Last Updated on August 6, 2021 by MyGh.Online
Devastating wildfires have cut a swathe of destruction across America’s West Coast reaching as far north as Canada, as a blistering heatwave has left many wooded areas as dry as tinder.
With more than 3 million acres burned across the US alone, people are looking for an explanation.
But some theories are stranger than others.
The Canadian town of Lytton has been virtually wiped off the map by a flash fire that took little more than half an hour to make its population homeless.
Conspiracy theorist Kyle Cardinal believes that the town was targeted by an orbital super weapon.
In a now-deleted Facebook Live video Cardinal toured the burned-out town, pointing out how the fire had destroyed some trees and yet passed some others by: “It’s going to be hard to convince me this wasn’t somehow purposeful,” he said.
He added, though, that he should be careful about exposing the international conspiracy: “I might get directed energy weaponed.”
While Cardinal can be dismissed as a lone conspiracy theorists, there are others in influential positions who agree with him.
Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is on record as subscribing to the bizarre QAnon cult, posted a wild theory about the wildfires being started by a solar energy satellite owned by an international cabal of bankers.
The crackpot theory, which lends a science fiction twist to an age-old anti-semitic conspiracy trope directed at the Rothschild family.
The bizarre post led to Greene being widely mocked on social media, and Twitter users had a lot of fun making up photos of “Jewish Space Lasers”.
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The offbeat theory is mixed up with a broad spectrum of paranoid beliefs, involving Bill Gates, vaccines, the Democratic Party, and the Illuminati.
One significant detail that the conspiracy theorists picked up on is the name of a very real spokesman for the British Columbia Fire Department named Forrest Tower.
A well-respected conspiracy theory influencer, Amazing Polly, claims that the name, with its echoes of the lookout towers the fire service uses to keep an eye on forest fires, is a clue that the entire wildfire crisis is a hoax.
“They’ve got plants in there that they can call on to give good quotes because he works in the fire service and his name is Forrest Tower,” she said. “Come on.”
“It always seems like the usual suspects appear”, Amazing Polly said in her video about the Lytton fire, before going on to invite her fans to speculate for themselves about whether the cause of the disaster was a special fire-starting train owned by Bill Gates, a terrorist attack from First Nation Americans, 5G mobile phone towers, or an experimental space-based US military superweapon.
It’s not clear why international banking interests might be interested in using an orbital laser weapon to destroy the US economy: America’s most expensive wildfire to date 2018’s Camp Fire, resulted in a loss of about $10 billion at the time.
The Bootleg Fire, currently raging along California’s border, isn’t expected to be fully contained until October, and it’s already destroyed 413,734 acres this year.
There are also devastating wildfires currently raging in Russia, Greece, Turkey, South America, Africa, and the Arabian Gulf.
Either there are a lot more Death Stars orbiting the planet than we thought, or the world is getting hotter.