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Apr 6Liked by Mark Bisone

I can think of a very simple reason why, if it WAS an attack, they minimized casualties.

The last time the US had a mass casualty attack from a foreign actor, you invaded two different nations and occupied them for more than two decades.

There’s a huge difference between a demonstration of capability, with the subtext of “Stop screwing with us, because we CAN screw you back.” and a terror attack.

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Exactly my impression. And undue escalation would be counterproductive, given the current theater of global shadow war. And if it was a Russian operation (probably the leading candidate), mass casualties would be overplaying their hand. Better to let the U.S. administration do what it does best: lie their asses off to the public while licking their wounds in private. Perversely, I think the last thing the USG wants at the moment is a hot war with Russia, so no use in "galvanizing" public opinion against Russia anymore. They already lost.

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Apr 9Liked by Mark Bisone

When I watch the Dali's full video, I keep thinking of the October 2001 Anthrax powder mailed to US Congresscritters who were originally not voting for the Patriot Act which killed off the US Constitution's Bill of Rights' search & seizure protections for humans. After that law passed, the mass media news said the powder was from the US Army's Ft. Detrick. Supposedly. Mailed by a disgruntled/loser/scapegoat lows level employee. Supposedly. Enter Assange and Snowden from right stage blowing the top off many US government evil deeds from international dark wars to search and seizure skullduggery everywhere.

Wouldn't surprise me if the Baltimore Bridge attack (no way was that an accident!) was just another shadow war skirmish between US employee thugs from various agencies attacking each other from dark closets trying to win secret budget wars. As likely, I'd believe the Big Russian Bear deliberately sent a clear message to some of those US thugs to stop playing with matches as the Ukraine War winds down. Ditto China in its Big Game of buying up international ports. For sure, whoever did the dirty hack(s) on the Dali

-planned to limit loss of life from those on the Key bridge

-did not care at all about the lives of those on board

-happy to see the USA economy crater

"There are men running governments who shouldn't be allowed to pay with matches."

-Will Rogers

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Agreed. Many knives out for the USG Leviathan and its masters, including lots of intranational "domestic" factions.

"-did not care at all about the lives of those on board"

I'm not too sure about this one, the. If it was scenario #1 or #2, that final slight adjustment to port made the collision slightly less direct. Whether that was to maximize damage surface or to save lives in the pilot house is an open question. Ironically, answering this would where maritime expertise would best serve us (instead of trying to buttress the gov't's naane, Swiss cheese narrative while hawking their stacks, as a few commenters here have attempted).

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Apr 6Liked by Mark Bisone

Funny, my wife asked the same question about attacking during daylight hours. That assumes human casualties were the point, vs. economic/supply chain mayhem.

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Yes. And it also strikes me as a warning shot of sorts, without undue escalation. "Look what we can do now." And while its proximity to the Moscow attack might've played a role, I tend to think it is a counterstrike for Nord Stream. No casualties there either.

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Apr 8Liked by Mark Bisone

It does say something though, the "they would have done it during rush hour" line of thought, about how thoroughly we've been propagandized. The official Narrative is that our adversaries are irrational maniacs bent on wanton massacre. Like James Bond villains, only more cartoonish. Otherwise intelligent adults I know regard Putler -- along with ever more Russians -- this way. It's disturbing. Not to mention dangerous, insofar as people in power think this way too.

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100%

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Apr 8Liked by Mark Bisone

Yep, and looks like another similar "catastrophe" was just narrowly averted. I've never even heard of this being a possible problem, and now there's downed bridge and a narrow miss. Seems fishy. I used to live a few miles from the Key bridge; travelled on it frequently. I cannot fathom how/why it's even possible for a ship to be that close to the supports. They seem to be hundreds of yards apart!

https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/container-ship-reportedly-lost-power-nyc-harbor-right-verrazzano-narrows-bridge

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Apr 8Liked by Mark Bisone

"Amateurs talk strategy; professionals talk logistics."

-General Omar Bradley

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All the various speculation is entertaining. Will be interesting to see what information drips out. What I do know for sure is that whatever the official narrative is, that’s not the truth. If I was a betting man, my money is on deliberate act of sabotage. Why? Because of the speed with which the government ruled it out. As they say, never believe anything the government says is true until they officially deny it.

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"They're lying because their lips are moving" is indeed a good heuristic to apply to this bunch.

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They lie now as a matter of course. It is all about shaping a narrative. It is all about getting what they want out of it. Nothing else. Truth means Nothing to them.

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Bingo!

