Ok, when K.M. sent along this story, I knew I'd have to share it and blog about it, because this is one that I'm about 50/50 with, for the simple reason that "two is a coincidence, three is a pattern," but also because the story is about one of my favorite bridges in the world, the elegant Verrazano Narrows suspension bridge in New York City, the massive structure connecting the Brooklyn and Staten Island boroughs.

The story concerns a French shipping company's ship that lost power just before the Verrazano Bridge, and required the assistance of three additional tug boats to stop the ship. Here's the story:

Coming as it does mere weeks - days really - after the disastrous collision of the Dali with the Francis Scott Key Bridge and the latter's dramatic collapse, this incident does leave one wondering. The Dali clearly was losing power repeatedly, and the ship's systems appeared not to be functioning properly. And then, the last minute turn out of the main channel and the ship headed directly for the south pylon, and we know the rest.

But not to worry here! The Wall Street Journal is on duty and reassures us a similar incident here would be impossible:

While the Verrazzano shares some characteristics with the Key Bridge, there are also important differences,” an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal recently read, adding:

“First, its massive vertical supports are positioned much closer to land than the Key Bridge’s—1,000 feet away from the harbor’s navigation channel—making them considerably less likely to be hit by an errant vessel. The towers also are surrounded by rock islands, which would force any ship heading toward the supports to run aground before striking the tower. Additional safety projects have further hardened protections, even adding an air gap sensor system that detects vertical clearances between the bridge and large vessels passing underneath.” 

And then Zero Hedge adds it's own high octane speculation in the form of a recommendation:

The collapse of the Baltimore bridge has sparked discussions in corporate media about America’s vulnerable infrastructure. Within government, high-level officials are likely concerned about terrorists crippling the nation through a series of infrastructure attacks. Maybe it’s time the US government vet all foreign crews of commercial vessels entering America’s waters…

Perhaps it is time for such vetting, but perhaps it is also time to start taking seriously the possibility of technological hijacking of such systems, even of the types of redundant systems one finds on ships.

And while we're at it, I don't know about you, but I for one am less than reassured by The Wall Street Journal's glib dismissal of any idea that this incident might have been a repeat of the Baltimore disaster, for a large cargo ship running aground on the islands surrounding the the Verrazzano-Narrows Suspension towers might do so in such a way to form an impediment or for that matter a complete blockage of the main channel, which could have disrupted normal shipping traffic for several days, and possibly weeks, until the ship could be freed.

So one can colour me moderately skeptical that this incident is not unrelated to the Baltimore disaster: it's a bit too coincidental and too close in time to the Baltimore bridge collapse to be ignored, but on the other hand, two is still just a coincidence...

... unless, of course, one wants to locate the two incidents in a wider, and apparently "disconnected" context like the USS Donald Cook, Fitzgerald, and John McCain incidents. Perhaps even the Havana Syndrome incidents. Then things become much more interesting.

See you on the flip side...

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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. Mark Sean de Cantual on April 13, 2024 at 7:30 am

  2. Reka-Agota Kvalsund on April 11, 2024 at 5:57 am

    The Wall Street Journal (and Zero Hedge, and probably Bai Den Dzo and the FBI) – “reassures us (USA citizens) a similar incident here would be impossible”…even if they have to pick up and move away a bit the pillars/the groud the bridge(s) stands on, right before a totally highjacked and out-of-controll (unable to stop) ship collides with the bridge…
    Like in a Wat Disney cartoon where the trees, houses become alive and pick up them selves from the ground in order to avoid an incoming danger (fire, collision and the like).


