A short while ago
, I directed your attention to a site called "Great Game India" which outlined a bizarre theory about the MH370 mystery -- a theory based on a supposed "GRU report" that nobody has ever seen. Actually, more than one fringe site has made reference to this GRU report. (Example
.) For an invisible document, it seems pretty influential.
Great Game India is at it again. They've gotten hold of a new and improved GRU report
, and they're using it as the basis for a new and improved conspiracy theory:
The Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (GRU) is reporting today that the “highly suspicious” cargo retrieved by the US from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that had been “disappeared” to one of the United States most secretive bases in the Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia, was flown this past week to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico where it was then destroyed in a “massive fireball.”
The piece goes on and on like that, getting weirder and weirder and weirder
. What this site offers isn't really David Lynchian weirdness, all slow and moody and beautifully disturbing. It's more like Alejandro Jodorowskian weirdness: Madcap, gleeful, brazen, entertaining, and kind of disgusting. In short: Brain-rape.
Needless to say, this new GRU report is just as invisible as the last one.
What I want to know is why
. What motivates people to concoct these things? In many cases, the answer has much to do with ideology. In other cases, one intelligence service may be using disinformation to confuse or humiliate a perceived enemy. But in this
case, I think we're dealing with someone who views conspiracy theory as a form of surrealist art.
Now, I'm as tolerant as the next fellow when it comes to dealing with a serial brain-rapist. Still, one could argue that it's in bad taste to engage in this kind of tomfoolery while relatives are still grieving.
I have not yet verified the recent GRU report which reveals that the main writer for the "Great Game India" site is none other than Barbara Bush. Have any notable GRU reports popped into your
inbox this morning? If so, please summarize!