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Luke Cage

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In Topic: Bergdahl to be charged with desertion

25 March 2015 - 08:16 PM

There was 100% failure in his leadership, especially seeing that he was discharged from the coast guard in 2006 for psychological reasons. You may not give a poo about mindset, which would mean you aren't alone. If somebody gave a poo about mindset, the situation would have been averted.

I have seen nothing that leads any sort of credibility to the story that he set out to join the Taliban. His squad and platoon mates, relatives, friends, and anyone else with whom he kept contact all concede he set out to walk to China.

Do you believe terrorists would be released back into the wild without some sort of telemetry precautions taken? Do you believe such precautions would not lead to bigger fish? You never, ever take out the little guy. You let him lead you to the big guy.

Ok. I've read the email he sent to his dad and the one that his father sent back. It all seems pretty coherent. He also seemed intent on walking to Pakistan if and when the deployment became boring (which any grunt knows, is like 95% of a deployment). I'm not sure how he was allowed to enlist with that kind of discharge from the coast guard; that was a failure. But im not sure that he is actually crazy either. His bio read like that of some kind of hippie.

He seems like someone who is categorically unfit to be an infantryman. The impression I'm getting is that he was a weird ass and a loner when he was in the Army. Once they let him in, I'm not sure his immediate superiors could see anything other than another oddball; there's plenty of those in the military.

You made a good point about the prisoner exchange as well. I didn't think about it like that. I still feel no pity for Bergdahl. I'm not sure if he can accurately be described as crazy or if he was just an extremely misguided person. He got people killed. He should pay.

In Topic: Bergdahl to be charged with desertion

25 March 2015 - 07:33 PM

So, what you're saying is that you'd prefer to provide shelter, nutrition, medical care, a bed, a climate controlled environment, recreation hour, and free education to five prisoners who "could possibly orchestrate the deaths of men who are bravely serving their country"

If you look at his personal history, you will see several years' worth of mental instability. Many of his writings have made the press as they've caused concern for those close to him. One of his writings talked about staying protected behind c-wire, armored vehicles, and fortified buildings as he questioned who cowards really are.

His mind obviously wasn't there, but to say fug him overall somewhat insinuates your mindset is more along the mindset of those who were traded for him.


Not at all. I don't give a poo about his mindset. Maybe there was a failure in leadership, ie his NCOs/SNCOs should have known he was batshit crazy. Maybe. Idk. What I do know is that other men died because he left his post and that's what bothers me. He let his teammates down. That wasn't right.

You deny that often times terrorists who are released eventually cause more needless deaths?

In Topic: Bergdahl to be charged with desertion

25 March 2015 - 06:42 PM

Its one of the few things I agree with.

 

WTF does everyone want the prisoners so bad for?

 

I'm going to go ahead and admit that my feelings on the swap have nothing to do with perceived constitutional legality (or any other kind of legality).  It's more of a visceral reaction.  Bergdahl is a piece of poo and literally deserves to be shot to death.  The prisoners that were traded for him could possibly orchestrate the deaths of men who are bravely serving their country at some point in the future.  Bergdahl has already caused the deaths of enough men (real men, not filth like him) who should not have died.  He ran away, guys went to look for him and died because the Taliban knew almost exactly where they would be looking.  fug him.


In Topic: Bergdahl to be charged with desertion

25 March 2015 - 04:05 PM

He should face justice.  I really wish he could be sentenced to death, because several brave men died looking for him.  He's a piece of poo and a coward.  The prisoner swap is one of the few things Obama has done that I strongly disagree with.  I just wish there had been a way to bring him back without trading.  But, as has been said, he's still an American.


In Topic: WR Takashi Kurihara, looking to become first Japanese player in NFL, runs a 4...

23 March 2015 - 09:53 PM

Thats good cause I am Asian. Looks like I wont be getting dat pussy. :D


Let me revise my previous statement; Asian as in actually born and raised in Asia...not Asian-American. If you speak Japanese, that's a huge plus. So you should still get it. Honestly, everybody who wanted it was swimming in it. You should be ok. I'm planning on heading out there again after I get done with grad school.