Even in Washington, officials acknowledge that once American forces depart, the Taliban likely will gain ground, at least in rural areas. And the competence of Afghanistan’s 350,000-member security force remains in doubt, even after a $40 billion investment in American weaponry and training. Although Afghan forces appear to have mostly held their own against the insurgency in the recent fighting season, they made no significant gains and suffered what some officials said were heavy casualties.1
Is this the type of sitution that we are willing to accept for Bowe at the end of the 2014 troop withdrawl? The answer is a resounding NO! The next year will be here and gone before we know it. This is why we must make every moment count in the effort to bring Bowe home.
1“An Exit Strategy From Afghanistan” The New York Times. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.”
Today is BOWE TUESDAY 224. SGT Bowe Bergdahl has been held captive by Taliban-allied insurgents for 4 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 1 day.
Be sure to take some extra time today to get the word out about Bowe’s plight. If you can, call, email or write your Members of Congress today.
Every BOWE TUESDAY many of Bowe’s supporters make a special post to their Facebook pages reminding their friends about Bowe. If you are able to post for Bowe on Facebook, don’t forget to ask your friends to join us all in supporting Bowe. There are many who don’t even know about Bowe and when people find out, they’re almost certain to say that they wish they had known sooner.
If you’re on Twitter, please take some time to send out some tweets for Bowe. Twitter has been very effective for getting the word out. Be sure to use hash tags #Bowe #Bergdahl #POW #MIA.
220 Weeks ago Bowe Bergdahl was taken captive by insurgents belonging to the Haqqani network, a Taliban-allied insurgent group.
Friday September 20, 2013 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Many will hear that this day has been set aside to remember those who are, or have been, designated as a Prisoner of War or as Missing in Action. But how many have even heard Bowe’s name? While people are learning about this special day, they should also learn that America currently has a POW from the war in Afghanistan. While the public is thinking about the POW/MIA issue (at least for the day), Bowe Supporters have an opportunity to tell them about Bowe’s plight. Please consider downloading the free brochure that tells Bowe’s story. Make a few copies and distribute them. Bowe’s supporters are his voice as he cannot speak out for himself.
Write/call your Members of Congress to get Bowe back home NOW! These drone strikes could possibly be very close to where Bowe is being held captive. (Find out how to contact your elected officials.)
From the Idaho Statesman:
Mullah Sangeen Zadran is listed by the U.S. State Department as the… “shadow governor” for Afghanistan’s Paktika Province and a commander of the Haqqani network. He was among six fighters killed Friday by a drone attack in the North Waziristan tribal district of Pakistan, according to Pakistani intelligence officials.
Zadran was also involved in the 2009 capture of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey. Read MORE
Isn’t it time to bring U.S. Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl home?
As of Tuesday 13 August 2013 SGT Bergdahl has been a prisoner of Taliban-allied forces for 215 weeks!
215 weeks = 1505 days = 36,120 hours
4 years + 1 month + 2 weeks
Call your Members of Congress today! Go to their websites for local contact info or leave a message in Washington D.C. for them. The D.C. number is (202) 224-3121. Tell them that you support SGT Bowe Bergdahl and that you’re concerned that there has not been enough done to bring him home. Tell them that you are counting on them to support all opportunities to obtain his release. Tell them that you want to be sure that they are keeping his release a top level priority.
If you want to verify who your Members of Congress are, follow this LINK and use your zip code in the search box
This Independence Day we pause with humble hearts in remembrance of those who stood up against oppression and tyranny so that we might call this great nation, this United States of America, our home. We also remember all who have carried, and are carrying, on the duty of keeping our nation free. We offer up our prayers for their well-being and give thanks for their commitment, bravery and willingness to serve- often in the face of great adversity.
Today, as we celebrate our freedom, the thought of Bowe isn’t far away. We hold onto hope that soon we will see the sky light up with fireworks in celebration of his return home. While we wait, we’ll continue to pray that the prison door be thrown open and that Bowe will be able to again enjoy America’s freedoms. We hope that you will join us in our prayer.
May God Bless America!
“Now this is the confidence we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him” (1 John 5:14–15).