“The ship is registered in the Philippines. We do not know who the owner is. The container ship neither had its running lights or transponder on. That is an action taken willfully. Furthermore, for the container ship to strike with such accuracy is troublesome. Given what some have done with cars in Europe, what a feather in the cap it would be to sink a U.S. Navy warship. Think on that.” Attributed to the mother of a surviving sailor.
What immediately struck me as suspicious about this incident is that the container-ship ACX Crystal “doubled back” and took what I thought could possibly have been a second run at the Fitzgerald. But as a retired bookkeeper, I thought I could be wrong, and that I should wait for more knowledeable follow-up reports.
And the article quoted from above, and linked to below, puts things into a far better perspective than I could hope to provide.
Also worthy of note is the comment that the Fitzgerald “…will no longer be ready to defend the carrier and other ships from missile attacks launched from North Korea, should push come to shove in the current confrontation with the rogue regime on the threshold of the capability to attack New York, Los Angeles, and our power grid with nuclear missiles. This is an incident that could affect the outcome of a nuclear confrontation of historic moment.”
President Trump is not one to placidly accept such attacks, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un consistently appears to be either living in a dream world or, alternatively, has military capabilities exceeding those which are known to us plebs on the street.
If Trump fails to take immediate and effective action, I will assume that North Korea is entirely capable of inflicting a devastating EMP attack on North America, and that the United States is no longer assured of its ability to protect its citizens.
And the question still remains, how could a large, sophisticated warship allow something several times its size to get that close at significant speed? Is it not equipped with radar?
What the hell!
Regardless of President Trump’s reaction, the world is now a considerably more dangerous place.
Read American Thinker’s article “Something is fishy about USS Fitzgerald story we are getting from the media” by Thomas Lifson here.