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Defending USA

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

Submitted by Geraldine (United States), Apr 16, 2004 at 11:25

Concerning the Liberty, I believe that no nation dependent upon another would attempt to bomb its known friend. However to reply to one Liberty comment, that Americans defend Americans, the UN requires that American soldiers are, if ordered to do so by a commanding officer, required to don the UN "uniform" or regalia, and Lieutenant Michael New lost his case when he refused to do so saying he was "an American soldier". There is a problem, for New was entirely correct in saying he was an American soldier.
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