October 12, 2012

12 Years Ago Today: The Bombing Of The USS Cole

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The USS Cole bombing was a suicide attack against the United States Navy destroyer USS Cole on October 12, 2000, while it was harbored and refueled in the Yemen port of Aden. Seventeen American sailors were killed, and 39 were injured. This event was the deadliest attack against a United States Naval vessel since 1987.
Heroes gone, but not forgotten.

Image h/t Michelle Malkin, who has an excellent piece and a must read: The Deadly Disgrace of Obama’s Pro-Terrorist Lawyers

Also, via Ace: Video of USS Cole Commander Kirk Lippold speaking about leaving Yemen with honor

Related, from our Yemeni expert Sweet Jane:
Reprinting of her USS Cole article from 2007

By Stable Hand at 05:34 PM | Comments |