Dr. James H. Fetzer made the bizarre allegation in late December in an op-ed in Press TV, an English language news outlet run by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Iran’s state-owned media corporation.
Fetzer, who is now retired but retains a university email address, a webpage, and the title of emeritus with UMD, theorizes that Mossad death squads perpetrated the bloodbath.
“The Sandy Hook massacre appears to have been a psy op intended to strike fear in the hearts of Americans by the sheer brutality of the massacre,” he wrote.
The former Marine, who attended Princeton as an undergraduate, believes the ultimate aim of the operation is to achieve a ban on assault rifles in preparation for “a massive civil war against the American people.”
“What better excuse could there be for banning assault weapons than the massacre of 20 innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary School?” he asked.
What really happened, Fetzer suggests, is that Lanza and his mother were killed on Dec. 13. Then, local police picked up Adam’s body. “He was attired in a SWAT outfit, including body armor, and stored in the school.”
Fetzer then explained his belief that three men entered the school: Two were arrested, while the third managed to escape. “You can find this on helicopter videos.”
Both Tracy and Fetzer Tracy have expressed doubts concerning the official versions of other major incidents, including the Kennedy assassination, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and last year’s mass shooting at a Batman movie screening in Aurora, Colorado.
By all indications, only Fetzer blames machinations by the Israeli government for any world atrocities.
Fetzer is a noted Kennedy conspiracy theorist who claims that the Zapruder film is a fabrication, according to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. He also believes that the attacks of September 11 were orchestrated by a secret cabal within the Bush administration, Minnesota’s City Pages reports.