The Infowars host had been touting a theory on his Friday show that liberals were planning several smaller terrorist attacks that would lead to a larger-scale attack on November 4, and that the Las Vegas shooting proved his theory to be true.
"I told you over and over again that I believe their November 4th launch terror date was a smokescreen for them to begin launching terror attacks in October," he proclaimed. "They will get successively more intense until you basically come punch-drunk to them, then they’ll launch their main attack."
A big part of his theory involved the release of O.J. Simpson from a Nevada prison less than a day before the attack, which Jones claimed "took place so all the media would come and be in place to cover this event. The whole thing has the hallmarks of being scripted by deep state Democrats and their Islamic allies using mental patient cut-outs."
Media Matters took to Twitter to alert people to the insane theory:
People were clearly disturbed:
They wage war against us then blame us for shit they do!— Keith Baugh (@Keith969) October 2, 2017
Fuck Alex Jones!
Others had an alternate theory that had crossed their minds:
But ultimately, everyone agreed that Jones and Infowars are nuts at best, and evil at worst:
You know if the "Deep State" actually existed, Jones would have been "Deep Sixed" years ago.— Robin L (@RobinKLowe) October 2, 2017
There is a special and excruciating place in hell for Alex Jones.— sassygurl (@janetLgilmo) October 2, 2017