Friday, January 22, 2010
If you're moved to open up a can of nutjob this evening, look no further than former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad:
Malaysia’s former premier Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday there was “strong evidence” the US faked the September 11 terror attacks as an excuse to go to war against Muslims.
“There is strong evidence that the attacks were staged. If they can make Avatar, they can make anything,’ Mahathir told the Conference for the Support of Al-Quds (Jerusalem), as quoted by local media.
He would have said "if they can put a man on the moon...," but he probably doesn't think we did that, either.
Don't miss the anti-Semitic craziness, either. For example:
The former premier also blamed Jews for hindering progress in US foreign policy. Voicing his disappointment that Barack Obama had not yet ended the war in Afghanistan or closed the US terror detention center at Guantanamo, he explained that “there are forces in the United States which prevent the president from doing some things. One of the forces is the Jewish lobby.”
Jews “had always been a problem in European countries. They had to be confined to ghettoes and periodically massacred. But still they remained, they thrived and they held whole governments to ransom," Mahathir said.
"Even after their massacre by the Nazis of Germany, they survived to continue to be a source of even greater problems for the world."
Dude probably also thinks Mohammed teleported to Jerusalem.
CWCID: Good Sh!t (main page decidedly NSFW).
If you think that's nuts you should check out the growing conspiracy chatter that suggests the US intentionally triggered the Haitian earthquake (using mysterious HAARP technology) so we could go in and plunder the place. Chavez has adopted this world view.
You heard that right. It was so we could plunder Haiti.
Mahathir has been nuts for a long time. Back in the late 1990s he noticed that his Finance Minister was getting too powerful, and had the guy sent to prison on false charges of sodomizing people. (His party did the same thing a couple years ago when the guy rose to power again.)
Malaysian politics is crazy. And that isn't even getting into the model/actress from Mongolia who got blown up with C4.
Chavez has adopted this world view.
Chavez has promoted this world view. Whether's he's adopted it is a matter of speculation.
Mahathir's anti-Semitic rant is pretty standard Islamic stuff. You should see the kiddie shows on Al Jazeera.
"One of the forces is the Jewish lobby.”
Poor guy. Doesn't realize how important it is to use the *right* word. The correct term is Israel lobby, as any adherent of Walt and Mearsheimer already well knows.
(Heh. Confirmation word is skylock... close enough.)
Not such a huge leap from this craziness to saying "Scott Brown was elected because of voter frustration with 8 years of a Republican administration".
Both statements betray bald denial of reality by those who are supposed to be in charge.
No less chilling.