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|Public hearing:||2012-02-09 09:30:00 LOB 203||(unscheduled)|
|Floor vote:||2012-03-07 00:00:00||(unscheduled)|
HR 22 – AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE RESOLUTION 22
This resolution urges recognition of the facts regarding the USS Liberty.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve
A RESOLUTION urging recognition of the facts regarding the USS Liberty.
Whereas, on June 8, 1967 the USS Liberty, while operating in international waters in the eastern Mediterranean was the object of a deliberate attack by Israeli warplanes, torpedo boats, and a helicopter gunship; and
Whereas, this attack was unprovoked and killed 34 members of the USS Liberty crew, injured 174 personnel on board, and caused extensive damage to the ship; and
Whereas, in the 44 years since the incident the United States government has accepted the Israeli explanation that the attack was an accident; and
Whereas, as a result of this the surviving crewmembers of the USS Liberty are under restraint from making public the truth connected with the attack; and
Whereas, as a result the crewmembers of the USS Liberty are denied appropriate recognition for their valor in service; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the state of New Hampshire house of representatives condemns the unwarranted attack on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 and demands that the United States government make a full and complete investigation and accounting for the reason for the attack; and
That the United States government is urged to make public the results of its investigation into the June 8, 1967 attack demonstrating that the attack was a premeditated and deliberate element of Israeli military tactics and strategy in the Arab-Israeli “Six Day War” of 1967; and
That the United States government is urged to repudiate its acceptance of the Israeli explanation that the attack was accidental; and
That the United States government officially recognize the extraordinary heroic actions of the USS Liberty commanding officer and his crew for their performance under combat conditions in a state of undeclared war with a hostile nation; and
That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the house clerk to the members of the New Hampshire congressional delegation.