By Peter Nealen
I’ve been seeing more and more rampant conspiracy theories floating around for the last nine months. Sandy Hook seemed to really open the floodgates, and it’s just gotten more widespread and more bizarre as time has gone on. Yesterday, I saw a posting from someone I respect a great deal, about this “article.”
Let’s start at the beginning. “First, let me start by saying that I am not trying to scare anyone and that I’m not asking anyone to think like me.” Like hell. The entirety of this unsubstantiated screed is a bunch of vague supposition deliberately calculated to scare people. “I’m just asking people to think.” No he isn’t, because if anybody really thought and applied some perspective to his bullshit it would fall apart in a second.
Every major crime in the last nine months has had dozens of people coming out of the woodwork to yell “False flag! This is it! This is the Reichstag fire to give Obama the excuse to declare martial law!” (As a side note, I wish I could meet whoever taught these idiots the term “false flag.” Throat punch doesn’t even begin to cover it.) Every one of these predictions has turned out to be false. They are also all predicated on large numbers of US military and/or law enforcement acting like psychopaths, and all backed up by “I know lots of people in the military who are telling me this.” The hell you do. If you really knew that many military or LEOs, you’d know better. If I came up to you and told you that for “the greater good,” I needed you to walk into a school and murder a couple dozen kids, you’d tell me to go to hell. So would any cop or soldier I’ve ever met.
Are there Islamic terrorists on American soil? Undoubtedly. Is Obama giving them their marching orders? Are you fucking kidding me? Look at Syria and the fight between Al Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq. These people are squabbling over regional commands, and you think they’re going to all band together to follow the orders of an American president? Not to mention, it wasn’t all that long ago that Obama was crowing about how “he killed Bin Laden.” Osama was a big deal to a lot of Salafist terrorists. How do you think they reacted to that? So yeah, tell me how they’re all secretly in cahoots.
Then we get to the “15,000 Russian peacekeepers” story, which keeps cropping up. Supposedly there’s a report that Janet Napolitano requested 15,000 Russian troops for an “upcoming emergency.” Strangely, while often quoted, this report is nowhere to be found. The only links provided in these breathless stories are to reports of talks between FEMA and its Russian counterpart on sharing techniques and training, and stories of Russian troops participating in training in Fort Carson. The latter is talked about as especially sinister, but let me fill you in on something—there were a Lebanese and a Bulgarian officer in my company at jump school. There were two Turks in my class at Scout/Sniper School (they both failed). Troop exchanges happen all the time. There has been a USMC/Royal Marine exchange program for decades. It’s part of international relations.
In fact, the only remotely credible news story I could find referencing 15,000 Russian peacekeepers is in fact five years old, talking about the dustup in Georgia in 2008. That’s the country of Georgia, in the Caucasus. Not the state of Georgia. I’m pretty sure somebody saw the headline and freaked.
As for Russian troops being used to prop up the Obama regime at all, let’s just look at the international situation right now. Obama and his cronies are (foolishly) talking about backing the Syrian rebels against Assad. Russia is backing Assad. Putin has made Obama look like an incompetent child on more than one occasion, and Obama has publicly insulted Putin, saying he acts “like a bored kid.” So how does Russia sending troops to help Obama in the event of unrest make any sense whatsoever?
Then we come to the ultimate bogeyman, the UN. “MASSIVE BUILDUP of UN troops.” What? What country in the UN, besides the US and China, has anything close to the manpower that would be necessary? 17,000 UN peacekeepers couldn’t do shit in Sierra Leone, which is a tiny fraction of the size of this country. The only reason the UN did anything in Bosnia was because the US did most of the heavy lifting. The numbers simply don’t add up.
In the comments, somebody always brings up the 2700 MRAPs story. “2700 ‘urban tanks’ to oppress the American people.” Give me a fucking break. First of all, they’re not tanks. They’re a glorified bigger, more unwieldy, far more expensive version of the Brinks armored cars that move money between bank branches. (I shouldn’t have said that, now somebody’s going to get started on how Brinks is the secret Gestapo of the international banking cabal. I need a drink.) And 12,000 of them sure didn’t do much to help us control Afghanistan, a country roughly the size of the state of Texas. Do. The. Math.
So much of this crap is either ignorance, supposition, or flat out deliberate misinformation, like the guy showing an order for lots of AK mags and 7.62x39mm ammunition, ostensibly to arm the Russian troops that are about to occupy Main Street USA. He tries to skip the “Purpose” section, which explains that they are for classroom and range instruction for foreign weapons classes, which have been standard in the US military for a long, long, long time.
The people spreading this bullshit always claim they “just want people to think.” But they are cashing in on a vast lack of critical thinking that is dragging this country into the gutter. This kind of gullibility is the antithesis of an informed electorate. “The Truth will set you free.” We need to show this crap for the idiocy it is at every opportunity.