The Bravest Man in Afghanistan

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Bowe Bergdahl has been vilified by the press and the military since his release from Taliban custody on May 31st. He’s been called a deserter and a traitor. Patriots are angry over his exchange in return for five Taliban prisoners.

In fact he did much worse than desert the army or cause the release of Taliban prisoners. He told the truth. And he told the truth in uniform, while a prisoner of war.

That is his crime as far as the establishment is concerned.

As you’ll see in the videos posted below, he speaks candidly about the War, US foreign policy, and his treatment as a prisoner of the Taliban.

The real controversy over Bowe Bergdahl revolves around these videos, regardless of whether or not he’s a war protestor or a deserter.

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The media has only shown us Bowe Bergdahl as a scared prisoner, cowed by his captors. Although they admit he converted to Islam while in Taliban custody, they’ve tried to spin Bowe as a confused young man, questioning himself and the war.

Bowe Bergdahl is not a war protestor. People protested the Vietnam War: They took part in demonstrations and burned their draft cards. The Vietnam War was controversial. The war in Afghanistan is a lie.

Osama bin Laden did not carry out the 9/11 attacks  The jews in our own country did. And they did it to manipulate us into invading Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Taliban are orthodox Muslims. When they controlled Afghanistan, the cultivation of opium was strictly prohibited. By 2001, they had virtually eradicated opium production.

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That is, until we invaded their country, ostensibly to capture bin Laden. The country now supplies close to 90 percent of the world’s opium, most of which is refined into heroin.

According to Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service:

“Afghan heroin has killed more than 1 million people worldwide since ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ began, and over $1 trillion has been invested in transnational organized crime from drug sales”.

We didn’t invade Afghanistan to capture Osama bin Laden or liberate the country from the Taliban. We came to save the global heroin trade. And the troops know it.

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They know we’ve made Afghanistan into a narco-state. They know 9/11 was an inside job, that it was a jewish conspiracy.

And yet, how many of our soldiers have the courage to admit these facts, even from the safety of US bases? How many of our generals have come forward?

And we call them brave?

Did Bowe Bergdahl desert his unit? Probably. At best he deliberately lagged behind on a patrol and allowed himself to be captured. More likely he walked off his base in Afghanistan and surrendered to the Taliban.

Can you imagine defecting from the Army in a war zone? How terrifying that would be? How much courage it took for him to abandon his unit and turn himself over to the Taliban?

Bowe was certainly under no illusions as to the nature of the enemy. He was an airborne infantryman who’d made Sergeant on his first tour. He knew.

He knew the war was a lie, that our occupation of Afghanistan was illegal and immoral. He knew, and had the courage to leave.

Bowe Bergdahl was our bravest man in Afghanistan.


ADDENDUM:

These videos were originally posted online by Al-Emara on Christmas Day, 2009. As you can see, Bowe Bergdahl was no trembling prisoner, coerced into producing enemy propaganda.

Here’s an excerpt:

My country has ravaged the land, and the people… One would expect that they would justly treat me as my country’s army has treated their Muslim prisoners in Bagram, in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Graib, and many other secret prisons they have hidden around the world…

But I bear witness, I was continuously treated as a human being, with dignity. I had nobody deprive me of my clothes and take pictures of me naked. I had no dogs barking at me and biting me, as my country has done to their Muslim prisoners in the jails that I have mentioned. – Bowe Bergdahl


Scott Freeman

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