Every now and then a story occurs that so occupies the focus of everyone's  attention that it requires some sort of response or acknowledgement, and the story of the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, after a container ship collided with one of the load-bearing pylons of the bridge, causing it to collapse, is one of those stories.  Sadly, there was loss of the lives of some construction workers working on the bridge on the night of the incident.  Happily, however, the incident occurred in the early hours of the morning, long after and long before any evening or early morning rush hours. Had the incident occurred then, the loss of life would have been much more significant.

In the case of this story, I have received several emails from regular readers of this website wondering what I think of what happened. Unfortunately, my commitments this previous week and through the weekend have been so heavy that where under normal circumstances I would have already responded, I was simply unable to do so. But in the course of the passage of time and days since the incident and now, my email inbox has exploded with articles and interpretations of the incident. It will, perhaps, be immediately evident to regular readers here that I am calling the event an "incident," and not an accident. For reasons that I shall eventually get into when I offer my own personal views of the incident, I do not believe the emerging "accident" narrative.  Suffice it to say that when I first heard of the bridge's collapse and the manner of it, and the quick announcement by the Federal Investigation Bureau (FIB) that there was nothing to indicate foul play or terrorism, or whatever they said, I immediately rejected that explanation as a matter of principle since this government is incapable of honourable conduct, or of telling the truth, about anything.  But for the moment I will leave the other reasons for my skepticism for Part Two of this blog.

For today, however, I thought the readers of this website might appreciate a "round-up" of various articles and examinations of the incident. I do not claim this is a comprehensive nor an exhaustive collection, but I do think it is relatively well-representative of all the analysis that has already occurred.  I will also attempt to provide a brief annotation or summary of the article where I think it is warranted.

Our thanks to all of you contributing these articles: V.T., D.N., L.G.L.R., E.E., S.C.G., and many others!

Estimates of how long it might take to replace the bridge:

It Could Take HOW LONG to Rebuild Francis Scott Key Bridge???

Electronic Jamming on an unprecedented scale (a key to my own argument in part two):

Unprecedented GPS jamming attack affects 1600 aircraft over Europe A 63-hour-long marathon of GPS jamming attacks disrupted global satellite navigation systems for hundreds of aircraft flying through the Baltic region – and Russia is thought to be responsible

Not a Russian or American-sponsored event: a "third" party? Sclerotic European Powers?


Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Container Ship "Potentially Atop High-Pressure Underwater Gas Line"

The ship's master was Ukrainian:

A "Black Swan Event" - General Flynn Raises Questions About Baltimore Bridge Collapse (Evidence of the Ukrainian nationality of the ship's master)

Two US Military Sealift ships trapped in Baltimore Harbor as a result of the collapse:

Two Of The Fastest U.S. Sealift Ships Trapped By Baltimore Bridge Collapse

The "Black Box" allegedly has significant gaps in the data/telemetry:

The Francis Scott Key Bridge was a crucial component in the USA's supply chain infrastructure:

The emerging Narradigm: Is it to Avoid Insurance problems? Including an insurance investigation?

A Perfectly targeted and timed strategic Attack:

Another good and early summary:

Was The Destruction Of The Francis Scott Key Bridge In Baltimore Some Sort Of A Warning For America?

Possibly related: FSB (Federalnaya Sluzhba Bezopaznosti) Chief Bortnikov on the Moscow Attacks:

Possibly related(and hugely significant in its own right): Putin: No Unfriendly Nations for Russia, only Unfriendly Elites:

No ‘unfriendly nations’ for Russia, only ‘unfriendly elites’ – Putin

Possibly related: Victoria Nuland Promised "Nasty Surprises" to Putin on Jan 24 2024, prior to Moscow Terrorist Attack:

The Nuland – Budanov – Tajik – Crocus connection

Now if the reader has gathered that I view the Francis Scott Key Bridge Incident and the Moscow terrorist attacks as possibly related, he would be correct. However, I believe that a careful perusal of the articles above, plus a "contextualizing" of them in a much wider and longer historical context than even the Moscow terrorist attack, might assist the reader in understanding the type of speculative analysis I will be arguing in Part Two.

