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The White House sent letters to the families of the dead sailors

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Last Friday, the families of American sailors killed in August began receiving letters of condolence from US President Donald Trump, reports RIA News post editions of Atlantic.




Recall, the destroyer "John McCain" 21 August, faced a merchant ship near Singapore. Ten sailors died, five were injured.

Relatives of the victims began to receive letters of condolence only on October 20, that is, 2 months after the tragedy.

The publication reminds that the October 18 controversy broke out in the United States around Trump's conversation with the widow of a soldier David Johnson, who died in Niger. The president told the widow that her husband "knew what was going on." Part of the conversation was heard by congressman Frederick Wilson, to whom the words of the head of state seemed “inappropriate and insensitive,” since the widow had two children, and she was expecting a third.

According to the father of one of the sailors Timothy Ackles, prior to this letter he “had not received any news from the American president.”

Honestly, it seems to me that the letter is a reaction to the storm in the media around how such things were solved,
he said.

Two more American families confirmed the receipt of letters of condolences from October 20 from the White House.
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 23 October 2017 10: 57
    +4
    There was no money for stamps ...
    As well as no destruction of chemical weapons.
    1. svp67
      svp67 23 October 2017 11: 05
      +2
      Quote: Thrall
      There was no money for stamps ...
      As well as no destruction of chemical weapons.

      The list is long .... in it and the destruction of plutonium.
    2. Iskander Sh
      Iskander Sh 23 October 2017 11: 06
      +2
      Quote: Thrall
      There was no money for stamps ...


      Or maybe Trump just in FIG.
      1. svp67
        svp67 23 October 2017 11: 10
        +2
        Quote: Iskander Sh
        Or maybe Trump just in FIG.

        Do you think that he himself writes all this? To do this, he must have a SPECIAL department. But apparently here the ego is "substituted"
        1. Iskander Sh
          Iskander Sh 23 October 2017 11: 14
          +2
          Quote: svp67
          Do you think that he himself writes all this?



          Well, of course, he doesn’t write. In figs, in terms of the plan, it seems he didn’t even take an interest in the sent or not sent.
      2. Jedi
        Jedi 23 October 2017 11: 11
        +7
        Quote: Iskander Sh
        Or maybe Trump just in FIG.

        What does it mean? Just don't care.
    3. 210ox
      210ox 23 October 2017 11: 07
      +4
      Does the Federal Express mow? Or were they delayed at Trump's signatures. But in general, they are good too .. Do you recall the Kursk?
      Quote: Thrall
      There was no money for stamps ...
      As well as no destruction of chemical weapons.
    4. LSA57
      LSA57 23 October 2017 11: 08
      +6
      Quote: Thrall
      There was no money for stamps ..

      and saliva on the tongue to stick them on. all saliva left on a shave in the direction of Korea
      1. sogdy
        sogdy 23 October 2017 14: 20
        0
        Until the inquiry is completed, a decision on the fact is not made, no other actions are performed.
        A notification from the coroner (an analogue of our medical conclusion) was received by the families of the victims. "Letter from the President" involves shaneshki. And guilty shaneshki should not receive.
  2. svp67
    svp67 23 October 2017 10: 58
    +4
    Relatives of the victims began to receive letters of condolence only on October 20, that is, 2 months after the tragedy.
    Maybe their mail works like that. It would be interesting to see not when they arrived, but when they were sent? And something, but among the Americans the procedure itself is already very well developed. Each of the families received their mourning "flag" in a timely manner ...
    1. The black
      The black 23 October 2017 11: 01
      +4
      Quote: svp67
      Relatives of the victims began to receive letters of condolence only on October 20, that is, 2 months after the tragedy.
      Maybe their mail works like that. It would be interesting to see not when they arrived, but when they were sent? And something, but among the Americans, the procedure itself is already very well developed. Each of the families received their mourning "flag" in a timely manner ...

      ... no, just the ethnic Estonian was responsible for sending the letters ..
      1. svp67
        svp67 23 October 2017 11: 06
        +2
        Quote: Black
        ... no, just the ethnic Estonian was responsible for sending the letters ..

        Alas, but somehow life shows that there are enough “brakes” in any nation. And then there may also be a deliberate action.
      2. LSA57
        LSA57 23 October 2017 11: 09
        +6
        Quote: Black
        ... no, just the ethnic Estonian was responsible for sending the letters ..

        everything, now the last tank will be taken away ...
    2. Iskander Sh
      Iskander Sh 23 October 2017 11: 08
      +3
      Quote: svp67
      And something, but among the Americans, the procedure itself is already very well developed. Each of the families received their mourning "flag" in a timely manner ...



      You are simply confusing the funeral and ceremony from the US Navy with "personal" condolences from the president. Here it is worth asking a question from the White House Office.
      1. svp67
        svp67 23 October 2017 11: 11
        +2
        Quote: Iskander Sh
        Here it is worth asking a question from the White House Office.

        I agree to all 100. I wanted to say this, apparently I did not clearly express my idea
    3. creak
      creak 23 October 2017 11: 35
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      And something, but among the Americans, the procedure itself is already very well developed. Each of the families received their mourning "flag" in a timely manner ...

