Many Americans are concerned with what they are seeing this summer.
U.N. combat vehicles have been spotted on the roads in southern states.
Is this a plot to impose a U.N. takeover of America? Or is it something else?
Americans have been shocked by the photos rocketing across social media of armored U.N. combat vehicles in states like Kentucky, Virginia, and Texas.
Some accuse the Obama administration and the United Nations of laying the groundwork for martial law in the wake of an economic collapse.
These fears only intensified after the “Brexit” vote – where the United Kingdom passed a referendum to leave the European Union.
Many are concerned the European Union will retaliate economically against Great Britain and cause a world-wide recession.
The Daily Mail reports on the controversy:
Military U.N. vehicles have been spotted in Virginia, shocking motorists and sparking conspiracy theories.
The white trucks, equipped with large off-road tires, were seen being transported on Interstate 81 on Friday. They appear to be Alpine Armoring’s Pit-Bull VX SWAT Truck models.
Jeff Stern posted photos of the vehicles on Facebook, writing: ‘Can’t begin to tell you how many of these I passed today on 81 near Lexington VA. Interesting times ahead!’
Fernando Johnson questioned online: ‘Tactical Vehicles, with bullet proof glass? Whatever could those be for, and why are UN vehicles here, in THIS country?!’
Meanwhile, Vincent Sammons noted on Facebook: ‘They are sealed against gas too.’
But is this truly a sinister plot?
The website, Snopes.com, which tracks internet rumors and either, debunks the allegations or drills down the facts behind them, investigated the photos of U.N. combat vehicles and why they were spotted on American roads.
“Unlike the Daily Mail, we contacted Alpine Armoring, the manufacturer named in their article, to inquire about the images. According to an individual with whom we spoke at Alpine, the vehicles seen in these photographs were purchased by the United Nations for use outside the United States. A number of defense industry manufacturers are based in and around Washington, D.C. (a region that includes Virginia) for obvious logistical reasons, and the representative confirmed that the trucks were ordered by the UN for use in locations abroad.
After manufacturing, the UN vehicles require transportation to their final ports of call inside the U.S., and driving them to those final embarkation points could potentially put several thousand miles on them prior to their being loaded onto cargo planes or ships, so the trucks seen here were loaded onto a flatbed truck and transported in that fashion. It is a reasonable inference that, depending on their route and final destination, the same trucks would be spotted in other Southern states (particularly if they were to be sent abroad via a cargo ship leaving from a Southern port). It isn’t clear whether rumors of the trucks being spotted in Kentucky were accurate, or if social media users confused Lexington, Virginia, with Lexington, Kentucky.
It is true that the UN vehicles spotted in Lexington were transported via I-81, but they were on their way to an undisclosed destination abroad and are not being deployed for use within the United States. The rumor associated with them was not unlike reports from October 2014 about a “large truck convoy” in Virginia, which also did not result in the imposition of martial law or a UN takeover. It also bore resemblance to long-circulating rumors about the uncovering of a plot to impose martial law via an overturned tractor-trailer carrying portentous signs, which has traveled around the web since 1999 despite the fact its claims never came to pass.”
So even with rumors of Obama allowing a U.N. takeover debunked, it doesn’t take away from the fact that many Americans are starting to question why so many resources are being poured into the United Nations.
Former Governor Sarah Palin used this story as a jump-off point to post on Facebook asking why our government funnels billions of dollars to the U.N. and how our money is accounted for.
Some feel the “Brexit” vote could spur a movement here in America for a campaign to defund the U.N. and kick them out of their headquarters in New York City.
Do you think Congress should defund the U.N. and assert U.S. sovereignty by leaving the organization?
Let us know in the comment section.