Fact Check: NO Evidence That U.S. Army 'Delta Force' Raided An Adrenochrome Warehouse On October 18, 2021

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  • by: Christiana Dillard
Fact Check: NO Evidence That U.S. Army 'Delta Force' Raided An Adrenochrome Warehouse On October 18, 2021 No Evidence

Did the U.S. Army Delta Force raid a storage facility on October 18, 2021? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that such a raid occurred and the claim was published on a known fake news website.

The claim appeared as an article (archived here) published by Real Raw News on October 21, 2021, titled "Delta Force Raids Adrenochrome Warehouse" which opens:

Delta Force operators on Monday raided an Adrenochrome storage facility in California and seized 600 liters of a substance that Deep State despots believe extends life, prevents illness, and enhances the libido, said a high-ranking official in the Office of Military Commissions under condition of anonymity.

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Delta Force Raids Adrenochrome Warehouse - Real Raw News

Delta Force operators on Monday raided an Adrenochrome storage facility in California and seized 600 liters of a substance that Deep State despots believe extends life, prevents illness, and enhances the libido, said a high-ranking official in the Office of Military Commissions under condition of anonymity. At 3:00 a.m., Delta Force cut the lock on [...]

The phrase "Delta Force" refers to a special missions unit officially known as the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta.

Lead Stories found no evidence that this claim about a Delta Force mission was true. There was no mainstream media coverage of the claim, as evidenced by the lack of relevant results on CNN, NBC News, Fox News, ABC News and CBS News. Military news websites contained no reports on the supposed story, as seen here, here and here. We also conducted Google searches of "Delta Force Raids Adrenochrome Warehouse," "Adrenochrome warehouse raid" and "Delta Force adrenochrome" with no trustworthy or relevant results.

A media relations representative for the Army told Lead Stories that the Army Special Operations Command would look further into the claim. We also reached out to the U.S. Department of Defense and did not receive a reply at the time of writing. We will update this story with any relevant responses. Pentagon spokespersons have responded to previous Real Raw News counterfeit stories by pointing out that the Posse Comitatus Act, sharply restricts use of the military for domestic law enforcement.

Lead Stories previously debunked a claim about the origins of adrenochrome. The conspiratorial movement QAnon has claimed that the chemical compound is a drug harvested from children so it can be used by politicians and other public figures in satanic rituals.

Real Raw News has a long history of publishing false claims in mock news stories, many of them about convictions and executions of various public figures at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. For example, the site reported former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hanged (she wasn't); former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta was executed (he wasn't), and that "the military" convicted former Attorney General William Barr on charges of treason (it didn't).

The website for Real Raw News includes a disclaimer that warns readers not to take its content too seriously. Specifically, it says:

Information on this website is for informational and educational and entertainment purposes. This website contains humor, parody, and satire. We have included this disclaimer for our protection, on the advice on legal counsel.

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(Source: RealRawNews.com screenshot taken Tue Aug 3 16:39:48 UTC 2021)

Lead Stories has covered claims published by Real Raw News in the past. Previous Lead Stories debunks of Real Raw News items are collected here .

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  Christiana Dillard

Christiana Dillard is a former news writer for Temple University’s Lew Klein College of Media and Communication. She received her undergraduate degree in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a freelance writer for several organizations including the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, Pitt Magazine, and The Heinz Endowments. When she’s not producing or studying media she’s binging it, watching YouTube videos or any interesting series she can find on streaming services.

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