Another Totally Not-Suspicious News Item

Glenn Greenwald mentions the following in an interview:

When I was in Hong Kong, I spoke to my partner in Rio via Skype and told him I would send an electronic encrypted copy of the documents,” Greenwald said. “I did not end up doing it. Two days later his laptop was stolen from our house and nothing else was taken. Nothing like that has happened before. I am not saying it’s connected to this, but obviously the possibility exists.

This is, like the strange death of Michael Hastings, so totally and completely unsuspicious that only a tin-foil-behatted 9/11 conspiracy kook would bestir a finger to look into it. Nothing to see here. Nothing. At. All. Greenwald is *insane* for so much as mentioning that there is even a possibility that an immensely powerful security and surveillance state which says “The World is the Battlefield” and regards its own citizens as candidates for indefinite detention and secret, executive-ordered murder (which, come to think of it, Greenwald has led the charge in exposing), might just possibly try to do something like steal his partner’s computer to find out how much information he has access to from Snowden.

No. That is so utterly not even possible and so there’s no point in even trying to find out what happened. Greenwald is just being paranoid and anybody who has suspicious thoughts about this is a kook.

Look. Longtime readers know I am congenitally allergic to conspiracy theories. At the same time, come on, if it walks like a duck you should at least consider that possibility that it’s a duck and not just a dog with a limp.

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