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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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I think it's funny how

I think it's funny how presidents kill American soldiers and lots of other people.


I gotta question your sense of humor!

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

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

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When Israel deliberately attacked the USS Liberty

they were hoping to sink the ship and blame it on Egypt in order to get the US involved on the side of the Israeli Zionists. During the attack they used napalm, phosphorus and strafed the lifeboats too. The plan was to leave no survivors as witnesses.

Also look up the Lavon Affair aka Operation Susannah, when
Israel was caught planting bombs at American installations. Zionist Mossad terrorists planted bombs at US sites of importance while also planting false evidence that Egyptian Muslims were responsible for Israels terrorist massacre, so that America would war with Egypt and do Israels dirty work.....Israel was caught engaged in the terrorist attack on Americans when a bomb exploded prematurely killing one of the Israeli terrorists.

These are historical facts and yet many brainwashed and willfully ignorant people in the U.S will still bend over backwards to defend Israels Government. Disgusting.

There are many brave Jewish people in Israel and all over the world that are against the policies and practices of the Zionist Israeli Government and speak out about it at great risk. I think they are the best hope for exposure and education since they cannot be called anti-semetic for exposing the crimes.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

Similar to what they did on

Similar to what they did on 9/11!

where is Alex Jones, WeAreChange, Adam Kokesh

Notice how a big section of the alternate media never cover this topic nor big junks of missing information on 9/11 from the likes of Loose Change etc.... trust no one, question everything. Respect to all those that endured that horrible day.

Perfect example of antiwar.com disinfo

The U.S. sent a SPY ship, secretly to patrol and easvedrop on Israel.

I LOVE my country, unlike many here who have come to HATE the USA. I LOVE the USA,; However that does not mean I agree with everything they do, and the same applies for Israel. I have never been to Israel, so I don't have the loyalty to Israel; however, I genuinely appreciate what Israel represents, as unwanted people who made the best and continue to make the best of those who will not let Jews live in peace.

Soo,, the USA sends a SPY ship, The U.S.S. Liberty, into Israel waters and the crew waves at Israeli jets flyingt overhead as a warning: GET LOST. Why didn't the U.S.S. Loberty do what they were warned to do? Why didn't the U.S.S. Liberty head for safer waters having been detected and warned by Israel to GET OUT?

Those who HATE Jews, HATE Israel, continue to blame Israel for defending it's self from a USA spy ship.. and don't get me wrong, many iof the people who HATE Israel, HATE America too. But rather than admit the USA had NO RIGHT.. less rights that the USA spying on Americans, after all Americans have the unconstitutional Patriot Act to thank for the spying.. and folks here, rightly complain about the USA SPYING on their phones and internet, and yet, the same will say that it was wrong for Israel to defend it's self from ILLEGAL SPYING.

The only thing that makes sense to me about this is HATE. HATE begats HATE, not understanding, not resolution, not closure, just more HATE.

I heard a long time ago, be careful for what you hate, becuase you become what you hate. I saw it on antiwar.com when they refused to break through the MSM censorship and stand for Ron Paul. Now it's creeping over here onto DP..

END THE HATE, END THE SPYING, END THE CENSORSHIP and make a stand for truth and LOVE.

The USA was WRONG and to add insult to the injury, they have hid the U.S.S. Liberty illegal actions from the public. 46 years of shame on the USA is what today is.

The USS Liberty's mission was not to spy on the Jews

See “ridiculous claims.” (Liberty "was there to spy on the Jews. That was its only mission.")

“Had this been the case, Hebrew linguists would have been aboard; there were none. There were at least four Russian and three Arabic linguists aboard, however; that indicates the ship's intelligence targeting. Additionally, Ennes has recently disclosed that a special tasking of the ship, apart from gathering all the information on every party it could, was to determine if TU95 "BEAR" Bombers of the Egyptian Air Force were controlled and flown by Soviets. Ennes also says that "at least two men recall that their orders were to concentrate on Soviet intercepts and to ignore any Israeli signals they happened to hear. The order was `Note the signal and, if it is Israeli, drop it.'"

