[QUOTE=rob;155285]His credentials mean nothing to me or anyone else. If he has a valid point to make, this Forum is here to let him make it. If his point has holes in it, then you have the option to explain why his point is invalid.
This thread has nothing to do with Schettino right now, it’s about letting someone new come to the Forum and have their say without fear of being stomped on.[/QUOTE]
fine, then the man should speak to what he claims. If anyone here starts a post with something controversial (which I believe you and I both agree with here) then the person should state the case for his claims with logic which will stand the pointy stick test.
To Mr. Antonio Di Lieto, per the request of Rob Almeida, I will refrain from any comments against your professional qualifications to allow you the opportunity to tell us in your opinion what hidden truths there might be to the COSTA CONCORDIA story which might give benefit of doubt to its master, Francesco Schettino? If you are claiming that he is a victim of a corporate culture which gave him no good options then explain why he was trapped to do the flyby of Isola Giglio? If you feel he was let down by the officers and crew of the CONCORDIA then give us evidence that he performed admirably and others under his command are the ones to have failed?
Just have the courage to stand by what you said originally at the start of this thread and I will give you the chance to tell your story here without prejudice on my part. However once you have stated the rationale for your claims then you must be prepared to be cross examined by a group of resident maritime professionals who reside at this forum. For your benefit, I promise I will not lead the questioning but be prepared for others to weigh in with their opinions. After they have, I reserve the right to come back myself with commentary and questions which I hope you will answer however I will not place myself as the sole judge in this discussion.