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04-08-2010, 03:49 AM
US soldier begs for freedom in Taliban video

The taliban has released a video said to be of us soldier bowe robert bergdahl begging the us government to intervene and win his release after nine months in captivity in afghanistan.

Looking lean but fit, private bergdahl, who said his duty station was in fort richardson, alaska, appeared in combat fatigues in the seven-minute, 55-second video which was picked up and distributed by the site monitoring service.

In his often emotional plea, private bergdahl, who was captured in afghanistan on june 30, listed the names of his family and friends and described what he loved doing best.

"i love motorcycles. I love sailing and anything with two wheels or a sail," he said staring into the camera and indicating that the video was recorded this week.

Private bergdahl was the first american soldier captured in afghanistan since the us-led war began in 2001.

He clasped his hands in prayer as he begged: "let me go... Get me released... This war isn't worth the waste of human life that has cost both the afghanistan and the us.

"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.

"i am a prisoner. I want to go home ... Every day i want to go home. The pain in my heart to see my family doesn't get any smaller. Release me. Please i'm begging you, bring me home. Bring us all home back to our families."

at the end of the video, taliban spokesman zabihullah mujahid says the militants were demanding the release of a limited number of prisoners in exchange for private bergdahl.

Private bergdahl said in an earlier video that he was captured when he fell behind his unit in afghanistan.

He said he was being well treated and was allowed to move around and exercise before showing his fitness by doing some push-ups and squats. [which is a lot more than what you can say about how the innocent Iraqi and afghans are treated in “civilized” occupier’s torture prisons.]

ABC News

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