I see that a new year brings more conspiracy theories out on the wilder fringes of Our Thing. The same people who told us that a big Wikileaks drop was coming just before the election, that Pizzagate was about to blow wiiiiiide open, etc. now inform us that American citizens are about to be sent to Guantanamo, in preparation for an American Nuremberg.
Nevah gonna hoppen, Charlie. The reason is obvious if you think about it for a few seconds. Let’s say we put Soros on trial for treason. How much dirt, exactly, do you think he has on everyone and their grandma in the political class — a lot, or a hell of a lot? And that’s just the American political class. You think he’s just buying the American Left?
You don’t put the big dogs, or even the medium-sized dogs, of a defeated regime on trial after The Revolution, because they’ve got the goods on anyone who ever did business in the kennel. To answer a conspiracy theory with a conspiracy theory: Who was the highest-ranking Nazi on trial at Nuremberg, do you think, who was actually tried in open court? Here’s a list. Were any of those guys on the business side of the Reich? How about the diplomatic side? Here’s a hint: Donitz was “[c]onvicted of carrying out unrestricted submarine warfare in breach of the 1936 Second London Naval Treaty, but was not punished for that charge because the United States committed the same breach.” This man was a major figure in the conduct of the entire war and, briefly, the guy in charge of the entire Third Reich. He got ten years.
The big dogs get let off, or “commit suicide,” or get quiet bullets in the back of the head. I’ll believe something Nurembergy is coming down the chute when Soros kicks after “a sudden illness” and, “at the request of the family,” there’s no autopsy.