Many Americans have been shunned and labelled ‘conspiracy theorists’ for claiming that Hillary Clinton used a body double after suffering a pneumonia collapse at the 9/11 memorial last Sunday.
As social media lit up with people sharing photo comparisons of the physical differences between Clinton and her double emerging from daughter Chelsea Clinton’s house – the world’s media were quick to condemn all who did so as ‘mad’.
However, as the media seems to forget, the practise of using a body double for high profile politicians and celebrities is hardly new.
When the masses wake to the fact that conspiracies are called theories by those who are covering for the ones responsible for them, then they can then bring about resolve.
DECOY, n. 1. Any thing intended to lead into a snare; any lure or allurement that deceives and misleads into evil, danger or the power of an enemy. 2. A place for catching wild fowls.
The practice of decoying is essentially no different than the professional entertainer lookalike, who mimics famous entertainers they resemble. The only difference is that the “lookalike” presents an acknowledged artifice. The decoy must conceal his or her imposture from the “audience.”
Comedian Jim Carrey wanted to take a trip to Israel and experience the country’s famous holy sites, so he hired a body double, installed him in the King David hotel in a room booked under Carrey’s name and just had the guy stay in the room ordering hamburgers all day while the real actor enjoyed his vacation incognito. The press camped out around the hotel for four days, getting nothing and complaining that “Jim Carrey came all the way to Israel and just ate hamburgers the whole time.”
Andy Warhol, Miley Cyrus, Jose Canseco, Reba McEntire, Andy Kaufman and others have done it, so why should it come as a surprise when politicians do this?
Joe R. Reeder, an undersecretary for the U.S. Army from 1993 to 1997, has gone on record with claims that a number of figures around the world have or have had decoys, including Manuel Noriega, Raoul Cédras, Enver Hoxha, Fidel Castro, George W. Bush, etc.
Of Noriega’s alleged four decoys, Reeder said: “They were good. They practiced his gait, his manner of speech and his modus operandi – what he did during the day and night.”
Perhaps the most famous political decoy, soldier M. E. Clifton James successfully impersonated British Gen. Bernard Montgomery (“Monty”) for intelligence purposes during World War II.
As a result, he was approached by actor David Nivenin May 1944. Niven, then a colonel in the Army Kinematograph Section, told James he was wanted to impersonate “Monty,” as this would allow Montgomery to be somewhere else, thus confusing the Germans.
James had to learn Montgomery’s gestures, mannerisms, gait and voice and had to give up smoking.
Because James had lost his right-hand middle finger in the First World War, a realistic replacement was made.
Even his wife had to be deceived and was both kept in the dark and sent back to Leicester. Once he was trained, his presence succeeded in confusing the Germans regarding the invasion plans.
Adolf Hitler is known to have employed at least one double, and it has been alleged that he employed as many as six. One of these men, Gustav Weler, was later knowingly executed by guards as part of a disinformation strategy, and his corpse was found by Allied forces who initially believed it to be Hitler.
However, the British surgeon and historical writer W. Hugh Thomas reported in his 1996 book “Doppelgangers” that Weler was found alive after the war and that Allied troops interviewed him following Hitler’s death.
Author Hugh Thomas claims that the man who committed suicide after Heinrich Himmler’s capture in Lüneburg in May 1945 was not in fact the Nazi official.
This claim is based on some physical discrepancies, including the apparent lack of a dueling scar on the corpse. Himmler was known to have a “Y”-shaped scar on his left cheek, left by an epee; the corpse had none. Thomas claims that the substitution was deliberate, to throw the Allies off Himmler’s scent. It is known that British intelligence agents, including Kim Philby, did not believe that the Lüneburg prisoner was Himmler.
Soviet dictator Josef Stalin is alleged to have had a double, identified only as “Rashid.” Officials at theKGB allegedly learned that Rashid was a “double” for Stalin and employed him to replace Stalin for some public functions after World War II. Rashid spent two years studying with Alexei Dikiy, an actor who played the role of Stalin in propaganda films. Rashid claimed there were other Stalin lookalikes employed by the KGB, although he never met any. He claimed to have heard of another Stalin double who was hired to live in the dictator’s dacha outside of Moscow in the late 1940s and 1950s when Stalin was dying. This double filled in for Stalin for media events and at times when Stalin had to meet government functionaries and others. Rashid died in 1991 at age 93.
In 2008, another one of Stalin’s doubles, Felix Dadaev, came forward, having written a book about his adventures as a political decoy. The Putin government gave him permission to tell his story at age 88. He appeared in a 2014 documentary about Stalin’s last days on German television.
Henry Kissinger, Boris Yeltsin, Saddam Hussein and others did the same.
At some point, the American people are going to have to turn off the television (Psalm 101:3; 2 Corinthians 6:17; 1 John 2:15; James 4:4) and do their own due diligence. Until they do, the deceptive games being played on them by the corrupt media, politicians and organizations are going to continue.