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On 46th Anniversary, Survivors of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty Demand Congressional Inquiry

by Jason Ditz

Saturday marks the 46th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, a Naval spy ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The attack killed 34 American crew members and wounded 171 others.

The incident came during the Six-Day War of 1967, during which Israeli occupied large chunks of territory from its Arab neighbors. The attack on the USS Liberty was America’s only involvement in the conflict.

The attack began with two Israeli Mirage III fighter jets attacking the ship, claiming they assumed the antenna was a gun, and began attacking the US ship with rockets. The attacks escalated despite the ship being unable to return fire in any form, with torpedoes hitting the ship and napalm bombs setting it ablaze.

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Everyone involved in doing

Everyone involved in doing this heinous act of terrorism on the US should be ridiculed and shamed for eternity. How is this different from the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen?

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Hypocritical

So many here are so quick to condemn Israel for everything they can, and fail to see their hypocrisy.

When the US is spying on Iran, or cyber-attacking their nuclear infrastructure, many of you are quick to condemn the US actions. You may be right, you may be wrong.

When the US or UN interferes in another nation's sovereign affairs you (and I) refer to the non-aggression principle, our founders' non-interventionist foreign policy, and the respect for national sovereignty.

Yet when Israel is subjected to US spying, UN sanctions and ultimatums, and attempted racist genocide from the muslim dictatorships surrounding them, and Israel retaliates, you condemn them for practicing yet another freedom championed by us libertarians, self defense.

The logic is inconsistent and only lends incredibility to our movement when we make exceptions to our principles just to find a way to blame the Jews because it's easy.

Many here on dailypaul have indeed bought into Jew-blaming. Every failing empire has scapegoated the Jews once their collapse became apparent. This goes back to Pharoah and the Task-Masters, and the 'Rulers of the Earth' are still upset about the original freedom movement, The Exodus.

Are there 'Jews' involved in the "NWO"? Imposter Jews, yes; and plenty of phony 'Christians', 'Muslims', Luciferians, atheists, nihilists, Masons, Hindus, Scientologists, etc, etc.

Is Israel perfect? No. But they have issues different than the USA, they are not the USA and cannot be expected to be. And last I checked our government isn't any better.

I am with Doctor Paul, we should largely get out of Israel's business and end all foreign aid to all countries. We spend more money spying on Israel than almost any other country in the world.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

The only inconsistency is calling Israel a friend...

when they are in fact the exact opposite - just ask Benjamin Freedman and Alan Sabrowski, both Jews.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=XQapkVCx1HI

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EPLU4N7gmY4

When the fox is in charge of the hen house

Its chicken for dinner.

sovereign

Can someone cite an example

Can someone cite an example of anything a 'congressional inquiry' has ever accomplished?

23

sure

cover ups, grandstanding, wasted money, dashed hopes and dreams..

"Yet despite these things a

"Yet despite these things a few Americans seem to accept the preposterous claim that the attack was a mistake and that firing stopped with the torpedo explosion. One can accept and understand this attitude from an Israeli, as he would have a natural tendency to believe his country's version of events and to disbelieve contrary versions --especially since he has no personal experience to draw upon. But how can an American disbelieve the virtually identical eyewitness reports of scores of surviving fellow Americans and accept instead the undocumented claims of the foreign power that tried to kill them? That is very difficult to understand or to accept.

The typical Israeli reaction is that we are liars or antiSemites, which of course we are not. We are American sailors honestly reporting an act of treachery at sea. At the very least we deserve your courtesy and understanding"

Survivor James M. Ennes, Jr.

http://ussliberty.org/report/report.htm

I Wonder...

all this "support" we give Israel, pretty much unconditional... what has Israel EVER done for us, the U.S.? Just askin'.

God forgives always. Man forgives sometimes. But Nature never forgives.

Don't forget....

Israel shared its "intelligence" indicating Saddam was building a nuclear weapon and encouraged us to invade, killing thousands of Americans and more than 100,000 Iraqis. They're a "dear friend and ally" and don't you forget it!

OK

...my bad.

God forgives always. Man forgives sometimes. But Nature never forgives.

They have

Lied to us, spied on us, used us, bribed our crooked politicians, stolen from us, and murdered our citizen. Isn't that enough? Isn't that what friends are supposed to do?

What you just listed...

sums up what I know about that State. The U.S. is like Israel's b*tch.

God forgives always. Man forgives sometimes. But Nature never forgives.

Please Share!

