Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Woman Who Said The Germanwings Pilot Crashed The Plane On Purpose Actually Made Up That Story

Isn't this interesting? She lied. All these years later. 
Just another example of how your perception is managed and how narratives are contrived to serve agendas. How much of this vile woman's testimony factored into the demonization of the Germanwings pilot? All of it, I'll bet.  Trial by media, as usual! 
Keep this in mind as we follow the USS Fitzgerald incident

Link- June 21/2017

"Maria W." told a German newspaper she was the lover of Andreas Lubitz, who copiloted the Germanwings flight that killed 150 people in 2015. 

Days after the crash, the German newspaper Bild published an interview with a woman who claimed that she was Lubitz's lover. Her story lined up perfectly with the emerging narrative of an unstable and destructive pilot.

Like a gift to the liars in charge!
"Maria W." told Bild she was a flight attendant who traveled through Europe with Lubitz. She said he had told her that one day he planned to "do something that will change the whole system, and only then will everyone know and remember my name."
Liar! I recall this fabrication being everywhere at the time of the crash.


Die Zeit first reported doubts around her account in March. Prosecutor Christoph Kumpa described Maria's account as a "hoax," but Bild stood by its story. BuzzFeed News is the first news organization to confirm that it is false.
Maria claimed to have secretly spent nights with Lubitz in hotels all over Europe, but a logbook of his flights for the year preceding the crash, provided to authorities by the pilot's family, shows he spent the night outside Germany only once, in Budapest. That flight had no cabin crew, as it was to transport spare parts, not passengers.
"We can absolutely confirm that Maria W.'s story is purely fictional. During a fourth meeting in December 2015, she explicitly admitted to it," RTL spokesman Matthias Bolhöfer told BuzzFeed News.
"At first, she didn't want to tell us her real name and she exclusively wanted to meet up in a neutral environment, in a bar in Frankfurt, and only with a woman," RTL manager Thorsten Wimber said. "So we sent a female colleague. Her impression was: 'Maria W. is trustworthy.'"
But when RTL requested evidence to confirm her identity, Maria failed to provide it. When RTL confronted her with doubts about her story, Maria presented email and chat records between her and Lubitz, but wasn't able to provide a witness who could confirm their relationship.
Email and chat records- LOL
The broadcaster eventually got in touch with the Düsseldorf public prosecutor's office, which discouraged them from running an interview with Maria W.
Wimber says Maria also apologized at her final meeting with RTL, when she admitted she'd made up the story. "She told us she was surprised how much effort we put into our research," he told BuzzFeed News. The editor also told Maria that if she shopped her story to another media outlet, he would go public "because this was clearly fraud."
Bild's press office told BuzzFeed News "that we generally don't make statements with regard to sources and editorial procedures," but the editorial staff is concerned about the attempt "to challenge the coverage of Mr. Lubitz's mass murder of 149 human beings with the aid of alleged speculations of third parties."

The paper said that since the Düsseldorf prosecutor hasn't accused Bild of fabricating the story, "we don't feel a correction is necessary. Instead, we will hold on to the reporting on the gruesome killing spree of Mr. Lubitz."
Since the prosecutor has not or will not accept that Bild LIED they aren't changing a dam thing!

But nobody is claiming that Bild made up the story — it simply appears to have been duped by Maria. Prosecutor Kumpa said that he "has substantial doubts and must conjecture that the woman has fabricated the story."

The revelation that Maria's story is false comes as Lubitz's family is aiming to clear his name. They've threatened to sue German authorities over what they say are wrongful claims.

Documents and investigation files seen by BuzzFeed News also show that Andreas Lubitz apparently wasn't diagnosed with depression before the deadly plane flight and didn't have a history of inpatient treatment. The Lubitz family also alleges that the official investigation didn't meet international standards. The responsible authority in Germany, the Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung (BFU), rejected all accusations and told BuzzFeed News that the new Lubitz report will not change its official conclusions.

