Tuesday, October 12, 2010

USS Cole (DDG 67) - Ten Years Ago Today - Lest We Forget

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Steve Compton sent a message to the members of A Patriotic Song on Facebook.

Subject: 10/12...ten years ago today the USS Cole (DDG 67) was attacked!

Everybody, we wanted to remind you of this...

The USS Cole bombing was a suicide attack against the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole on October 12, 2000, ten years ago today, while it was harbored and refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden.

17 American sailors were killed, and 39 were injured.

The terrorist organization al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack.

Many claim this was the prerequisite to the 9/11 attack.

As in the closing of any correspondence concerning my ship, USS Frank E. Evans (DD754), the same mantra can be attributed to the USS Cole:

Lest We Forget


CI-Roller Dude said...

Little known facts leading up to the Cole bombing:
1.) the first bunch of idiots blew themselves up trying to make a bomb in the port near where the Cole was located.
2.) The 2nd bunch of idiots stole a boat that was too small for the explosives they had-- causing that boat to sink in the harbor.

3.) there were all kinds of warning signs, but our military had gotten too soft from not fighint any wars, so the guards were not prapared to actually stop any threat.

4.) Now if anybody brings any kind of a boat too close to a US Navy ship, the Navy will hose them down with lead-- then ask questions later. The way it should be. Kill them all and let Allaha sort them out.

Coffeypot said...

Thanks, Dude. Another little know fact is the guards on duty did not have ammo for their guns. They couldn't have fired if they wanted to.

And all the films you see of the explosion from the inside was filmed by the son of a survivor of my ship's sinking. He was a radarman and after the secure from GQ, he grabbed his camera.

Mala said...

Are we still allowed to call it terrorism or is this too a 'man-made disaster'? This country needs to wake up!

Coffeypot said...

Mala, the only Man Made Disaster is Obama. When an American dies or is injured at the hands of someone who hates America, it is terrorism - PERIOD. And those you conceive, plan and/or execute the even needs to be dead with predacious, too.

Lickety Splitter said...

May the USS Cole's victims rest in peace ... may the savages who killed them burn in hell.

Mala said...

Here's another 'man-made disaster' for you