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It's very difficult for me to accept the fact that the Israeli pilots who are usually complimented at great length as to their professional expertise didn't recognize the ship and even if I give them the benefit of the doubt and say, "Yes, they didn't recognize it," -- I would only accept that on the first pass. But once having flown over the ship at low altitude, strafing and so on, surely they recognized it and saw the American flag. Furthermore, to conduct an attack over an extended period of time, which was followed by torpedo boats, still not recognizing the ship after all this exposure is just too much for me to swallow. The ship was deliberately attacked!