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Bowe Bergdahl, whose desertion led to multiple casualties of fellow servicemen, will not serve any jail time. He was dishonorably discharged and is now a free man.

With up to a life sentence on the table, the prosecution asked for 14 years.

“Sgt. Bergdahl does not have a monopoly on suffering as a result of his choices,” said Maj. Justin Oshana, a prosecutor. “The difference is, all the suffering stems from his choice.”

Eight years ago, Bergdahl left his post and was subsequently captured by the Taliban. In 2014, President Obama swapped five Taliban prisoners locked up in Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl, citing his unwillingness to leave service members on the battlefield.

The judge in the case cited President Trump’s comments. The sentencing had been delayed when the President said last month he couldn’t talk about the case, “but I think people have heard my comments in the past.”

Those comments included this Tweet:

The light sentence in this high-profile case represents the first time Tweets by a public official were cited in sentencing.

A psychiatrist testified that Bergdahl suffers from schizotypal personality disorder, a condition that could have prohibited his ability to understand the consequences of his actions. The prosecution countered with Bergdahl’s own words. He had attempted to explain his actions as a way to draw attention to problems with his unit. He felt a missing soldier alert would play out negatively.

He said missing soldier alert goes “all the way up to Army command, it goes to Air Force, it goes to Marines. … It goes to every high point and everybody finds out about it.”

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Bergdahl dishonorably discharged, no jail time after emotional trial | Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/03/bergdahl-awaits-sentence-after-days-emotional-testimony.htmlIn closing arguments, defense attorneys argued that Bergdahl already had suffered enough confinement during five years of brutal captivity by Taliban allies. They asked the judge for a dishonorable discharge and no prison time. Their argument for leniency also cited harsh campaign-trail criticism by Donald Trump and Bergdahl’s mental disorders.

Capt. Nina Banks, a defense attorney, said it wouldn’t be justice to rescue Bergdahl from the Taliban “only to place him in a cell” now.

“Sgt. Bergdahl has been punished enough,” Banks added. “Sgt. Bergdahl paid a bitter price for the choices that he made.”

OUTRAGEOUS: Deserter Bergdahl Gets NO PRISON TIME, Judge Cites Trump’s Comments | Daily Wire

http://www.dailywire.com/news/23135/outrageous-deserter-bergdahl-gets-no-prison-time-ben-shapiroOn Friday, traitorous Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who left his post and wandered into Taliban territory, only to be taken prisoner and held for years, then exchanged for Taliban terrorists by President Obama, received no prison time. That freedom came despite the fact that Bergdahl’s desertion apparently led to the deaths of six Americans who went searching for him. The judge did give Bergdahl a dishonorable discharge, and reduced him to private while giving him a $10,000 fine. Bergdahl had already pled guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and could have gone to prison for life.

The rationale for the sentence is unclear, but the judge in the case had commented on it previously: he had stated that he would take into account President Trump’s negative comments about Bergdahl when considering sentencing. Col. Jeffrey Nance stated, “I will consider the president’s comments as mitigation evidence as I arrive at an appropriate sentence.” According to The New York Times:

BREAKING: Bowe Bergdahl Will Serve No Time for Desertion

https://www.redstate.com/slee/2017/11/03/breaking-bowe-bergdahl-serve-no-time-desertion/A judge has ruled that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — who abandoned his post in Afghanistan in 2009, leading to the deaths of 6 fellow soldiers and a military dog sent to find him — will serve no time in prison for his desertion.

Bergdahl, who apologized earlier this week to the families of the men who died, said his intent on June 29, 2009 was never to desert but rather to walk to a base 18 miles away to report problems he saw within the leadership command of his unit. He was instead captured almost immediately by Taliban and, he says, tortured at their hands until then-President Obama traded several known terrorists held in Guantánamo Bay for his release.

