(WMR) -- The
John McCain campaign is releasing a series of anti-Barack Obama videos.
However, there is one video that Johnny �Wet Start� McCain, as he was known
after the disastrous USS Forrestal fire in 1967, does not want
America to see.
From WMR, November 20, 2007: WMR has learned additional
details regarding the deadly fire aboard the Navy aircraft carrier, the USS
Forrestal, on July 19, 1967 in the Gulf of Tonkin. The additional details point
to then-Lieut. Commander John McCain playing more of a role in triggering the
fire and explosions than previously reported.
WMR also cited the potential that McCain�s Navy records
were used against him by the neocons in control of the Pentagon, �The
neo-cons, who have had five years to examine every file within the Department
of Defense, have likely accessed documents that could prove embarrassing to
McCain, who was on board the USS Forrestal on July 29, 1967, and whose A-4
Skyhawk was struck by an air-to-ground Zuni missile that had misfired from an
In McCain�s case, the �wet-start� apparently �cooked
off� and launched the Zuni rocket from the rear F-4 that touched off the
explosions and massive fire. The F-4 pilot was reportedly killed in
�Wet starting� was apparently a common practice among
young �hot-dog� pilots. McCain was quickly transferred to the USS Oriskany
(the only Forrestal crewman to be immediately transferred). After the disaster,
McCain was shot down over North Vietnam on October 26, 1967.
McCain was confronted by Forrestal fire survivors
with his role in starting the Forrestal fire during his 2000 presidential
campaign, particularly in South Carolina. McCain was visibly shaken by the
encounter with the survivors, according to some who contacted WMR. WMR is
pleased to present the video
that causes McCain to turn whiter than his usual wan complexion. Watch the
video and McCain�s reaction to any mention of the Forrestal is
Note: Widest distribution encouraged.
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