Not only that. His argument is what is called "an argument from silence" (argumentum ex silentio) at best.
Are you willing to explain the logic behind that statement or do you plan to disappear?
I will summarize the points being discussed, the statement BaconButty objected to was:
There are several levels of interest to this story if one is trying to understand Zaharie's actions and motivations. For example: many here have tried to put forth that Zaharie was not opposed to the Razak / Hishammuddin government which was in place at the time, but Zaharie's involvement with this woman once again supports that he was deeply invested in opposition to the government.
And this is fact. For most of the last two years here at this site, Zaharie's policical racadalism has been po pooed, the authenticity his Facebook posts questioned, his connection with Anwar questioned and even the fact that he attended Anwar's hearing denied. His political radicalism has been repeatedly dismissed as being something trivial. The reality is that Zaharie was an over the top radical extremist.
777Jet in particular has argued these points over and over and he always got pushback and was insulted for his efforts to bring truth to this forum. Yet now two and a half years later, the dust has all but settled and it is accepted by all the rational observers that Zaharie was in strong opposition to the government of Malaysia: some of his Facebook posts called for violence.
Now, this week, it comes out that he was involved with a woman who is also involved in the opposition movement: one more in a long line of points that highlight his political radicalism. And he was in telephone contact with her - this raises interest among those who have followed the MH-370 story because there was a phone conversation between Zaharie and an unlisted cell phone which had been purchased by an unknown woman - just before the tragic flight. This is salient information.
In response to my post I get more of the same po pooing that has gone on here for the last two and a half years.:
Straw man. I read all 30 odd MH370 threads and never saw that once. Of course he had those political leanings. What I struggle to comprehend is those who view this as remarkable. I'm a member of the UK Labour party (which is a joy at the moment I can assure you). But so are 500,000 others. I attend the odd constituency get-together. I know other party members, and speak to our MP for time to time. But it's hardly worth the import you give it.
He attempts to delegitimatize and dismiss the significant facts that Zaharie was an extreme radical, extreme to the point of calling for violence, and his friend and political hope had been destroyed before his eyes the same morning of the flight. And for a grand gesture BaconButty draws a comparison with British Labor vs Conservative party politics where he "attends the odd constituency get-together".
This would be laughable if it wasn't so tragic.
He then pulls the idea out of thin air that Zaharie and her were having an affair, obviously in an attempt to trivialize the importance of her appearance.
This whole coverup of the truth reeks of Stalinism, but it probably is just a lower level kind of tribalism, sort of like a Chicago cop covering for one of his buddies, or union workers banding together in opposition to management. Of course in this case it's just some misguided fools covering up for an airline pilot. And you are pulling the wool over nobody's eyes: the cat's out of the bag.