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Posted: 10/18/2001 4:48:51 PM EDT
This is why we are going to loose: WASHINGTON — An anti-gay slur written on one of the bombs used in the strikes on Afghanistan was inappropriate and commanders have been directed to prevent similar incidents, a top Navy official said. Pilots or crews of U.S. warplanes often write messages on bombs, either taunting the enemy or praising America. Messages written on bombs during the anti-terrorism airstrikes have included several references to the Sept. 11 attacks. A news photograph of a plane on the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier last week showed one bomb with the message, "High Jack This," followed by an anti-gay slur. The Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group, complained about the bomb's message. Rear Adm. Stephen Pietropaoli, in a letter to the group Wednesday, said the Navy does not tolerate discrimination and the bomb's message was an "isolated incident." Several newspapers across the country also asked the Navy about the bomb's message earlier this week, said Pietropaoli, the Navy's chief of information. "We immediately notified Navy commanders involved with Operation Enduring Freedom to ensure steps were taken to prevent a recurrence of this unfortunate incident. They have done so," Pietropaoli wrote. Elizabeth Birch, executive director of Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement that the letter was "a welcome clarification and we are pleased the Navy has stated that this type of anti-gay behavior has no place in our armed forces."
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Link Posted: 10/18/2001 4:58:26 PM EDT
As soon as someone close to Elizabeth Birch comes down with pulmonary anthrax or is blown to acorn sized pieces courtesy of a terrorist attack she will find bigger fish to fry.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:01:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2001 5:23:56 PM EDT by Happyshooter]
The problem isn't with old Cat Tounge Liz there.... it's that the navy brasses' only combat experience is shoving each other out of the way to be the first to kneel before a lib. A little more killing and a little less sucking up to the PC crowd could extend the republic a few years....
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:03:54 PM EDT
We must take them all as individuals, since after all. They [i]ALL[/i] aren't that way...
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:18:52 PM EDT
i really do not see that as anti-gay. i had to look at the picture i couple times to find the anti gay part. i mean is there even any indication that osama likes it up the ass or that the taliban is a symbol of gay pride? sorry to say, but fags is hardly a notorius gay slur any more. but the whole incident left me thinking that these people are so far out of touch with the idea of combat. to even think of crticizing the navy or anyone in the service now for something like that at this time is horribly insulting.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:22:18 PM EDT
The Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group, complained about the bomb's message. Rear Adm. Stephen Pietropaoli, in a letter to the group Wednesday, said the Navy does not tolerate discrimination and the bomb's message was an "isolated incident."
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It WOULD be a rear admiral. To Hell with these idiots...
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:26:50 PM EDT
'Fags' are gays? Someone should explain that to British smokers. You wouldn't believe what some of them have been doing with their fags...
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:28:52 PM EDT
We should form a political branch of AR15.com to take assholes like this head on.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:30:26 PM EDT
I wonder how she knows the author wasn't a gay. Hypocritically, it's 'OK' for THEM to use the word. Or maybe she only thinks it's a slur due to her self-hatred.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:35:02 PM EDT
I truly, truly expected that this kind of sheet would end with the departure of Bill Clinton and his ilk from the White House. I thought that George W. Bush understood things a little better. You simply let the military be the military and get the pointless drivel out of the equation! If paratroopers want to 'pin' jump badges on themselves with a little more violence than may actually be necessary, so what? If aircrews want porno emblems emblazoned on their planes get the 'f' out of the way! Seems it's o.k. to drop a cluster bomb on a Red Cross tent, but god help you if there's a naked chick on the fuselage! Eric The(Isn'tThisThePartWhereWeCameIn?)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 6:09:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2001 7:05:57 PM EDT by Renamed]
FROM: George W. Bush TO: Elizabeth Birch RE: Vulgar Messages on Navy Ordnance Ms. Birch, We are at war. Until the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines under my command have finished destroying the forces that have already murdered over six thousand Americans, they will have much higher priorities than your tender feelings. I suggest that you and your friends at the Human Rights Campaign go pound sand until the crisis is over. Sincerely, W. P.S.: If you'd like to go discuss homosexual rights with the Taliban, I can arrange an express flight to Kabul. P.P.S.: Give my regards to Senator Clinton.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 7:09:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By e8ght: 'Fags' are gays?
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All the gay guys I knew in college called each other "fag" openly. They didn't care.
Someone should explain that to British smokers. You wouldn't believe what some of them have been doing with their fags...
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Too true. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 7:17:40 PM EDT
Loose what? What is too tight and needs to be loose?
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 8:46:22 PM EDT
YUP! WE'RE F^@KED! ONLY A MATTER IF TIME> OOPS TIMES UP!!!! [xx(]
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 8:55:30 PM EDT
how dose she know if they arent homosexual faggots and probly queer? Maybe the FBI should question her?
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 9:38:36 PM EDT
From now on, we should just put "Hello Mr. Taliban, have a terrific day!" along with a smiley face on the side of all bombs.
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