Please share on all social media--thank you!

http://ifamericansknew.org/

http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org/

Who thinks the corruption we live under today

would be as bad as it is, if people had been successful in demanding justice over the Liberty COVERUP?

When psycho's get by with their wrongs, they become more EMBOLDENED.

We'll Never Forget

I never knew about this incident until about a year ago, which prompted me to post this to help me get my mind around the facts.

http://therepublicanmother.blogspot.com/2012/06/uss-liberty-...

Hark the words of Admiral Thomas Moorer who said the whole investigation was a sham:

U.S. military rescue aircraft were recalled, not once, but twice, through direct intervention by the Johnson administration. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's cancellation of the Navy's attempt to rescue the Liberty, which I personally confirmed from the commanders of the aircraft carriers America and Saratoga, was the most disgraceful act I witnessed in my entire military career. To add insult to injury, Congress, to this day, has failed to hold formal hearings on Israel's attack on this American ship. No official investigation of Israel's attack has ever permitted the testimony of the surviving crew members. A 1967 investigation by the Navy, upon which all other reports are based, has now been fully discredited as a cover-up by its senior attorney. Capt. Ward Boston, in a sworn affidavit, recently revealed that the court was ordered by the White House to cover up the incident and find that Israel's attack was "a case of mistaken identity."

Reserve a room at the Press Club and

hold a "citizen hearing" such as with Disclosure. Invite those survivors to offer their "testimony" on the record. I'm sure there will be plenty of journalists there to carry the torch...maybe force congress into paying some attention.

Isreal "accidently" takes out one of ours,

and it's "OOPS, we're sorry". If Iran takes out one of ours, it's "Oops, here comes WWIII"!

AIPAC would lobby to silence that investigation...

IMHO

You're right

but the most powerful investigation will come from the truth derived from interviews of the survivors, and people like us taking actions into our own hands and exposing the cover up. Keep spreading the truth until the people know the truth--the truth will set us free!

Everytime I hear a drone say

Everytime I hear a drone say that we can't question Israel and if you do you are an anti-Semite, I remember the Liberty and how the crew served valiantly against the false flag.

deacon's picture

who or what is the nation of israel?

they were founded by the rothchilds,who are satanists
as noted by their red shields
http://theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/the_rothschild_bl...

here is what the rothschilds have to say about zionism,banking,
and the jewish nation
http://www.iamthewitness.com/DarylBradfordSmith_Rothschild_o...

here is eustace mullins take on israel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeO9U6sVMZk

so it seems we war not against god's chosen people,but f a nation created by the banksters,who control the world with their central banks
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Indeed, Wicked They Are

It's just around the corner. Closer and closer it comes.

This is for you:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
'Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveler in the dark.
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
How I wonder what you are. :) :) :) :) :)

deacon's picture

nice !! and thank you

i had never attributed that to man before
gathered a whole new meaning,but am sorry,i have nothing to give you
in return,cept a :) and another thank you
deacon
edit... save for this

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/05/15/israeli-company-has-...

and maybe this
http://www.gnosticliberationfront.com/rothschild__the_israel...

sorry about the same links,edited to reflect this
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

A Smile

A smile is plenty :)

Formalize a Declaration of War

The government of the USA is engaged in all kinds of unconstitutional police actions around the world, but this tragedy is one of the few cases where a formal Declaration of War should have been issued by US Congress, but wasn't. Regardless of our corrupt government's position, Americans should consider themselves at war with the state of Israel until constitutionally resolved.

Let's Hit 'Em Hard

I hope all of us will be as active as possible in spreading information from these sites throughout the Web. More and more people are learning the truth and times are changing.

http://www.uss-liberty.com/

Israeli nuke False Flag in Afghanistan

Mossad steals uranium from Iran.

Builds a bomb in Israel.

Ships it from Haifa, through the Suez, to Karachi, Pakistan.

Right when the NSA impeachment begins, a re-supply 18wheeler from Karachi arrives or a regularly scheduled C130 flys over Bagram Airbase... and its 30,000 occupants instantly killed.

Mainland USA experiences no fallout, there is no city in ruins. Just a dead airbase in the middle of a far off desert.

Won't even have 30,000 bodies to bury, YET the cry for revenge will be soo great that, America destroys Iran FOR Israel.

"First rule of Government Spending: Why build one when you can have 2 at twice the price?"
-S.R. Hadden

Prez Johnson was key to the murder of the innocent Navy

boys, had a hand in the JFK asassination too. Most people will never know how evil the Empire is! Most participate in it.

Thanks LL for the post.

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown