Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Inappropriately Close

Background  

Submarine Mystery Rumor of the Next 3-4 Years  (from 2013)  For which woman will another new navy submarine be named in the next 3-4 years?    ANSWER  - This name will be a last-minute political choice and that decision is vastly unpredictable in the current administration of SecNav Mabus.   Our guess would be f) none of the above, at this point.

Now


 
INAPPROPRIATE  (26 February 2015)
Navy ship naming controversyGabrielle Giffords (LCS-10) is a Independence-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. The ship is named after former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot along with eighteen other people during the 2011 shooting in Tucson, ArizonaNo U.S. warship should ever be named for a man or woman, particularly one yet living, who seeks to disarm U.S. citizens in violation of the 2nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "USS Gabrielle Giffords" is an inappropriate name for any U.S. warship, and such naming is a heinous political act perpetrated by members of a ruling class of lawyers.

APPROPRIATE (2 March 2015)

[South] Korean Navy names submarine for woman martyr.  The Korean Navy is building a submarine named Ryu Gwan-sun, the young martyr who fought for independence during Japan’s colonial rule and who led the March 1 Independence Movement.  The Japanese arrested teenager Ryu Gwan-sun and sentenced her to seven years in prison, where she died in captivity at age 18, apparently due to harsh torture in 1919

In M.E.'s opinion it is appropriate to name the submarine for a woman who fought and died for her country's independence.

The FUTURE

As predicted, and in continuance of this regrettable trend, a U.S. submarine (warship) may soon be named for a woman of little military note to our country nor to the sailors who must take a submarine in harms way below the seas.
 
Submarines are always silent and strange.

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