A conspiracy exists when two or more people secretly agree to work together to achieve a goal that other people would wish to prevent. A conspiracy taken to action usually results in some harm, damage or loss being experienced by non-conspirators.
Conspiracies are real. There are many hundreds of well document conspiracies ranging from the assassination of Julius Caesar to, much more recently, President Nixon’s attempt to win the US presidential election by bugging (wiretapping) the offices of his opponents which resulted in the world famous Watergate scandal.
Conspiracy theories may be real or they may just be the result of overactive imaginations. Still, it’s surprising how many times the conspiracy theorists have turned out to be right. Just think about Iraq and the missing Weapons of Mass Destruction.
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