9/11/2012: The US Consulate in Benghazi is overrun by heavily armed militants during a demonstration and several people are killed. Among them are the US Ambassador to Libya and one of his aides, Sean Smith, better known among Eve Online players as “Vile Rat”, chief diplomatic officer of Goonswarm.
While online Eve players (who previously were known chiefly for hating each other to the point of violence) united to commemorate Smith, the attack becomes a political football in the US Presidential campaign.
Glenn Beck figures out the real story behind Sean Smith’s death: Goonswarm Is Literally The CIA.
Yes, because the CIA uses a MMO’s message board to post coded messages… Tin Foil Hat of the Week Award.