Liberty Survivors Say US Still Downplays Israel’s Attack on Ship

This article is a couple of days late….but at least someone remembers……

The U.S. Navy’s official story on the incident omits naming Israel as the attacker.

Nearly a half century after the USS Liberty — a lightly armed American spy ship — was almost sunk by Israeli air and sea forces during the Six Day War, survivors say the U.S. still prefers to avoid dealing with what happened and identifying who attacked the ship.

Strafed by machine-gun fire, hit by napalm and torpedoed over the course of the 75-minute attack, the Liberty has one of the most highly decorated crews in American naval history.

Source: Liberty Survivors Say US Still Downplays Israel’s Attack on Ship | Military.com

8 thoughts on “Liberty Survivors Say US Still Downplays Israel’s Attack on Ship

  1. More proof that those who actually practice the arts of governance (even, or even especially in a military guise) habitually lose all sense of both proportion, and, humanity. The human factor that exists in any issue is not a part of their equation, which only considers the risk/gain, profit/loss factors. This, of course, is why the same lack of humanity is so useful in business, and, in the final analysis, ensures those who perform the best at any of them are the least human of all, i.e., sociopathic.

    This characteristic of our species, the ability to disconnect from one another, is also what makes us such proficient killing machines, a simple corollary, well exploited by those in the military, and, police professions, turning normal humans into unquestioning, robotic enforcement tools, unable to question their own actions, much less those of their leaders.

    Whew… didn’t realize that was in there. Damn if it ain’t so, though….

    Why, after, what, 42 years of lying about it, would they start telling the truth now? Just wondered….

    gigoid, the dubious

    1. They will not…but I will continue to tell people about the murderous assholes until I crap out. Silly to protect these toads because of some archaic belief in some book passages…chuq

      1. *grin* “Silly toads”. Nice. But, you’re nicer than me. I think we’ll skip what COULD be said of the vile, misogynistic, perverted, misanthropic cretins, in favor of letting bygones be stones….

        gigoid

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