Earlier this week, Rupert Murdoch opined that the apparent crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 was confirmation that jihadists were turning their efforts toward China.

Tonight, though, Murdoch leaves open the possibility that there was no crash at all, but rather the 777 was flown to and hidden in Pakistan, perhaps. In any case, he’s convinced that the United States and China need to work closely together to fight Muslim terrorism.

https://twitter.com/jonlovett/status/444645804733521920

https://twitter.com/wecanwait/status/444653233777410049

  • Steve__Jacobson

    His theory isn’t any better or worse than some of the “experts” that are currently showing up on TV.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I’m still going with:

      1) Diabolical Villain.
      2) Private Island.
      3) Tractor Beam.

      • Steve__Jacobson

        I think it’s in the bottom of the South China Sea.

      • AlmaAlma

        Private Island. Kind of like that one that pops up from under the ocean like in James Bond?

      • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

        4)Sharks with lasers!

    • CobraJet428

      But he doesn’t have a toy plane to make it look like he knows what he’s talking about.

  • Informed&Concerned

    Maybe I too, am sleep deprived . . . but they all made perfect sense to me.

    We SHOULD forge alliance against extremists with any country seeing same threat.
    Obama already damaged relationship with Israel.

  • Oink Trotters

    Interesting that this is void of the usual Twitchy commentary.

    • Jaycephus

      I read it and sfPelosi came to mind, vis a vis Earthquakes in ocean reminds her of fracking.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Obviously you’ve never paid attention to what the average liberal says. They still believe Bush did 9/11 and think that Benghazi is no big deal. They wish death on us and our children merely for having an opposing viewpoint, yet call us hateful. They call our black Conservatives the n-word, then cry racism any time anyone says anything critical about Obama.

      If you want a void, I suggest you check the head of the average liberal. They don’t have anything in their head except liberal propaganda.

      • victor soma

        You are so full of crap and you know it. So i guess the next time i stereotype and generalize and demogogue you teabaggers you won’t whine and cry like a little bitch, right?

    • DC is Evil

      Hmmm……is it possible this plane is hidden inside Michelle Obama’s underwear?

  • Jaycephus

    I think RM might be right, it’s in same place as Bin Laden. Bottom of ocean.

  • Maxx

    Liberals think Murdoch is out of his mind to make a plausible connection of this disappearance to Muslim extremism and they may or may not be correct but Muslim extremism certainly is something to take seriously, unless you think the next terrorist attack in the US or China is going to come from someone named McGillicutty.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Well, in all fairness, in the 1970’s and 80’s, guys with names like McGillicuddy WERE conducting terrorist attacks– old habits die hard, and some of them may have gone merc. But the fact that Malaysia is an overwhelmingly Muslim nation and the flight was bound for a nation now experiencing its own Muslim minority problems in its outlying provinces means an Islamic terrorism theory cannot be blithely ignored.

      • Maxx

        I made sure to note US and China though I’m not sure if there remains any active tentacle of the old IRA. Agreed with your closing thoughts. If the overwhelming gathering of intel leads you down a particular road, it’s nonsensical to choose another path to avoid “offending” the milk and cookie crowd’s delicate sensibilities.

    • rogleecam

      I don’t know! I smell Iran in this. Im sure the jihadist would love to study the weaknesses of that plane though.

  • JeffWRidge

    I notice that once again some knee-jerk lefty confused a religion, Islam, with a race, and called Murdoch a racist. This makes me think, if the lefties think that mentioning Islam in a bad light is racism, then wouldn’t insults against Christianity qualify as racism under the same rule?

    I have no idea if there’s anything to what Murdoch is proposing, so I won’t offer an opinion. As this point very little surprises me anymore.

  • WhoMeToo

    General McInerney also believes the plane might be in Pakistan.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    We may want to find out what this fellow has been doing for the last week or so– but whatever you do, beware of his new minions, Reese and Shaw (or for that matter, even his “nemesis-ally” Root).
    http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/michael-emerson-gi.jpg

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      When they were involved in a plane hijacking, the plane made it to its destination. 😉

      Despite the JJ Abrams wonkiness that pops up every now and again, POI is the best show on TV as far as I’ve found.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I was referring of course, to his previous role on Lost as Ben Linus, a mysterious inhabitant of an island to which a plane had been diverted and crash-landed.

