After seeing the History Channel special about the USS Liberty incident, an incident that I'd never heard of until that day in August of 2002 (I was 31 at the time. I mention this because I was born and raised in America, and I was never taught about the Liberty at school), and the utter hostility I encountered in some circles for merely asking about it, I began to look further into the situation. What began as a small collection of links on my site quickly grew to where it is now - all in the space of a few weeks. Now I don't condone terrorism - on either side. But I think the utter snowjob by the pro-Israel lobby on the American people is very dangerous. We have a right to see the other side of the story, so here it is.

Am I obsessed with Israel? No. I'm obsessed with setting right a grave injustice that has only recently come to my attention, thanks to our biased media. For it is that injustice that is one of the roots of the growing anti-American sentiment that exists not just in the Arab world, but also in other parts of the world today. The international community would like to see a fair and just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and so would I.

I support Israel's right to exist and the creation of a Palestinian state.
I also support:

  • the cessation of the building of new Israeli settlements and the dismantling of existing settlements that were not built within the green line or the pre '67 borders (UN resolution 446).

  • complete withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Palestinian Territories (UN resolution 442).

  • the right of return of those refugees displaced in 1947-8 and 1967 and fair compensation to those Palestinians not wishing to return (UN resolution 194).

  • due process and fair and judicious treatment of Palestinian prisoners.

  • due process and fair and judicious treatment of suspected militants that are not an immediate threat to Israel - meaning no more death squads, no more house demolitions, no more firing missiles into or dropping bombs onto buildings where innocent civilians also may reside.

  • no more open fire policy where soldiers are allowed to open fire at unarmed civilians when their lives are not in danger, though this may not be necessary if Israeli troops pulled out of the territories.

  • the dismantling of the wall where it is built on Palestinian Territory

  • US must withold all aid to Israel until it does all of the above.

    Civil disobedience during the first Intifada got the Palestinians shot and killed.


    Why so much on the ME? Somebody's got to bring in another side of the story. The American media is not going to do it. I'm a somebody who has no vested interest in either side, and I'm not a white supremacist either. Just a concerned US citizen. The situation needs to get resolved. Here's an idea

    USS Liberty Info

    USS Liberty Site official site run by survivors

    Captain McGonagle
    Captain McGonagle

    These sailors have been repeatedly stepped on for the better part of 35 years simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time - some even paid with their lives. They could scarcely get a library named after their ship, and the presentation of the Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded to Capt. McGonagle in a Navy Ship Yard and was presented by the Navy secretary instead of the customary presentation at the White House by the President. Why? As an American with many veterans in my family, that bothers me a great deal. They didn't and don't deserve that kind of treatment. It is a travesty.

    I encourage you to ask your Congressmen, your Senators, the President, what they are doing to see to it that justice is served with regard to the war crimes report that the USS Liberty veterans have submitted to the Secretary of Defense. Do it every month, every week, if necessary.

    Let us not let them be swept under the rug anymore. These men are AMERICAN SAILORS and they deserve to have their 'day in court'. Why would ANYONE seek to take that away from them?

    Tribute to Heroism of Liberty Crew

    02-06-06 - Support Request for War Crimes Report on the Attack on the USS Liberty Contact Congress and the Pentagon Now!

    06-11-05 - USS Liberty Vets Demand End to Coverup! Incidentally, I couldn?t help but notice the absence of any members of the U.S. Congress and/or officials from the Bush-Cheney administration at today?s event. This was in marked contrast to the annual conference of the powerful pro-Israeli lobbying juggernaut

    06-10-05 - Liberty veterans file war crimes brief Weaver said aside from the physical wounds that have required him to have 29 major surgeries, the fact the government has ignored the sacrifices of friends who died was the most painful

    06-10-05 - Prisoners of Congressional Politics No More 'What we are seeking is to be treated exactly the same as every other US military unit which has been similarly attacked,' Joe Meadors, a Liberty signalman told me recently.

    06-10-05 - U.S. Vets Seek Probe of Israeli War Crimes

    06-08-05 - Support our Troops?. Unless US Sailors File War Crimes Report with DOD Naming a Foreign Nation as Perpetrator 38 years on, and still no justice.

    06-07-05 - Corvallis man relives the past Prompted by the anniversary of the attack this week, Bagan was compelled to discuss it for the benefit of others. He is concerned that too many people have no idea the attack even occurred.

    06-06-05 - USS Liberty Veteran's Association Announces War Crime Report Filed Against Israel

    06-06-05 - Remembering the USS Liberty "We figured we were done," Wood remembered. "We were dead ducks."

    06-05-05 - USS Liberty Survivors File War Crimes Report

    06-04-05 - Dead in the Water Part I During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats.

    06-03-05 - 38 Year Anniversary of the Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty

    06-03-05 - Rossie: 'Liberty' survivors can never forget

    01-25-05 - Dr. Moorer continues late brother's crusade

    5-23 - Navy Crew Remembers 1967 Israeli Attack

    5-21 - Navy Crew Gathering Examines 1967 Israeli Attack of USS Liberty

    4-1 - Evidence justifies reopening USS Liberty case

    3-30 - Lifting the 'fog of war'

    3-2 - USS Liberty $10,000 challenge

    2-17 - Ex-officer alleges cover-up in probe of spy ship attack "There's no way in the world that it was an accident," Boston said.

