Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

6/4/2014 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (

Bergdahl's note said he did not want to fight for America any more

A former comrade broke his military gagging order to tell of the moment when he discovered Bowe Bergdahl had left a note saying he had gone to start a "new life." The Taliban POW had reportedly walked off their Afghanistan base, according to the soldier who requested anonymity.

A former comrade broke his military gagging order to tell of the moment when he discovered Bowe Bergdahl had left a note saying he had gone to start a 'new life.'

A former comrade broke his military gagging order to tell of the moment when he discovered Bowe Bergdahl had left a note saying he had gone to start a "new life."


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (

6/4/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Bowe Bergdahl, army sesertion, Taliban, President Obama

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - This was recently learned as two top government officials confirmed that there will be a new, full investigation into Bergdahl's disappearance.

"Everyone looked at me like I was crazy but I was right, he had walked off," the soldier said.

Starvation never takes a vacation --

According to the New York Times, Bergdahl also left behind a note in which he said he did not want to fight for America any more, did not believe in the war and was leaving to start a new life.

"Life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong.... I am ashamed to even be (A)merican," the letter said. The message was separate from the email he sent to his parents before he sent his goods home to them.

Rolling Stone magazine reported the 2012 email and said that Bergdahl had called his battalion commander a "conceited old fool" and his peers an "army of liars, backstabbers, fools and bullies."

General Martin Dempsey has written that while if any misconduct is found, Army leaders "will not look away." Bergdahl is protected by an American ethos of assuming innocence.

"The questions about this particular soldier's conduct are separate from our effort to recover ANY U.S. service member in enemy captivity. This was likely the last, best opportunity to free him. As for the circumstances of his capture, when he is able to provide them, we'll learn the facts.

"Like any American, he is innocent until proven guilty."

In the meantime, President Obama defended his decision to trade five Guantanamo Bay inmates for Bergdahl during a press conference in Poland this week.

The United States, the president says, had an obligation not to leave any of its military personnel behind. Obama did admit that the freed prisoners could now "return to activities that are detrimental to us."

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton said on Monday that Obama's decision was both "tough" -- but justified.

"This young man, whatever the circumstances, was an American citizen - is an American citizen - was serving in our military," Clinton said at an event in Denver.

"The idea that you really care for your own citizens and particularly those in uniform, I think is a very noble one."


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'

Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for October 2015
That human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.
Evangelization: That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to those who are still awaiting it.


More U.S.

Ten Commandments to be removed from capitol grounds Watch

Image of


The Capitol Preservation Commission in Oklahoma, who is responsible for managing the placement of artwork on public property, has voted to remove a Ten Commandments monument from its capitol grounds. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Reuters reported the Preservation ... continue reading

Rumored co-recipients of next Nobel Peace Prize criticized: one responsible for hundreds of American soldiers' deaths in Iraq Watch

Image of Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are rumored to be co-recipients of 2016's Nobel Peace Prize (Laurent Gillieron/EPA).


Secretary of State John Kerry is rumored to be receiving a Nobel Peace Prize after finalizing the Iranian nuclear deal due to his close relationship with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif.  LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Kerry's efforts to seal the nuclear ... continue reading

SHOOTERS LAST WORDS TO VICTIM: You're going to see God in one second Watch

Image of Survivors embrace and pray in the aftermath of the shooting which left 9 people and the shooter dead.

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The nation continues to mourn the mass shooting of nine students at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Although the shooter's motive remains a mystery, religion may have been a factor in the killings. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Officials have ... continue reading

Heroic teacher warned classrooms to evacuate during the Oregon college shooting Watch

Image of Oregon shooting aftermath


A shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg left 10 people dead with one teacher shot in the head by a gunman described only to be in his 20's. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Terrifying and traumatic stories were shared by the survivors of the recent open ... continue reading

Christian Targets: College shooting leaves at least 10 dead Watch

Image of Victims were rushed to a nearby hospital (Roseburg News).

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced a school shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon on Thursday, which left at least ten people dead. Reports have come forward that the shooter was targeting Christian students. ROSEBURG, OREGON (Catholic ... continue reading

Did Pope Francis succeed in stopping an execution? Man skirts the death penalty for the fourth time in a row Watch

Image of Richard Glossip escapes the death penalty yet again.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Richard Glossip escaped the death penalty at the last minute once again, this time due to questions about lethal injection protocols. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Hours before Glossip's sentence NBC News announced a letter sent from Pope Francis asking Glossip's ... continue reading

Husband killer executed after many failed appeals, including one from Pope Francis Watch

Image of Kelly Gissendaner's legal team filed three appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court and all were denied.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Not even an appeal from a representative of Pope Francis could stop her execution. After a five-hour delay, convicted husband killer Kelly Gissendaner was executed in Georgia. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Her lawyers filed appeals to both the state and ... continue reading

Face-to-face with evil: How one undercover reporter felt talking to late-term abortionist Shelley Sella Watch

Image of Planned Parenthood.


The founder of the Center for Medical Progress felt he came face-to-face with "evil" while giving an undercover interview with late-term abortionist Shelley Sella. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - David Daleiden of the Medical Progress Center revealed how he felt ... continue reading

Did Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis have a private meeting with Pope Francis? Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, now infamous for refusing to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples and going to jail for her beliefs, claims to have met Pope Francis in a private meeting during his visit to the United States. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Davis' ... continue reading

Was the Pope's visit to Philadelphia a success? A local chef weighs in Watch

Image of


With Pope Francis's papal visit to Philadelphia, several security measures were set, including the closure of schools and establishments following a blocking-off of of major roads. Unfortunately, the security measures hurt local businesses. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ... continue reading

All U.S. News


Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for October 4th, 2015 Image

St. Francis of Assisi
October 4: Founder of the Franciscan Order, born at Assisi in Umbria, in ... Read More