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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.

What America Pulling Out of the Iran Deal Means For the Conspiracy World

Well, we could pull a fast one on you here and just simply say “Not much” and move on.  But we’re not going to do you like that.  American President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to pull out of the Iran deal brokered by his predecessor in 2015 is going to cause a lot of speculation, so let’s take a look at what has really happened here.

And both sides said “Whew, that was easy.”

Back in 2015, then Secretary of State John Kerry (also the man who actually lost an election to George W. Bush to grant him a second term as one of the most unpopular Presidents in history) and President Barack Obama were major players in an international agreement with Tehran.  The terms were simple enough in reality.  Tons of money that was frozen was given back to the Iranians and all the crippling sanctions were lifted.  In return, Iran agreed to put the brakes on its nuclear weapons program (you know, the one they insist to this day never existed).  There were going to be inspections albeit on Iran’s terms, a la Iraq in the 1990s.  Of course, those politically affiliated with Obama and Kerry heralded it as an unbelievable moment for peace.  Those that politically opposed them saw it as making a deal with an entity that 100% could not be trusted.

The truth is the original Iran deal was nothing but a political ploy, and it has worked just as Barack Obama intended.  John Kerry nor Obama are stupid (well, maybe John Kerry, but anyway); they know good and well that Iran cannot be trusted to hold up its end of the bargain.  Iran accepted the deal with open arms and probably enriched some uranium to celebrate their success.  In their own country, they probably thought it was the greatest scheme of all time, tricking the Americans into this agreement.  In reality, they were pawns all along.  Obama and Kerry knew it was a useless agreement, but now, they are getting to complete their political chess game with the American public.  As Donald Trump declares the useless and pointless agreement null and void, Obama and Kerry are outraged at this war mongering.  How could he do this?

The truth is, folks, that what this really means is absolutely nothing changed.  Iran never actually stopped what they were doing, and they had no intentions to do so.  What did stop was any pressure from the outside.  Now, the Iranian economy may suffer some repercussions from this, but for the rest of the world, the threat of Iranians with nuclear weapons is no more or less than it was yesterday.  And no deal brokered that hinges on the Iranians doing what they say is likely to ever change that.

So, if you slept good last night with the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran off your mind, nothing has changed, except it turns out you shouldn’t have slept last night either.

Bad News for Serial Killers — Genetic Privacy?

It’s tough being a serial killer, really.  You have to hide everything, not just from the authorities, but even you closest friends and family.  You have to make sure no one at work suspects anything.  You have to cover your trail and make sure not to leave one shred of evidence that might lead the relentless police back to you, ending your game forever.  Well, it just got a lot tougher.  Enter the story of the Golden State killer.

You see trash. I see a whole lot of DNA samples.

He was famous for the terrible deeds he performed over decades.  Now, he’s behind bars, but he was not caught in a conventional fashion.  It turns out that the only reason the police were finally able to get this guy off the streets and make him face at least some sort of justice was because someone in this guy’s family placed their DNA on a genealogy website, presumably they could find out more about their ancestors and where their family came from.  Anyone can do this for a few bucks online these days, and millions of people all over the world have done just that.  It’s big business.  Well, what this family is finding out is that one of their relatives was an infamous serial killer, one of the most feared and revered of all time.

So on the surface, it’s hard to argue with success.  You are not going to find a lot of folks wanting to defend this guy and we certainly are glad that he is behind bars for the rest of his miserable existence.  However, it’s important to understand that what happened here is a bold new territory where privacy laws have not necessarily kept up with technology.

The authorities used this genetic database to narrow down possible suspects.  Then, they used more normal investigative techniques to further cull the list.  Ultimately, they stalked this guy and waited for him to put his garbage out.  Apparently, once a potential DNA sample has been “abandoned” it is open season for anyone to take a look.  So, once the suspect left something with his DNA anywhere where it was legally classified as “abandoned” the police could swoop in and verify what they believed to be true.  In this case, they got their man and were able to quickly get a warrant to take him down.

That’s one complicated series of events, though.  If someone in this guy’s family had not been curious about genetics, this man would have never been caught.  So, serial killers, you gotta worry about what the fam is doing as well as the police.  In any case, it ushers in some definite worries for privacy.  We all know the problem with identity theft and our personal information that no one seems to be able to protect.  How long before DNA is the new concern?  And is that red Solo cup you drank from last night and deposited in the trash really fair game for DNA analysis?

It certainly is for now.

Tom Petty Dead at 66 — Illuminati Sacrifice or Rock and Roll?

