SPC Josh Fuller added his voice Monday to the many who have expressed concern that the loyalties of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- who was recently released after nearly five years in captivity with the Taliban, in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees -- may not lie with the United States of America.
Fuller was stationed with Bergdahl in Alaska, and they deployed to Afghanistan in sister battalions, Fuller said on The Glenn Beck Program. One of Fuller's best friends was also Bergdahl's bunk mate.
"He seemed a little oddballish, and would say odd stuff like ... 'America was a superpower and shouldn't be, and we're trying to bully around the world,' and stuff like that, just oddball comments like that," Fuller began. "I didn't think too much of it until ... he ended up leaving and deserting, deserting the post."
SPC Josh Fuller, who trained with U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Alaska and served with him in Afghanistan, described Bergdahl as an "oddball" who deserted his post on The Glenn Beck Program June 2, 2014. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)
Fuller said he believed Bergdahl abandoned his post because he no longer "cared" for America, and "his agenda was to help those people."
Fuller added that shortly after Bergdahl left, there was an increase in attacks in areas the Taliban should not have known about. He said their outpost was "almost overrun by the Taliban" on July 4th, improvised explosive devices were placed "strategically" on the routes of trucks, and there was an increase in the number of ambushes.
At least six soldiers were reportedly killed searching for Bergdahl. Lt. Darryn Andrews is among that number, and his parents told the Daily Mail: “People need to be aware that [Bergdahl] was not a hero and American lives have been lost trying to save this deserter.”
Glenn Beck asked Fuller on Monday why he thinks Bergdahl willingly divulged the information that compromised American lives, and wasn't tortured for it.
Fuller responded: "He could've [been tortured for it], absolutely. He could've went over there with his best intentions thinking, 'I'm here to help you.' And the Taliban said, 'Yes you will.' And they still could've tortured him for that stuff."
Fuller said that after Bergdahl's disappearance, they were told by a "higher-up that was in charge of the brigade not to talk about it."
"From that point on, they were telling his family he was a POW, telling the media he was a POW," Fuller remarked. "And that was not the case."
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