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Old November 3rd, 2017, 08:59 AM   #1
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Bergdahl Gets Slap on Wrist.

He got off easy.
Bergdahl to get dishonorable discharge, lose rank, forfeit pay in addition to getting no prison time
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 09:01 AM   #2
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Should have been shot.
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Did he collude with the Russians to overthrow our electoral system ? Now that’s a case of treason.
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Yawn, not a brain in your head kid. But then you never serve so you have no idea of the implications of this.
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Should have been shot.
Washington would have had him shot.
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 09:08 AM   #6
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Washington would have had him shot.
It's not the late 18th century, things change.
The Army has not shot a deserter since WWII, even then it was only one in order to make a point.

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It's not the late 18th century, things change.
The Army has not shot a deserter since WWII, even then it was only one in order to make a point.
It's always to make a point, duh. Things have changed, for the worse. Hopefully, this President will get the granola heads out of our military.
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Should have been shot.
What modern precedent exists for that, considering what he actually did?

How many deserters from Desert Storm / etc got shot?

The right has fixated so much on making this molehill a political mountain that they fail to keep in perspective the actual crime and the modern relative punishment for the crime involved.


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Yawn, not a brain in your head kid. But then you never serve so you have no idea of the implications of this.
And you're again back to pure attack mode...


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It's not the late 18th century, things change.
The Army has not shot a deserter since WWII, even then it was only one in order to make a point.
Adding on context regarding modern desertion...
Military shows little effort to find deserters - US news - Military | NBC News
Despite a rise in desertions from the Army as the Iraq war drags on into a fifth year, the U.S. military does almost nothing to find those who flee and rarely prosecutes those it gets its hands on.
An Associated Press examination of Pentagon figures shows that 174 troops were court-martialed by the Army last year for desertion — a figure that amounts to just 5 percent of the 3,301 soldiers who deserted in fiscal year 2006. The figures are about 1 percent or less for the Navy and the Marines, according to data obtained by the AP under the Freedom of Information Act.
Some deserters are simply allowed to return to their units, while the majority are discharged in non-criminal proceedings on less-than-honorable terms.
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What modern precedent exists for that, considering what he actually did?

How many deserters from Desert Storm / etc got shot?

The right has fixated so much on making this molehill a political mountain that they fail to keep in perspective the actual crime and the modern relative punishment for the crime involved.



And you're again back to pure attack mode...




Adding on context regarding modern desertion...
Military shows little effort to find deserters - US news - Military | NBC News
Despite a rise in desertions from the Army as the Iraq war drags on into a fifth year, the U.S. military does almost nothing to find those who flee and rarely prosecutes those it gets its hands on.
An Associated Press examination of Pentagon figures shows that 174 troops were court-martialed by the Army last year for desertion — a figure that amounts to just 5 percent of the 3,301 soldiers who deserted in fiscal year 2006. The figures are about 1 percent or less for the Navy and the Marines, according to data obtained by the AP under the Freedom of Information Act.
Some deserters are simply allowed to return to their units, while the majority are discharged in non-criminal proceedings on less-than-honorable terms.
Anyone who has been on a field of battle knows that desertion is the worst thing you can do to any unit. Couple that with men dying looking for him? Death. Don't really care what you think about it, don't really care what "modern precedent" there may or may not be. He should have been shot.

The right has fixated so much on making this molehill a political mountain that they fail to keep in perspective the actual crime and the modern relative punishment for the crime involved.

The actual crime is desertion on the battle field and costing American service people their lives.
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