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Sexed-Up Videos Stir Up Trouble for U.S. Navy

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Posted on Jan 3, 2011
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The USS Enterprise is the apparent site where the questionable footage was shot.

We will report this story without the egregious use of maritime metaphors: The U.S. Navy is looking into a case involving one Capt. Owen Honors, commanding officer of the USS Enterprise, and the making of some videos showing sexualized encounters between sailors.  —KA

BBC:

The videos were apparently made in 2006 and 2007, and one features gay slurs, simulated masturbation and women pretending to bathe together.

The Virginian-Pilot newspaper revealed the existence of the videos, but it is unclear why they are surfacing now.

The films’ key figure is Capt Owen Honors, now USS Enterprise commander.

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By Jim Yell, January 4, 2011 at 11:57 am Link to this comment
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Bad taste and I won’t say bad judgement, because we don’t know what circumstance led to these videos. Certainly they don’t reflect very well on the individuals judgement, but our government officials have sent our military out to kill people based upon lies and even situations that developed largely by Republican manipulation of foreign countries leaders. The idea of Realpolitic—maybe a case in the short term, but in the long term we would have done better to treat people with honesty and stop double dealing everyone including ourselves.

How are the videos more obscene than a President who says he doesn’t care about what the American People think, because God tells him what to do.

Indeed a President and Vice-President who decides they will start a war based upon lies they fabricated and they will use it as an excuse to violate all the laws they swore to uphold and to cause the deaths of 1000s of American Soldiers and hundreds of thousands of civilians in their own living rooms and markets? I think if we need outrage it should be against these actions more than the juvenal impulses of officers. Our country has become a malignant farce.

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By PatrickHenry, January 4, 2011 at 7:34 am Link to this comment

The captain should be courtmarshalled for bad taste and forcing troops to view his idea of humor.

And one wonders why officers are killed by their troops.

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