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So this off topic from my Pentagon dump, but is a pretty wild story in of itself. It seems in a cost cutting measure, US soldiers are being cremated at a facility meant for pets.
As the Friends Forever Pet Cremation Service says at their website:
As pet owners ourselves, we understand the need for a more dignified alternative when a beloved pet passes away.
If this wasn’t screwed up enough, Bush and the Pentagon viewing our soldiers as pets, they also sent friends and families to the pet crematorium for services!
This whole fiasco came to light when an Army officer who works at the Pentagon traveled to Delaware on Thursday to attend the cremation of a military comrade.
Here is what the Washington Post had to say:
Pentagon officials said they do not think that human remains and animal remains were ever commingled at the facility. “We have absolutely no evidence whatsoever at this point that any human remains were at all ever mistreated,” Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said at a news conference hastily convened last night.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates found “the site and signage insensitive and entirely inappropriate for the dignified treatment of our fallen,” Morrell said. “The families of the fallen have the secretary’s deepest apology,” he said.
Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, director of the Air Force Staff, said he does not know whether any military officer had ever inspected the contracted crematories. “That is something which we need to take a look at,” he said.
You see, that is something you look at before our soldiers are cremated in the puppy’s last bed. I mean, how could the Army be this callious and dumb?
“Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.” – Henry Kissinger
Oh yeah, Kissinger is still consulting the White House and running the show with his puppet master strings. Should have known.
Here is the worst case scenerio for the fate of some of our fallen heroes at Friends Forever Pet Cremation Service:
Group – your pet is cremated with other pets, and the cremains are not returnable.