Duplicate post, sorry.
Last edited by heckles; 03-15-2014 at 03:46 PM.
Duplicate post, sorry.
Of all violent crimes committed, what percent are committed by women?
Besides, if the FBI never considered Tonya the mastermind (in spite of what Nancy said on NBC--she seems to have misspoken), I don't know why any of us would.
Some interesting tidbits I learned this year about Tonya Harding:
Other skaters usually got out of her way at the rink, on an off the ice.
She was usually friendly w/ skaters who were NOT a threat.
The buzz in the ladies' locker room immediately post-whack at '94 Nationals was that Tonya was involved. I think Elaine Zayak said that in her TSL interview
Are you talking about the Malaysian jet?They haven't been able to figure out where a certain jet went.
But why would prosecutors have gone after Jeff & Co., but not Tonya herself, if she in fact had been the real mastermind? That doesn't add up. Nancy has said repeatedly that the FBI told her that while they believed that Tonya was involved, they didn't have any hard evidence. Of course, Nancy could be mistaken. Nevertheless, it seems obvious that Tonya would have been prosecuted had investigators been able to gather sufficient evidence to convict.They felt there was no Federal Crime involved.
Here are a couple more links to old articles that basically confirm the "Jeff was the mastermind" theory:
If Tonya really was the mastermind, then she was a terrible one, not even showing up for half the meetings.
ETA: Here are two more articles:
Last edited by neptune; 03-16-2014 at 03:52 AM.
I think the very detailed EM Swift article, which is great, portrays Tonya and Jeff as co-masterminds. Jeff had more of a directly managerial role over the hitmen - in part because Tonya didn't want to have direct contact with them - but Tonya and Jeff launched the plot together and made all the major decisions together.Here are a couple more links to old articles that basically confirm the "Jeff was the mastermind" theory:
I think we may be getting bogged down in different ideas of what a "mastermind" is. To me, I think the question is about whether you believe Tonya that she was largely ignorant of the plot and not directly involved, or whether you believe that the attack was carried out at her behest and with her full participation.
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