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Alex Jones said the GOP Amtrak crash was a “kamikaze” attack, because of course he did

On Wednesday, Alex Jones claimed that an incident in which a train carrying GOP lawmakers crashed into a truck earlier that day  was not simply an accident that claimed one life. Rather, he said it was a “kamikaze” attack and evidence that the U.S. is currently in the midst of a “civil war”.

Earlier Wednesday, an Amtrak train carrying several key Republican lawmakers, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, on their way to their annual policy retreat in West Virginia crashed into a garbage truck. The New York Times reported that the White House says at least one person — apparently the driver of the truck — was killed during the collision and another was seriously injured. The Republican lawmakers and staffers were reportedly unharmed.

According to an Amtrak spokesman, at 11:20 a.m. in Crozet, Virginia, near Charlottesville, the train hit the truck on the tracks and that “Two members of the train’s crew and two passengers were transported to a hospital with minor injuries,” the Times reported.

But Jones’ description of the crash varied considerably from Amtrak’s. “A truck kamikaze rammed it, a cement truck, a big truck, a dump truck kamikaze rammed it. And Paul Ryan was on board,” he said on “The Alex Jones Show” today. “There’s one dead. A bunch of people injured. But what’s the odds of this? No, this is a message, you better believe it.”

With his typical flair, Jones predicted that some will dispute his claims, which, to be fair, is exactly what is happening here. To counter, he mentioned other conspiracy theories he’s broadcast in the past that were, in his mind, proven correct. “And they’re going to spin it and try to, ‘Oh, it’s no big deal, everything’s fine.’ ‘Oh, [the Las Vegas mass shooting] isn’t Islamic.’ Of course it’s come out it has. ‘Oh, there’s not multiple shooters,” he said. “This is a serious message, very serious message that we can get you anywhere you are.”

Source: Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture > Politics

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