In the midst of a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, InfoWars host Alex Jones suggested to his viewers that Democrats could be behind today’s “false flag” school shooting because they “have been caught in false flags before,” reports Media Matters.
“I’m not saying this is a false flag but they’ve been talking about massacres and things if people don’t leave them alone, and release the memo,” The Alex Jones Show host said.
“So, if there are massacres and they keep threatening massacres, that makes them suspects when they’ve been threatening massacres. And who what mentally-ill person they’ve wound up or what’s happening or was this gang related. We don’t know. The media will say that I said it’s a false flag and the Democrats did it. I did not say that. We’re simply questioning the long history that these folks have.”
“I’m saddened to say that 17 people lost their lives,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Sheriff Israel said that the suspected shooter was a former student at the school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which is located about 30 miles from Fort Lauderdale. He was identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz.
Jones also tweeted two close-up photos of a gun etched with epithets about “snowflakes,” “unicorns” and “libturds,” alongside a heart-eyes emoji.
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) February 14, 2018
“The Sandy Hook truther decided to post some sweet gun pics right in the middle of another school shooting,” journalist Parker Molloy tweeted, a reference to Jones’ belief that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 was a “false flag” operation planned by anti-gun government forces.
“What a ghoul,” the journalist added.
What a ghoul.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) February 14, 2018