Beeker on Bergdahl

| June 5, 2014 | 45 Comments

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So, Brandon Friedman, affectionately known here on these pages as “Beeker”, an infantry platoon leader in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Vice Chairman of VoteVets as well as the administrator of their blog VetsVoice which TAH effectively killed. Friedman followed Tammy Duckworth to the Department of Veterans Affairs as their chief of new media propaganda, the Director of Online Communications. He left the VA when things started getting too hot at that department and now he is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, you know to cover for the failures at that agency.

Friedman is cutthroat. He’ll throw anyone under the bus who doesn’t toe the party line. I have intimate knowledge of that. He’s even stooped to using TAH for some of his attempts to cut the wings off of his political opponents. But, I’m saving the specifics of that particular story for a time when I need it. Brandon knows what I’m talking about.

But now, he’s casting aspersions on Bergdahl’s leaders and his unit to salvage the White House’s image in that discussion. Throwing an entire unit under the bus to make the President and this administration, along with Bowe Bergdahl look good.

Of course Friedman says that he’s “not a fan of speculation” just before he begins to speculate. There’s no evidence that there were failures of leadership in Bergdahl’s unit, so Friedman makes them up out of whole cloth. I guess, in a courtroom they’d call that “sowing seeds for reasonable doubt” – the last refuge of a defense attorney who is in over his head. But, you know, a commissioned officer in the United States Army shouldn’t be screwing over his brother officers in that manner.

And even if there was a leadership problem in the unit, that doesn’t mitigate deserting your unit and being the subject of millions of dollars spent on finding you and trading five high value prisoners for you.

The White House has even stooped to calling what Bergdahl’s former platoon mates have done in the media as “Swiftboating” him, according to an NBC White House correspondent, says Breitbart. Of course, it’s misuse of the term – swiftboating means to call out a member of the military on his lies, like the Swiftboat Vets for Truth did to John Kerry. So, in that sense, yes they did swiftboat Bergdahl, but, of course, the White House means to disparage a number of veterans of the Afghanistan War to save the fairy tale that they’re trying to shove down our throats.

So, see, we’re all heroes and worthy of praise unless we turn on the party line – then we’re all shit. Well, Brandon Friedman, you’re shit for turning your back on your brother officers for your thirty pieces of silver.

Thanks to our countless friends who sent us links to Friedman’s Twitter account.

This is from Patrick;

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Category: Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Veterans' Affairs Department, VoteVets

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  1. Old Tanker says:

    What a spewing douche nozzle….

    Don’t do us any favors Beeker, you twit…

  2. BrownNeckGaitor says:

    Beeker, GFY.

    /—nothing follows—/

  3. John11B says:

    Suggesting that the platoon could be full of psychopaths the leaders could not/did not control, and that it drove Bergdahl to desertion, is insulting. Another attempt to perpetuate that image some try to paint of people who choose to serve in the military. Beeker should be ashamed of himself for smearing the names of all the NCOs and the PL from the platoon. I am pretty sure the Army Leadership Requirements Model doesn’t teach that method of gaining the trust of subordinates. Good thing Beeker is no longer an Infantry officer, because it seems he has no idea of how to be a leader of men. Bergdahl is just a turd. A unique turd, yes, but just a turd. There are thousands of them in all of the branches of service. I am not certain of the exact number of service members who have gone AWOL/deserted during the GWOT, but I assume it is in the thousands. So of those thousands, Bergdahl is the only one who did abandoned his unit in theater. At least all the rest who split had the decency to leave in the US, where the military would not expend resources trying to recover them and risk lives. Bergdahl also had plenty of time to go AWOL in the states before deployment, so the fact that he waited until he was there speaks of his greater intentions or goals. He is selfish, that selfishness cost lives, resources and distracted from the overall mission in the AO. If I am given the choice of believing a turd who a bunch of civilians are trying to defend the character of, or a half dozen members of said turd’s unit who attest to the turd’s turdness, I am going to believe the half dozen a million times out of a million. Notice there are not stories of other members of this unit coming out and attacking the character of those who have already chosen to speak against Bergdahl.

  4. RunPatRun says:

    I just read his twitter posts prior to these. Talk about a partisan hack, wow. I always wonder if peeps like these actually believe what they write or simply go to extremes to pay the bills and further their political careers.

  5. Nicki says:

    Here’s what I tweeted back at this snot-nosed fucktard.

    Brandon Friedman ‏@BFriedmanDC 11h

    What if he grew disillusioned with what he saw, didn’t trust his leadership, and walked off? Legal? No. Worthy of sympathy? Maybe. (2/5)
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    Nicki ‏@Nicki_F

    @BFriedmanDC what if you’re so desperately unhinged and looking for excuses, that your delusions have hurled YOU into psychosis? (1/2)

    Brandon Friedman ‏@BFriedmanDC 11h

    Given other examples, it’s not out of the realm of possibility–and more reason to withhold judgment until after an investigation. (4/5)
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    Nicki ‏@Nicki_F

    @BFriedmanDC Given your insane Twitter posts, it’s not out of the realm of possibility. (2/2)

  6. Old Trooper says:

    I wonder what Beeker’s platoon would have to say about his leadership?

