For almost a week, Tell Me Now has been covering the mysterious Walmart closings of five stores across the country due to “plumbing issues.”
2,200 Walmart employees at five stores in different cities were laid off last Tuesday and given just a few hours notice. Walmart claimed that the stores had to be closed due to plumbing issues, but many have questioned this explanation since all the stores were located in different parts of the country.
One of the main theories as to why the stores closed is that it had something to do with the upcoming Jade Helms military exercise which is due to take place from July 15-September 15. The operation is set to send Special Operation forces from all four branches of the military to civilian soil to undergo hostile takeover training.
“The nature of warfare is always changing and U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s mission is to make certain the Army’s various Special Operations Forces are trained, equipped and organized to successfully conduct worldwide special operations in support of our nation’s interests,” said command spokesman Army Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria in a statement. “Training exercise Jade Helm is going to assist our Special Operations Soldiers and leadership in refining the skills needed against an ever changing foreign threat.”
Many aren’t buying this explanation, and they see this as the government training to impose martial law on Americans. The discovery of underground tunnels near the closed Walmarts has only increased suspicion.
“Employees impacted by the Walmart closures were given just a few hours notice about the six-month shutdown,” the blog Inquisitr wrote. “Approximately 2,200 employees will now be without a paycheck during the ‘extended repairs.’ … The abrupt Walmart closures announcement has reportedly left employees confused and Americans pondering the existence of Walmart underground tunnels and Operation Jade Helm conspiracy theories.”
“One of the widely circulating rumors associated with the Jade Helm Walmart story on the Internet speculates that the military will use the underground tunnels to move undetected around certain states with the stores being used as either a communications hub or FEMA camps,” Inquisitr added.
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