Thursday, September 13, 2007

They called it going-away money...

.. in all the old spy novels. That was the big score, the one payoff/ripoff a good spy needed to get enough money to get out of the biz. Either a government would pay it for big secrets from another one, or a criminal would pay it for info related to government's pursuit of him, or some such.

Going-away money.

Norman Hsu had it, $40 million worth. He stole it from Joel Rosenman, or rather misrepresented himself to Rosenman so that the man would just GIVE it to him.

So why on earth would Norman Hsu, who could finance a life in the far east, Macao or HK or somewhere hard to penetrate, choose instead to announce to everyone that he would commit suicide?

He did, of course, try that. Or at least he made a half hearted attempt. Pills, lots of them.

There is a rational course of thought for this; that Norman Hsu feared something much worse than being chased by western law enforcement, than a life on the lam with millions.

What could it be?

My first thought is that that the Clintons have left a trail of dead people behind them for decades, dozens of mysterious deaths that even now do not register in the media. It's called the Clinton Dead List, and you can google it if you're curious. It is becoming more interesting now that Kathleen Willey's and David Schippers' homes have been burglarized.

Second thoughts come very quickly after, thoughts of a determined and pugnacious Chinese Communist government, angry with Hsu for failing to make their investments pay in the way they intended. THAT could be something scary enough to kill yourself over. Unlike the American left, they have not forgotten what gulags and torture are.

Keep an ear open for news of Mr. Hsu. It will be hard to find, and it will fade quickly.


Anonymous said...

Norman Hsu got on a chartered jet with his passport. Typed a suicide letter and sent it to numerous charities and acquaintances, then boarded a train in order to have some much needed privacy for hsuicide.

Pretty much a textbook suicide case so far...

Just a few points about the missing 40 million...

1. Hsu told Source Financial the money was to manufacture clothes for Gucci & Prada in China. Neither company manufactures any items in China, ever.

2. Source Financial never noticed that Hsu's businesses didn't exist before loaning him money. They also failed to check his background, or look for a factory in China connected to Hsu.

3. Source Financial was accepting checks post dated by 135 days as payment on their huge loans to Hsu.

4. Source Financial employees are also big Hillary donors.

5. Hillary set aside 1 million dollars of taxpayer money for a "Woodstock" museum. The head of Source Financial was a major Woodstock promoter and also a long time Clinton friend.

6. It took 2 weeks for the head of Source Financial to realize there might be some kind of connection between his company, Clinton, and Hsu.

7. One of the recipients of Hsu's suicide note googled the term "Hsu Suicide" BEFORE anyone knew where he was or what he was doing - according to Michelle Malkin.

These are just a few of the latest strange facts in this case.

DavoGrande said...

I can only figure that Hsu tried to kill himself to avoid two things--

Going into American custody (Whitewater Jim McDougall died in an isolation cell in prison, remember) and going into Chinese custody (they'd be upset that they got so little for their money, unlike ten years ago when Clinton was so easy to purchase).

And Rosenman must feel like a real idiot right about now, getting suckered by the classic con move-- Hsu paid him big profits on his smaller money in order to get him to hand over the big money.