        • Maryland_Malcontent

          Didn’t see Lost, had no interest when I heard that it was more “hijinks on a magical, time-traveling, interdimensional island” than “Lord of the Flies”.

          I’m just glad that Michael Emerson is solid on POI, that he didn’t end up like fellow Lost alum Josh Holloway on that “terribad” show Intelligence.

        • Chei Senoire

          There is no Island. Moreso, people who speak of the island have nightmarish dreams of Linus, the man in that picture, and his gun-toting henchmen, who are fully capable of bodily disappearing one to said island never to return except upon the say so of Linus. Just saying…eh, writing.

  • tjack

    That is an odd tweet, why wouldn’t the world be transfixed by this disappearance? And to specifically call out another nation before any searches are complete seems irresponsible. I hope he’s right though but what would be the point of doing such a thing and remaining quiet about the heist for these many days? Then again, a lot of crazy shiit has been happening China these past few weeks.

    • descolada9

      Calling Pakistan a coherent nation may be giving it the benefit of the doubt.

  • mrspinky85

    I bet if he was right they wouldn’t admit it.

    • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      1000% exactly correct. They have no intellectual honesty, whatsoever.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    As fascinating a mystery this disappearance is, and of course we all pray for those innocent souls aboard and their families, I can no longer follow the day to day “updates” on this story. Nobody knows anything yet! So I’m waiting it out until the actual facts are finally uncovered. Hopefully, that will be soon.

  • WhoDat

    I bet it was

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Oh, not Bush?

      I mean, you libs claim Bush hijacked several planes on 9/11. So I’m shocked you’re not claiming that this is Bush’s doing.

      • WhoDat

        You and your BDS.

      • Hirogen

        So a handful of dimwits have some lunatic conspiracy theory and you say that “you libs” blamed Bush.

        But if a handful of idiots make racial remarks on Obama and some says “the Tea Party is racist” and you have a complete meltdown.

        Like the scene in Despicable Me that my six year old nephews quote endlessly…

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Some of Obama’s hand picked people, Van Jones in particular, are Truthers. Tell me who the Bush administration racists are.

          No fair just making up names either.

  • vcferlita

    Not really a crazy theory considering what little is currently known about the disappearance. Harry Reid would have blamed it on the Koch brothers. j/k

  • frozeninbemidji

    Obama Bin Laden has a bachelor pad under the White House where Barry washes his feet and brings him Doritos, he likes dem $h!ts.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    No particular group of fanatic Muslims could EVER actually pull something like that off…

    Said every Western intelligence agency on September 10th, 2001.

  • Maryland_Malcontent

    When it is revealed to have been secreted away to some hidden Third World airport, how dumb will we feel for wasting our limited naval resources to scour the South China Sea?

    Will we feel more dumb than we do now for allowing China to actually have naval vessels that assisted in said scouring of the S China Sea? We truly should have “stuxnet-ed” their carrier….

  • AlmaAlma

    He’ll probably end up being right.

  • Gallatin

    pourmecoffee ✔
    @pourmecoffee
    @rupertmurdoch I’m just spitballing here, but do you think perhaps the U.S. MIGHT HAVE SOME ASSETS MONITORING PAKISTAN AIRSPACE?

    Well if its the same assets that monitored the Boston Marathon bombers then I’m scared.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Has anyone checked abbottabad?

    • CobraJet428

      … or Øbama’s ears?

  • SpiffyMclure

    Murdoch managed to squeeze a whole bunch of crazy into one tweet, huh?
    Good job he doesn’t have anything to do with news and such.

  • CobraJet428

    Sounds like a Palin-Ukraine moment brewing.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I’d bet that if Rupe was right, these Trolls would whine and gripe about it…. Lest we forget the reaction to Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin’s prediction on the Ukraine… Jawama 8<{D}

  • dev

    and Bin Laden was under our noses in Pakistan for how long? No, Mr. Murdoch is not crazy and you better get used to the threat of radical Islam. It’s very very real.

    • jim

      It didnt have enough fuel to reach Pakistan. He is crazy.