Dead In The Water - The Sinking of the USS Liberty

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    During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats. Israel claimed that the whole affair had been a tragic accident based on mistaken identification of the ship. The American government accepted the explanation. For more than 30 years many people have disbelieved the official explanation but have been unable to rebut it convincingly. Now, Dead in the Water uses startling new evidence to reveal the truth behind the seemingly inexplicable attack. The film combines dramatic reconstruction of the events, with new access to former officers in the US and Israeli armed forces and intelligence services who have decided to give their own version of events. Interviews include President Lyndon Johnson's Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara, former head of the Israeli navy Admiral Shlomo Errell and members of the USS Liberty crew.

    Dead In The Water - The Sinking of the USS Liberty
     
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    Conservatives are like..

    Wha...?
     
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    IsNtReal an ally ?
    The US is more like the guy that feeds the pit vipers at the zoo.
     
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    LBJ wanted that boat sunk
     
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    And Israeli hit squad took out an American kid on a Turkish ship in international waters.

    Conservative reaction?

    The kid got what he had comin'..
     
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    Typical..
     
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    Typical of LBJ, I know. Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, USS Liberty and Vietnam
     
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    i love when conservatives are all about the troops as heroes blah blah blah till you mention the uss liberty
     
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    It was a low point, but of the LBJ Presidency
     
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    Yeah..that's the ticket. It was LBJ.

    It had nothing to do with the Israelis.

    :eusa_shhh:
     
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