One thing I give short shrift to is people coming in with the old chestnuts, the old cliches: “I don’t do conspiracy theories”, “moonbattery” and so on without providing a shred of evidence for such statements.
Doesn’t matter how verified are the sources in their minds – they don’t think that far, doesn’t matter how much work has gone into ensuring everything holds together – in come the idiots with their airy and unsubstantiated dismissals.
On the other hand, I read a few pieces on the French Revolution last evening ascribing words to Mirabeau which were not his at all but those of pamphleteers at the time who appended pages to Mirabeau’s papers.
Now the carelessness with which the modern writers had handled their sources also raised my hackles, if only because it hands ammunition to those wishing to implement Leveson.
Trusted sources are a very difficult thing which sometimes quadruples the time required for a piece of research. Refraining from joining dots unless there is stated evidence to do so is also an issue, not to mention de rigeur.
So to the Jacintha Saldanha tragedy. Seems to me that what we have got is this:
1 The family say she was not in the least suicidal, she was strong as a person and there’s no way she would have hung herself, that they had talked many times since the hoax and it was only a minor thing among all the other things discussed.
2 Kate is having ongoing trouble with William’s child, just as Diana had trouble with William.
3 Jacintha Saldanha is now dead.
4 Diana died in a car crash.
5 The result of the vilification [quite rightly in my book] of those two presenters has been [quite wrongly in my book] to strengthen Leveson recommendations. Cameron’s mob is already drawing up legislation.
I’m not joining 3-5 in any way. I am however wondering about the hanging of Jacintha Saldanha. If she didn’t do it, then who did? And for what reason?
One thought – and only that – which briefly flashed through the mind was whether Mrs. Saldanha discovered something.
I can’t buy that she’d be killed to aid Leveson legislation but if she was – then what does that say about the gloves-off we’re seeing lately among the world gangsters here and across the pond?
However, if she discovered something she shouldn’t have, then there is every reason. I’d like to know, for example, how close Ms Saldanha got to the scans and the tests? And what if she was, as the family says, most adept and assiduous in her job?
I’m glancing again at N2 above.
And that’s as far as we can go. By the way, I’m a bit rusty on the cases but didn’t David Kelly also suicide and Gary Webb?
Mary Mahoney? Vincent Foster? Jerry Parks? Kathy Ferguson and Bill Shelton? Suzanne Coleman? Paul Wilcher? Kenny Johannemann?
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