Just when it looked like the Fort Lauderdale shooting might be devoid of any real conspiracy-related news, more information is being revealed. Now we know the shooter, Esteban Santiago, a 26-year-old Iraq War veteran, actually went to an FBI field office and reported that his mind was being controlled and he was being forced to watch ISIS propaganda against his will. Well, that’s certainly going to stir the conspiracy pot. The video below breaks down this new information and what it means.
The active shooter situation in Fort Lauderdale is the first event of 2017 that is being scrutinized in conspiracy circles. The story is all-too-common these days. A single shooter opens fire in a busy airport terminal. Multiple casualties and dozens of injuries. A lot of times these situations end with the shooter dead at the hands of police or in the manner of suicide, but in this case, that didn’t happen.
The most common conspiracy theory about the Fort Lauderdale situation is that this is a government-mandated false flag operation. A false flag operation is when the government plans and executes something to advance its own agenda. Major examples of possible false flags are historic events like Pearl Harbor or 9/11, but false flags are not limited to earth-shattering events such as these. Could Fort Lauderdale’s shooting be a false flag? Several videos below outline the theories. Many of these suggestions are pretty standard after an event like this. The crisis actor accusations are extremely common. Sometimes they seem to have some legitimacy, and sometimes it can seem like they are reaching a bit. You will have to be the judge here.
As for Common Sense Conspiracy, we usually analyze these situations more by what stands to be accomplished. With President Barack Obama just days away from leaving the White House and the incoming Donald Trump not likely to touch gun control legislation with a ten-foot pole, it’s hard to see how a limited false flag event such as this could really make much of a difference. The lack of immediate ties to terrorism or foreign nations also indicates that this event may be just a random happening that is tragic, but not part of an overriding government conspiracy. What do you think? Do you have evidence or reasons that this could be a false flag event?
This video puts forth the common crisis actor theory with video from news reports.
This video explains a theory that this shooting happened to coincide with the Florida Legislature looking at a law to allow or disallow various weapons in airport terminals.
This last video goes for the lightning round by taking the name of the shooter, Estaban Santiago-Ruiz, and translating it into numbers to reveal a more sinister message to all of this.
They are laying it on pretty thick. In the wake of Donald Trump’s unlikely Presidential victory, the opposing party is pulling out all the stops to try to discredit his election win and explain it away. Now, Common Sense Conspiracy is not a political site, and we have frequently explained our one-party two-party system theory about the American government. However, in a case like this, it’s important for our readers to realize that while it looks like partisan politics playing out in a high stakes game, the loser and target is always you and I. This situation is no exception.
The new battle cry against fake news seems like a turning point. We all see the conservative and liberal versions of extremist news sources on our social media feeds and in our email. It’s true that both sides are “liberal” with the facts, and in many cases, it is just spreading incorrect propaganda to forward an agenda. However, when President Obama and company say they are going after “fake news” that is not what they mean. Fake news to them is anything that directly takes on their narrative. Fake news, according to the likes of Obama and Hillary Clinton, would be sites like this one. Any site that doesn’t go along with their absurd official story and tries to inject facts into the equation will qualify as fake news in a heartbeat.
That’s what is so sinister about what they are doing here. It’s calculated. It may seem like it’s about Trump, or just sour grapes from sore losers of a hotly contested election. But it’s just the beginning. They will start by targeting the extreme news sources we referenced earlier, but soon, they will expand it out to include sites like this and any other site out there that is presenting a fact-based approach to their disinformation campaigns.
You have to look at what the other hand is doing. It’s like a sleight-of-hand trick they are playing right in your face. They make you think one thing, and it is a reasonable one that makes a lot of sense. Meanwhile, the other hand is up to something much more sinister. The only thing you can always count on in their schemes is that the loser is always going to be you.
Fake news is bad. But the biggest proponent of fake news in America is the mainstream media. That alone should prove that their intentions are less than honorable.
Today, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was sinisterly assassinated in a very public way. The gunman, now killed by police, left absolutely no doubt as to what his motivation for the killing was. Could this be the moment that so many in conspiracy circles have waited for, hoping against hope that it would never come?
The climate between Turkey and Russia wasn’t all that great. There is much turmoil over there gigantic, gaping disagreement about what is happening with Syria. While their relationship had warmed slightly in recent months, overall it’s not a very friendly one, so it is obvious that world events dictate that a seemingly small event could set off a set of dominoes leading to a World War 3 situation. Don’t think so? Time for a history lesson.
Archduke Ferdinand is the guy that got assassinated and it literally set the entire world into the first World War. He was the Archduke in Austria. Flashing forward to our time, it is hard to believe how that could start an international conflict that would claim millions of lives. But just look at Syria and the Middle East. Look at ISIS and the power vacuum. Look at Russia’s increasing aggressiveness in the last couple of years. And look at the arrival of a President Donald Trump on the scene in a few weeks. If ever there was the possibility of this generation having a Ferdinand moment, this certainly seems like it could be it.
