Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: WAR & POW’S
Written by Akan Bosemann
Not all of the facts are known just yet but everyone seems to be weighing in with their two cents on the release of Bowe Berghdal and whether he’s a traitor or not. I have some questions to ask. What would cause a soldier to desert? If they knew he had left his post in the past, what were the specifics of those incidents? Why was he not returned home or discharged? What was happening there in Afghanistan with American troop presence occupying and fighting “Taliban” and/or insurgents?
Next question I need answers to is the condition of this American soldier since his capture and imprisonment (for let’s all say it together) FIVE (5) years in the custody of the Taliban? With the President announcing that the war would be over and troops pulled out of Afghanistan how would that news impact Berghdal’s well being in the custody of the Taliban?
I’ve heard some statements from service men talking about oaths taken and broken by this man to the military and his military brethren. I’ll lean on the bible with reference to oaths in which it says we are to swear no oath at all. Simply let one’s answer be Yes or No.
Matthew 5:34 – 37 “But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.”
I’ll ask if one’s belief is that the cause one thought he/she was fighting for turned out not to be what he/she was led to believe it was about in fact and one had “sworn” an oath does that mean one can’t change their mind and decide to no longer fight for something they no longer believe in?
Perhaps we should all reserve judgment until we know all the facts in this story.