"Andreas Lubitz apparently wasn't diagnosed with depression"
The key witness lied and lied and lied.


I sincerely hope the family can get some justice for their much maligned son- What a disgrace!

Here's one of the many media reports from 2015- Lies, lies and more lies

Maria now understands Lubitz's eerie prediction that "one day everyone will know my name." 
“I never knew what he meant, but now it makes sense.”

One lying whore can do so much damage- Not calling her a whore cause of her alleged womanliness- calling her a whore cause that's what she is "today a whore can be a person that compromises him/herself in any kind of way for monetary or other gain"  : compromise oneself for money or other gains

An accurate descriptor of this person

Saudi Arabia’s New Crown Prince is Good for US and Israel- Bad for Qatar

Haaretz- Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Is Good News for Israel and U.S.
Saudi crown prince Bin Salman agrees with U.S. on Russia, Assad, Iran and ISIS and according to some reports, he's also met with top Israeli officials
This consolidation of power in Saudi Arabia bodes badly for the region
Nayeff was ousted- The divisions in Saudi Arabia have been mentioned several times here
Al Jazeera
The series of decrees also amended Article V of the kingdom's statute of ruling, stipulating that, from now on, only the sons and grandsons of the founding King Faisal Al Saud can be kings and crown princes.
The decision by King Salman to promote his son and consolidate his power was endorsed by 31 out of 34 members of the Allegiance Council, the decree said.
The council is made up of senior members of the ruling Al Saud family.
The Saudi king called for a public pledging of allegiance to the new crown prince early on Wednesday, the channel said.
Mohammed bin Nayef promptly vowed loyalty to his successor after the decree.

Restructuring power

Mohammed bin Salman has risen to power under his father's reign. He had previously been in charge of his father's royal court when Salman was the crown prince.
Over the weekend, the king had issued a decree restructuring Saudi Arabia's system for prosecutions that stripped Mohammed bin Nayef of long-standing powers overseeing criminal investigations.


Link

Prince Bandar bin Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz was appointed Assistant Head of General Intelligence. King Salman also ordered the appointment of the Prince as an advisor to the Royal Court.
Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz was appointed Advisor to the Royal Court, Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdul Aziz as Advisor to the Royal Court with the rank of Minister and Abdul Rahman Al Rabian as Advisor to the Royal Court.
The royal order included the following, Chapter 2 of Article 5 of the Basic Law of Government shall be amended to read as follows: “Rule passes to the sons of the founding King, Abd al-Aziz Bin Abd al-Rahman al-Faysal Al Saud, and to their children's children. The most upright among them is to receive allegiance in accordance with the principles of the Holy Quran and the Tradition of the Venerable Prophet.”

USS Fitzgerald Collision Update- Commander Bryce Benson Released from Hospital

Since interested parties are working so very hard to manage our perceptions... I'm making available  some additional info regarding the Fitzgerald Incident.
 Below is today's screen shot, from the official US Navy blog.

You can clearly see the date is June 21/2017 and the US Navy still has the 2:30 am (local time)
as the time of the incident

http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/06/17/uss-fitzgerald/




 Despite pushing an altered time line on the ACX Crystal's owners for public consumption

Big Lie Damage Control: Altering Timelines/Saving Face for US Navy & the Fitzgerald


I am also making note of the fact the Commander of the Fitzgerald had already been released from hospital-  Literally the day after the incident occurred.  Clearly not seriously injured at all.

 USS Fitzgerald’s captain, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, WI native, released from the hospital

 He was released from the hospital Sunday, June 18th, officials with the 7th Fleet said on Twitter.
 The USS Fitzgerald’s captain, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, who was injured in the ship’s deadly collision with a commercial vessel, took command of the guided-missile destroyer last month.
 The 10,000-ton destroyer and the ACX Crystal, a 29,000-ton container ship flagged in the Philippines, collided early Saturday local time off Japan’s Izu Peninsula,

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Did the US, Again, Enforce a No Fly Zone over Annexed Syrian Territory?

