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    Senator John McCain passes away.

    Senator John McCain has passed away. Although I almost never agreed with his politics, he was a real American hero- one of the last of such breed.

    True American Hero will be missed
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    Deducer you have your opinion and I have mine.

    John McCain, fighter pilot aboard the USS Forrestal carrier, was inadvertently but recklessly responsible for the devastating fire aboard that ship in 1967. According to witnesses, McCain was waiting to taxi into the launch and was in front of another fighter jet. During this time, he pulled a sophmoric trick called a "wet launch" which is to blow flame through the exhaust. This trick set off a missle on the plane behind him, igniting an explosion and fire. McCain then abandoned his plane in panic, and in the process dropped two of his own unexploded bombs on the deck. These bombs were caught in the ensuing blaze and exploded, igniting an inferno that eventually killed 134 crewmen. McCain, was immediately sequestered and kept from an enraged and vigilante crew who knew what he'd done. Calls were made to his father, a Navy admiral. Shortly after the fire was extinguished McCain was secretly hustled to an arriving helicopter and removed from the plane. No charges were brought against him, and the official story of the fire did not identify him or his actions as the cause of the catastrophe.

    McCain, who finished 394th out of a class of 399 at the Naval Academy, but who was the wealthy son of an active admiral, had been ushered into flight school despite his poor and disqualifying academic credentials. Much like his academic record, he was a poor student pilot and was not considered a "top gun" by his peers, though he learned to fly. In his brief career as a lackluster pilot before being downed and captured, he had been shot down 4 previous times and was considered by his peers to be incompetent.
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    I've never been a fan of John McCain, never liked him at all. To me he ranked with Hanoi Jane.

    But in keeping with my personal faith, may he rest in peace.
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    I think we need to take the politics out and grieve a great American that served well. Rest in peace John McCain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    Deducer you have your opinion and I have mine.

    John McCain, fighter pilot aboard the USS Forrestal carrier, was inadvertently but recklessly responsible for the devastating fire aboard that ship in 1967. According to witnesses, McCain was waiting to taxi into the launch and was in front of another fighter jet. During this time, he pulled a sophmoric trick called a "wet launch" which is to blow flame through the exhaust. This trick set off a missle on the plane behind him, igniting an explosion and fire. McCain then abandoned his plane in panic, and in the process dropped two of his own unexploded bombs on the deck. These bombs were caught in the ensuing blaze and exploded, igniting an inferno that eventually killed 134 crewmen. McCain, was immediately sequestered and kept from an enraged and vigilante crew who knew what he'd done. Calls were made to his father, a Navy admiral. Shortly after the fire was extinguished McCain was secretly hustled to an arriving helicopter and removed from the plane. No charges were brought against him, and the official story of the fire did not identify him or his actions as the cause of the catastrophe.

    McCain, who finished 394th out of a class of 399 at the Naval Academy, but who was the wealthy son of an active admiral, had been ushered into flight school despite his poor and disqualifying academic credentials. Much like his academic record, he was a poor student pilot and was not considered a "top gun" by his peers, though he learned to fly. In his brief career as a lackluster pilot before being downed and captured, he had been shot down 4 previous times and was considered by his peers to be incompetent.
    Sorry, but that has been proven to be false.

    Snopes fact check: USS Forrestal fire
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    Quote Originally Posted by deducer View Post
    Senator John McCain has passed away. Although I almost never agreed with his politics, he was a real American hero- one of the last of such breed.

    True American Hero will be missed
    As a unique human, just like all of us, he spent his time here and did what he had to do. Unfortunately, he had a great input in the suffering and deaths of millions of innocents worldwide. I certainly don't celebrate that and I won't miss him.
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    It is going to be hard to keep politics out of this thread, but please do.


    I have less than zero confidence or trust in Snopes for obvious reasons that cant be discussed here.

    McCain was quickly transferred to the USS Oriskany (the only Forrestal crewman to be immediately transferred) after the accident McCain’s father, Admiral John McCain, Jr. explains why is was transferred.

    McCain made multiple propaganda broadcasts for the North Vietnamese government.
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    As a fellow Viet Nam Era Vet and past member of the USN...Rest in Peace Sailor!
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    Poor song bird McCain.the only POW in military history to gain weight as a prisoner of war.can you say traitor and collaborator,there you go, I knew you could..

 

 

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