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June 07, 2015

One of Our Secretaries is Missing - [Weirddave]

Weirddave for Ace of Spades HQ Hello and welcome to this edition of Conspiracy Theory. I'm your host, Weirddave, and my guest today is the esteemed blogger Gates of Vienna. How are you GoV?

I’m the paranoid type. -GoV

WD Well, that's exactly the type we like here on Conspiracy Theory. You blogged this week* about a mystery surrounding US Secretary of State John Kerry. For those of you unaware, Secretary of State Kerry was injured this past week while riding his bike in Geneva. Our guest found some things about the entire situation to be....strange.

OK, his accident was probably exactly what it seemed to be, but what the heck — I did a little digging anyway. And what I discovered was the “curious incident of the dog in the night-time” — that is, there were no photos or videos of the accident scene. Or, if there were, they were very well-hidden. -GoV

WD That is odd. No politician today farts without an entourage including at least one professional photographer to capture their heroics for posterity.

He was traveling with a motorcade. He pedaled across the border into France, and was 25 miles from his hotel when the accident happened. At some point his wheel hit a curb, and he fell off and fractured his femur. No other vehicles were involved. There were doctors and/or nurses in the motorcade, and he received immediate medical help. -GoV

WD Well, biking with a motorcade seems a bit unwieldy, but other than that what did you expect?

As far as I can tell, there is no video footage of the accident or its immediate aftermath. All the clips seem to be B-roll footage of him riding around in his dorky helmet. No photos of people standing around him where he’s lying on the pavement, or of his gurney being loaded into the ambulance. Just file photos of him on a bike. -GoV

WD Hmmm. In this 24/7 media age, that does seem odd.

Look at all those people around him in the file footage of his bike ride. If that really was his entourage when the accident happened, surely one of them — or one of the bystanders — would have pulled out a phone and grabbed some footage of the big story about an American secretary of state on the ground getting emergency treatment, and then peddled it to the Mirror or its French equivalent. -GoV

WD You do make some interesting points. In your full blog post you speculate about whether there is a connection to Harry Reid's mysterious eye injury, negotiations with Iran or some other unknown type of tomfoolery.

I’d be perfectly content to learn that the whole thing was exactly what it was purported to be. -GoV

WD As would we all GoV. I wonder if anyone in Ace's audience has any input on the subject? I'm sure well find out shortly. Until next time, this has been Weirddave, thank you for reading this week's edition of Conspiracy Theory.

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*All quoted material is drawn from the thread linked in the post.

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