Listen to a reading of this article: The western political/media class has been dismissing as "conspiracy theories" all claims that the US is likely responsible for last month's sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines, even while leveling the exact same accusations against Russia without ever using that term. Which probably says a lot about the way that label has been used over the years, if you think about it.
The difference between conspiracy theory and reality is a few weeks.
I haven't heard much from the US condemning the Nordstream sabotage as an act of terrorism. No, not much outrage or righteous indignation at all.
I have taken issue with the pejorative use of the term "conspiracy theory" for many years. A conspiracy is when two or more parties secretly plan to carry out an act that is usually considered criminal or at least negative. A theory is when evidence is used to construct a proposal for solving a problem or answering a question.
So if evidence shows that some people more than likely planned and carried out a nefarious act without admitting they did it, one can (and should) construct a conspiracy theory. On its face, there should be absolutely nothing wrong with doing this, since anyone even remotely paying attention to events in the world should be able to spot such evidence, and especially since there are numerous organizations whose sole purpose is to carry out acts in secrecy, most of which could be viewed as nefarious by somebody somewhere.
The fact that a huge percentage of Americans have a knee jerk dismissive response to anything called "conspiracy theory" seems to indicate that someone has gone to great lengths to give that phrase a negative connotation. In fact, I would go so far as to propose a theory that people have conspired to do this, and those people do not have your best interests at heart.
Blinken's candid comment concerning the "tremendous opportunity" the bombed Nord Stream pipeline offers in no way implicates US guilt. We will believe, because we're all idiots, is no doubt his rationale. Funny that George W. Bush spoke of the same opportunity for US engineers and technicians to rebuild Iraq, right after he attacked it on the highest of principles. The money was just an add-on. A windfall. Incidental. Someone recently suggested the US, pumped up by its long record of lying, might drop a false flag nuke somewhere, and blame Russia. A ridiculous idea, we both agreed, because blaming anyone would be automatically irrelevant. But now, considering the madness of King Biden and support system, I'm not so sure the irrelevancy would be an adequate deterrent.
Expect Russia to nuke Moscow as its next dastardly act of provocation.
Pretend that Jeffrey Epstein had died under comparable circumstances, but in a Russian lockup.
Pretend US pipelines supplying gas to Canada were to be blown up underneath the nose of the Russian Baltic Fleet.
In each case, nobody would so much pretend to believe the official story.
Pedophile Satan worshippers DO run the world. Denying that is a conspiracy theory.
Could the Americans be calibrating their BS effectiveness on their own population? Former Reagan CIA Director stated: "We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false."
The nonchalant posture of Biden’s admin is probably intended to appear as innocent, but it!s really difficult to argue that all suspicion doesn’t fall on them. It’s as if outrageous denial and fabrication is par for the course in American culture, and nothing can move the needle. This is approaching theater of the absurd.
Tucker made some these exact same points tonight. Too bad you’d rather bash him than actually listen to other points of view.
"Does make me wonder about some of those other "conspiracy theories" you've told us to ignore, though." - finally!
Reminder that every American war since 2001 is the same.
1. Get Americans angry at one individual, who gets demonized as “another Hitler.”
2. Divert $ to corrupt arms industry and foreign crooks.
3. Insist that negotiations are impossible.
4. Kill 100,000 to 1,200,000 people.
6. Withdrawal in shame.
Trump disrupted all this. That’s another reason they hated him. Sometimes, they embarrassed him into some stupid conflict, but he also signed five Middle East peace treaties. He certainly wasn't perfect, but he started zero new wars. And he's better than the people running our current senile, puppet.
As Pompeo confessed “ we lie, we cheat, we steal”.
“ . . . Secretary of State Antony Blinken explicitly said that the sabotage of pipelines delivering Russian gas to Germany offers a "tremendous opportunity" to end Europe’s dependency on Russian energy.” How did he say this without gleefully snickering?
Thank you for all of the links to articles. Anyone doubting or questioning the US official narrative is thrown into the uneducated, disillusioned, nonsensical category by design. We “nonbelievers“ are meant to feel like lepers or marginalized so that we don’t speak up or raise our voices. Thank you for being our loud and proud voice! Critical thinking and questioning all leaders’ narratives need to be considered as an important exercise NOT as a conspiracy theory.
I'm not keeping a precise score, but casual observation over the last couple of years would indicate that in the "Narrative vs ConspiracyTheory" head-to-head... ConspiracyTheory is up about 20-nil.
"QAnoners who think pedophile Satan worshippers rule the world."
Of course they do! The basement in Comet Pizza was filled in with concrete the night before the invasion!
OK, enough sarcasm. The USA did it. I have no doubt they did it. The only question that remains is whether or not anyone will effectively stand up to the American Oligarchy. I'm reminded of the Matrix scene when Neo said "guns, lots of guns".
Maybe Qanon isn't totally nuts?