An on-topic comment at the blog of our favourite British Methodist.
Incidentally this is why I have come to think of the conspiracy theory* about the USS Liberty incident that rears its ugly head every few years and is part of the armoury of every antizionist and antisemitic preacher in the West, as just another antisemitic slur along with the blood in the matzah.
*The theory that the attack on the US naval vessel on the fourth day of the Six Day War that it was monitoring was deliberate and that the US Government is covering up.
As if the IAF is the first air force in history to be involved in a friendly fire incident while at war. As if the USAF has never shot up its own side in the fog of war. As if British war planes have never attacked one of their own warships while hunting another.
As if Israel is the only secular liberal democracy in history that would ever even contemplate attacking the navy of another liberal democracy even while at war let alone actually do it. Especially while at war and especially the United States Navy. Not Canada. Not France or Britain. Not even Ireland or Iceland.
But Israel? Sure. They did it, don't you know? There's something different about these people.
Those who take the trouble to contend in public or in private that the attack on the Liberty, alone of all the hundreds of such incidents that are part of every war, was anything than an accident of war should be regarded with some suspicion. What else do they believe?
cross posted Israel Thrives
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