Bergdahl to get dishonorable discharge, lose rank, forfeit pay in addition to getting no prison time

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/bergdahl-to-get-dishonorable-discharge-lose-rank-forfeit-pay-in-addition-to-getting-no-prison-time/article/2639546The judge ruled that Bergdahl to get dishonorable discharge, lose rank, forfeit pay in addition to getting no prison time.

Bergdahl, walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

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This makes absolutely no sense. It’s as if he’s being treated like the victim. His decision to get abandon his post, get captured by the Taliban, and put American service members in harm’s way deserves more than the 14 years the prosecution wanted. That he’s getting out of this with a slap on the wrist is unfathomable.

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The skill level of naval aviators is top notch. We’re the envy of the world when it comes to air superiority because of the technological advances and extreme skill level our pilots possess. They put their skills on display in a strange way and now the U.S. Navy is having to apologize for it.

Navy apologizes over penis drawn in the sky, grounds aircrew involved

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/navy-apologizes-over-penis-drawn-in-the-sky-grounds-aircrew-involved/article/2641075“The Navy apologizes to anyone who was offended by this unacceptable action,” according to a statement from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. “The Officers and Sailors of the United States Navy are professionals, held to the highest standards, while serving our nation with pride around world. The actions of this aircrew were wholly unacceptable and antithetical to Navy core values. We have grounded the aircrew and are conducting a thorough investigation – and we will hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

“The Navy apologizes for this irresponsible and immature act.”

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Muskets are now in the cross-hairs

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Muskets are now in the cross-hairs

It’s been a staple of the gun grabber left to invoke muskets when referring to the 2nd amendment. The contention is usually that the founding fathers wouldn’t have affirmed the civil right of self defense IF they had known what the future would hold with ‘military style’ and repeating firearms. Of course, this is balderdash of the first order given that they were learned men with knowledge of how technology had progressed from the past and what it would do the same in the future. In addition, repeating firearms had already been created at the time (e.g. the Puckle gun), the technology was in a nascent state at the time and the military was the source of most firearms.

That being said, there is now a report from the Free Beacon that Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords’s gun control group has released a warning of the danger of muzzle loaders [Essentially muskets] and other devices:

Muzzleloaders are firearms that must be loaded through the end of the barrel with powder, wadding and a projecticle [sic]. Muzzleloaders fell out of favor as a firearm of choice almost a century ago, and are generally seen as primitive antiques. That’s why federal law generally exempts them from regulation. Cue the .50 calibre muzzleloader, which delivers a particularly lethal .50 caliber round.

Granted, this is within the context of a musket with suppressor, but the gun grabber refrain has always been that we’re only ‘allowed’ these weapons under the auspices of the 2nd amendment. So now they have ‘jumped the shark’ and are now going after technology from centuries past.

By the way, one of the best known examples of the ‘Military Style’ of the day was the .75 calibre ‘Brown Bess’ musket carried by the Redcoats in the Revolutionary war. This was the reason the founding fathers placed the commonsense civil right of self defense near the top of the Bill of Rights, and now even that technology is unacceptable to the gun grabbers.

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Yesterday was Veteran’s Day and I’m mad as hell

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It’s difficult to type, my vision blurred by welled up tears. I am internally grappling with an unanticipated soup of emotions, boiling and bubbling, bubbling and boiling: I am infuriated, I am flabbergasted, I am frustrated, embittered, and bereaved.

I loathe.

I weep.

I type.

Flashback to 1972

TiltonHe had been sitting alone, fingers trembling as he reached forward to press record, a deep ache in his throat. What do you say to you wife… to your two little daughters… The chaplain had just left the room. You need to record a final message to your family.

The memory of that conversation with the chaplain, still so fresh, flashed through his mind as he wiped the saliva from his cheek and his eyes. “Baby killer!” she screamed at him, her face contorted in hate and revilement. “Baby killer!” she hollered in disgust just before spitting in his face once more. In uniform, he had been spotted by a radical leftist, roughly 15 years of age, while he was walking through the Los Angeles airport on his way home, returning to his family after years of service in the Vietnam War. “Baby Killer!” she hissed, spitting in his face in a state of agitation like that of a rabid beast, eyes filled with madness.

