Ever notice I use a lot of ellipses? Unless you have been living under a rock this debate has sparked heated debates, and a toll of tax payer dollars and more than every person who will read this and more.
Maybe we should start at the beginning then jump to the middle than the end than jump to the end or jump to the middle again, like Dead Pool? No F@#$! that lets just tell the story straight! In chronological order.
I would of called him SGT Berghdal yesterday but now he is dishonorably discharged Bowe Berghdal. Bowe was dishonorably discharged yesterday after COL. Nance, Ruled that he be stripped to an E-1 and dishonorably discharged, he was also fined one thousand dollars for the next ten months. The judge dissented that POTUS comments about the case while he was running for President was of not swaying his decision. Ive never been in a trial but I often I wonder when a Judge or prosecution says (STIRKE THAT FROM THE RECORD) that still has to be rolling around in the individuals mind, How do you erase some thing as serious as something like this? Things not struck from the record, while they may be in the notes, they are not in the minds in all involved.
Politics have no place in the court room. It seems as if COL. Nance mind was made up when he made the statement “none of us have any idea of what it is like to be a POW for 4 or 5 years and locked in a steel cage. The question I bring up, is I may or may not of been on the mission but watching the propaganda video as it was released Shows (he had a special relationship with his captors.) Given the fact that he was known to be psychotic, in fact questions have been raised why he was even allowed to join the Army to start with.
He must of had some gamesmanship to play to change his plea to guilty, rock the case and show he was “Remorse full” in his actions and he took ownership for what he did was wrong. I thought he was a psychotic Psychitzophrenic?
- He was removed from United States Coast Guard Boot Camp (arguably the easier of the three branches) due to a “Psychotic break down in week 3. In-Fact his discharge health details what happened, While Psychiatric details are generally not sealed. In a Military state a high ranking official like a MEPS MD could of seen then.
- USAREC Needs to be held to some sort of accountability for this. Lets all be honest most of my readers have some dealings with recruiters and know they want to put warm bodies in open slots despite what “background” they have. I have seen Guys get jobs that require require “Secret or Top-secret” clearances and they know there is no way in hell they will make it but “at least they got them in”
- He broke the cardinal rule of the Army Regardless of what side you stand on. Don’t be a Blue Falcon, No matter what happens or your distention within the ranks you do not screw your buddies over.
- His entire story of “he did not thing we would care about one E-3, Apparently he did not hear the story of Jessica Lynch and the Apache crew that went down defending them. We moved MOUNTAINS to get them back.
- If it was no big deal? Why take your Ballistic gear?
- We Also traded 4 high value Terrorist (Convicted) as long as they promise not to participate in Terrorism…. Yea Ok Buddy Ill do that, (Oh I had my fingers crossed)
The I feel bad picking on a guy with known psychosocial issues considering that he knew what he was doing was wrong. Or did he have great advice from his defense counsel saying if you admit guilt the Judge will put his Politics infant of the troops he leads and hand down such a decision.
Six men died looking for Berghdal, there Soldiers, and Seaman are damaged, to permanently handicapped in the effort to look for him. All for the Years he Served Or did not serve in a Haqqani Prison (he and his family converted to Islam). While he will have to pay thousand dollars a month for the next ten months. He has zero understanding of the what hold it held on the DOD for years. Any information misinformation or not a SAR mission was launched using the best of the best to get him. He also has no grasp on reality on the human toll or the toll to the TAX Payers. Every dollar a reader will ever spend on Taxes went into looking for him. NO MAN LEFT BEHIND!
I can only say my heart hurts for the families. I Have no clue of what they are feeling. I know I feel hurt. Ive experienced loss but nothing like this.
I do know that the Officers of the military are putting politics in front of leading troops. If you are an Officer and you are reading this, I am glad, GET OF OF THE ARMY NOW!!! Resign your Commission, The DOD was here before you were and will exist well after you leave. There are plenty of hungry officers who care nothing about politics and only about the mission set. I know this because I mentor them.
Lets Take a moment to remember those injured or Mam’ed looking for Former SGT now E-1, Berghdal.
For God And Country….