Cairo Conspiracy Theory
by DCDave

 "The inner need for some kind of conspiratorial answer to life's problems, of course, is hardly limited to the Middle East. The United States has had its Kennedy and King assassinations, its Waco and Ruby Ridge, its letter bombers and Ku Klux Klan members."

--Georgie Anne Geyer in "Conspiracy in the air in Cairo," column in The Washington Times, Sunday, November 28, 1999.

In other words, the United States government is every bit as credible over the crash of EgyptAir 990 as it is over the Kennedy and King assassinations, Ruby Ridge, and Waco. I don't know about you, but somehow this comparison doesn't exactly fill me with confidence that we are going to get the straight dope over the causes of this crash.

Geyerish definition: Conspiracy theory: Any explanation of a major tragedy that differs from the official explanation of the U.S. government. And to think, it is journalists like Geyer who would be the first to say of another country that its government permits no opposition press.

She, by the way, was the Washington journalist most completely in the hip pocket of the late Scott Runkle, a CIA propagandist acquaintance of mine. For more about him see "CIA Plots Puerto Rico Statehood."

Shrinking Truth
We prove one gunman couldn't do it,
But still they tell us, "nothing to it."
We must have an urge to feed
Some deep unsated human need.
For that we have to complicate
The simple story of the state.

But this member of the rabble
Has had it with their psychobabble.
I, for one, am not beguiled
By talk about my inner child.
Please correct me if I'm wrong,
But justice is the need that's strong.

David Martin
November 29, 1999

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