposites”
“[Bergdahl] did say ‘If deployment is lame, I’m going to get lost in the Mountains and make my way to China’ starting to see what we are dealing with?”
“Why would someone pack all of there [sic] belongings and send them home in the middle of a 12 month deployment? Hmmmm”
“So we now have Pre-Meditated Desertion at this point, yes?”
At this point, Cody retweeted what he thought was a salient point:
Cody seems to come under attack from people threatening to make him suffer for simply putting out his view of what happened. We do not have independent corroboration of his serving with Bergdahl, but many others have questioned the official story before Cody.
It should also be alarming to Americans that Bergdah’s dad seems to have deleted a tweet in sympathy with the Taliban. So what’s the real story here?