On June 8, 1967, Israeli air and naval forces violated the Geneva Conventions and gained lasting notoriety among honest Americans for deliberately and viciously attacking the surveillence vessel USS Liberty, 13 nautical miles (24km) off Arish, in international waters, during the ’67 Six-Day War; and since then the Jews and their acolytes in U.S. government and the media have lied about and provided blatantly fraudulent accounts of what really happened on the day.
The facts are really quite simple and straightforward, and can be summarized by saying that the Israeli airforce and navy carefully monitored the Liberty on June 8 for several hours in broad daylight and with nothing to hamper their visibility; and they correctly reported the vessel’s identity to their headquarters. Shortly after that, the command was given to Israeli fighter pilots and the Israeli navy that the USS Liberty must be immediately sunk without trace or survivors.
Israeli fighter jets then proceeded to callously batter the Liberty with machine-gun fire, rockets, and napalm bombs; and the Israeli navy backed that up with a treacherous torpedo attack from three Israeli boats. The assault lasted for seventy-five minutes, leaving 821 holes in the ship – a hundred were rocket-sized, as well as a 40-foot wide torpedo hole in the hull.
Not being particularly competent at sinking the vessel, the Israeli war criminals decided to leave the Liberty disabled; but not before firing indiscriminately from the torpedo boats at medical personnel and firefighters onboard the stricken vessel from as little as 50 feet away, completely disregarding the American flag unfurled in the breeze from a mast in front of them.
The Israelis also vented their frustration and failure to fulfill their mission to sink the vessel by machinegunning the liferafts the crew had lowered into the water to receive survivors, so that they could at least say to their superiors that they did everything they could to ensure that no one was left alive to inform on them after the atrocity.
A Jew-spun Wikipedia entry on the USS Liberty actually has the cheek to call all of the foregoing Israeli violence “an error – a friendly fire incident”!
The death toll among the Liberty’s crew was 34 and more than two-thirds of the 297-man crew were wounded.
The callous and vicious Israeli operation was intended to ensure that data collected on the surveillance vessel couldn’t adversely affect Israel’s plans to invade the Golan Heights before a new cease-fire agreement with the Arabs came into effect.
By June 10, the IDF had concluded the Golan offensive and a ceasefire agreement was signed the following day. Israel had thus secured the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank of the Jordan River (including East Jerusalem), and the Golan Heights, increasing her overall territory by a factor of three and placing about a million Arabs under her direct control.
Now for the cover-up:
According to an article at the USS Liberty Memorial Web site:
“Despite a near-universal consensus that the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty on June 8 1967 was made with full knowledge that it was a US Navy ship, the Johnson administration [Johnson was of Jewish pedigree, an ardent Zionist and complicit in JFK's assassination] began an immediate cover-up of this fact.
Though administration officers continued individually to characterize the attack as deliberate, the Johnson administration never sought the prosecution of the guilty parties or otherwise attempted to seek justice for the victims. They concealed and altered evidence in their effort to downplay the attack. Though they never formally accepted the Israeli explanation that it was an accident, they never pressed for a full investigation either. They simply allowed those responsible literally to get away with murder.
In an ongoing effort to reveal the truth about the attack, the USS Liberty Veterans Association has filed with the Secretary of the Army in the manner prescribed by law a detailed, fully documented Report of War Crimes describing the circumstances of the attack on our ship and evidence that it was a crime under international law. In accordance with international law and treaties, the United States is obligated to investigate the allegations. So far, the United States has declined even to acknowledge that the report has been filed.”
The full text of the report can be found at http://www.gtr5.com/evidence/warcrimes.pdf
According to another article in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, May-June 2007, by James Ennes, a lieutenant on the USS Liberty’s bridge during the attack and author of the notable Assault on the Liberty book (AET Book Club):
“The lies started almost immediately. Even before crewmen could give their eyewitness accounts, the Israeli government concocted a preposterous “tragic accident” story, claiming that the Liberty had been mistaken for an out-of-service Egyptian horse carrier designed to carry 40 horses and their riders for the Egyptian cavalry of the 1920s.
According to this story, the Liberty was recognized as American only after torpedoes were launched. Since torpedoes can’t be recalled or redirected, however, Americans died. According to the Israeli story, the attackers immediately ceased fire and apologized for their “mistake.”
But this was not true. The torpedomen continued to fire long after they claim the last shot was fired. In fact, they continued to fire until they heard that air support from the Sixth Fleet was on the way.
Survivors of the attack fully expected to refute the Israeli lie during one of the investigations that would be sure to follow, and show that the attack was no accident. That, however, was not to be.
Despite the presence of more than 200 men eager to testify, the Navy Court of Inquiry inexplicably did not ask about deliberateness, and did not allow survivors to testify freely—nor did Congress or anyone else. Israel’s “Big Lie” was accepted at face value, and no questions were ever asked about whether the attack was deliberate or whether the Israeli story was true.