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Apr 7Liked by Mark Bisone

There were reports (not sure if true) that the captain was Ukranian. And supposedly (that word again) someone on a Ukranian Telegram channel was bragging about their success and threatened if the US didn't hurry up and dole out more billions for their "war effort", we should expect more attacks on our infrastructure until we "came around". There were also explosions, ie, flashes (bombs? or transformers?) that went off on the bridge right as each section fell. It is VERY suspect that all the MSM news reports have edited down that footage. Just hours after it happened, I couldn't believe the "news" droned on and on for over an hour on air, reporting the same thing - "a ship hit a bridge", over and over.

The BIGGEST red flag, is Biden came out the next day, said "Don't worry! It was "just an accident" and that our tax dollars will be used to repair that bridge!! WHAT?!? TNSB didn't get there for TWO DAYS! And that's a FOREIGN ship and they are massively INSURED against these "accidents"! I also saw that the Maryland legislature just passed a bill to continue to pay all the port businesses and workers affected by the "bridge collapse", so Maryland tax payers are stuck with that bill, which, imo, should be covered by the shipping company, too! BUT the USG can't have any private insurance investigations into what really happened, now can they? So we'll just pick up the tab, pay off anyone they that might have questions (or eyewitness stories) so no one's the wiser! 🙄

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"The BIGGEST red flag, is Biden came out the next day, said "Don't worry! It was "just an accident" and that our tax dollars will be used to repair that bridge!! WHAT?!?"

Yes, LOL, that was the biggest red flag of all. I didn't include it in the piece, since I was trying to narrow my focus to the incident itself and its media coverage. But when I heard that, I think I also yelled "WHAT?!" at the screen. Cases like that involve a very deep and dangerous discovery process, which they would move heaven and earth to avoid. Or in this case, just make the money printer go brrrrrr and pass the costs onto the rest of us.

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Apr 9Liked by Mark Bisone

Reminds me of the theory the April 1912 Titanic sinking was an insurance switcheroo between it and a twin damaged severely in part by a British Navy ship with the covert help of a British government cover up. At the end of the day, NYC and other big investment banks backing the shipping insurance profits and Transatlantic liner companies got richer while the UK had lots of credit and liquidity to get into WW1 in Summer 1914. Bonus! A bunch of influential men aboard the Titanic simply disappeared who'd been fighting against the US Federal Reserve enabling legislation which truly made the printing presses go brrrrrr after passing in December 1913.

Shadow wars for profits are fought with long time scales. But they all leave footprints.

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I hadn't heard that one, but it wouldn't surprise me.

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When I first heard this switch theory I said, "This is nuts." But then I read the hearing transcripts and studied up on 1912 radio technology. A suspiciously fast insurance payout for the Titanic's owners and a white wash set of accident causation hearings. Refusal of the UK Board of Trade to reopen hearings requested by the captain of the California tarred as a scapegoat who challenged The Narrative. I've read all the hearing transcripts. Many bizarre statements. Worth a watch:

https://youtu.be/rt0id_LEyIY?si=WjRR9JTRFLkoXGOK

Of that switch was pulled off it would have set in motion many epic 20th Century psyp-ops. Bottom line: when Biden said the US would pay tpo rebuild the Key Bridge less than 12 hours after the crash, guess which insurance companies of that old cargo ship were let off the hook?

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Apr 6Liked by Mark Bisone

I think we are witnessing an astonishing demonstration of willful blindness…for to recognize the horror that is unfolding around us would require us to acknowledge reality and “do” something about it.

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Absolutely. And even the willingness to "do something" is only the first step.

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I have not forgotten anything you mentioned.

Fox News showed the raw video repeatedly, but no one there asked the obvious question, how is it that thing without power turned directly into the pylon?

BTW did you see Blinken announce Ukraine will be part of NATO? I did not see Fox mention that. Seems like a big deal.

It is increasingly kinetic WWIII, and the border is wide open. America is chock full of mercenaries.

When will it be enough? I've been asking that since 2008, at least. I don't know if that is extraordinary resilience, mere inertia or epic demoralization, but it kind of seems like we Americans are not going to do anything about "it."

But then, who knows, something might turn out to be a bridge too far. My guess is, whatever happens in November, shit gonna get real.

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"When will it be enough? I've been asking that since 2008, at least. I don't know if that is extraordinary resilience, mere inertia or epic demoralization, but it kind of seems like we Americans are not going to do anything about "it." But then, who knows, something might turn out to be a bridge too far."

That's the thing, Hunter. We may have a distorted picture of the state of the needle. In fact, I'd say we know for *sure* the image is distorted, but not to what extent. I get the sense that people are waking up in droves, but many might still be too groggy and timid to speak out about it in the streets. That could change on a dime. The war is increasingly kinetic, but the human mind itself can change in an instant.

I did see the Blinken announcement, and some similar statements in Poland, the U.K and France. Seems like a pipe dream, at this point, cooked up by a bunch of incompetent people who think it's a negotiating tactic. But where's your leverage, idiots?!