What was it that had elicited such hatred from an American teenager? What had fueled a rage so powerful that it had driven this young woman to accost a uniformed member of the US Air Force, to accost my dad? The simple answer: lies, treasonous lies.

The liars of yesterday: the AmeriCong

Sadly, many Vietnam veterans experienced this type of vile assault. Other experienced much worse: including mob attacks right here on American soil. The viciousness of those belonging to the anti-America cult during the Vietnam War was born out of lies and propaganda, orchestrated by leaders in Hanoi and put into action right here in the American homeland.

“Hey, Hey, LBJ. How many kids did you kill today?”

  • Antiwar slogan/chant

The treasonous liars, like pied pipers of the ignorant masses, hollered such untruths as, America is imperialist and fascist! America’s troops are drug addicts and murderers; baby killers, every one of them! America isn’t fighting for the freedom of the South Vietnamese: America’s corporate, capitalist system and its interests are an evil, occupying force, bent on the oppression of the marginalized Vietnamese people! The National Liberation Front forces are merely freedom fighters working to secure liberty from the evil, imperialist Americans; they fight for democracy! Persistently they rallied, and they hollered, and they lied through their teeth, and, sometimes, they threw bombs.

“The spontaneous antiwar movements in the US have received assistance and guidance from the friendly [Viet Cong/North Vietnam] delegations at the Paris Peace Talks…. The PCPJ [People’s Committee [sic] for Peace and Justice]…maintains relations with us…”

-from the Viet Cong’s Circular No. 33/VP/TD.

Busy RebelThese AmeriCong (now assisted by sympathetic “historians”) routinely denied their frequent dealings with the top brass of North Vietnam (Zaroulis, Who Spoke Up, xii; Tom Wells, The War Within, 211).  Yet, during the war, the “peace” lovers were often seen publically wearing rings, necklaces, and medals given as gifts from a grateful North Vietnamese government, often made from US airplanes shot down in the war. The infamous Bill Ayers has fondly recalled being given a ring at a Toronto conference sponsored by Women’s Strike for Peace (WSP). On the inside of the ring was inscribed, “500,” to commemorate the 500th US plane shot down (Bill Ayers, Fugitive Days, Penguin Books, 2001, 74).  Featured on the cover of Life Magazine (April 23, 1971) was Jane Fonda (“Hanoi Jane”) wearing her own necklace made from America’s downed aircrafts (Canfield, Comrades in Arms). As the daughter of a USAF pilot of the Vietnam War, I am disgusted, sickened, horrified.

In a speech given at a Congressional seminar in 1985, former leftist radical (aka communist), David Horowitz, stated, “Let me make this perfectly clear. Those of us who inspired the antiwar movement did not want just to stop the killing, as so many veterans of those battles now claim. We wanted the Communists to win. It is true that some of may have said we only wanted the United States to get out of Vietnam, but we understood that meant the Communists would win. ‘Bring the troops home’ was out slogan; the fall of Saigon was the result.”

The liars of today: Kaepernick and the NFL

In the same speech, Horowitz described the hypocrisy which characterized the minds of the Vietnam era communist activists in America, explaining that “…activists had a double standard when it came to making moral and political judgements. We judged other countries and political movements – meaning socialist and revolutionary movements – by the futures we imagined they could have if only the United States and its allies would get out of their way. We judged America, on the other hand, by its actual performance, which we held up to a standard of high and even impossible ideals. Of course, if we had been able to look at the facts we would have seen that America was more tolerant, more democratic, and more open to change than the countries and the movements to whom we gave support. But we were unable to do that. We were, in the then-fashionable tern, ‘alienated’ from what was near to us, unable to judge it objectively.”

