Monday March 10, 2014
Brandon Raub's Marine Veteran Brother Sets Record Straight on Facebook ArrestJesse Cash for Salem-News.com
Marine taken into custody over Facebook 'singled out because of his heart'.
(RICHMOND, VA) - My name is Jesse Cash, I have known Brandon for nearly a decade. We served together in Iraq, and Afghanistan. I am a college student, majoring in history (possibly changing to military intelligence). I have spoken with Brandon at least on a weekly basis for the last year, many times daily.
In fact I spoke with him the day before his detainment, and the day of the hospital “hearing” I was in the hospital with his family and lawyers. just a little pertinent background reference, both my parents are in the medical field and have a combined 30 years in mental health. Brandon Raub does not suffer from any mental illnesses.
He is not experiencing psychosis. I have extensive knowledge with PTSD; my father was a navy corpsman in Vietnam and has been diagnosed with PTSD. I grew up around my fathers Marines and know what the signs and symptoms are. I have been evaluated by 2 psychologists and medically cleared. (I wanted to have my sanity documented for situations such as these).
Brandon is not suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, in fact he has no symptoms of the disorder at all. He is easily the most clear minded individual I know. He has a strong moral compass and the heart of a boy. He is well read on the history of modern politics, and philosophy, I would say he has probably read 60 books this year.
He is logical, he is reasonable and some suggest this situation was specifically manipulated by him to make Americans aware of the level of surveillance we are currently under, to that regard I will not comment.
As to his nature, is he capable of violence? Let me tell you a story that sums up his character.
While in Afghanistan Brandon was involved in an operation in which two Afghan soldiers were catastrophically wounded (they had lost multiple limbs) but they were trapped in a IED (booby trap) laden compound, Brandon disregarded his personal safety and crawled into the compound to drag each of them out, the other Marines present refused to help him, because they were Afghans. Brandon saw them as Humans in distress.
After bringing the first out, he turned around and went back in a second time to retrieve the other. Once he drug them to safety he tended to their wounds and successfully saved their lives. Brandon is one of my personal heroes. He is easily the best man I know. Both he and I are decorated for combat valor, and are men of integrity. This man not only saved the lives of his friends, but also his enemies.
He is not capable of evil, for his heart belongs to good. He is a man of Jesus, and stands up for the weak.
His displeasure with the government is because of the evil, deceit, and corruption that is oppressing us and he is not afraid to take a stand to make it stop. "I stand against a great evil I will do it by myself if I must" -Brandon Raub
He has been singled out because of his heart, and his spirit, not his words. Millions say and have said worse. Rap songs speak of murder rape incest and sometimes worse, yet they are not arrested because they are in the public eye.
Brandon is not a Timothy McVeigh outsider from the woods. He is a war hero, with a host of friends and comrades at his back.
This man believes in freedom for all, and has asked for non violent protest. ” I love the American people with all my heart” Brandon Raub (Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/former-marine-brandon-raub-is-being-held-in-a-psychiatric-ward-over-facebook-posts-about-911-2012-8)
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