A researcher and author by the name of John Hamer has uncovered some very interesting facts about the `Titanic` “that sank” on the 14/15 of April 1912. From studying the transcripts of both (American and British) enquiries into this disaster, in addition to the public records from the Harland and Wolff shipping company, a video presentation titled the Titanic Conspiracy – the Great Deception can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOca_wTZ5BQ as at time of this writing, and is based on his book The Falsification of History; Our Distorted Reality. To paraphrase Mr Hamer`s findings from his brilliant research work we could start thusly: Three ships were built by the Harland & Wolff shipping company that was owned by J.P. Morgan who bought the British White Star Line. The first was christened the Olympic, the second the Titanic and the third the Britannic. The Olympic received little fanfare at its maiden voyage in June of 1911 and, due mainly to the long standing incompetence of its captain, was bound for disaster from the outset.
All information appearing in quotation marks below is from the John Hamer video cited in the previous paragraph. “Olympic`s first collision occurred on its maiden voyage June 14th, 1911 where it nearly sank a tug boat, in New York Harbour.” The second, and basically fatal accident was,
…in September of 1911 when she ran into a British Royal Naval cruiser the HMS, Hawke, out of Southampton Harbour. This accident, was never publicised, and popped hundreds of thousands of rivets, bent steel beams, and huge sections of the ship were ripped away. The damage stretched almost 1/3 of the length of the ship and twisted Olympic`s hull, resulting in a list to port. She went back to dry-dock in Belfast for repairs, where, additionally, “the starboard propeller was borrowed from the Titanic. Olympic was at fault and as such `was liable for damages to the HMS Hawke, also.”
Olympic was, incidentally, involved in yet another (third accident) in January 1912, after which, at around this time, the Titanic and “the Olympic were actually photographed, several times, together.” John Hamer, in his presentation, cited above, has photographic evidence that “… Olympic had 16 portals on the forward part of C deck, Titanic had 14 portals,” and “in the aft part of E deck the Olympic is open and the Titanic is closed.” Edward Smith” the captain of Olympic/Titanic “ … had an appalling safety record; a braggart and show off” here is his resume as uncovered by Mr Hamer “ … Olympic (3 accidents), Republic, Germanic, Coptic, and Majestic, in which several crew were killed. This latter accident was very well covered up.”
Olympic was basically a write-off after all this. To repair her and to pay the liabilities to the Royal Navy was going to “run into millions and millions of pounds. This would have meant the end of, not only White Star, but Harland and Wolff as well;` unless someone could pull a very sneaky, and murderous rabbit out of a hat, that could serve to solve several problems at once: to be reimbursed from an insurance fraud, the costs of repairs to a ship – let alone the initial outlay of building the thing which is now basically worthless; to be reimbursed, from insurance, that money of which is now owed, thanks to captain Smith, to the Royal Navy; and to rid J.P. Morgan, and his partners in crime, of some powerful adversaries to the Federal Reserve Banking system of which they were plotting to have rushed through Congress,
“ …by the Chairmen of the House Banking and Currency Committee, Virginia`s Carter Glass …” late on at night on December 23rd 1913, when most members had already left for the holidays.
A very interesting statement is cited by Virginia Cowles, in her book, The Rothschilds: a Family of Fortune. Lord Nathaniel Rothschild refused to allow his Alliance Assurance Company to insure Titanic, stating only, that it seemed `too big to float.` `People whispered that Lord Rothschilds was losing his flare … for the premium was enormous and the risk negligible … had he a premonition` (Cowles 1973: 179)? Or is it much more a case of inside knowledge, or even more sinister? Is there any evidence that the Morgans and the Rothchilds have been financial/political bedfellows in the past? A similar trick – it would seem – was performed by Larry Silverstein ` … who, on April 26th, 2001, had taken out a lease on the World Trade Center` (Griffin 2004: 183). He received a US $3.5 billion payout from Swiss Re insurance company, after attempting to claim twice that amount, arguing that the terrorist attacks were two separate incidents (ibid).
