Closing Thought–05Sep17

Remember the USS Liberty!

I have writing about the cowardly attack by Israeli forces on the USS Liberty during the 6 Day War….an attack that has been ignored for 50 years….

This post is t5he combination of all the posts that I have written over the years….

Source: USS Liberty–The 50th Year – In Saner Thought

Now there is some good news for those dead sailors…the American Legion is calling for a congressional inquiry into the attack by Israel.

On June 8th 1967 the United States Navy intelligence ship the U.S.S. Liberty was attacked in international waters by aircraft and vessels belonging to Israel. Thirty-four sailors, Marines and civilians were killed in the attack. The deliberate Israeli air and sea onslaught sought to sink the clearly identified intelligence gathering ship and kill all its crew. It was in truth the worst attack ever carried out on a U.S. Naval vessel in peace time. In addition to the death toll, 171 more of the crew were wounded in the two-hour assault, which was clearly intended to destroy the intelligence gathering vessel operating in international waters collecting information on the ongoing fighting between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The Israelis, whose planes had their Star of David markings covered up so Egypt could be blamed, attacked the ship repeatedly from the air and with torpedo boats from the sea. When one Israeli pilot hesitated, refusing to attack what was clearly an American ship, he was instructed to proceed anyway.

Most Americans are completely unaware that a United States naval vessel was once deliberately targeted and nearly sunk by America’s “greatest friend and ally” Israel. The attack was followed by a comprehensive cover-up that demonstrated clearly that at least one president of the United States even back nearly fifty years ago valued his relationship with the state of Israel above his loyalty to his own country.

Source: The USS Liberty Wins One! – The Unz Review

This is not justice for those dead but it will be a good start.

About goddamn time that America starting paying attention…..Israel needs to be held accountable for the deaths at their hands.

I would celebrate by jumping up and down but a broken foot makes that not such a wise idea….

8 thoughts on “Closing Thought–05Sep17

  1. I recall the event and I recall the official reason being some mistaken identity thing. I’ve not heard of anything since, so I cannot adequately make any informed opinion… and have to, for now, accept the explanation and emotionalism attached to it.
    But.. there is some curious common sense thing I have… the photo of the ship resembles the Pueblo, also an intel ship (the Mayaguez being a merchant ship). As I recall from the Pueblo days there was just a few 30 and/or 50 cal machines guns for defense. My observation is… how does a ship like that absorb an alleged 2 hour attack from the air and torpedo boats and not sink… or even get physically crippled and listing forcing an abandon ship scenario? I can’t imagine those 50 cal machine guns striking jets. How were the attackers held off for so long?
    Just my observation.
    But.. yes.. if there’s a conspiracy, the sacrifice those soldiers made warrants an explanation.

      1. Thanx just wondering I have been slow at getting to others sites with this damn foot….thought maybe I missed something… chuq

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