The man, a small time con artist, was walking down the street with his eyes on the mark, a rather slow fellow who just happened to be carrying a large sum of money. Unbeknownst to the con man, though, was that this courier was working for a big time crime boss. Which pretty much meant that after he stole the mentally challenged man’s money, the con man found himself in a world of trouble. Upon learning that his money had been stolen, the crime boss set out to catch and kill the con man, and did so. And this is where our story begins. The con man’s partner meets up with another guy, and together, they come up with a complicated plan to steal all of the gangster’s money, to teach him a lesson. Slowly word gets out, and more and more people decide to become involved in the scheme, and it ends up taking on a life of its own, coming to an interesting conclusion. Now, if you are wondering if you remember this story, you do, because this is the plot of the 1971 movie, “The Sting”, starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Robert Shaw. In that movie, a number of different people conspire together to have specific outcome, although on the surface, things seem totally different.
This news week was a wild one, awash with conspiracy theories, wild accusations and more. Kicking it off was speech that Hillary Clinton gave, in which she said — “I believe President Obama does not get the credit that he deserves for leading us out of the Great Recession". That’s right. According to Hillary, the US is doing better than ever. Of course, it also helped that, as CNN reported — “Clinton's comments came hours after the U.S. government announced that the economy added 255,000 jobs in July — surpassing economists' expectations — while the unemployment rate stayed at 4.9%.” So, see? The government says everything is ok. So, it is! But, this is an old story. One in which there is some kind of real disconnect between official government stats, and that which the common man is feeling. The real story here was when she, again as CNN reported — “attempted to clarify recent misleading statements about her use of a private email server at the State Department, saying she "may have short-circuited" her answers about it. Short circuit? What does that even mean?
And this leads us to the next set of stories, as Drudge first reported various pictures showing Hillary Clinton literally being held up by several men in a speech she gave. Then there was the series showing her unable to walk-up stairs, needing the help of several men around her. But who were these men?
At first glance, they appeared to be secret service, and yet, one of them was not. Upon further review, the large black man helping HRC up the stairs seems to be an insider of some type. He makes an appearance later in the week, when Hillary, giving a speech, is heckled by a crowd of people shouting “Killary! Killary!” Clinton appears shocked, looks lost, and the same mysterious African American man rushes to her, saying “Keep talking” and then orders the other secret service men off the stage. In fact, in retrospect, the same man appears in numerous photos and videos, as posted by Reuters. And here is where it gets even more interesting.
In numerous videos, the man be seen holding something in one hand that appears to be a pen. In fact, as gateway pundit reported, “Hillary’s handler was definitely carrying an auto-syringe at the DNC Convention on Hillary’s big night.” Another photo posted on Twitter was captioned with — “Secret Service agent was carrying an auto-injector with Diazepam”. And what is Diazepam?
Wiki notes that — “Diazepam is a medication that typically produces a calming effect. It is commonly used to treat a range of conditions including anxiety, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, muscle spasms, seizures, and a few other things.” Furthermore, Wiki notes that taken orally, “it takes up to 40 minutes to take effect”, however, if it injected — “it takes up to 1-5 minutes to take effect”. Which leads us to another question, such as has she healed from her fall, leading to a blood clot back in 2012? Or her other subsequent falls? Why hasn’t Hillary released her medical records?
Of course, health issues aside, Hillary found herself embroiled in other questionable news as the Wiki-leaks editor gave an interview in which, as the NY Post reported — “Julian Assange suggests DNC staffer was shot dead for being a ‘source’.” That’s right. A conspiracy, within a conspiracy, within a conspiracy. This one, if we recall, involved the Democratic National Party, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and stealing the votes from Bernie supporters. In fact, the DNC party chair, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, was immediately fired for this scandal, in addition to other top level Democratic insiders. However, the second conspiracy starts here when DNC staffers suggested it was Russia that was behind the hack and the subsequent release of insider DNC emails. Of course, Russia denied it, but the media ran with it anyway, under the banner of “national security”, but when did private organizations all of a sudden have “national security status”? So, as it stands now, according to Assange, it was DNC insider that leaked the materials, in retribution for Bernie Sanders being cheated.
In fact, as Townhall reported — “Since the Democratic National Committee emails were leaked a few weeks ago, three people associated with the DNC have all been found dead under what could be questionable circumstances.” One guy was shot in the back of the head as he was walking home. Nothing was stolen, as he had his wallet and watch and phone, but he was the possible email leaker. One guy was set to testify against the Clintons, and “Local police officers said he died from dropping a barbell on his throat while working out.” And another guy, who — “served the DNC on July 3 with a complaint and summons in a fraud action on behalf of Sanders supporters”, was found dead in his bathroom by his girlfriend.
While we could spend hours yakking on about the Clintons, it should also be noted that Trump had a few moments this week as well. As according to VOX –“(he) appeared to joke that gun owners could use their weaponry to prevent the government from rolling back their gun rights.” Media pundits jumped on Trump for seemingly endorsing violence, and possibly even a revolt. To top that, CNN reported that — “Donald Trump said that he meant exactly what he said when he called President Barack Obama the "founder of ISIS"[Daesh].
As the United States Presidential elections progress, more and more interesting backroom deals are coming out into the light. While spies are described as working in “smoke and mirrors”, it is unusual for politicians to be described as “conspiracy theorists”, although maybe that is what they should be called, considering that the very definition of the word is — “the action of plotting or conspiring”, and that describes what people inside the political parties do in order to get their candidate elected.
So, what do you think, dear listeners — “Have conspiracy theories become conspirafact?”