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Khashoggi Crisis Highlights Years of Conspiracy Theories About Saudi Arabia

The apparent murder of the 59-year-old journalist (and harsh critic of the policies of Saudi Arabia) Khashoggi has caused quite a stir this past couple of weeks.  Now, President Donald Trump is calling this a cover-up.  The United States is proclaiming that those responsible will be punished, and it is openly questioning the official account of things by the Saudis, which is that the journalist was murdered in a Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Saudi Arabia is a longtime ally of the United States in an area of the world not known for allies of the United States.

Further clouding the situation is a slowly revealed narrative that shows that this was no chance happening, but a premeditated plot to savagely murder a person.  The motive, most believe, is just to silence someone who frequently and provocatively spoke out against the Saudi Arabian government.  Now, a fragile dance is going on between Donald Trump and the Saudi prince as they try to look tough on the international scene while attempting to preserve an alliance that has stood the test of time.  Yet, America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia is frequently the target of conspiracy theories.  Let’s have a look.

Saudi Arabia and 9/11

On September 11, 2001, we all know what happened.  It would lead to the wars in Afghanistan and eventually Iraq.  Yet, Saudis were proven to be a major part of the plot, not just in terms of being on the planes, but in terms of the Saudi Arabian government financing parts of the operation.  It is well known in conspiracy circles that the Saudi prince and a collection of other notable Saudi figures were actually with President Bush just mere hours before the attacks happened.

Conspiracy theories about the Saudis involvement in 9/11 are all over the place, and there is not a lot to discredit them.  As a matter of fact, multiple news outlets publicly reported that Saudi Arabia had been proven to have financed a “dry run” before 9/11.  The concept was that Saudi Arabia footed the bill to allow a couple of nationals to try to test out their theories on how to get around American airline security protocols.  This led to the real deal on September 11 that would change the world and kill thousands.

Saudi Arabia and The Oil War

No doubt the abundance of oil Saudi Arabia is sitting on is a big reason America plays nice.

Oil is the most valuable resource on Earth today, and the Saudis have unbelievable stockpiles of it.  It has long been suspected that this is one of the only reasons that the United States continues to play nice with Saudi Arabia despite numerous acts of hostility believe to be perpetrated by the oil-rich country.   It has also long been suspected that Saudi Arabia squeezes the United States at times by arbitrarily raising or lowering the cost of crude oil.

Saudi Arabia was virtually untouched by the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, and has enjoyed even more wealth and success through its relationship with the United States, especially in the wake of more drama for Iran.  Most American Presidents give the Saudis a really big pass because of oil, and 9/11 was probably the most sensational example of this.

Will This Alliance Survive Khashoggi?

It’s the question on everyone’s mind.  Will Donald Trump cross the line and say something that sparks an end to the alliance that has been so fruitful for both parties over the years?  And was Saudi Arabia really an ally to the United States in the first place?

Happier times for Trump and the Saudi prince.

The answer is only by necessity and by getting something out of it.  There is no question that Saudi Arabia is not supportive of the United States any more than any other Muslim country in the Middle East.  However, the Saudi family of royalty forged this friendship over the years because of mutual benefit.  It has protected the ruling family as other regimes in the same area of the world have fallen.  Many of those were at least in part because of the United States.  From the Muslim perspective, Saudi Arabia made friends with America, the bully, and then used its economic prosperity to influence it.

Ultimately, it is unlikely that much will come of this.  Much like Donald Trump’s spirited exchanges with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, this will probably be a war of words with no real direction.  If there’s one thing that Trump understands, it’s money, and he will not jeopardize the fruitful economic situation that an alliance with Saudi Arabia offers.  Despite his insistence that America is involved in bad trade deals all over the world, even Trump will find little wrong with the economic ties to Saudi Arabia.  He certainly won’t be willing to give up the cash and the alliance over one journalist.

This will blow over, and if anything, it may very well strengthen the ties between the Saudi Arabia royal family and the United States.  The worst repercussions to be felt right now, as usual, will fall on the common man.  Expect some jerking around of crude oil prices as the war of words continues.  In the end, though, the anti-Trump media in America is probably going to make a much bigger deal of this than anyone else.  This may very well become the Democratic Party’s “Benghazi” battle cry over the coming midterms and eventual 2020 Presidential Election.  Investigations will be performed, but little will be found.  In the end, Khashoggi is gone, and the world will march on.  The conspiracy world will too.

