U.S. Navy did not fire missiles from ships in Mediterranean: spokesman

WASHINGTON Tue Sep 3, 2013 6:52am EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy did not fire any missiles from ships in the Mediterranean, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy's European headquarters said on Tuesday.

"No missiles were fired from U.S. ships in the Mediterranean," said the spokesman. He had no further comment on the reported missile activity.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa; Editing by Alison Williams)

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z0rr0 wrote:
The missiles were fired by Israel. Perhaps it was their way of making sure the tinder box keeps smoldering?

Sep 03, 2013 12:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
This is the difficulty with constantly lying. Eventually no one believes anything that is stated by official channels who long ago lost any credibility.
More than half the people I’ve interviewed believe the U.S. Navy fired missiles that destroyed Flight 800 over Long Island back in July of 1996 killing everyone aboard.
It is standard operating procedure to follow, lock on target then stand down in missile training programs according to my sources.
This time one ‘got away’and resulted in a tragedy that the U.S. gov’t still has not admitted nor compensated the families of those killed.
The radar shows the navy fleet evacuating the exact area where the plane went down.
This violates long standing Maritime Tradition of all available hands offering assistance in time of emergency at sea. That says it all.
The eye witnesses here and in 1996 accounts may vary but the basic observations are devastatingly accurate.
Such behavior dishonors the gallantry of good sailors who served their country in times of war. Those responsible for issuing those orders in 96′ should be stripped of their title, pay and imprisoned.
In the last sentence of the last speech JFK was to deliver in Dallas the day he was murdered he wrote:
“lest the lord keep the city, the watchman waketh, but in vein.” Translation- God help us. God help us indeed cause the us gov’t won’t.

Sep 08, 2013 3:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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