Exclusive: My Incredible, Bogus Adventure With ‘Operation American Spring’
Disclaimer: there are some very disturbing tweets and comments in here - plus the trolling and agitation of OAS was carried out by myself, however, I do think it is important to have a record published of what these “Operation American Spring” people are really like.
As many of you are aware, yesterday a group of ‘patriots’ attempted a coup in Washington D.C. - and it could not have gone worse for them.
There were supposed to be “millions” of God-fearing, freedom-loving, gun-hugging American militia crackpots in Washington DC today, taking back America while dodging Obama’s drones.
But somewhere along the way, “millions” became “dozens.” May have to put that “overthrowing America” thing on hold.
When it became clear that this was pretty much a bust, the conspiracy theories started:
#OperationAmericanSpring damn it civilians we need help govt has hacked us, cmon this is your chance to fight take to the twitter GO TO WAR
Ok we have helped Anons in the past, Please we are asking for help to git commo on the ground, we want the same thing
Due to the let down of American Spring i will no longer support any causes due to the apathy of the American People
I got that message, by way of some contacts within Lulzsec, and some other of the operations group of Anonymous. I was asked if i could send them an answer - a direct ‘no’ due to the fact ‘old racist white men trying to overthrow a democratic government and install a right wing theocracy is not our opinion of oppression’
That message was delivered, which seemed to upset Lonervet, the organizer for the Texas contingent at the ‘revolution’:
@LonerVet no. smply no. Anon has no interest in operation american spring - it is antithesis to freedom for all
@palmerkiss U guys I always help anons when they need me or ask, Just asked for a freakin favor. And I would pay it back,
@LonerVet take off all your uniforms, take down your confederate flags, and go home, leave this to the adults.
@palmerkiss Do not press, you are warned, next be aware
From then on, things took a decidedly darker turn:
which strangely led him to claiming he committed a war crime - while on duty in Iraq for the United States Armed Services:
At this point, several people, including myself filed reports with both the FBI and the dept of Homeland Security.
so he decided to double down:
@Tweak2010 U wanna know what combat feels like, git ready you will soon know,
@Tweak2010 me neither punk, so you willl go easy, but weha will make sure you will not fear bit you will have pain from the brothers
@Tweak2010 so you know you stepped over a line and you will pay
@palmerkiss I got vet friends everywhere an they love this mission.Maybe u should check ur brakes, snipers will wait for that
it went on like this pretty much for a 12 hour period - at some point i counted he had sent me over 200 death threats, but then he veered directly into threatening terrorism:
@palmerkiss tic toc cause you never know and IED can fit any where, tic toc
As if that was not bizarre enough, while this was happening - several right wing media figures decided they wanted in on the action - and despite warnings that they were aiding and abetting a crime in progress, not to mention getting involved with terrorism, and war crimes - they continued:
kay runs dayontheday.com - a very very out-there right wing conspiracy rag.
She was warned off - but her good sense seems to have vacated her brain at this point:
Patrick Read, founder of conservativereport.org - another right wingnut rag, also wanted in on the fun:
This was all interspersed with the usual right wing troll response to a bossy woman: lots of “you cunt” and “go in the kitchen or die” from a particularly odd collection of 1950’s sexists and bigots - most of whom were veterans. Or so they claimed.
And that brings us to racism:
@RightWingRock : I know the pros and cons of all races. I studied them scientifically i know each race’s weakness.
His account appears to be suspended so I will have to wait until he returns to see the original.
So that was a fun day with one of the founders of “Operation American Spring” - thank you to Joy Reid of ‘The Grio’, who was kind enough to keep a kind word in my ear, and help me sort out the legal issues in relation to the death threats, and war crime admission.