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Why Is Martial Law Trending On Twitter? Because That Many People Think There's An Obama Conspiracy To Impose It

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:34:40 Z)

Martial law is "military government involving the suspension of ordinary law," according to Google's official definition. But some Americans fear it is a tool President Obama wants to use to extend his presidency beyond next January. Many of these people are the same ones who still believe Obama is a muslim born in Kenya.

These people have been warning for more than a year that Obama planned to invade Texas as part of his martial law plan. You can read all about it at Lead Stories' Operation Jade Helm section. Jade Helm is the name of the supposed invasion of Texas, using UN troops.

The shooting of 11 police officers by a sniper during a protest in Dallas, Texas, Thursday, caused "Martial Law" to become a trending term on Twitter.

A sampling of tweets will give you an idea of the mindset of these Americans:

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after a 26-year career with CNN. He mainly covers entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosts a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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