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Still Waiting for USS Liberty’s Truth


#1

Still Waiting for USS Liberty’s Truth

Ray McGovern

Israel’s chokehold over U.S. politics and politicians has been so powerful for so many decades that this obvious reality is routinely denied, a collective gagging of the truth that is itself a measure of how strong the Israeli grip is.

The most potent and poignant example of how much American independence has been surrendered to Israel when it comes to events in the Middle East may be the contortions of cover-up that followed Israel’s attempt to sink the USS Liberty during the Six-Day War in 1967, killing 34 American seamen.


#2

The old saw that "the pen is mightier than the sword" has undergone thermonuclear explosion via infotainment. I know far too many "intelligent" people who are contented in their ignorance. Westphalia sucked. It was not the "best of all possible places." Voltaire was a satirist, not a historian.


#3

Another excellent piece from McGovern. Unfortunately little has changed. Israel still exerts undue influence on U.S. politics and AIPAC, its most known agent of influence, still hasn't been made to register as an agent of a foreign government.

Looking up the Foreign Agents Registration Act on Wikipedia I learned that Lyndon B. Johnson, who ordered the return of planes sent to aid the USS Liberty, also squelched an order by the Justice Department for AIPAC, under its prior name (American Zionist Council), to register as an agent of a foreign government.

"In the 1950s President Eisenhower's administration repeatedly demanded the leaders of the American Zionist Council register as "agents of a foreign government."[32] In November 1962 Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's Department of Justice ordered the American Zionist Council to register as a foreign agent because of FARA violations alleging it was being funded by the Jewish Agency for Israel and acting on behalf of Israel. Under pressure from the Israel lobby and the President Lyndon B. Johnson administration, the Department of Justice later withdrew its demand.[24][33]

The American Zionist Council was reorganized as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). In 1988 former Senator William Fulbright in the 1970s and former senior CIA official Victor Marchetti, unsuccessfully petitioned the Department of Justice to register the lobby under the Act.[34]

The 2005 case of United States v. Franklin, Rosen, and Weissman against United States Department of Defense employee Larry Franklin and American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy director Steven Rosen and AIPAC senior Iran analyst Keith Weissman[35][36] raised the possibility that AIPAC would come under greater scrutiny by the Department of Justice. While Franklin pled guilty to passing government secrets to Rosen and Weissman, as well as to an Israeli government official,[37][38] the cases against Rosen and Weissman were dismissed and no actions against AIPAC were instituted.[34]"


#4

Isn't it interesting that the US went to war against N. Vietnam on the basis of two American naval vessels supposedly having been attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin? And, of course, this claim is doubtful, and absolutely no American service personnel were killed in this ostensible attack, happening three years earlier than the attack on the Liberty.

I wonder who is reading this.


#5

Why was JFK murdered ? H'mm, he wanted to end the Fed, a zionist enterprise controlled by the London Rothschild bank consortium, he tried to stop the nuke development in Israel ( was he suicidal ?) and he wanted to make PEACE with the enemy du jour, Russia. Jack , what were you thinking ? Peace !! with so much money to be stolen via weapons production,wars for profit. Didn't you know who you were up against ? Didn't Ike warn you.? Now, with soldiers standing guard on golf greens during tournaments and pros obliged to shake the hands of 'heroes' and NFL games interrupted by military flyovers, Militarism is the epidemic virus that the sheeple are inoculated with, leading to eternal wars. The traitor families McCain and Bush care less about dead innocents. Wars for $$$ are all that matter.


#6

Has McGovern ever asked that or spoken publicly that 911 was a planned False Flag?

Israel, like most modern "democracies" is guilty of aggression against its neighbors.

However, there is a danger to narratives that set to describe U.S. foreign policy ONLY through the "blame-Israel" prism.

This idea of how much aid Israel receives is seldom deconstructed to expose what said aid consists of. It's largely a quid pro quo arrangement with U.S. arms' rackets and the MIC. How many U.S. generals go on to make giant salaries working for these weapons' producing firms? How many U.S. "dignitaries" end up working for The Carlyle Group where their families' fortunes are assured merely by brokering massive arms deals: those that will invariably result in the death, misery, and dismemberment of countless Brown skinned children across the Middle East and beyond.

Israel is a player. This is true. And Israel, like the U.S., U.K. and NATO "allies" has thus far gotten away with murder. Nonetheless, the attempt to turn the complexities of U.S. foreign policy and the VARIOUS empowered entities that profit from M.E. Wars into only, or primarily the fault (or influence) of Israel is prejudicial. And it reeks of that very old prejudice.

Again, it is FAIR to recognize AIPAC and Israel as serious players sitting at the international martial poker table. But to say that ONLY Israel benefits, or that ONLY Israel calls the shots is anti-Semitic bull shit. And It's something that Ray McGovern harps on. He probably likes Mel Gibson's film that blames "the Jews" rather than the ROMANS who were in charge at the time--for the crucifixion of Jesus... who, incidentally, rose from the cross to PROVE that spirit is eternal, the body, transitory. Most worship his death rather than what the resurrection taught!


