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Reply #34: The USS Liberty was in international waters. It was not sailing [View All]

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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-11-07 01:49 PM
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34. The USS Liberty was in international waters. It was not sailing
at attack speeds. It was not a threat. They were just monitoring the activities and were not taking sides. Israel knew it was an American ship, in fact two Israeli pilots refused to attack an unarmed American ship. They were the only people punished for that attack.

The Israelis knew it was an American spy ship, and that is why they attacked. There were two things they wanted to hide. The first was that Israel fired the first shots, and second that they were executing POW's. Which one was the prime reason for the murders is still being debated.

They wanted no survivors. Using jets and torpedo boats they sunk lifeboats and tried for 2 hours to sink the ship. Unfortunately for them, the ship refused to sink and most of our sailors survived. One of my friends was supposed to be on that ship that day, but his orders were delayed.

I have spoken with one of the officers that was on the bridge that day.


The Commander of the Liberty got the CMH but the ceremony was held away from the Capitol and away from the public so not to embarrass the Israelis.

I am still angry at the Israelis and the American officials that sided with Israel and against our soldiers and sailors.
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