“Conspiracy usually start at the top, not in the caves of Afghanistan. Stop looking for villains and start looking more closely at controlling institutions, whose interests are being served and how.
“Here’s an interesting piece from Felix Salmon on what really went on in Hank Paulson’s treasury in 2008, and it’s taken 3 years to become public knowledge in spite of there being no institutionally orchestrated wall of silence to keep it from the public eye. This is what government conspiracy really is, and it’s not ‘conspiracy’ per se, it’s collusion on various scales carried out in an ununified manner. Nevertheless, it looks the same and comes to the same end as ‘real’ conspiracy.”