Alex Jones has never been one to bite his tongue on a controversial opinion. Because of that, the conservative radio host isn’t holding back on his take regarding Monday’s Navy Yard shooting, which he’s calling a “false flag” attack perpetrated by the federal government.
Shortly after word broke out that shots were fired in the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., Jones tweeted from @RealAlexJones, “Who will the Navy yard shooting be blamed on? Terrorist? Tea Partier? Leftist? Lone nut?”
Later on his radio show, Jones claimed, "When you have multiple shooters like this, it has patsy written all over it," comparing it to the Boston Marathon bombing which Jones described as "undoubtedly a false flag."
In the case of the Navy Yard shooting, Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, has been identified as a shooter. Alexis was a government contractor who was killed by police. Alexis killed at least 12 employees of the Navy Yard and wounded several others, and reports indicate he may have used an assault rifle, double barrel shotgun and handgun in the attack.
In the case of the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, has since been arrested and charged with federal terrorism charges.
Jones has long promoted “false flag” conspiracy theories, accusing the government of controlling weather patterns to decimate Moore, Okla., with tornadoes. Jones also claimed that the United States government was behind the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Boston Marathon bombing, and even the Newtown, Conn., shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Most recently, he questioned whether the New World Order might be using the Syrian civil war as an opportunity to replace the world's population with human-machine hybrids.