What is an Illuminati Blood Sacrifice Anyway?

Here at Common Sense Conspiracy, it seems like whenever someone famous passes away, there is the inevitable questions from our readers about whether we believe the death to be an Illuminati blood sacrifice.  We’ve investigated many times before, and offered literally hundreds of theories to our readers.  It occurred to us, however, that we had never really addressed just what this really means and why it is such a popular conspiracy theory.  So without further ado, let’s dive into just what constitutes an Illuminati blood sacrifice.

It’s Complicated

The Illuminati is synonymous with hidden meanings, symbolism, and mystery.  They don’t call it the Occult for no reason.  So, it should be no surprise that the answer to the seemingly simple question we proposed here is actually quite complicated.  There are more theories than we could possibly cover here, so we are just going to hit on some of the more popular ones.  We will also take a look at some of the more famous deaths that have been pegged for possible Illuminati involvement.  Please remember though that this is a subject with a myriad of possibilities and theories, and you may very well have a concept of this that you will not find here.  That’s no problem.  Just share your thoughts in the comments below so everyone can be enlightened (umm, no Illuminati pun intended).

Habitual Line Steppers

Two possible sacrifices in one family and one photograph.

To borrow a term from the late, great Charlie Murphy (who some might even say may have been an Illuminati blood sacrifice himself), “habitual line steppers” may be targets.  What we mean is that some people that have found themselves inside the clutches of the Illuminati may wish to break out of their clutches.  That hardly ever goes well.  They are super-powerful and all-knowing, after all, and it’s usually only a matter of time before anyone trying to buck the system becomes a casualty of the system.

In this theory, it is the actual dead person that was targeted.  Whitney Houston often comes up in this conversation because her drug addiction and affinity for Mr. Bobby Brown may have caused the Illuminati to be disappointed in her.  When they recruited young

Many believe Clive is the key to the lock. Don’t make him mad.

Whitney, they had big plans for her to influence a lot of people.  And it worked.  She certainly succeeded, but not perhaps the sort of influence they had in mind.  Another example of this is Prince.  Some people believe he was murdered by the Illuminati because he revealed some pretty crazy beliefs on talk shows from time to time.  He believed in things like chemtrails and often spoke about the evil of the music industry.  He even crossed Clive Davis, the Illuminati gatekeeper.  So, he is another example of this concept.

The person steps out of line with the mission they were given, and the Illuminati decides they can get more out of them in the form of a sacrificial lamb than as a tool.  It also, according to the theory, can serve as a warning to others in the Illuminati’s sphere that bad things happen to those that don’t do what they’re told.

A Pointed and Sinister Message

Other theories involve the dead person being a message to someone else.  The person dies as a form of punishment to the person that is in the Illuminati (or considering being).  In these scenarios, it may not be a really famous person that is the sacrifice.  It could be a family member or loved one.

An example of this theory would be people like Michael Jordan or Bill Cosby, who famously lost loved ones in really callous ways.  While these theories get tossed around, a lot of times the people that actually are supposedly killed by the Illuminati may not even be known public figures.  These tend to seem a little more far-fetched in nature than the line stepper theory, but it is quite common on the internet.

Taking One For the Team

Similar to the pointed and sinister message is the concept that before someone can become a full-fledged member of the Illuminati, they must give up something they love, usually in the form of the blood sacrifice.  So, say for instance an up and coming artist is approached by the Illuminati with great riches and promises of stardom.  One catch.  Someone really close to them has to go to make it happen.  In the theory, sometimes the person knows what is going to happen and chooses to go through with it anyway.  This makes sense because there is no better way to prove that you are serious about the Illuminati than offering up the perfect blood sacrifice.  Others believe the person knows that something will happen, but doesn’t know in what form it will be delivered.

Like some of the other theories, this is extremely hard to prove or even gather evidence for.  It is mostly wild speculation, and for that reason, Common Sense Conspiracy rarely advocates this theory, but it is still quite prevalent.

Would You Know an Illuminati Blood Sacrifice If You See One?

Nothing says Illuminati sacrifice quite like a tub filled with blood.

That’s another question that gets tossed around.  Yes, a body in the bathtub in a pool of blood pretty much is the cliche concept of this, but that doesn’t have to be the only way.  Remember when James Gandolfini checked out abruptly from a heart attack.  While there were a lot of reasons to think that this was just the result of some unhealthy living and a pretty out of shape dude, many said maybe there is more to the story.

