A huge scandal erupted in the us army after the incumbent officer and a graduate from the prestigious military Academy West point Spencer Rapone was accused of Pro-Communist views. As a result, to justify had a former Congressman who had recommended the young man to enroll, and father of Lieutenant — regional policy. And the command of the U.S. army launched an investigation.
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The story began with the appearance in social networks photos taken on the day of release from the military Academy. On one of the photos shows Repone his cap, on the inner side where a black marker was written “Communism will win”. On another photo a young man demonstrates a t-shirt with the image of Ernesto Che Guevara.
“Wow. This is Spencer Rapone and he goes to West point. Can transmit to the Minister of defence Mattis that it ranks wormed his way into an open Communist?”, – wrote Facebook user Dens Adams. The post gathered hundreds of reposts. Following tightened the American press.
It quickly became clear that Rapone was recommended for admission to the Academy, a former Congressman from the Democratic party Jason Altmire.
“A few years ago, I met with Spencer Rapone when he was in high school. Then, he was an outstanding student, a straight-a student from a good family. I haven’t talked to him since, so I was shocked and disappointed with his antics”, – the politician said in an interview with The Daily Caller.
Alter added that U.S. citizens have the right to Express their point of view, but what makes Rapone, according to him, absolutely disgusting. Also in his opinion, the actions of Lieutenant violate the uniform code of military justice of the United States.
“Rap” had the father of the graduate of the regional policy of the state of Pennsylvania. Richard Rapone publicly renounced the views of his son and explained why his son would be attracted to leftist views. According to him, the first attempt admission to West point failed, then the young man enlisted in the army and went to serve in Afghanistan.
After returning from the war, says the father of the officer, in regard to his son have been significant changes. “Spencer is my son, and I love it, but I don’t like or approve of his behavior,” said the man.
However, Spencer Rapone their views and not hide, at least in social networks. And in his Twitter he said, and all that with pleasure will dance on the grave of Senator John McCain’s Russophobia. Last, we recall, had recently been diagnosed with the most aggressive form of brain cancer.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon said that started an investigation against a soldier. The US defense Department, and the administration of West point, said that the views of the officer in no way reflect the views of the U.S. army and military Academy.
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