Alex Jones rants: Obama could use Oregon militant takeover to justify federal ‘gun-grab’
Conservative radio host Alex Jones fretted on Monday that the seizure of a federal building in Oregon was in danger of being co-opted by President Barack Obama’s administration, Right Wing Watch reported.
“The timing of this now allows the whole debate to not be about the gun-grab, to not be about all the gun control, to not be about the victim disarmament, but to be about citizens with guns taking over buildings,” Jones said in a video filmed in Arizona.
Jones begins the video standing outside, before moving into a house to show viewers what he calls articles — all posted on his website — showing how the White House is utilizing the seizure of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in rural Oregon to further the United Nations’ alleged “Agenda 21” plan to foist international control upon US communities.
The video was released before Dwight and Steven Hammond, the two ranchers whose federal conviction prompted the armed takeover, turned themselves in to authorities.
Jones accused “weaponized media” of spreading talking points about “white terrorists,” but did not mention that at least one member of Ammon Bundy’s group has said he went there “to die”
The Infowars founder also expressed sympathy with both Bundy and his anti-government father, Cliven Bundy, but worried that militias “end up getting infiltrated and led in many cases by federal provocateurs — or even worse, by foundation provocateurs like the Southern Poverty Law Center.”
He also accused progressive financier George Soros of being behind a photo being distributed online showing people holding up a sign spelling out the phrase, “End white terror,” as seen below:
“The establishment is in political trouble right now,” Jones said. “So they want to overturn the chess board right now. We need Americans to realize we’re all being played off against each other.”
Watch Jones’ remarks, as posted online on Monday, below.