Alex Jones' Mis-Infowars: 7 Bat-Sh*t Conspiracy Theories

From "false flag" attacks to man-made hurricanes, a look at the favorite talking points of the "most paranoid man in America"

The government is complicit in countless terrorist and lone-gunman attacks
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The government is complicit in countless terrorist and lone-gunman attacks

In July 2001, Jones warned his audience that the government was planning to blame Osama bin Laden for the future destruction of the World Trade Center. On September 11th, he opened his radio show saying: "They need this as a pretext to bring you and your family martial law." As the founding father of the 9/11 Truth movement, Jones has been pushing that the U.S. government was behind the attacks for over 15 years.

Based on his reading of the 9/11 Commission Report, Jones believes that the government was complicit in the attacks by assisting Saudi Arabia. "It says Saudi Arabia ran the attacks to blame Iraq that was always the plan," he said. "And then our own government bare minimum stood down." Last year, Infowars posted a video of Trump perpetuating the theory. "But it wasn't the Iraqis, you will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center," Trump said. "Because they have papers in there that are very secret, you may find it's the Saudis, OK?" In November, Jones pointed to Trump's public comments on the attacks as evidence that he wasn't part of the insider elite. If he were, "he would have gone along with the official story,” Jones said. "But he didn't. He was there Day One saying what I was saying on the radio at the exact same time."

But Jones doesn't stop with 9/11 – he also claims the Boston Marathon bombing was an inside job, and has said the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax that involved child actors. Jones has also said Jared Loughner, who killed six people and seriously wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011, was a "staged mind-control operation." "The government employs geometric psychological-warfare experts that know exactly how to indirectly manipulate unstable people through the media," Jones said. "They implanted the idea in his head by repeatedly asking, 'Is Giffords in danger?'" In 2016, the Brussels attacks and the Pulse shooting in Orlando were "false flag" operations, Jones said, arguing that the government allowed radical Islamists into the country so they "can attack us and then have our freedoms taken."

Most recently, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway echoed Jones' belief that the media ignores terrorist attacks when she spoke on the non-existent Bowling Green massacre by Iraqi refugees. Conway has since admitted her wrongdoing, but that didn't stop Trump from going further and suggesting the media actively doesn't report on such attacks and in "many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it." Why not? "They have their reasons," Trump said, "and you understand that."

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