By the EoV Staff, May 29, 2017 •
It is tradition each Memorial Day to commemorate the sacrifices of our fallen American war veterans. Today we’d like to redirect your attention to the forgotten. The 8 June 1967 attack on the USS Liberty during the fourth day of the Six-Day War is a story worth retelling — and re-investigating.
The decorations for heroism bestowed upon the brave souls of the Liberty — including a Congressional Medal of Honor — were delivered under cloak of secrecy and accompanied by threats, should any crew member disclose what they had witnessed that day.
There is no doubt that LBJ, his defense secretary Robert McNamara, and Admiral John McCain Jr. (yes, father of that McCain) intended to take the truth to their graves. Yet the voices of the surviving Liberty sailors and families of the dead continue to speak out. Along with the facts.
The following is an excerpt of an article by Judy Morris, originally published in the Judy Morris Report, January 27, 2013:
The “official” story of the USS Liberty, according to the government and mainstream media version of the event, is that on June 8, 1967 the Israelis accidentally bombed the Liberty off the coast of Egypt and killed 34 American sailors.
The real story is that President Johnson, who was being battered in the polls over the Vietnam War and facing a general election loss and even losing the Democrat primary, [encouraged] the Israelis to bomb the Liberty to create a casus belli and to secure a Gulf-of-Tonkin-style resolution to explode the world into war — because in America everybody loves an outraged and indignant president who will use the full force of the military at the slightest provocation, even a government-planned false flag attack.
The USS Liberty, however, encompasses far more than a murderous psychopathic American president resorting to hideously evil deeds to get re-elected. In addition to ordering the total destruction of the USS Liberty and potentially sending 294 Americans to a watery grave in the Mediterranean Sea, LBJ also ordered the nuclear bombing of Cairo, an event specifically designed to create a nuclear war by blaming the entire USS Liberty affair on Russia or Egypt. More horrifying, it’s documented that US planes were on emergency standby orders as pilots waited on the runways in their planes armed with nuclear weapons. The nuclear bombing of Cairo was called off only three minutes before the nuclear bomb drops. Keep reading here.
Additional information about the attack on the USS Liberty is below.
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Books on the USS Liberty:
Assault on the Liberty by James M. Ennes Jr. (survivor and Second in Command)