Sunday, September 11, 2011

Former Malaysian PM: Bush Was Behind 9/11 or Something

Great day to go full Truther.
THE long-serving former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad says Arab Muslims were incapable of carrying out the 9/11 attacks on the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people.

The ageing firebrand, who was in power in Malaysia at the time of the attacks and stepped down in 2003 after 22 years in power, slammed former US president George W. Bush ahead of the 10-year anniversary Sunday of 9/11.

"Bush lied about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction ... If they can lie so as to kill Iraqis, Afghans and American soldiers, it is not unthinkable for Bush & co to lie about who was responsible for 9/11,'' the 86-year-old wrote in his blog.

Listing out reasons in line with a conspiracy theory that the US government was behind the attacks, Mahathir wrote the Twin Towers in New York "came down nicely upon themselves''.

"I believe Arab Muslims are angry enough to sacrifice their lives and become suicide bombers. But they or their handlers do not strike me as capable of planning and strategising such attacks so as to maximise the damage to the enemy,'' he said.

Mahathir, a fierce critic of the West, is known for his anti-Jewish and anti-American statements in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

Last year, he said if the US could make the 3D science fiction film Avatar, "they can make anything'', adding there was strong evidence that the 9/11 attacks were staged.
In other crackpot news, a bunch of weirdos in San Francisco are marking the anniversary of 9/11 with a Truther film festival. How cute.

1 comment:

Kevin in ABQ said...

And, to recollect, former Enron advisor Paul Krugman was also a former advisor to this asshat.