Nashville bomber linked to ‘lizard’s myth, investigators say

While investigators are searching for a possible motive behind the Christmas Day suicide bombing that shook downtown Nashville, injured three people and destroyed several buildings, new details have emerged about the alleged convictions of the alleged bomber.

NBC News reported Wednesday that investigators have obtained evidence that Anthony Quinn Warner, who died in the blast, may have endorsed a conspiracy theory that many of the world’s most powerful figures, from Barack Obama to the late Bob Hope, were actually bad lizards. . as extraordinary in disguise. Officials told NBC News that investigators, who interviewed friends and acquaintances and were looking for clues to a possible motive for the bombing, became aware of Warner’s statements about the lizard’s conspiracy theory – although not immediately clear. was what these statements were. wash. Authorities also reported that Warner had made other statements about the hunting of possible strangers during previous camping trips he undertook in his RV.

The so-called conspiracy theory for the lizard people has been given a back seat to some of the newer and more widely published baseless beliefs that have dominated the conspiracy landscape over the past few years. But in 2013, a survey by Public Policy Polling found that 12 million Americans believe the country is led by lizards in packs.

In some ways, lizard believers were a forerunner of QAnon, the cunning pro-Trump conspiracy movement that has plagued the dark corners of the Internet in mainstream social media feeds and even the halls of Congress for the past three years. . Like QAnon, which is based on the myth that President Trump is secretly working to break down a ‘deep state’ cabal of satanic pedophiles, the theory of lizards believes that a secret network of blood-curdling ‘global elite’ tragedies designed the Holocaust. to 9/11. But it gets worse: the ominous world leaders and Hollywood celebrities responsible for so much misery are not actually humans, but reptile creatures of strange descent that are changing.

Although both conspiracies contain many of the same villains, such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, QAnon is likely to be more politicized, with Trump and his allies on one side and almost all on the other. Lizards, on the other hand, apparently believe in the political spectrum. Blogs dedicated to identifying our reptilian rulers accuse prominent Republicans such as former President George W. Bush and South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham of being lizards, in addition to the Queen of England, Madonna and Britney Spears.

Photo illustration: Yahoo News;  Photos: Getty Images (5), FBI / Handout via Reuters.
Anthony Quinn Warner, right. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; Photos: Getty Images (5), FBI / Handout via Reuters.

Although the theory claims that lizards have ruled human society since ancient times, David Icke, a BBC sports reporter who has been turned by conspiracy theories and a self-formed New Age philosopher, has been considered the leading exponent of the far philosophy. , when he published a book called “The Biggest Secret” claiming members of the royal family were in disguise.

Federal investigators have reportedly tried to determine whether Warner also believes in some of the more contemporary but equally absurd conspiracy theories spread across the Internet over 5G wireless networks. The Christmas morning explosion took place outside an AT&T building in Nashville, which cleared the 911 service and disrupted the AT&T service across the state. AT&T is one of the US telecommunications companies involved in the rollout of 5G, the latest standard for broadband cellular networks, which is expected to dramatically increase the speed of data transmission. [Verizon, which owns Yahoo News, is also a provider of 5G technology.]

This spring, when the coronavirus pandemic began to spread around the world, unfounded rumors began to spread online, claiming that the new cellular technology was somehow linked to COVID-19, which caused several fires on self-towers in Britain and elsewhere. parts of Europe.

Although scientists have repeatedly refuted the allegations that COVID-19 is somehow caused by 5G technology, the conspiracy theory has continued and also gained traction in the US. As Yahoo News reported this week, law enforcement and intelligence agencies warned in May of growing threats on social media, urging people to target critical infrastructure, including cell towers, power-related sites and other related sites. with the alleged looming government action against civilians during the COVID-19 pandemic. ”

So far, authorities have not been able to pinpoint a specific motive for the candle explosion, although Warner’s girlfriend apparently warned police more than a year ago that the 63-year-old was building bombs in a recreational vehicle outside his home. If his goal was to free the world from domination by alien reptiles in human form – well, he chose a reasonable detour to do so.


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