Is it unrealistic to believe that Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in Metropolitan Correctional Center? Are we expected to think that a perfect storm of events occurred to conceal the final events of the sex trafficker’s life? The cameras failed, the guards were asleep, and he hung himself despite the fact that it should be nearly impossible to do so with paper-like bed sheets. It’s a strange set of circumstances, indeed.
Why are we being told this narrative? The materials seized from Epstein’s homes should reveal much more than the media are telling us. A simple perusal through Google search results including New York Magazine’s “Jeffrey Epstein’s Rolodex” article suggests there are many notables, all over the power spectrum, who were more than casual acquaintances of this man.
Epstein allegedly belonged to a pedophilia ring – but how far did the ring extend? The fact that he is dead should not impede a massive prosecutorial effort. Whether such an inquiry is in progress or not is largely unknown. Secrecy in this matter is counter-productive and corruption and cover-up.
Many of the alleged clients who were regulars at Epstein’s island are thought to be in the highest ranks of politics. As a result, their careers and public standing may be compromised due to nefarious deeds. This is a scandal of epic proportions. The story and where it leads should not have died with Epstein.
On November 2, Navy SEAL Mike Ritland appeared on Fox News’ Watters’ World to discuss trained German shepherds like the one used in the raid that found late ISIS terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. At the end of the segment, Ritland gave a brief warning that dog owners should not purchase a German shepherd bred for military service. He added that people who want one should buy a “fully trained or finished dog. Or just don’t buy them.” Then smiled sneakily as he added, “And … Epstein didn’t kill himself.”
The clip went viral across social media and continues to spread. Signs saying “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself” are springing up in the most unlikely places.
Jeffrey Epstein’s island guests included some of the most famous people in the world; Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz, and many others of financial and political prominence. The billionaire financier lived an opulent lifestyle taking his own private jet, the Lolita Express, to his private island, which the locals call Pedophile Island. In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to the solicitation of prostitution and procurement of minors for prostitution. He was convicted in 2008 and served a mere 13 months imprisonment. Alexander Acosta later resigned as U.S. Secretary of Labor over the weak plea deal Epstein was given, which amounted to a slap on the wrist.
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell in August, a few weeks after his arrest in 2019 on federal charges of trafficking minors for sex. The cause of death was ruled a “suicide by hanging.” There was a groundswell of outrage that such an important inmate, who had been on suicide watch at one point, and who could have exposed incriminating secrets of the elite, was not more closely surveilled. One has to marvel at the convenient timing of his death. The marks on his body and broken bones in his neck pointed more to strangulation than hanging, as detailed by famed pathologist Michael Baden. On Fox & Friends, Baden said that the evidence points to homicide.
In recent weeks, the Epstein story has resurfaced. Project Veritas leaked a tape of ABC broadcast reporter Amy Robach claiming that higher-ups had killed the story when she covered it three years prior. She sighed and said she believed “100%” that Epstein had been murdered. ABC executives scrambled to discover and punish the leaker, with a zeal that was strangely lacking for their reporter’s revelatory story. Said leaker was discovered, now working at CBS, from where they were fired.
Sharing “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself” memes suggests a growing lack of belief in government, its officials, the narrative, and our media. We are living in very strange times. Is it possible we are witnessing corruption and decay similar to that which occurred before the fall of Rome?
Read more from Lorraine Silvetz, MSW.