  3. Richard on April 10, 2024 at 10:32 pm

    In one’s view, it’s time for [super tugs] incorporated to get a handle on domestic ports and water ways. They look to be needed already.
    Dismissals from big name print and media just won’t do for stateside ports or overseas. There has not been a significant Solar flare in over a week to lay claim to but that doesn’t rule out artificial electromagnetic pulse activity – directed offshore, from satellite, or on the water way by small craft.
    One thing that has peaked a curiosity is continued WoodPecker emissions. Not sure if they’re the return of the Russian Woodpecker from Duga or not. These used to be associated overseas with England and Europe in the seventies & eighties (until 1989) coming from an over-the-horizon (OTH) RADAR system used in the former Soviet Union as an early-warning RADAR network for missile defense. Also, the time frame when aluminum screens were put up on the windows of the American Embassy in Moscow. Havana watch-a-call-it today.
    All this talk about nuclear this and nuclear that may have prompted Vla-dolf Pooht-ler to re-initialize the Duga systems since one is operational. The one in the Ukraine near Chernobyl may not be operational but that doesn’t mean the one in eastern Siberia (Russia today) is not active. It would be pointed over the polar region and into the US – Canadian land masses geographically, the likely debut of any land-based missile exchanges, like from Minot, North Dakota and a few others located in the middle of the US.
    A lot of speculation from short wave radio users and defense had a few possibilities worked out then. They’ve probably expanded on those ideas and put into practice a few of their own uses of OTH RADAR. The Duga were over 10 mega-watt emitters. Plenty of power to disrupt electronics if converted. Its wood pecking taps were (and are) distinctive and usually at the 10 Hz frequency range.
    People complain about the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) and its effects, but Duga was (and is) the bigger instigator of electronics gone-a-foul. It hops around the electromagnetic spectrum and is unannounced when it shows up on speakers and shortwave communications. It’s not meant to be accommodating to make-nice-and-pick-out-furniture types, it has a mission. There’s even been “Woodpecker Blankers” put in circuit designs to mitigate its nuisance. That goes both ways. Circuits can be made susceptible to pulsed electromagnetic energy.
    HAARP was partly developed for analyzing ionospheric technologies for radio communications and [surveillance], too, but it wasn’t until the late 1990’s into the 2000’s that HAARP came and went. So, they say.
    At any rate, 40years is more than enough time to have developed some utility and sophisticated work arounds using this technology no matter if state sponsored or privately owned. There was a dark side to this stuff then and there’s likely a greater one now.

  4. marcos toledo on April 10, 2024 at 9:30 pm

    If you have out source your manufacturing don’t complain about sabotage of your economic system.

  5. Roger on April 10, 2024 at 8:26 pm

    Ever Given had an all-Indian crew as well. The blocking of the Suez Canal was the second collision incident for that ship. The first was in 2019 near Hamberg Harbor. It nearly destroyed a 25-metre-long ferry and caused the Elbe River to be shut down to traffic. Both incidents were allegedly attributed to high winds, but some investigators are disputing that.

  6. anakephalaiosis on April 10, 2024 at 8:30 am

    The chutzpah claim of non-genocide, in Palestine, needs to be accompanied, by a ‘collapsing bridge’ distraction, when gaslight and Stockholm syndrome is wearing off.

    A domestic stir, in the headlines, is a claque in the theatre.

    ‘No evidence of genocide’ in Gaza – Pentagon chief:

  7. InfiniteRUs on April 10, 2024 at 8:25 am

    Cyberism, is the real domain of power! Quite literally it seems. Problem with putting back doors and secret black boxes into everything is once other players discover them you lose your monopoly on power. Remember years ago when all those Russian tech people immigrated to Israel and it was speculated that many of them were KGB? Everything they know or learn likely may get sold straight to Russia and China. One man online speculates that everything may have compromised computer chips in one component or other and that those who may have put them there by stealth are wielding tremendous blackmail influence on everyone else right now. Well, so would everyone who was sold, told, or reverse engineered this info as well. We might be looking at evidence of the greatest security breach in history.

    • anakephalaiosis on April 10, 2024 at 9:11 am

      It is predictable, that the Vatican & Israhell will collapse the US Golem, when it has served its purpose, as a used up province, in the perpetual imperial scheme.

      That is how imperial transition occurs, from Assyria to Babylon, Persia, Macedonia, Rome, when successor overshadows predecessor, in an elaborate scheme.

      Today, the hoaxers are pinned down, which is a trap, that has been prepared a long time ago, and since the hoaxers have a stolen identity, they won’t prevail, when called out.

      A trap uses cheese as bait.

      • shoe on April 10, 2024 at 9:26 am

        Cannot vouch for factual event(s), but Dave Hodges on recent Sarah Westall video, claimed the Dali’s collapse of the Key bridge pylon was “assisted” by a second ship making several deliberate collisions with that same pylon, sometime before the Dali’s impact.

        New Info on the Baltimore Bridge, Military Buildup and more w/ Dave Hodges – Sarah Westall – 11 days ago

        • shoe on April 10, 2024 at 6:35 pm

          14:25 to 18:50.

    • Barbara on April 10, 2024 at 10:47 am

      Maybe just maybe, that slogan America First has mostly to do with security breaches in our chip supply ,more than with big ego of Orange man. There is a mad drive to bring chip manufacturing to USA, for a good reason

  8. Bizantura on April 10, 2024 at 5:40 am

    I see one side still in command of some human faculties duking it out with with another side that lost all faculties of humanness. Sadly, both sides on behest or under the thumb of same bankers in an open system, meaning interacting of planet with what or whom? Will it lead to a new era of warfare on a scale not seen since Atlantis? Most people think Atlantis a nice fairy tale and are not prepared. On the one hand I like to see an Angel, on the other hand, I think I will thru natural death also. So, I choose the peacefull way and pray for that. I think the accidents are part of undercover warfare.

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