ATTENTION #OCCUPYPHILLY YOU MIGHT HAVE A TRAIN WRECK ON YOUR HANDS:
Marc Train : aka wut, wutman, wutanon
What a train wreck— pun intended. Marc first came to the public’s
attention in 07 as a member of IVAW. His claim to fame was that he
went AWOL instead of being deployed to Iraq– resisting an illegal,
immoral war of occupation is a fine, honest and decent thing to do.
Unfortunately, this is the very last part of his story that involves
any form of decency or honesty.
Marc’s backstory was that during Advanced Individual Training, he
applied for admission into Army Military Intelligence. For various
reasons, he did not pass muster and was booted out of the MI program–
where the Army placed him directly into the 3rd Infantry Division,
which was to face imminent deployment to Iraq. It was at this point
that Marc went AWOL and joined the IVAW.
Marc’s bounced around the IVAW until 2008 when he turned up with the
Washington, DC, chapter of Anonymous’ Chanology operation, with
nickname of wut. Here, he found a new group of people that didn’t know
a single thing about him or his backstory, and he began to spin a new
yarn. He claimed to work as a security guard at the British Embassy,
that he had actually been deployed to Iraq, killed children and
civillians and developed PTSD. He also claimed to be 21 when he was
really 26 and otherwise pulled the same sort of routine that other
grifters and scam artists use on their marks– namely, mooching off
the kindness of strangers. Marc Train managed to finagle a trip to
Belgium, room, board, relationships and money out of his various
marks. His scheme began to unravel when the ever-curious anons decided
to investigate his personal details. Through various contacts, it was
discovered that Marc never was deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, his
true age of 26 and even though Marc did go AWOL (and is thus a felon),
his criminal record contained nothing– not even a parking offense.
How any person could be hired to perform security duties for an
embassy after having an AWOL on their record is anyone’s guess.
Anonymous DC promptly kicked him out and he immediately appeared in
the orbit of DC’s Students for a Democratic Society, where he most
notably appeared blazing drunk at a late-night demonstration,
exhibiting behavior typical of an Agent Provocateur in full view of
security cameras and police. Again, he was kicked out of DC SDS.
He’s currently in Phildaelphia, where he recently tried the same
tactic with Philly ARA and One Peoples Project– but enough news about
him filtered out the failure he leaves in his wake for those two
organizations to kick him to the curb before he could set his hooks
into them. He’s now apparently working the food tables at Occupy
Marc’s tactic is to buy t-shirts, pins or other paraphenalia of an
organization he’s targeting, which he then uses as some sort of
“proof” that the leadership of said organization approves of him–
when they do not. It’s unclear whether Marc is some form of snitch or
mole, or if he’s just another fraud. In any event, people need to be
wary of him and keep a good distance away. Trouble follows him
wherever he goes.