10 Conspiracy Theories People Are Already Circulating About The Washington Navy Yard Shooting

If you come across any of these today, assume they are unverified and most likely false.

1. That the media is covering up how bad the shooting actually was.

2. That the special response team from the Boston bombing somehow vaguely links the two events.

Operator

@911BUFF

CNN: THE ATF HAS SENT SAME SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM THAT HELPED TAKE DOWN BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT IN BOAT. @vplus. #911BUFF

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3. That al-Qaeda is behind the shooting.

Jonny Ingles

@JonnyIngles1

Its not exactly 9/11 but it does look like 1 of the death by a 1000 cuts strategy of Al Qaeda - shooter in US Navy HQ in #Washington

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4. That it’s a distraction from “something else.”

Don Quixote

@dope_rwin

With this whole navy yard thing going on, i have some beliefs that something else is being covered up, a distraction

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5. Or that it’s linked to Syria.

I agree with David.. This navy yard shooting seems like an awfully convenient distraction from Syria.

— EdithMeOut. (@edithfbaby)

EdithMeOut.

@edithfbaby

I agree with David.. This navy yard shooting seems like an awfully convenient distraction from Syria.

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If I heard the Navy Commander correctly... All plans & blueprints for Navy ships & weapon systems are on this base. Same ships off Syria

— RoyBoy (@TheQuestman)

RoyBoy

@TheQuestman

If I heard the Navy Commander correctly…

All plans & blueprints for Navy ships & weapon systems are on this base.

Same ships off Syria

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6. That there is meaning behind the discrepancy over the number of shooters.

Why did the Washington Post originally report three shooters, now NBC says only one? #NavyYardShooting

— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones)

Alex Jones

@RealAlexJones

Why did the Washington Post originally report three shooters, now NBC says only one? #NavyYardShooting

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7. Or that it’s a straight-up false flag operation.

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U.S. Navy shooting? i smell a #FalseFlag.. an excuse to disarm the american public

— Luke Dorrington (@Dozza1991)

Luke Dorrington

@Dozza1991

U.S. Navy shooting? i smell a #FalseFlag.. an excuse to disarm the american public

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another false flag us navy shooting, who knows?

— frankyscouse (@cush42)

frankyscouse

@cush42

another false flag us navy shooting, who knows?

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3 gunmen at Navy Yard shooting. 1black dead, 1 wh & 1bl got away Sounds like Falseflag OP?

— GodsModernDayMartyr (@GMDMartyr)

GodsModernDayMartyr

@GMDMartyr

3 gunmen at Navy Yard shooting. 1black dead, 1 wh & 1bl got away Sounds like Falseflag OP?

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8. Or that it’s connected to the anniversary of Benghazi.

Navy yard shooting "false flag" operation intended to distract Americans from Syria, as well as the anniversary of the Benghazi attack.

— Jairo G.✖ (@Jayyy_hustle)

Jairo G.✖

@Jayyy_hustle

Navy yard shooting “false flag” operation intended to distract Americans from Syria, as well as the anniversary of the Benghazi attack.

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9. That actors were on HLN’s newscast this morning lying about being involved in the attack.

From the YouTube description, explaining that the two men laughing in the beginning of the video were plants.

False Flag”Dc Shooting’ ‘Shooting Navy’ ‘navy Shooting’ ‘Navy Yard Shooting’ ‘Shooting Navy Yard’ Shooting at Navy Yard Shooting Witness False Flag Actors Staged ? Fatalities Terrifying Actors Staged ? Fatalities Terrifying
Laughing it up during a Terrifying Moment? Strange weird !

10. And that it has to be an inside job.

This has to be an inside job you can't run up in the Navy Yard with burners

— Google That (@Drowknowsbest)

Google That

@Drowknowsbest

This has to be an inside job you can’t run up in the Navy Yard with burners

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Cannot believe that this was not an inside, well-planned job. Navy Yard is one of the most secure facilities in DC area. Prayers for victims

— George Royall (@Leadmanwalking)

George Royall

@Leadmanwalking

Cannot believe that this was not an inside, well-planned job. Navy Yard is one of the most secure facilities in DC area. Prayers for victims

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My co worker thinks the shooting at navy yard was a inside job... it only makes sense there base is so secure...

— IG: SydneyTeese... (@sydneyTEESE)

IG: SydneyTeese…

@sydneyTEESE

My co worker thinks the shooting at navy yard was a inside job… it only makes sense there base is so secure…

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