Saturday, June 29, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The claim: Dept. of National Defense reserve

What it really is: The Department of National Defence is largest employer there, which means is that it employs both military and civilians. The largest base in Canada (in terms of personnel) CFB Halifax, is surrounded by both residential and commercial buildings, which would make it very difficult to hide an interment camp there (not to mention there isn't much space there to build a prison camp either).

Ft. Providence, Northwest Territories, Canada

The claim: Located on Great Slave Lake.

What it really is: A small village located next to a lake with a poorly chosen name...

There are a couple of large buildings there. One happens to be a elementary school, and the other a college.

Ft. McPherson, Northwest Territories, Canada

The claim: Very cold territory ~ NW Territories.

What it really is: A small village in the Northwest Territories of Canada. There's some houses, a small airfield, a couple of abandoned quarries, and quiet a few same lakes, but that's it.

Ft. Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

The claim: Northernmost point on the BC Railway line.

What it really is: It's a town in Northern British Columbia with a population of around 3,900 and a large amount of seasonal tourism. The area also has major natural gas reserves, including a large natural gas field a couple of mile south of the town.

Wainwright CFB, Alberta, Canada

The claim: halfway between Medicine Hat and Primrose Lake.

What it really is: It's a training base that at any given time will have about 1,000 personal located on the base, which grows during the summer when reservists undertake annual training there.

Primrose Lake Air Range, Alberta, Canada

The claim: 70 miles northeast of Edmonton.

What it really is: First, the base is called Canadian Forces Lake Cold Lake, not Primrose Lake Air Range.

While the base does have several large buildings there, most of them are either hangers or other support facilities for the base itself. There is also civilian housing there and a cadet summer training facility there too.

Suffield CFB, Alberta, Canada

The claim: just north of Medicine Hat, less than 60 miles from the USA.

What it really is: Canadian Forces Base Suffield is the largest base for the Canadian military (after looking are the place via Google maps I can tell you that it is huge), and is used for defense development and research by the Canadian military, and as a training base for the British.

Not only is the base very vast, it also doesn't contain that many buildings, and none are large enough, or in large enough concentrations to even look like a prison camp.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Castle AFB, California

The claim: Atwater, 3,200

What it really is: Castle Air Force Base was closed in 1995, and is now the Castle Airport Aviation and Development Center.

There is a high security Federal Prison located next to the airport, but it only holds 1,350 prisoners.

Camp Roberts, California

The claim: Paso Robles, ?

What it really is: Camp Roberts is a California Army National Guard post that underwent major renovations in 2012, including the demolition of multiple World War Two era barracks that were basically health hazards.

Beale AFB, California

The claim: Marysville, 22,944

What it really is: Beale Air Force Base is host to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing.

While the base does have a few large buildings, none of them are anything you wouldn't find at a typical Air Force base.

NAS Alameda, California

The claim: San Francisco, 2,720

What it really is: Naval Air Station Alameda was closed in 1997. Part of the base is now open to the public, and the site also hosts the USS Hornet museum. The site is also under consideration for redevelopment.

Naval Air Station Adak, Alaska

The claim: Adak Island, 65,000

What it really is: Naval Air Facility Adak was closed in in 1997, and is now the Adak Airport.

Eareckson AS, Alaska

The claim: Shemya Island, 7,200

What it really is: Eareckson Air Station is a remote Air Force base located on Shemya Island. While there are several structures on the island, none of them are large enough to hold large amounts of prisoners in and are obviously for base personal and operations.

Clear AFS, Alaska

The claim: Anderson, ?

What it really is: Clear Air Force Station is a remote Air Force radar base that is part of NORAD.

While the base itself is pretty big, there aren't many buildings there as there would for a typical Air Force base, and most of the buildings there are dedicated to either housing radar equipment or base personal.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona

The claim: Tucson, 11,000

What it really is: A major Air Force base in Arizona.

While the base itself contains several large buildings, none of them appear to be the types you would find in a prison cam,. The base is also surrounded by numerous houses, making hiding anything like a prison camp difficult.

Little Rock AFB, Arkansas

The claim: Little Rock, 11,373

What it really is: The only C-130 training base for the Department of Defense.

While the base contains several large buildings, none of them are large enough to hold thousands of people, and appear to be for housing or plane maintenance.

Ira Eaker AFB, Arkansas

The claim: Blytheville, 3,931

What it really is: Eaker AFB was closed in 1994. Now the Arkansas International Airport. Originally called Blythville AFB.

Redstone Arsenal, Alabama

The claim: Huntsville, 38,000

What it really is: Redstone Arsenal is the Army's center of testing, development, and doctrine for the Army's missile programs. Also contains extensive wetland areas that's maintained by the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

The claim: US Marine Corps Base - Presently home to 30,000 Mariel Cubans and 40,000 Albanians. Total capacity unknown.

