Bob Bergdahl, Bowe Bergdahl’s father Tweeted that he is working to free all Gitmo prisoners. He said that God will repay for the death of every Afghan child. In another tweet dated May 28, 2014, Bob tweets in Arabic and in English, saying “@ABalkhi my son speaks about unjust death of Afghan children; shahamat-movie.com.” I can’t embed it, but here are screen grabs.
Bowe Bergdahl was not captured in battle. He reportedly walked off the base after his shift. He did not take his weapons. He was held for five years before the Navy SEALS rescued him in exchange for five hard-cord Islamists held in Gitmo.
“Ameen” is about the same as “Amen,” or ‘believe my prayer of supplication’ from what I find on the InterTubes.
When Obama announced Bowe Bergdahl’s release today, the parents were with him. Bob Bergdahl spoke in Arabic, saying first that his son had not heard English for 5 years and was having a difficult time “speaking.” In Arabic, he said something like “Bowe, this is your father.” I believe he also said something to Afghanis. In the rescue helicopter, it was reported that it was very noisy. Bowe wrote “SF?” on a paper plate, asking if his rescuers were “Special Forces.” They spoke to him in English confirming and said “we’ve been looking for you for a long time,” or something close to that. Bergdahl understood it and began to cry. Really, would we lose our English as an adult after five years not hearing it, or hearing it very little? I don’t think so.
CNN and other sources are referring to Bowe Bergdahl as “Sgt.” Wikipedia says he was promoted in absentia. He entered the Army in the Fall of 2008.
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