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

Submitted by Jim Griffin (United States), Nov 14, 2002 at 14:18

I believe the survivors' assertion the attack was deliberate. I don't think Mr. Ennes claims to speak for all survivors. Being a survivor himself and remaining in touch with his comrades, he knows all surviving crewmembers agree the attack was intentional. If you can find a crewmember who thinks otherwise, I'm all ears. By the way, the IDF's failure to send the Liberty to the bottom wasn't for a lack of effort. Five torpedoes were more than enough to sink the ship. That only one found its mark is a testament to the skill and heroism of the Liberty crew, not the IDF's lack of will in sending all hands to the bottom.

Mr. Weeks's scramble to excuse Israel reveals his unfamiliarity with the facts. It probably wouldn't be too difficult to go blow by blow and disprove his assertions but my point is this: internet chat rooms and publications from pro-Israel authors (e.g., Cristol, Oren, etc.) are not the proper forum for ascertaining the truth. Only the Congress can do this. This has been done for the Pueblo, the Stark, the Cole, and every other attack on a US vessel. This has not been done for the Liberty (sorry, boards of inquiry and other kangaroo court investigations don't count). This is all the survivors ask for. If you would like to see it done, please sign the online petition on the Liberty survivors' web site. Until that time comes, Mr. Weeks, Cristol's book doesn't destroy "any myths, tall tales, and red herrings" at all.

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