January 26, 2022

Taliban Once Claimed Bergdahl Trained Members Of The Taliban

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Army and received by Reuters on May 31, 2014. (REUTERS/U.S. Army/Handout via Reuters)

The Taliban once claimed that recently released U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was teaching terrorists how to build bombs.

In 2010, a Taliban commander, Haji Nadeem, told The Daily Mail that Bergdahl spent time training members of the Taliban, showing them how to make bombs and conduct surprise attacks.

The commander also said some of his men were deeply skeptical of Bergdahl’s cooperation and motives. “Most of the skills he taught us we already knew,” Nadeem told The Daily Mail. “Some of my comrades think he’s pretending to be a Muslim to save himself so they wouldn’t behead him.”

Along with allegedly converting to Islam, Bergdahl was given the Muslim name “Abdullah.”

“This war isn’t worth the waste of human life that has cost both Afghanistan and the U.S. It’s not worth the amount of lives that have been wasted in prisons, Guantanamo Bay, Bagram, all those places where we are keeping prisoners,” Bergdahl said in a hostage video released in April.

Fox News reported Tuesday (but U.S. military officials have not yet confirmed) that Bergdahl left a letter before he was captured, saying he wanted to renounce his American citizenship.