JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A WORD ON “CONSPIRACY THEORIES” IN GENERAL – THE TERM’S DARK ORIGIN AND FREQUENT USE BY OUR MAINLINE PRESS – SOME REPORTED DETAILS OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S DEATH – AND FOR THIS NON-EXPERT THEY DO RAISE DOUBTS   3 comments

John Chuckman

 

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY CAITLIN JOHNSON IN CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

“The Epstein Case: Everyone’s a Conspiracy Theorist

“The only problem with the term is the meaningless use of it as a pejorative”

 

The term “conspiracy theory” should always serve as red flag to any astute reader concerning what follows.

The term was reportedly coined by a CIA disinformation guy in the late 1960s to counter and discredit efforts to get at the truth of the Kennedy assassination.

It’s amazing the way it has hung around.

The mainline press loves the phrase, and you’ll find it somewhere in their output weekly trying to discredit this or that matter.

The autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein is reported to have shown that his neck was broken, “in several places.” The coroner stated that she “is confident the cause of death is suicide by hanging.”

I don’t know. I ‘m certainly not an expert. In traditional capital-punishment hanging, as in a prison by an executioner, the neck is indeed broken, but as I understand it, cleanly, not “in several places.”

That is how a hanged person dies, not by strangulation, something that is the result only of botched hangings.

Virtually all self-hangings are botched hangings.

Individuals hanging themselves almost never possess information about how it is done. Typically they either hurl themselves off something like a staircase or kick away something they are standing on, as a chair or stool. Neither of those approaches has much probability of producing the classic executioner’s result, although the first can certainly break neck bones or even behead someone. Epstein, we know, used neither of those methods. Indeed, he couldn’t, given the small, deliberately-bare cell he was in.

What is required to achieve the instantly-broken neck, and in just the right place for quick death, is a drop of a certain amount plus a certain positioning of the rope. Those conditions generally are not possible with efforts like hanging by bedsheets.

Sheets, incidentally, as I’ve previously noted, not even available to inmates at the institution where Epstein was held. They sleep on special paper sheets.

Newspaper reports of how Epstein killed himself say that the six-foot man tied a bedsheet to the top of the bunk bed in the small cell and then kneeled towards the floor, strangling himself. It is not easy to see how doing that could result in a neck broken “in several places.”

I think the autopsy result, at least to a non-expert, only increases doubts.

 

Readers may enjoy:

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/john-chuckman-comment-the-gift-that-just-keeps-giving-jeffrey-epstein-fascinating-new-facts-about-his-imprisonment-and-before-more-big-names-associated-with-him-and-a-big-and-highly-suggestiv/

 

AFTERNOTE:

“Medical Examiner Rules Jeffrey Epstein Death Was Suicide by Hanging.”

The image that comes far more readily to mind is of strong killer quickly strangling him, breaking his neck in several places, and then leaving his body positioned in a sheet tied to the bed, a sheet inmates do not have. All done, of course, while guards slept and cameras weren’t working.

EPSTEIN CASE REFERENCES:

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/john-chuckman-comment-the-gift-that-just-keeps-giving-jeffrey-epstein-fascinating-new-facts-about-his-imprisonment-and-before-more-big-names-associated-with-him-and-a-big-and-highly-suggestiv/

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/john-chuckman-comment-some-new-observations-on-the-death-of-jeffrey-epstein-why-i-believe-it-impossible-for-him-to-have-killed-himself-what-this-death-vividly-demonstrates-about-america/

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2019/08/15/john-chuckman-comment-a-word-on-conspiracy-theories-reported-details-of-jeffrey-epsteins-death-just-raise-doubts/

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/john-chuckman-comment-jeffrey-epstein-kills-himself-just-as-the-fun-of-revelations-was-about-to-begin/

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2019/08/11/john-chuckman-comment-more-intriguing-bits-on-jeffrey-epsteins-suicide-in-custody-an-excellent-piece-by-philip-m-giraldi/

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