Was Nashville bombing a missile attack on a 'spy hub'? Donald Trump ally Patrick Byrne backs conspiracy theory

The former Overstock.com CEO shared a right-wing outlet article that said the bombing was nothing but a military attack launched from an aircraft

                            Was Nashville bombing a missile attack on a 'spy hub'? Donald Trump ally Patrick Byrne backs conspiracy theory
Patrick Byrne (YouTube, Getty Images)

Former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne, who revealed in the recent past that he funded hackers in a bid to overturn results of the November 3 election, has stolen the headlines once again. The eccentric millionaire on Monday, December 28, tweeted a story from a right-wing website to claim that the recent Nashville bombing was actually a “missile strike” that targeted a “spy hub” used by AT&T and the National Security Agency. 

Byrne, who resigned last year after claiming that he got engaged in a romantic relationship with Maria Butina, an alleged Russian spy, at the request of the FBI, wrote in the tweet: “No inside information, but the Directed Energy Weapon explanation is plausible.”

Police close off an area damaged by an explosion on Christmas morning on December 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee. A Hazardous Devices Unit was en route to check on a recreational vehicle which then exploded, extensively damaging some nearby buildings (Getty Images)

The explosion took place inside a recreational vehicle in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on the morning of Christmas Day, injuring eight people besides damaging several buildings. The ‘bomber’, Anthony Quinn Warner, died in the blast. The incident happened at 166 Second Avenue North between Church Street and Commerce Street early in the morning and as a result, communication services remained disrupted throughout the day. 

The link of the exclusive WPolitics piece that Byrne shared on Twitter said: “Many internet analysts claim the blast appears to have been intended to halt a Dominion voting machines audit that was about to take place in the building as well, although that has not yet been confirmed.” It also said that while the media will discover “some White conservative gun owner” to blame for the blast, the “incoming missile” made it evident that the incident was a military operation which was launched from the air. 


It also mentioned an article in The Intercept named “The Wiretap Rooms” that was published in June 2018 which claimed the existence of “hidden NSA spy hubs” all across the US. It provided blurred screen shots of a video to prove its claim of a missile attack. 

Byrne questions blast hurting building that served as data repository

On Sunday, December 27, Byrne questioned the Nashville bombing in another tweet asking:  “How odd would it be if the building that got blown up in Nashville also served as a major data repository for Dominion? Would that be odd? Because my “Odd–meter” needs calibration…” Byrne, 58, recently attended a meeting on Trump’s election loss at the White House and was not impressed with the president’s aides with the exceptions of Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell.



The Trump sympathizer, who also made a bombshell claim that he was complicit in facilitating a bribe for former secretary of state Hillary Clinton worth $18M on behalf of the FBI, continued to attack the results of last month’s presidential election on Twitter. In another post on Monday, he alleged the role of foreign interference in the November 3 election, especially by China. “I just finished a 90-minute interview with Jerome Corsi On the subject of foreign interference in this election, especially China. I got to really explain myself. Look for it tonight. I feel better about it than any interview I have yet done,” he tweeted.


Several of QAnon followers also made a similar claim over the weekend that the Nashville bombing was nothing but a military operation to steal the presidential election. Lin Wood, a controversial Atlanta-based attorney and staunch supporter of Trump who has been fighting for reversal of the election results, also promoted the speculation that the bombing was linked with AT&T and Dominion Voting Systems.



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