posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 01:14 AM
a reply to: Greywolf13A
Seems to me the whole incident was mis-identification, or more precisely, the lack of the Israeli's to actually identify whom they were attacking
in the first place. As far as what she was doing there, I have no reason to doubt the official story of SIGINT, after all, that is what that ship was
being used for at the time. (Love how they call it a research ship though, lol).
It does certainly seem odd that the Israelis had been unable to ID the ship, being that it should have been readily apparent. GTR-5 is pretty easy to
see both on the fore and aft of the ship, as well there should have been the ensign on the mast. Personally, I think the Israelis just disregarded
the markings, thinking it was an Egyptian ship in disguise.
As far as carrying arms, fuel, etc.... why would the Navy send that ship, when they have perfectly capable ships of doing the same things more
efficiently? Are you suggesting the US was selling to Egypt?
Its widely believed that Israel possesses nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and it wouldn't surprise me. They do have their own nuclear
research facility, Negev, and also most likely have similar facilities for chemical and bio weapons. BTW, Israel is not a signatory of the Chemical
Weapons Convention, go figure. Really, who can blame them? Being surrounded by countries whom don't particularly like them and may possess similar