A Malaysian jetliner was shot down over the Ukraine on Thursday. Alex Jones, of course, immediately declared it to be a false flag operation. The Boston Globe has a rundown of some of the whackier conspiracy theories. My favorite is that the Illuminati shot it down.
The human mind is programmed to find patterns in the world, but conspiracy theorists can often take this tendency to the next level. In this particular incident, many have seized on the date and flight’s relation to the number 7 (every conspirators’ favorite number).
“I followed the previous Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 (exhaustively) and concluded that it must’ve been aliens; one of the first conspiracy theories to surface, and until we hear otherwise I’m sticking with it,” a writer with IlluminatiWatcher.com writes. “In that MH370 conspiracy theories post I referenced the fact that the alleged Illuminati might have been involved due to the number 777 being tied in. You’ll notice that this MH17 was also a Boeing 777.”
And it continues:
I laughed for 7 minutes straight.