What it really is: Actually it's a navy base, not a Marine base.

Most of the Mariel Cubans that left Cuba actually ended up in the United States, not Guantanamo Bay, and while Cuban refugees do occasionally slip into Guantanamo Bay, the amount of refugees living there is no where near the 30,000 being claimed. In fact the most ever held there was 10,000 refugees.

There were Kosovar Albanian refugees there in the late 1990's, but only up to 10,000 were there at the most, and it was temporary until they were later resettled in the United States, or went back home to Kosovo.

Ft. Detrick, Maryland

The claim: Biological warfare center for the NWO, located in Frederick.

What it really is: Until 1969 this army base hosted the American biological weapons program, but now it host most of the United States biological defense program.

Ft. Meade, Maryland

The claim: Halfway between the District of Criminals and Baltimore. Data needed.

What it really is: Fort George G. Meade Army base is the home to the National Security Agency, the United States Cyber Command, and the Defense Courier Service (all of which I imagine the sovereign citizens movement hates...) amongst other things.

There is also a lot of housing and even businesses around there as well. Also, while there are a bunch of large buildings in this area, none of them resemble prison camps.

The lack of information, combined with the fact that whomever made this claim didn't even know that several intelligence agencies were located here leads me to believe that this claim is bogus.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Warsaw, Missouri

The claim: Unconfirmed report of a large concentration camp facility.

What it really is: Using Google maps the largest facilities that I found there was a Walmart and a U-Haul dealer. Nothing there even comes close to looking like a FEMA camp.

Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri

The claim: Situated in the middle of Mark Twain National Forest in Pulaski County. This site has been known for some UN training, also home to the US Army Urban Warfare Training school "Stem Village".

What it really is: Fort Leonard Wood has not hosted any training for UN troops, or any other foreign troops here, nor does it host urban combat training, although it is used for the Army Police Corps training.

Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri

The claim: located in Grandview, near K.C.MO. A very large internment facility has been built on this base, and all base personnel are restricted from coming near it.

What it really is: This Air Force base was closed down in 1994. A few companies do use the site, but much of it is now the in a deteriorating state.

Oakdale, Louisiana

The claim: Located on US route 165 about 50 miles south of Alexandria; two federal detention centers just southeast of Fort Polk.

What it really is: There are in fact two Federal detention centers here. One is called the Federal Correctional Institution, Oakdale, and houses low security inmates.

The other one is called the Federal Detention Center, Oakdale, and houses male hold over inmates, pre-trial inmates, and minimum security inmates in a prison camp.

Livingston, Louisiana

The claim: WWII German/Italian internment camp being renovated?; halfway between Baton Rouge and Hammond, several miles north of Interstate 12.

What it really is: The World War Two interment camp (known as Camp Livingston) was shut down in 1945. The site of the camp is now run by the U.S. Forest Service, and is open to the public for any one who wishes to explore the site and see what remains.

Ft. Polk, Louisiana

The claim: This is a main base for UN troops & personnel, and a training center for the disarmament of America.

What it really is: Fort Polk is an army and National Guard training base. The land on which Fort Polk is on also has multiple historical and archaeological sites located on it as well, information of which can be found here.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Topeka, Kansas

The claim: 80 acres has been converted into a temporary holding camp.

What it really is: I've taken a look at Topeka using Google maps, and there aren't many places within the city limits that are empty, nor is there any places that look like a holding camp. Plus, consider that the city has a population of over 127,000 people, it would be pretty hard to hide something like that.

El Dorado, Kansas

The claim: Federal prison converted into forced-labor camp, UNICOR industries.

What it really is: There is a near by maximum security prison near by, but it's run by the State of Kansas, not the Federal government.

Ft. Riley, Kansas

The claim: Just north of Interstate 70, airport, near city of Manhattan.

What it really is: A large army post with many buildings located within it's boarders, including civilian housing and businesses. It also has several museums.

Concordia, Kansas

The claim: WWII German POW camp used to exist at this location but there is no facility there at this time.

What it really is: So what was the point of listing this?

McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas

The claim: Federal death penalty facility.

What it really Completely bogus. There is no Federal death penalty facility or Federal prisons there.

Leavenworth, Kansas

The claim: US Marshal's Fed Holding Facility, US Penitentiary, Federal Prison Camp

What it really is: Yes, there is a United States Federal prison there, an until 2005 it was a maximum security prison Today it is a medium security prison with a minimum security satellite prison camp.

This is all publicly known, and does not mean that it is a FEMA camp.

Omaha, Arkansas

The claim: Northeast of Berryville near Missouri state line, on Hwy 65 south of old wood processing plant. Possible crematory facility.

What it really is: It's just your typical small town, with it's largest buildings being a couple of schools, some stores, and some churches.