USS Liberty.

Posted: November 28, 2010 in Israel, USS Liberty, Videos included, Zionism
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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. The USS Liberty Memorial web site tells their story and is dedicated to the memory of the 34 brave men who died.      http://www.gtr5.com/

For more information on the USS liberty and further conversations by survivors.

http://911underground.com/911/underground/ussliberty/

From the USS Liberty Memorial site

 I was never satisfied with the Israeli explanation. . . . Through diplomatic channels we refused to accept their explanations. I didn’t believe them then, and I don’t believe them to this day. The attack was outrageous ”

— US Secretary of State Dean Rusk

“…the board of inquiry (concluded) that the Israelis knew exactly what they were doing in attacking the Liberty.”

— CIA Director Richard Helms

“I can tell you for an absolute certainty (from intercepted communications) that the Israelis knew they were attacking an American ship.”

— NSA Deputy Director Oliver Kirby

“That the Liberty could have been mistaken for the Egyptian supply ship El Quseir is unbelievable”

— Special Assistant to the President Clark Clifford, in his report to President Lyndon Johnson

“The highest officials of the [Johnson] administration, including the President, believed it ‘inconceivable’ that Israel’s ‘skilled’ defense forces could have committed such a gross error.”

— Lyndon Johnson’s biographer Robert Dallek in Flawed Giant, Oxford University Press, 1998, pp. 430-31)

“The evidence was clear. Both Admiral Kidd and I believed with certainty that this attack…was a deliberate effort to sink an American ship and murder its entire crew…. It was our shared belief. . .that the attack. . .could not possibly have been an accident…. I am certain that the Israeli pilots [and] their superiors. . .were well aware that the ship was American.”

— Captain Ward Boston, JAGC, US Navy (retired), senior legal counsel to the US Navy Court of Inquiry

That the attack was deliberate “just wasn’t a disputed issue” within the National Security Agency

— Former NSA Director retired Army Lieutenant General William Odom on 3 March 2003 in an interview for Naval Institute Proceedings

 

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Comments
  1. You might want to consider another view of what was behind the attack on the USS Liberty on my website at:

    http://www.show-the-house.com/id5.html

    Understanding the realpolitik of the USS Liberty will help remove an obstacle to peace in the Middle East.

    Stephen M. St. John

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