Truth cannot be killed and the travesty and injustice of the deliberate attack on the USS Liberty in not going away. It is a scar and a open wound on American honor. It needs an honest and open accounting. -jd
Sound Off for Feb. 26
A military family member’s opinion
As a person from a family of an extensive United States military background and including my military veteran friends, we are APPALLED by the insensitive arrogant pro-Israeli and anti-American writers in Sound Off concerning the U.S.S. Liberty.
These scoundrels are trying to change history and disrespect and dishonor the fallen sailors of the U.S.S. Liberty and all U.S. military members. The Liberty, which was unarmed, was purposely and viciously bombed by Israeli planes and was covered up by Israel and even more sadly the United States government and same top military brass. I believe the survivors of the Liberty who said Israel did that attack purposely.
They were there and not some clowns calling our brace U.S. Military survivors liars. These clowns no doubt were never in the U.S. armed forces so they should shut up.
The Israeli actions angered U.S. servicemen for years and many U.S. servicemen wanted retaliation for the vicious Israeli attack that was the worst attack on the U.S. in the 20th century after Pearl Harbor!
Yet it was covered up and U.S. Liberty survivors would have been arrested if they spoke about it. How dare those pro-Israeli writers dishonor the fallen sailors of the U.S.S. Liberty.
It’s time that the U.S., which is broke to the tune of $15,000,000,000 stop giving the wealthy nation of Israeli $3,000,000,000 every year. That money would be better spent for the education of the children and grandchildren or the U.S.S. Liberty survivors.
Also, I remember when the Israeli lobby fought and won to keep the words U.S.S. Liberty of the monument in Wisconsin sunk by the Israeli and had those worn replaced with ship sunk in the Middle East War. You pro-Israeli writers are un-American and should move to Israeli or somewhere else if you continue to dishonor American veterans. The U.S. only needs oil from Middle East, should leave Iran alone and get out of the 10 year war in Afghanistan. Maybe bring back the draft and let Israel defend itself.
USS Liberty: Who do you believe?
The USS Liberty Deniers continue their assault on the memory of the USS Liberty and her surviving crewmembers. The latest Denier, on Feb. 22, goes all out in his/her attempt to distort the truth by employing legalese hocus-pocus in a transparent attempt to discredit the sworn 2004 affidavit of Capt. Ward Boston, while also implying that Capt.Boston had “ulterior motives” that were “likely inspired” by the Liberty Veterans Association. The writer rants on to weave a disgracefully more outrageous, deceptive web, by using lies and innuendo, that the Liberty Veterans Association was in essence founded by the PLO, and, holocaust deniers….quite a stretch of the imagination, to put it politely.
First–In 2004, Capt. Boston swore that the original 1967 investigations’ final reports were significantly altered in order to whitewash the devastating truth, that the State of Israel did in fact deliberately attack the Liberty while certainly aware that it was a (basically) unarmed American reconnaissance ship, traveling in international waters. Capt. Boston made it quite clear that he did not want to take that truth to his death bed. In addition, he declared that he was outraged by the untimely release of a certain book that was intended to promote the bogus “mistaken identity” conspiracy theory. The Liberty Veterans Association did not factor into his decision to break his silence regarding the cover-up.
Second–The Liberty Veterans Association was not “founded by two congressman,” as the Liberty Denier claimed. It was founded by surviving crewmembers of the vicious, unprovoked Israeli attack. Despite being threatened and ordered to remain silent by the authorities, these heroic Americans came forward to alert the American public and call for a full and truthful investigation. Instead, they have been stifled and attacked by Liberty Deniers and Israel-Firsters, at every turn!
Third–I do NOT believe that the accounts of hebrew translator Marvin Nowicki were accurate, obtained from an aircraft. I DO believe the Liberty’s crewmembers’ eyewitness accounts. For example… Many crewmembers have spoken of actually waving to, and being acknowledged by, Israeli pilots in the cockpits of the Israeli low-and-slow flying surveillance planes (clearly displaying Israeli markings) that flew numerous sorties around the Liberty in the hours prior to the actual attack. The Liberty Deniers would have you believe that those Israeli experienced surveillance pilots were unable to identify the Liberty…that is absolutely preposterous!
Fourth– As for the motives of our Ally In Name Only, Israel, in perpetrating the attack… there are multiple probabilities. An in-depth, honest investigation could have disclosed and proved which ones, if not all, were evident. The 1967 sham inquiry merely served Israeli interests in obviating the unvarnished truth.
34 Americans killed, 174 Wounded. June 8,1967. Remember the USS Liberty