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    21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel - Military- msnbc.com

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    NEW YORK - The new Navy assault ship USS New York, built with World Trade Center steel, arrived in its namesake city Monday with a 21-gun salute near the site of the 2001 terrorist attack.

    First responders, families of Sept. 11 victims and the public gathered Monday at a waterfront viewing area, where they could see the crew standing at attention along the deck of the battleship gray vessel.

    The big ship paused. Then the shots were fired, with a cracking sound, in three bursts.
    Honoring those who fell with a ship of war. Nice.

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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

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    Honoring those who fell with a ship of war. Nice.





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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

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    What's your issue with it?
    Actually, I thought he was paying a compliment. Am I wrong?
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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Actually, I thought he was paying a compliment. Am I wrong?
    Given the two useless wars being fought right now, the dollars and lives lost doing it, and the political strife in the aftermath, I find it incredibly ironic and twisted that the steel from the fallen towers was used to make another apparatus of war.

    It doesn't honor them. It disgraces them.

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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Given the two useless wars being fought right now, the dollars and lives lost doing it, and the political strife in the aftermath, I find it incredibly ironic and twisted that the steel from the fallen towers was used to make another apparatus of war.

    It doesn't honor them. It disgraces them.
    It's more of the Twin Towers being an iconic symbol of the USA, not about simply the victims but about the US's lost as a nation.

    The ship making shows that even the ashes of the destroyed towers will be there to protect the people.

    But that's just a wild guess.
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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Given the two useless wars being fought right now, the dollars and lives lost doing it, and the political strife in the aftermath, I find it incredibly ironic and twisted that the steel from the fallen towers was used to make another apparatus of war.

    It doesn't honor them. It disgraces them.
    Then I disagree with you. I would find it quite ironic, and good, if that ship eventually laid waste to a terrorist training camp. The symbolism would be huge. Screw with America and you die.

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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    While I appreciate the gesture, I don't like interfering with warship construction for political causes. The name is a fine way to honor the towers, the functional details of the warship should be decided only on its pragmatic merits.

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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Given the two useless wars being fought right now, the dollars and lives lost doing it, and the political strife in the aftermath, I find it incredibly ironic and twisted that the steel from the fallen towers was used to make another apparatus of war.

    It doesn't honor them. It disgraces them.
    Thank God you live in Canada, where you can rely on those ships to defend you, without having to trouble your conscience about actually paying for them.

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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Honoring those who fell with a ship of war. Nice.
    It is nice.

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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    So, honouring the dead of the Twin Towers = okay and acceptable for conservatives.... guess it is because Bush ordered the ship.

    But honouring returning dead from war = horrible political photo op...?

    Interesting double standard there...

    One would think that honouring both would be on the mantra of the US right wing.. guess not.
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