Former NHGOP Chair: I Wasn't Worried About UN Invading NH

Jack Kimball said he sent the email because "there's a lot of things going on that are very suspicious."

Former NHGOP Chairman Jack Kimball. File photo.
Former NHGOP Chairman Jack Kimball. File photo.
Former NHGOP Chairman and Tea Party activist Jack Kimball says he never meant to imply that he thought the United Nations was "invading" New Hampshire in an email message he sent to friends and family.

The conservative NH Journal ran a story Tuesday saying it had "intercepted" an email from Kimball where he told a story about how his daughter and son-in-law saw 50 to 60 unmarked white military vehicles headed south from Maine toward New Hampshire.

"Don’t know what they were doing or where they were going but the white vehicles sound more like UN trucks," Kimball's email reads. "Be alert."

[You can read the full email here.]

But Kimball, a Seacoast resident who owns a business in Portsmouth, said he never meant to imply that the UN was "invading" New Hampshire.

"No, of course not," he told Patch Tuesday. "Nothing like that.

"I sent an email to select friends based upon info I received from my own daughter and son-in-law," Kimball said in a telephone interview. "They were on their way to Maine early a couple mornings ago and told me they had seen a 50 to 60 truck convoy. It consisted of a wide range of military vehicles, many of them white and nondescript and unmarked." He said they later saw another group of around 10 to 12 18-wheelers, also nondescript and driven by military personnel.

"We're on a watch for stuff like this," Kimball said. "I sent it to 50 to 60 people to let them know it was seen. The only thing I said was it was white so it could be UN because that's their color. We didn't really know."

Kimball said within five minutes of sending out his email, an individual he knows in the National Guard informed him that the convoy in fact consisted of medical units from the Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts National Guard that were returning from a training exercise in Maine.

Kimball said he sent a second email to the same people he emailed the first time explaining this.

So why did he send the initial email?

"We're all concerned about what's going on with Obama," Kimball said. "We've all been talking about what's happening. We've got Chinese troops arriving in Hawaii... and Kansas. There's a lot of things going on that are very suspicious. There are a lot of people that are very vigilant.

"I'm usually the receiver of information, not the provider of it," he added. "In this case it happened to be my own family. I felt, 'Hey, look, let's just let people know.'"
Kathy Carpentet November 12, 2013 at 10:08 PM
I guess the insanity runs in the family. I see why he was removed from the Republican Chair position.
Tim Felder November 13, 2013 at 07:43 AM
I thought black helicopters were the scary thing, not white trucks?
Kevin Kervick November 13, 2013 at 08:17 AM
Fascinating. Who "intercepted" the email.
Michael Capanelli November 13, 2013 at 08:52 AM
I don't know, the tin foil hat wearers were right about the NSA and this looks rather suspicious.
One Man Wolf Pack November 13, 2013 at 09:22 AM
That fact his email was "intercepted" at least gives a little weight to his paranoia.......
Patrick Cosgrove November 13, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Ha! Ha! Ha! Another dimwit, knuckle-dragging, lunatic teabagger spouting complete nonsense. And he is a party leader!! Gawd these people are pathetic!
Stephen D. Clark November 13, 2013 at 06:40 PM
The NH Journal, in its initial report (which the Portsmouth Patch is merely re-reporting), claims that it "intercepted" the email. It doesn't say how it intercepted it. I think it's safe to assume that the NH Journal had the email forwarded to it by a source close to Kimball. ******************************************************** Kimball lost his job as NH GOP chairman when he said that libertarians should be allowed to compete in NH politics as a third party. (There was such an outcry in the GOP that he was pretty much forced to resign.) Whether he's right or wrong about libertarians, it was a stupid thing for him to say when he was the head of NH's GOP. Libertarians currently ally with Republicans and making it easy for them to run independently on their own will split the GOP's vote and give Democrats a bigger advantage. ******************************************************** So my guess is that those at the conservative NH Journal have some hostility to Kimball's ideas because of that and can't wait to drop anything they have on him to discredit him for all time, if they can. They want him sidelined. ******************************************************** Kimball is a tea partier. The GOP establishment and Republican-leaning business interests blame the tea partiers for discrediting the Republican Party with the shutdown over Obamacare. They are now out to get the tea party any way they can. ******************************************************** The tea party's enemy isn't big government anymore. Their enemies now are establishment Republicans allied with business interests like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The daggers are drawn, and there will be blood.
Kathy Carpentet November 13, 2013 at 06:59 PM
When you are too nutty for our very Conservative Republican Party in NH you are way out there. He was forced out if I remember correctly for incompetence.......it raged on for a few weeks before he resigned. The Union Leader is a Conservative Paper and they didn't support him. Sometimes a nut is just a nut.
Stephen D. Clark November 13, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Jack Kimball was forced out of his chairmanship because he said that libertarians should be on the ballot as their own party. ******************************************************** That's not nutty. It's fair. The GOP is out to get him now because he's a tea partier.
byron.robyn November 15, 2013 at 06:16 PM
This guy is a moron!
Scott-NH November 17, 2013 at 09:55 AM
Chinese troops arriving in Kansas? ...wow... to think the GOP pushed him out and replaced him with a Tax Evader! The pickins are slim-eh?


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