As details continue to emerge about the motivations of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in the lead up to his capture by the Taliban five years ago, his father, Robert Bergdahl, has reportedly been sending out some bizarre tweets that seemingly sympathize with Guantanamo Bay detainees and terrorist leaders. On radio this morning, Glenn took a look at the tweets and what they might say about the Bergdahl family and their intentions.
On Monday, TheBlaze reported on a tweet from an account believed to belong to Bergdahl’s father that was posted and subsequently deleted. The tweet said he was “still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners.”
— S.M (@redsteeze) June 1, 2014
On Tuesday, TheBlaze reported Bergdahl raised more eyebrows, retweeting a Taliban representative who linked to a news article detailing how the militant Islamist group stormed a base and killed “as many as 25 US cowardly troops.”
“That’s worse than what we were talking about yesterday,” Pat said. “Your son’s in the US military, and you retweet that?”
On Sunday, Bergdahl also tweeted a 2012 video report by the Guardian detailing how five Tunisians are being held at the controversial detention camp.
— Robert Bergdahl (@bobbergdahl) June 2, 2014
Bergdahl has said he follows “a bunch of jihadis” on Twitter because they are “great sources of information.”
“Okay, I understand that, but your son is now out of their hands,” Glenn concluded. “When I heard about that retweet, I thought, okay, I could understand – even two weeks ago – you’re a father and you’re desperate. You are a doing whatever you can, and you’re like, ‘Hey, I am so with you guys, and my son is with you, too.’ I understand that – until your son is no longer in their care. He’s in Germany now… He’s not in their care. So what are we doing?”