For the first time I’ve hit a blank wall: someone with no background that I can get at least one-deep on who has been in the news who has had high visibility.
I hit all my usual sources and a few out of the ordinary, like looking for political contributions. You know, giving money to candidates, campaigns, parties or PACs. People looking to cover their tracks can’t get rid of that stuff… but if you don’t contribute to any candidate or campaign, you then have no trail.
Getting awards or being recognized as having done something in a profession, or even just attending industry events (meetings, conferences, etc.) in a speakers capacity or even high level attendee leaves a trail. Work on your own and high level clients will give you praise for your work, unless you are a hitman or some such and that tends to get its own notoriety of a different sort.
If you actually lead a life worth living, get high level recognition you then have a build-up to it, a trail.
Get the idea?
So who am I having problems getting info on?
The assassinated US Ambassador to Libya: John Christopher Stephens.
Ah yes. Mr. Stephens. It starts to look as if this was a bit more than an insulted prophet thing.
Like I said, I could just be overlooking the obvious here. I’m just interested in his past history, who he worked for, where he was before he got the Ambassador’s job… the sort of thing that might tell me more about his life which was so recklessly put into danger in one of the worst places of the Middle East.