According to a sworn affidavit by the Court’s own legal officer, the official Navy transcript was fraudulently changed and rewritten in Washington after it was signed by members of the Court. The official record, therefore, is a forgery. Yet despite several appeals to the secretary of the Navy and others, the Navy refuses to investigate or even to contact the senior legal officer making these very serious charges (see http://www.ussliberty.org/bostondeclaration.pdf).”
The Liberty’s survivors’ frustration was made worse by sayanim (helpers of the Jews) of the ilk of the notorious ADL, a Jewish Florida bankruptcy magistrate by the name of Ahron Jay Cristol, and Gerardo Joffe, president of the pro-Israel group FLAME.
This is Cristol according to one flatterer:
“A Renaissance man of the old school, Judge Cristol has accomplished in one lifetime what most people would need nine lives to do and he does it all with good humor and a genuine respect for and interest in his fellow man.”
But James Ennes again writes:
“[The Jew] Cristol first gave serious currency to “The Big Lie” when his book, The Liberty Incident, falsely claimed that up to 15 investigations “including five congressional investigations” had all inquired into the attack and exonerated Israel of any wrongdoing.
As we have demonstrated previously in these pages and elsewhere, that is totally untrue. No American investigation has ever inquired as to whether the attack was deliberate. Certainly no congressional inquiry has done so. Cristol’s dishonest tactic is to find a mention of the attack in some official record and call this an “investigation that exonerated Israel …
Sadly, other sycophants pick up Cristol’s ball and run with it. Perhaps most persistent is one Gerardo Joffe, president and chief cheerleader for the pro-Israel propaganda group FLAME—an acronym its critics maintain stands for “Fallacies and Lies About the Middle East.” In kneejerk letters to the Washington Report and in his FLAME Web site Joffe consistently parrots Cristol’s line that the Liberty attack has long been proven accidental and that it has been given too much attention, while other incidents are given too little.
Similarly, the Anti-Defamation League, whose stated mission is to stop defamation of the Jewish people and “to secure justice and fair treatment to all,” has no problem supporting the Cristol/FLAME fiction by pretending, according to its Web site, that “Several government investigations have concluded that the attack…was carried out in error” and that “every piece of information declassified to date…has supported this conclusion.”
Survivors repeatedly have asked Cristol and others to provide copies or other evidence of these so-called “investigations.” None has done so. They cannot. There are no such investigations. Similarly, we have asked them to remove their false statements. They refuse. These lies serve their purpose.
In fact, when survivors have sought details of such investigations from their congressmen, from the Navy Judge Advocate General, from the Library of Congress, from the Congressional Research Service, or from any other government agency, we have repeatedly been advised that there has never been any congressional investigation of Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty.“
According to an article by William Hughes, titled: “Liberty Smearing Backfires”:
“When Ahron Jay Cristol, a self-described “amateur historian,” showed up at the National Security Agency’s (NSA) National Cryptologic Museum at Fort George C. Meade, MD., on Jan. 14, 2004, there was something almost sacrilegious about his presence there.
He was there to peddle his pro-Zionist Israel book, “The Liberty Incident.” It is a clever, but seriously flawed, apologia, that attempts to mask the wrongdoing associated with Israel’s premeditated attack on the USS Liberty, an NSA-fitted spy vessel, on June 8, 1967. That attack killed 34 brave Americans and wounded 172 others. His book also smears those demanding justice in the Liberty matter as “conspiracy theorists …
Recently, two individuals from the U.S. intelligence community have come forward to verify that they had viewed intercepted real-time transcripts, on June 8, 1967, between Israeli jet pilots and their ground controllers, in which the Israelis clearly acknowledged that they knew that they were attacking, and worse still, trying to sink, “the American ship” (http://www.ussliberty.org/smoking.htm).
NSA’s Cryptologic Museum was built in 1993. It houses code-breaking, and related artifacts, from our country’s past. It also displays, the actual 5’ by 8’ American flag the Liberty was flying, when it was deliberately assaulted by unmarked Israeli jet planes and torpedo boats for over one hour and 15 minutes …
Also, at the book signing, Cristol made a big deal about the transcripts of NSA-released communications of June 8, 1967, between Israeli helicopter pilots. At best, these transcripts mimic an improvised vaudeville skit of the [Jewish] Marx Brothers [c.f., First Light Forum's recent post under the title of "Sarah Silverman- Comic or Just another Jew Cot Case"] and prove absolutely nothing, since the helicopter pilots arrived AFTER the attack. These particular pilots weren’t part of the original assault force …
When I queried Cristol whether it was a war crime or not, under any circumstances, for the Israelis to have machine-gunned the Liberty’s life rafts, he replied, “It’s one of the myths that has grown up,” about the Liberty. He said that story “isn’t accurate.”
