Attack on the USS Liberty
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Please take a few moments to spread this around to others. The guys who were on
the Liberty need to be heard. Some of these guys have kept silent for 40 yrs.
They were threatened with prison if they ever told their story. They are telling
it now. Israel deliberately removed the IDs from their planes, ships,
helicopters, etc., and attacked the Liberty with full intentions of killing
everyone on board. They wanted Egypt to get the blame. Israel adopted major
arrogance after doing this without so much as a slap on the hand claiming that
since they got away with this, they can do anything to the US and get away with
it. Johnson, the weinee who was acting as president, knew it was Israel
attacking and did NOTHING!! He would not even allow the navy to come to the
Liberty's rescue after the attack.
The people of the US need to know that Israel is not our friend. They never have
been. They are arrogant bastards. I keep hoping that our congress and others
will recognize that Israel has become too heavy to carry any longer regardless
of what extortion practices they adhere to.
On June 8, 1967, US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was suddenly and
brutally attacked on the high seas in international waters by the air and naval
forces of Israel. The Israeli forces attacked with full knowledge that this was
an American ship and lied about it. Survivors have been forbidden for 40 years
to tell their story under oath to the American public. This USS Liberty Memorial
web site tells their story and is dedicated to the memory of the 34 brave men
The USS Liberty incident was an attack on a U.S. Navy intelligence ship, USS
Liberty, in international waters about 12.5 nautical miles (23 km) from the
coast of the Sinai Peninsula, north of El Arish, by Israeli fighter planes and
torpedo boats on June 8, 1967.
After surveying USS Liberty for more than nine hours with almost hourly
aircraft over flights and radar tracking, the air and naval forces of Israel
attacked our ship in international waters without warning. USS Liberty was
identified as a US naval ship nine hours before the attack by Israeli
reconnaissance aircraft and continuously tracked by Israeli radar and aircraft
thereafter. Sailing in international waters at less than five knots, with no
offensive armament, our ship was not a military threat to anyone.
The Israeli forces attacked without warning and without attempting to contact
us. Thirty four Americans were killed in the attack and another 174 were
wounded. The ship, a $40 Million Dollar state of the art signals intelligence
platform, was later declared unsalvageable and sold for scrap.
It occurred during the Six-Day War, a conflict between Israel and the Arab
states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria. The Israeli attack killed 34 U.S. servicemen
and wounded at least 173. The attack was the second deadliest against a U.S.
Naval vessel since the end of World War II, surpassed only by the Iraqi Exocet
missile attack on the USS Stark on May 17, 1987, and marked the single greatest
loss of life by the U.S. Intelligence Community.
The Cover Up
Despite a near-universal consensus that the Israeli attack was made with full
knowledge that USS Liberty was a US Navy ship, the Johnson administration began
an immediate cover-up of this fact. Though administration officers continued
individually to characterize the attack as deliberate, the Johnson
administration never sought the prosecution of the guilty parties or otherwise
attempted to seek justice for the victims. They concealed and altered evidence
in their effort to downplay the attack. Though they never formally accepted the
Israeli explanation that it was an accident, they never pressed for a full
investigation either. They simply allowed those responsible literally to get
away with murder.
The Betrayal of American Veterans
Americans who volunteer for military service effectively write a blank check,
payable to the United States of America for an amount "up to and including my
life." The United States, in turn, promises to spend these checks responsibly.
That bargain implicitly includes a promise by the United States to protect them
and to seek retribution against anyone who harms them. In the case of USS
Liberty, the United States has failed to keep its promise.
'Loss of Liberty' dramatically proves, beyond any doubt, that the attack by
Israel on June 8, 1967 against the US naval intelligence gathering ship USS
Liberty, in which 34 Americans were killed and 171 wounded, was deliberate. The
video first lets Israeli officers make their totally unconvincing case that the
attack was a 'tragic accident' when the Israelis mistook the much larger and
differently configured USS Liberty for the totally unlike Egyptian ship El
Quseir. This filmed testimony by dozens of USS Liberty survivors demolishes
Israel’s 'tragic accident' claim. Former Secretary of State Dean Rusk and former
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas Moorer are representative
of the honored high-ranking Americans supporting the condemnation of deliberate
aggression against the United States by 'ally' Israel. 'Loss of Liberty' makes
clear that then-President Lyndon Johnson conspired with Israel and its
Israel-First supporters inside the US government to support the 'tragic
accident' scheme. Johnson was bogged down at the time in the Vietnam war, and
thought he needed Israel Lobby support. Still, Johnson’s behavior is as
unforgivable now as it was then.