    2-9 - LBJ, Israel & the USS Liberty Massacre

    2-9 - Israeli Attack on U.S. Navy Ship Led to Cover-Up

    2-9 - Declaration of Ward Boston, Jr., Captain, JAGC, USN (Ret.)


    2-6 - Thomas Moorer, Ex-Joint Chiefs Chair Dies A highly decorated veteran, and a supporter of the survivors of Israel's attack on the USS Liberty. RIP, hero.


    1-15 - "Liberty" Smearing Backfires: Pro-Israeli Cristol Overreaches

    1-13 - U.S.: Israel was negligent in 1967 ship attack

    1-13 - From October- New charges vs. Israel in '67 ship attack

    1-13 - U.S. Says 1967 Attack Act of Negligence

    1-12 - Support the investigation into the attack of the USS Liberty (scroll down to the bottom and read the alert box) - take action here select the first in the drop-down menu Don't let a staunchly pro-Israel Florida judge be the sole representative of the "truth". The man wasn't even there. Official USS Liberty survivors' site - here.

    1-12 - Tempers flare as questions linger over USS Liberty at State Dept conference The treachery of our government by taking the word of a foreign nation over the word of the surviving sailors and allowing pro-Israel "authorities" on the massacre dominate this conference is disgraceful.

    "I've never seen a president - I don't care who he is - stand up to them [the Israelis]. It just boggles your mind. They always get what they want....If the American people understood what grip those people have on our government, they would rise up in arms. Our citizens don't have any idea what goes on." - Admiral Thomas Moorer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    1-12 - U.S. Says 1967 Attack Act of Negligence

    1-11 - Betrayal behind Israeli attack on U.S. ship

    1-9 - Leading Authority on 1967 Israeli Attack on the U.S.S. Liberty to Speak at Two Events Next Week - A pro-Israeli Florida judge, rather than any of the American sailors who witnessed and survived the attack that took the lives of 34 of their shipmates, is labeled the "leading authority" on the attack of the USS Liberty.

    1-9 - Cristol Claim of 13 Investigations Into Israelís Attack on USS Liberty a Travesty

    1-9 - The Attack on the USS Liberty

    1-9 - Critique of The Liberty Incident: Who is A. Jay Cristol

    Navy lawyer alleges LBJ conspiracy

    I was reading the forum here for this article, and can see why Cristol felt the need to go digging for a "new find" to "prove" the attack on the Liberty was an accident.

    7-11 - NSA Releases 1967 helicopter intercept transcripts USS Liberty sailors respond to Cristol's latest "find".

    7-9 - Miami judge says tapes back Israeli version of 1967 Liberty attack This still does not prove the attack was an accident.

    JUNE 8, 2003 - 36 - YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ATTACK ON USS LIBERTY - - Will the US press make note of it? See for yourself. Why do they ignore the event? Read on and on. UPdate: ok, so it's ten days late, but better late than never : article from 6-18 - USS Liberty attack recalled .

    JUNE 18 - 8PM EST - History Channel is running the special about the attack on the USS Liberty - I watched this again and I had forgotten how emotionally charged this documentary was. Whether or not the attack was deliberate is secondary to the fact that these sailors are heroes, and they deserve to be treated as such by our government and by the US press. You can buy a copy of this documentary at the A&E store here. Well worth it. Every American should know about this event. These sailors deserve far better than how our government has treated them all of these years.

    Clip from Dead in the Water - at the bottom right - the British documentary about the attack on the USS Liberty. This clip features footage shot by cameras that were mounted on the Israeli planes that attacked Egypt's airfields. It makes me wonder though, were there any of those cameras mounted on the planes that attacked Liberty, and if so, where is the footage now? Maybe it would prove one way or the other if the US FLAG was visible.. and hence, the attack was no accident. What one of the survivors, Mr. Lentini, said towards the end of the clip though, speaks for itself. The Israelis knew which frequencies to jam, and would therefore know by those frequencies, that that ship was American.

    Read the Dead in the Water general discussion

    Article on USS Liberty - a Troy, NY man saved the damaged ship from being sunk by maneuvering to avoid torpedos

    War crimes

    Another article on USS Liberty

    An interview with a survivor of the attack on the USS Liberty

    Also see "Survivor Halbardier describes Israeli machinegunning of Liberty's life rafts, a war crime under international law." on this page.

    Israel's Attack on the Liberty, Revisited

    More on USS Liberty coverup

    Amateur historians who seem to think they know more about the Liberty attack than the survivors themselves, just like A. Jay Cristol. I take the word of the surviving sailors over that of a foreign government.

    USS Liberty survivors tell their version of events

    Another USS Liberty site

    *USS Liberty Video at the History Channel Store - a must see

    Article on the Coverup

    The USS Liberty library that almost wasn't

    The Attack On Liberty -Washington Post Staff Writer

    'The USS Liberty': America's Most Shameful Secret

    The Assault on "Assault"

    History Channel to tell story of attack on USS Liberty

    "...Israel has stubbornly contended its 1967 attack on the USS Liberty, in which 35 American sailors were killed, was an accident -- a lie exposed in recent reports including one that aired last fall on the History Channel. A recent authoritative book, Body of Secrets, by James Bamford, concludes that National Security Agency officials "were virtually unanimous in their belief that the attack was deliberate."

    ''The USS Liberty: still covered up after 35 years''

    Israel's 1967 attack on U.S. ship deliberate, book says

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