Former Malaysia prime minister Mahathir Mohamad (aka the “Malaysian Jesse Ventura“) claims that the CIA could be behind missing flight MH370, and thinks continuing the hunt is a waste of time and money. The Sydney Morning Herald reports:
“The plane is somewhere, maybe without MAS [Malaysia Airlines] markings,” he said. “It is a waste of time and money to look for debris or oil slick or to listen for pings from the black box.”
Dr Mahathir, 88, who was prime minister for 22 years from 1981, wrote in his personal blog he could not imagine that “the pilots made a soft landing in rough seas and then quietly went down with the aircraft”.
“Someone is hiding something. It is not fair that MAS and Malaysia should take the blame,” he wrote.
Dr Mahathir suggested the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency had knowledge of the disappearance of the plane with 239 people on board but was not sharing it with Malaysia.
He also claimed that Boeing, the plane’s maker, and “certain” government agencies, have the ability to remotely take over control of commercial airliners such as the missing Boeing 777.
So yes, the CIA plucked MH370 out of the sky and is presumably holding it in the same White House basement that houses Jimmy Hoffa, the lost reels that show what really happened on the “grassy knoll” in 1963, and a family of Sasquatches.
We guess it is sort of an unspoken rule that the longer the search for something drags on, the greater the likelihood that outlandish conspiracy theories are bound to start turning up. And any opportunity for Mahathir Mohamad to implicate the US, right?
By Nick Peregrine