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Posted By: Teribus
05-Sep-13 - 10:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: chemical weapons in Syria
Subject: RE: BS: chemical weapons in Syria
" Let McCain go on the mission so he can die a hero, and let his military record say something other than being a prisoner or having a rocket from his jet set fire to a US aircraft carrier."

What a complete and utter load of rubbish Donuel

Now please correct me if I am in error in any of the following:

1: Lt-Cdr John McCain flew a Skyhawk A-4E (Aircaft No: 416)
2: The M32 "Zuni" Rocket that initiated the incident was accidentally discharged due to an electrical fault from a deck parked Macdonnell-Douglas F-4B Phantom II (Aircraft No: 110) - most definitely not Lt-Cdr John McCain's aircraft.
3: The rocket hit the wing mounted external fuel tank on Skyhawk A-4E (Aircraft No: 405) parked but awaiting launch piloted by Lt-Cdr Fred D. White - the missile did not detonate but the roket motor igniited the fuel escaping from the fuel tank
4: The aircraft parked to the left of White's Skyhawk on the flight deck was McCain's Skyhawk.
5: Truth of the matter is - apart from escaping from the carnage wrought - John McCain had nothing whatsoever to do with starting any fire.

Now what remnains to be seen is whether or not you possess the integrity to either retract the statement or offer any apology.