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Farah Sees Black Helicopters, Err, Drones

Joseph Farah is a very dangerous man. So dangerous, you see, that the federal government is flying drones over his house to keep an eye on him. That’s the dark tale he told to conspiracy lunatic Alex Jones on his radio show and on his own site, the Worldnutdaily.

His private property was scouted by a drone that sounded “like a lawnmower buzzing over my head,” WND Editor and CEO Joseph Farah revealed on the July 5 Alex Jones Show.

“I’m taking my dog for a walk and guess what I see right over the tree line right above my head is a drone,” he said. “I don’t live in the city, I don’t live in a populated area, I live in one of the most rural places you could possibly live in Northern Virginia and there could only be one thing that this drone was spying on and that would be me, that would be my property because there’s just nothing else around except woods and deer.” …

“Look – this is the first term – if he’s re-elected it’s going to be war – they will be at war – we will be hunted down like dogs, keep that in mind, that’s what the stakes are,” warned Farah.

Uh, Joe. I don’t know how to break this to you, buddy, so I’ll just say it: You ain’t that important. You’re a carnival barker on the wingnut midway, a huckster selling crazy to the credulous. And you’re having delusions of grandeur. No matter how much you fantasize about your own martyrdom, no one is going to hunt you down like a dog or throw you into a FEMA concentration camp for wayward Christians. We’re just going to laugh at you.

Comments

  1. schism says

    Farah reminds me of the Rapture Ready wannabe militia types who think every virus warning is a sign that the FBI is spying on their oh-so-grandly important dinky message board, plotting to round up the only real Christians still in existence (without considering that, were that true, congregating on a public internet forum might be a bad idea).

    Their level of self-delusion is impressive, if nothing else.

  2. slc1 says

    No matter how much you fantasize about your own martyrdom, no one is going to hunt you down like a dog or throw you into a FEMA concentration camp for wayward Christians. We’re just going to laugh at you.

    The assumption here is that Farah the fucktard actually believes this crap. Somehow I don’t think so; this is just raw meat tossed at his gullible readers.

  3. says

    These people always think they’re being monitored or persecuted out of all proportion to their importance.

    I used to work in the clerk’s office of a federal district court, and we had a pro se plaintiff who was suing various federal agencies accusing them of using satellites to “assault” him. Needless to say, he wasn’t exactly playing with a full deck.

  4. Sastra says

    Never say never: Farah (and whatever minions he may have) just might decide that, all things considered, it’s best to plan and implement a “first strike” strategy for the upcoming war.

    In which case, I bet someone from the federal government/military will indeed come looking for him. Probably not with a drone though. But with at least a warrant.

  5. says

    This sounds like good news for Farah’s cocaine dealer. From this rant, it would appear that he’s up to about two eight-balls a day. At least.

  6. says

    he lives in northern virginia?

    thats funny because just last week he was complaining about how “Aren’t Americans, in a sense, all colonists of the great imperial throne in the District of Columbia? We all pay tribute to this faraway empire”… that’s no more than an hour drive away. [not to mention the other stupidity in that piece]

    oh wnd, i love the lulz

  7. Michael Heath says

    anandine writes:

    If I don’t know what they’re there for, they must be there to get me.

    You assume something was actually there, I wouldn’t make that assumption when it comes to Mr. Farah or anyone who has beliefs similar to his.

  8. eric says

    He lives in northern Virginia and can’t think of any other possible reasons why there might be drones in the area?

    That’s kind of like someone in San Diego or Norfolk being suspicious about the presence of a sailor.

  9. says

    I’ve been catching up with Alex Jones’s radio show of late (there’s precious little good talk radio to listen to in this country, so I might as well get a good laugh) and if there was ever great example of a self-anointed martyr, it’s him.

    I’ve already lost count of the number of times Jones has said he knows that he’s a target but that he’s not worried about his safety, saying he’s more than willing to lay down his life for “the cause of liberty.”

    Of course, it’s easy to play the martyr when no one’s the slightest bit interested in coming after you…

  10. says

    Everyone knows he should really be worried about the satellites Obama has parked in orbit over his head. And does he have fillings? Has he had them checked for transmitting devices lately?

    Nah, that stuff’s all old hat. These days the government is using fluoridation of the water supply and poisons in the vaccines to gain control over the unsuspecting masses. Chemical warfare is the name of the game. I know this to be true because Alex Jones keeps telling me so.

    Apparently the government is also doing a great job faking the life-expectancy statistics too, because Jones says that millions of American children are being killed by these methods…

  11. d cwilson says

    Farah has moved into the fifth stage of wingnuttia: Promoting the idea that “they” are out to get him. Glenn Beck went through that stage while on Fox, constantly implying that he was about to be assassinated.

    It’s all for the rubes. Make them think they’re part of the underground war for freedom. It’s not about Farah’s own paranoia. It’s about steeping the sheep in it. If they think Farah is important enough to be a target, then they, as his fans, must be pretty important to. Got to keep listening in so that they know when the “end” is near.

    Oh, and buy the books on our site and call Goldline.

  12. Pierce R. Butler says

    Only people who live in urban or suburban areas need to “take the dog for a walk”.

    Actual country people go for a walk, and the dog(s) come along if they feel like it.

  13. says

    I’ve already lost count of the number of times Jones has said he knows that he’s a target

    Well, I was just listening to Alex Jones in the car, and sure enough, not two minutes into the journey he says he told a former government operative “I sometimes wonder why they don’t kill me” to which the operative supposedly said “too much paperwork.”

