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Virginia Beach Under Military Attack

The city of Virginia Beach has sustained a military attack. It isn’t some foreign government or terrorist who launched the attack, though. It was the U.S. military.

In a certain sense, the attack was unintentional. The U.S. Navy certainly did not mean to send an F/A-18 fighter jet aircraft slamming into an apartment building in Virginia Beach today. However, it was completely predictable that such an accident would take place. It’s not the first time that a U.S. military aircraft has careened quickly out of the sky, falling on American civilians. It happens quite often, actually. Not too long ago, I wrote about the crash of an F/A-18 Hornet in a residential neighborhood in San Diego.

Property is destroyed. People are injured and killed. It’s all avoidable.

As long as we have dangerous military airplanes flying at high speed over American communities, people are going to die. Destruction is going to take place.

The F/A-18 Hornet that was destroyed today costs tens of millions of dollars. That’s a waste we can’t afford, but it is insignificant in comparison to the wreckage, injury and, possibly, loss of life that took place today.

We simply don’t need to have these military jets flying over our heads. No F/A-18 Hornet has ever been used to defend the soil of the United States of America from foreign military or terrorist attack. These dangerous machines are tools of unnecessary overseas adventurism. They should be grounded – permanently.

5 thoughts on “Virginia Beach Under Military Attack”

  1. Tom says:

    We’re such a screwed up species – like we’re going through colony collapse disorder as are some bee species (can’t find your way back home).

    Today’s piece of evidence that humanity is insane:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2126024/Christians-NAILED-crosses-gruesome-Good-Friday-enactment-Jesuss-death-Philippines.html

    You know – it ain’t bad enough we got military jets crashing into apartments; no – these guys have to go and re-enact a favorite form of Roman torture and death combined. i bet they just came from the running of the bulls in Spain and this is like the next leg of their advanture.

    Weeee!

  2. Jed says:

    C’mon dude. Today’s accident, while tragic and important, is ultimately a pinprick in the big-picture scheme of things. Did anyone even die? How many people died due to DUI today?

    You’re being completely ridiculous.

  3. John says:

    Like someone else said, you’re being ridiculous.

    Saying we should just completely ground these planes makes no sense.

  4. Tom says:

    i think all militaries are wastes of human endeavor and should be refigured with completely different tools to work with – heavy equipment to HELP other countries (or our own) in times of earthquake, tornadoes and other natural disasters, and they should be skilled in lifesaving, trained in everything from medicine to cooking, road building, waste management, recycling, psychology, animal rescue and the like. This needless killing we do to each other is just, as stated above, is just RIDICULOUS.

    If we were the first on the scene when tragedy struck and offered unconditional support for people – providing food, make-shift shelter and medical care, how many enemies do you think we’d have?

  5. Tom says:

    Here you go:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2126395/Los-Angeles-mall-evacuated-U-S-Marines-carrying-explosives-left-military-base-went-driving-pickup-truck.html

    Hundreds evacuated after off-duty Marines ‘took truck loaded with explosives’ to Mall

    “Military officials on Friday were trying to determine why two off-duty Marines left their desert base with 10 explosive training devices in their truck and went to a Los Angeles-area shopping mall, causing three large stores to be evacuated.

    The South Bay Galleria was evacuated on Thursday night after Marine Corps officials called police to report that two Marines were driving a pickup truck and had explosives, Redondo Beach police said.

    The Marines, identified as Pvt Thomas Bazer, 20, and Lance Cpl Devin Gajewski, 22, acknowledged having the explosives, authorities said.”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2126395/Los-Angeles-mall-evacuated-U-S-Marines-carrying-explosives-left-military-base-went-driving-pickup-truck.html#ixzz1rM6YQ3Z3

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