Posts Tagged ‘Conspiracy Theories
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has released the official coroner’s report, indicating Andrew Brietbart died from heart failure. This confirms the speculation by one of Breitbart’s friends and “Big” colleagues who, while appearing on Hannity in the days following Andrew’s death, said that Breitbart probably died from a massive heart attack. In that same segment, this man (it may have been Steve Bannon, I can’t recall) revealed that Breitbart had a heart condition which had not been disclosed to the public but for which he had previously received in-patient treatment.
Conspiracy theories popped up almost immediately, including on this very site, about the cause of Andrew’s death. One person linked a report that said Breitbart was bright red or pink in color as he lay on the ground, which could possibly have been consistent with cyanide poisoning. With no eyewitness to his actual collapse, this is of course only speculation (he probably would have had a seizure prior to or during his collapse).
While I always at least entertain conspiracy theories, it would be difficult to believe that Breitbart was the victim of a political assassination and subsequent cover-up by the LA County Coroner’s office. That’s an awful lot of potential loose ends. Given the fact that Breitbart’s friend admitted he had a heart condition which was severe enough to require in-patient treatment, the most likely explanation is that he really did die from heart failure.
But what say you?
Rod Blagojevich is headed to prison on Thursday for 12 to 14 years. He will be 69 years old if he serves his full term. He’ll probably serve 12 years.
Blago hasn’t been mentioned in awhile around here, but HillBuzz was all “a-buzz” (heh) about Blago back when the story broke and during the trial.
I was one of the people who was convinced that Blago would either bring down Obama, or (more likely) never serve a major prison sentence because of his association with Obama and his ability to “bring down the house” so to speak.
My assumption was not simply wishful thinking. Remember those improperly redacted memos that showed Obama and his team knew much more than they let on? The Blago-Obama connection was shaping up to be even more compelling than the Obama-Rezko connection.
It seems inconceivable that Blago knew of no skeletons in Obama’s closet. Those redacted memos essentially proved that Obama’s team had lied about what they knew, when they knew it, and what their actual involvement was. Even if there was no strictly provable link that could “bring Obama down”, surely Blago could have privately threatened to embellish or lie about Obama’s role in an effort to save himself from what could ultimately be a life sentence for a 55 year old man.
If I were a dirty politician with no moral compass and powerful friends, I would absolutely leverage those friends to keep myself out of possibly spending the last years of my life in prison. Yet that didn’t happen. Which makes no sense. So, what’s the catch?
Maybe there is none. Maybe Blago developed a conscience, or maybe he’s so committed to Obama’s ideology that he was willing to go to prison to protect him. What do you think?