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Conspiracy-Mongering Organizer of DC Trucker Protest Believes Obama is Osama bin Laden

By David Neiwert on October 11, 2013 - 1:21 pm, Posted in Antigovernment, Conspiracies, Patriot

Those angry right-wing truckers are still promising that at least 3,000 of their number will be showing up in Washington, D.C., this weekend to bring traffic along the Beltway to a grinding halt as part of a protest of what organizers call “the blatant disregard of our Constitution.”

It’s not so clear, however, whether the protest organizers will be able to deliver on those promises. Some participants appear to be backing out – or at least tempering their rhetoric – and the protest so far appears to be, as a conservative Washington Times columnist put it, “disorganized and confusing.”

Much of the confusion was spawned by a participant named Earl Conlon, a Georgia trucker who earlier told U.S. News and World Report that the protesters intended to arrest President Obama and members of Congress. A couple of days later, he told a Washington Post reporter that the whole thing was a hoax and that he wouldn’t be showing up after all.

However, Conlon was never one of the organizers of the event. That title belongs to Zeeda Andrews, a former country singer who appeared on Glenn Beck’s television show this week to explain that, indeed, the protest was proceeding according to plan. At the protest’s Facebook page, Andrews and other participants dismissed the Washington Post story as disinformation ordered by the Obama administration.

Andrews told Beck that she had 3,000 “RSVPs” from other truckers. She also urged non-truckers to participate by refusing to buy anything on the weekend.

However, Andrews’ credibility is probably not much greater than Conlon’s, considering her lengthy history of dubious pronouncements. As Ben Dimiero at Media Matters explored at length, Andrews has a considerable record of imbibing bizarre antigovernment conspiracy theories.

They include her belief that Obama is actually Osama bin Laden in disguise, as she described in a YouTube post: “He is alive call me crazy but, Osama Bin Laden is our Obama do your research,” she wrote. “The CIA has been preparing for this since he was a boy. They have same height, bone structure, hands and ears both are left handed the Osama face was created by Hollywood. The fox is in the hen house.”

The report also demonstrates that Andrews has a history of posting racially incendiary material, including photos suggesting that Obama is a secret Muslim, to her Facebook page. Among her “likes” are a variety of conspiracy theories, including so-called “chemtrail” theories positing that passenger jets flying across American skies are secretly poisoning or drugging the population.

Also, as we noted earlier, the truckers’ protest is employing far-right radio host Pete Santilli as one of its chief media spokesmen. Santilli is perhaps best known for wishing on the air that he could shoot Hillary Clinton in the vagina. As RightWingWatch notes, Santilli angrily denounced Conlon’s threat to arrest members of Congress, saying the truckers only were demanding the impeachment of Obama.

But on Wednesday, as Media Matters reports, Santilli called for violence if the trucker protest fails. Santilli referred to a group of militiamen who dub themselves “Three Percenters” – that is, a tiny faction willing to take violent action – in the rant: “If we do not rise up this week, peacefully, there is going to be Three Percenters who I will also join, to make it not so peacefully. That’s what’s going to happen,” he said.

“Okay, our country will be saved,” Santilli continued. “There is a select few of us, we’ll call them Three Percenters that will take the next logical step to stop our domestic enemies. It will be stopped, I’m going to say this, this is not a threat. We will defend our nation to the absolute death.”

  • Kiwiwriter

    Personally, I think Osama Bin Laden is actually Elvis in disguise.

    I mean…have you ever seen them in the same photograph?

    As for “Joe,” the latest hit-and-run right-wing nut job. So, failure to follow the Constitution makes you a “Left Wing treasonous zealot.”

    Let’s see…how about Richard Nixon, John Mitchell, John Dean, Richard Kleindeinst, Ollie North, George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Albert B. Fall, Edwin Walker, Douglas MacArthur, Joe McCarthy, Ross Barnett, and Larry Klayman.

    They’re all right-wingers who “failed to follow the Constitution.” Not one of them can be called a “Left Wing treasonous zealot.”

    So what are they?

    Please…fill the room with your deep understanding of this subject.

    Oh, and here are some left-wingers who fought very hard to preserve the nation and Constitution:

    Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman. Heck, Harry dropped not one, but TWO atomic bombs, and sent US troops to fight Communists in Korea. And John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson fought left-wing Communists pretty fiercely. Are they traitors?

    I’d like to hear your reasoning on this matter.

  • Eightbells

    They have a flat —– flat brain wave pattern :-)

  • Roger B

    We will defend our nation to the absolute death.”

    Well that probably couldn’t happen fast enough. These people are bat shit crazy.

  • Aron

    Joe, please show us an example of Left Wing Treasonous Zealotry. We’re all ears.

    (And calling for an armed coup against the government is hardly ‘standing for the Constitution.’)

  • Joe

    Why is it that you people perpetuate the myth that if you stand for the Constitution and expect the Government to do the same, you are a Right Wing Hate Monger. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being in favor of the Constitution, in fact, that document is what makes this Country great and failure to follow the Constitution in my eyes, makes someone a Left Wing Treasonous zealot, with no care whatsoever for this Country or the people who live in it.

  • Reynardine
  • concernedcitizen

    Reynardine, I can appreciate your position but consider that if the reports are true and the woman was trying to run down a secret service man with her vehicle and run down cops, she was armed.

    The fact that there was a baby in the car does not prove anything toward innocent intent.

    I have, unfortunately, witnessed criminal syndicate members who use their children to hide behind while they commit crimes. It’s a disgusting behavior, the behavior of cowards.

    And about this article and the woman who is so fruit cake to think that our President is a terrorist, I don’t know where she’s from but perhaps it’s something in the local water there…

    … as she described in a YouTube post: “He is alive call me crazy but, Osama Bin Laden is our Obama do your research,” she wrote. “The CIA has been preparing for this since he was a boy.

    Okay, she said call her crazy, no argument here; and I think the CIA has far better things to do that what this nut bag has proposed.

  • IludiumPhosdex

    Meanwhile, hath it that the whole thing may have been a badly-staged farce from the get-go, especially given the questionable credentials of the organisers.

    Essentially imploding upon its face.

  • Dan Zabetakis

    Friday commute, morning an evening, featured light traffic.

  • AndyK

    The woman who was shot in Washington was armed — with a large automobile with which she had already assaulted two police officers. She was shot only after she attempted to run over a third officer.

    One does not need to be carrying a firearm to be in possession of a deadly weapon.

    Consider what could have happened if she decided to drive along the sidewalks full of tourists.

  • Budd Dwyer

    A bunch of adult children trying to get attention. This one is especially funny too!

  • John P.

    The problem is that these morons got a lot of media coverage. The 3,000 promised truckers causing gridlock appear to have been in reality only about 30 strong, who meekly gave up blocking traffic when they were pulled over and given a warning. I wonder how much money Pete Santilli and other right-wing grifters raised publicizing an event that never had any chance of gaining much momentum, much less actually achieving any of its goals.

  • Reynardine

    And because of vicious chatter from people like this, an unarmed woman was shot to death by extremely on-edge Capitol police.