Conspiracy theorists are already calling the Baltimore Bridge collapse a false flag

By | March 26, 2024

The freighter Dali is in the water after it encountered and collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland on March 26, 2024. – Photo: Kevin Dietsch (Getty Images)

“Never let a good disaster go to waste” is the conspiracy theorist’s guiding principle. It’s only been 12 hours since the freighter Dali crashed into the Baltimore Bridge, and Alex Jones, Andrew Tate and all their fellow clowns in the far-right media world have already denounced the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland as “justified ” stated. a false flag, a black swan or a consequence of being awake.

Let’s start with the household name in false flag stories, Alex Jones, who retweeted infamous brother in shitheadness Andrew Tate on Tuesday morning:

Oh Alex, everything looks intentional, buddy. Seeing patterns in the chaos can be very comforting. But let me ask you this; What does a cyber attack look like in a dark, blurry, low-resolution video at almost 2am? Could it also look like a ship in distress? A ship that, according to the New York Times, has recently had problems with its propulsion systems?

An inspection of the Dali last year at a port in Chile reported that the ship was deficient in “propulsion and auxiliary machinery.” The inspection, conducted June 27 at the Port of San Antonio, specified that the deficiency involved gauges and thermometers.

According to a database maintained by Equasis, the Dali has undergone 27 inspections since 2015. The only other defect, a damaged hull that affects seaworthiness, was discovered in 2016 in the port of Antwerp. The ship berthed in the harbor that year. A spokesperson for the Dali’s owner, Grace Ocean Investment, declined to comment on the deficiency reported last year.

Sure, Jones didn’t know about those reports this morning, but that’s exactly the point; he knew nothing more than anyone else, and he jumped to WWIII.

To complete this brain trust, Pizzagate conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec and perpetually online Twitter personality Cat turd also weighed in.

Of course, Posobiec wasn’t the only one to blame President Joe Biden. Head just a little bit toward the center of Jones and his ilk, and you’ll find a much calmer take on what happened in Baltimore Tuesday morning: “It was wokeness that bridged the gap! According to Fox News, they are mainly “open boarders”…

…and on Fox News competitor Newsmax, anchors were confused about how the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed last year didn’t stop this privately operated commercial ship from crashing into a bridge.

And then there were the always charming individuals who all became structural engineers overnight and went to is not true, from CBS news:

The bridge passed inspection in May 2022, but there were concerns about one of the columns. The reinforced concrete column – like the ship’s – was lowered from a health index, or condition rating, of 77.8 to 65.9.

Ben Schafer, a professor of civil and systems engineering at Johns Hopkins University, told CBS News that most bridges in the US fall within this “fair” range, which is “not what we as a society would want or suspect.” But, he said, the massive ship — and not the condition of the Key Bridge — is likely to blame for its collapse.

“Like others, I’ve watched the video a number of times and gone frame by frame and worked out a number of different hypotheses in my head, but I see little evidence for anything other than: the boat attack has a bridge with two supports in it taken into custody. and took one away and it fell into the water,” Schafer told CBS News. “I mean, it doesn’t seem to be super more complicated than that.”

Many bridges — whether a suspension bridge or an arch bridge — require two supports under the portion of the bridge that goes over water, Schafer said. “This is the minimum number to cross,” he said.

“The container ship was as wide as it was high,” Schafer said, adding that it was a similar size to the bridge. “So the mass associated with that container ship creates an amount of energy that a small concrete pier cannot support. That is an accident that we cannot allow to happen and expect the bridges to remain standing.”

In reality, a 1,000-foot freighter, loaded with cargo, experiencing a sudden loss of power (for reasons not yet clear) is a lot like real life; a chaotic situation with constant danger of crashing.

And in all this conspiracy mumbo-jumbo, a crucial point is missing: the disaster would have resulted in a much greater tragedy had it not been for the swift action of both the Dali crew and officials on the ground. While rescue efforts are ongoing at the site, and we still do not know the extent of this tragedy, an emergency call from the Dali gave officials enough time to close the bridge, effectively restricting traffic on the span before the catastrophic event .

These don’t quite seem to be the actions of people who want to create a high mortality event. And for what purpose? To…I don’t know, the Baltimore area’s crippled commute? Are we going to war because of the actions of a private ship?

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