    He then goes into a rant about the “at least fifty times” the government has tried to set him up, with random people coming up to him in bars and hike and bike trails to tell him that they are fans of his and saying things like “don’t you agree that the federal judges should be killed.”

    It’s a wonder people can live in such a state of paranoia all the time.

  14. greg1466 says

    @fastlane: That was the first thing that came to mind for me as well. That and the fact that Farah is quite obviously clinically paranoid.

  15. says

    I want a black helicopter of my own. I’d paint blue rectangles on it and buzz the house of a 9/11 truther I know.

  16. jaranath says

    Well, don’t overlook the fact that Joe claims it’s a very rural area. I can’t imagine what else law enforcement agencies might employ drones to look for out in the sticks…nor what might make rural citizens paranoid about such aerial surveillance…

  17. kenbo says

    Look, if he’s got nothing to hide, then I don’t understand his consternation…sounds like he is guilty of something./snark

    Kenbo

  18. Pinky says

    This week drones, next week blackbirds with automatic weapons.

    Soon it will be land sharks.

    Knock Knock, “Who’s there”, “Land Shark, no I mean pizza delivery, yea, pizza delivery.

  19. says

    “Look – this is the first term – if he’s re-elected it’s going to be war – they will be at war – we will be hunted down like dogs, keep that in mind, that’s what the stakes are,” warned Farah.

    If only…

    Not only do we have to live in a world where Farah and his ilk constantly slander the President by pretending to be victims of a police state, we also have to live in a world where they’re not hunted down like dogs. I would be happy to trade him one for the other.

  20. eric says

    @19:

    Well, don’t overlook the fact that Joe claims it’s a very rural area.

    In northern Virginia. There are some (rural areas), but keep in mind that the DC metro area is one of the nation’s biggest military and intelligence employers. Getting suspicious about military aircraft overflying various parts of northern Virginia is like getting suspicious about all the sand at the beach.

  21. hkdharmon says

    Do you ever think he considered one of his neighbors might be an R/C aircraft enthusiast?

  22. loren says

    Farah says that he heard the drone buzzing like a lawnmower, and when he looked up he saw it right above the treeline.

    Now correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t real surveillance drones usually fly a little higher than ‘just above the treeline’? It’s not very surreptitious to fly so low that your target can see *and* hear you.

  23. busterggi says

    Drone technology is amazing – I see them all the time and they look exactly like birds & insects.

  24. says

    Or, if it sounded like a lawn mower, maybe one of his redneck neighbors built a home-made drone using an old Briggs & Stratton engine stolen off a riding mower?

  25. meg says

    @BrianX – I’m at home sick as a dog today, so thanks for making me laugh. . . can I borrow said helicopter just to freak out some annoying neighbours?

  26. says

    Not that surveilance drones fly around at tree level. And never mind the fact that they are designed to make it difficult for trained soldiers to spot them, let alone deranged conspiracy theorists with delusions of grandeur. I’m sure they are out to get him.

  27. Nibi says

    His private property was scouted by a drone that sounded “like a lawnmower buzzing over my head,” WND Editor and CEO Joseph Farah revealed on the July 5 Alex Jones Show.

    Maybe one of these:

    skycutter

  28. says

    Assuming that he’s even being truthful (which is a big if), depending on where he lives in NOVA he is likely under the flight footprint of Joint Base Eustis-Langley. What flies out of UBEL? UAVs. The United States Air Force flies them as part of training missions to teach crews how to operate Predator’s and Reapers (the Predator’s bigger, angrier brother).

    What does that mean? They’re going to fly in and around the area and loiter so the crews can get used to operating the sensor packages and the flight controls. I don’t know why he would be worried about it. He lives in NOVA, which is pretty much the equivalent of hell anyway. What’s a drone overflight to that?

  29. lorn says

    That area around northern Virginia, the trunk of West Virginia, and western Maryland are very popular with the defense/ intelligence community. Its proximity to Alexandria and DC area, and the privacy of cheap, relatively private, land has had them quietly crowding the area since 9/11. He is much closer to the people he fears than he thinks. Not that they are there to follow such an insignificant, and self-defeating, personality.

    On the other hand, just for the sake of arguing with a madman, lets assume that they are after him and they are going to see his kind “hunted down like dogs”. I fail to see any down side. I smile at the thought of Joseph Farah being chased until he drops from exhaustion and shot from a black helicopter. As highly unlikely as this is it still warms my cold, cold heart.

  30. dingojack says

    Hey Joe* –

    Those aren’t gnomes in your garden – they’re really SEAL Team Six!

    :) Dingo
    ——–
    * Where ya goin’ with that gun in ya hand?

  31. puppygod says

    @26 loren

    Now correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t real surveillance drones usually fly a little higher than ‘just above the treeline’? It’s not very surreptitious to fly so low that your target can see *and* hear you.

    This. *sigh* We have friggin second decade of 21st Century. You can get HD camera for 50 bucks and pack of peanuts. Even el-cheapo civilian market drones used for stuff like traffic monitoring or pipeline inspection got cameras capable of imaging people from at least five kilometres away. The only way to know that you are targeted by drone is a good FLIR/radar or “swooosh, KABOOM” sound when you are being hit by the missile.

  32. stace says

    It’s a wonder people can live in such a state of paranoia all the time.

    Hey, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean people aren’t out to get you.

  33. twincats says

    It’s not about Farah’s own paranoia. It’s about steeping the sheep in it.

    So, it’s all sheep-dip!

  34. John Phillips, FCD says

    lorn #34, I must admit, I initially read your self-defeating as self-defecating, which is, considering the maroon being discussed, rather appropriate.

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