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The Barron County, Wisconsin Republican Party used their Facebook page shared a link to this blog post from the conservative blog Short Little Rebel which promotes the unfounded conspiracy theory that the United States Federal Government was behind the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Susan Shannon, who describes herself as a "Christian Conservative", said this in her blog post:

I believe this was a PLANNED event -- specifically to get the UN Small Arms Treaty signed. The father of the shooter is Peter Lanza, rumored to be scheduled to testify on the international LIBOR scandal. Guess who else is rumored to be scheduled to testify on the LIBOR scandal? Father of the BATMAN theater shooter. Amazing coincidence? We will see. The LIBOR scandal is a massive, worldwide network of banks, the Federal Reserve and highly position individuals such as Tim Geihtner and Ben Bernanke that are being accused of manipulating LIBOR rates to gain better market positions. Just some of the Banks involved are: the Canadian branches of the Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Bank, and Citibank, as well as ICAP (Intercapital), an interdealer broker. It also mentions Bank of America & Barclays. It is ugly to its roots and VERY powerful people are involved.

I believe our GOVERNMENT shot those kids and teachers and used Adam Lanza and his family to pull it off.  They might have killed two birds with one stone. One: If these men are involved in the LIBOR scandal, they can manipulate their testimony. Two:  they get gun control. How very, very clever and efficient of them, right? I hate to say it. I hate to put myself ‘out there’ with this because I KNOW how I will be attacked.  But I don’t do this for anyone’s approval. I do it to help the American People. You look at these links and you decide.

That is an unfounded conspiracy theory based on trying to link two separate events, the LIBOR rate-fixing scandal and the Sandy Hook massacre, together and falsely claiming that the Sandy Hook massacre was an inside job run by the Federal Government of the United States. That sounds very similar to many of the unfounded conspiracy theories about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Also, by including a link to that blog post on their Facebook page, the Barron County, Wisconsin Republican Party, which supports politicians like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, and U.S. Representative Sean Duffy, is endorsing this unfounded conspiracy theory about the Sandy Hook massacre.

Chris Liebenthal, the author of the progressive blog Cognitive Dissidence, included the phone number of the Barron County, Wisconsin GOP's headquarters in this blog post Call the Barron County, Wisconsin GOP and tell them to denounce Susan Shannon and her conspiracy theories falsely claiming that the Sandy Hook massacre was an inside job!

Originally posted to Aaron Camp on DailyKos on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 08:18 PM PST.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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