Only hours after at least 12 people were reportedly left dead from a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, fringe conservative radio host Alex Jones had already announced that the tragedy was a globalist conspiracy to "discredit" him.

"You better believe that even if they're just pure jihadis that did this, even connected to Al-Qaeda groups out of the Middle East being commanded by the leader of Al-Qaeda last Friday to attack the United States... even if that's the case, you can believe, like the last three or four cases, they're going to try to connect it to and yours truly, part of the long-term demonization campaign," Jones explained. is a conspiracy website founded by Jones.

"If you want to wonder how big this radio show is, even separate from the website, it's the fact that they try to pin, I'd say, about half the major crimes, we get brought into it," he insisted. "It's because we've got their number, we know who the globalists are, we know what their program is. And they're very concerned that we be discredited so that people will not look at what we cover on the radio show, the Infowars nightly news and on the websites."

Jones added that the circumstances of Monday's shooting had "patsy written all over it."

He speculated that a drill was staged at the Navy Yard, and then "feds" or contractors in masks shot the people who showed up for the drill.

"This is how you would stage a false flag, and then you go back and enter part of the FBI team," the radio host opined. "They responded minutes after, really, but it took three hours for this to start winding down."

Listen to this audio from The Alex Jones Show, broadcast Sept. 16, 2013.

(h/t: Media Matters)