Below are some examples (not all) of lies and failed predictions pertaining to Qanon. The first 10 are a recap of what it has been debunked so far in previous posts. The rest is listed in no particular order, just as I found the information or remembered something specifically:
1- The IG report was not ‘secret’ knowledge from Qanon. There has been talks of it at least as far back as 2016 (perhaps earlier).
9- The banning of Qanon from Reddit was not due to having secret information, but due to the fact that some of the moderators are the SAME people behind the Q-scam. The community was banned due to violence.
Reddit Moderators of ‘Calm before the Storm’ and other Qanon boards
Up until here, all this has already been stated and debunked in post 1, 2 and 3. Here are a few of the more obvious examples and lies that never came to pass. It is not all of them, simply because the post gets very lengthy and media starts to not load properly. Plus, literally, every post by Qanon can be proven to be fake with a few simple clicks. In no particular order, let’s see a few more obvious ones.
11- Hillary Clinton was going to be arrested. The claim made in Qanon’s very first post. Riots were expected to occur and the National Guard was to be deployed after the National Emergency was declared.
12- The Mass arrests. Of course, Qanon promised mass arrests. Another lie.
13- ‘The stage is set’ aka Frazzledrip: The stage was set to release a video of Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin allegedly ‘filleting’ a child’s face, as claimed by prominent Qanon figures like Liz Crooking. Something so evil that it ‘would be impossible to defend and ‘[liberal undo]’. Obviously, that never happened either.
14- ‘The Flood is coming‘. A flood consisting of various forms of media that I imagine were supposed to implicate somebody in something nefarious. Sadly, this flood never came.
15- Trust Sessions. Jeff Sessions was mentioned 169 times by Qanon. He led people to believe Sessions was planning secret military tribunals with Trump and his team. Sessions was going to ‘drop the hammer‘ and ‘drain the Swamp‘. Sessions got fired.
16- “11-11-2018” was going to be the day ‘America will be unified again‘. Of course, nothing happened.
17- “11-11-20018” there was going to be ‘A parade that will never be forgotten‘. There wasn’t one.
18- What’s more, conflicts with Iran would also have been resolved by 11-11-2018. That of course, was another lie.
19- Rod Rosenstein was going to be fired or removed from DOJ. Rosenstein resigned due to differences with the White House. He first gave a verbal resignation that was not accepted and Trump postponed their meeting for several days. As a matter of fact, he is still hanging around in his post and it seems that he won’t leave until February of this year (2019).
20- December 5 built up to ‘nothing can stopwhat is coming‘. Nothing happened. Bizarrely Qanon goes after people on Twitter with blue check marks, claiming they’re spouting a false narrative about arrests that were supposed to have been made that particular day.
22- General Flynn was going to be cleared of all charges. According to Q, ‘Flynn is safe‘, because ‘patriots protect patriots‘. As it turns out, Flynn pleaded guilty to “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI regarding conversations with Russia’s ambassador. You can read here Flynn’s statement of offense. His sentencing has been deferred several times. Let’s not forget that this ‘patriot’ was literally told by the judge that ‘he sold out his country’. Why would that be?
23-‘Big Month’ April. April was supposed to be a month full of happenings, including, but not limited to: arrests, the release of the IG report (the report was released several months later and, as explained in post 1, it had nothing to do with Qanon), the wall, “military start” and unsealed indictments. Of course, none of it came to pass.
24- Manafort was a ‘plant‘ put there to help Potus. Qanon implied that POTUS and team will not let Manafort suffer the “wrath of the Cabal” because he is a good guy. Despite undeniable evidence of numerous wrongdoings over the years. Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, was indicted on 12 different charges, including conspiring against the US. He originally was indicted on 8 charges, then he lied under oath and a few extra charges were brought in against him.
25-Qanon spreads the idea that Justice Ruth Ginsburg was going to retire soon based on her missing work. The same day she announces that she will return to work and is cancer free. Not only is she very old (83), she has had lung cancer and other health-related issues that have been known for many years because she has given interviews about it before Qanon. A very old lady falling and breaking her ribs, with a history of cancer and other diseases, is not insider information, is pure cold reading and predictions that any of us could have made. What it is even worst, is that all the Qanon folk are clamoring for ‘proof of life‘. Because, apparently, she is not allowed to recover in peace away from the public eye. If she doesn’t do it in public, then she is obviously dead.
