UPDATED 8.20: Marine Vet Arrested; Psych Ward for Patriotic Facebook Posts?

8/18, 4:11pm

I invite you to add information in comments!  I don’t intend to update this story again until tomorrow.

“mental hospital door,” from scrapetv.com

I will add information and comments about this through the night. We can learn together. Also, we have posted about this broader subject matter previously, so check our tags and categories. And as our masthead implies, we will not let this go, so we will have more in ensuing days.


Apparently, last evening, at the same time Gulag Bound was preparing a key article, Patriotic Christian Gun Owners Treated as Mental Patients: Plans & Process,” (and before we were then hit by a denial of service Internet attack and our site, brought down) it was happening, again.

Brandon J. Raub of Chesterfield County, Virginia, an ex-Marine was arrested, ostensibly for his patriotic posts on Facebook. It has been said, he was taken to a psychiatric ward [hospital] for tests.

Here are two videos for starters, more to come at this same Gulag Bound entry.

Video, “Marine Vet detained for FB posts – Brandon J Raub being ‘arrested‘”

Caption under this video at YouTube:

Published on Aug 17, 2012 by

This video was taken 8.16.12 around 7:30 pm. This is the video of a fellow patriot, Brandon J Raub, being “arrested” and taken away by Chesterfield County Virginia Police Department. They showed up inquiring his postings on facebook, and then they just took him.

And about that Facebook “wall” of Mr. Raub’s:

Video, “Brandon Raub Face Book Wall

Published on Aug 17, 2012 by

This is the wall of Brandon Raub, who was detained by the FBI for his recent postings. This is what they probably saw.

When I look at the posts on Mr. Raub’s Facebook wall, I see he has written threatening, albeit vague statements about the Illuminati (if that is still what it is called) and about the top brass of the military. He is a 911 truther and a Moon landing denier, to boot. He tends not to approach such things, or for another example, jet contrails and/or chemtrails with skepticism but with certainty. He is a part of a subculture which has its own media, including not only blogs but videos and music.

Frankly, that is not very distant, interestingly enough, from the likes of us, who publish or visit at Gulag Bound, though we do not contend the moon landings were fakes, nor that the Bush administration blew up the World Trade Center and fired a cruise missile into the Pentagon. We do not declare as did Raub that there is sure to be a civil war and that we must very soon take active arms on the side of defending America from the global mammon complex. We warn that the war is going on right now, a soft war, a velvet insurrection, and has been in reality going on for years and decades. And of course, we as do they, warn of the militarism, surveillance, and technocratic control by these kleptocratic manipulators.

A mental test of how close the Bound are to that subculture, which of us would not vote for Ron Paul over Mitt Romney, for president?

The word that comes to mind, when I see that ostensibly the DHS has picked him up and is holding him is incrementalism. This is another step, a further reach and prod, or for a metaphor without appendages, a further wrapping turn of the python. If his Facebook postings are their trigger, they are now ready, willing, and able to apprehend such a person as a suspected terrorist, due to his unspecified, threatening language. Is that not what we are expecting, at about this time, based on the trajectory of the control tactics of these feudalistic empire builders, both the global Marxists on their left and the transnational banksters and barons on their right of their controlled dialectic? After all, is it not they who have provoked the likes of this ex-Marine to his alienation and his lawful hostility?

It is reported, Raub has not been read his Miranda rights, nor is he charged with a crime. He has simply been taken and interned. It will be interesting to find out exactly what kinds of tests they are giving, or one might say, performing on him – if we do get to find out. And will whomever apprehended him cite the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act? – the one with the controversial language added at the request of the Obama regime, while he had the temerity to express his disfavor of the same, with his signing statement?

Update, 8/18, 2:06pm CT

See this comment below, for numerous other references to Raub. In it there is a lengthy Facebook commentary purported to be the one that got him apprehended, though I cannot confirm that at this time:

Dave Posh says: August 18, 2012, 12:10 am at 12:10 am

Update, 8/20, 12:44pm CT+

Friday, the next day, Raub’s mother gave her report of the incident on the Josh Tolley radio program. She stated that both FBI and Secret Service personnel were involved and that Raub was eventually charged with resisting arrest, though he did not resist. He is to see a judge today, Monday. She insists he was not told of any charges, nor read his rights.

Video, “BREAKING NEWS: Fmr. Marine Arrested by FBI for Patriotic Facebook Posts!! SHARE EVERYWHERE!
The blog, jeenyuscorner.com relays this, purportedly including Facebook posts of Raub’s mother:

The following posts were made by Cathleen Thomas on Facebook, Expressing her anguish and frustration, as any logical parent and concerned American should be:

Cathleen Thomas (mother of former Marine arrested for using his 1st amendment rights)

I ask that you pray for our country and my son Brandon Raub. He has been arrested by the FBI and Secret Service for his CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to express his FREEDOM OF SPEECH on Facebook.

Remember this?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

He is a decorated US MARINE that served in 2 wars for our country.

