Alternate realities

Although the film Watchmen received mixed reviews, the opening few minutes superbly set-up the alternate reality the film took place in, diverging the 1940s to follow a time trail that included the birth of superpowerful US hero Dr Manhattan and the eventual victory of the US over Vietnam.

Watchmen Intro from Hanz Meier on Vimeo.

But who needs Hollywood?

Apparently, some people are already living in an alternate reality.

1. Mahathir Mohamad.

Former Malaysia premier Mahathir Mohamad thinks Avatar is evidence 911 was faked.

“There is strong evidence that the attacks were staged. If they can make Avatar, they can make anything,’ Mahathir told the Conference for the Support of Al-Quds (Jerusalem), as quoted by local media.

He’s spouted anti-semitism in the past, but his latest outburst is far worse:

Voicing his disappointment that Barack Obama had not yet ended the war in Afghanistan or closed the US terror detention center at Guantanamo, he explained that “there are forces in the United States which prevent the president from doing some things. One of the forces is the Jewish lobby.”

Jews “had always been a problem in European countries. They had to be confined to ghettoes and periodically massacred. But still they remained, they thrived and they held whole governments to ransom,” Mahathir said.

“Even after their massacre by the Nazis of Germany, they survived to continue to be a source of even greater problems for the world.”


2. Hugo Chavez (via Norm).

While Hugo appears not to think the US has Dr Manhattan on their side, he does seem to think that the US have been firing a tectonic weapon to start the earthquake, as a prelude to using it in Iran.

Chavez is blaming the US for causing the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti as part of testing a “tectonic weapon” that can cause eco-type disasters, according to Russia Today. The Latin American leader added that the US should “stop playing God.”

Chavez said these “weapon earthquakes” would eventually be used against Iran and be taken over by the US military.

Chavez says these weapons can alter the climate and set off earthquakes and volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves.