This is on the matter of the Israeli war-plane attack on SS Liberty in June, 1967. Brian Knopp (8/01) responded to a letter by Jerry Russom (7/18) and I would like to respond to Brian Knopp.
Firstly, it is suspect that an event that took place exactly 40 years ago should become a heated debate now, unless of course, Mr.Knopp simply wants to hammer Israel. Secondly, on the basis of the numerous sites supplied by Mr. Knopp, it seems that there were 10 official U.S. investigations of the attack—five of them congressional investigations. I suspect that contributing to the difficulties in the investigations was the presence of a clearly visible information-gathering U.S ship (a spy ship) off the coast of Sinai when an Israeli/Arab war (later called the “Six-Day War”) was going on. However, the aforementioned investigations concluded that the attack was a tragic mistake caused by blunders of both sides.
This should put the matter to rest, especially because there have been numerous attacks on U.S. embassies, ships and the mainland by Islamic fundumentalists since that time, and are therefore much more current.
— David Zimerman