The Sinking of the Lusitania, 1915 – What really happened

After Germany’s initial, westward onslaught towards Paris was brought to a halt, the Western Front settled-down into a bloody stalemate with trench lines that would change little until 1918, and stretching from the North Sea coast to the Swiss Alps. In the East, the Russian army successfully engaged the Austro-Hungarian forces but was soon forced to retreat by the German army. Additional fronts were then opened in Eastern Europe and Asia Minor when the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) joined the war on Germany’s side in late 1914. However, this was balanced by Italy’s switching of sides and joining the Entente powers in 1915.

At sea, the British Navy blockaded Germany whilst her U-boats attempted to counter the blockade by sinking many British merchant ships carrying arms and other war supplies.

The Zionist banksters on both sides of the Atlantic were desperate to drag the US into the war against Germany and Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill and President Wilson’s Marxist advisor, Edward Mandel House colluding together believed that if the Germans could be enticed into sinking a British ship with Americans on board, the resulting public outcry would be such that Wilson’s promise not to involve the US in any European war would be forgotten and thus America would be drawn ‘against her will’ into the war. Another classic Hegelian Dialectic, (problem, reaction, solution.)

So it transpired that Churchill and Woodrow Wilson in an operation totally financed by the banksters, arranged for a large, illegal shipment of weapons (it was against US law to place weapons or ammunition on a passenger ship travelling to Britain or Germany) on the Lusitania in May of 1915.

The Lusitania was a luxury ocean liner, owned by the British Cunard Steamship Line and officially part of the British auxiliary navy.  She had been commandeered by the British Government for war use for which the ship’s owners were paid £218,000 a year. As an auxiliary naval ship, the Lusitania was under orders from the British Admiralty to ram any German ship seeking to inspect her cargo.

Contemporary newspaper report of the sinking

Three German spies attempted to confirm that the ‘ninety tons of unrefrigerated butter’ destined for a British naval base were weapons and ammunition, however they were discovered and detained on the ship to prevent word getting out, but the weapons were seen by ethnic German dock-workers as they were being loaded onto the Lusitania and they reported this to the German Embassy.

So in order to warn would-be American passengers about the weapons shipment being carried, thus making the Lusitania a legitimate target for its U-boats, the Imperial German Embassy attempted to place an advertisement in 50 US east coast newspapers. These ads were to be printed with a date of 22nd April 1915, but the US State Department managed to block them all – significantly, except one and this is the reason that we know that all this is a true representation of the events.

George Viereck, from the German embassy, protested to the US State Department on 26th April that the ads were being withheld from publication and he even met with Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan and produced copies of the Lusitania’s supplementary manifests. Bryan, previously unaware of the ‘plot’ and impressed by this evidence of the plan to ship illegal weapons on Lusitania, immediately sanctioned publication of the warning. However, someone superior to the Secretary of State, likely Colonel House and/or President Wilson, overruled Bryan.

Significantly, Captain Dow, the previous captain of the Lusitania, had resigned on 8th March 1915 because he was no longer willing ‘to carry the responsibility of mixing passengers with munitions or contraband.’ He had had a ‘close call’ just two days previously and was aware that the rules of naval warfare had changed in October 1914, when Churchill had issued orders that British merchant ships with munitions or contraband, must ram U-boats.

Prior to this change by Churchill, both England and Germany adhered to Cruiser Rules. The Cruiser Rules enabled crews and passengers to escape in lifeboats before being the ships were fired upon but with the advent of the new Churchill ram rules, German U-boats could no longer risk surfacing to issue a warning and therefore attacked while still submerged.

The single ad that slipped past the government censors appeared in the ‘Des Moines Register’ of 22nd April 1915 and is reproduced below…


RMS Lusitania was the most famous ship in the world at this time, the Cunard Line’s crown jewel. She was the ship of choice for any discerning traveller’s Atlantic crossing and had a capacity of about 2,200 passengers and 850 crew members. She could cruise at an average speed of around 25 knots with a top speed of 27 knots, slightly over 30 mph. Her first-class accommodations were the equal of those of the White Star line’s giant RMS Olympic, and all classes enjoyed a highly comfortable voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

However, of course the rest of the story is ‘history,’ as they say. On 7th May 1915, just off the southern coast of Ireland RMS Lusitania was sunk by the U-20, a German submarine under the command of Captain Walter Schwieger, or was it?

The 1st May is a ‘special date’ in Illuminati circles, well-known as the day of Baal/Beltane, the devil’s day. This day also has significance as the day chosen to ‘celebrate’ Communist Russia’s revolution, by its founders, the same bankster cartels that funded American and British war efforts.

The following is from a 2004 article, from one of the most reliable former intelligence sources, Anthony Thomas Trevor-Stokes, known to all truth-seekers as simply ‘T Stokes,’ now sadly deceased…

“I first heard this story version many years ago, from a senior Freemason in London at the Hackney retired Seamen’s Mission. This man’s father was present at Churchill’s initiation at age 26 and much other relevant info was given in exchange for a large bottle of Scotch whisky. My many years of research, says to me that this is true.