Not sure why it is this question isn't being asked?
It's clear that the US has the means to do so what with all the bases they've built with the assistance of PKK/YPG in annexed Syrian territory.
Then there is another question that needs asking, this one regarding the Russian response.
Why just west of the Euphrates, Russian leadership, if the territorial integrity of Syria is sacrosanct?

The US downed a Syrian jet that was targeting "SDF forces aka PKK/YPG

Super Hornets

 "A US coalition warplane downed on Sunday evening a Syrian regime army jet as a response to attacks targeting a group of Kurdish fighters.
The coalition announced in a statement that a Syrian SU-22 jet dropped bombs near Syrian Democratic Forces positions in southern Tabqa.
“In accordance with its right to defend itself or its partnered force, the Syrian jet was immediately shot down by a US F/A-18 Super Hornet,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the Syrian regime said in a statement that the pilot of the downed jet was missing.
The regime statement also claimed that its jet was downed while on a mission against ISIS militants"
 I have no problem with the Syrian government calling the PKK/YPG, ISIS. That symbiosis has been demonstrated abundantly here.  What concerns me is it appears the US is enforcing a no fly zone for Syrian forces over their own territory- In a replay of Iraq. I've mentioned this as a probable reality a number of times and here it is actually occurring! No one else is talking about this?

flashback:  August 23/2016: A Defacto No Fly Zone Has Indeed Been Created in Syria!
Defacto: being such in effect though not formally recognized: exercising power as if legally constituted......If it walks, and talks like a duck, it’s a duck. And for all intents and purposes a no fly zone has been instituted over Syria as the US and company openly assist the Kurds in their land grabbing, annexation and ethnic cleansing.
When the US chased Syrian jets away from Hasakah- You know Syrian territory that the US has been aiding the kurds in annexation and ethnic cleansing....

Of course at the time the US denied they had created a defacto no fly zone- Yet, then as now, it looks as if they have-

Before we get to Russia...

YPG/PKK say they will retaliate against Syrian Forces if they attack again
General Talal Silo released a statement regarding the Syrian regime forces' attack on SDF positions near Tabqa. The statement said the following:
“After the heroic resistance demonstrated by our troops and the allied forces against terrorism within the Wrath of Euphrates campaign launched by SDF that aims for isolating Raqqa city, and mainly after the Great Battle was started to liberate Raqqa city which is the alleged capital of terrorism and terrorists- during which our forces excellently progressed and liberated many neighborhoods already- the Baathist regime launched a deliberate and expansive attack on the areas liberated by SDF, using warplanes, artillery and tanks June 17, 2017. The attack targeted a territory liberated by SDF three months ago as part of the campaign to liberate the Tabqa town and the Euphrates Dam.
 Syria want's their Dams back and pardon the pun, they have dam good reasons for wanting their water/electricity supply and rich farmland back! 

"We confirm that if the regime forces continue their attacks on our sites in Raqqa governorate, it will oblige us to use our right to legitimate defense and retaliate.”
 Those sites are Syria's territory- They don't belong to a pack of terrorists the US threw their big guns behind-

Onto Russia's threat:

Link- Any aircraft operating west of the Euphrates will be tracked by anti-aircraft forces...

The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement:
“Any aircraft, including planes and drones belonging to the international coalition operating west of the Euphrates river, will be tracked by Russian anti-aircraft forces in the sky and on the ground and treated as targets.”
According to the Financial Times, Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters:
“What is this other than an act of aggression in violation of the norms of international law? This, if you like, is help for the terrorists that the US are fighting under what they call their anti-terrorism policy.”
This is being ballyhooed as some big threat! I don't see it. It's not even a response to the attack made against the Syrian plane in my opinion.

 It's what's happening east of the Euphrates that should concern Russia if the territorial integrity of Syria was really the priority.