#8

I think you dishonor the dead and wounded of the USS Liberty by shunting the discussion off on tangential issues. Moreover you did not refer to the USS Liberty even once in your comment but did manage to bring in 9/11, the Carlyle Group, the military industrial complex, NATO, Britain and Mel Gibson! You also made it a discussion about anti-semitism as if discussing the USS Liberty and the suppression of the incident is somehow guilty of that bias.

The sailors died... were killed... and while in service to our country and as far as I can tell no one has ever been held accountable for their deaths.

I ask you Sioux Rose... did their deaths matter?


#9

Great wealth and absolute power make criminal justice a commodity.


#10

LBJ's cowardice in the face of this unprovoked attack on our troops is further evidence - if any were needed - about the character of the man who plunged this country into the Viet Nam War.


#12

I find your apologist stance for these Zionist criminals insufferable- And your remarks about Ray McGovern are equally appalling-
I think you need to put some study into just what Ray is saying here about these Israeli Zionist Fascists-
It is fairly obvious what the Israeli High command was trying to accomplish by attacking the USS Liberty, and that was to blame it on their enemies to draw us into that War-
Just remember the Mossad spawned from A batch of Crimminal Jewish Gangsters and what their motto is-
be-tahbūlōt ta`aseh lekhā milkhamāh: "By Way of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War."
You speak of 9-11 and have no idea of just who had the most to gain and who had the technological ability and CIA support to pull it off- Think "Dancing Israeli's-
Thank You once again Ray McGovern, for bringing the truth back to the surface-


#13

And was seriously involved with the coupe-de-etat that resulted in the MURDER of JFK, RFK and even MLK- I will never forget that smiling face of his, while turned away from Jackie on Air Force-1, before leaving the crime scene behind in Dallas- Even his major stock holding, Bell Helicopter wife, "Lady Byrd" was smiling-
America always seems to have it's fair share of psychopathic Monsters-


#14

Our Government is totally infested by AIPAC and the Israeli "dual citizens", like that crafty-two faced Presidential advisor, Raum Immanuel, Assistant to President Clinton for Political Affairs and as the Senior Advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy, and Obama appointed White House Chief of Staff- now Mayor of Chicago-
We need to cull these Zionists from our Government- They serve Israel's interest, not our own-


#15

And albj permanently covered up his own complicity in JFK's assassination.

And both major US political parties are relieved he did that and do everything in their power to make sure it stays done.

So they can keep on selling their votes and giving our money to Israeli nazis.


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"Interestingly, the rear admiral commanding the nearest US Navy carrier task force ordered American fighter planes, which were only fifteen minutes away, to fly to the defense of the Liberty; however, his order was countermanded by the commander of US Naval forces in Europe. The carrier admiral was George S. Morrison — the father of rock legend Jim Morrison. The admiral who countermanded the order was John S. McCain Jr. — the father of the 2008 Republican US Presidential candidate, John McCain III".
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/silurian/si… ncident__1967/


#17

Israel is no more a friend of the United States, than a destructive parasite is a friend of its host.


#19

SR, surprised you revert to Crucifixion blaming. The antisemitism term is a canard to deflect from the policies of zionists. Zionism and Judaism are not one in the same. It's not anti-jewish to refer to BenFreedman's 1961 speech as to our involvement in WW1, nor Prof. Finkelstein's speeches about the current govt of Israel, nor Prof.Chomsky's take on Israeli aggression. As a matter of fact , it is certainly not true that most modern democracies are aggressive toward neighboring countries. We, the USA, have 700 or 800 military bases worldwide. Does Germany have a military base in America, does Japan. Philippines ? We nuke Bikini Islands, forced out population from Diego Garcia, what next , military base in Eastern Ukraine. The dual citizens whose relationships to the 'event ' on 911 should be obvious given the preposterous govt claims of the freefall bldgs. . Who controls the dialogue in print and TV ? Let's be honest. What is Voltaire's quote....' to learn who controls you , find out who can not be criticised' .


#20

Who advocated a Pearl Harbor-like incident to mobilize America?
Rabbi Dov Zakheim was the co-author of the PNAC paper on rebuilding America’s defenses. Zakheim advocated the necessity of a Pearl Harbor-like incident to mobilize America. (such as 9/11) Zakheim served as Pentagon comptroller from May 4, 2001 to March 10, 2004. Two large sums of money disappeared from the Pentagon under him. In the beginning $2.3 trillion was reported missing by Donald Rumsfeld (September 10, 2001) and later Zakheim was unable to account for another trillion dollars! Zakheim also had squads of American F-15s and F-16s sold as surplus to Israel at a fraction of their value.


#21

Ariel Sharon has been quoted saying '.....Israel controls America' .Do you think the NYT would EVER make an issue of that. ? Sure , when toytum bonkus arrives.,