8th June Liberty Memorial Day: The Day Israel attacked USA Ship Killing 34 US Naval Officers and seriously injuring 171 and Yet Coward and Slave USA Presidents did not lift even small finger!
|With Allah’s Name, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate|
Dr. Anwar Ul Haque
th June is the USS Liberty Day. On this Day in 1967 Israel arrogantly and deliberately attacked the ship of the country which is providing the maximum support and help to her! This prostitution attitude is nothing new for the Zionists! The Day is observed to highlight the utmost slavery of USA, European countries and Russia to the Zionists. We will highlight the snapshots of this brutal attack on USS Liberty from the eyes and tongues of those who took the direct burnt of the attack on the ship. For further details and pictures please visit the site http://www.ussliberty.org
“On June 8, 1967, US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was suddenly and brutally attacked on the high seas in international waters by the air and naval forces of Israel. The Israeli forces attacked with full knowledge that this was an American ship and lied about it. Survivors have been forbidden for 40 years to tell their story under oath to the American public. The USSLiberty Memorial web site tells their story and is dedicated to the memory of the 34 brave men who died.
After surveilling USS Liberty for more than nine hours with almost hourly aircraft overflights and radar tracking, the air and naval forces of Israel attacked our ship in international waters without warning. USS Liberty was identified as a US naval ship by Israeli reconnaissance aircraft nine hours before the attack and continuously tracked by Israeli radar and aircraft thereafter. Sailing in international waters at less than five knots, with no offensive armament, our ship was not a military threat to anyone.
The Israeli forces attacked without warning and without attempting to contact us. Thirty four Americans were killed in the attack and another 174 were wounded. The ship, a $40-million dollar state-of-the-art signals intelligence platform, was later declared unsalvageable and sold for scrap.
The Cover Up
Despite a near-universal consensus that the Israeli attack was made with full knowledge that USS Liberty was a US Navy ship, the Johnson administration 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 athttp://www.gtr5.com/evidence/warcrimes.pdf
|FAQ: Why was the attack unlawful?
|Q:||We are frequently asked, “Why did Israel attack?”|
|A:||Israel’s motive is irrelevant. They did it. They admit they did it. If motive were a factor, then Charles Manson should be released from prison because no one knows his precise motive for mass murder.|
|Q:||Still, they must have has some reason to attack. What plausible motive could they have had?|
|A:||We were an intelligence ship and the Israelis were doing something that they did not want the US to know about. One popular writer of Jewish fear-literature, John Loftus, writes in “The Secret War Against the Jews”(a Jewish version of The Turner Diaries) that Israel attacked deliberately because Israeli authorities believed that USS Liberty was relaying Israeli war plans to Egypt in order to assure the destruction of the Jewish State. That is patently ridiculous, but widely accepted even in Israel. Loftus claims to have documented his position through interviews with long lists of “retired old spies” whom he refuses to identify. While Loftus may be correct about Israeli paranoia, he is totally wrong about Liberty’s mission. Liberty’s primary mission was to collect intelligence on the Soviet forces in the area. The ship didn’t even have a qualified Hebrew linguist aboard.|
|Q:||What other reason might they have had for attacking?|
|A:||Intelligence analysts agree that they attacked because they feared we might learn something that they did not want the United States to know.
That could have been
1. The planned invasion of the Golan Heights which was set to start a few hours after Liberty’s arrival in the area. When Liberty arrived, the invasion was postponed for 24 hours, Liberty was attacked, and the invasion took place the next day. Did they postpone the invasion untilLiberty was out of the way and unable to report on the war?
2. It is possible that they were afraid that Liberty might learn and report to the United States that Israeli forces were executing up to 1,000 Egyptian Prisoners of War at El Arish at the very moment thatLiberty was just 13 miles off shore.
