By Jack Murphy
December 3, 20201:26 am
Retired Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney described Sidney Powell filing lawsuits to try to overturn a lawful presidential election in favor of President Donald Trump as a “counter-offensive.”
“She also found out, through the Kraken, and the Kraken is the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion that works these kind of problems that we have Chinese and Iranian involvement,” McInerney falsely said of the election without citing any evidence during a recent podcast interview.
The 305th is a training unit, a part of advanced individual training (AIT) that soldiers go through as a part of their initial entry training into military intelligence. The unit does not conduct operations or deploy abroad.
McInerney went on to falsely claim that an algorithm was used to change votes in the 2020 election, without citing evidence aside from his own instincts.
“This is treason on a massive scale,” he said.
“We’ve mentioned before, the Special Ops seizing the servers in Frankfurt Germany,” he continued, referencing a conspiracy theory holding that the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion supposedly completed a raid to secure a computer server involved in stealing the election. “We know that the facility in Frankfurt was a CIA facility, run by commercial people.”
DBy Jack Murphy
In a statement to the Army Times, McInerney doubled down on his false claims about the Kraken raiding a secret CIA server farm in Germany.
McInerney and Scheuer have both long advocated the notion that there is a deep-state conspiracy taking place in America to turn the country into a communist regime. Scheuer is known for talking about an imminent civil war in America.
Years ago, both may have been seen as semi-talented grifters but in 2020 with QAnon conspiracies taking off and governmental employees receiving death threats, the ideas they espouse have taken on a different tone.
The senile ramblings of old men using their military and CIA clout to influence a segment of the population already ramped up to the precipice by COVID-19, an economic downturn and their president telling them the election was fraudulent could prove to be incredibly dangerous.
This retired three-star falsely claims US soldiers died attacking a CIA facility in Germany tied to election fraud
It is a scenario that makes the antics of animated spy Archer seem plausible by comparison, spun by the former assistant vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force.
In his unfounded version of events, U.S. special operations forces died in an attack on a CIA computer facility in Germany that was hiding information about a massive, covert effort to flip votes from President Donald Trump to his opponent, Joe Biden.
But even though big Army and U.S. Army Special Operations Command have told Military Times that there was no such attack, or loss of life, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney is sticking by his claims. They became so widely distributed on social media that numerous accounts on Twitter falsely claimed that five soldiers killed in a Sinai helicopter crash were really killed in the firefight with the CIA.
McInerney, in an email to Military Times, did not offer more information regarding the sources of what he told a conspiracy-laden website over the Thanksgiving holiday. Nor did he respond to the Army statements about their falsehood.
He did, however, double down on his claims.
“President Trump won in a landslide and the Dems left so many footprints that this TREASON must be stopped!!!,” he told Military Times. “This will be the last free election we have and I predicted it on 2 Nov on the Steve Bannon Show!”
Who is he?
Thomas G. McInerney was once a highly respected military leader who became the Air Force assistant vice chief of staff.
He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1959 and later earned a master’s degree in international relations from The George Washington University in 1972.
Though a West Point graduate, he joined the Air Force and flew more than 400 combat missions during the Vietnam War, earning among other honors the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster and Bronze Star Medal with “V” device and oak leaf cluster.
He assumed his role as the Air Force assistant vice chief of staff in July 1992.
But somehow, he went off the rails.
After retiring, McInerney spent more than 16 years as a military analyst for Fox News Channel, He was fired from the network in 2018, according to the Arizona Republic newspaper, after inaccurately claiming during an appearance on Fox Business Network Thursday that torture “worked on” Sen. John McCain, who endured a brutal 5 ½ years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.
The comments about McCain were among a string of false and controversial statements made by McInerney, according to writer Jack Murphy, a Green Beret and Ranger veteran.
His latest tale
New military-flavored conspiracy claims emerged over the weekend in connection to the widely debunked Dominion election fraud theory, which claims that voting machines deleted votes for President Donald Trump or switched votes to Joe Biden. That theory gained widespread traction when Trump — without verifiable evidence — amplified its claims, various sub-theories have emerged claiming the involvement of the Army.
The new claim is that Army Special Forces soldiers were killed in Frankfurt, Germany, in a firefight with the CIA guarding a secret CIA server farm that allegedly held evidence of Dominion’s so-called election theft. This updated version of a weeks-old theory originally amplified by U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, came from an interview with McInerney, who offered no evidence to support his claim.
McInerney made these claims in an interview with Brannon Howse of Worldview Radio & WVW-TV, a conspiracy-tinged website with stories like “Voter Fraud, Treason, Psychological Gaslighting Enemies Inside the Wire” and “The Existential Threat to Our National Security; Is the CIA Using Technology to Enslave and Control The American People?” and “The Democrat’s Plan For Secession if They Lose the 2020 Presidential Election and Their Partnership with China to Defeat America From Within.”
In his interview with Howse (which was preceded by an exclusive first interview with retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn since his pardoning by Trump) McInerney said that Trump and attorney Sidney Powell have “got the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion working with them, because in all of this, we have not seen any footprints of the DOJ or the FBI, nor the CIA on the friendly side.”
Howse then raised the issue of U.S. Special Forces troops seizing the server farm in Germany.
“In addition, the U.S. special forces command seized a server farm in Frankfurt, Germany, because they were sending this data from those six states through the internet to Spain and then into Frankfurt, Germany,” McInerney told Howse. “Special operation forces seized those, that facility, so they have those servers and they know all this data they are providing.”
Howse then asked if the “seizure went down without incident.”
“Well, I’ve heard it didn’t go down without incident, and I haven’t been able to verify it,” said McInerney. “I want to be careful in that. It’s just coming out, but I understand — my initial report is — that there were U.S. soldiers killed in that operation. Now, that was a CIA operation, and so that’s the very worrisome thing.”
Howse pressed the issue.
“But you are saying that was a CIA facility, and that was where the server was taken from by these Special Forces, was a CIA facility in Germany?” Howse asked the retired general, who now operates a cloud computing company.
“That’s correct,” McInerney responded. “Frankfurt, Germany. We have all this information.”
U.S. military officials did not mince words about the veracity of McInerney’s claims.
“The allegations are false,” a USASOC spokesman told Military Times. The command has not had a fatal incident since two soldiers died in a helicopter crash in California this August, and the most recent Special Forces combat deaths resulted from an insider attack that killed two in Afghanistan on Feb. 8.
An Army spokesman also denied this theory when reached by Military Times, describing the allegations as “definitely false.”