Horowitz then went on to describe his personal awakening, his sudden awareness that America was not the oppressive monster which he had long envisioned. “As our opposition to the war grew more violent and our prophesies of impending fascism grew more intense, I took note of how we were actually being treated by the system we condemned. By the decade’s end we had deliberately crossed the line of legitimate dissent and abused every First Amendment privilege and right reserved to us as Americans. While American boys were dying overseas, we spat on the flag, broke the law, denigrated and disrupted institutions of government and education, gave comfort and aid, even revealing classified secrets, to the enemy. Some of us, like Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda, provided a protective propaganda shield for Hanoi’s Communist regime while it tortured American war-prisoners; others engaged in violent sabotage against the war effort. All the time I thought to myself: If we did this in any other country, the very least of our punishments would be long prison terms and the pariah status of traitors. In any of the socialist countries we supported – from Cuba to North Vietnam – we would spend most of our lives in jail and, more probably, be shot.” Instead, the capitalist, repressive, evil, imperialist America only handed out slaps on the wrists, here and there. Some activists did do some time in jail, “but basically the country tolerated” them.

So, is it just me or does old propaganda die hard?

Today, with the help of educational indoctrination, we have historical imbeciles like Colin Kaepernick moaning on and on about America’s “oppression” of “marginalized” people, wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the faces of dead socialist murderers such as Che Guevara and Fidel Castro – a flabbergasting act of moral and political hypocrisy – and blurting out lie after lie about “systemic racism” and “bodies in the streets.” With a straight face, Kaepernick blabbers away about America’s repressive “system,” simultaneously exulting Cuba’s equality, or claiming Ghana, a known abuser of human rights, to be his true “home.”

“How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home.”

-Colin Kaepernick calling Ghana his home on America’s Independence Day, 2017

It has become ever apparent that far too many childish ninnies play professional football. Evidently, the are equally as skilled at playing “Follow the Leader” as they are on the football field. The kneeling trend had become a ritualistic alternative to chanting for the anti-America cult. Although the kneelers themselves are swimming in money and fame, the thirst of their egos remains unquenched. These kneeling players have chosen a collective lie: This isn’t about the flag. This isn’t about the anthem. This isn’t about Veterans. We are kneeling for social justice. We are kneeling against inequality.

Oh, please! Give me a break!

The fact of the matter is that this herd of man-children – radical shepherds in cleats and their foolishly egotistical sheep, I mean, teammates – have shown zero concern for the ways in which their actions affect others, hurts others. Yes – kneeling hurts others, especially veterans and families of veterans, and it hurts America as a whole. When it comes to the matter of kneeling, “because they can” does not mean that “they should.”

Yes, I am mad as hell!

Yes! I am mad as hell, because the real tragedy is that, just like the Hollywood radicals of the “antiwar” movement, NFL players have tremendous influence over society. The attitudes and actions of players like Kaepernick who are so woefully unable to appreciate the bounty of this great country, have spread into a vast swath of the citizenry, too ignorant to know better. The virulent resentment, hate and victimhood has now become enmeshed in the minds of Americans from coast to coast. The socialist ideals that Kaepernick so foolishly espouses, ideals that have caused millions upon millions of deaths worldwide, has reached endemic proportions among significant segments of America. When a society has lost its gratitude, it has lost its empathy and its ability to reason as well.

“On this Veterans Day, the mistreatment of American troops remains a red line that few dare to cross. But with every new protest, it seems that line gets a little less clear.”

-US Army Officer Jeremy C. Hunt, November 10, 2017

Yes! I am mad as hell, because I am spending my first Veteran’s Day without my father, without my veteran, while watching padded chumps denigrate the country that my dad was willing to die for. Through my sadness in missing my dad, I am watching an influential group of millionaire meatheads peddle Marxian lies and push the same socialist ideals my father was willing to give his life to defeat. I am watching levels of ingratitude that I never imagined possible.

Yes! I am mad as hell, because – worst of all – I am watching today’s enlisted veterans begin to worry that, soon, the vicious treatment toward the veterans of the Vietnam War will become their own reality. I am watching veterans wonder whether it will soon become too dangerousfor them to wear their uniforms in public. This is a problem, folks.

So, yes, I am mad as hell.

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