The fanfare surrounding the Taliban prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl neglects to mention the most shocking aspects of this story. As we unravel this unique case, it becomes evident how the government narrative does not at all resemble the reality behind this controversial affair.
The second issue is even more incendiary. The current White House regime has cynically attempted to paint Bowe Bergdahl as a ‘hero’, perhaps to gather some political capital – but more likely to distract media and critics from looking closer into what Bowe Bergdahl was up to since he walked off this military post in Afghanistan in 2009.
Aiding the Enemy
“There was never a single doubt. No one ever doubted he (Bergdahl) was a deserter and We called him what he really was a defector. I can’t prove it, but what happened after he joined the Taliban speaks for itself. The enemy changed and men died. The enemy became more complex and more strategically accurate than they had ever been before. It just seemed like we couldn’t get ahead of them anymore.”
“Their attacks got so much more sophisticated and complex. There’s no way to prove that he gave them help. But there’s a whole lot of “huh” going on there like that just doesn’t seem right. So why is it all of a sudden these guys are getting better at it, and they seem like they know what we do.”
These latest revelations come on the back of numerous mainstream reports that challenge The White House’s own insistence that Bowe Bergdahl was a bona fide P.O.W., even as all available facts point to Bergdahl being a deserter.
Rentiers adds here, “Immediately after they realized that he was, gone, you know within a matter of hours, myself and portions of my company arrived on the scene and the very first thing that everyone that was there with him said – because there was never any doubt, he had left of his own volition. Out of every man and woman involved in the search process, no one ever doubted he deserted.”
Rentiers felt compelled to come forward following a string of misinformed media reports and unsubstantiated rumors circulating around the Bergdahl story. He explains, “They were trying to paint him as a POW at that time, as if he had been captured. I had seen reports that he was coming back from a bar, which doesn’t exist, and he got abducted. Or he fell behind on a foot patrol that, was not conducted, like, I mean it was just a bunch of obvious things, when you’re standing right there participating in this stuff, and then you read it on the news, and it’s not changed a little bit, it’s just completely fabricated.”