Italian bravery

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  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    I have not seen a thread on this subject.

    Costa Concordia cruise ship missing now at 29, up from 16, officials said - NYPOST.com

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    This is the brave, handsome Captain of the ship. Very photogenic, isn't he?
     
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    Wow just shocking, I just found about it today !

    The crew should be tried for being accessories to this carnage.
     
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    Capt. Francesco Schettino is charged with abandoning the sinking ship.

    Apparently the cruise line believes it is good for business to have a aging gigolo for a ship's captain...
     
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    Well i guess Italians never miss an opportunity to live up to their reputation as cowards.
     
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    I was under the impression that the first job of the captain is to send out an SOS and then direct women and children to the life-rafts, followed by the old, the young adults, the crew and the last man to leave the ship should be the captain himself.

    If that did not happen, it's really a shoddy state of affairs.
     
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    To be fair, the Guardia Costiera is doing a good job along with some volunteer divers. But Schettino has shamed himself and his country.
     
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    The captain says he tripped and fell into the lifeboat.

    Scrutiny on Captain's Final Actions - WSJ.com
     
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    I thought it was the French who were called cowards.
     
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    Why is this in the "Americas" section?
     
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    Even in Afganistan dont the Italian soldiers always avoid conflict and flee if anything starts?
     
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    The Italians are on the Turkmenistan border in Herat. There isn't much going on there.
     
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    Italians are the most unfriendly and mafia type of people.

    comment are from personnel account
     
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    Once a relative of mine sent some goods to Italy and the mafia held up a trade vessel at port due to lack of payment.
     

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