Audio: Meet the Guy Who Thinks the Blizzard Was a Government Attack on #NoDAPL Protesters


A camper maintains his shelter as high winds and a blizzard hit the Oceti Sakowin camp while "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The #NoDAPL movement is one built in no small part on half-baked legal reasoning and conspiracy theories. It seems as though not a week has gone by which hasn’t brought us some wild accusations from the protest movement against the pipeline company or law enforcement or the state government.

One recent theory caught my eye, though. Dane Wigington, who describes himself as the “lead researcher” for GeoEngineering Watch, accused some shadowy cabal of manufacturing the recent blizzard which hit the #NoDAPL protest camp and surrounding region.

“The Dakota pipeline protests have become the frontline representation of the critical struggle against a completely out of control totalitarian power structure,” Wigington wrote. “Those in power cannot afford to allow this justifiable protest to continue or succeed. Geoengineering/weather warfare has now been added to the already long list of criminal assaults that have been hurled at the peaceful pipeline protesters. In the coming days and weeks, weather warfare will likely be the most deadly and effective weapon that the power structure will wield against the pieceful Dakota pipeling protesters.”

Some might call the weather in the coming days and weeks “winter,” but whatever.

“If you don’t believe snowstorms can be completely engineered, you have not done your research,” Wiginton continues. “Weather warfare has long since been a covert weapon of choice for the criminals that truly control our government.”

Given that serious accusation, and the fact that Wigington’s post has been shared over 8,000 times on Facebook, I decided to have him on the radio show today. It was a…special moment in my broadcasting career. Here’s the full audio from today’s show. The interview with Wigington starts at about the 30 minute mark.

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