3. It is also possible that USS Liberty was attacked to prevent the ship from reporting a deliberate massacre of 14 Indian United Nations peacekeepers that took place in Gaza shortly before Israel’s attack on USS Liberty.
|Q:||Some of those reasons sound far fetched. Is there any proof to substantiate them?|
|A:||Israeli apologists dismiss these stories as untrue or wildly speculative, despite the fact that they are well documented. Israeli apologist-historian Michael Oren in his book “Six Days of War” and in published articles dismisses the claim as untrue claiming that, if it were true, there would be mass graves, reports in the major media, and great outcries from Egypt for justice.
Behold! There are mass graves, major media reports and cries for justice.
FAQ: Why was the attack unlawful?
An Eyewitness Account:
Let’s listen to Phil Tourney, survivor of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty and contributing editor for American Free Press newspaper ors in his own words:
“We had two corpsmen onboard and only one doctor, Richard Kiepfer. We kept hoping for help from our government, but nevertheless the seconds dragged on like hours and the hours dragged on like years and soon reality set in and we figured out that we were on our own. The heat of the day gave way to the darkness, which was a welcome change, as the blistering heat cooked our crippled ship, making the smell of blood and death all the more impossible to ignore.
I had no idea how that night would change my life forever, but I was about to find out.
The wounded were screaming in pain, bleeding everywhere. Every sailor who could help was doing all he could to calm our fallen shipmates. They had head wounds and bodies full of shrapnel. Lt. Commander Philip Armstrong the (executive officer of the Liberty) was on one of the tables. I stopped to check on him and he asked me to light him a cigarette…I did and gave it to him. He took long drags off it and soon it was gone and he wanted another so I gave it to him. He smoked it the same as he had the first.
As I was talking to him I thought he would be fine. It seemed to me he would make it, but as it turned out, I was wrong. A few moments later he was dead.
I was shocked and saddened but knew that there would be time to weep later, as others needed help. As the night wore on I was told to go to the Officers’ Mess. There I saw Dr. Kiepfer with his life jacket around his waist. Little did I know that his belly had been cut to pieces and he was using the life jacket to keep pressure on his wounds so as not to bleed to death while he tended to the wounded. He never uttered a word of complaint.
My job was to hold a light for Doc Kiepfer as he did his work. While he was working on Gary Blanchard, Gary asked me to take off his socks because he said his ‘feet were burning’. I did as he asked, took his socks off and it seemed to ease him a bit. Doc started cutting him open from his chest bone on down, working as hard as he could, but it was obvious even to me that it was too late. Gary’s kidneys were all shot up and a few moments later he died. This wonderful young man was gone and it was at this point that I began to hate the murderers who did this to us. What did we do to deserve this? This was not the action of a friend; it was like being sucker-punched the way Judas did to Jesus. They had overflown us for hours earlier in the day and knew who we were. We felt safe, and it was at this moment I figured out that what they were really doing was reconnaissance, finding our weak points so as to better kill us.
Doc put a few stitches in him to keep his insides from falling out all over the place and then it was on to the next person. How Doc was able to do what he did was something not human. It was something from another world, and by that I mean probably from heaven, as no human could have done what he did and I will never forget it as long as I live.
The Captain stayed on the bridge and would not take any medical help until the crew was looked after first.
As the sun began to rise Captain wanted his ship cleaned up, and for that Rick Amati and I got the gruesome duty. We got pressure to our fire hoses and began the grim task that still brings me nightmares. Body parts were all over, blood and a shoe with a foot still in it. We had no clue that it belonged to. We did as we were ordered and began washing the body parts of our American brothers over the side of the ship to be forever interred in the sea. Their families would never get the chance of seeing them at their wake…No lock of hair, no goodbye kiss, nothing. The tears were rolling down my face as I did this unholy thing of giving to the sea my friends and shipmates and as I did this I begged their forgiveness.
The gun tubes were full of blood that a fire hose was not going to remove, as the blood was baked onto the haze gray paint of our ship. Blood was streaming down the starboard bulkhead wall. We made are way down to the main deck and finally, after what seemed to be an eternity, our gruesome job was over. What I had just done has been a burden on my soul everyday for 40 years, which by my math is somewhere close to 15,000 days.
