World War 3? Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17 Conspiracy Theories Pop Up

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
July 17, 2014 Updated: July 19, 2014

After Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing over the Indian Ocean four months ago, there were a slew of conspiracy theories about its disappearance. Now, with Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashing in Ukraine, there’s even more theories about the beleaguered airliner.

The most predominant theory is that Russia wanted to start “World War III” by directing rebels in Ukraine to allegedly shoot the plane down.

Others have again posited that UFOs were involved in the plane crash. After Flight 370 went missing, that was a common theory being spread around.

There’s no proof of any of the theories. Officials have yet to carry out an investigation of the plane crash.

Ukrainian officials are now claiming that Russian-backed rebels were involved in the downing of the plane. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko described the plane going down as an act of terrorism, according to The Associated Press.

On Twitter, users have already started tweeting their ideas.

“I’m trying to research why Malaysia airlines is always in a world mystery .. What is the conspiracy or reason behind these events !!!! ???” one person wrote.

Added another, “Cmon, they expect us to believe this is a coincidence? Cmon. Malaysia flight crashes in Ukraine.”

Said another, “Smh this is another conspiracy though. Malaysia plane shot by Ukraine? USA intervening? We’re being kidded again.”

“Russia just started World War III,” wrote another.

“Another plane of the same malaysian airlines ‘shot down’ by ‘terrorist’ I’m feelin a world war 3 comin on,” said another.

Just minutes after the plane went down, a popular conspiracy-related website uploaded one which claims that IMF director Christine Lagarde had something to do with it. The site also says the plane was shot down on 7/17/14 or 17/7/14 after it was built “17 years ago.”

AP update – Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident 

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have discussed the Malaysia Airlines plane incident over eastern Ukraine.

The Kremlin website published a statement late Thursday that says “the Russian leader informed the U.S. president of the report from air traffic controllers that the Malaysian plane had crashed on Ukrainian territory, which had arrived immediately before the phone call.”

The statement gave no further details about what the leaders discussed with regard to the plane crash. The rest of the phone call was dedicated to the general situation in eastern Ukraine, and recent U.S. sanctions against Russian individuals and companies.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.