News out of London (England) today suggests that a new video has been released showing Bowe Bergdahl very much alive.
For those not paying attention, this US soldier went missing under mysterious circumstances in June 2009.
Bergdahl is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Richardson, Alaska. He went missing on June 30, 2009. Since then, the Taliban has released three videos showing him in captivity. The Taliban have demanded $1 million and the release of 21 Afghan prisoners and Aafia Siddiqui in exchange for Bergdahl's release. They have threatened to execute Bergdahl if Siddiqui is not released. Most of the Afghan prisoners are being held at Guantanamo Bay.
At the time of his capture, Bergdahl's rank was that of Private First Class (E-3). In June 2010, he was promoted to Specialist (E-4) during his absence. (This synopsis from Wiki)I last wrote about Bowe in June 2010, which marked the one year benchmark of this American's disappearance.:
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Remembering Bowe Bergdahl
One year ago today, Bowe Bergdahl became a POW/MIA.
In that column I included a Taliban-released video which raised more questions than it gave answers. Read that here.
Today, it would appear that Bergdahl is still alive, although since the latest release is undated, we cannot know that for sure. From MailOnline (London) comes this: