Let the conspiracy theories begin
During the two decades I was a newspaper reporter, I was once sued for libel.
I was covering the local courts and a group of burglars testified that they sold gold and silver from homes to a prominent local businessman.
This businessman was melting the gold and silver down while he was buying it from them, they testified.
Police searched this businessman’s office and found bars of fold and silver in several filing cabinets in his office.
He sued the newspaper. The lawsuit dragged on for about two years. Every news story about the case had to be approved by the paper’s attorney before publication.
The lawsuit had what is known as a “chilling effect” on covering this story.
Just before the case went to court, this businessman dismissed it.
A newspaper was represented by the Rose Law Firm and the attorney was a man named Vince Foster. I spent many hours with Foster preparing for a trial that would never take place.
While we differed politically, neither of us ever spoke a hash word to the other. I found him to be a very intelligent man and developed a great respect for him.
Foster left the Rose Law Firm to become deputy White House counsel for the Clinton Administration. He had worked with Hillary Clinton at the Rose Law Firm.
When it was announced Foster was found dead on July 20, 1993, and his cause of death was an apparent suicide, I found that difficult to believe based on the time I had spent working with him.
As it turns out, over the years Bill and Hillary Clinton have been in public office, there have been a string of unfortunate deaths — or fortunate deaths depending on if you support the Clintons.
Many of theses deaths have been suicides.
When disgraced 66-year-old financier, close friend of Bill Clinton and accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found hanging in his cell at a federal prison, most people assumed the Clinton organization had him killed.
Clinton flew on Epstein’s private jet and visited his private island where underage girls were alleged to have been made sexually available to rich and powerful friends of Epstein.
Of course, the Clintons are not the only well-known names associated with Epstein.
British Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, had a connection and friendship with Epstein. The Royal Family has a history of mysterious deaths and outright assassinations of people considered threats to the Crown. That history goes back centuries.
Immediately after Epstein’s death, people began speculating about who had murdered him and made it look like suicide. The far-left media immediately began calling this speculation “conspiracy theories.”
Depending on your point of view, one man’s conspiracy theories are another man’s unfortunate and unwanted facts that he won’t let won’t go away.
During the decade I worked in homeland security and emergency management, I attended many classes at federally run schools.
During one of those educational courses, I met a sergeant with the British Special Air Services. The SAS is one of the best — maybe the best — anti-terrorist forces in the world. One night after class, he was showing a few of us some things about how to quietly kill an enemy.
He mentioned that strangling people would break the hyoid bone in the neck. This was the first time I had ever heard of this horse-shoe shaped bone which is located between the jaw and thyroid.
The sergeant said if someone was trying to make it look like the victim hanged himself, it was important not to break the hyoid bone. This, he said, would show up in an autopsy and even an inept coroner would know it was murder not suicide.
Epstein’s autopsy showed that his hyoid bone was broken, The Washington Post has reported on the officially unreleased results of Epstein’s autopsy.
“If, hypothetically, the hyoid bone is broken, that would generally raise questions about strangulation, but it is not definitive and does not exclude suicidal hanging,” Jonathan Arden, president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, told the Post.
Still, the breaking of this small bone in the throat is one of those unfortunate and unwanted facts that will only strengthen the idea that Epstein was murdered so he could not testify against rich and powerful people to whom he trafficked underage girls to on his private island.
JIM HARRIS CONSERVATIVE Corner