I would like to start with the comment box a moderator added:
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Then I will address that personal comment from the moderator:
Whilst this is certainly a well-researched answer, it is not really an answer to the question at all. It is based on your personal theory, "two possible scenarios". I need to remove it as not-an-answer (or theoretical if you prefer). Sorry, because I know it must have taken long :-/
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I would like to point out that my answer cites 8 sources:
- The first source indicates the original report by Spiegel, which has a good reputation.
- The next four sources mention the history of Spiegel.
- The sixth source talks about the troubled relations between Kerry and Netanyahu.
- The seventh and eight source mention the history of Israel in spying.
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This post can't be improved anymore since it has been deleted by moderator. While there might be a slight chance to find documented evidence about the spying, it can't be added to my answer anymore.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Despite the fact that there is no evidence for the spying made by Israel against Kerry. Nothing in has been unsourced in my answer. I dare anyone to find one unsourced statement or fact in my answer.
Whilst this is certainly a well-researched answer, it is not really an answer to the question at all.
I would like to argue about it being an answer. Not all the answers on skeptics.stackexchange.com end by "yes" or "no". If the moderator recall my answer, it began with, Summary: There is no public evidence to answer this definitively. We need to judge how much we trust anonymous sources.
So, my answer was we don't know. A similar answer to this was my answer on How did Yasser Arafat die?. I said that, "the answer to your question is UNKNOWN." Did it really answer the question? No, it didn't; but it is the only rational explanation and answer you can give to such question, 'we don't know' or 'no answer'.
Sometimes no answer is an answer.
It is based on your personal theory, "two possible scenarios". I need to remove it as not-an-answer (or theoretical if you prefer).
It is NOT based on a personal theory. The two possible scenarios are:
- SPIEGEL's sources are true.
- SPIEGEL's sources are false.
Do moderators find this subjective? If so, I challenge them to find a third possible scenario?
Eacnh point was followed by objective, rational questions. For example, "Why did the US State Department and Israel both decline Der Spiegel's request for comment (1) on the matter? Why would they allow a hoax ruin relations between the United States and Israel?" The moderator could have challenged those statements instead of utterly deleting my answer.
A personal theory would be something like: the Illuminati who were based in Israel sent Hillary Clinton to sleep with John Kerry, and she had wired him in order to get some details from him.
Or, Spiegel is run by aliens who live on our planet and they want to create a third-world war, so they started creating conflict between two powerful governments.
Another personal theory can be also, Hitler is still alive and he has taken over Spiegel's German news magazine. He's creating conflict between the Unites States and Israeli government, in order to make the United States weak so that he'd also seek revenge on it.
Sorry, because I know it must have taken long :-/
While this deletion will obviously discourage me from posting and/or contributing on this website, it would be better if moderators demonstrated fairness and impartiality in their actions. The Stack Exchange's Theory of Moderation says:
Your goal is to guide the community with gentle — but firm — intervention.
Maybe, it would better if moderators vote on deletion of answers or maybe they would try to improve answers themselves like moderator @Oddthinking did to my answer which got later deleted by another moderator.