It was a terrible mistake,” Cristol said, as the Liberty survivors, and their supporters, in the audience shook their heads in total disbelief …”
USS Liberty survivors and many researchers into the atrocity tried for years to find out why the Israeli gun camera photography that was provided by the Jew Ahron Jay Cristol, on the cover of his book: The Liberty Incident, had blurred the US flag flying and showed a large white area near the starboard bow that looked like an explosion but in a part of the vessel that suffered no major strike, and when ordinary gun camera photos are usually quite sharp.
This question was finally answered by Ken Halliwell who proved that the Jew Cristol and his acolytes had surreptitiously altered the photograph in a manner similar to the way the Jew Zapruder’s film of the JFK assassination had been so successfully altered a few years earlier.
To quote one source:
“A close look at the two photos, with matching points circled by Halliwell, reveals that they are in fact almost the same picture — but the “gun camera” view has been doctored to hide the flag and other identifying marks. If a viewer will look carefully, the American flag is flying from the stern in both pictures.
Flags fly from a Navy ship’s stern only in port; the flag flies from the mainmast at sea. This is a picture taken in port in July, not taken during the attack as claimed by the Israelis. It cannot possibly be a gun camera photo taken during the attack as the Israelis claim.
If you look carefully, identical groups of men can be seen standing in identical places on the ship in both images. The white “splash” on the starboard bow is a doctored image of the tug boat that helped Liberty move to the pier at Little Creek.
Click here to see a very revealing side-by-side comparison of the docking photo and the fake gun-camera photo taken from the same series.
Upon close inspection, one can also see in the fake gun camera photo that the ship is floating high in the water. When the ship was attacked, it was heavily loaded and floating low in the water. The docking photo shows the ship lightly loaded and floating high after having just completed a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean sea — the same height as shown in the fake gun camera photo.
A close examination of the bow wave shows that this is also faked. Since the image used as “gun camera photograpy” was actually of the ship alongside the pier at Little Creek, it was necessary to create a fake bow wave to sustain the illusion of movement. This can be seen clearly if one compares the fake bow wave with a bow wave of a similar ship underway.
Yet their fakery knows no bounds. A close examination of the “smoke” in their faked gun camera pictures reveals that the smoke is actually depicted moving crosswise to the wind, and in fact there were no fires in that area.
Still further analysis of the four photographs, supposedly taken by a Mirage jet on the second attack run of the day, reveals that all four photos are taken from an identical position, which would not be the case if they were actually taken from a fast-moving jet aircraft. The fakers placed the supposed firing ring, the circle of dots, on the photographs to simulate a gun camera image, moving the ring from frame to frame.
But the fakery is revealed by the fact that all four photos are taken from an identical position, not from a high speed jet approaching the ship on an attack run.”
On June 8, 2007, USA Today carried a story on the 40th anniversary of the Liberty attack, by a reporter of Israeli citizenship (a fact not disclosed in the article), and based on interviews with survivors who testified after reading the article that the reporter had ignored much of what they told him.
The article was loaded with falsehoods, fabrications and snow jobs; and was even introduced with the wicked lie [see the excerpt from James Ennes article above] that: “Eleven US investigations over the years have reached the conclusion that it was a case of mistaken identity” – a blatant error that USA Today has never bothered to correct to date.
One independent, blue-ribbon commission formed to reach a conclusion about the Jews’ attack on the USS Liberty was constituted of the following distinguished persons:
- A former ambassador to one of the United States most significant allies
- A US Navy rear admiral and former head of the Navy’s legal division
- A Marine general, America’s highest ranking recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and the former Assistant Commandant of Marines
- A US Navy four-star admiral, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (the highest military position in the country), former Chief of Naval Operations, a World War II hero, and the only Naval admiral to have commanded both the Pacific and the Atlantic fleets
The panel was moderated by a former ambassador who served as Chief of Mission in Iraq and Deputy Director of Ronald Reagan’s White House Task Force on Terrorism.
The commission’s findings were:
- » That the attack, by a US ally, was a “deliberate attempt to destroy an American ship and kill her entire crew”
- » That the ally committed “acts of murder against American servicemen and an act of war against the United States”
- » That the attack involved the machine-gunning of stretcher-bearers and life rafts
- » That “the White House deliberately prevented the U.S. Navy from coming to the defense of the [ship]… never before in American naval history has a rescue mission been cancelled when an American ship was under attack”
- » That surviving crewmembers were later threatened with “court-martial, imprisonment or worse” if they talked to anyone about what had happened to them; and were “abandoned by their own government”
- » That due to the influence of the ally’s “powerful supporters in the United States, the White House deliberately covered up the facts of this attack from the American people”
- » That due to continuing pressure by this lobby, this attack remains “the only serious naval incident that has never been thoroughly investigated by Congress”
- » That “there has been an official cover-up without precedent in American naval history”
- » That “the truth about Israel’s attack and subsequent White House cover-up continues to be officially concealed from the American people to the present day and is a national disgrace”
- » That “a danger to the national security exists whenever our elected officials are willing to subordinate American interests to those of any foreign nation…” and that this policy “endangers the safety of Americans and the security of the United States”
Check out the following video on the USS Liberty atrocity …