Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Barack Obama Colo. conspiracy theories: Is he avoiding Comet Elenin or leading nuclear test?

Conspiracy or coincidence? President Barack Obama will be returning to Denver on Tuesday, September 27 -- just four days after a major Homeland Security terrorism-emergency exercise in this city. And already, the web is running wild with conspiracy theories that Obama is coming here to 1) avoid Comet Elenin, or 2) conduct a top-secret nuclear test at either NORAD or the underground tunnels at Denver International Airport -- if the Martians will make way.

Officially, Colorado is the third state on Obama's three-state swing of the West, where he's planning to do some fundraising and push his jobs bill. Yeah, right.

And ostensibly, tomorrow's Operation Mountain Guardian is just a full-scale, anti-terrorism exercise organized by Homeland Security.

The Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association has notified LoDo residents that on September 23, Operation Mountain Guardian will be taking over Union Station; it could result in "loud noises, simulated weapons, smoke, emergency vehicles and other equipment that will be audible and visible throughout the day."

But the action isn't confined to LoDo. Over eighty agencies are involved in the all-day exercise, which will take place in ten locations around the metro area, including Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver Health Medical Center, Park Meadows Mall... and Denver International Airport!

What's any of this got to do with a comet? Reports

A ton of chatter this week among conspiros around the news that President Obama is planning to be in Denver on September 27th. This happens to be around the day that a comet know as Elenin will be traveling past Earth. This comet holds significance for the segment of 2012 conspiros who focus on a prophecy that the 2012 (or 2011) destruction of Earth will occur when a planet known as Nibiru enters the solar system.

This dovetails with theories that DIA was really created to be a massive fallout shelter for the global elite when the stuff hits the fan. In the past, it has not escaped notice from conpiros that Denver was also the site where Obama accepted the nomination of the Democratic party to be their presidential candidate and the city where he later signed the landmark economic stimulus bill

As for conspiracy theory no. 2, there's this from

Stories circulating all over the Internet refer to a frightening foreign military intelligence report circulating in the Kremlin, that states that the vast intercontinental military tunnel complex constructed by the United States was hit with two powerful nuclear explosions at its main terminuses in Colorado and Virginia, which were reported as earthquakes...

...and that the United States plans to hold a DEFCON 1 maximum readiness alert drill on 27 September, which will be overseen by President Obama at one the United States most secure bunkers located beneath the Denver International Airport.

Be afraid. Be very afraid -- especially checking out the video below.

Wonder what really goes on at DIA? Read Westword's classic feature on "DIA Conspiracy Theories Take Off!"

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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