Leader A gives mission B to subordinates C and D.
Subordinates C and D fail to accomplish mission B.
Two years later, Leader A travels to a distant city under the protection of city official E. Leader A is assassinated in distant city while under the protection of official E.
Conspiracy? I hardly think there is enough evidence pointing to persons C and D. Is there means, motive and opportunity? Not so far. But wait, what about the details? Each letter used above are clues to a conspiracy.
After the failure of mission B, Leader A fires subordinates C and D. Subordinate C publicly calls Leader A a traitor and vows to get that “son-of-bitch”. Less than a year later, subordinates C and D are forced to resign their jobs working for Leader A.
Subordinates C and D have motive to want Leader A dead. However, with such a high visibility and conspicuous circumstances, opportunity is hardly knocking.
Official E, responsible for person A’s protection was the brother of the fired subordinate C. Also, mayor of the distant city where someone took the opportunity to assassinate person A.
What means would subordinates C and D have to carry out such a difficult act? Both were former military. Subordinate D was involved in multiple assassinations of leaders of other countries in the world over a period of decades.
How would they get away with it? Getting away with it would be easy. Fired subordinate D was appointed to the commission to investigate the assassination of Leader A. The person who succeeded Leader A in leadership wanted fired subordinate D to coach the commission on how to interview and what questions to ask.
In the end, what was the attitude of fired subordinates C, D and official E (brother to fired subordinate C and designated protector of assassinated Leader A) concerning their former Leader A?
Three days after the assassination, during the burial of Leader A, fired subordinate C held a gathering of high-ranking military at his domicile in the same city where the funeral was taking place. The crowd in the room was upbeat. Former Leader A’s funeral playing out on TV. Drinks in hand. A knock on the door. It was the guest of honor. Official E flew from the distant city, where his responsibility failed to protect Leader A from assassination, to attend this auspicious event.
Fired, threatening, subordinate C was never interviewed by the commission being directed by fellow fired subordinate D.