June 4, 2014

Everything is Broken


“It gets really hurtful when I think, this guy was worth my son’s life? My son who was patriotic? Who was a true soldier? Who defended his country with his life?” Andrews told Army Times via phone on Monday. “That guy was worth that? I don’t think so.” Gold Star mom: 'This guy was worth my son's life?'

3 More Members Of Bergdahl's Platoon Speak Out...

Joshua Cornelison, 25, who was a medic in the platoon: “He was very, very quiet. He kept everything very close to the vest. So, after he actually left, the following morning we realized we have Bergdahl’s weapon, we have Bergdahl’s body armor, we have Bergdahl’s sensitive equipment (but) we don’t have Bowe Bergdahl.” At that point, Cornelison said, it occurred to him that Bergdahl was “that one guy that wanted to disappear, and now he’s gotten his wish.”

Evan Buetow, 27, who was a sergeant in the platoon:said Bergdahl asked him how much of a cash advance he could get and how to go about mailing home his personal computer and other belongings. He also asked what would happen if his weapon and other sensitive items such as night vision goggles went missing. He said he told Bergdahl that, as any soldier would know, that would be “a big deal.”

Matt Vierkant, 27, was a team leader of another squad in Bergdahl’s platoon. Asked about the statement Sunday by National Security Adviser Susan Rice that Bergdahl served “with honor and distinction,” he said: “That statement couldn’t be further from the truth. I don’t know if she was misinformed or doesn’t know about the investigations and everything else, or what.” He said Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers knew within five or 10 minutes from the discovery of disappearance that he had walked away. “He said some strange things, like, ‘I could get lost in those mountains,’ which, at the time, that doesn’t really strike you as someone who is going to leave their weapon and walk out.”

Seem like every time you stop and turn around
Something else just hit the ground
Broken cutters broken saws
Broken buckles broken laws
Broken bodies broken bones
Broken voices on broken phones
Take a deep breath feel like you're chokin'
Everything is broken.

Everytime you leave and go off someplace
Things fall to pieces in my face
Broken hands on broken ploughs
Broken treaties broken vows
Broken pipes broken tools
People bending broken rules
Hound dog howling bullfrog croaking
Everything is broken.

-- Bob Dylan

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 4, 2014 9:02 AM
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I foresee what will be like a turd that refuses to disappear no matter how many times the toilet is flushed with this episode. And that is the way it should be. We have a traitor and enabler of our enemies in the White House. If this fact is not apparent to everyone now, then the disbelievers are also enablers.

We have a US Congress that has been defacto totally taken out of power by a small group of racist, anti American thugs and criminals.

It also appears that the majority of the American people are either mentally dead or are also complicit in the events that are coming and will continue until a major catastrophe wakes people from their slumber. God help us. Satan is in Washington DC.

Posted by: Terry at June 4, 2014 10:15 AM

Love the heck out of that song. Bob best, but this is great too.

Posted by: pbird at June 4, 2014 10:18 AM

Bob tends to be right.

Posted by: pbird at June 4, 2014 10:19 AM

And Bob is right tending.

Posted by: vanderleun at June 4, 2014 11:30 AM


Posted by: Leslie at June 4, 2014 12:56 PM

The next cut on the album (CD) the Essential Bob Dylan (2000) is this:

Shadows are falling and I’ve been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep, time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I’ve still got the scars that the sun didn’t heal
There’s not even room enough to be anywhere
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

Well, my sense of humanity has gone down the drain
Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain
She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind
She put down in writing what was in her mind
I just don’t see why I should even care
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

Well, I’ve been to London and I’ve been to gay Paree
I’ve followed the river and I got to the sea
I’ve been down on the bottom of a world full of lies
I ain’t looking for nothing in anyone’s eyes
Sometimes my burden seems more than I can bear
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

I was born here and I’ll die here against my will
I know it looks like I’m moving, but I’m standing still
Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb
I can’t even remember what it was I came here to get away from
Don’t even hear a murmur of a prayer
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there


Posted by: Fat Man at June 4, 2014 3:17 PM

The traitor is just a prop. The point was to start releasing terrorists.

Rice will be quoted by media for a week or two, then we'll get ready for the next wave of releases from Guantanamo.

It's just another push in the con. There is no reelection to worry about. The congress is not going to impeach. Time to get down to brass tacks in the agenda to destroy the Republic.

Posted by: TmjUtah at June 4, 2014 8:04 PM

How's your BP? The Daily Caller reports;

An administration press secretary suggested overnight that U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl might have been justified in deserting his battlefield post, partly because his platoon-mates might have been “psychopaths.”

Bergdahl might “be worthy of sympathy” for distrusting his leadership and for having “walked off,” said Brandon Friedman, a Democratic activist, a former Iraq and Afghan veteran and now a top public affairs official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/05/bergdahls-army-comrades-may-be-psychopaths-says-administration-official/#ixzz33mtqfnfU

Posted by: John the River at June 5, 2014 10:49 AM

"If the military stalls on turning over files to Congress pertaining to the five years of Bergdahl’s absence, we will at least know that there is no national institution remaining to be corrupted." George Will, June 4, 2014

Well, I think we know the answer. It is corrupted, and 100% is the number. Things have degenerated to third world levels and the people in power most likely realize that the "peons" are getting pissed off. What happens next should be somewhat dramatic as now military people are being openly thrown under the bus so to speak.

I am now pretty much convinced that I will see the actual disintegration of our nation. Being age 69, I have wondered if I would live long enough to be a participant in this event.

Looks like the show is getting under way folks.

Posted by: Terry at June 5, 2014 2:03 PM