The timing of the lease is interesting, particularly in light of `a press release issued by Swiss Re on February 4, 2003 …`
“…that Silverstein `knowingly and deliberately underinsured the WTC complex …. We believe the record establishes that in order to save on premium dollars, Silverstein intentionally refused to insure against the risk in excess of USD 3.5 billion.”
`The evidence in today`s brief reveals that Silverstein actually wanted to insure the WTC up to USD 1.5 billion … [and] only reluctantly agreed to obtain the higher USD 3.5 billion total loss limit after his lenders required it in order to protect their debt exposure` (ibid).
Many of you reading this book may be familiar with how the Federal Reserve Banking system came to be in existence. It is, however, prudent that we cover some main facts, for those who are yet unaware of it, as this event brings us to the third problem that needed to be solved by J.P. Morgan regarding three passengers who were three of the richest men in the world, at the time and who were on the Titanic`s maiden voyage: Benjamin Guggenheim, John Jacob Astor, and Isador Strauss. According to Mr Hamer, these men were not in the finance (banking industry) but also, the retail and leisure industries. As such, Mr Hamer observes the introduction of a fiat currency (money backed by nothing), and the resulting inflation, interest and tax rate and labour cost increases, `Guggenheim, Astor, and Strauss, were opposing the introduction of the Federal Reserve Banking system.`
This is the story of the Federal Reserve Bank, very much in brief by G. Edward Griffin as cited by Jim Marrs in his exhaustively researched book Alien Agenda. In November of 1910 Senator Nelson Aldrich – father – in – law of John D. Rockefeller Jr – convened a meeting between top executives of the Morgan Rockefeller interests at the hunting lodge of financier J.P. Morgan on Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia. Here plans were laid to create a central bank for the United States. `Griffin noted “what emerged” from this meeting was a cartel agreement with five objectives: stop the growing competition from the nation`s banks; obtain a franchise to create money out of nothing for the purpose of lending; get control of the reserves of all banks so that the more reckless ones would not be exposed to currency drains and bank runs; and convince congress that the purpose was to protect the public”` (Marrs 1997: 576).
Mr Hamer makes reference to the timing of the Jekyll Island meeting in reference to the events of the Olympic/Titanic, in his presentation cited above, and iterates on several occasions that this is speculation on his behalf, and that the events may be pure coincidence. In short he does not proclaim to know that everything he observes nor suggests is fact, nor possibly exactly the way in which events took place. Mr Hamer admits to only speculating that the fanfare surrounding the maiden voyage of Titanic; when no such fanfare, nor media coverage accompanied the Olympic`s maiden voyage is suspicious and also, that he has yet to find proof that it was “… far too dangerous to bump them off – Guggenheim, Astor and Strauss – in separate accidents; and that they were probably invited to buy tickets” for this most grand event.
Descendants of workers from the Harland and Wolff shipyards have information passed down through the generations,” according to Mr Hamer, that workers were “bribed with loss of jobs, and threats to their family`s welfare and lives, if they said anything about what was going on, just after the launching of the “Titanic” when the decision had been made to swap Olympic for Titanic. With no social security … essentially to never work again, it would have been a death sentence for those employees and their families.
To make the swap all they had to do was to “change the nameplates and change the lifeboats.”
Additionally Mr Hamer observes, they‘put carpet down to cover scratch marks from damage to Olympic.` Apart from that, however, nothing else needed to be done to a ship that had been patched-up, enough, to be able to float and move forward and backward; even if she did lean to the left like a drunken sailor, `as reported by survivor Lawrence Beesley.`
Mr Hamer observes, according to records cited above, “When docked at Southampton, ready for its Maiden Voyage,” it was a time of mass unemployment, in Britain largely due to `a coal strike, but many of Olympics crew workers said they would never sail on her again. Cruise ship crew workers only signed-on for one voyage at a time. Thousands of workers were laying idol due to the coal strike yet only two fireman and stokers signed-up for the voyage. The Olympic was fully subscribed for her maiden voyage; the Titanic was only half full.