On the naysayer side, there will be those that say the world has changed since 1914, and something like this isn’t enough to start this kind of explosion that almost guarantees a mutually-assured self destruction conflict. Yet, those same people would have told you the same back then when the world declared that World War 1 was the “war to end all wars” and it would never happen on that scale again. It wouldn’t even take that long for it to happen again. They couldn’t have been more wrong.
Anyone that knows anything will tell you that a World War 3 scenario is inevitable. We all just hope that it is many years from now, but it would be foolish to think that it cannot or will not happen again.
Having said all of that, Common Sense Conspiracy wants to remind our readers that events like this happen from time to time, and more often than not, they do not spark international conflicts. It is perfectly possible that Russia and Turkey realize this is an isolated conflict and don’t let it turn into an arms race of epic proportions. But Vladimir Putin is not known for that sort of standoffish behavior. It may very well depend a lot on how Turkey reacts, and whether their reaction satisfies Putin to the point that he doesn’t push the issue. Also, there is also the wild card of what an incoming President Trump might say or do in such an incendiary situation. It’s a crazy time to be alive , people.
What do you think? Is this the shot that will be heard and felt around the world? Or just an unfortunate incident that civilized nations will work around?
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared around this time last year. This year, the situation is escalating even further, with retailers opening up even earlier. Because this article is truer than ever, we are temporarily placing it on our front page so that more people may be exposed to it. Thanks for reading.
In the last degradation to the family unit in America, retailers across the nation are moving farther and farther into what was once a dead zone in the holiday season — the holiday itself. In recent years, Black Friday had already taken itself to the very limits, with many retailers opting to open at midnight with exceptional deals to attract early shoppers. This year, Black Friday is as good as Black Thanksgiving Day, with major retailers like Target and Walmart now opening their doors at 8:00 P.M. on the holiday itself. Some consumers are excited, glad for more chances at deals and hoping that their odds might be enhanced by less competition if some people don’t know about the early openings or choose to (gasp!) stay with their families instead of invading the local Target. Others think that this is going too far and that retailers are undermining a special time for families in an age when these special times are so few and far between.
Our 24/7 society already requires mothers and fathers to be away from their families at all hours of the day to make a living. Now, the handful of days that were still sacred are being violated as well. A lot of people out there that are excited about shopping at 8:00 P.M. on Thanksgiving Day don’t take into consideration that there are many more people affected by it. Those stores expect huge throngs of shoppers, which means they will have to require many employees of their companies to be there to deal with the deluge. While it might be exciting to some to head out at 7:00 P.M. to stand in line with family and friends and try to catch a killer deal, how exciting is it for the retail workers that have to leave their families at what for many is prime-time Turkey-time to get to their posts. Some retail associates wonder what the point of even closing on Thanksgiving is if they know they have to be at work that evening in the middle of the festivities. And some people say “Oh, well it’s 8:00 P.M. Most people are just sitting on the couch in a coma after their meals.” Well, that too is a misunderstanding of the way these establishments work. Employees can’t simply show up at 8:00 P.M. They will have to be their at least a couple of hours in advance to do their normal opening procedures, prepare displays, and rebuild their stores that were probably massacred in the pre-Thanksgiving rush before they closed. Then, there’s controlling the crowds, determining how to handle the other conspiracy of Black Friday, where not everyone will get the deal they stood in line for, and providing security for shoppers on a mission that sometimes resort to less-than-civil means to get that special deal they had their eyes on. You see, there’s so much more that goes into it than simply opening the doors so shoppers can get a good deal and retailers can make a quick buck.
But why? Why do retailers move the times up? Why not stick with five in the morning? Why move it to midnight? Why 8:00 P.M. now on Thanksgiving evening? The answer is simple, and you have complete control over it. They do it because people will come. People will come in throngs, eager for a chance at a good deal, and with little regard for the fact that their very attendance is basically a vote for what the retailers chose to do. When you go to your local Target at 8:00 P.M. on Thanksgiving, remember that you are the reason they did this. You are the reason those employees had to leave their families and be at work at that very moment. To take care of you, because they knew you would come. You will do whatever it takes, and competition drives the retail industry. If Target wants to open that early, then other retailers will do the same because they feel they have no choice to keep a competitive advantage. And then, slowly, over years, it just becomes normal. Five years from now, you can bet your last buck that retailers will probably be opening up at 6:00 A.M. on Thanksgiving Day and staying open all day. Why? Because they know if they open the door, they will have store full of eager shoppers, many of which who will buy things that are not that great of a deal while they are in there saving fictional hundreds on things like televisions that in all reality are just being sold at cost to get you to come in the door.
The real conspirator here is American consumers. Do you want to be a part of the retailer’s evil plan? No, you say.
Then don’t show up. It wouldn’t take them long to get the message.
To say that Donald Trump winning the 2016 election is controversial would be a huge (as Donald likes to say) understatement. The country was divided under eight years of Barack Obama like it had not been in decades, but still it lacks in comparison to the climate in the country the week after November 8, 2016. Riots are breaking out. Protesters are in the streets outraged about the results of a free election. There is paranoia and hysteria, and even the people on the winning side (the Republicans) are wary of their unexpected new leader. But just how far has it gone?
