"Though it was concluded it was an accident -**Others, including survivors of the attack, have rejected these conclusions and maintain that the attack was deliberate."
**I agree. And with good reason. Israel didn't want The US spying on their War Time Communications.
America should have stayed out of The War Zone!
Therefore, I don't fault Israel for firing on The USS Liberty under these conditions.
A Technical Research Ship. What exactly was being researched?
Technical Research Ship:
USS Liberty (AGTR-5) Spy Ship; Technical Research Ships were used by the United States Navy during the 1960s to gather Intelligence by monitoring the Electronic Communications of Nations in various parts of The World. At the time these ships were active, The Mission of the ships was covert and discussion of the true mission was prohibited ("classified information").
The Mission of the ships was publicly given as "conducting research into atmospheric and communications phenomena".
However, the true mission was more or less an open secret and the ships were commonly referred to as "Spy Ships".
No apology necessary. But accepted. Thanks for the clarification.
And I'll extend an apology for the "goofy bastard and O'Stupido".
My apology . Israel bombed USS Liberty killing 40 American soliders <quoted text>