WAS USS FITZGERALD RAMMED IN A DELIBERATE
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The Navy is being tight-lipped about releasing very many details as to what caused a civilian container ship to slice into a U.S. destroyer just 56 nautical miles off the sprawling Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan.
We can understand the Pentagon's reluctance to say much while an investigation is under way, but the Navy Public Affairs Office better get in front of this story right away, because some disturbing news is leaking out that leaves more questions than answers.
For example, how in hell could a U.S. warship - with all the technical gear aboard - not know in plenty of time that another vessel was bearing down on her? As one observer said: "They'd have known if a canoe was a mile away, so why the total breakdown in detection now?
NHK, Japan's huge TV broadcaster, reports that the ACX Crystal, enroute from Nagoya to Tokyo, made not one but two sudden turns, changes in course, just before "colliding" with the American destroyer. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out something is very suspicious here.
QUESTIONS THAT DEMAND IMMEDIATE ANSWERS
More disturbing, is a message a Navy mother purportedly received from her son, a sailor aboard the stricken tin-can. No identities have been revealed, but several Internet sites claim the Navy enlisted man reported when the container ship struck the Fitzgerald, she had neither her running lights or transponder on.
How a non-officer would have that kind of knowledge, or if it is just a rumor among many aboard DD-62, we don't know. But it is entirely feasible, if some people on the ACX Crystal intended to sink or heavily damage an American warship, what they did would be how that could happen.
We checked the ship's background and this is what we found: At the time of the crash - June 16, 2017 - the container ship was chartered by a Japanese shipping company - Nippon Yusen Kabushiki, but the Crystal sails under the Philippine flag and home ports in Manila. Hmmm. What Far Eastern country is having serious problems right now with ISIS and Islamic terrorists? Right.
Now, it's not too much of a stretch to theorize that the ship's inexplicable two course changes in the five minutes before impact, and - if proven accurate - the contention that ACX Crystal's running lights and transponder were shut down - indicates this may have been a terrorist attack.
The creative folks at Navy Public Affairs need to get in front of this fast. We realize that ongoing investigations mean some details have to with-held, however, credibility is undermined when the public starts to wonder if a cover-up is underway.