by Guy Somerset
It is an unfortunate fact of life if one lives long enough a certain number of tragedies will touch upon his existence. Children will be injured. Family members may become sick. Friends might die. These are the lamentable but unexceptional sorrows which befall us all in some uncertain measure.
During an allotted amount of decades a human being can expect companions, both close intimates and casual acquaintances, to be lost to any variety of factors including illness, calamity and even suicide.
Of all these perhaps the last, self-immolation, is the most shocking because it is frequently the least expected. Yet mercifully in the course of a human timespan the quantity of suicides one encounters is more or less insignificant by comparison with the sum of our total associates.
Generally speaking an ordinary individual will have personal connections to approximately one or two suicides over the course of many decades. Add to this a possibility of being tangentially linked, as in a friend of a friend or coworker, to an additional two or three; again over the course of multiple decades.
Certainly there are outliers: the privileged soul who never encounters such a misfortune as well as the regrettable body who may glimpse the suffering of five or six such desperate personalities. Still these are the exceptions through the course of a ninety or hundred year existence. For most the maximum allotment of experience with those who take their own lives will be only two or three.
However what should we make of a woman who in less than seventy years on this planet has had particular relations with five, ten or as many as fifteen people who committed suicide? Would we question whether there might be some explanation behind this startling high amount? Indeed, would it be incorrect to consider such a woman anything less than the Typhoid Mary of suicidal epidemics?
Actually, if such a personage were the antagonist of an Agatha Christie novel there would be no need for us to read beyond the first chapter! Any personality who has the effect on their confrères of making them habitually kill themselves is by definition highly suspicious, almost laughably so.
Yet it is one of the two national candidates for the Presidency of the United States who seemingly has the odd effect on those who know her of causing them to die by their own hand. Moreover, such deaths are often carried out in the most bizarre ways; such as numerous execution-style gunshot wounds.
Let us review the tally:
On February 15, 1977, Suzanne Coleman committed suicide. She is alleged to have had a sexual affair with Bill Clinton during the time he was Arkansas State Attorney General. Coleman was seven and one-half months pregnant at the time of her death when she shot herself in the back of the head. No autopsy was performed and there is consequently no scientific proof the baby belonged to Bill Clinton.
On August 10, 1991, Danny Casolaro committed suicide. He was an investigative journalist who had been working to uncover the leads of several then-rumored Clinton scandals including activities at the Mena Airport in Arkansas. Casolaro was found dead in his hotel bathroom with both wrists opened though he had repeatedly informed his family and friends if he met such a fate it would not be suicide.
On November 8, 1992, Ian Spiro committed suicide. An international businessman and commodities broker as well as government associate-operative, Spiro was involved in collecting evidence in the INSLAW Affair which connected with Bill Clinton and wife Hillary. He told friends he had been receiving numerous death threats although when the bodies of his wife and five children were discovered by authorities in their home, and Spiro's body dead of cyanide in his car, it was ruled a murder-suicide.
On May 19, 1993, John Wilson committed suicide. A Washington D.C. Council Chairman and Civil Rights activist, Wilson was claimed to be involved in the Whitewater Scandal which focused on questionable land deals and money laundering tied to the Clintons. There is speculation Wilson was prepared to testify in regard to these matters when he instead hung himself in the basement of his home. He left no note.
On July 10, 1993, Vince Foster committed suicide. Foster was the Deputy White House Counsel at law. His body was discovered in Fort Marcy Park although no bullet was ever located. An initial witness stated there was no gun at the scene though one was later found prominently displayed on the body. Foster was an associate of long-standing with the Clintons who was concerned with Clinton campaign finances.
On August 15, 1993, Jon Walker committed suicide. He was an investigator for Resolution Trust Corporation into the Whitewater Affair, and specifically the Morgan Guaranty scandal. Walker apparently jumped to his death from his apartment balcony.
On November 29, 1993, Edward Willey committed suicide. He was the husband of Kathleen Willey, a former White House volunteer who stated on television that Bill Clinton had sexually assaulted her by forcing her to kiss him as he groped her. Edward was found dead by a gunshot wound to the head in his parked automobile. His wife Kathleen suggests he was murdered by operatives for the Clintons.