When Robin Williams hung himself, many said there was more to the story there too, even though nothing about it really fit the mold of what would generally trigger the Illuminati blood sacrifice theory.  Maybe there’s a ritual to it, or maybe any death could potentially be a sacrifice.  Only members of the Illuminati can say for sure, and you can rest assured they aren’t talking about it.

Will We Ever Know the Answer?

Probably not.  Chances are that if this is real, no one will ever own up to it.  If it’s not real, there’s really no advantage to proving that either.  In any case, it adds to the mystery of the Illuminati and the Occult in general, and even if it were mostly untrue, they would probably still be more than happy to let that mystery keep building.  Sometimes a rumor can be more powerful than the truth.

Is Donald Trump Illuminati?

Well perhaps it is a little late to be asking this question, but still, it needs to be addressed.  Is Donald Trump Illuminati?  Yes, that Donald Trump, the one that has managed in some unorthodox way to rise to the level of President of the United States of America.  Let’s examine this from every angle and see if we can find the truth.

Before the Presidency

Donald Trump was always basking in the glory of any kind of fame he could come across.  Despite having a pretty substantial starting fund from his father, Donald has done a pretty good job of fooling the public into thinking he built his fortune for himself.   A shocking number of people have no idea that the Donald actually started his lucrative career with almost a half a billion dollars.  As anyone in the biz knows, it takes money to make money, and it’s really hard to make a fortune like Donald has without a pretty good amount to start on.  Donald had the money to take some risks and weather them.  Most folks starting out don’t have such luxuries.

Before Donald Trump’s extremely improbably presidential bid, he was a reality television star.  The Apprentice worked, however, on his reputation.  The idea was that he was to The Apprentice what someone like Keith Urban should be to American Idol.  He was an authority on business, and that made his show successful.  It took a mogul to make that model work, and Trump did.  He is still riding that success today.

So, on our Illuminati checklist, let’s ask ourselves the magic question.  Did Donald Trump have the kind of reach in the world to entertain an Illuminati invitation?  Well, the answer to this one is 100% yes.

The Message

Why would the Illuminati be interested in Donald Trump?  First of all, money.  The Illuminati likes money and likes the power that it brings.  Trump would not be the first time that the Illuminati backed someone just because of financial resources.   Secondly, Trump has reached a lot of people, and never more than what he has done after his triumphant presidential win over Hillary Clinton.  Trump’s Twitter account is legendary, even if the company Twitter rues the day it let him have one.  He has huge influence and huge outreach.  However, the Illuminati is more of a stickler for getting people before they accomplish such things.  Donald Trump is very, very attractive to the Illuminati in his current position, but did he really strike them as having that kind of influence before?

The Proof is in What Happens

Is Trump Illuminati now?  Well, they would love to get hold of him, but his actions seem to indicate otherwise.  Whether you love or hate the man, he does seem to be bucking the system every chance he gets, and the Illuminati is up to its neck in that system.  If the Illuminati didn’t have its clutches in Trump before the presidency, you can bet they are doing everything they can to destroy him now.  And if you look around our current political climate, that doesn’t seem like such a sensational accusation.

You know what they say about the all-seeing eye right? It sees all.

If Trump lives out his days, you can bet he was never an Illuminati target for real.  Maybe they never took him serious.  Believe you me, the Illuminati does not consider being President of the United States to be as important or influential as perhaps you or I do.  The Illuminati has long understood the way the real world works, and they would much rather get their clutches in Kanye West, Taylor Swift, or Jay-Z than someone like Donald Trump.  But his following in political circles certainly raises an eyelid, if not an all-seeing eye one.

So Is He Illuminati or Not?

Well there is no way to no for sure, but here at Common Sense Conspiracy, we tend to lean toward Donald Trump not being part of the Illuminati.   Not because he wouldn’t gladly join, but because we don’t think they would invite him.  If they ever did invite him to become an Illuminati member, we feel like it would only be because of where he is now and not what he was before the fascinating spectacle that was the 2016 Presidential Election.   And with an ego like Donald Trump, it’s possible that he would give them the finger at this point.  Of course, that could have significant repercussions.  The Illuminati is pretty nasty if you make them mad, but Donald Trump may have the only fortress in the world able to survive an Illuminati sacrifice pronouncement.  We may never know the answer, but stay tuned.

