We haven’t had an opportunity to discuss James Branum (background here and here) lately because I’d heard he’d been keeping his nose clean and actually helped soldiers instead of getting them tossed in jail for “The Cause” and story lines for Dahr Jamail. But someone sent me this link to his website “GI Rights lawyer” that I just couldn’t let pass.
This is the story of Robert Bulechek and his family. His wife has written a plea for donations because apparently Robert is doing time for being AWOL. Poor guy joined the Army to get ahead, but unfortunately, the Army didn’t pay him enough to take care of his wife, two kids and their invalid parents, so after basic and AIT, Robert went AWOL to get a better job. Then for some reason the Army swore out a warrant for his arrest and he was picked up last February. For some reason the Army doesn’t trust him and kept him confined to barracks, blah, blah, blah.
Now she wants you to send her money. But that’s not the worst part – Branum feels sorry for her to the point that he’ll blame the Army for punishing the law breaker and give her some bandwidth to beg for money, but that’s where his charity ends;
50% of the donations raised in this appeal will go to pay for Robert’s legal bills.
Translation; 50% of the money will go to buy Slurpees and Gut-busters. First of all, who thinks they can just walk away from the Army and get another job because E-1 pay sucks? Secondly, does knowing that 50% of the money Branum collects with his PayPal account is going in Hefty Boy’s gullet make you want to donate more or less? Seems to me that if Branum had any concern for this family, like he tries to tell us, all of the money would go to the family and he’d worry about his legal expenses later. But that’s just me.
Now, I’m told that IVAW, (Seth Manzell, actually) is spreading the word around that Robert Bulechek didn’t go AWOL because of his family, but because he turned against the war. they did the same thing for that other fat turd, Leo Church who did the same thing as Bulechek – they turned Church into an anti-war boob from an average run-of-the-mill AWOL boob.
But I looked him up on FaceBook and there is a lot of things that raise a few questions. Like if he was arrested in February, then why does he have photos of himself outside of confinement. Some of the photos are of him and Family in New Mexico dated March 2010?
Or his comment on FaceBook saying that he is on Staff Duty in June 16th 2010.
on staff duty. not much to do but sit here, lol
Found out more about the unit he was a part of from this photo. Also he is a 21 series according to AKO. Seems he is part of the 1st Sustainment Brigade that deployed this March. But get this, they deployed to Kuwait in order to help with the troop drawdown in Iraq. So when Seth says that this deployment is Illegal does that mean he really wants our troops to stay there? Or does it reinforce that the is not paying attention to what is happening in Iraq and just repeating slogans like he always does.