On January 8, 1994, Gandy Baugh committed suicide. Later attorney for Dan Lasater who was a previous client of Hillary Clinton as well as contributor to the Bill Clinton campaign and according to Arkansas sources was described as his "partying companion." Lasater was a distributor of illegal drugs and also involved, represented by Baugh, in a case of alleged financial misconduct. Baugh unexpectedly threw himself out of a several-story building.
On May 14, 1994, Kathy Ferguson committed suicide. She was the ex-wife of an Arkansas State Trooper who was the co-defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton. She had a gunshot wound to her right temple.
On June 12, 1994, Bill Shelton committed suicide. He was the fiancée of Kathy Ferguson who killed herself one month earlier and who was connected to the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against then-President Clinton. Shelton was a Sherwood Arkansas Police Officer who had been vociferous in his allegations his wife-to-be had not committed suicide and had in fact been murdered. Shelton was found sprawled across Ferguson's gravesite with an allegedly self-inflicted gunshot to the back of the head.
On June 24, 1994, Stanley Huggins may have committed suicide. Huggins was a principal lawyer in the firm of Huggins & Associates located in Memphis. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal in relation to the Whitewater Affair. Despite numerous requests from his wife, no hospital records were evidently released; having been sealed by order of Clinton Attorney General Janet Reno. During the same weekend as his death Huggins's office was burglarized and his files with 300-page report stolen.
On July 28, 1994, Calvin Walraven committed suicide. Walraven was a police informant who had testified in a trial for the sale of cocaine by the son of Clinton Surgeon General Joycelon Elders. The cause was a gunshot wound to the head.
On May 16, 1996, Jeremy Michael Boorda committed suicide. Naval Admiral during the Clinton administration he flew numerous combat missions during the Vietnam Conflict and awarded several medals of distinction; some reclassified later in his career. When questioned over authority to wear them he responded there was no intent at deception and he would desist. Yet he apparently killed himself over the matter only weeks later. Detractors believe the Admiral in fact refused to transport Chinese and other foreign troops on U.S. ships for "training" on American shores and became a liability.
On August 2, 2016, Shawn Lucas committed suicide. He was the man who served a legal complaint, a nationwide class-action suit for fraud, against the Democratic National Committee (later proved to have conspired against Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary election) and Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. His girlfriend found his body on the bathroom floor.
On August 1, 2016, Victor Thorn committed suicide. He was the author of a trilogy on supposed nefarious dealings by both Clintons and a writer for alternative media website The American Free Press. The cause was a gunshot wound to the head. Incidentally, it was his birthday. Any correlation to the imminent election involving Hillary Rodham Clinton is alleged to be entirely circumstantial.
Although only a partial list the above account for fifteen suicides of people closely connected with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Likewise, there are literally dozens of other deaths which find the Clintons as their nexus. (One of the most compelling being the death of Clinton Commerce Secretary Ron Brown who publicly implied he was willing to testify against the President when his plane crashed...the air traffic controller later, as one might suppose, having committed suicide.)
Do other possible reasons for these deaths exist? Yes, they do. Some of the aforementioned had financial difficulties. Others were mentally unstable. More may have been the victims, as many suicides, of torments which were never guessed at during their lifetimes by even the best of acquaintances. As with so much in this world, if one searches hard enough there are always alternative explanations.
Still, just look at the number of them. Even if one were to accept every single death could be attributed to completely rational causes there is little doubt people who spend time around the Clintons have a marked tendency to end their own lives. It is a disturbing confluence, either by chance or design, those with the most knowledge of a possible future leader have a decided propensity to turn up deceased.
Some readers are likely wondering why if these accounts are true and accurate they have not been covered more by media in the United States? The answer is quite simple. If there is anything in this world more dead than a friend of Hillary Rodham Clinton, it is the supposedly free press in a defunct pretend democracy.
Perhaps the most telling way to adjudge the unsettling details listed above and reconciling them with plausible mundane explanations is to simply to ask yourself: Would you want to become involved with a person whose associates have an inordinately high affinity for offing themselves?
And, if you would think twice about having that person in your life as a friend, then possibly you might want to think three times about having that person running your country as President?
Guy Somerset writes from somewhere in America