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A besuited skeleton of smirks, quirks, twitches and winks, his creepy, stalky schtick and constant Machiavellian machinating proved as refreshing to watch as it was genuinely unsettling.
Between the wining and the dining, it is believed (or maybe not), secret information was exchanged (maybe not) to further the cause of an international Jewish conspiracy that, a decade later, is machinating the assassination of Stalin (or maybe not).
There are even conspiracies-within-conspiracies: For example, I have read some columns and blogs that are intent on making out a case for the view that the Taksim protests are Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an's way of machinating to consolidate his constituency before the 2014 elections.