An ISIS flag was spotted on the pipe bomb package addressed to John Brennan and CNN, according to Daily Beast journalist Lacklan Markay.
“This looks like an ISIS flag on the pipebomb sent to CNN/Brennan,” tweeted Markay.
This looks like an ISIS flag on the pipebomb sent to CNN/Brennan pic.twitter.com/fNVFqEseA6
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) October 24, 2018
The package sent to CNN offices in New York were addressed to the former CIA director with a return address from former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Other users on Twitter questioned whether a sticker, clearly containing black and white ISIS markings, meant the bomb was mailed by the terror group.
Is that an ISIS flag on the pipe bomb? https://t.co/33dKFIfFwQ
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 24, 2018
ISIS flag clearly visible on the bomb. https://t.co/YCCCkTUIQj
— Jason Buttrill (@JasonButtrill) October 24, 2018
Not the first time I’ve seen this fly through my timeline. Too early to conclude anything at this point, but everything is likely on the table. https://t.co/nqC6ENGxxi
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 24, 2018
ISIS Flag on the pipe bomb. Hellooooo? pic.twitter.com/PEytyJeXsl
— JonPeniel (@Jon_Peniel) October 24, 2018
Authorities at this time have not commented on the ISIS marking.
Infowars.com reports: If true, the ISIS flag could either mean an ISIS-inspired Islamic terrorist is behind the mail bombings or the flag could be a shoddy attempt to hide the identity and true motive of the perpetrator.
The fact that all the targets of the bombings have been Democrats would suggest the latter.
Or the flag could be an attempt to claim that John Brennan and the Obama administration’s policies aided ISIS.
However, some on the right have begun to question the motive behind the attacks, with Candace Owens asserting that the timing is “suspicious” given their proximity to the mid-term elections.