A GLIMPSE OF HELL | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


A GLIMPSE OF HELL

The subsequent investigation was conducted by those responsible for the dangerous conditions in the first place. Captain Joseph Miceli, the officer assigned to the inquest, had a conflict of interest, since he had apparently supervised preparation of some of the bad powder on board. The admiral in charge was one of those officers who (in the words of an associate rear admiral) "thought there was no use in having rank unless you could tell your subordinates what to do."

The crew members were immediately muzzled, and those who objected soon found their careers ruined. Miceli accordingly encountered little resistance when he announced that the accident could not have resulted from mechanical failure and was caused by sabotage. His staff leaked to the press the theory that Clayton Hartwig, a sailor, had been disappointed in a gay affair and had committed suicide, taking 46 shipmates with him.

It was not enough to smear the dead man in public. The Navy doctored a video and dispatched officers to the 47 men's families in an effort to convince them that Hartwig was responsible for the deaths of their husbands, brothers and sons.

To their credit, all but a couple of families rejected the ruse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media is really trying to push "Russian hackers" as the cause of the USS John S McCain being rammed by a tanker. The reasoning is that the US Navy is not incompetent, hence by default is simply MUST be Russian hackers!

But the USS Iowa incident is a textbook case of rampant incompetence, political cronyism, and cover-up in the US Navy.

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