As promised and mentioned in my introduction, I would like to treat 3 stories, narratives, -or rather plots- that caught my attention in recent months. The 3 peculiar plots, as I think is an appropriate title for the series, are related in a way, have similar features and were all happening in the same time frame; the early 20th century; pre-WWII.
Part 1 in this series is about the first plot, a strange story indeed, and though not as well known with the general public (especially outside of the US) as similar stories as Titanic or 9/11, it shares a lot with them.
Allegedly, in May 1915, a German submarine sank, in 18 minutes, a ship full of people, probable ammunition and according to some stories a huge amount of valuable materials on board. The story is surrounded by mystery, intrigue, “conspiracy theories” and doubt, which makes for a good case for us, truth seekers, to look into.
It is said that this event, much like the sinking of the USS Maine for the Spanish-American War of 1898 -just 17 years before-, the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964 -an admitted false flag- for the Vietnam War, 9/11 for the invasions and occupations of the poppy fields of Afghanistan and oil wealth of Iraq, and similar narratives as the burning of the Reichstag, the “testimony” by ambassador daughter Nayirah on 10-10-‘90, no less, and many others, was the reason the US “got into” World War I.
From the onset, that part of the plot already seems odd (“it rhymes, so it’s true” is a Dutch saying). The US, according to the his-story books, entered WWI late, in 1917. That is nearly 2 years after this event happened, or “happened”. On the other hand, those poor brainwashed US soldiers were trampling Afghan soil by December 2001, a mere 3 months after the alleged “terror attack” in NYC, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.??
The plot itself reads like a badly written fiction novel and probably that is closer to the truth than what allegedly happened there in the Irish Sea, 18 km (or 11 miles) off the coast of southeastern Ireland. 761 (7-7, London, anyone?) people supposedly survived…
As a starter, I would like to invite you to just read the story -and what better source is there than schizowikipedia?- from beginning to end. Not out of “laziness” on my part, but because I think what the Jonestown series nicely demonstrated, is that a group effort where different pieces of mind look into a narrative, gives a much broader view. In the end, we are all putting the pieces of the puzzle together, and my own take on the story is not and should not be leading. Just read it, it’s fun. And in the comments we can unwind this spaghetti story more together.
Mind you, Kevin, one of your silent era sewing circle “ladies” comes across, a nice numb nugget, I’d say (but yeah, I love alliterations…)