It is now about 10 am and we see American ships on the horizon. At that moment my body gave out and I laid on the deck…I was exhausted… It was hard to move and I felt relieved that help was there but also anger that help did not come when we needed it the most. Where was my country? Where was my navy? Where was my government? How the hell could they do such a thing to 300 men who swore to give their lives if necessary for the defense of America? My world, my faith in everything that I knew growing up had just been shattered like broken glass, and even though I didn’t know it at the time, this was to be the event that changed me forever, like Saul who, while on his way to Damascus to kill the followers of this new religion known as Christianity, was knocked off his horse, blinded and turned into someone and something new.
Little did I know that my work had only just begun! Now, 40 years later, I am here to tell the story of what happened on June 8th, 1967 to nearly 300 American boys onboard a ship known as the USS Liberty when it was attacked by Israel for nearly 2 hours. People may dismiss what I say as the ranting of an angry old man, but given what is taking place today regarding the war in the Middle East and everything that may happen, my suggestion is that–while there is time–people turn off the Britney Spears, the Desperate Housewives and the football games and listen, listen carefully to what happened, as it is likely to happen again, because, as the old saying goes, ‘a leopard does not change its spots.”
If some other country would have done this to America, you could have imagined what USA had done to that country. But what USA President London B. Johnson and USA secretary Robert McNamara did to even protect their own naval officers? First they did not react promptly to save the precious human lives, second they did nothing to Israel; a country receiving maximum USA free AIDS. Perhaps Johnson was under severe obligation of Israeli lobby that brought him into office after killing President John F. Kennedy. Not only President Johnson but also subsequent Presidents of USA did nothing to punish Israel for its heinous daylight crime. President Bush Sr. and Secretary James Baker banned the press coverage of medals giving ceremony of USS Liberty survivors. They did not even enter in the room where the ceremony was being held, though a separate ceremony in a different room was well attended by the President and the Secretary along with huge barrage of American Press and media personnel.
The price of slavery and cowardice is simply too great and too painful. See how American and European forces are being used under direct Zionist orders to restore multi billion dollars underground drug mafia heroin supply from Afghanistan which was totally stopped by Mullah Omar. Omar said that all drugs are not permissible in Islam. He simply can’t violate his Creator and Sustainer’s orders. He refused hefty commissions by the drug mafia that promised him a red carpet treatment and threatened him that they will send Afghans into Stone Age! His answer was simple; Do it and we shall see. How right was he! Today America has accepted its clear defeat in Afghanistan and is trying hard to pull out its troops. Who was the beneficiary of the war? Of course the underground drug mafia and the companies which supplied bombs and infrastructure. USA and European business, media and courts are under immense Zionist control!
When we compare Turkish Prime Minister’s bold brave and honest speech with the timid actions of USA Presidents, Vice Presidents and Secretaries we know very well how severely USA is in enslaved by Israel. Dr. Aafia showed the light to USA society to how to come out of this dark tunnel when she distributed 30,000 copies of Quran, the last and the final divine book which is protected in its original language for last 1450 years along with its immense beauty, effectiveness and motivation. Dr. Aafia was given thorough beating and thrashing. Her children who were only 7, 3 and ½ year old were tortured for years under USA custody. The verdict against her by severely manipulated jury is another clear reflection of Zionists control over USA system of” justice”! The wise among Americans have lot to learn from the message which Dr. Aafia has given to them.
Dr. Anwar Ul Haque is a Board Certified, Consultant Pathologist. He is a freelancer writer. His views are his personal and nothing to do with any institution including USA institutions. His main area of interest is human pathology. He does not accept any remuneration or any other reward for his writings as truth can’t be paid! He can be contacted on: Mobile 03335129849, phone (landline) 9251-2293707, 2294099. His postal address is: 116. St. 49 F 11/3 Islamabad Pakistan 44000
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