Under Obama, the ship’s Captain would have already been fired.
It will be interesting to see how President Trump deals with this and if it’s humanly possible watch those who surround him to come up with what really happened.
I believe nothing our government tells us along with its 4th arm, the leftist media.
Who was at the helm?
Who was on watch?
There is no upside to this story.
If the government is predictably lying to us were screwed and if the bad guys can attack us at their will then we are screwed again.
How could this have possibly happened, after all, we have NSA and all the rest of the alphabet acronyms working for us??
“We have to consider the possibility of an asymmetric warfare attack designed to disable missile defense of a carrier strike group.”
June 18, 2017
[Note alarming inside information sent by the mother of one of the USS Fitzgerald crewmen!]
Under no circumstances should a US Navy vessel possibly be damaged by a container ship at sea.
Multiple systems exist to prevent this.
Even CNN is noticing how little we know about the catastrophe that took the lives of seven sailors and almost caused a powerful warship to founder.
The USS Fitzgerald, an anti-ballistic missile destroyer that was part of the USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike group, will no longer be ready to defend the carrier and other ships from missile attacks launched from North Korea.
Should push come to shove in the current confrontation with the rogue regime on the threshold of the capability to attack New York, Los Angeles, and our power grid with nuclear missiles.
This is an incident that could affect the outcome of a nuclear confrontation of historic moment.
Brian Joondeph yesterday noted how the media have distorted what really happened, by reporting a “collision,” as if the ships randomly bumped each other in the fog or something.
[Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin of the 7th fleet] described the damage as “extensive,” adding that there was a big puncture and gash below the waterline on one side of the ship. He also said three compartments were severely damaged.
“The ship is salvageable … [it] will require some significant repair,” Aucoin said. “You will see the USS Fitzgerald back … It will take months, hopefully under a year.”
Retired Rear Admiral John Kirby describes for CNN the extent of the chaos unleashed:
First, we know the crew fought heroically to save their ship and the lives of their shipmates.
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