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IN A city still emerging from the floods of Hurricane Katrina, a ship has begun to rise from the ashes of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Bringing together America’s two great calamities of the 21st century, the USS New York is being built in New Orleans with 24 tonnes of steel taken from the collapsed World Trade Centre.
Originally posted by Ox
With all due respect to those who lost their lives on 9/11... This ship's first mission is to find Osama Bin Laden? What has the military been doing over there? Playing Scrabble??
And.. Isnt Afghanistan in the middle of the desert? That's going to be an awesome site to see this boat take to the sand..
Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
what better way to commemorate them, then to build a ship out from the ashes? Bring the fight to the enemy with the very souls that were lost. So that they are never forgotten and their legacy lives on.
DOD) A ship designed to transport and land troops, equipment, and supplies by means of embarked landing craft, amphibious vehicles, and helicopters. Designated as LPD.
Originally posted by acura_el2000
what happens if that ship gets attacked, and it sinks? that metal is cursed, but It would be nice if this ship plays a significant role in a future battle. It will leave some sort of legacy.
And if they have no "boarders" as you so put it, does that mean we should automatically give up the fight?
Originally posted by irishmen3g
I find it funny that everyone here is fighting from the word go.
1. The metal was reused, for better or for worse, I won't judge, but at least it was.
2. Was it twisted into a "show of power"? To the eyes of many, yes, but in this day and age, what did we all expect?
Sorry I don't have a set opinion, just my 2 cents, for whatever that's worth