26- Red October was going to bring a ‘Red Wave‘ and a ‘Red Tsunami‘ because, according to Qanon, ‘mid-terms are safe‘. But, like every other claim from the so-called-military intelligence, the Democrats won the House of Representatives.
Addendum to ‘mid-terms are safe‘: In August Qanon said that “the future of the Democrats depended on them winning house majority. Implying that those following the Qult needed to keep that from happening. When the Democrats won the House Majority, Q backtracked to say that they ‘got what they needed’. The implication of the last Qanon post (Nov 7) was that of moving goalposts, clearly in an attempt to try to raise the spirits of all his followers who’ve been severely disappointed in losing the house.”
27-‘March Madness’ and ‘the public will know soon’. Again, nothing happened.
28-Vice-President Mike Pence posted an accidental photograph in his official Twitter account of a SWAT officer wearing a Qanon patch. The photo was promptly deleted and since the officer has been demoted. However, to Qanon followers, that was a sign that confirmed Potus and Pence were part of the Qanon team.
29- FEMA alerts. According to Qanon followers, the testing messaging system by FEMA meant that the president was going to ‘alert‘ the nation via text message of the Deep State’s ‘criminal activities’. Once more, this wasn’t so. But if you look closely, the ‘secret information’ came from CNN. And, a few days before Q himself posted this, the information had already been released by Mashable.
30-July: ‘the month the world discovered the truth’. Of course, nothing happened either.
31- Huber and the 470 members of stuff. According to Qanon “General Michael Horowitz, who is working with Huber, has a staff of 470 investigators, giving Huber access to enormous investigative firepower that far exceeds the staff of any special counsel“. Once more this is wrong as it refers to the budget request that 470 is the total amount of employees in the OIG.
Once more, it is thanks to the wisdom of Will Merthon that we have the truth of this:
32-Non NSA Tech. There was that time Qanon said that he didn’t have NSA tech to be able to reply on 8chan. If there is anything that spy novels, books, and actual research have taught us, is that you could be several kilometers below sea level and still be able to Skype with your girlfriend or launch nukes. But somehow you can’t post to 8chan. Just meme very hard over social networks, and that is truly is going to make a difference on the mid-term elections, you know, cos “mid-terms” are safe. Oh, wait…
It seems that somehow all 792 satellite communications were down at the same time, along with some nearly 900 others they could have used to draw resources.
There is, of course, the obvious Photoshops that somehow prove Qanon is real. Here are a few examples:
1- These edited images were supposed to be irrefutable proof that Qanon was inside Air Force 1 with Donald Trump. The images were in fact taken by ABC’s photographers during Obama time. What’s more, Paul Furber, one of the main coders behind 8chan that fervently promotes the cult, did a debunk himself. He blocked me after I pointed this out and asked a few other questions.
2-Yellow vest protesters in Europe.
3-This was supposed to confirm Qanon had insider knowledge by posting proof of Executive Order. The image is yet another forgery.
4- Another photoshop where Qanon engages as if it was real.
6-‘The world is watching’. This time from Barcelona. Another fake image. I actually spent countless hours on Spanish newspapers and media to confirm the image. It is fake.
7- Jet fighter pilot. Last night (1st Feb. 2019), after several days of silence, Qanon decided to drop another photo. This one has many followers scratching their heads. Read the thread below for some interesting remarks as to what the Qult thinks it all means.
While the photo was referenced in a 2017 article, it’s origins can actually be traced to 2014. This is an all-time low for Qanon because it appears they actually taken it from this site, and they can’t even be bothered anymore to use filters and crop it to pass it off as authentic. So, the super-secret military intelligence is using stock wallpaper photos to prove they have insider knowledge.
The list above is by no means comprehensive nor does it include every claim or photograph ever made by Qanon. However, it does prove a very fair point: if basically the main narrative that has been pushed by Qanon group is fake, and so are the photographs, what exactly are you left with that is true?
If you are interested in more debunks, take a look at this post. It shows plenty more failed predictions that are not listed here.
A parting thought:
Most of the Qanon community quote this video of General Flynn using the words ‘digital soldiers’ as ‘undeniable proof’ that Flynn himself is part of the Qanon group. It is simply stupid to image that intelligence agencies with the most sophisticated software in the world and the brightest computer scientist suddenly need bored people in their own sofas to ‘find information’ when they themselves can have it at ‘the blink of a click’.
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