The 5 Dumbest West Fertilizer-Plant Explosion Conspiracy Theories On The Web
Lots of answers, if you know where to look.
Investigators are nowhere near declaring what caused the explosion of the fertilizer factory in West April 17.
Other investigators, however, have come to their own conclusions, or raised their own questions. Their own nutty, farcical, inane conclusions and questions.
They are the West Truthers on YouTube, not organized in any sense but the one that makes them see a huge government conspiracy -- involving drones, FEMA, sci-fi wave weapons -- where others see a tragic accident or perhaps tragic neglect.
Here are the five dumbest West conspiracy theories on the web:
"There was an incoming object that hit this plant while it was burning," says Glen Kennedy of projectnsearch.
The "object, he says, can only be seen on one frame -- in his mind, if our viewing of that frame is any indication. The object seems to be simply a fire flare, at most.
Kennedy isn't completely unreasonable, however, about what the non-existent object might be: "It' not an asteroid," he says, "I mean, the chances of an asteroid impacting on that particular spot is just outrageous. There's no way."
While Kennedy is bumbling around wondering just what a non-existent item might be, cip 1883knows
what that non-existent item is, according to his YouTube headline: "MUST SEE Missile attack in the US @ WACO fertilizer plant explosion".
Luckily, the headline is written, because this guy has got some impenetrable British/Scottish/Whatever accent.
"Ach it's nae weel tae spake o'yadda yadda yadda," he says. Something about a missile, we presume.
Again, the headline tells it all: "fema type trucks set up in waco day before explosion...just documentation no other conclusions...," writes Notme Smithori, which just might not be his real name.
The chilling video shows FEMA-type trucks parked unmoving at an apartment complex, because if there is one thing we know about the American government, it's that it's willing to kill its citizens and is so efficient that it gets FEMA trucks there -- two, two things we know about the American government is that it's willing to kill its citizens and is so efficient that it gets FEMA trucks there the day before.
In case you don't believe Notme Smithori, try StillSpeakingOut, who provides five minutes of video of "ANOTHER inside job??? Black trucks filmed in Waco and FEMA drills two days before the explosions." If you dare.
2. It was a drone strike. We all know Obama loves his drones. Well, you gotta practice, right? What better target than....a fertilizer plant? Especially one in a state that voted for Romney and McCain!
This video comes from the No Agenda show, hosted by Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak, one of whom opens the show by saying he's "still yet to hear a good explanation" for why a fertilizer plant might explode.
The Tesla Howitzer is the alleged star of plenty of YouTube videos, blowing up mosques and other attacks. It'salleged history
Before the turn of the century, Nikola Tesla had discovered and was utilizing a new type of electric wave. Tesla repeatedly stated his waves were non-Hertzian, and his wireless transmissions did not fall off as the square of the distance. His discovery was apparently so fundamental that it was responsible for the withdrawal of his financial backing, his deliberate isolation, and the gradual removal of his name from the history books.
By 1981 the Soviet Union had discovered and weaponized the Tesla scalar wave effects. Though there are several Tesla devices of note, the most powerful of these frightening weapons was the Tesla Howitzer. It was recently completed at the Saryshagan missile range and presently considered to be either a high energy laser or a particle beam weapon.
The Tesla Howitzer. Do not make this at home.
It is not known exactly what type of grudge Tesla had against the small Central Texas town of West -- perhaps he just hated kolaches with a passion -- but decades after he allegedly dreamt up his super weapon, it was allegedly put to use on a fertilizer plant.
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