Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford told Rolling Stone magazine this week he does not believe “ISIS is real.”
The self-described “conspiracy theorist” sat down with the mag for a wide-ranging interview, during which he explained why he believes politicians are corrupt “motherf*ckers” and “all the same,” among other things.
“I don’t buy into the hype,” said Commerford, when asked which presidential candidate would improve the current quality of the nation’s healthcare system. “They’re all the same; their campaigns are all funded by the same corrupt corporations that accept the same favors. And I don’t care whether a Republican or Democrat wins; the same sh*t’s going to happen. That’s why you’ll never see me at the ballot box.”Commerford also offered his opinions on the future of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s campaign and supporters.
“He has united these racist people in America to focus on immigration and at the last minute-mark my words-he’s going to drop out and he’s going to hand the sword over to Jeb [Bush], and Jeb will get all the supporters that Trump has,” he said, adding that eight more years of a Bush would “suck,” but it would be no different than eight years of Obama.
“It’s a bunch of bullsh*t just like, ‘I’m going to get out of Afghanistan and pull the troops out of Iraq,” he said.
Moving on to the Islamic State, the rocker said :
I don’t believe ISIS is real. ISIS has been an inspiration for a lot of the songs that I wrote with Wakrat.
I don’t believe that all the different factions in the Middle East have gotten together and said, ‘OK, we all hate each other and we all hate America, so let’s all put on the ISIS uniform and join forces and just become ISIS.’
That’s a bunch of sh*t. I don’t believe the Jihadi John beheading video. Go look at those videos and study them, and see if you don’t think they’re fake.
They’re not real. They’re high-def. They have a soundtrack. The parts of those videos that you couldn’t fake are edited out.
At first, I thought it was edited out by our government so our kids wouldn’t be seeing it on the Internet, but no. That’s the way those videos come.
The knife starts to cut the neck, and then it fades out. There’s too much stuff that doesn’t look real.
They’ve edited out the parts that would be too hard to fake. We created Jihadi John and ISIS so we can go drop bombs.
Commerford then claimed those who have been killed by Islamic terrorists were already dead. When asked if he believes the U.S. government created ISIS, the musician said:
I think it goes so much deeper than just the U.S. government. It’s the same people that put presidents in office all over the world.
It’s a global conspiracy of people whose names we’ll never know, but they’re the ones who really run the show because they’re the ones with the deepest pockets.
The rocker concluded, saying he doesn’t believe NASA ever landed on the moon, saying the entire event was a hoax.
Read the full interview, by clicking here.