This day in WND history: U.N. military vehicles on Virginia interstate

Bloggers were quick to point out the curiosity of U.N. trucks being transported on U.S. highways

Bloggers were quick to point out the curiosity of U.N. trucks being transported on U.S. highways

U.N. military vehicles on Virginia interstate

WND-20-YearsJune 26, 2016: WND reported when the sight of trucks bearing the United Nations logo being carted on Virginia’s highways had some Internet bloggers asking why – but as one interested reader posted in the comment section of a story about the curious observance: These trucks are made in America and need to be transported for shipment to U.S. seaports.

But first, the story. In a piece entitled, “UN military vehicles seen rolling down Virginia interstate,” American Mirror writer Olaf Ekberg asked: “What were United Nations vehicles doing in Virginia! … That’s what motorists were left to wonder when they saw UN tactical vehicles – with bulletproof glass – on a flatbed truck and rolling down Interstate 81.”

A Facebook user named Jeff Stern posted several photographs of the scene, alongside a brief statement that read, “Can’t begin to tell you how many of these I passed today on 81 near Lexington, VA. Interesting times ahead!”

And from there, readers of Stern’s post expressed concern as well.

“Tactical Vehicles, with bullet proof glass? What ever could those be for, and why are UN vehicles here, in THIS country?!” wrote Fernando Johnson, the American Mirror reported.

As one alert reader to the American Mirror report noted in the comments section beneath the story, the U.N. trucks are actually built in the U.S.

“They’re built at the BAE Systems plant in York, PA,” a poster named Bobby Elrod said. “From there they are carried down to I-91 to I-77, and then I-95 towards the port of Savannah to be shipped overseas.”

As the Daily Mail noted, Bobby Wayne Guinn said in a Facebook post that he’s seen the trucks in Texas and that he was “wondering why 30 United Nations vehicles, fully loaded with combat-prepared troops, were driving down our highway in Dallas, Texas.”

Following his post, the website Liberty asked, in a post that was undated but contained several pictures of U.N. vehicles being driven rather than transported: “Are these U.N. troops here preparing for economic collapse in America? Is this related to Iran ships approaching the U.S. border?”

But a good portion of the information dealing with U.N. presence in the United States is unsubstantiated.

Some readers, for instance, say the U.N. has been using America’s military bases for training grounds for years; others say the photos and stories of U.N. sightings in the United States aren’t always dated or confirmed, and should therefore be relegated to conspiracy status.

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America ‘In Mortal Danger’

In_Mortal_DangerJune 26, 2006: Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., the undisputed heavyweight champion of the border security issue in the nation’s capital, officially launched his sensational new book, “In Mortal Danger,” on Fox News’ “Hannity & Colmes.”

In his book – subtitled “The Battle for America’s Border and Security,” and published by WND Books – Tancredo warned that America is on a course to the dustbin of history. Like the great and mighty empires of the past, he wrote, superpowers that once stretched from horizon to horizon, America is heading down the road to ruin.

Tancredo, who would later run for president, said America is following in the tragic footsteps of Rome.

Living up to his reputation for candor, Tancredo explained how the economic success and historical military prowess of the United States has transformed a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles of right and wrong into an overindulgent, self-deprecating, immoral cesspool of depravity.

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