The roundup of bizarre conspiracies of MH17

Whoa, this is a bizarre story.

Rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash – Yahoo News.

The pro-rebel website Russkaya Vesna on Friday quoted Igor Girkin as saying he was told by people at the crash site that “a significant number of the bodies weren’t fresh,” adding that he was told they were drained of blood and reeked of decomposition.

What? I don’t even know where to start…

Problem one: A biased website quoted a person who heard from people at that site that the bodies were a bit of a mess. That makes this story COMPLETELY unreliable.

Problem two: Yahoo news (Associated Press) is covering it this way. Why? I just…. WHY?

Girkin, also known as Strelkov and allegedly a former Russian military intelligence agent, said he couldn’t confirm the information. But it’s sure to add to the intense emotions surrounding the crash, with the rebels accused of shooting down the plane.

Girkin said “Ukrainian authorities are capable of any baseness.”

No kidding he can’t confirm! Why fan the flames with insane accusations like this? Were they vampires? Were they corpses? Or were bodies “seeded” at the crash site. I’m not clear at all what this accusation entails other than dramatic propaganda.

It seems likely that a surface to air missile destroyed the plane that caused the death of all 298 passengers. Ukrainian separatist rebels are suspected. A respected AIDS researcher, a Dutch senator and an Australian novelist were among the victims.

You can count on conspiracy theories to crop up immediately after any such tragic disaster.

The Weirdest Conspiracy Theories Surrounding the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 – Europe news –

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Conspiracy theories start to circulate about crash – Europe – World – The Independent.

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17: The Top 5 Conspiracy Theories | HEAVY.

    • Was the missile meant for Putin? Sent by Obama? (No.)
    • Numerology (around the number 7) means the Illuminati was involved. This is an attempt to start WW3 and the New World Order. (No.)
    • This was actually the missing MH370 plane? (Ummm… NO.)
    • CNN concocted it for ratings. (Well…)
    • Israel wants to deflect attention from Gaza. (Desperate.)
    • And to top it off, there is some weird connection made to Snowden that makes no sense whatsoever (Not that any of the above ideas did either.)

Is this all in good fun? For us, yeah, we can have a laugh at the absurdity. But I guarantee that way too many people actually believe this stuff. Blinded by political bias and feeding into their own delusional ideas about how the world works, they will accept such craziness as eminently plausible.

  17 comments for “The roundup of bizarre conspiracies of MH17

  1. Justin
    July 19, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    It always amazes me how it seems like every time a body (or bodies) of some sort are found their are always reports of the blood being missing. Cattle mutilations, chupacabra victims, and human bodies that haven’t had the cause of death verified. Next people are going to being saying the escaping gas from corpse is the attempts at movement from the undead. A government chemtrai zombie vaccine with be to blame I’m sure.

  2. July 20, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    I’m surprised we haven’t gotten one yet centered on the presence of so many AIDS researchers on board.

  3. Taed
    July 20, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Apparently not “so many,” just 6.

  4. Phol
    July 20, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    I don’t understand why all the conspiracy theories. As we know, this is the fifth commercial airliner to be shot down by mistake. The old Soviets did it twice ( the Soviet pilot got a medal), Iran did it once, the US navy did it once (and the captain of the ship got a medal for it). Mistakes do happen and the plane was flying close to a war zone. Perhaps in this case no one wants to take the blame. But there’s pretty good evidence.

  5. N. Carrasco
    July 20, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    oh…i’m sure those are coming – and they’re clearly going to have some religious bent to them…

  6. F-89
    July 20, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Funny thing, that’s what I was thinking. If it does come up, It may be along the lines of “they were going to expose the fact that it was a man made disease…” and had to be stopped.

  7. Frederick
    July 20, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    When I first read that news, 2 things came to my mind.
    1) Ukrainian Accused the rebels, Russia accused Ukraine, the “missile” hypothesis was not really confirmed yet ( well it is not completely confirm yet either). So I thought, That a shame, a bad luck happen a plane accidentally crashed In middle of a tense place, and they will accused each other for no reason. It seem I was wrong and the planes was in fact shot down. 2) I was Like ” Malaysian Air again, in a middle of a hot political zon., Man, tin foil hatters will have a vacation with this! Those people have no respect for the family of theses victims and the victims.

    The plane was not stupidly flying over a war zone, 350 planes fly this aerial route everyday, so, what the F they were smoking those guy on the missile launcher? there is tons of commercial Plane flying over them, and suddenly : “Yeah man, why not shot one down randomly, after all we have this big shiny piece of equipment with need to test drive!” If the Missile is confirmed, it becomes a mass murder, That’s was it is.

    Whatever side did it, they better bring the guys who did it to justice. If those guys a rebel, the rebel command should arrested them, and brought them to justice, because. if they don’t I really don,t want to be in their pants

  8. Graham
    July 21, 2014 at 3:29 AM

    That one has been bought up, it’s the third item on this list by the Washington Post, which was linked to a thread on

  9. Mike C.
    July 21, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    It just amazes me with the ridiculous conspiracies these wackos come up with. And the never have any evidence to back them up. They just make up the stuff!

  10. Alan Ross
    July 21, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    I am skeptical about the cause. Obama et. al. insist it was a Russian missile fired by rebels with Russian help. I’ve been following this story since it broke, mainly through Google News and BBC News. Where is Obama’s evidence of a missile? If it exists, be it satellite imagery or whatever, where is it? Why has it not been shared? And why has no one mentioned the possibility of a bomb? Lockerbie was a bomb. No one said it was a missile.
    Please show me what I missed if it is out there. ie: Satellite images, alternate methods.

  11. Bill T.
    July 22, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    I suggest that just because other airlines are still routing their jets through an area where 3 aircraft had been known to have been shot down doesn’t make it “not stupid” for Malaysia to do it, it’s probably stupid, as events have shown.

  12. Bill T.
    July 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Until (if) we know more, this is the simplest explanation that fits and doesn’t require an unlikely chain of events (unlikely doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, just that it’s unlikely). The U. S. leaders are aware that an investigation is being pushed hard, why would they promulgate a story that would be easily disproven by the investigation?

  13. Alan Ross
    July 23, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    LiveScience has a web page showing a picture of part of the fuselage of flight MH17 with shrapnel holes in it, suggesting proof of a Buk missile strike exploding outside the air craft. My question is: Why do some of the holes appear to go into the metal while other holes appear to come out of it?

  14. Bill T.
    July 23, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Because a bomb would cause punctures that appear to have been mostly been blown in and a few out?
    The edges of the majority of holes are rounded in, consistent with shrapnel from an A/A missile. Shrapnel impacting at a grazing angle could cause the edges of holes to round out a bit. The general pattern a damage is consistent with shrapnel, not a bomb. The pictures have been looked at by actual WDA analysts, and their conclusion was a missile.
    Speculation based on limited knowledge is rarely productive.

  15. rhapakatui
    July 23, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Did anyone else read the comments after that article? I think I’ve grossly underestimated how many crazies are out there. Either that or a higher percentage of crazies post comments about news articles. Hmmm…

  16. Alan Ross
    July 23, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Thank you for your reply.

  17. Bill T.
    July 24, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Thanks for the polite interchange. I hope my attempts to also remain polite were apparent.

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