Common Sense Conspiracy wants to show you some screen captures of Hillary Clinton loyalists very nonchalantly talking about the assassination of the soon-to-be President Trump. One even says that the champagne purchased to toast the first female president will now be saved for when someone takes The Donald out.
These are amazing statements, and really show how well the shadow government and mainstream media have divided this country. In the worst of times, Americans still respected the office of President. Now, we actually scoff at it and sit around the fire talking about how nice it will be when the President gets his head blown off. Wow, what a change.
We’re not really taking sides here politically, but can you imagine what it would be like if anyone had nonchalantly made such statements about Barack Obama? Now, we’re not stupid. We know that someone out there probably did say something like that about President Obama, but what’s different is how open people are about it. No one would have gone on record saying something like that about Obama, but it’s absolutely no big deal to leave a digital paper trail of how you have no problem with someone assassinating the President of the United States. Would you want that kind of banter coming back to haunt you if such a thing actually came to pass?
What do you think? Are you anti-Trump? Are you so anti-Trump that you hope that he gets murdered rather than give him a chance and see what his administration might be like? And do you think it’s a good use of our First Amendment freedoms to sit around talking about our President getting assassinated because we don’t agree with him? Is the situation this dire? We want to hear what you think, especially those who oppose the incoming President.
Well, even though the FBI has once again said that it will not pursue charges against Hillary Clinton over the infamous email scandal, there is no shortage of investigations still going on. There is plenty of noise being made surrounding the Clinton Foundation’s shady dealings, and WikiLeaks is still threatening to drop even more bombshells in the one final remaining day before the election. So, it seems probably that Hillary Clinton will probably pull this thing out and be the President-Elect come Wednesday morning. But how does that work with an FBI investigation and at least some potential for a criminal indictment in the works?
Well, as you probably know, one of the greatest and most sweeping powers of the office of President in the United States is the ability to pardon. A President has never pardoned himself, but it is not clear that this is necessarily impossible. Constitutional experts have been weighing in saying that a President Hillary Clinton could indeed pardon herself. Also, the outgoing President Obama could pardon her. But is either likely? Let’s look at it in more detail.
For President Obama, it could be a sticky situation. If Hillary were indicted before she took over the office in January, he could pardon her, but that would mean tarnishing his own legacy because it would no doubt be one of the most historical and controversial pardons of all time. He would forever be remembered for pardoning the President-Elect so she could be President. He might do it anyway for the sake of the country’s power structure. Or he might give Hillary the final middle finger. After all, it’s no secret that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are not BFF’s. Their primary battle in 2008 was bloody, and many believe that Obama is only actively campaigning on her behalf because of the fear of a President Trump more than really supporting her candidacy. If she wins the election outright and Trump is officially out of the picture, Obama may decide to leave her on her own with a potential indictment.
If Hillary Clinton were indicted after becoming President, it would be more interesting. She could pardon herself, yes. It would be controversial to a degree like nothing we’ve ever seen before, and would definitely have an authoritarian flare to it. But she could do it, and it would most likely stand. It’s possible that Republicans may challenge it and the Supreme Court might have to eventually rule on whether it is legal for someone to pardon themselves of a crime. However, that would be the Supreme Court populated with at least one more Hillary Clinton-appointee. Basically, at this point, we would see the kind of massive government corruption that would dwarf what we have seen so far, and that is saying a lot.
A pardon by Obama or by herself would save Hillary from the criminal part of the charge and prevent her from ever being convicted and possibly going to prison. What it cannot do is stop her from being impeached. The Congress has that authority, and not even a Presidential pardon stops the possibility of impeachment proceedings. So, even if she was pardoned, she would almost definitely find herself facing the charges in Congress. That is, unless Democrats controlled the House and Senate, in which case they would not bring charges, or would bring them only to end it once and for all. However, it is not expected that Democrats will take the Presidency and both houses. At best, Hillary might win and find a Democratic Senate to work with, but the House is most likely safe for Republicans for two more years. This means that if criminal charges were brought against Hillary, you can bet your last dime impeachment proceedings will at least be brought forward. Whether enough support (or evidence) would exist to actually make that happen remains to be seen. It is all speculation at this point.
Now, if Donald Trump pulled a miracle and beat Hillary outright on Election Day, President Obama would almost definitely pardon Hillary. This is because Trump with a Republican-controlled House would certainly be able to pursue charges against Clinton with that kind of influence, so Obama would pardon her (with chagrin for what it means for his own legacy) because at the end of the day, these guys are gonna stick up for each other. Obama might not like Hillary, but he’s not going to stand by and let her go to prison. Remember, there’s probably quite a few things Hillary Clinton knows about the Obama administration, so he would definitely be in a corner on that deal.
Ironically, it would appear looking at the facts that Hillary Clinton would almost certainly be pardoned any way it goes. Hmm, how does that make you feel about the fairness of our justice system, Americans?