      In this regard, I have a question - and do we, the family of each dead soldier, receive letters of condolence, if not from the President, then at least from the Minister of Defense? As far as I know, there is no such practice - this applies not only to those who died as a result of an emergency, as is the case with the Americans, but also in local conflicts, and so on. "undeclared wars." I know this not from the words of others ...
      So jokes and competition in wit about the USA are inappropriate here, we ourselves have nothing to brag about in this regard ... Tired, we see a mote in the eyes of others ....
      1. svp67
        svp67 23 October 2017 11: 39
        +1
        Quote: ranger
        So do not scuffle and compete in wit about the United States - we ourselves have nothing to brag about in this regard ...

        Here I have a question, and indicate where I "ernichal" and competed ...
        1. creak
          creak 23 October 2017 11: 48
          +1
          Sorry, my comment does not apply to you in any way - I basically agree with your words. He belonged to some idiots, ready to gossip for any reason, not even a suitable occasion ...
        2. creak
          creak 23 October 2017 11: 54
          0
          Quote: svp67
          Quote: ranger
          .

          Here I have a question, and indicate where I "ernichal" and competed ...

          Sorry, my comment does not apply to you in any way - I basically agree with your words. He belonged to idiots, ready to gnaw at any, even inappropriate occasion.
      2. LSA57
        LSA57 23 October 2017 12: 20
        +5
        Quote: ranger
        So jokes and competition in wit about the USA are inappropriate here, we ourselves have nothing to brag about in this regard ... Tired, we see a mote in the eyes of others ....

        but in any case for so much time they do not pull. keep one thing altogether silent, another tear apart an old wound
        1. creak
          creak 23 October 2017 12: 57
          0
          Quote: LSA57
          but in any case for so much time they do not pull. keep one thing altogether silent, another tear apart an old wound

          To pretend that nothing happened and just keep silent - this, of course, is more "humane" ... Well, in an extreme case, just say "she drowned" - and this phrase didn’t make any wounds?
          1. sogdy
            sogdy 23 October 2017 14: 25
            0
            Quote: ranger
            In this regard, I have a question - and do we, the family of each dead soldier, receive letters of condolence, if not from the President, then at least from the Minister of Defense?

            Our "Letter of the President of the Russian Federation" and "Letter of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation" is an award. Like the "Personal letter of Comrade Stalin."
  3. stolz
    stolz 23 October 2017 11: 00
    +1
    We must already put this on the stream: to prepare forms and just enter the full name and addresses.
    1. svp67
      svp67 23 October 2017 11: 08
      +2
      Quote: Stolz
      We must already put this on the stream: to prepare forms and just enter the full name and addresses.

      Do not worry that we have, that they do so. The template is on the computer and everything that needs to be inserted is inserted there, and then the facsimile is placed, for the "boss", the secretary.
      1. sogdy
        sogdy 23 October 2017 14: 36
        0
        Quote: svp67
        The template is on the computer and everything that needs to be inserted is inserted there, and then the facsimile is placed, for the "boss", the secretary.

        I did not understand, what are you talking about?
        There is a death certificate, with its own order of registration.
        There is a "letter to relatives" - it is written by a direct commander, only by hand. There is an order (I don’t remember the year-number) that legitimized the tradition of writing such letters. There are exceptions - when not written.
        There is a "Notice of death of a serviceman" - form.

        What document are you talking about?
    2. LSA57
      LSA57 23 October 2017 11: 11
      +5
      Quote: Stolz
      We must already put this on the stream: to prepare forms and just enter the full name and addresses.

      this is after Korea without a great mind climb
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  5. kolyhalovs
    kolyhalovs 23 October 2017 11: 03
    +1
    Well, two months. And before it was less? And before it was? Unclear. And yes, he really knew what he was going on. This is of course cynical and non-diplomatic. But. Is Congresswoman Frederick an hour democrat?

    Z.Y. I read it. So it is - a democrat. And Trump accuses her of lying. So it goes.
    1. Stas157
      Stas157 23 October 2017 11: 26
      +3
      Quote: kolyhalovs
      And yes, he really knew what he was going on.
      Didn’t you know? Let's just say that if he knew that he would die, he certainly would not go!
      1. kolyhalovs
        kolyhalovs 23 October 2017 12: 56
        +1
        Quote: Stas157
        Didn’t you know?

        Folk Wisdom:
        He got a job in the fire department. The schedule is excellent, guys are class, but like a fire - at least quit!
  6. stolz
    stolz 23 October 2017 11: 06
    0
    Quote: andre
    Well, I don’t know, the sailors are sorry of course, because of the distribution ........ wa died. And bureaucrats, they are in Honduras .... bureaucrats.

    What a pity, damn it, was found! It is necessary to rejoice that the probable adversary's l / s has decreased.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 October 2017 11: 58
    0
    There was no money for stamps ...

    They probably wanted by e-mail, but again someone's hackers intervened and ruined the whole initiative. Not surprisingly, in the United States only two months later they remembered the parents of the dead sailors. Not until this, because The “war” with Trump and Russia is more important than any condolences.
  8. Will
    Will 23 October 2017 12: 42
    0
    “Better late than never” or “road spoon for dinner”?