Right before embarkation 50 first class passengers, friends and colleagues of J.P. Morgan cancelled their reservations. Morgan, himself, rang from France, had some priceless bronzes removed from Titanic and then said that he was sick; and simply didn`t turn up for the voyage. Managing Director Bruce Ismay`s wife also cancelled at the last minute.
“Every ship, at its launch has to undergo sea trials, as outlined by the board of trade.” Mr Hamer discovered that “Olympic`s” sea trial was a full day at sea, with board of inspectors crawling all over it,” as per standard of the board and trade.
“Titanic`s sea trial was a couple of hours on Belfast Loch with no speed tests and no full life boat tests.”
Money Can`t Buy Me Love was sung John Lennon. Perhaps, it can buy anything else. Mr Hamer notes additionally, that “the board of trade can be held partially responsible for the number of deaths, due to the stipulation that a cruise ship,” in 1912, “only had to carry enough lifeboats for half of the passengers.” How do you, dear reader, understand this? What do you read into this? This author reads into it; the first class passengers must be saved, the cargo; immigrants and working class trash, are expendable. The result was “1,500 dead and 700 survivors.”
According to Mr Hamer, the “20th of March was the original date for the Titanic voyage, but was pushed forward to the 10th of April.” The objective hypothesis being that Olympic was still being repaired, patched-up, and renamed ready for her maiden voyage as Titanic. Mr Hamer also notes that three ships where to be built at the Belfast Harland and Wolff ship yard for the White Star Cruiser line. These were the Olympic, the Titanic, and the Britanic. Mr Hamer observes with interest the fanfare and mass press coverage for the maiden voyage of Titanic the second ship off the Harland and Wollff`s production line; or more specifically he notes the “absence” of this same fanfare and celebration for the first ship, Olympic, off the production line`.
Meanwhile, the staff and crew were running in the opposite direction at a time of mass unemployment, “…Chief Officer Wilde wrote a letter to his sister, stating “…I still don`t like this ship.””
But, Mr Hamer questioned, “it was the first time he`d been on Titanic,” wasn`t it?
A man by the name of “… Bruce Ismay, was the managing Director of White Star line.” Mr Hamer`s hypothesis is that Ismay used Captain Smith`s record of negligence as bribery for him to captain the Titanic and carry out this cover-up, insurance scam, and to rid JP Morgan of those three industrialists rallying against the introduction of the Federal Reserve Banking system. Another director of White Star Line continually referred to Titanic as Olympic during questioning at the British Enquiry led by Lord Mersey who steered the enquiry towards Lord as the scapegoat. The British Enquiry was held at the Drill Hall acoustics were terrible; barely audible.
So, there are a few other threads to this story that need to be introduced as outlined by Mr Hamer Let`s note his observation of events by way of a time-line. You are encouraged, dear reader, to make of it all as you will; and perhaps, do your own research.
J.P. Morgan was a major shareholder of IMM which was the owner of a ship named the Californian. This was the ship that was supposed to rescue the Titanic,” according to the Hamer hypothesis. She was rescued, too late, by the Carpathia “The Californian left London 5 days before Titanic with a full complement of coal – during a coal strike – and with no passengers. She was also carrying three thousand woolen sweaters and three thousand woolen blankets, and nothing else. California stopped in the middle of an ice-field, when other ships were operational, andCaptain Lord spent the night on a small sofa in the chart room, as didCaptain Smith on the Titanic.` What on Earth were they expecting?
Mr Hamer`s hypothesis is that the Californian,
‘…had been ordered to await signal rockets – red, white, and blue – from Titanic before moving into position to perform the rescue. There was, however, an illegal seal fishing boat, The Sampson, operating in the area which was culling seals from icebergs nearby. The Sampson, in the early hours of the morning of April 15th `was recalling her small rowing boats by sending up white rocket signals. Captain Lord did not react to the “white only” rockets being sent up, from Titanic, although she was sending up red, white, and blue signals rockets.’
