One of the hallmarks of the modern conspiracy theory movement is that the powers that be (the deep state, the New World Order, the cabal, or whatever we’re calling it this week) use training exercises as cover for actual operations against the people they control.
We’ve seen everything from 9/11 to the Sandy Hook shooting to the Boston Marathon bombing labeled a false flag drill that “went live” under the cover of training – giving the plotters the perfect cover to carry out their plans for consolidating power and rolling back our rights. Or something.
5) "Bigger than you can imagine."
What would be so big that domestic law enforcement couldn't be trusted? And so big it required helicopter extractions?
The news of August 24th that Senator John McCain would be ceasing his treatment for brain cancer has brought a slew of tributes to the long-serving Arizona politician, presidential candidate, and naval aviator.
But in the conspiracy theory world, it’s brought an outpouring of what could only be described as joy at the imminent death of the Senator who QAnon has described as “we don’t say his name.”
The far right’s beef with McCain is complicated, and based on a mix of fraudulent news stories, personal animosity, conspiracy theories, and misplaced patriotism.
On May 2nd, a Puerto Rico Air National Guard C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed on a highway outside Savannah, Georgia. Details of the accident are scarce, but it appears all five nine people on board were killed.
That a C-130 crashed and likely led to multiple deaths is a tragedy, but it’s also not a shock. The C-130 has been flying since the late 1950’s, and has about a 5% attrition rate due to crashes and accidents. It’s a sturdy plane, but the frames are old, and the plane can be unwieldy to fly.
BREAKING: Reports: C-130 aircraft from Air National Guard has crashed near Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
This weekend, the good people of Hawaii had their long weekend interrupted by a message on their phones telling them they were about to die.
The false alarm sent by the state’s Emergency Management Agency warning of an incoming ballistic missile has been written about extensively, with articles covering everything from how it happened to an exact timeline of where President Trump was during the 38 minutes it took to send a follow message (spoiler: he was golfing.)
Of course, if you’re woke, you know all of those things are lies.
People in Hawaii are receiving fake missile alert threat messages sent to their phones. It’s fake. Don’t panic.
During October 1978, the US spent a month practicing World War III.
The military portion of the plan was given the jaunty codename “Nifty Nugget,” and when paired with a civilian plan called “Readiness Exercise 78,” represented the first ever computerized, nuclear age exercise to test the nation’s ability to mobilize for war in Europe, fight in the field, move equipment and troops, and absorb the damage and casualties that would occur when the conflict went nuclear.
It was a fiasco, and showed that if war broke out, we’d be utterly screwed.