He is being held for psychiatric evaluation to see if he is “fit for society” they will not tell me where he is and they will not return my phone calls.

I know what they are trying to do, and they will not win. They will try to SLAP PTSD on him, they will say he is unstable. THIS IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT!

Is this what it comes to? Is this MY AMERICA I grew up in? Where are those that are weary of the deliberate stripping and tearing down of our US CONSTITUTION! Were are those that will stand and rise and say “enough is enough” we want out country back. Where are those that adhere, embrace and stand up for the US CONSTITUTION.

I will not be silent, I will not PASSIVELY stand back and do nothing. I will hold the Constitution high and remind our government of our rights. I will lift it up to my Father in heaven and cry GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!

I AM PROUD OF MY SON. He his one of the most logical, clear-minded, stable, LOVER OF GOD and COUNTRY men that I know.

HE is a Patriot whose time has come. Wake up America! Wake UP


She later informed supporters of this update:

Latest update.

I was at the Chesterfield police dept inquiring on where my son was. I do have a video of the FBI and Chesterfield police dept taking my son away.

They told me last night, that yes, he is here and being “evaluated”. There was nothing I could do they said, but “await his phone call”.

No one has called, so I began to call. Called the chesterfield police jail and they told me that he was not there and they have NO RECORD of him being processed there or booked for any crime.

They gave me the number to the FBI which I already had because Agent Sherry Granger 804-241-4770 Called me upon his “arrest” and told me my son was being “evaluated” as a “potential terrorist” for his comments on face book AND that he was arrested by the Chesterfield Police Department.

So I called her back this morning since no one seems to know where my son is and she did not speak to me but a representative of the FBI told me he was taken to a Psychiatric Facility called Popluar Springs in Petersburg Va. So I called Popluar Springs and they have no record of his admittance.

How would you like this to happen to your child just because he exercised his constitutional right of FREE SPEECH?

Brandon Raub is a contributor to the patriotic Web site, Dont-Tread-on.me (their report).

Maggie Thornton of Maggie’s Notebook posted perhaps Raub’s most provocative comments:

Dear Friends,

I know many of you think I’m going crazy, and are wondering just why I have been posting the things I have been posting. I don’t have the energy to explain. Just know that a new beginning is coming.

Sharpen up my axe; I’m here to sever heads.

The people responsible for posioning the America people from the sky will be held accountable. And there is going to be justice.

This is a picture of the government dropping Barium and Aluminum Powder from the air on American Citizens.

Also, 911 was an inside job

Dear Friends in the Military,

The time for choosing has come. Will you continue to ignore the obvious lie of 911 or will you stand and fight for your people?

I’m starting the Revolution. I’m done waiting.

This is the part where I tell the Federal Government to go fuck itself. This is the part where I tell Generals, training our young men to fight Americans, I am coming for you. The Veterans will be with me.

If you are my friend, you deserve to know the truth. This world is secretly run by a shadow organization of people who among other things enjoy raping children. Some of leaders were involved with the bombing of the twin towers. It was a sacrifice and a complete inside job. Also the Bush’s are very sick twisted problems. I believe they have a secret Castle in Colorado where they have been raping and sacrificing children for many years. Think I’m crazy? Think again.

Fuck the New World Order. I’m bringing it down.

Is that worthy of what has happened, or what has happened so far, to Mr. Raub?

Many Internet activists have reported this, but, no surprise, it has not made the major media.

Is this protection by the regime in Washington, or provocation?  I have more reflections and contextualizing information. Some of it may still be posted here, but other items will be posted in Gulag.


  1. Thanks for posting on this. Here is what I have gotten so far:

    Here is the 2 minute video of him getting arrested.

    Here is that Liberty Hour audio we listened to:

    Here is the 10 minute broadcast of the Josh Tolley Show.

    Tweet by RI state Rep about it.
    Rep. Dan Gordon Rep. Dan Gordon ?@Rep_DanGordon

    For those not on FB, here is the post that got Brandon Raub arrested by the FBI: America has lost itself. We have … http://tmi.me/vyEjJ

    Link to note on Facebook:

    Contents of note:

    The Truth
    by Brandon J Raub on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 9:00am ·

    America has lost itself. We have lost who we truly are. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave. This is the land of Thomas Jefferson. This is the land of Benjamin Franklin. This is the land of Fredrick Douglas. This is the land of Smedley Butler. This is the land John F. Kennedy. This is the land of Martin Luther King. This is the land where the cowboy wins. This is the land where you can start from the bottom and get to the top. This is the land where regardless of you race and ethnicity you can suceed and build a better life for you and your family. This is the land where every race coexists peacefully. This is the land where justice wins. This is the land where liberty dwells. This is the land where freedom reigns. This is the land where we help the poor, and people help eachother. This is land where people beat racism.

    The federal reserve is wrong. They have designed a system based off of gread and fear. They designed a system to crush the middle class between taxes and inflation. This is wrong, and it is unjust. It is wrong.

