Mahathir: 9/11 truther!

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad doesn’t know when to shut up.

Yesterday, he stood up in front of the General Conference for the Support of Al-Quds to Aid the Palestinians and launched into a Hugo-Chavez-grade crazy rant. AsiaOne reports:

There is strong evidence that the Sept 11 attacks on the United States that killed nearly 3,000 could have been ‘staged’ as an excuse to mount attacks on the Muslim world, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

‘I am not sure now that Muslim terrorists carried out these attacks. There is evidence that the attacks were staged.

‘If they can make Avatar, they can make anything,’ the former prime minister told a press conference here yesterday after delivering his speech at the General Conference for the Support of Al-Quds to aid the Palestinians.

He said killing innocent people to provide an excuse for war was not new to the US.

I bet he also thinks the moon landings were faked. Oh, and this is charming:

‘[President Obama] promised to close down Guantanamo but he has not closed down Guantanamo.

‘It is quite easy to promise during election time but you know there are forces in the United States which prevent the President from doing some things. One of the forces is the Jewish lobby, AIPAC,’ he said.

This report has also been doing the rounds - I’ve never heard of the Malaysian Insider before, but they’re reporting that Mahathir went even further than what I printed above.

Can we all agree that the guy’s a raving nutcase who should never have been elected?

(Side note: Mahathir is also the guy who pissed away $250 million of Malaysia’s money in a failed attempt to corner the tin market back in 1981.)