Saturday, October 12, 2013

Remember The USS Cole - October 12, 2000

USS Cole was hauled from Aden aboard the Norwegian semi-submersible
heavy lift salvage ship MV Blue Marlin. On 12/24/2000, she arrived
at port in Pascagoula, Mississippi, , where she was rebuilt.
On October 12, 2000, the USS Cole lost 17 sailors (killed) and 39 (wounded) as a result of a suicide attack by a small craft containing explosives while the Cole was refueling in a harbor in Yemen. Al Qaeda later claimed credit for the attack but the U.S. found Sudan liable. As far as I am concerned, President William J. Clinton and whomever was in charge of the Navy, at that time, should have been prosecuted for negligent homicide for having put in place the naval rules of  engagement at the time. Then, in my opinion, we should have nuked Yemen.

For info on the attack on the USS Cole, see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Cole_bombing

All the best,
Glenn B

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