The front page of The Wall Street Journal today showed this picture, which immediately struck me as highly unlikely. Look at the picture. The story is that Member of Parliament Tobias Ellwood (the man in the suit giving CPR to the man on the ground) got to work waiting for medical personnel, but the picture shows that the man is receiving professional medical help as supplies are ripped open and in use. Clearly, Ellwood was permitted to continue being the main provider of medical aid to the victim despite the fact that an emergency medical team had arrived and was immersed in the scene. (I couldn’t help but be reminded of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on 9/11 carrying stretchers across the lawn of the Pentagon, abandoning his post while the country was under attack and being lauded for it instead of tried.)
I showed my eleven-year-old the picture and asked him this question: “If you were the man on the ground in need of assistance, would you rather have the politician working to save your life or the medical professionals standing all around him?” He astutely chose the medical professionals. I further asked him, “If you were the family of the man on the ground and that man died (which he did), would you be hailing the politician or suing him?” My son said, “He died????? Oh man.” Yeah.
So what gives? Because MP Ellwood is being hailed far and wide as a hero for getting his expensive suit dirty presiding over a dying man while emergency technicians looked on. My inquiring mind wanted to know. I thought either he’s a doctor and all this makes sense, or he isn’t and it doesn’t make sense, in which case I will look to see if he has a background in the military or in intelligence. I googled, “Is Tobias Ellwood a doctor?” and came up short. (The ONLY articles that came up were about the Hero Ellwood.) So I went to Wikipedia and found the following…
- Tobias Martin Ellwood (born 12 August 1966) is a British Conservative Party politician and author. He served in the Royal Green Jackets and reached the rank of captain. He currently serves as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bournemouth East and as UK Government Minister at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
- Born in New York City to British parents, Ellwood was educated at schools in Bonn and Vienna. He attended Loughborough University from 1985–90, graduating with a BA (Hons) degree, and the Cass Business School at City University from 1997–8, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA).
- After university, Ellwood served in the British Army as an officer with the Royal Green Jackets from 1991. He left the Army with the rank of captain in 1996. After resigning his commission he became a researcher to the Conservative MP Tom King. He was elected Chairman of the Hertfordshire South West Conservative Association for a year in 1998, and has been a senior business manager with the London Stock Exchange since 1999.
And from his official bio:
- Tobias was educated in Bonn and Vienna when his parents were overseas as members of the United Nations. He returned to attend Loughborough University and subsequently completed an MBA at City University Business School. He also completed the senior executive course in National and International Studies at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Seems like a pretty insidery guy, but no smoking gun – no reports anywhere actually tell what he did in the Royal Green Jackets (hey, maybe with his finance background he was a medic! Oh wait–maybe not.) But I did find one more tidbit…I went to tweet my findings with an article telling the backstory and found this:
This might strike you as a coincidence, but for me, in a world of false flags coincidences like this don’t get the benefit of the doubt, so I did a little more digging. This particular attack was reported by an insider as having likely been a false flag conducted by Indonesian authorities.
These are the dots–are they connected?
What To Watch Out For: I can’t help but think this little photo op will level up MP Ellwood’s career. #WTWOF