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Veterans Arrested For Anti-Obama Facebook Posts – Police Militarized For Veterans

  • Veterans Arrested For Anti-Obama Facebook Posts – Police Militarized For Veterans

    Veterans are being arrested by Secret Service for making anti-Obama Facebook posts, sometimes the very next day after creating a post – a practice which has been going on for quite some time.

    All the while, our police force is being militarized at an alarming rate, with veterans being cited as one reason why. This is revealed in a statement made last month by  Sgt. Dan Downing of the Morgan County, Ind. Sheriff’s Department, he stated “The weaponry is totally different now that it was in the beginning of my career, plus, you have a lot of people who are coming out of the military that have the ability and knowledge to build IEDs and to defeat law enforcement techniques.”

    DHS has specific programs to silence veterans, such as Operation Vigilant Eagle, which was started in 2009. See more on this program below.

    We saw the Washington Times last month report on a memo detailing Obama’s plan to use the military against citizens. Of course strategically it makes sense that in any such war, the first targets would be those who can defeat local law enforcement, organize others into field-ready teams, and train the other patriots in the finer points of combat: our veterans.

    In the four years since the start of Operation Vigilant Eagle, the government has steadily ramped up its campaign to “silence” dissidents, especially those with military backgrounds. Coupled with the DHS’ dual reports on Rightwing and Leftwing “Extremism,” which broadly define extremists as individuals and groups “that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely,” these tactics have boded ill for anyone seen as opposing the government.

    One particularly troubling mental health label being applied to veterans and others who challenge the status quo is “oppositional defiance disorder” (ODD). As journalist Anthony Martin explains, an ODD diagnosis

    “denotes that the person exhibits ‘symptoms’ such as the questioning of authority, the refusal to follow directions, stubbornness, the unwillingness to go along with the crowd, and the practice of disobeying or ignoring orders. Persons may also receive such a label if they are considered free thinkers, nonconformists, or individuals who are suspicious of large, centralized government… At one time the accepted protocol among mental health professionals was to reserve the diagnosis of oppositional defiance disorder for children or adolescents who exhibited uncontrollable defiance toward their parents and teachers.”

    The case of 26-year-old decorated Marine Brandon Raub—who was targeted because of his Facebook posts, interrogated by government agents about his views on government corruption, arrested with no warning, labeled mentally ill for subscribing to so-called “conspiratorial” views about the government, detained against his will in a psych ward for standing by his views, and isolated from his family, friends and attorneys—is a prime example of the government’s war on veterans.

    Raub’s case exposes the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that is targeting Americans—especially military veterans—for expressing their discontent over America’s rapid transition to a police state.




    1. Ken Connelly
      Ken Connelly September 10, 08:50

      This is America today,There traitors.

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    2. Gary Williams
      Gary Williams September 10, 11:31

      Screw That commie,traitor in the white house! and America we are in deep do-do,we must organize and do something besides talk! Minite men anyone?

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    3. Gary Williams
      Gary Williams September 10, 11:34

      Talk is cheap! we need to take action!

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    4. Reggie Knowlton
      Reggie Knowlton September 11, 05:00

      Just pushing people into another civil war.

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    5. Truth And Action
      Truth And Action September 11, 08:34

      Theory says:
      “Note not one sited name or incident to back up this fabricated story”

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    6. Linda Miller
      Linda Miller September 11, 08:36

      what dick head

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    7. Theory
      Theory September 11, 08:36

      Note not one sited name or incident to back up this fabricated story

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    8. Cheryl Webb Clair
      Cheryl Webb Clair September 11, 08:39

      I’ve got a lot of friends and family on here who are veterans and none of them like Obama; so here’s a heads up guys, you know who you are. I guess you had better watch what you say or risk being arrested for it. Pre war Germany is here again. I can’t even think what my brother would be saying now. But you can bet it would get him arrested.

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    9. Susan Prater
      Susan Prater September 11, 08:40

      I CALL BULLS**T!!

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    10. Mary Kenny Wright
      Mary Kenny Wright September 11, 08:43

      Thank You Vets……….you are not what is wrong with this country.

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    11. John Hugdahl
      John Hugdahl September 11, 08:43

      They haven’t arrested me…yet. I can’t believe any LEO in this country would do such a thing for speaking out. Or arrest any citizen for doing that.

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    12. Dave Jeatran
      Dave Jeatran September 11, 08:50

      Prove this story, I call BS.

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    13. Harry Noyes
      Harry Noyes September 11, 08:53

      Do you really know who this is ?

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    14. Darlene M Welch
      Darlene M Welch September 11, 09:14

      How are we supposed to keep in touch? & that’s a violation of the 1st amendment

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    15. Elmer Stanton
      Elmer Stanton September 11, 09:23

      that man is nuts,AREST a VET for freedem of speach.who’s he think he is GOD, neaver happen.

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    16. Steven Russell
      Steven Russell September 11, 09:26


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    17. Jim Addison
      Jim Addison September 11, 09:47

      All of those ARRESTS are FALSE and holding someone under those pretenses is called FALSE imprisonment. But who are we to question the great Harold Reid the dictator Obummer?

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    18. Gary Warthen
      Gary Warthen September 11, 09:49

      that is bad—-

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    19. Jim Copeland
      Jim Copeland September 11, 12:56

      This is just to much… Reminds me of Soviet Russia..

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    20. Michael Shreve
      Michael Shreve September 11, 13:09

      MANY make no secret of their opinions ABOUT Obama. ARE veterans a different CLASS of opposition.

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    21. Francis Baker
      Francis Baker September 11, 14:52


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    22. Nancy Maguran
      Nancy Maguran September 11, 16:11

      I’m sure they can’t despise him more than I do!

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    23. lisahawks
      lisahawks September 12, 05:48


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    24. Burt Scott Staggs
      Burt Scott Staggs September 12, 05:50

      Total BS…

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    25. Sherry Hanscel
      Sherry Hanscel September 12, 06:04

      Freedom of speech is in the constitution…..

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    26. Joe Turchiano
      Joe Turchiano September 12, 06:15

      do you dumb ass liberals see what is happening to our country..he tossed the constituion along time ago,and bush said it was just a piece of paper.i was in pennstation wed..what i saw turned my stomach police with black uniforms and black helmets with rifiles i have never seen before, who are they worried about ,we the people,arming police depts with mititary weapons and trucks,they are expecting thier planned revolt..god help us all…

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    27. Ralph Taylor
      Ralph Taylor September 12, 08:11

      what happened to americans right of free speech. those scabs have got too go.

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    28. Leonard Chambliss
      Leonard Chambliss September 12, 08:26

      The administration needs to make sure vets do not stand with We, the People, because, if the voting process does not change the direction our government is heading, there will be revolution.

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    29. Rick Raper
      Rick Raper September 12, 13:52

      Free speech. What happened? The over reach of govt into our lives. Stop them now.

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    30. Tom Brown
      Tom Brown September 13, 07:20

      Whatever happened to free speech? In the past all Presidents have been criticized without any retribution against the individual expressing his or her Freedom of Speech Rights. Only under Obama has this changed. WHY AMERICA ???????????

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    31. Ruth Silvera
      Ruth Silvera September 13, 13:42

      What a stupid move.Quieting the people who have the nerve to tell it like it is.

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