So what happened, why didn`t Californian see the three coloured rockets? Mr Hamer believes that,
‘…the curvature of the Earth was preventing Titanic`s 22 coloured signal rockets from being seen by the Californian 19 miles away – which was officially recorded as 11 miles – Captain Lord, however, asked over and over` what colour are the rockets?’
Smith delayed the turning to the West Atlantic Track by ten miles; putting Titanic right in the middle of the ice field. After hitting the iceberg, Smith ordered half speed ahead; the ship was taking water. Why would he do that? Several contemporary reports state that a yellow funneled steamer – an icebreaker – was seen disappearing off into the distance. A British survivor, Edith Russell swears she saw.
Benjamin Fulford has also stated in a 2008 interview that “…the Titanic was sunk deliberately to get rid of financiers who were opposed to the taking over of the Federal Reserve Board.” We will hear more from Benjamin Fulford as we make our way through this work. We`ll save the details of his tireless work, and the man himself, for Book II.
So, on the 10th of April, the Titanic set-off from Southampton to Cherbourg France, Queenstown Ireland, then, set off to cross the Atlantic. Titanic received six messages from Californian only one for which there remains a verbal record, but this message according to Hamer, was captain Lord reporting the precise location ofthe Californian on the night of April 14th,` via a personal message to captain Smith;` the Californian had stopped for the night when other ships where still moving through the ice field.
At 11:35 pm, on April the 14th, the Titanic lookouts sighted an iceberg, from an estimated distance of two miles. At the American enquiry, three experienced sailors stated that an iceberg of that size could have had been seen 3 – 5 miles even on a moonless night. In any event, according to Mr Hamer `The warning was sent to bridge. The Helmsman ordered to port around it; turning to the right, in order that the port side of the ship will pass the iceberg. 1st officer Murdoch on the bridge, gave an order to reverse the engines; this stalled the ship, side-on into the iceberg.
Mr Hamer has uncovered that “the Turning circle of Titanic was 1250 yards, and its stopping distance was 850 yards. 2nd officer Lightoller stated, in the court hearings that the iceberg was visible from 2 miles.”
There were “six witnesses to the iceberg,” according to Mr Hamer.
Four survived: Murdoch shot a passenger and then committed suicide, 6th officer Moody allegedly drowned. Quartermaster Oliver repeatedly stated for the record, I saw nothing, and Helmsman Hitchens, who was immediately transferred to a job as a harbourmaster in Cape Town. This leaves lookout Frederick Fleet – who completely refused to answer questions – and lookout Reginald Lee; to give evidence at the enquiries. Both of these men could have easily been coerced or bribed into silence. At the two enquiries were two contradictory things.
Lifeboats were launched only half full; Smith knew the California was close, and ordered half full; they would return to get more passengers. Lord was still waiting for the coloured rockets. Lord set-off at dawn 5:30 am, April 15th, just as the Carpathiawas reaching the lifeboats, after radio contact had been reestablished, realised that the Titanic had sunk, too late. In water of 28-30 degrees Fahrenheit, life expectancy was about 4 minutes. In other words nobody drowned, they froze to death. The enquiries, both American and English, were “a whitewash; a complete farce.”
In 1986, the Titanic wreck was discovered by French diver Robert Ballard with a grey undercoat – the Olympic. Titanic`s undercoat was black. The Starboard propeller on the wreck is stamped 401. Titanic`s build number was 401, remembering that the propellers were swapped after Olympic accident no: 2. On the wreck, according to Mr Hamer the lettering was engraved into the hull. On the wreck found by Mr Ballard the lettering M and P can be seen on the original hull. Where the riveted lettering has fallen off these letters appear as TITMPIC.
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Regards, Elliot Sabino