Terrorism or Diversity? U.S. Navy confirms all 7 missing sailors from USS Fitzgerald found dead

MASSIVELY DAMAGED SECTION OF NEARLY SUNK USS FITZGERALD.

MINIMALLY DAMAGED BOW OF ACX CRYSTAL.

Seven missing sailors were found dead inside the damaged section of the USS Fitzgerald following a collision with a Japanese flag container ship manned by Filipinos.

The sailors apparently died when their sleeping quarters flooded with seawater. That flooding caused the Fitzgerald to lay low in the water following the collision. It’s fair to say that the ship could have ended up at the bottom of the ocean.

The Reuters story reveals new information tonight. The container ship pulled a U turn before plowing into the Destroyer.

Thus, I’ll be the first one to raise what’s probably not going to prove out, but needs to be asked anyway: Did the skipper or the helmsman of the big container ship deliberately ram the Navy ship in an act of terrorism? The weather was clear. Unless the helmsman and lookout were asleep, there’s no good reason for the “accident” to have taken place.

Reuters

The U.S. Navy confirmed on Monday that all seven missing sailors on the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments after the destroyer’s collision with a container ship off Japan over the weekend.

The USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship collided south of Tokyo Bay early on Saturday. The cause of the collision in clear weather is not known.

A significant portion of the crew was asleep when the collision occurred, tearing a gash under the warship’s waterline and flooding two berthing compartments, the radio room and the auxiliary machine room.

A large dent was clearly visible in its right mid-section as the destroyer limped back to Yokosuka naval base south of Tokyo, home of the Seventh fleet, on Saturday evening.

The U.S. Navy on Monday identified the dead sailors as: Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia; Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California; Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut; Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas; Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California; Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland; and Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio.

Two of three injured crew members who were evacuated from the ship by helicopter, including the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Bryce Benson, were released from the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet said on its Facebook page on Monday. The last sailor remained in hospital and no details were given about his condition.

Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way on how a ship as large as the container could collide with the smaller warship in clear weather.

Shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon shows that the ACX Crystal, chartered by Japan’s Nippon Yusen KK, made a complete u-turn between 12:58 a.m. and 0246 a.m. local time on June 17. (15:58 GMT and 17:46 GMT on June 16).

Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin, the Seventh Fleet commander, was asked on Sunday 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.

Japanese authorities were looking into the possibility of “endangerment of traffic caused by professional negligence”, Japanese media reported, but it was not clear whether that might apply to either or both of the vessels.

The incident has sparked as many as three investigations by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coastguard, and two by Japanese authorities.

Complicating the probes could be issues of which side has jurisdiction and access to data such as radar records that the United States could deem as classified.

Although the collision occurred in Japanese waters, under a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) that defines the scope of the U.S. military’s authority in Japan, the U.S. Navy could claim it has the authority to lead the investigations.

The ship is salvageable, Aucoin said, but repairs will likely take months. “Hopefully less than a year. You will see the USS Fitzgerald back,” Aucoin said.

This incident was the greatest loss of life on a U.S. Navy vessel since the USS Cole was bombed in Yemen’s Aden harbor in 2000, when 17 sailors were killed and 39 injured.

Naval historians recall possibly the last time a warship was hit by a larger vessel in peacetime was in 1964 off the coast of Australia’s New South Wales. The HMAS Melbourne, an aircraft carrier, collided with the destroyer HMAS Voyager, shearing the much smaller vessel in half and killing 82 of the Voyager’s crew.

LOTS OF DAMAGE IS BELOW THE WATERLINE WHERE WE CAN’T SEE IT.

If my terrorism suggestion doesn’t resonate with you, then let’s try a second possibility: Diversity.

COMMANDER BRYCE BENSON.

SOME OF THE CREW OF THE USS FITZGERALD.

OK, the ship looks pretty European-American so far, but there’s this old photo that may tell us something:

There are no definitive answers tonight. The investigation is going to take a long time. The truth may be covered up if it’s not politically correct.

Let’s hear from some of the crew of the Fitzgerald about what life aboard ship was really like. Has diversity killed again?

Putin Sarcastically Offers Asylum to James Comey

Comey = Snowden -> Asylum.

Great trolling by a man who deals in reality, not fake news.

Go Putin! You have your admirers in America, my friend.

CBS News

MOSCOW (AP) — Wading into the furor surrounding the investigations of the Trump White House, Russian President Vladimir Putin used a national call-in show Thursday to disparage what he called U.S. “political infighting” that is blocking better relations with Russia.

