RE:they should ALL be doing their own investigation
Then what...you compare notes? With who?
Please explain how you can confirm YOUR information when you don't go to another source(entirely independent from your sources), of course THEY could be playing you.
Like when you get a diagnosis from a doctor...you go to another doctor for a second opinion, not a doctor in the same office/practice.
After 9/11 America was looking for someone to strike out at...Iraq got the short straw.