First Lady Melania Trump Has Plane Problems Right After Assassination Attempt Foiled — What is Going On Here?

The media, which has been decidedly against the Donald Trump administration from day one, barely reported on the fact that the Secret Service apparently thwarted a very real assassination attempt on the President. Then, the very next day, we find out that First Lady Melania Trump’s plane had to turn around because of mechanical problems. So, in two days, we have learned of two incidents where it seems like the President and First Lady are in danger. Is this just coincidence or is there more to this story? That’s what we are here to analyze.
While it turns out that apparently the jet Melania was travelling on just had some mechanical issues, that is alarming in and of itself. This is the First Lady of the United States. How on Earth could her plane not be checked and re-checked before taking off. Is it a case of sabotage? Who knows? It’s not normal to see simple mechanical problems on machines that are carrying people like this. It just doesn’t happen.
Then, there is a whole conspiracy theory about Melania anyway. The media (which used to say conspiracy theorists were nuts) now is pushing the theory that there is a Melania Trump body double. It is frequently questioned whether Melania is even at places she’s supposed to be at all.
What do you think? Is there a conspiracy here? Are we witnessing attempts at these very unpopular people’s lives? What will be next? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Was XXXTentacion Murdered By the Illuminati? Murdered by Drake?

A 20-year-old rapper murdered in cold blood in Florida right after really landing mainstream success with a #1 album. Conspiracy theories abound, and rumors that he is still alive? Sign us up. We at Common Sense Conspiracy knew it was only a matter of time before the untimely death of XXXTentacion was being blamed on an Illuminati sacrifice. We were not disappointed.

While it’s hard to determine if the Illuminati would have even had someone like XXXTentacion on their radar at this point in his career, there are plenty out there that are ready to go ahead and make their theories public. What do you think? Illuminati sacrifice? Or did XXXTentacion really upset someone to the point of homicide? Could that person be Drake? After all, the victim himself said if he ever was killed, people need to take a hard look in Drake’s direction. Let us know what you think in the comments below.


No the Illuminati Did Not Kill Anthony Bourdain

Celebrity chef and star of Parts Unknown Anthony Bourdain was found dead in what seems to be a suicide today. He was 61, and successful and popular. That means people are going to try to find something suspicious about his death. The reality is that this is probably exactly what it appears to be.

The Illuminati reaches out to people with world-changing influence. Bourdain may be a celebrity and well-known, but he certainly doesn’t have the epic kind of reach of a Beyonce Knowles or someone of that caliber. I guess the bottom line is that we are saying that the Illuminati would consider someone like Bourdain small potatoes and would be very unlikely to have any involvement with him at all, especially in his death. It simply would not benefit their cause.

We will keep an eye on this situation as more information becomes available, but we cannot imagine our opinion changing on this one.

YANNIE VS LAUREL — AUDIOPHILES TAKE OVER INTERNET

The debate is on and it is raging all across the Internet and all forms of social media. We’re talking Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, message boards, Facebook, you name it. Everyone wants to talk about what everyone thought was obvious. Is the audio clip saying Yannie or Laurel? We at Common Sense Conspiracy have a more pressing question. Who the hell cares?
Much like dresses and shoes in the past, this current fad is like the audio version of those Internet sensations. Basically, everyone has a different mind with different perception built into it, and this causes your mind to either construct Yannie or Laurel out of what you hear in this weird audio clip. In case you were wondering, the clip is from an online vocabulary site that pronounces words to help with learning. That’s how all of this got started because a youngster was studying and people in the same room heard different things at the same time, prompting him to investigate further and start a full-on viral Internet assault.
Audiophiles are now coming out in force to shed light on the mystery. We have people talking about decibels and frequency readings and all sorts of manipulations usually left to music studios in an attempt to explain the mystery. The thing is, there is no mystery, no conspiracy. People hear different things. Everyone has completely destroyed some song lyrics while the person next to him heard it crystal clear as intended. It’s not that crazy and it’s not that unusual. It does, however, make a lot of money in ad revenue for someone out there.

The following videos outline some stabs at conspiracy theories here that we have been pointed toward. Obviously, we don’t give them a lot of cred, but it’s fun nonetheless.

The real question here is not what you hear, but how do you spell it? Yannie? Yanni? Yanny? Now there’s something we can sink our teeth into.