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Reader comment on item: The Liberty Incident: The 1967 Israeli Attack on the U.S. Spy Ship

Submitted by Demetris (United States), Jun 28, 2007 at 08:51

For the past forty years, Israeli and pro-Israeli apologists have been trying to justify the murderous attack on the USS Liberty claiming that it was an unintentional human error. To support that claim they allege that there was no reason for such an attack especially when the target was an unarmed vessel flying the flag of a nation to which Israel owed its very existence.

To enlighten the naive and uninformed I will give you the reasons which the Israelis have persistently concealed:
Item: The USS Liberty was a signals intelligence vessel assigned to monitor primarily Egyptian military communications (but also capable of monitoring Israeli communications).

Item: There were two communications from the Israeli General Staff which Israel wanted to conceal at any cost from the United States: one was to the Eastern Command to take the Golan Heights and the other to the Western Command with instructions to kill all Egyptian prisoners of war.

An unimpeded independent inquiry will confirm the above beyond any doubt and nullify the false claim that Israel lacked sufficient reasons to act in such blatantly criminal fashion.

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