Collision or Ramming?

The Fitzgerald was struck amidship by a cargo ship under the Phillippines flag. This is the 3rd accident in the past 5 months to involve our Navy in waters between Japan & North Korea. I don't know why flags aren't at 1/2 mast for the crewmen lost, but I'm far more concerned that we're being probed for weaknesses in our Navy's deployment.

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Comments (29)

  1. Munkyman

    Reports are the cargo ship made a hard turn just before the collision that brought her about to ram the destroyer USS Fitzgerald amidship, what is arguably the best spot to hit her if you wanted to sink her.

    June 18, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      I would say a deliberate hit…

      June 18, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        I would like to be convinced otherwise.

        June 18, 2017
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  2. wirelessguru1

    ..or some other cover up!
    The official story is clearly a LIE.

    June 18, 2017
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  3. stevehayes13

    Japan is a long way from home.

    June 19, 2017
    1. Munkyman

      Okinawa has been home for 72 years.

      June 19, 2017
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      2. stevehayes13

        No, it is part of Japan and the people of Okinawa certainly do not want US military there.

        June 20, 2017
        1. Munkyman

          They chose to extend our lease 20 years ago, they voted on it.

          June 20, 2017
          1. SEC

            The military base leases were renewed. But in 1980, the people of Okinawa voted by plebicite to revert to Japanese control.

            June 20, 2017
            1. Munkyman

              & the civilian areas did return to Japanese control.

              June 20, 2017
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          2. stevehayes13

            No the people of Okinawa did not vote on it; neither did the Japanese people as a whole.

            June 20, 2017
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            2. Munkyman

              You’re picking sides & pretended they’re the whole, you’re better than that. Many people in Okinawa are very happy to have our bases there, they rely on them & the servicemen for income. Some are not happy to have us there, no surprise they’re the noisier bunch.

              June 20, 2017
            3. wirelessguru1

              American imperialism overseas is not a democracy.
              We won WW II.

              June 20, 2017
            4. SEC

              Excuse me steve but I was on Okinawa when they held the plebecite

              June 20, 2017
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            6. stevehayes13

              Calling me partisan is rich. More than 75% of the people of Okinawa want US military removed.

              June 21, 2017
            7. SEC

              the 1980 plebicite was to remain a protectorate which had been part of the WW II treaty or to revert to Japanese jurisdiction. The basing agreement then became a matter with the Japanese gov’t in Tokyo.

              June 21, 2017
            8. Munkyman

              Not partisan & it was not 75% of the people. It was less than 50% though to hear the coverage of it you’d have thought it was every last one.

              June 21, 2017
            9. stevehayes13

              Poll after poll shows over three quarters of the people of Okinawa want the US military removed.

              June 22, 2017
            10. Munkyman

              Poll after poll showed Hillary winning, but when the vote came down, that’s not how it played out… in either case. If they have buyer’s remorse, our leases will be up for renewal again & they will have a decision to make.

              June 22, 2017
  4. SEC

    I agree with you Munky I’d like to be convinced that it was not deliberate but the maritime track is just a bit too hinky for me.

    June 20, 2017
    1. Munkyman

      Gosh that looks like a mighty hard turn for such a large cargo ship.

      June 20, 2017
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      10. SEC

        yup agree

        June 21, 2017
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  5. wirelessguru1

    Truly amazing that this mrmacq Canadian demon continues to spam this thread of yours!!!
    I wonder why!?
    Maybe he/she/it is part of the cover up!!!

    June 21, 2017
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    2. Munkyman

      I can’t be held responsible for his compulsions. He doesn’t understand that his comments are not read by me before they’re deleted. He understands perfectly well that he’s unwelcome, that’s why he does it.

      June 21, 2017
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      4. wirelessguru1

        In other words, the actions of a real demon.

        June 21, 2017
    3. Munkyman

      On the plus side, he’s generating me some very impressive statistics.

      June 21, 2017
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      2. wirelessguru1

        That’s true.
        For some reason the demon is spamming you more than Me right now… LMO!!!

        June 21, 2017
        1. Munkyman

          He’s got a disease, that’s for sure.

          June 21, 2017
          1. wirelessguru1

            I call it (the disease) the satanic mind virus.

            June 21, 2017
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