Originally posted by Eurofile007
I don't know if the Titanic was a conspiracy or not. But there are many suspicious things about it:
- Why did the captain of the Titanic order the ship to move at full speed through the waters at night with no visibility? Other ships in the area all
slowed down, including the Californian. The captain was the most experienced and knew those waters very well too. Yet he acted against all logic.
- Why did the Californian not rescue the Titanic? It was close enough to see it sinking, yet it left.
- Why was the Titanic story written about 14 years prior in 1898? The word "Titan" was used for the ship in the story and it also sank 400 miles off
Newfoundland, which happened in real life as well.
- How can ice break through metal? Isn't that physically impossible?
- How can the ship suddenly break apart while sinking? How can an unsinkable ship just break apart?
- Why did they call the Titanic "unsinkable"? No ship has been called that before. It seems as though they were setting it up to take a bigger fall
by calling it "unsinkable".
- How come three powerful men who opposed the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 just happened to die on the Titanic?
- How come JP Morgan, the billionaire tycoon, canceled his ticket on the Titanic suddenly? Why would he suddenly cancel going aboard, unless he knew
something or was warned? If it was just an accident, then how could he know anything or be warned about it?
Doesn't any of this raise an eyebrow? Aren't they suspicious?
1. The Captain of the Titanic (Edward Smith) would order his ship to full speed in low visibility mainly because he wasn't a very good Captain. Prior
to becoming Captain of the Titanic, he was Captain of the Olympic. And under his watch, he hit the HMS Hawke. Just 6 months later, he would do the
same with the Titanic, only this time slamming into an iceberg. It is also possible that Captain Smith was attempting to break the transatlantic speed
record at the time. Back then, speed was everything. Business depended on it.
2. The SS Californian did not assist the Titanic due to a combination of negligence and miscommunication. At the time of the sinking, the Titanic was
more than 10 miles away and growing. The Californian's wireless operator had switched off the wireless set and gone to bed. So they did not receive a
distress call from the Titanic. Later into the night, the crewmen on watch saw emergency rockets launched but could not discern where they were coming
from. The attempted to contact the ship in the distance with a morse light but got no response. So the Californian continued on to Boston.
3. Coincidence. Morgan Robertson, author of "Futility: The Wreck of the Titan", spent most of his life at sea, starting out as a cabin boy and
working his way up to first mate. He knew a lot about ships. And wrote about them often.
4. No, it's not impossible. That is like saying that a tree couldn't wreck your car because a tree is made of wood and your car is made of steel.
You have to also remember that an iceberg is extremely dense and that the Titanic was skinned with 1" thick steel plates that were only riveted
together. Which means that the ice would have only needed to apply enough force to break some of these rivets in order for the ship to begin taking on
water. And while the ship was skinned with steel, most of the rivets were made of iron.
5. The ship most likely broke apart due to the application of irregular force. The longer a ship is, the more stress that is applied to the keel. As
the forward portion of the ship filled with water and became heavier, buoyancy was still pushing the aft section upward. Eventually, this stress
became strong enough to rip the vessel in half.
6. Calling the ship unsinkable was a marketing ploy. At the time, the Titanic was the top of the line. She had some of the best technology available.
She was brand new and the largest ship ever built. It was designed to be impressive. But as the passengers learned, you should never believe the hype.
7. Coincidence. At the time, rich men commonly took trips on luxury liners. And the Federal Reserve Act wasn't all that popular. In 1913 it was, in
fact, the third attempt at creating a centralized banking system in the US. And the wall street bankers onboard the Titanic who opposed the Federal
Reserve Act viewed this and past attempts at making a centralized banking system as the government attempting to become their direct competition.
Banking was their cash cow.
8. Dumb luck. At the time, JP Morgan was sick and dying. He decided to skip the maiden voyage and stay in France to continue theraputic treatments.
The loss of the Titanic almost completely destroyed his empire and he died a year later.