On Wednesday, multiple pipe bombs were discovered in the mailboxes of varying Democratic officials and media outlets. Thankfully, no one was hurt, as none of the homemade bombs detonated.
While Republican leaders have outright denounced the attacks, many conservatives and Trump supporters have gone a step further claiming it to be a “false flag” event — a political stunt before the midterms.
One Reddit user wrote the following:
“Hitler had his henchmen commit arson with the Riechstag Fire and he blamed it on his communist opponents. The Germans bought it and the media spread the lie even though Hitler actually did it. I find these bombs today to to be very similar. The news has immediately painted a picture that a Trump supporter has done it — I believe it could truly be an October surprise devised by liberals.”
The user then included Wikipedia’s summary of the Riechstag Fire:
“The Nazi Party used the fire as evidence that communists were plotting against the German government, and the event is considered pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany. The term Reichstag fire has come to refer to false flag actions perpetrated or facilitated by an authority to promote their own interests through popular approval of retribution or retraction of civil rights.“
As of now, there are several “suspicious packages” being investigated by federal authorities.
“The Secret Service has initiated a full scope criminal investigation that will leverage all available federal, state, and local resources to determine the source of the packages and identify those responsible, ” a statement by the Secret Service read.
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