The Lusitania’s sinking created outrage, that a passenger ship would be sunk, and was a determining factor in bringing in the USA onto Britain’s side in WW1. Both Pearl Harbor and 9/11 were staged ‘theatre pieces,’ and so was the Lusitania sunk with the same bankster/Illuminati game plan.

The ship’s Captain, William Turner had shown himself to be fearless, rescuing a man and a boy from a sinking ship and other acts of heroism, he could also obey orders to the letter, but he was not a popular figure with Cunard Shipping, who felt that a ship’s captain should also have ‘people skills’ to entertain the passengers in route. Capt. Turner was the son of a sea captain, yet lacked these skills, and was uncomfortable and silent, and would avoid travelling company.

Poorly educated and leaving school aged 8, his family wanted him to enter the church because he was a superstitious man who bought a brand-new bowler hat before each voyage, and was jokingly referred to as ‘Captain Bowler.’

The ship Lusitania was sunk off the Irish coast on 7th May 1915, the inquest damned the experienced pilot of the Lusitania, Captain William Turner, for not following the established defensive custom of avoiding the U-Boats that gathered in the shallow waters off the Irish coast, in fact he almost ran into them, despite knowing in advance where they lay.

The inquest also stated that although the Lusitania could outrun the subs, it was going at a much slower pace and not zig-zagging as Admiralty practice dictated in its orders, especially as the destroyer escort HMS Juno had been strangely instructed to abandon the Lusitania some while previously.

Winston Churchill was in charge at the Admiralty, the intelligence received by him and Lord Rothschild his mentor and financial benefactor, also had access to all the admiralty documentation and his war team pointed to the fact that the many German émigrés to America had been effective in keeping America out of the war.

The worry to Churchill was simply that the US would remain an isolationist or worse, although America could swing either way, it may yet support Germany. So a plot was hatched by Churchill a 33rd degree freemason, in the naval Masonic lodge, and Admiralty HQ with the bosses of Cunard, and the War Dept. to sacrifice Capt. William Turner, the Lusitania, and 1,198 crew and passengers.

The passenger ship that was barred from carrying any armaments, would be loaded with both heavy and light armaments and ammunition, within sight of the many German dock workers. This plan to load weaponry was known to be reported back to the German embassy, which it was. The German reply was to place advertisements in the newspapers of the USA and repeat the warnings to both governments of the ships vulnerability and that any ships carrying weapons would be classed as warships, British and U.S forces officially dismissed this as scaremongering.

Churchill planned the sinking of several ships, among them the HMS Hampshire and the Lusitania, counting on American feelings being high, yet the US authorities were in on it, but like Pearl Harbor and 9/11 it suited their purposes to turn a blind eye.

So Captain William Turner was under orders to continue with the voyage, even though the destroyer escort was recalled, he was told to go slow, his path was plotted by the Admiralty to put the ship ‘in direct danger’ is the word used in Admiralty documents.

Naval apologists have suggested that the captain may not have known of the weapons on board, but the first mate not only knew, but was issued with a side arm, so if he knew, why not captain William Turner?

Certainly statements by a New York celebrity, Mrs. E. Jacobs say many in the Jewish community knew that it contained weapons and would be sunk. The single page cargo manifest was signed by Capt. Turner, but a supplementary cargo manifest 24 pages long was produced after sailing time, this caused a row with the harbourmaster. This 24 page cargo manifest was destroyed in the mass culling of incriminating war documents pulled together from various sources in the 1960s.

Much other incriminating documentation was shredded …on the orders of Tony Blair, be assured it contained a list of light to very heavy weaponry.

The ship went down in under 18 minutes from one German torpedo, one torpedo was seen as giving long enough for the passengers and crew to reach the lifeboats, yet we are told from the very few survivors that after impact, a huge explosion occurred on board, away from the point of impact.

It was always the intention of the Churchill/Rothschild/bankster alliance that the Lusitania would be a sacrifice to bring in the USA to join the British war effort against Germany.

Underwater explorer and investigator, the highly reputable Robert Ballard is alleged to have told a reporter with intelligence back-grounding, that the shipwreck he saw on the seabed, had a small torpedo entry hole, but significant and unconnected explosive damage which had sunk the ship. The inference from this and other info, being controlled explosions on board was designed to ensure the ship sunk…

Lord Rothschild, whose banks loaned the British the finances for all wars at colossal interest rates, was part of a syndicate with J.P Morgan who was threatening to buy up all the North Atlantic shipping lines including Britain’s White Star, so the Lusitania would have been rendered useless anyway.

