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Was The Sinking Of The USS Liberty DELIBERATE?
by American Vet
28 Jun 2002
The Worse Attack on an American Naval ship since WWII. 34 Americans dead. 171 wounded. This was by unmarked Israeli fighter jets and 3 torpedo boats. People are wanting answers and not the B.S. they were fed by the major media in 1967.
1967 Israeli attack on the American U.S.S. Liberty "deliberate"?
-- Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: "I have to
conclude that it was Israel's intent to sink the Liberty and leave as few survivors as possible.
Israel knew perfectly well that the ship was American."
-- Dean Rusk, Secretary of State at the time: "The Liberty was flying an American flag. It was
not all that difficult to identify, and my judgment was that somewhere along the line some
fairly senior Israeli official gave the go-ahead for these attacks."
-- Lieutenant General Marshall S. Carter, director of the National Security Agency at the time:
"There was no other answer than it was deliberate."
-- Dr. Louis Tordella, the deputy director of NSA at the time: "I believed the attack might have
been ordered by some senior commander on the Sinai Peninsula [where the massacres
were taking place] who wrongly suspected that the Liberty was monitoring his activities."
Tordella also scrawled across the top page of the formal Israeli "mistake" report, "A nice
-- Major General John Morrison, NSA deputy director of Operations at the time: "Nobody
believes that explanation. The only conjecture that we ever made that made any near sense
is that the Israelis did not want us to intercept their communications at that time."
-- Walter Deeley, the senior NSA official who conducted an internal NSA investigation of the
incident: "There is no way that they didn't know that the Liberty was American."
-- Phillip F. Tourney, president of the USS Liberty Veterans Association and a survivor of the
attack: "The Israelis got by with cold-blooded, premeditated murder of Americans."
-- Richard Helms, Director of Central Intelligence at the time: "Your chapter on the Liberty
was exactly right."
-- George Christian, press secretary to President Johnson at the time: "I became convinced
that an accident of this magnitude was too much to swallow."
-- Paul C. Warnke, Under Secretary of the Navy at the time: "I found it hard to believe that it
was, in fact, an honest mistake on the part of the Israeli air force units.... I suspect that in the
heat of battle they figured that the presence of this American ship was inimical to their
-- David G. Nes, the deputy head of the American mission in Cairo at the time: "I don't think
that there's any doubt that it was deliberate.... [It is] one of the great cover-ups of our military
-- George Ball, Under Secretary of State at the time: "American leaders did not have the
courage to punish Israel for the blatant murder of its citizens."
-- Captain William L. McGonnagle, the Liberty's commander: "After many years I finally
believe that the attack was deliberate."
Note: Captain McGonnagle received the Medal of Honor for his actions while under Israeli air and
sea attack. He is the only Medal of Honor winner to ever not receive his medal at the White House,
or from a U.S. President.
The wheel and bell of the Israeli torpedo boat that killed most of the U.S. sailors and National
Security Agency personal was displayed in an Israeli naval musuem. No one was ever punished or
Payments to the survivor's families were haggled over for quite some time by the Israeli
Perhaps all these "inside the loop" prominent Americans who claim they believe the attack was
deliberate are all wet....but I doubt it.
It's bad enough that There had been Israeli overflights a number of times beforehand, that the
American flag was flying in the breeze (about the size of an average living room). The ship said
USS Liberty in big bold clear letters. The frequency jammed was a US Naval frequency. The
attacking planes were unmarked. Our sailors putting out the fires were napalmed, would you
Then, when they tried to save themselves, life boats were methodically machine gunned. Regardless
of the enemy, this is not a humane actcion for a self-proclaimed"moral" army to take.
This was the worse U.S. Naval attack since World War II It is the only time in US military history where the attackers version was believed over our own US
military. Go figure.
Visit the website link above. It is by an officer who was onboard and interviewed his buddies and
the Captain. Of course, he has since been branded as "anti-semitic". No group should be exempt
from criticism. It is simply unfair.
34 American sailors died. 171 wounded.