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Apr 5Liked by Mark Bisone

You just saved my sanity. I saw the turn..getting lambasted on subscribe web site with all these preppers telling me there was no turn.

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They will fight tooth-and-nail to protect the narrative. The spell is very strong.

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There was a turn, but if you look at the sat view you can see that the turn is a course correct. This port entrance is very busy — one of the top 10 busiest in the nation — and it has 2 central lanes (between the key pylons) which are for use by the big boys, the vessels that require deep water and have low manoeuvrability.

When they lose power the first time, bear in mind they're moving fast, and they're heavy. They're subject to wind and to tide, and on the sat view you see how fast this vessel is drifting out of it's lane and headed for the outside (small boat lanes) which is not safe, for obvious reasons. No wonder they were crapping themselves on board.

When you see the video and the sat views lined up, when they regain power (read: steering control) they try to bank hard back to safety — their allocated deepwater lane. Then they lose power again and start drifting, and the terror must have been immense, because they're now very close to the right-of-lane key pylon, and they've lost power in the middle of a sharp turn back into lane. So at that point they're screwed and what happens next is inevitable. They did try to throw a (port) anchor, but that's like throwing a thimble of water onto a raging housefire — these ships take vast amounts of power and distance to meaningfully slow down (or course correct).

Sky news included the sat views in some of their articles, but Sal Mercogliano has some good vids on his channel that actually line up the two views, such as this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoPRz7wk3WY

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Apr 5·edited Apr 5Liked by Mark Bisone

Mark, your third footnote struck me as particularly interesting. I wonder if you are an unwitting victim of the same psy-op I am. There are millions of people worldwide who are attacked via gangstalking, directed energy weapons, and many other forms of harassment and injury. There are an estimated 400,000 victims in the US alone, and an estimated six million worldwide.

The relatively well-known MK-Ultra program, run by the CIA and other "intelligence" agencies, was never shut down, though the US Congress tried to stop it decades ago. This decades-long, endless "experimental torture program," as it has been aptly called, has metastasized into something even more malignant than the original MK-Ultra, and it ravages the lives of many more innocent people than the original MK-Ultra program ever did, the great majority of them unaware that they are its victims. Please study this website for information and for further links: targetedjustice.com/

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I think just about anything is possible when it comes to this bunch of psycho, Truthbird. So, yes, I will look into this as well.

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Apr 7Liked by Mark Bisone

One tip-off for me is why the rush to insure that we will rebuild the bridge at taxpayer expense of course. Any other like disaster (for example, any oil spill and we go after the corporate owners). So 2 things come to mind. One, it’s yet another federal taxpayer funded money laundering scheme. Two, it begs the question- who actually “hackjacked” the ship and for what reasons?

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Yep, me too. See my comment to ConcernedGrammy:

https://markbisone.substack.com/p/a-bridge-too-far/comment/53452528

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It's funny - I had the exact same conversation with someone about this very event. "Why wasn't it done during the daytime when they could have killed hundreds of people?" That's a way of looking at these events that misses the forests for the trees.

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Apr 7Liked by Mark Bisone

The answer is so obvious. This WAS NOT about killing people. The opposite in fact - the less people killed the more chance of covering up the real reason - to start destroying Americas infrastructure without an actual war. Very sneaky!!!

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Exactamundo.

And I doubt this latest attack was the "start" of that particular project. Perhaps an escalation, but not so much as to provoke a fully kinetic war (that the US would lose, given its current state of affairs).

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I think it comes from a perspective that in a way over-values the lives of individuals and assumes that body count is the most accurate metric for determining harm.

Either way, we'll NEVER get a complete account of what happened on that ship and any data or recordings released will have been overtly edited for "national security concerns".

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If it was hackers, they don't control when the ship leaves port.

It happened at 2am because that's when the ship was approaching the bridge.

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Apr 6·edited Apr 6Liked by Mark Bisone

Please consider the possibility that the power losses were created by the ship's crew themselves as they desperately tried to regain control of their systems. Entirely possible as an alternate theory that better fits the available facts, if there was in fact pandemonium among the crew before the power losses occurred.

Another thing that bothers me about the sanitized story: the power losses affecting the recorders. As an electrical professional that has spent a lot of time working on SCADA control networks, it would be criminally incompetent to not have battery backup (UPS) power for the control system. Water treatment plants in rural counties have such, much less critical applications like petrochemical facilities. I can hardly find it credible that a major ship's control system would not have it. The recorders would be part of the low powered control system, and the only time they should shut off would be if the emergency power itself was shut off, perhaps to force a reboot.

There are many things about the official story that don't add up.