    We have allowed ourselves to be devieced and seduced by the powers of the printing press. It is not a good system. It discourages saving: the foundation for all stable economic activity. The federal reserve is artificially manipulating interests rates and creating phony economic data. This thing has decieved our entire nation.

    They created it 1913. They also created the income tax in 1913. They encouraged the growth of debt so they can tax you on it. There is interest on the debt. Your government is in bed with these people. They want to enslave you to the government so that they can control every aspect of your lives. It is an empire based on lies. They operate of greed and fear.

    There is a better way. It’s called freedom. Freedom is called a lot of things. But there is a true meaning. It means very simply that you have the right to do whatever you want as long as you are not infringing on the feedoms of other people.

    I firmly believe that God set America apart from the other nations of the world. He saved a place where people could come to to escape bad systems of goverment. This system we have created works. It really works.

    There is evil going on all around the world. The United States was meant to lead the charge against injustice, but through our example not our force. People do not respond to having liberty and freedom forced on them.

    Men and Women follow courage. They follow leadership, and courage. Our example has paved the way for people all around the world to change their forms of goverment.

    Force is not the way because liberty is a powerful concept. The idea that men can govern themselves is the basis for every just form of government.

    We can govern ourselves. We do not need to be governed by men who want to install a one world banking system. These men have machine hearts. Machine and unnatural hearts. They have blocked out the possibility of a better world. They fear human progress. They have monopolies on everything.

    This life can be free and beautiful. There are enough resources on this earth to support the world’s population. There are enough resources on this earth to feed everyone. There is enough land for everyone to own their own land and farm, and produce their own energy.

    These people have been hiding technology. There are ways to create power easily. There is technology that can provide free cheap power for everyone. There are farming techniques that can feed the entire world.

    They are controlling your media. They have dumbed you down through your school systems. They have systematically dismantled the constitution. It is in rags.

    The bill of rights is being systematically dismantled. Men have spilled their blood for those rights.

    Your sons and daughters, your brothers and sisters, and Americas best young men and women are loosing their limbs. They are loosing their lives. They are loosing the hearts. They do not know why they are fighting. They are killing. And they do not know why.

    They have done some extroadinary acts. Their deeds go before them. But these wars are lies. They are lies. They decieved our entire nation with terrorism. They have gotten us to hand them our rights. Our Rights! Men died for those rights!

    September Eleventh was an inside job. They blew up a third building in broad daylight. Building 7.

    Your leaders betrayed you.

    You elected an aristocracy. They are beholden to special interests. They were brainwashed through the Council on Foreign Relations. Your leaders are planning to merge the United States into a one world banking system. They want to put computer chips in you.

    These men have evil hearts. They have tricked you into supporting corporate facism. We gave them the keys to our country. We were not vigilant with our republic.


  2. It is rather interesting that he (Raub) was not charged, as the Temporary Injunction placed against the writers and operators of the NDAA sec (b) was handed down right from the bench by Federal Judge Kathleen Forrester-The order was a stinging rebuke of the administration’s efforts to stifle freedom of speech and as well the 4th and 5th amendments-“The Illuminati, The Club of Rome, The Club of 500,
    The Bilderbergers, the New World Order particpants ,Council of Foreign Relations, The Tri Lateral Commission are all FOREIGN ENTITIES REQUIRING US CITIZENS TO REGISTER UNDER THE LOGAN ACT FOR ATTENDING- Hillary Clinton was fined 300,000 for an uillegal attendance of the Bilderbergers in Chantilly Va. The mere fact the countless politicians, and military officers attend or have attended and were not “caught” does not forgive the “crime” The DOD & HS specificies exsiting patriots as potential dangers to the powers that be, I guess why that is the reason they are “browning their shorts” while arming government offices like Social Security facilities and other-It is pretty incriminating on part of the government as to who the real terrorists are. Many citizens fear the threat from within rather tghan the government’s falsely manufacured images of muslim or other foreign terrorists – As well the WTC
    boondoggle is being seen more every day as an inside job by very talented sy-ops demolition experts
    As an 8000 hour pilot let me assure you that NO AIRCRAFT TOOK DOWN THOSE BULDINGS, That the Gov never made it’s case to the satisfaction of the questions asked and unanswered-“Hitler blew up the Reichstag in order to march into Poland-nothing new about these doings!

  3. This brave soldier hasn’t said anything most of us have not already said. I think the gov’t is afraid of him because they know he’s about to blow their cover and tell what is going on — that our military is corrupted and bad things are planned against us…and that soldiers are not fighting for OUR freedom but to install the NWO overseas.. while Soros and Obama bankrupt the country.

  4. I saw the planes fly into the buildings. I knew a person on the plane that flew into the Pentagon. You didn’t address the one in the field with a Crescent Moon Memorial?

    • Thank you for your comment A.O.

      I didn’t see that Raub mentioned that one, Annie. There are numerous troubling matters surrounding 9/11, before and after, including that crescent that seems to point to Mecca; also John P. O’Neill and what happened with him.

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