Bridge Salvage Dredges Up CIA Intrigue

Now on the scene of the fallen Francis Scott Key Bridge, the U.S. Naval Institute reports, is the Chesapeake, a crane barge with a 1,000-ton lift capacity. Originally called the SUN 800 the crane was built to assist in the construction of the Hughes Glomar Explorer, a deep-sea drill-ship platform, “built by the CIA to recover the 3,000-ton Soviet Golf II ballistic missile submarine K-129, which sunk in 1968.”As this account notes, “the real-life story of the Glomar Explorer eclipses any fiction Tinsel Town could concoct.”

Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger called the operation, “a marvel,” and the information recovered surely helped prevent the Soviet Union from unleashing nuclear missiles against the United States. Decades later, the mighty CIA was unable to prevent a small band of Islamic terrorists from crashing hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the worst attack on the United States since Pearl Harbor in 1941.

In 2020, a squad of 51 “Intelligence Community” officials claimed that Hunter Biden’s laptop was “Russian disinformation.” One of them was former CIA director John Brennan, who in 1976 voted for the Stalinist Gus Hall, candidate of the Communist Party USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Soviet Union. As Ronald Radosh (The Rosenberg File) notes, “it’s rather difficult to understand how Brennan was taken into the CIA, when a few years later Anthony Lake was discredited simply because he thought Hiss might be innocent.”

On the watch of composite character president Obama, whose beloved Frank Marshall Davis was a Communist, the Gus Hall voter became CIA director. John Brennan, who never should have got in the door, ran the CIA from 2013 to 2017. That eclipses most any fiction Tinsel Town could concoct, and how the story ends is anybody’s guess.

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