The Russian leader even sarcastically offered political asylum to fired FBI Director James Comey.

Putin reaffirmed his denial of allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, saying that Russia has openly expressed its views and hasn’t engaged in any covert activities. He also tried to turn the tables on the U.S., saying it has sought to influence Russian elections by funding nongovernmental organizations as part of its aspirations for world domination.

“Turn a globe and point your finger anywhere, you will find American interests and interference there,” he said.

Putin also likened Comey to Edward Snowden, a contractor who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency and has been living in Russia since being granted asylum in 2013.

“It sounds and looks very weird when the chief of a security agency records his conversation with the commander-in-chief and then hands it over to media via his friend,” Putin said.

“What’s the difference then between the FBI director and Mr. Snowden?” he asked. “In that case, he’s more of a rights campaigner defending a certain position than the security agency chief.”

On an acerbic note, he added that if Comey “faces some sort of persecution in connection with that, we are ready to offer political asylum in Russia to him as well.”

Preet Bharara ‘fired’: A phony scandal created by an Obama appointee

PREET BHARARA. REFUSED TO RESIGN. “YOU’RE FIRED.” RUMOR: WANTS TO BE MAYOR OF NYC.

New York Mag is reporting that the purpose of the firing of U.S. Attorney for New York, Preet Bharaha, was to head off an investigation into Fox News.

Fox News, in the piece below, speaks the truth that all U.S. Attorneys are generally replaced when a new president takes office.

Preet is called out as a publicity hound, which he was. He’s the only U.S. Attorney most of us ever heard of. He made sure the press was aware that he was, like Muhammed Ali, the GREATEST.

Fox News

It should come as no surprise that an Obama political appointee (with the cooperation of the media) would try to create a phony scandal out of a routine event. With every new administration, the incoming president asks all U.S. attorneys appointed by the prior administration to resign. After all, they are political appointees, just like cabinet officials and the attorney general, other cabinet members and literally thousands of other jobs within the executive branch.

n 2009, President Barack Obama asked for the resignation of George W. Bush-appointed U.S. Attorneys. When he replaced virtually all of them, it was treated as nothing out of the ordinary. That’s because it wasn’t.

In March 1993 President Bill Clinton had Attorney General Janet Reno fire 93 of the 94 U.S. Attorneys appointed by the prior administration. (Only Michael Chertoff was retained, apparently at the request of Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J.) Again, there was no outrage over these firings.

Yet today, Preet Bharara, Obama’s U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is being portrayed by some as a political martyr because he was “fired” after he refused the Trump administration’s request to resign along with the remaining 45 Obama appointees in the U.S. Attorney slots. The fuss being made about this is just as phony as the outrage ginned up in 2006 by political opponents of President George W. Bush. They were shocked, SHOCKED!, that Bush had dared replace eight U.S. Attorneys—all of whom had been appointed by… Bush himself.

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Hero Joey the Squirrel Went Nuts When Burglar Invaded House

A squirrel takes a bite out of crime in an area that has seen a large influx of so-called refugees from the Middle East and Africa.

If the “teen” perp in this story is one of them, he has to go back.

Kudos to Joey for his amazing loyalty to his home.

From the youtube information box:

Published on Feb 17, 2017

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said.

The unidentified teenager told officers that the squirrel’s attack “scared him, obviously, because he wasn’t expecting to have, you know, a squirrel come flying out of nowhere at him,” said Officer Ashley Turner of the police department in Meridian, a Boise suburb. “So basically he said he took what he could and left as fast as he could.”

metro.co.uk

Most people fend off potential burglars with a fitted security system, bedside sporting equipment, or an empty threat Beware Of The Dog floormat

Turns out all you need is a pet squirrel.

When someone broke into Adam Pearl’s home and tried to steal his guns, they were thwarted by an unexpected weapon in his arsenal in the form of Joey the squirrel.

How do we know this?

Because when Meridian Police Officer Ashley Turner had her first suspect, she noticed scratches on his hands.

‘So she asked him, ‘Did you get that from the squirrel?,’ and he says ‘Yeah, damn thing kept attacking me and wouldn’t stop until I left’,’ Pearl said.

Incredible.

Former Congressman Kucinich on Trump: Deep State’s Aim is to Foment Profitable Cold War with Russia

Dennis Kucinich may be a liberal, but he tells the truth as he sees it, rather than sticking to the New World Order narrative. He’s a former Congressman from Ohio, if you’re not familiar with him. He’s also often politically incorrect.

