The shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 has set conspiracy forums into overdrive. No one has accepted responsibility for what multiple sources insist is a missile attack on the flight that had almost 300 people on board, all of which are presumed to be dead. The plane crashed near the Ukraine-Russia border on Thursday, an area where there was already plenty of controversy and tension.
Basically, there were three parties that it would make sense that could be responsible for the attack. One is the Ukraine military. The other are the rebels in Ukraine attempting to topple the government. The last, of course, is Russia, who has made plenty of waves internationally with its intervention in the Ukraine crisis. However, conspiracy theorists everywhere will tell you that there is quite likely a fourth party that could be responsible. This is, of course, the United States of America.
This theory didn’t really hold water until this morning. Now, President Obama has announce that one American is confirmed to be dead on Flight MH17, and there is already a movement that a case is being built that either Russia or pro-Russia forces are going to be fingered as responsible. This is pretty much every American’s worst nightmare. It will do nothing but escalate the tension and hostility over the Ukraine-Russia crisis, and President Obama seems pretty adamant that now every American has a stake in it because this one person has died on Flight MH17. If there ever was a classic setup for a false flag operation, this is it.
Never mind the fact that original reports said that there were over 20 Americans on the flight. Where did that information come from. In conspiracy circles, there are even more sinister theories formulating. Some are pointing to the interesting coincidence that both lost planes were from Malaysian Airlines, and even pointing to the dates and flight designations as suspicious. Flight MH370 went missing on March 7. That’s 3-7. Flight MH17 happened on July 17…7-17. That’s a lot of sevens, and some believe that the numbers are a pattern indicating that a third incident will or could happen on July 27. This is reaching, of course, but there are some interesting similarities in the incidents beyond just the obvious.
So, what do you think? Is this a false flag operation to set up a real reason for the U.S. to get involved in what could be a spark for a world war? Did terrorists shoot down the plane in the hopes that the wrong party would get fingered? Or did someone just mistake the MH17 as a hostile aircraft in their airspace and doesn’t want to come clean?