Wednesday, 4 June 2014

The trade that turned toxic for Obama: Taliban twist the knife with propaganda video of moment fighters waving white-flag-on-a-stick handed 'deserter' Bowe Bergdahl over to Black Hawk special forces

Daily Mail
  • Video shows Bergdahl clean shaven in a white pickup truck and surrounded by armed guards before handover to Navy Seals
  • In the video he appears well and is able to walk unaided - despite U.S. officials' claims that his health was a major concern that led to the trade
  • Fellow soldiers have spoken of their surprise at the POW's healthy appearance
  • A former Navy SEAL and hostage expert told MailOnline: 'He appears as healthy was when he was captured'
  • US government was sent videos around Christmas showing Bergdahl to be in a bad state
  • But analysts have now questioned whether Washington was duped into making the trade by lies over Bergdahl's health
  • Video also shows footage of five detainees arriving in Qatar after release
  • Fellow soldiers have claimed Bergdahl deserted his post in 2009
  • Top military officer has said Army might still investigate Bergdahl, the results of which could lead to desertion or other charges

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