I rate this video very highly. If you can spare 8 minutes, you’ll understand better the crisis that America is experiencing now.

Published on Feb 15, 2017

“Whether you’re for Trump or against Trump, the White House is under attack from elements inside the intelligence community, which are trying to elevate tensions between Russia and the US! At the bottom of that is money & an agenda to cash-in on conflict! There’s a game going on inside the intelligence community where there are those who want to separate the US from Russia in a way that would re-ignite the cold war…Wake up America!”

Bombshell: Obama Birth Certificate Revealed to Be Forgery by Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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Donald Trump was mocked and ridiculed for suspecting that Barack Hussein Obama is illegally occupying the White House. Trump led an effort that tried to show that Obama was born overseas and thus not eligible to be president.

Today, Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio held a news conference revealing the results of an in-depth investigation into Obama’s birth certificate.

In a nutshell, there’s overwhelming proof that it’s a forgery.

Obama and his co-conspirators should all go to prison. The question is who will have the guts to place him under arrest.

Excerpt from WND

Mike Zullo, Arpaio’s lead investigator, said at the time his team believed the Hawaii Department of Health engaged in a systematic effort to hide from public inspection any original 1961 birth records it may have in its possession.

The Cold Case Posse advised Arpaio that they believed forgers committed two crimes. First, they say it appeared the White House fraudulently created a forgery that it characterized as an officially produced governmental birth record. Second, the White House fraudulently presented to the residents of Maricopa County and to the American public at large a forgery represented as “proof positive” of President Obama’s authentic 1961 Hawaii long-form birth certificate.

The investigators also said they had developed credible evidence that Obama’s Selective Service card was a forgery, based on an examination of the postal date stamp on the document. Also, records of Immigration and Naturalization Service cards filled out by passengers arriving on international flights originating outside the United States in the month of August 1961, examined at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., were missing records for the week of President Obama’s birth.

Donald Trump’s challenges to Obama’s birth claims are laid out in this CNN story.

Sample:

“I have people that have been studying [Obama’s birth certificate] and they cannot believe what they’re finding … I would like to have him show his birth certificate, and can I be honest with you, I hope he can. Because if he can’t, if he can’t, if he wasn’t born in this country, which is a real possibility … then he has pulled one of the great cons in the history of politics.”
– April 7, 2011, on NBC’s “Today” show

Woman Punched Hard in Face by White Police Officer During Eviction (“Disturbing” Video)

Although it’s not clear that there’s a racial angle on this story, the woman you see being punched by a white police officer is probably a Latina.

Whether there is a racial angle or not, the video shows no reason for a cop to punch the woman. Yes, she was arguing and creating a disturbance, but her fit was nonviolent. On the other hand, videos rarely capture the whole story.

The police officer who threw the punch has been suspended and an investigation has been started. The woman says she’s filing a lawsuit. Scroll down for the video.

mirror.co.uk

A police officer has been placed on leave after being filmed punching a woman in the face during an arrest.

In the shocking footage , Arizona cop Jeff Bonar is seen arguing with Marissa Morris outside a house in a residential street – before the officer draws back his fist and lands the sickening blow.

“Hey, hey, you can’t hit a girl like that,” a man is heard saying in the background during the clip, which also features strong language.

Police in Flagstaff became aware of the incident after the video surfaced on social media on Wednesday, police chief Kevin Treadway said.

He told a news conference yesterday: “I am as concerned with what is depicted in this video as I know others are.

“I have heard your concerns and the department is taking this incident very seriously.”

Treadway said separate internal and criminal investigations had been launched into the confrontation.

Bonar, who has been with the Flagstaff Police Department for less than three years, will be on administrative leave until investigations have been completed, the police chief confirmed.

The officer is said to have been assisting with an eviction at about 11am local time when he recognized Morris, whom he believed had outstanding warrants against her.

The situation became heated as Bonar attempted to detain Morris, Treadway said.

The video posted on Facebook showed Bonar, Morris and a deputy near a house, and Morris arguing that she did not have an active warrant.

Bonar is seen punching her in the face, before Morris is ushered into a police car.

Treadway said Bonar wrote in the incident report that Morris had kicked and kneed him in the groin before he hit her.

The police chief also confirmed warrants for Morris failing to appear in court on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest had already been served and were no longer valid.

Watch the video. If Bonar is charged with assault and you were on the jury, would you vote guilty or not guilty?

Latest update here. There’s some body cam video at the link.