Conspiratorial

Dsquared has an interesting point on the Litvinenko affair: the conventionally accepted wisdom about the plot, in almost all other contexts, would look like a Crazy Conspiracy Theory and therefore be rejected.

This is true-ish, although I think the Russian connection makes the perception a little different – the public ‘know’ that Russia assassinates people helter-skelter, whereas the public ‘know’ that our elected leaders would never do such a thing. Equally, Ajay in the comments mentions a powerful reason why – unlike most conspiracy theories – this one could be quite easy to maintain the cover-up:

It’s worth pointing out that, personally, if I were involved in a plot whose object was the long and painful death of someone who snitched about plots, I myself would be highly motivated not to snitch about that particular plot, for very obvious reasons.

4 thoughts on “Conspiratorial

  1. Larry Teabag says:

    Knackered link again. What am I, you’re fucking mother?

  2. Larry Teabag says:

    I meant “your fucking mother”, obviously, but I stand by the comment as it appears, you fucking mother.

  3. brian says:

    Well if your, sorry, you’re, that bothered Mr. Bag you could always view the page source and find the link there. Or just go to dquared’s blog in this case.

  4. PDF says:

    a) your my fucking mother.
    b) cheers Bri.

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