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Is There Room for Conspiracy Theories?

Updated on September 12, 2012
Benjamin Netanyahu, a man of great courage and leadership.
Benjamin Netanyahu, a man of great courage and leadership. | Source
Is he a misguided President or is there a plan that the rest of us just can't see yet?
Is he a misguided President or is there a plan that the rest of us just can't see yet? | Source
Al Queda has no shortage of leadership, when one is taken out, another appears.
Al Queda has no shortage of leadership, when one is taken out, another appears. | Source

What's really going on here?

Tensions Escalate In The Middle East

American Embassy's in Egypt and Libya attacked, four American's killed

Obama declines meeting with Netanyahu but may reverse that decision.

Deployment of our Navy vessels to the Straits of Hormuz.

Massive movements of military armaments, mechanized equipment and troops here in the US

A an unprecedented and steady build-up of FEMA camps and other capabilities to detain people.

Changes is laws that allow detainment of people without 'due process' or even explanation of why.

Forgiveness of debt to Egypt of at least $1 Billion and probably more.

Huge purchases of assault weapons munitions by US Government agencies who have no law enforcement authority like the IRS, Treasury Department and the Social Security Administration. Why do they need over a billion rounds of small arms ammunition?

One wonder's how many times the Spy Drone lent to Iran, that disappeared from the media five days after that news cycle began, has flown over Israel

It is possible that some sort of National Security Crisis will occur prior to the election. If it does, actions involving the Presidency, Congress and the American Military may totally change the election. In the Cuban Missile Crisis and other times of national crisis America traditionally rally's around the flag giving a sitting president nearly full support of the people regardless of their politics. It is believed that a sitting president would have the advantages the office affords him that are necessary in times of crisis and should not be upset. Look for an escalation of the problems unfolding it the middle east and election is at hand.

Our foreign policy is on the rocks, we are weak and ineffectual. Is that because of a lack of understanding of international politics in Washington or is there something behind our current foreign policy that speaks to a different desire on the part of our nation's leadership? If things in the Middle East continue to deteriorate, what might happen

Several possibilities come to mind.

One possibility is that if things are allowed to go much further, even without Israel's involvement, decisive military actions taken by the President to quell unrest in the Middle East might reverse his appearance as a president who is weak on foreign policy and, amidst all the unsettling events, give him a boost assuring his re-election. In light of his actions thus far, this is not a highly probable course of action.

A second possibility is that the implementation of 'Peace Talks' by the President and Secretary of State might put much of the unrest in the Middle East on the back burner increasing the illusion that his presidency and peaceful negotiations are successful in curbing Mid-East violence. Though historically, political negotiations have never brought lasting peace to this area, this too would lend credibility to his international Foreign Policy also helping to assure his re-election.

A third possibility is that Israel will make a 'first-strike' against Iran's increasing build up of nuclear fissionable materials and long range nuclear missiles to protect itself. That has a high probability factor though it may not happen before the election. In that situation, the President might commit the US Military in full support of Israel which will virtually assure his re-election.

It's easy to see by these three simple examples how Conspiracy Theorists might have a field day with the current situation in the Middle East and with our upcoming Election. You can add your own. These are just some casual observations over this morning's first cup of coffee.


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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Good morning

      It is just a coincidence that I found this hub this morning. I am not usually one to subscribe to CTs...however I am mulling over the video I viewed yesterday that is about just this topic. Dark Legacy is the name of the video; it was on Netlfix while I was hubbing. It brings up a whole laundry list of unanswered questions. Things I did not know.

      I appreciate the fact that you write this for this reason. It is important for us to be aware and not believe everything we are told blindly without question.

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      sradie 5 years ago from Palm Coast FL

      @Vinaya Ghimire; I agree conspiracy theories are always abundant. Many of them go way out beyond the grasp of reality and some are just plausible ideas people have to explain what might be going on behind the vale of secrecy that seems to lay over governments, politicians, business and even civilians. Thanks for reading my hub and commenting, I appreciate it.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Conspiracy theories always float around. There are people who try to see beyond the obvious. Though I do not easily believe conspiracy theories, I do enjoy reading people's contrasting opinion.

      PS: Thanks for reading and commenting on my article.