We should be able to look at a map and understand that water control is the aim of Israel 2.0 aka Greater Kurdistan.  Much like Israel the 1st- As Israel 2.0 is formed taking in the Tigris and the Euphrates...

I noticed Mr Doğu Perinçek , over in Turkey was using the Israel 2.0 title recently...
Getting harder to deny now... Read that and have it bookmarked- when I find that item it will be here.....

 
From earlier today:

Big Lie Damage Control: Altering Timelines/Saving Face for US Navy & the Fitzgerald

Big Lie Damage Control: Altering Timelines/Saving Face for US Navy & the Fitzgerald


You all knew it was going to happen.  The US was going to manipulate this situation,  muddy the waters, in order to hide their own malfeasance. The US has the upper hand thanks to a  treaty between the US and Japan that not only gives the US all the milk, it gives them all the cows too!

The Fitzgerald/Crystal Incident- US Has the Upper Hand in Crash Investigation

 I noticed on Sunday, two days after irresponsible members of the USS Fitzgerald crew gave us all a perfect example of  foolishness, arrogance and hubris, resulting in the loss of life and incapacitating damage to the ship that there were claims the Japanese Coast Guard got the accident time wrong- It had been reported for days the accident occurred at approximately 2:30 am local time

Seven US Navy Sailors Unaccounted for in Crash off Japanese Coast

The post relinked above went up at approximately 1:32 EST- Read the news prior to that on RT
 7 US crew members missing. URGENT: The USS Fitzgerald, a 505-foot destroyer that carries the motto "Protect Your People," struck a merchant vessel at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time on June 17. about 56 miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, on Friday.
Here’s where we get to the perception managing deal the US is pushing on Japan.

According to the US, the Japanese Coast Guard got the time wrong not because the Coast Guard got the time wrong, but, because the ACX Crystal DIDN’T NOTIFY the coast guard until a whole hour later- Since you can’t prove something didn’t happen, because it didn’t happen, the US has to force an altered time line onto reality and wielding the upper hand given to it by the treaty, the Japanese firm that owns the container ship has agreed to the altered time line.

It was a given the US was going to engage in exactly this type of behaviour and they did not disappoint- No Sireee!!!

hattip Gordon McPhail- did you realize you handed me the necessary piece of the puzzle Gordon?
" the Japan-based transportation company operating the merchant ship, agreed to the revised timeframe"
And now a call that didn’t happen, that could never be proven, (because if it hasn't occurred it can't be proven in the real world) has now been maneuvered into an altered time line- Right before all of our eyes.  

To avoid job loss or some type of retribution some crew members of the ACX Crystal will lie about the time the accident occurred & claim the should have called it in, but, didn't... and the US has muddied the waters enough to take some of the heat off the Fitzgerald crew and captain


We are getting right into creating yet another fictitious reality in order to serve a specific agenda. Don’t you love how the real world is manipulated to serve those that hold the power? In this case the US Navy having the upper hand and an overwhelming amount of clout thanks to their prior treaty with Japan to coerce this situation.
: to use or change (numbers, information, etc.) in a skillful way or for a particular purpose
This alteration of the time line is a perfect example of deceptive changes for a particular purpose. Now the US can spread the blame around and distract from the criminality of the US Fitzgerald’s actions.

The ACX Crystal owners already took one for team America - Go Navy!

Related: USS Fitzgerald/ACX Crystal Collision- Missing Sailors Presumed Dead

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Fitzgerald/Crystal Incident- US Has the Upper Hand in Crash Investigation

Obviously the US has the upper hand and desperately needs to maintain a certain perception of their naval might  therefore we can expect this story to be carefully managed. By carefully managed, yes, I do mean obfuscated, in a manner that serves the US military

A number of commenters suggested the Crystal had intentionally and maliciously rammed the Fitzgerald.   This is absurd. It makes no logical sense what so ever!
Why would the container ship crew and captain do this? For what gain?
To possibly be blown out of the water?
Having the wrath of the US Navy come down on this cumbersome, slow moving, ship?
Risk millions of dollars in cargo? I’m sure the insurance companies would just love that! (Facetious)
The claim of the Crystal acting malicious is a huge fail! It just doesn’t make sense.

