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    by Kevin Barrett, The Unz Review:

    A speed-addled Manchurian candidate sent to blow up crypto?

    The New York Times is going a lot easier on Sam Bankman-Fried than it did on Bernie Madoff. As of this writing, they’re still hyping a Nov. 30 event headlining SBF alongside Zelensky, Zuckerberg, and Yellen.

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    Why be nice to SBF and mean to Madoff? Maybe because Madoff made off mostly with the money of his fellow Jews, while Bankman-Fried is an equal-opportunity absconder. But since I myself am an equal-opportunity conspiracy theorist, as opposed to a merely anti-Semitic one, I’m obliged to wonder whether there might be a connection between the “collapse” (or was it controlled demolition) of Bankman-Fried’s crypto empire, and the suspicious death of Nikolai Mushegian on October 28.

    Mushegian, a leading crypto pioneer and founder of Dai, tweeted on October 27 that the “CIA and Mossad and pedo elite are running some kind of sex trafficking entrapment blackmail ring out of Puerto Rico and Caribbean islands” and that “they are going to frame me with a laptop planted by my ex gf [girlfriend] who was a spy. They will torture me to death.” The next day he washed up on Condado Beach.

    Mushegian had been sounding paranoid for at least a couple of months.

    What was that about? Only Allah and the people with the right security clearances know for sure. The innocent explanation is that Mushegian went nuts and drowned himself, after tweeting anti-CIA diatribes, in order to trick people like me into writing articles like this. (You got me, Nik!)

    But crypto visionaries like Nikolai Mushegian have reasons to be paranoid. They know that their goal—replacing central banking with a fully-decentralized currency system—makes them the mortal enemies of the most powerful people on Earth. Additionally, the crypto world, where huge sums of difficult-to-trace “digital cash” are floating around, often with minimal-to-nonexistent security, smells like an oil-spill-sized pool of blood to the oceansfull of sharks swimming around out there.

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