FBI Arrests Anti-Government Extremists in NC, Building Bombs - UPDATE: Inspired by “Jade Helm” Conspiracy Theory
Here we go again. How long until Jim Hoft tries to label these crazies as “leftists?” FBI: Men Arrested for Making Explosives to Resist Government.
You know he will.
Reports say that law inforcement received tips that Walter Litteral, 50, Christopher Barker, 41 and Christopher Campbell, 30, were attempting to manufacture explosive or destructive devices.
Law enforcement were reportedly told the men were reconstructing live grenades from “dummy grenades” sold as military artifacts at stores.
Authorities believe the men were preparing for the possibility that the government intended to use armed forces to impose martial law, which they planned to resist.
The FBI also reportedly became aware that the men wanted to manufacture pipe bombs.
Other defensive items were said to be purchased from stores, including a .338 caliber rifle, hand-held radios with throat microphones for communication, military issue Kevlar helmets, body armor vests and balaclavas (a form of cloth headgear designed to expose only parts of the face).
More information now coming out; according to court records, these three were inspired to start building bombs by the “Jade Helm” conspiracy theory.
Court records showed a controversial military training exercise in Texas and other southwestern states may have been fueling their violent ideas.
The exercise is called Jade Helm, a two-month long special operations training exercise with members of U.S. Army Special Operations Command and service members from the military’s four branches, according to the U.S. Army.
The exercise has drawn conspiracy theorists to believe martial law will be declared and civilian groups to keep an eye on the military in response.
Jade Helm is mentioned in a federal complaint against Barker, Campbell and Litteral.