AT ITS WORST
so sue me. (When all else fails, be a cynic. Yeah, right.)
I HAVE BEEN POUNDING
the topics of the USS Liberty and Pearl Harbour. Topics disconnected by decades but very pertinent even today—and for more than the ceremonial hands-on-hearts maudlin annual wallows.
Those players are either no longer with us or well on their way to being so—but there’s a new generation out there, expecting better. Indoctrinated to that effect, in fact.
But will they get it?
In the US Navy
you expect your buddies to back you up regardless … right? (Awww, come on, come onnnnnn … it’s a simple yes/no question):
Time for a quick analogy:
Your buddy breaks an arm falling overboard and is calling for help, while swarms of sharks are moving in. Some have already taken a little nibble. Do you:
(a) dive in after him
(b) throw him a lifesaver ring
(c) launch a float, jump in, paddle over soonest and
(d) beat off the sharks until he can be saved?
or, do you
(e) Take option (c) above, but as soon as actually doing it
(f) someone hundreds of miles away orders you to fish your float out, and get back onboard
(g) to listen to his struggles and screamings as he puts up the very best fight he can with no weapons?
TO PUT YOU IN THE PICTURE
Options (c) and (f) and (g) are the historical precedents set.
Now, YOU are in the US Navy today, or any other of the vaunted US forces … can you (be honest~!) honestly expect any better?
JUST A REMINDER
if you said yes.
I have this truly wonderful bridge for sale in Sydney Harbour (Australia) and just for you it’s at a real giveaway price. Send me all your details soonest, please … give it wings.
You may now savage my ankles … but only if you really think I’m wrong. (Keep it seemly and I await your rebuttals with much eager anticipation.)