So for the moment, I will leave the reader to contemplate the articles that so many of you shared,

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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  1. Michael UK on April 2, 2024 at 2:57 pm

    Given what happened to Russia’s Nord Stream pipelines, it is surprising that nothing similar has happened in the US. Disruption to oil and gas supplies and the impact on world markets would be far more devastating than a single bridge collapse.

  2. Richard on April 2, 2024 at 6:35 am

    In one’s view, it seems like another example one would deploy if using “Un-restricted Warfare” tactics to disrupt, deny, and/or defeat supply line integrity. Supply line(s) in this case to include both water way and land where bridging that water way comes into play. Too much paranoia can be a hindrance during fact finding.
    As that bridge collapse investigation continues toward a preliminary report it certainly would be interesting to note some of the details of it as an outside curious observer. If there’s one thing that the American observer is good at, it is coming up with hypotheses and theories about what happened. Usually from that persons informed background knowledge no matter their expertise. They need not be accurate or true but are nearly always fruitful with a story or two.
    There do seem to be a lot of things suspected as some aspects have already availed themselves by first witness observers with handheld phones and visual displays trained on that bridge.
    Whether information warfare, precision warfare, joint operation, or military operation other than war (MOOTW), they remain to be known, or else determined an unfortunate calamity. Media and bloggers have certainly been busy with a story or two or three.
    In any case, there certainly are some curious details that seem unrelated from a distance but fill in or connect a dot or two and some pretty wild speculations take on new meaning with a cause.
    Then again there’s that plausible deniability factor so as not to be legally culpable where actions of consequence may be merely seen as those of coincidence.

  3. rohat77 on April 1, 2024 at 7:36 pm

    Research the Tampa Bay bridge collapse after a ship impacted one of it’s piers. Then, research how the newly constructed bridge piers were protected thereafter. No matter the CAUSE of the Francis Scott Key Bridge impact, the incident was very preventable.

    FYI, many other bridges across the U.S. are just as vulnerable. Will anything be done about it?? LOL You know the answer.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on April 1, 2024 at 11:20 pm

      Yes I remember that one too, and a more recent one on an interstate bridge in a state I used to live in.

  4. marcos toledo on April 1, 2024 at 5:22 pm

    What will our Morlock overlords eat when they dispose of most of us useless eaters Eloi oh I forgot they don’t think that far ahead.

  5. cobo on April 1, 2024 at 4:07 pm

    Whatever the “real’ cause, it is a gift to the USA to harden its infrastructure. Just like Ukraine and the Bab-el-Mandeb are a gift to the Western powers to rebuild their industrial production. Will the West respond appropriately, like, I would suggest universal conscription and moving immediately to a wartime footing. But, that’s me.

  6. Aridzonan_13 on April 1, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    It’s been my experience that there are ~ 4 to 6 diesel gensets on a ship of that class. Where these gensets handle the ship’s entire electrical load, 1/2 of those are all you need to power the entire ship. Redundant critical systems are as prevalent in shipping as in the aircraft industry. Sometimes, more so. To my knowledge the Daly does not have a diesel-electric propulsion system.. In any case, all 4-6 gensets and the main engine died at the same time. So, either the fuel was shut off to all 5 – 7 diesels or bad fuel took out all of them simultaneously. Which is a bit of a stretch would you not say??

  7. Randy on April 1, 2024 at 1:02 pm

    I feel soo fortunate 😬 I’ve just started my retirement paperwork 1st wk March ( Teamsters Yellow/ Roadway) but my last job (Amazon) I went back/forth Scot bridge ATLEAST 2/4/6 times a run M-F RIGHT AROUND THE TIME IT WAS HIT (1am-ish) & I couldn’t EVEN count the times I’ve crossed that bridge & IT ALWAYS MADE ME UNCOMFORTABLE…always & Ive been on ALL the bridges on East Coast ALMOST every working day ? ( depending on run ) I ALAWYS said an quick prayer for the workers on the bridge as I passed em 🙏🙏🙏 … YOU COULDNT PAY ME TA WORK ON ANY OF EM !!!! Prayers to the families 🙏

  8. anakephalaiosis on April 1, 2024 at 12:51 pm

    When American politicians are increasingly reluctant, paying for the bankrupt Ukraine, then they get an “Al Capone memo”, from the drug lords.

