DECEMBER 31, 2015 BY SHAWN HELTON
21st Century Wire
With the year coming to a close, it’s time to take stock of some of the more gripping conspiratorial events and stories covered by 21WIRE over the past year. Once again, it was a year that defied reason or logic the world over. From Paris to Palmyra, San Bernardino to Sanaa, or from Roanoke to Raqqa – there’s never been a year like 2015.
As was the case in 2014, there were a number of other high-profile news stories we could have included in this year’s conspiratorial exposé but within our top ten list, we’ve chosen to focus on not only the most important events, but also the most improbable ones as well. While CNN and other majors spent the summer doing a live reenactment of Prison Break ala milk toast, we remained busy digging into the false flag terror, NGO soft power complex, Operation GLADIO 2.0 and deconstructing the active-shooter paradox.
However, it’s worth mentioning some of the more notable stories from the year that didn’t make the top ten – such as the FBI-linked Chris Lee Cornell entrapment ‘terror’ plot, the Baltimore Riots that ensued after a local drug dealer, Freddy Gray, died while in police custody (a reboot of the Michael Brown saga), Tunisia’s mysterious Sousse Resort Shooting, the polarizing rise of reality TV star and real estate mogul Donald Trump into American politics, the bizarre death of a British journalist at a Turkish airport, Europe’s Great Migrant Crisis, the Greek euro-crisis andthe rise and fall of Syriza, the formation of a New EU Army, the exposing of a faux NGO known as the White Helmets in Syria, the intensity of terrorist activity by Boko Haram in West Africa, and the emergence of the Iran Nuclear Deal, an explosive foreign policy drama that has only just started to unfold.
We hope you’ll find that this is the best ‘conspiracy countdown’ on the web this holiday season.
Below is our Top Ten list of conspiracies from 2015 – a year which saw the rise of the active shooter, ISIS going global, and a plethora of other synthetic plots, consensus realities and geopolitical memes…
Read more about the Jordanian Pilot story here
Read more about Jihadi John here
More about the Germanwings disaster here
Read more Daily Shooter stories here
The stage is now set for an incredible 2016. We only hope that this list will be shorter, and not longer, this time next year…