Whi said it was to spy on the Jews?

Since when did the Jews solely occupy Israel? Israel is very cosmopolitain, compsed of many nationalities and religions.

The USS Liberty was a BIG EAR.. a spy ship.

What business did the USA have being there?

I see no reason the USS Liberty had being there? Do you?

What business did Israel have trying to sink it?

They weren't fired upon?

Why were helpless sailors fired upon in rafts?

You are so thoroughly discredited here why don't you pack it up and leave?

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

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


Israel is not the USA, Home of the Brave, land of the free. Israel is a pre-emptive country, and America knows that. So knowing that about Israel, why would America place a spy ship on the international border maritime waters, IN HARM'S WAY?

Helpless? Since when arethe USA military employees helpless?

Have I ever told you how much I love you for

proving what a 'tard you are on a daily basis?

Why the shooting of American men in life boats? Try 'splaining that one away....

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

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

Why didn't the USN tell USA?

Why the USA cover up?

Would not fit the desired narrative

The USN & US Gov't took the position that exposure of the incident would harm geopolitical strategy. In 67' the Arab countries surrounding Israel were backed by the Soviet Union. That was the greater "evil". In 67' the Vietnam War was escalating.

The US doctrine was containment / domino theory. The navy put a ship in harms way and harm came to it. They knew the risks. International waters - during the fog of war the IDF was not referring to their maritime law book.

Apparently the IDF saw a threat and neutralized it. The order was probably very basic: ship at X coordinates, "unauthorized/suspicious transmission", locate & cease transmission. There were Arabic liguists on-board. What if they were transmitting to pose as a cover or to distribute disinformation to the Arabic forces in the region? What if Israel picked up those transmissions and it went horribly wrong for the USN because they did not give the IDF prior knowldge of their location & intent? McNamara himself called it the Fog of War.

The above is not for/against. Trying to put it in context.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Stratigy over truth

Isn't that what gets us into these messes? Entangling others with strategy rather than truth? The soviet union dumped more Jews into Israel than any nation.

According to Solzenitchen in his, GuLag Archipelago, part of the reason Israel was established was Stalin did not want to feed the Jews he held in GuLags and the world thought the genocide in Germany was enough for the Western Culture. To imprison and murder people for their religion was immoral, yet, Democratically, the Western World did NOT want Jews, and this included the USA that returned over 40K letters from Russian Jews begging for Amnesty directly to Stalin who immediately murdered them.

Israel has been a dumping ground for Jews.. and It was created by the Palestines elites who SOLD them out. BOTH sides were heavily armed because the Western World wanted nothing to do with the Jews or the Muslims for that meeter.. let them kill each other. And that is what continues to this day.

McNamara's "Fog of War" never touched on this issue specifically.. now if it's about covering it up.. then we are in agreement, because the USS Liberty was covered up by the USA, and that is what is wrong.

It's abetting. It's enabling. Silence is condoning and that what the USA has done.

As Americans, I would think it would behoove us to shake this issue out of the closet and hold our nation responsible instead of bashing and blaming Israel. The USA abetted Israel in the MURDER of it's own troops. HOLD THE USA ACCOUNTABLE AS AMERICANS. To me THAT is the solution. the rest of this is nothing but Israel hate.


You have read quite a bit. I assume you have read Leon Uris: "Exodus", "Mitla Pass", "The Haj". They give a good reference to Palestine, the birth of Israel and its national character.

McNamara - "Fog of War" was his documentary. No he doesn't mention the USS Liberty incident.

Fog of war is also a state of mind and McNamara refers to it in general. That in the heat of battle no one is looking at the rule book or that you only see what is directly in front of you. That analysis doesn't happen, that quick myopic judgements are made, that they are not always correct.

There is a possibility that one ranking commander of the IDF made the call to attack the Liberty in that state of mind. Once he let the genie out of the bottle the fate of the USS Liberty was sealed.

