A few questions from an ignorant Brit; I have just been watching an old TV doc posted on the Persian Freedom thread, concerning the USS Liberty 'incident' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7vpdU9id_g&feature=RecentlyWatched&page=1&t=t&f=b And I was hoping to know a couple of things that a quick scan of google is not answering. 1, The Commander of the Carrier that launched aircraft to repel the attack was ordered to abort by a senior officer not directly in his CoC - does anyone know why? 2, What could the Israeli's possibly hope to gain by this attack? Or was it a fanatic, out of control element within the IDF, that was covered up? 3, Have the Israelis responsible ever visited the US? 4, What would be the US attitude today to a similar event? 5, How widely known within the US is this event? 6, What would have happened if the Israelis had killed all on board? 7, Why did the attack stop approx 1 hour + in? 8, I regard the treatment of the USS Liberty's Veterans as shameful from the limited information I have seen, has their treatment improved? Many thanks in advance Oh and before Mora or any other drone sanctioned to attack 'antisemitism' on line steps in, I don't accept the 'accident' theory at all, machine gunning life rafts shows intent of mass murder not mistaken identity.