• About Jeffrey Epstein’s Shocking Death: Proceeding with Caution Seems the Way to Go

    Surge Summary: So soon after the news breaking of accused sex-offenderJeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide, it would be wise for observers to proceed cautiously before settling on any conclusion.

    Those just now finding out about the suspicious death of financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, welcome back from under the rock where you’ve been living.

    David Thornton/The Resurgent provides a summary of what we know:

    Accused pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell of an apparent suicide [Saturday] morning. Sources told NBC News that Epstein hanged himself in his jail cell and was found at about 7:30 a.m. [Saturday] morning.

    Conspiracy theories, predictably, are blossoming like weeds. Conservative-minded people are wise to be cautious; it is natural for nonsense to accumulate around controversial developments like this. However, just because many a “conspiracy theory” has turned out to be hokum, doesn’t automatically mean they all are.

    The timing and circumstances of the sixty-six-year old’s allegedly self-inflicted death certainly are fishy. It’s possible there is more to it than meets the eye. It’s also possible there isn’t.

    Epstein was arrested in July on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy. He had pleaded not guilty and was being held without bail.

    Epstein’s death comes hours after a federal judge unsealed hundreds of pages of court documents that provide details of Epstein’s alleged abuse of young girls. The documents contain embarrassing allegations against a number of famous and influential people such as Prince Andrew, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, and former US Senator George Mitchell (D-Maine).

    Distrustful types acknowledge there are reasons high-powered types possibly implicated in Epstein’s supposed lecherous doings might have wished him gone. “No man, no problem,” as Stalin is purported to have once said.

    That said, once more: jumping to conclusions – of a conspiratorial nature or otherwise – remains out of order.

    Epstein was also friends with both President Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton, who were themselves friends at the time. Records show that both Trump and Clinton flew on Epstein’s private jet. The documents also allege that at least one of Epstein’s women was recruited from Mar-a-Lago and that Epstein hosted a dinner for Clinton on his Caribbean Island. Clinton has denied ever going to the island. So far, no accusations have emerged that either president had sex with underage girls.

    President Trump insists he and Epstein had a falling out approximate fifteen years ago and that he was “not a fan” of the now deceased investor.

    Meanwhile …

    Epstein’s death is certain to revive the decades-old conspiracy theory that the Clintons are behind the deaths of more than 100 people from Vince Foster to Seth Rich. Most of these accusations have been debunked and don’t stand up to close scrutiny, relying on six-degrees-of-separation and twisted facts. So far, there are no reports of any evidence that Epstein’s death is the result of foul play.

    But even a skeptic like Thornton admits, the story doesn’t end there.

    Still, there are unanswered questions. Epstein reportedly survived a previous suicide attempt on July 31. Inmates who try to kill themselves are often placed on suicide watch and implements that could be used to kill themselves are removed from their cells. There is currently no information on how Epstein was able to hang himself. … :

    NBC News has since reported that Epstein was not on suicide watch at the time of his death, so that initial detail was apparently inaccurate. What other tidbits were off-kilter? A reminder of why it is vital to not jump to any conclusion in situations like this. As new information appears, new conclusions can possibly be drawn.

    Even though numerous people had reason to wish Epstein dead, there is so far no evidence that anyone acted to fulfill those wishes. As a 66-year-old man looking at a 45-year sentence, Epstein could plausibly have wanted to avoid the humiliation of a public trial followed by spending the rest of his life behind bars.

    The Bible instructs us, ““The heart is deceitful above all things, /And desperately wicked; /Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9- NKJV)

    That reality applies to the Jeffrey Epsteins of the world, to the conspiracy theorists who would see things behind this bizarre saga that might not be there and to the individuals who would reflexively dismiss the possibility of more to this story than is readily apparent.

    It applies to every person reading this column, in fact.

    Thus, going forward only with prayerful prudence? Highly recommended.

    Image: Adapted from Gaertringen from Pixabay 


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