Jim Fetzer, UMD professor emeritus, thinks U.S. government was behind Newtown shooting

Writes Fetzer: "DHS is planning for massive civil war, involving massive casualities, with the citizens of the USA. Consider the evidence. There's no way around it. That's what's happening. Don't be taken in!"
Writes Fetzer: "DHS is planning for massive civil war, involving massive casualities, with the citizens of the USA. Consider the evidence. There's no way around it. That's what's happening. Don't be taken in!"

Jim Fetzer is a retired UMD professor who has made a name for himself nationally by arguing on behalf of conspiracy theories for everything from the JFK shooting to the death of Paul Wellstone.

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So it's no surprise Fetzer doesn't accept the story that Adam Lanza was the sole gunman responsible for the Newtown school shooting. The "most likely scenario," Fetzer argues, is that Lanza and his mother were actually murdered by federal agents the day before the school shooting, with Lanza's body then planted inside Sandy Hook Elementary to make it look as though he was the gunman.

In two posts published on the Veterans Today website, Fetzer repeatedly says the Newtown shootings ultimately happened at the behest of the Israeli government's "Mossad death squads," though he doesn't spell out the connection between Israeli's involvement and the role he believes U.S. federal agents played.

From Fetzer's "Mossad 'death squads' slaughtered American children at Sandy Hook":

The most likely scenario, given what we know now, is that Adam Lanza and his mother killed the day before [sic]. Adam's body picked up by local police. He was attired in a SWAT outfit, including body armor, and stored in the school.

A three-man team entered the school, one was arrested in the school-cuffed and put on the lawn-two went out the back door, one was arrested, the third appears to have escaped. You can find this on helicopter videos.

Those arrested are currently not in police custody; their names were never released. That is a telling sign that we are being sold a story that is based on fiction, not on fact. What else are the local police concealing?

In a followup published three days later, Fetzer puts a little more flesh on his Newtown conspiracy theory:

When Press TV published my submission, they selected their own title, "Mossad death squads slaughtered American children at Sandy Hook". I would have used, "Did Mossad 'death squads' slaughter American children at Sandy Hook?" No matter how provocative the title, however, there remains every reason to believe that what I wrote about Sandy Hook-and the pattern that this atrocity appears to reflect-is overwhelmingly closer to the truth than what we are being told by our own national press, which is displaying its profound prejudice against accuracy in media...

[The standard media narrative] doesn't bother to report that [Lanza] was not known to have had any training in the use of handguns, much less assault rifles; that his body was found with two handguns lying beside it, while the Bushmaster was still in the car; and where the kind of accuracy in killing typified military experts, not that of young men of slight build who are most unlikely to have the marksmanship skills displayed in shooting 20 children and 6 adults. Or the fact that two other suspects were also identified, at least one of whom was apprehended-and possibly both...

The circumstances are so blatant that I have been surprised by those who have been taken in. A friend who had read my piece wrote to tell me that he thought there were a lot of alternative explanations that made more sense than what I was suggesting. When I pointed out Adam probably only weighed around 120 lbs and would have had a hard time handling an assault rifle, he replied by observing that you can find photos of children handling assault rifles on the web, but where he discounts the difficulty in firing them with accuracy and in hitting many small and moving targets. That displays a high degree of competence and extensive training.

Fetzer concludes there "are many reasons for believing that Sandy Hook is only the latest in a pattern of orchestrated events intended to herd the sheeple into surrendering their 2nd amendment rights, where the real treat to our way of life [sic] is not assault weapons but the Department of Homeland Security, which, given the absence of evidence of a bona fide domestic terrorist threat, increasingly appears to be in the process of preparing for massive civil war with the American people."

While this line of thinking is nothing new for Fetzer, his Newtown theory is still raising eyebrows.

In an interview with the Duluth News Tribune, Donna Halper, an associate professor of communication at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, characterized Fetzer's viewpoint as "profoundly disappointing."

"I'm not saying he doesn't have the right to speak, but... when it comes from a professor, it makes me wonder: What did he teach his students?" Halper told the Tribune. "Here you have someone who is allegedly an educated person spreading such uneducated opinions in the name of Duluth. That's outrageous."

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