Conspiracy Theories, Proven Conspiracies

A conspiracy proven true: Snowdon blows global surveillance wide open

Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? It’s not paranoia. You are... Edward Snowden, formerly a systems administrator for America’s National Security Agency (NSA), has been called hero, patriot, and traitor. In 2013, he leaked classified government information about multiple global surveillance programmes operated by the NSA and the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance.… Continue reading A conspiracy proven true: Snowdon blows global surveillance wide open

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Cover-ups, Proven Conspiracies

Abuse and conspiracy: the truth about the Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Church calls itself “the universal sacrament of salvation for the human race” and “the one true religion”. It also says that its teachings on faith and morals are incapable of being wrong. It’s totally ridiculous that an institution making such claims would enable and cover up the sexual abuse of children. Ridiculous...… Continue reading Abuse and conspiracy: the truth about the Catholic Church

Conspiracy Theories, Proven Conspiracies

Operation Northwoods – a real government conspiracy exposed

“We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba.” Yes, these are the actual words of the US Department of Defence (DoD) and Joint Chiefs of Staff, part of a corrupt plan to start a phony war with Cuba. The villain of a story is often its driving force and most… Continue reading Operation Northwoods – a real government conspiracy exposed

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Proven Conspiracies

Does Watergate reveal that Nixon was involved in JFK’s assassination?

Not all conspiracy theories are bonkers. Watergate is one that actually turned out to be true. But is it possible that Watergate holds the key to another hotly debated conspiracy theory — the assassination of JFK? Watergate is the reason we attach “–gate” to anything remotely scandalous. There was “Piggate” last year, when rumours spread… Continue reading Does Watergate reveal that Nixon was involved in JFK’s assassination?

Conspiracy Theories, Proven Conspiracies

Assassination by tea! Putin and the murder of Alexander Litvinenko

Wow. It turns out state-sponsored murder isn’t always just a paranoid conspiracy theory... On 1st November 2006, at the Millennium Hotel in London, ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko – who fled to London in 2000 – took tea with fellow former agents Andrey Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun. It’s said that Lugovoi and Kovtun were helping Litvinenko… Continue reading Assassination by tea! Putin and the murder of Alexander Litvinenko

Cover-ups, Hoaxes, Proven Conspiracies

David Manning, the invisible film critic

Between 2000 and 2001, several movies were released by Columbia Pictures that were not very well received by film critics. Well, apart from one. Journalist David Manning heaped high praise Hollow Man (2000) and The Animal (2001) even though no one else did. Did he just have bad taste? No. David Manning wasn’t really there...… Continue reading David Manning, the invisible film critic