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Actually Max, not only did I address this possibility in the article, but it was listed as my #1 theory of the case (see below):

"1. The “aural alarms” (i.e. pants-shitting terror) that we hear from the bridge crew isn’t because of any power outage — which is in fact impossible, given the recording itself required power, and shut off after the screaming started. When coupled with the dispatcher’s quote — and the obvious fact the ship was capable of steering, right up until the last moment — what freaked them out is that they had lost control of at least one of their steering/propulsion systems to hackers. So what we saw towards the end was not a struggle by the crew to keep the power ON, but one to shut it OFF, and then hopefully drop anchor and/or buy time for assistance."

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Asking obvious questions - absolutely necessary! Especially when we're trained to avoid them at all costs.

One thing you missed is the crew master is Ukrainian. His profile was deleted from the ship's crew manifest the following day. Jason Powers did a good job of investigating here: https://jasonpowers.substack.com/p/francis-scott-key-bridge-collapses

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Thanks, Navyo. I was aware, but was just reiterating what the media narrative was dripping out at the time of writing. I thought it was hilarious that they said there were "22 sailors, including 20 Indian nationals and 1 Sri Lankan." I was like "Really? That's only 21, can't you count?" LOL.

Again, like engaging with any propaganda outlet, the gaps in the regime's reporting are usually where the true story can be found, if we apply a little discernment. But his reported status as Ukrainian doesn't necessarily solve the puzzle. After all, the Ukrainian population includes a great many ethnic Russian (and Russian nationalists) as can be witnessed in the Donbas. That's part of what triggered this war in the first place.

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I'm late to the party reading this stellar piece. My question from day one has been, why is the harbor pilot never mentioned? WHO was the harbor pilot?

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Oh that's hilarious. 21 of 22. I agree, it's not to solve this puzzle - that's either impossible or at least going to take a lot more time and investigation. But it does point in a direction, that being Ukraine, rather than a Ukrainian (of whatever ethnicity). It could be a NATO/Zelensky/Nazikranian in part of a false flag, or a Russian Ukrainian in part of a revenge attack. Who knows?

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Apr 6Liked by Mark Bisone

It is perfectly explainable:

Office fires, just like WTC 7.

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Another big container ship lost power as it approached a bridge, this time in New York (https://nypost.com/2024/04/07/us-news/massive-container-ship-loses-power-near-nycs-verrazzano-bridge-days-after-baltimore-key-bridge-disaster/). I know it's possible that it was just a coincidence, but there seem to be a lot more coincidences nowadays than there used to be. And it does seem that if you zoom out and look at the big picture, these coincidences form a rough outline of an interesting shape. But even if these coincidences are all just that, conicidences, it is still not very reassuring to think that, best case scenario, we're just dealing with an accelerating competency crisis and complex systems that have been poorly maintained and are, therefore, increasingly prone to catastrophic, cascading failures.

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Apr 8·edited Apr 8Author

And don't forget Door #3: the domestic psyop option.

"Look, see? It happens all the time! Nothing unusual about it."

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Apr 8Liked by Mark Bisone

What was all the black smoke about? Did the panicked crew try to put the ship quickly into reverse? Could the systems have been remotely hijacked/hacked from far away? So many questions, and as others have said - when the government says 'accident' my inner alarm goes into disbelief mode.

When looking at global events from the 30,000' view it looks look another attack on the global supply chains which when looked at on ground level, fail to have the same impact.

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"So many questions, and as others have said - when the government says 'accident' my inner alarm goes into disbelief mode."

This. Although, when they say anything at all these days I go into that mode. The best heuristic is probably just to assume they're lying, then try to figure out who or what benefits from the lie.

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Me too. “Have they said anything yet?” “Yes, they just gave a preliminary report.” “Yeah. It’s a lie.”

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Apr 7Liked by Mark Bisone

Regardless of the psychic network’s influence, all is not well here as we can clearly see. The bad guys got all the loot and have announced their diabolical agendas for us, that we now see unfolding.

They have unleashed destructive forces upon us, while lulling us into believing that everything with the exception of Trump is under control.

It’s like being forced to read a trashy sci-fi novel that despite your efforts, can’t stop. A dystopian work that seems somehow hauntingly familiar, like being caught in a trap or a nightmare you can’t wake up from. Despite my efforts to heed the call to “DO SOMETHING” I can only look on helplessly at the havoc befallen us.

Some say we were chosen for this, but it’s not fun anymore watching these disasters unfold, resulting in murder and mayhem, each of which could have easily been averted.

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"The bad guys got all the loot and have announced their diabolical agendas for us, that we now see unfolding."

Not *all* the loot. The real treasure is something they can't steal from us.

"Some say we were chosen for this, but it’s not fun anymore watching these disasters unfold, resulting in murder and mayhem, each of which could have easily been averted."

Yeah, it's a horrible mess we find ourselves in. But don't lose hope! The fight is far from over, and our enemies are stupid and bumbling as well as evil.

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