Discussion in 'Military' started by Jos, Mar 20, 2012.
You could even put this one in the conspiracy column. What the hell actually happened on the Forestal deck that day? Keep in mind that McCain's father was an Admiral and the Navy did a lousy job trying to determine the cause of the accident. Mostly they relied on McCain's testimony which was rather vague and uncertain. Did the missile come from his plane or was his plane hit by the missile or was he a bystander. Apparently no other incidents like that happened during the long history of the A-4 so indications are that there was some sort of negligence in the arming of the missile or it was accidentally set off by the pilot.
An accident happened on the flight deck of the USS Forestal, and McCain didn't have a damn thing to do with causing it. A missile fired when it was connected electrically, and slammed into an aircraft on the other side of the flight deck. A fire ensued, and ordinace exploded.
A flight deck is a very dangerous place to be, especially when the strike aircraft are heavily armed. It is somewhat like conducting flight operations in the middle between an ammo dump and a fuel dump.
SOP is that a voltage check be conducted before connecting the missiles electrical cord to the aircraft. The ordinancemen claim they did the check, and there is no evidence to contradict them. The circuit may have been dead when they checked it, but then received a voltage from another source as the cord was connected.
It is a slimy bit of speculation in attempting to connect McCain to the cause.
BTW, the Department of Defense does not release military service records unless the member asks them to do so. One cannot get that information through a FOI request.
3 years later......then again, we had sarahs e mail expose to yawn over too...whatever.
"A missile was fired when it was connected electrically". That's powerful evidence and it certainly vindicates McCain. Where can I find it?
nice going kid. the link is a complete fake. the retarded libs ran this shit during the election. so what else ya got???
A cousin of mine nearly died in that fire...
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