Yes, we very often bring it on ourselves. That is the risk of the global chess game we play with our military and intelligence services.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

My point

The USA has an OBLIGATION to the American people to tell the truth. Just not 911, but that goes for the USS Liberty too.

As for "Fog of War".. McNamara ADMITS he's a war criminal and NOTHING was done about that either.

This is SHAME on US, to blame Israel is WRONG.

McNamara - mathematician of death

No coincidence he released Fog of War just before he died. He was trying to cleanse his conscience & write his version of history. McNamara likes incidences at sea... Gulf of Tonkin + USS Maddox = millions dead for a lie... and geopolitics.

You ask who covered up the USS Liberty Incident? My money is on McNamara.

Sorry Bob, the blood doesn't wash off.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

I don't believe it was Bob

I believe the coverup had more to do with Rockefeller

Keep going...

Ultimately the Secretary of defense and the President would have to keep the lid on. Why Rockefeller? What was the motive?

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

The motive

Suez Crisis II

I don't see the connection to Rockefeller. OK, there was a museum and he has served as an education secretary under Ike but Rockefeller was the motive and the force behind the USS Liberty Incident? I don't know. I have trouble lining up the points on it.

My theory:

The USN was observing or pumping disinformation or false orders to Egyptian forces. Nasser had seized the Suez Canal in 58' and here he was again in 67' stirring up trouble on the Suez. Plus he had become much cozier with the Soviets by that point. They wanted Nasser out.

When the IDF attacked the Liberty it was an embarassment for both McNamara (Johnson) & Israel. They buried it. This stinks of McNamara.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

All wars are banker's wars

I did not understand what motive you were refeering. I was wrong to assume why the cover-up, which to me, it would be from the elites, whose interests all of us play a part in protecting, many times in being "useful idiots".

I agree.. you call it an embarrassment, I call it shame, because it the USA was already in a war with Nam for oil.. why is Rockefeller interested in Israel, and a museum with the most priceless artifacts?

It gives him, a banker, establishment to work on his other projects.. like oil,, which the canal has ports. McNamara was president of Ford Motor company.. so again, there is the oil connection.. O think the bankers call the shots, and the USS Liberty was Johnson and McNamara.. pawns for a guy like Rockefeller. The links I provided have his name in them.his interest is different than the Israeli's and the Americans.. he really doesn't care about countries as his power, as a global banker, is beyond.

OK, I agree with you about Johnson and McNamara.. I think their motive was to cover up what was a crime by the USA, as the USS Liberty was on a secret mission.


BTW - I don;t understand all the down-votes. Good discussion

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo


You brought the McNamara connection home for me. THANK YOU!

You know if you really wanted that Israeli passport I bet

all you'd have to do is show them your zio posts here and I bet they'd give you one. Maybe even make you a spy!

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

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

Coverup vs. facts


See "More evidence of guilt" section

Besides being more concerned about any Soviet bomber connection vs. Israel involvement, the article offers one scenario. Admittedly there was such a coverup of the facts and circumstances, we will not likely ever be told the full truth, however, this scenario is plausible to me

“Finally, there is evidence, circumstantial but clear, of a relationship between the attack on the Liberty and a postponement of Israel's planned attack on the Golan Heights. The Golan attack was scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on 8 June; the Liberty was spotted by 6 a.m. or earlier; last minute orders delayed the Golan attack; the Liberty was put out of commission; and the Golan attack occurred shortly thereafter. The vaunted IDF made very few mistakes in that war.”

WHO covered it up?



Those who hate Arabs and

Those who hate Arabs and Muslims, hate Palestine and love Israel. Granger, you are one ignorant person. Not dumb, but severely misguided. Try reading Israel's own historical admissions about what was done to the Palestinians. And I have never seen you even try to debunk the mountain of evidence implicating precious dear Israel in 9/11. You make a complete mockery of Christ with your adoration of the apartheid state of Israel.

You are the joke, nazi

"Those who will bless Israel I will bless, and those who curse Her I shall curse."

I dunno which Messiah you are claiming, but it Jesus Christ is pro-Israel.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?