The death of Tom Petty is unexpected, although perhaps not as surprising as some other really high-profile celebrity deaths recently. Think Prince or Chris Cornell. Petty lived the rock’n’roll lifestyle for almost his entire life, considering his over forty-year long career in the industry. He certainly enjoyed his share of alcohol and drugs, although he was supposedly clean of all except marijuana, which he was a huge supporter of. In any case, it’s not that hard to buy that Tom Petty could die from a massive heart attack at this age. It’s tragic, of course, and untimely, but not unbelievable.
Facts like that won’t stop the speculation, however. There are already plenty of theories out there on the Internet, especially in conspiracy circles. Could Tom Petty have been an Illuminati sacrifice?
Well, we did our usual investigation into the matter, and there’s really not a lot of information out there that would suggest that there is any evidence to back up this hypothesis. He was good friends with Stevie Nicks, who is often speculated to be an Illuminati member. She also had some sort of relationship with Prince, who passed away in 2016 under suspicious circumstances. Could it be that Tom was murdered as the Illuminati delivering some sort of message to Nicks? Who knows? But there certainly isn’t any real reason to think so on the information we have so far.
Most likely Tom Petty died of a massive heart attack just like they said after living a too short but very fruitful life. Anything else for now is only speculation. Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.

Also, there is a guy on the Internet that claims to predict the next Illuminati sacrifice, and supposedly gets it right every time.
Truth is he prepares these videos in advance and then changes the titles when something happens to make it look like he predicted it. It still fools an awful lot of people though.

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Orders Seizure of Guns Ahead of Hurricane Irma

Many in conspiracy circles are getting worked up about an emergency order signed by the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands that apparently gave permission for forces to start seizing guns and ammunition ahead of the Hurricane Irma catastrophe. The truth is…well that is exactly what happened. While the authorities are denying that any actual seizure of weapons occurred (or could legally), they are not denying that the emergency order that went into effect did indeed include provisions for such, even if it was not executed.

We at the CSC don’t have to tell you what a slippery slope it is when you start signing orders that say you could do it but don’t worry, we didn’t do it this time. There is reason for concern here.

The Truth Behind Charlottesville, Nazis, and America Right Now

The situation in Charlottesville last weekend has escalated a variety of things in America. First of all, the narrative that started during the election cycle is coming full circle. All through now President Donald Trump’s campaign, it was suggested that his stances on many things emboldened white supremacists and bigots of all sorts to come out of the woodworks. The media portrayed Trump’s heavily-attended rallies as gathering spots for these sorts of people. Now, millions upon millions of people voted for Trump in the election (although he still did not win the popular vote in the United States). The insinuation is that America is made up of roughly about 75% white supremacists, Nazis, and other various forms of racist bigots. The other half is the oppressed by this 75%. Of course, by their own figures, 25% of the white supremacists didn’t vote for Trump at all, the first sign that there could be something wrong with the narrative.
The truth is that the KKK, Nazi sympathizers, and identifying white supremacists make up an unbelievably low percentage of the American public. Do they exist? Sure. But not in any kind of way that makes any difference. At this point, they are forced to hide their feelings or be an outcast from society. They have no real power or influence. The idea that this was behind Trump’s Presidency is a slap in the face to anyone that just made a conscious decision to vote for him over the other candidate, controversy-buried Hillary Clinton. So why is the media pushing so hard to convince Americans and the world that they have a real problem here? Easy. What is the other hand doing?
Anytime the mainstream media and the government seems to be working overtime to focus your attention on something, you can rest assured there is a reason for it. Watch what they other hand is doing. Try to filter through the distractions.
Right now, in America, people are debating whether or not to take down statues from historical figures because some people are offended. Right now, the average American walking down the street thinks that his or her own country is full of white supremacists. There’s no evidence to think that. There was a rally in Charlottesville that apparently brought out some people that are exuberant about what they are, and one person even took to murder. You can bet a race-related murder or crime happens every day in our country. There’s 380 million people in the world’s “melting pot.” There’s gonna be stuff like that. Why did this one all of a sudden have everyone up in arms? If Hillary Clinton were President would the rally have still happened? Almost definitely. You can bet rallies like this happened under Barack Obama also. There was just no reason to report it in the media, because what purpose would that serve? There is always a collective handful of people that want to push this sort of thing. There is something wrong with those people. No question. However, the idea that they represent a movement is nothing more than a ploy by the government and media to convince Americans that they are supposed to hate each other, that they still hate each other, and that they will always hate each other.
Meanwhile, they move on other fronts. And the debate about statues continue while they come up with another freedom to take away or another way to advance their real agenda and the New World Order.
Read between the lines. Go outside. See your neighbors. Do you see civil unrest? Does it look like America is in a ravaging civil war? The news wants you to think so. Sometimes the weatherman says it’s raining. If you walk outside and see that it’s not, do you still believe him?