posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 08:18 AM
This wouldn’t surprise me after the Fort Hood shootings and the case of John Lindh, the so called “American Taliban” captured after the battle
of Qala-i-Jagi in 2001. On face value this looks like it could be that he as walked off base a few months ago to defect to the Taliban, it’s
happened before in other wars, why should this be any different. Then we have the other claims in this report that he has adopted the traditional
dress of the Taliban and is training them. He is also a private so he has probably not been in the military for very long and it could be possible
that he has only joined up so he can learn skills to help the Taliban and also to get into Afghanistan to join up with them. In short this report
makes a good case for saying this solider has defected to the Taliban.
That said however, it is unfair not to give a brave man who has fought for his country the benefit of the doubt. There are a number of other likely
scenarios that could have led to him training the Taliban.
We have to remember this guy is a POW, it could be possible that the Taliban have forced him to conform with their beliefs and hence why he has taken
on their traditional dress. They could be threatening him with violence and torture if he refuses to assist them, he might have been tortured into
helping the Taliban. In other words he is not doing this on his own free will, he is being forced to assist them.
It could also be a possibility that he has developed Stockholm syndrome, were by hostages develop positive feelings and empathise with their captives.
It is said that this could possibly be a defence mechanism of sorts and there are a number of interesting explanations for the condition. It would
again expain why he is conforming to them and assisting them.
With this being a conspiracy site it is only fitting that I offer a more “alternative” theory. It could be possible that this is a new military
intelligence tactic for implanting undercover operatives inside the Taliban. I admit this is probably the least likely hypothesis, but it is a
plausible one. This guy is sent by the DIA (or whoever) to go off to a Taliban camp firstly as a POW, then he defects, then the intelligence community
leak it to the press that a solider appears to have defected to the Taliban to give his cover some extra credibility. This would enable them to feed
the Taliban with misinformation whilst gathering intelligence on them. Like I said it’s unlikely but could be possible.
All 3 of these explanations’s could be backed up by this quote in the article.
“Most of the skills he taught us we already knew. Some of my comrades think he’s pretending to be a Muslim to save himself so they wouldn’t
I think in fairness to the soldier who is missing we should give him the benefit of the doubt, by all means when or if they get him out investigate
what happened to him and take action accordantly. The focus really should be on getting him out (unless he is working for military intelligence in the
capacity listed above) not discrediting him when he doesn’t have a change to defend or speak for himself.