With the memory of Vince Foster, the former White House aide who supposedly committed suicide in 1993, stuck firmly in the recesses of my mind, I felt compelled to float a “trial balloon” by readers of this blog: Did John Wheeler III Know Too Much?
Mental note: I know, I know! This trial balloon will probably go down in the annals of blogging history as the product of a conspiracy theorist’s mind run amok, but I wanted to make sure I put it out there just in case it turns out to be true. So let’s move on.
During the first few days of 2011, reports of dead birds and fish have filled the news wires. On Monday, I used this post to share news of more than 100,000 dead fish being discovered in Franklin County, Ark., and more than 1,000 birds — some say as many as 5,000 — falling out of the sky above Beebe, Ark., 30 miles northeast of Little Rock. Today, I came across a report that 100 tons of dead fish washed up on Brazil’s shores. Do these incidents represent an ecological anomaly or just a coincidence? I don’t know. But I digress.
At about the same time as the news from Brazil reached the U.S. via Drudge Report, I happened to catch Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney‘s appearance on Fox News Channel to talk about the mysterious death of his friend and fellow veteran, John “Jack” Wheeler, whose body was found in a landfill in Delaware yesterday.
McInerney, a retired Air Force general, told America Live host Megyn Kelly that Wheeler had worked for at least two U.S. presidents and played a key role in raising funds to construct the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. Most importantly, however, he said Wheeler was well known as a biological and chemical warfare expert, that he thinks Wheeler was the victim of a professional hit, and that the matter should be investigated by the FBI — which leads to the question that appears as the headline of this post (and more).
Did John Wheeler III know too much? About what? Something related to his field of expertise? And was the knowledge that got him killed somehow related to the aforementioned plethora of bird deaths and fish kills? An experiment? A test run? My questions all. Not the general’s. I’m just saying…
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UPDATE 1/4/11 at 4:27 p.m. Central: Add bats in Tucson to the mix.
UPDATE 1/4/11 at 6:41 p.m. Central: More birds in Kentucky.
UPDATE 1/11/11 at 12:51 p.m. Central: Fish wash up on Chicago lakefront.
UPDATE 1/16/11 at 6:43 p.m. Central: 200 dead cows found in Wisconsin field.
UPDATE 1/30/11 at 7:50 p.m. Central: Cattle deaths mystery solved. Sweet (potatoes)!
UPDATE 2/20/11 at 9:34 p.m. Central: Wife says husband killed by hitman.