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The U.S. Marine Who Spoke Out about 9-11

Updated August 30, 2012
Added note about Judge Sharrett's nephew Pfc. David H. Sharrett II, who was killed by 'friendly fire' in Iraq in 2008.


Brandon J. Raub, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan wars, was released on Thursday, August 23, after being detained for psychiatric evaluation because of his Facebook postings.  Judge W. Allan Sharrett said that the involuntary commitment order against Raub was invalid because it contained no allegation or basis to hold him.

Note:  The judge in this case knows all about the lies and human toll of war.  Judge William Allan Sharrett's nephew, Pfc. David H. Sharrett II of Oakton, Virginia, was killed in Iraq, the victim of “friendly fire.”  Sharrett was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, and the private first class was deployed to Iraq in September 2007. He was killed four months later, near Balad, at age 27.  The Washington Post has an extensive story about the unexplained death of David Sharrett, complete with video footage, entitled "A closer look at those in the Dave Sharrett case".


But these wars are lies. They are lies. They deceived our entire nation with terrorism. They have gotten us to hand them our rights. Our Rights!  Men died for those rights!

September Eleventh [9-11] was an inside job. They blew up a third building in broad daylight. Building 7.

Your leaders betrayed you.
- Brandon J Raub, “The Truth“, November 11, 2011

Brandon Raub, a Marine Corps veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan wars, was arrested at his Virginia home and put into forced detention to undergo psychological evaluation.  This is what was done to political dissidents in the former Soviet Union.  While the arrest of Brandon Raub is a huge Internet story, it has been ignored by the controlled press.  A search on (August 21) found only 5 press reports of this unconstitutional arrest.  There were two stories in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, while the local Progress-Index, the New Haven Register, and the Tulsa World ran the AP story by Larry O'Dell on August 21.  

Chesterfield police Lt. Rich McCullough said he understood that Raub was still being held at the hospital as of Sunday afternoon but stressed that county police had nothing to do with the situation apart from transporting him there on behalf of the FBI.

"We did not initiate this. We were simply assisting them on this," he said. "I can't tell you exactly what the status of Mr. Raub is, or when he's going to be released. It's not a criminal matter."

On the online program "The Josh Tolley Show," Thomas said her son had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and she described him as "very sane, very sound-minded." Raub and his brother, she said, were "just strong patriots."
- Richmond Times-Dispatch - August 20, 2012


"For government officials to not only arrest Brandon Raub for doing nothing more than exercising his First Amendment rights but to actually force him to undergo psychological evaluations and detain him against his will goes against every constitutional principle this country was founded upon. This should be a wake-up call to Americans that the police state is here."
- John Whitehead of Virginia's Rutherford Institute on the government detention of Brandon Raub.

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Brandon Raub was arrested at his home in Virginia for speaking out about the government and 9-11 on Facebook.  Although he has not been charged with a crime he was handcuffed and taken away by the police, which is very similar to what happened to me 6 years ago, although I was tortured with a TASER first and suffered a broken elbow:

The following video contains an interview with Raub's mother by Josh Tolley with details about the forced detention of Brandon. 

Sources and Recommended Reading:

"Chesterfield Man, Marine Veteran Detained For Online Posts," (ABC affiliate), August 19, 2012

Hester, Wesley P., "Veteran in Facebook flap has hearing today, mother says," Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 20, 2012

O’Dell, Larry, “Va. judge orders release of detained veteran,” Associated Press, August 23, 2012

"Rutherford Institute Defends Marine Arrested, Incarcerated in Psych Ward & Detained Indefinitely for Posting Political Views, Song Lyrics to Facebook,", August 20, 2012  

"U.S. Marine Arrested for Facebook Posts,", August 19, 2012

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