Based on available information via the media I've read so far.......

I lean towards the Fitzgerald crew harassing the container ship or playing chicken with the lumbering slow moving behemoth and miscalculating their own  maneuvering-


Given the free reign the US Navy has in the Japanese seas, along with a technologically superior ship, the captain was willing to play a dangerous game. And he lost!
WSJ- Treaty Gives US, Not Japan, Upper Hand in Probe
"Clouding the investigations into Navy ship collision is a bilateral treaty on the status of American forces in Japan. The treaty gives the US jurisdiction over “offenses arising out of any act or omission done in the performance of official duty”
The Fitzgerald

Knowing the US has the upper hand. Knowing the US has every reason to whitewash this incident.Covering up their negligence, incompetence or criminality. We should not expect the truth or anything close to it regarding what took place when the Fitzgerald and the Crystal collided.

The US needs to maintain the concept of their power and superiority. The belief in this is half of what makes them the dominant global force today- Giving them every reason to spin this incident.


As mentioned in previous post comment section:

The US grabbed the responsible Captain, probably his immediate subordinates, and have pretty much detained them for an unspecified amount of time. Though there isn’t really any mention of the captain, in particular, being injured. I have my doubts that he was.

Maritime Executive

"Cmdr. Bryce Benson, Fitzgerald's commanding officer, was transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka by a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter. All three medevac’d sailors are awake and will remain under observation at the hospital until further notice"

No mention of injuries, unlike the injured parties mentioned in the paragraph below- just “remain under observation at hospital until further notice’ I’ll say these three have been incarcerated/silenced for all intents and purposes
"Two additional personnel have been medevac’d from Fitzgerald to USNH-Yokosuka by Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 (HSC-12) for lacerations and bruises. Other injured are being assessed aboard the ship"

Let’s talk rules of the Sea?

 "The Fitzgerald often sails in the West Pacific, including in the coastal waters of China. Certain rules need to be followed to avoid collisions on the sea. It is an unspoken rule that the smaller ship should give way to the bigger one. At about 29,000 tons displacement, the Philippine container ship is more than three times the size of the 8,315-ton Fitzgerald. In the face of such a larger vessel, the Fitzgerald obviously did not show due prudence"

The Fitzgerald often sails in the West Pacific- Which means it’s crew is very, very, very well aware of the traffic in the area. (Another fail for the apologists)

“It is an unspoken rule that the smaller ship should give way to the bigger one.”
The Fitzgerald failed to give right of way

“ the Fitzgerald obviously did not show due prudence”

Obviously the Fitzgerald crew failed to show prudence!
“Cargo ships often have lights on during night navigation so as to be identified from a long distance while the Fitzgerald is a small-sized destroyer which employs stealth technology. Under normal circumstances, it should have spotted the Philippine container ship first. From this perspective, the US side should bear more responsibility”

The Fitzgerald employing all manner of technology alongside a 300 plus crew should have been able to spot the lit up container ship, visually (a container ship  does not have the advantage of top line technology, because, it’s a container ship not a war ship)

Another Fitzgerald fail


“Given US' influence, no countries in the Asia-Pacific region want their vessels to get into trouble with US warships. This may have led to the US sailors' carelessness’

Given US dominance and arrogance on the seas the US sailors may have been careless or worse criminal.  Go back to the treaty mentioned at the beginning of the post

Another Fitzgerald fail

Reuters

Aucoin was asked if damage on the starboard side indicated the U.S. ship could have been at fault, but he declined to speculate on the cause of the collision. Maritime rules suggest vessels are supposed to give way to ships on their starboard.

Maritime rules suggest vessels are supposed to give way to ships on their starboard, we’ve already addressed that maritime rules suggests vessels are supposed to give way to larger vessels

Yet another Fitzgerald fail!