    Russia’s denazification of the Ukraine is de facto a war on drugs, entering Europe, via Odessa, and the drug lords don’t want Odessa in Russian hands:

    Russia is addressing the root cause of the narcotic and terror problem, by providing an alternative economical development, in the poppy valley:

    Pretenders, on European thrones, are royal narco barons, peddling poison vaccines also.

  9. rohat77 on April 1, 2024 at 12:30 pm

    This incident really brought the conspiracy theorists out of the woodwork. I usually listen to what many of them have to say about events, but this bridge crash has really made me realize how instantly people become “experts” ready to mouth off ANYTHING without having the slightest bit of regard to known facts.

    I have definitely weeded out many kooks that I used to listen to. That’s good. “Just the facts Ma’am.”

  10. Robert Barricklow on April 1, 2024 at 12:01 pm

    Forget about the International political police force; aka., the FBI.
    They’re against National control; all in for international control.
    [Loved your acronym: FIB!!! ]

    Initially I thought it was just a symbol of the ongoing crumbling USSA infrastructure.
    An infrastructure the internationalist want to own. In other words, no public infrastructure whatsoever; all privatized, and for rent. A tell-tale sign of a rentier economy.
    [A financial capitalism that is using international disaster capitalism – beyond belief!]
    An international nonstate player – that has taken control of…
    way too many USSA international puppet strings?
    Moscow knows it as the continuation of a WWII foe.
    A Nazi Party, that never surrendered.

    Does that Party want WWIII?
    But what form, and shape…
    of warfare.

    What would be it goals.

    Would control of space[like the Moon, for example],
    and therefore Earth; be one?
    Would the above scenario entail…
    many more symbolic bridges to cross, and/or implode?

    • anakephalaiosis on April 1, 2024 at 1:18 pm

      * FIB is headed, by Agent Fibber McGee, from the Old Time Radio show.

  11. Beckysue on April 1, 2024 at 9:34 am

    Two things stick out for me, the 2 minutes of fuzz in communications, and now they say there is a pipeline there, but I have not had a chance to look around for another article to back this up: https://gcaptain.com/dali-salvage-baltimore-gas-pipeline/. Could be a failed op.

    Some people have a problem with FBI man in charge in Baltimore, a WMD specialist, SES, just appointed March 25 : https://www.fbi.gov/news/press-releases/william-j-delbagno-named-special-agent-in-charge-of-the-baltimore-field-office

    also: https://nationalhomelandsecurity.org/webinars/Acting_DAD_DelBagno_Bio.pdf

  12. Mark Sean de Cantual on April 1, 2024 at 8:10 am

    Sailing and having experienced busy shipping lanes in and out of ports around the EU, there are “rules of the road” which always apply. There is a speed limit in that stretch of the navigable waterway of 8 knots, Dali was at 8.7 knots and increasing when the trouble started. Ideally given the size of ship with its draft (though not fully loaded) in that narrow channel would probably move slower than the top speed permitted, makes you wonder who were and what were the pilots aboard doing. It is possible that going into reverse a ship / boat will experience a phenomenon called ” prop walk” or “paddling” where the stern moves to one side or other, and the bow in the opposite direction depending on the whether the props are clockwise or anticlockwise designed. But with the momentum and freeboard / keel aspect to water this would not be a very sudden manoeuvre (at almost 9 knots and 100, 000 tons weight). So not sure what would explain the turn that actually did occur, making one wonder that the rudders were in play somehow. In such an emergency you would keep manual control at the ready, so as to be ready to manually control and keep rudder amidships and allow the ship to clear the bridge, while trying to regain power. Momentum would do the rest. Throwing out the port anchor at that speed will be unlikely to hold on a muddy bottom with that momentum. As the ship slows down about 3 to 4 knots you would have some additional control using the bow thruster even if the rudder was still inoperable for some reason. The steering instructions stored in the ships computer logs will be interesting to learn even if the black box is kaput. AIS is a digitally satellite based GPS two way communication system. As such they are hackable, as packages of data move in both directions, just as a mobile phone (cell phone) is hackable through the various two way signaling systems in place.

    • rohat77 on April 1, 2024 at 12:23 pm

      There was also the WIND to factor in. A tall big loaded container ship has lots of broadside.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on April 1, 2024 at 11:25 pm

      Thanks for the insights Mark!

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