In 1903 Cunard boss Lord Inverclyde took the threats seriously and lobbied the Balfour administration for a £2.6 million loan to build the Lusitania and the Mauritania. Rothschild lobbied against Germany for some considerable time previously, while Nathan Rothschild plotted the downfall of the Russian royal family and the revolution, confiscating the Romanov wealth and bank accounts, critics have said that Rothschild representatives planned the war to bring about their plans for profit and world government.

Rothschild would have followed the rule that ‘profit is all,’ the same Hebrew root word is behind the terms for both money and God – ‘shekels and Shekinah’ which explains the money worship.

Churchill and the Rothschild syndicate, planned to push the German authorities in every way into sinking the Lusitania. This tactic is known in intelligence circles slang as a ‘dangle’”

The U-20 fired a single torpedo and its warhead’s 300 pounds of explosives detonated upon contact with the Lusitania. Captain Turner reported that the first explosion sounded “like a heavy door being slammed shut,” and was followed by a much larger explosion that rocked the ship. Turner wrote in the ship’s log… “…an unusually heavy detonation,” and the Lusitania sank within twenty minutes.

On 28th May 1915, Germany’s official response to the US government’s protest stated that the German government had no intention of attacking US vessels which were not guilty of hostile acts, but that the Lusitania…

“…was one of the largest and fastest English commerce steamers, constructed with government funds as auxiliary cruisers and is expressly included in the navy list published by the British Admiralty. It is, moreover, known to the Imperial government from reliable information furnished by its officials and neutral passengers that for some time practically all the more valuable English merchant vessels have been provided with guns, ammunition and other weapons, and reinforced with a crew specially practiced in manning guns. According to reports at hand here, the Lusitania when she left New York undoubtedly had guns on board which were mounted under decks and masked.”

The official letter from the German government also spelled-out that the Lusitania had 5,400 cases of ammunition that would be used to kill German soldiers and another noteworthy section of the letter stated that British merchant marine ships received secret instructions from the British Admiralty in February 1915 to seek protection behind neutral flags and when so disguised, attack German submarines by ramming them.

The German official response that illegal weapons and explosives were on board, explains the second explosion. For decades, the British and American governments denied that there were weapons on the Lusitania and the wreck-site was even declared a ‘protected zone,’ denying access to divers. And also, in order to further frustrate the ability to determine what the Lusitania carried, since 1946 the British Royal Navy has repeatedly dropped depth charges on to the wreck in what was described as ‘target practice.’

In 1968, in a blatant attempt to keep the truth secret, the British Secret Service unsuccessfully attempted to buy the salvage rights to the Lusitania and in 1993 PBS Online visited the wreck and reported that previous visitors had tampered with the evidence. But whilst the British government continually worked aggressively to distort the truth, weapons were confirmed as being present in the wreckage in July 2006 when Victor Quirke of the Cork Sub Aqua Club found 15,000 rounds of WWI issue, .303 bullets in the bow section of the ship.

On 2nd April 2007, Cyber Diver News Network reported that the American owner of the Lusitania wreck-site, F. Gregg Bemis, Jr., won the case to conduct salvage operations almost a century after the sinking. Interestingly, the Arts and Heritage Ministry did not protest the use of the Lusitania in depth-charge target-practice operations but unsurprisingly did ‘help to respect the sanctity of the site,’ by totally opposing salvage operations.

Many authors have written in the intervening century since the incident that 1,201 people were sacrificed on the Lusitania to create a reason for the US to enter World War I, so this is by no means a new revelation. The reason you may never have heard of this slant on the incident before, is an obvious one really and that is that the powers-that-be wish as few people as possible to know the real truth so that they can maintain their ‘romantic’ myths about WWI and indeed WWII and their fairy tales of German brutality and aggression in both conflicts.

Historian Howard Zinn wrote in ‘A People’s History of the United States,’ that Lusitania carried 1,248 cases of 3-inch shells, 4,927 boxes of cartridges (1,000 rounds in each box), and 2,000 more cases of small-arms ammunition. Colin Simpson also claims that Churchill and others conspired to deliberately place the ship in harm’s way with the hope of sparking an incident that would bring America into World War I, by the manipulation of public opinion against Germany. Historian Patrick Beesely also supports Simpson’s assessment.

Christopher Hitchens’ book, ‘Blood, Class and Nostalgia,’ further proves the responsibility of First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill in a deliberate action to coerce America into World War I on the British side and history professor Ralph Raico, senior scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute notes that Churchill wrote the week prior to the Lusitania sinking that it was “most important to attract neutral shipping to our shores, in the hopes especially of embroiling the United States with Germany.”

So, in conclusion, the Lusitania incident played a vital role in turning American sentiment against Germany, but still it was not quite yet time for America to enter the war. The Zionist banksters were biding their time in order to achieve maximum leverage whilst simultaneously prolonging the conflict, before eventually ordering President Wilson to commit to war. For the time being, Wilson and his puppet-masters were content to merely verbally condemn the sinking, whilst still refraining from entering the conflict.

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