Former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, who was reportedly Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s team leader on the night he vanished from his base in Afghanistan, claims the military intercepted radio communications shortly after Bergdahl’s disappearance indicating that an American was searching for someone who spoke English so he could talk with the Taliban.
“When we heard that, it told us, okay, he’s actively seeking out the Taliban,” Buetow told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday. “And, yes, over the next couple of months, all the attacks were far more directed. … There’s a lot more to this story than a solider walking away.”
Buetow also alleged that the Taliban’s attacks against American troops became “far more directed” in the months following Bergdahl’s disappearance. He admitted that it could have been “coincidental.”
“Following his disappearance, IEDs started going off directly under the trucks,” he added. “They were getting perfect hits every time. Their ambushes were very calculated, very methodical, like they knew what we were going to do.”
“Obviously, there is no way to prove Bergdahl was feeding them that information, at least I cannot do that,” Buetow said. “It’s incredibly suspicious to me, although there’s no way to prove that Bergdahl was feeding them information, whether he was tortured or whether he was giving it on his own accord.”
Buetow said he doesn’t want to get into the politics of the matter, but rather show that “Bergdahl is a deserter. He’s not a hero, and that he needs to answer for what he did.”
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