Trump vs. Bergdahl: Which one is the treasonous, cowardly scumbag?

A question to ponder


By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor

Donald Trump just tweeted that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should be in prison and it’s a “complete and total disgrace” that he isn’t doing hard time. Many people feel the same way about Trump.

I’m not talking about “Russia-gate.” That Establishment propaganda campaign demonizing Trump as a Russian agent is a joke, given the way other foreign interests, starting with the Israelis, totally own and operate our political system. Putin, who is pushing back against the unipolar NWO while trying to keep a lid on the crime oligarchs’ power in Russia, is more of a good guy than a bad guy.

VT has scooped the world in exposing the real Trump-Russia issue: organized crime. It isn’t Putin who has Trump in his pocket. It’s the Russian(-Israeli) mob.

Trump has been cavorting with mobsters for most of his adult life—and routinely doing business with them. (“The gambling industry” is a euphemism for money laundering.) There are many plausible reports of Trump hanging around with Jeffrey Epstein and raping underage girls, hiring prostitutes to urinate on beds the previous president slept in, behaving boorishly and perhaps criminally toward grown women, and generally engaging in the sort of excesses not untypical of arrogant wealthy men who move in organized crime circles.

So the “scumbag” part of “treasonous cowardly scumbag” would seem to apply to Trump, not Bergdahl. How about the label “cowardly”?

Bergdahl is accused of getting fed up with the horrific war crimes (and general idiocy) of the corrupt, heroin-centered Afghan war effort, leaving his base, and allowing himself to be “captured” by the Afghan resistance. Here is his final pre-defection email to his parents:

mom, dad

The future is too good to waste on lies. And 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 have seen their ideas and I am ashamed to even be american. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting. […] [Three good sergeants had been forced to move to another company] […] and one of the biggest shit bags is being put in charge of the team. […] [My battalion commander was] a conceited old fool. […] In the US army you are cut down for being honest… but if you are a conceited brown nosing shit bag you will be allowed to do what ever you want, and you will be handed your higher rank… The system is wrong. I am ashamed to be an american. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools. … The US army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at. It is the army of liars, backstabbers, fools, and bullies. The few good SGTs are getting out as soon as they can, […] I am sorry for everything here. These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid, that they have no idea how to live… We don’t even care when we hear each other talk about running their children down in the dirt streets with our armored trucks… We make fun of them in front of their faces, and laugh at them for not understanding we are insulting them […] I am sorry for everything. The horror that is america is disgusting. There are a few more boxes coming to you guys. Feel free to open them, and use them.[2]:4

It takes guts to face the truth. It takes guts to tell the truth. And it takes guts to leave the safety and security of a terminally corrupt US Army base and walk unarmed into Taliban territory. So whatever else you may say about Sgt. Bergdahl, he definitely is not a coward. Its the guys who save their own asses by nodding and winking at the war crimes going on all around them who are the cowards.

And Donald Trump is the Coward-in-Chief.

What is it about America that we keep electing chicken-hawk draft dodgers? Bush II avoided real service through a National Guard sinecure —which ended due to (a) a cocaine bust, and (b) his coke-addled inability to fly a plane. (Yes, the correct answer is “both of the above.”)

Dick Cheney is an even more disgusting chicken hawk. He enrolled at the University of Wisconsin just in time to get a student deferment. The minute they started drafting unmarried students (but not married ones) he married Lynne. Then when they started drafting married students with no children he immediately conceived his first child. That’s right: “Cheney’s eldest daughter, Elizabeth Cheney, likely owes her very existence to her father’s avoidance of the Vietnam draft.”

And Donald Trump, we all know, dodged the Vietnam draft because he was rich enough to pay a doctor to say he had a “bone spur” in his foot.

Whatever else you say about John McCain, the proverbial songbird of the Hanoi Hilton, son of the treasonous Admiral who covered up the USS Liberty massacre for Israel, good friend and patron of ISIS, etc. etc. … at least McCain had the guts to risk being shot down over Vietnam (which of course is not exactly an admirable display of courage since he did it as part of a holocaust against the Vietnamese people).

But Trump didn’t get his “bone spur” deferments out of principled resistance to the Vietnamese holocaust. On the contrary, he would have happily incinerated Vietnamese people, or anyone else, as long as he didn’t have to risk his own sorry narcissistic-psychopathic ass.

So it is Trump, not Bergdahl, who stands convicted of cowardice.

And how about the final count in our indictment—treason?

The United States of America is based on a set of ideals bequeathed to us by the Founding Fathers. One serves the nation honorably to the extent one defends those ideals; and one commits treason against the United States of America to the extent one betrays those ideals.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was courageously defending the highest ideals of the American Republic when he walked out of that Army base in Afghanistan. All of the American Founding Fathers would have done the same thing. After all, the USA was born in a rebellion against Empire. We are the most congenitally anti-imperialist nation on earth. Even the notion of a Standing Army (not to mention an income tax to support it) was anathema to the Founders. They would be rolling over in their graves if they could see how their descendants have repeatedly committed the supreme war crime by invading sovereign nations like Afghanistan, establishing 900 military bases all over the globe, and generally behaving like the British of 1776 only several billion times worse.

And then there is the small matter of the Bill of Rights, the living heart of our Constitution. Or at least it was living, until the architects of the Afghan and Iraq wars blew up the World Trade Center and murdered it.