It is believed the commander of the Fitzgerald and people found liable will be punished. We hope all US warships in the West Pacific should draw a lesson from the incident, not only for their own safety, but also for the peace of the sea passages in the region.

Damage to the Crystal
 If your unfamiliar with this saga?

1 -Seven US Navy Sailors Unaccounted for in Crash off Japanese Coast

2- USS Fitzgerald/ACX Crystal Collision- Missing Sailors Presumed Dead

Saturday, June 17, 2017

USS Fitzgerald/ACX Crystal Collision- Missing Sailors Presumed Dead

I expected to see this curious accident, Seven US Navy Sailors Unaccounted for in Crash off Japanese Coast , top of the news heap this morning. Instead, I had to search for it.
(Hubby told me as I was finishing up this has now made it to google news as one of the top stories- Most likely because it's been all over social media since yesterday when I put up the first post)

The missing sailors are presumed dead. The US is tight lipped on what happened. 
It seems sensible to me that it is already known, with enough certainty, how this occurred,
The Phillipino crew is awaiting questioning. Or debriefing aka getting your story straight?
The US is going to want to manage the narrative around this incident in a specific self serving manner. There is no way the US wants the Navy looking inept, incompetent or grossly negligent. Especially when one considers the loss of life.
 In a statement released on social media, US Navy operations chief Adm John Richardson said: "As more information is learnt we will be sure to share it with the Fitzgerald families and when appropriate the public. [...]


Below is the ACX Crystal- and the damage to it caused by the collision with the Fitzgerald

I cannot comprehend how it is that these two ships made this type of contact or any physical contact- Carelessness. Playing 'chicken'. US arrogance. Over dependence on technology.
I don't know!


The Japanese coastguard said the ACX Crystal weighed just under 30,000 tonnes, about three times that of the USS Fitzgerald.
It sustained lighter damage to its port bow, and has now reached Tokyo.
The Associated Press agency said there were no injuries reported among the 20 Filipino crew members on board the container ship.

BBC
The area where the collision took place is extremely busy, with shipping heading in and out of Tokyo bay.
However, the USS Fitzgerald is one of the most advanced warships in the world - with highly sophisticated radars systems.
At the moment the focus is on the search for the missing sailors. Later will come the investigation into how one of the world's most sophisticated warships failed to avoid colliding with a 30,000-tonne cargo ship on a calm, clear night.
The USS Fitzgerald crew should have been able to see this ship, visually, without technological assistance and maneuver away- Why didn't that happen?

Marine Route of the ACX Crystal
I think the routing map is pretty useless, but, I'm putting it here. It's like a news story with no context.
Where was the Fitzgerald? What was it's route? We don't get to know at this time.

hattip Gordon McPhail :)

Hi Penny
This is the detail travel graph for the ACX Crystal
http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:722169/mmsi:548789000/imo:9360611/vessel:ACX_CRYSTAL
Here is the ACX Crystal as well.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/06/16/collision-at-sea-u-s-s-fitzgerald-collides-with-cargo-container-ship-acx-crystal-off-coast-of-japan/
Penny There is something very wrong with the accident damage profile. ACX Crystal damage on Port Side front Bow
Damage to Fitzgerald on STARBOARD side well behind the Bow in fact near the Bridge. The ships traveling towards each other would have the damage on the SAME side. Ships traveling in the smae direction would have the damage on opposite sides, however the damage pattern would be pushed FORWARD on the Destroyer, yet it looks to be pushed back. This I am having trouble explaining to myself. (I am an ex seaman from the '60's) Perhaps someone is able to explain it to me so I am able to understand how it is possible to happen. Cheers Penny
Link 

ACX Crystal is owned by Japan's Dainichi- Invest Corporation 

I've been trying to figure out how this occurred and can't- So if anyone can help that would be great! 

There is now a third post on this subject
 

The Fitzgerald/Crystal Incident- US Has the Upper Hand in Crash Investigation