  7. Green Thumb says:

    Brandon Friedman is a clown.

    • just bob says:

      The unfortunate thing is that our gov is filled with asshats like him, none could make it in the real world.

  8. Just an Old Dog says:

    Must be Bateman’s bastard son.

    • MrBill says:

      Or his red-headed stepchild.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      By Bob (Master)Bateman’s standards, Bergdahl the deserter, defector, and collaborator is a model soldier, and Friedman the bootlicking blue falcon is the ideal of a perfect platoon leader. Remember, (Master)Bateman is an expert on stuff like this, since, ya know, he’s got soooo much infantry experience!

  9. Isnala says:

    I’ll repeat something I heard on the radio this morning: ‘If the military has to be told to shut up and salute, you know they aren’t going to like it.’

  10. nbcguy54 says:

    Just for giggles I wanted to see how close this clown represents the “real” Beeker…

    “Beeker normally communicates through a series of high-pitched “mee-mee-mee” noises.”

    How fitting.

  11. ohio says:

    sounds like another John Kerry. (did you know he was in Viet Nam)?

  12. Instinct says:

    Since he deleted the tweets, here is what I sent the little fuckstick:

    “What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership?” Well then, it would be just like the Obama administration #jackass

  13. Anonymous in Jax says:

    The more I think about it, the more I have to wonder what the hell Bergdahl was thinking!? Did he really want to join the Taliban or was he really trying to make his way “over the mountains” like some of his fellow soldiers reported him saying? Did he think he could just desert and they wouldn’t look for him? They’d just let him go and it would be done and over with? God, I’d really love to know what some of his thoughts were!

    • streetsweeper says:

      via back channels, Bergdahl thought process:

      ^_______________________^___________________^ —-

  14. Marcus says:

    What if you were long on speculative, baseless pathos arguments and short on verifiable facts?

    One might say you have your “beek” so far up someone’s ass, you’ve lost all sense of reality.

    EATADIK.

  15. GunzRunner says:

    Brandon Friedman @BFriedmanDC · 15h

    As far as I can tell, “leave no one behind” was a Ranger thing from 1974-1993. After Somalia, it gradually spread throughout the military.

    Hard to believe that this ass clown served…..

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Cool spoof! And MAD magazine is run by liberals, so too me it means that B. Hussein 0bama has really pissed the libs off as well this time!

  16. CB Senior says:

    After looking at some of his Bio and Book. I still cannot get that old saying out of my head, “2nd Lt’s should be seen not heard.”
    After all those years he did not learn a thing.
    Try going to your Senior Officer and blame a whole Platoon for short comings is only an invite for imcoming fire. The “Whole world is crazy and I am the only SANE one” usually does not work.

  17. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Did he ever make it past the rank of 1LT? The really shitty Junior Officers never even make it to CPT!

  18. Stacy0311 says:

    Ok this f*cknugget is beyond contempt.
    BUT, given the MO of this administration, expect to see ‘investigations’ of all of the soldiers who have spoken out. Something about violating the terms of their non-disclosure agreements.
    When it happens in a couple of weeks, all y’all can say “Damn that guy sure was prescient” or some other big GRE word….

  19. FatCircles0311 says:

    Bergdahl served with honor and distinction.

    – speculation

    Scratch that. Blatant fucking lie.

    • nbcguy54 says:

      “Bergdahl served with honor and distinction.”
      That’s what his NCOER from the Taliban said….

      Also, in another section of his Taliban NCOER it also states that “Bergdahl was most proficient at holding the sex-goats steady during Thursday night goat fucks, but truly excelled by standing in for the sex-goats when they needed resting.”

      I bet he and his daddy go into raising goats in Idaho….
      Out.

  20. OldSargeUSAR says:

    How in hell did Beeker Friedman ever get a commission? High School JROTC maybe?
    So he’s a bootlicking Obama fucktard flack, covering for another regime screw-up. Good luck with that, Beeker Bedwetter.

  21. Smaj says:

    Way to besmirch the integrity and honor of leaders in very difficult conditions, there, Brandon. I’m sure not a single Joe or NCO in your platoon thought you were an ate up piece of shit. I would pay good money to get your 1st PSG’s honest opinion of you. Way to delete your tweets; what, are you 14-years old? And Pajama Boy called- he says you can have your onesie back.

  22. Ptolemy in Egypt says:

    Not a fan of speculation, but guessing Beaker’s crappy book will not make my reading list anytime soon.

  23. Pinto Nag says:

    Sorry doesn’t cut it. Try having the testicular fortitude to take the heat you deserve for your stupidiity, Friedman.

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