As I look at the video of the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego where "Navy officials are unclear how long the blaze might continue to burn", I have to believe there is something systemically wrong with US Naval leadership. There have been too many serious malfunctions in this system. I have to also believe this sort of catastrophe shouldn't happen these days without a little help from a saboteur. Too many "coincidences".

But this is just the most recent such disaster produced in a long string of outrageous Naval derelictions of duty and incompetence - as I feel certain the explosion and fire aboard this small carrier will eventually show.

A quick glance at some of our Navy's deadly blunders and criminal malfeasance during past decades:

"The $35 million “Fat Leonard” corruption scandal threatens to decimate an entire generation of experienced U.S. Navy officers." ..." In December of 2015, the Navy summoned 200 admirals to a meeting in Washington and revealed that 30 of them were under criminal investigation. The scandal would eventually reveal pervasive corruption within the Navy’s contracting process, a deeply dysfunctional system of oversight and a years-long cover up."

Then there was the Tailhook scandal in 1991, mostly resulting from wild Las Vegas party - the results here seriously damaging the Navy due to officious Congressional feminist interference.

There have been many incidents of deadly professional negligence and incompetence such as the 2000 suicide boat attack on USS Cole in Yemen that killed 17 sailors. The Captain should have known of the obvious danger and taken precautions.

Naval collisions: [photo] "The guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain ... crashed in the summer of 2017, killing 10 sailors." "...was sailing east of Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when the collision with the Liberian-flagged vessel occurred."

"A scathing internal Navy probe into the 2017 collision that drowned seven sailors on the guided-missile destroyer Fitzgerald details a far longer list of problems plaguing the vessel, its crew and superior commands than the service has publicly admitted."

The USS nuclear powered aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt was effectively disabled by corona virus contamination of crew members. "The US Navy has declined to reinstate ousted Captain Brett Crozier as Commanding Officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt following an investigation into the handling of an outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus onboard. The outbreak led to Crozier’s firing and the resignation of former Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly.”

One - the ship should not have given a 5-day shore leave in Vietnam which was infected with the virus, knowing sailors do have fun on shore leave. The Captain should not have panicked and fired off 30-something emails for assistance. This did incredible harm by informing our Chinese enemies that the Captain is weak, and his ship vulnerable. We need more men like Bull Halsey, Fleet Admiral in the United States Navy during World War II. Quote: Hit hard, hit fast, hit often. Instead of EEEEK! There's a virus onboard. The "Roosevelt" is the most powerful naval ship in the world. It is also the foremost symbol of American naval strength in the Southeast and Fareast.

The Chinese only look with contempt at the Captain pushing the panic button on the Theodore Roosevelt that day.

Lastly, I could go much longer, it has been reported that 85-percent of naval officers no longer know how to navigate by the old instruments, like the sextant. If modern electronic instruments fail or are destroyed, the ship is lost. I hear this is being remedied.

The burning USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego is a warning of a serious soft spot in US Navy leadership. It will cost us dearly when the communist Chinese attack Taiwan, soon.