Trump already knew on September 11th, 2001 that it was an inside job, that it wasn’t “hijacked planes” we saw, that buildings could not fall down that way without explosives.

And yet since then he has kept his mouth shut. He has not gone after the perpetrators of this atrocity, or the series of atrocities that inevitably followed. On the contrary, he is ratcheting up the atrocities. He intends a tenfold increase in America’s stock of nuclear weapons. He has massively escalated the criminal invasion-occupation of Afghanistan. He is setting the stage for Netanyahu’s war with Iran, which would be a vastly bigger disaster than the debacle in Iraq.

Trump has uttered nary a peep about exposing 9/11 and restoring Constitutional governance. He has never said a word about Israel’s dominance of the US political system and media. Like the rest of the political class in Washington, DC, Trump has committed treason, is committing treason every day, against the Constitution of the United States of America.

So please join me in a truly patriotic battle cry:

Trump AND Hillary for prison!

Bowe Bergdahl for President!

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); a audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.

He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.

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  1. When they enter the White House something happens to them and apparently it scare them into silence.
    We heard how Obama was going to clean the place up as well, then silence or “We need to move forward and heal the nation” etc. etc. Perhaps it’s the Shadow government who gets to them.

  2. Bergdahl will hopefully now be able to speak publicly and freely, and have his speech protected. He is welcome at my campfire anytime and I hope he will come on the air.
    If we got this far into dementia as a country, that we needed Trump to see ourselves in a mirror, to see the white nationalism that has risen from toxic corporatism and religion in an absurd alchemical experiment, then yes, we need to reexamine the Constitution to see the answer to keeping Oligarchy from taking control.
    The answer is involvement. These are cowards we are dealing with, and they scatter like scared little children when confronted. The 9/11 truth movement needs to move into every town and county meeting.

    • Agree with your sentiment, but some of the facts are a bit off. “White” nationalism and corporate control are the polar opposites, corporations want to destroy all national unity. Oligarchy took control already in 1913 when they set up the Federal Reserve, so it is a matter of taking the control back!
      But you are right, they are cowards and they will shake when challenged properly, being organised, being intelligent and clever about it, above all being fearless.

  3. The late Captain Chaplain Angelo J. Liteky was awarded the Medal of Honor for saving over 20 lives in Viet Nam while wounded himself. After that war he basically agreed with Bergdahl. He was convicted two times of trespassing at Ft. Benning, Georgia School of the America’s and spent two one year stints in Federal Prison and paid two $1000 fines for exercising his 1st Amendment right to protest. He turned in his medal to President Reagan. Read his address to the troops in Iraq: What if everyone involved in our many illegal wars just said no and went on strike? What if those physicists, chemists and mathematicians who produced the Atomic Bomb had refused and went on strike? What if all the physicists and engineers and biology scientists today who produce all these horrible new weapons of mass destruction refused and just said NO? Never mind the meaningless argument that if we don’t do it others will. So what. Someone must have the guts to tell authority NO this insanity MUST STOP before the world is no longer habitable by humans, animals and plants. However I am not saying Bergdahl necessarily possessed the same level of intelligence and courage that LIteky did, but both suffered enormously for holding courageous views against the establishment.
    This was the system designed by the Founders a very original one where they sought to avoid a military “hero” as a president and leader of the country although Americans have done just that when they elected Ike didn’t they? The Founders were genius level intelligences and well knew the dangers of easily becoming a military dictatorship. By the way I read Trump recommended the death penalty for Bergdahl. That would have been extreme.

  4. [email protected] Everything , Bergdal’s Refusal to Carry out ANTIHUMAN’s the Zionist Agenda of WAR onto Muslims who Permit Lending without the [email protected] Jewish Usuary , it’s worth Crediting his Critical Senses that SHIT on the Usury addicted Bastard Asshole Jews
    Bergdhal is being Demonized by the [email protected] Jews , for his Refusal to go on to the Endless Killing of Muslims as Described about in their ERETZ YIZRAEL plan to Destroy ALL HUMANS to reach a Jewish Supremacy’s .
    [email protected] Everything these Zionists need to be sunken by HUMANS , none of these Bastard Zionists must Survive , or they must use their SoAcclaimed Zionist Riches AND Their Brilliant Zionist Super Intelligence to GO AWAY since They Have FAILED MISERABLY to ASSOCIATE with Any of The GOYIM tribes POSSIBLE .

    • Zionists need to Emigrate to Moon OR Mars Because they’re too Bright & Because with their Riches they can Afford it , So [email protected] You GO AWAY Since You JEW Cannot Associate with the GOYIM So YOU CAN [email protected] off to Moon OR Mars , Already we know that YOU HATE the Cattle GOYIM , [email protected] YOU , Move to MOON or MARS , You Don’t Belong on the Good GOD’s Earth , You [email protected] are up to no Good and From Tradition NO EARTHLING at ALL wants Your Assholiness

  5. Why trumpet that we should recall all military from Afghanistan, and do a 180 on that position. The husband to the daughter from a former wife perhaps.

  6. Well done Dr. Barrett, as usual your analysis cuts right to heart of the undeniable facts that are so hard for some people to accept. Keep fighting Information War, or the real “war of perspectives.


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