World Affairs Brief, May 8, 2015 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).
This Week’s Analysis:
The Garland Attack and ISIS’ Bogus Claims
Miriam Carey was Murdered by Capitol Police
More on the Baltimore Prosecution of Police
The Government’s Surveillance Database on Dissidents
Jade Helm: More Bogus Claims
Avoid “Welcoming Cities”
Greeks Tax Cash Withdrawals to Stem Flow
NK Threatens US with Nukes
New Russian Super Tank—Armata
Appeals Court Ruling Against NSA Spying Gutless
Huckabee Running for President, Again?
World News Daily Disinformation Site
Correction from NORAD on Cheyenne Mountain
Preparedness Tip: EMP Scenarios
JADE HELM: MORE BOGUS CLAIMS
The Jade Helm 15 military exercise is real and it is practicing to capture and extract dissidents, but martial law is not imminent and the Wal-Mart closings are not involved. You can find an excellent review of the truth and hype by the New American. What is of particular interest is how the media is using conservative’s belief in all the false hype to discredit what is true about conspiracy. I’ve always maintained that this is one of the main purposes of the government putting out false stories about DHS buying 2 billion rounds of ammo etc. Using NSA spying techniques they are tracking who believes it and who passes the rumor on.
Here’s another bad rumor that is put out by government disinformation experts—that hundreds of boxcars are being readied with shackles inside for prisoners. The false rumor even names the company in Portland, Oregon that makes them—Gunderson Steel.
Recently, I knew someone who lived near where I live in Portland, Oregon. He worked at Gunderson Steel Fabrication, where they make railroad cars. Now, I knew this fellow for the better part of 30 years, and he was kind of a quiet type. He came in to see me one day excited, and he told me ‘they’re building prisoner cars.’ He was nervous. Gunderson, he said, had a contract with the federal government to build 107,200 full length railroad cars, each with 143 pairs of shackles.
Notice how they always provide details to bolster confidence in the supposed-leaker—he’s the “quiet type” or a “good Christian” (who wouldn’t lie), etc…. Fortunately the rumor was debunked by a real employee:
This article gave me a good laugh. But it is sad to see such balderdash on Portland indymedia. This nonsense appeared a while ago saying the same thing. I’ve worked at Gunderson Inc for many years, so let’s get a few facts straight. One we haven’t built boxcars for a few years now in Portland. They are made down in Mexico; we only build container cars these days. The ‘shackles’ are dimples which are with a small piece of metal going across which is used for tying goods down.
Think about it, why would you bother putting prisoners in shackles anyway [good point]. The Nazis in Germany just herded people onto a box car at the point of a gun, and then shut the door. It’s hard to cut through steel with your finger nails. And they could just use the containers if they wanted to transport prisoners, like they have used in Afghanistan and Iraq. And who the hell is Brent Gunderson? Gunderson has been owned by Greenbrier since around 1985. There is no ‘Brent’ or any other Gunderson on the board at Greenbrier.