News Ticker >
[ May 21, 2019 ]

Crimes, deaths, and attacks during Ramadan 2019 – updated daily

[ May 20, 2019 ]

Chicago Synagogues Target of Several Arson Attacks

[ May 20, 2019 ]

Canada Moves to Ban Christians From Demonstrating in Public Under New “Anti-Hate” Proposal

[ May 20, 2019 ]

Pro-jihad Bernie Sanders: Would Move U.S. Embassy in Israel Out of Jerusalem to Get a...

[ May 20, 2019 ]

Minneapolis: Somali Mob with Hammers Descends on Minneapolis East Bank Train Station Patrons

[ May 20, 2019 ]

Rocket fired at US embassy in Iraq the same model used by Iran

[ May 20, 2019 ]

India: Pro-Israel Prime Minister Modi Set For LANDSLIDE WIN

[ May 20, 2019 ]

VIDEO: The “Palestinians” One Condition for Peace – Israel’s Complete Destruction

[ May 20, 2019 ]

Lawmaker: Americans Will Be ‘Astonished’ By FBI Probe Transcripts

[ May 20, 2019 ]

“Allahu Akbar!” “We Love Hitler!” Men In Car Chase Jewish Teens In Brooklyn

DISGRACE: Deserter/Taliban recruit Bowe “Abdullah” Bergdahl Pleads GUILTY, Gets NO JAIL TIME

87

This son of a bitch should have been given a death sentence.

Trump slams Bergdahl decision: ‘Complete and total disgrace’

Bowe Bergdahl hated America, deserted, converted to Islam and joined the Taliban. Six great American heroes died searching for this scumbag.

“Abdullah” Bowe Bergdahl wrote he was “ashamed to be American” before he went AWOL

AWOL Traitor Traded for Taliban Terrorists: “In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful,’’ AWOL soldier’s dad said in Arabic

Died Searching for Bowe Bergdahl

2nd Lt. Darryn Deen Andrews died searching for Bowe Bergdahl
Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss died searching for Bowe Bergdahl
Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, 25, of Snyder, TX died searching for Bowe Bergdahl
Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29, of San Antonio, TX died searching for Bowe Bergdahl
1st Class Matthew Martinek, 20, of DeKalb, IL died searching for Bowe Bergdahl
Master Sgt Mark Allen shot in the head searching for deserter Bowe Bergdahl.

Bowe Bergdahl’s Sentence: No Prison Time

NPR
A military judge has ruled that Bowe Bergdahl, who has pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, should serve no prison time.

During a hearing Friday in Fort Bragg, N.C., Bergdahl was sentenced to dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of $1,000 in pay per month and a reduction in rank from sergeant to private, according to a statement from the Army.

The judge, Col. Jeffery Nance, had wide discretion in determining a sentence for Bergdahl, who walked off his military post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years. He could have given him anything from no prison time to life in prison.

Prosecutors had been seeking 14 years in prison, while defense lawyers had asked for no prison time and a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge.

“The judge didn’t explain his reasoning, he didn’t explain the mitigating factors,” NPR’s Frank Morris reported from the court.

The military court heard testimony from three current and former service members who were wounded while searching for Bergdahl. Prosecutors argued that he deserved a significant prison sentence because those service members were injured as a result of his actions; the defense said that he did not intend for anyone to get hurt and that it was the Taliban that actually injured them.

In a tweet after the sentencing, President Trump said, “The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.”

Trump’s comments on Bergdahl have been a factor in the case. While on the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly called Bergdahl a traitor and suggested that he should be executed. He highlighted those comments again at a recent press briefing, on the same day that Bergdahl pleaded guilty to the charges.

That led Bergdahl’s defense to file a motion to dismiss, saying that Trump’s remarks amounted to unlawful command influence. Nance ultimately decided that he wouldn’t throw out the case, saying that he was “completely unaffected” by the remarks and would still be able to rule fairly.

Bergdahl’s dishonorable discharge strips him of his veteran’s benefits. However, as Frank reported, that will automatically go to appeal with another military judge. That judge is able to mitigate the existing sentence, Frank said, but is not allowed to impose a harsher one.

“I was sitting in back of Bowe Bergdahl. He was stressed, he often looks stressed though,” Frank said. “You could see a big vein snaking across his temple. He was trembling a little bit after the sentence was announced.”

Bergdahl has been stationed at a base in San Antonio, and Frank says that now he has “a job waiting for him at an animal shelter in San Antonio. …He’s earned a reputation as someone who is amazingly good with feral cats.”

The Truth Must be Told

Your contribution supports independent journalism

Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.

Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.

Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.

Please contribute to our ground-breaking work here.


Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.

Contribute Monthly - Choose One

Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email tips@thegellerreport.com

Pin It on Pinterest