Historic 'Coverup' and 'Betrayal' in Washington

"Does our government continue to subordinate American interests to Israeli interests?... The American people deserve to know the truth... We must finally shed some light on one of the blackest pages in American naval history. It is a duty we owe... to every man and woman who is asked to wear the uniform of the United States."


MID-EAST REALITIES - MER - www.MiddleEast.Org - Washington - 15 January 2004:

You can be the most credible and respected newsman of yesteryear warning about World War III (Walter Cronkite), or one of the most celebrated White House journalists of the recent past warning that the current occupant of the Oval Office is the worst and most dangerous President in memory (Helen Thomas), but once you're 'out of power' in today's Washington not only the government establishment but the intertwined corporate 'mass media' largely ignore you if you try to speak up in a 'politcally incorrect' manner.

Thus, as yesterday's 'Propaganda City' article helped explain, the Atlantic Monthly and the associated New America Foundation held a major conference on U. S. policies on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, yet everyone feared to even mention once the powerful Israeli/Jewish lobby's influence not just on the Congress, the White House, the State Department, and in more recent years the Pentagon and CIA... but also on the corporate mass media itself. MER's publisher discussed this matter yesterday with the conference organizer and when the affiliations of all the persons on the panel about Iraq were mentioned, he responded, "I never thought of that... that's an interesting way to think about it."

Also in Washington this week the now-Bush-controlled Department of State held a major conference about the 1967 Arab-Israeli war... a conference clearly designed to further historically whitewash the most outrageous Israeli attack ever on the U. S. military itself (hard as this may be for non-experts about the region and about [the Jewish State in] Israel's complicated relationship with the U. S. to understand).

In this case, those in power refused to give a forum to the man who once headed the U. S. military, to former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas Moorer, who long ago reached the opposite conclusions to those of the historical whitewash and has felt the need for some time to come foreward in public and to directly challenge the Israelis and their many think-tanks, agents, propagandists and fellow-travelers.

The ultimate loosers are of course the American people, who continue to be propagandized about so many matters, especially those Israeli and Middle Eastern-related, not only by their government, but by so many of the major media institutions who are themselves oftentimes so timid and co-opted, so used and manipulated. Admiral Moorer didn't get on C-Span, and this article he felt compelled to write didn't appear in the Washington Post or the New York Times. But here it is from the Houston Chronicle a few days ago.


Betrayal behind Israeli attack on U. S. ship By ADM. THOMAS MOORER*

After State Department officials and historians assembled in Washington, D. C., last week to discuss the 1967 war in the Middle East, I am compelled to speak out about one of U. S. history's most shocking cover-ups.

On June 8, 1967, (the Jewish State in) Israel attacked our proud naval ship -- the USS Liberty -- killing 34 American servicemen and wounding 172. Those men were then betrayed and left to die by our own government.

U. S. military rescue aircraft were recalled, not once, but twice, through direct intervention by the Johnson administration. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's cancellation of the Navy's attempt to rescue the Liberty, which I personally confirmed from the commanders of the aircraft carriers America and Saratoga, was the most disgraceful act I witnessed in my entire military career.

To add insult to injury, Congress, to this day, has failed to hold formal hearings on (the Jewish State in) Israel's attack on this American ship. No official investigation of (the Jewish State in) Israel's attack has ever permitted the testimony of the surviving crew members.

A 1967 investigation by the Navy, upon which all other reports are based, has now been fully discredited as a cover-up by its senior attorney. Capt. Ward Boston, in a sworn affidavit, recently revealed that the court was ordered by the White House to cover up the incident and find that (the Jewish State in) Israel's attack was "a case of mistaken identity."

Some distinguished colleagues and I formed an independent commission to investigate the attack on the USS Liberty. After an exhaustive review of previous reports, naval and other military records, including eyewitness testimony from survivors, we recently presented our findings on Capitol Hill. They include:

· Israeli reconnaissance aircraft closely studied the Liberty during an eight-hour period prior to the attack, one flying within 200 feet of the ship. Weather reports confirm the day was clear with unlimited visibility. The Liberty was a clearly marked American ship in international waters, flying an American flag and carrying large U. S. Navy hull letters and numbers on its bow.

Despite claims by Israeli intelligence that they confused the Liberty with a small Egyptian transport, the Liberty was conspicuously different from any vessel in the Egyptian navy. It was the most sophisticated intelligence ship in the world in 1967. With its massive radio antennae, including a large satellite dish, it looked like a large lobster and was one of the most easily identifiable ships afloat.

· (The Jewish State in) Israel attempted to prevent the Liberty's radio operators from sending a call for help by jamming American emergency radio channels.

· Israeli torpedo boats machine-gunned lifeboats at close range that had been lowered to rescue the most seriously wounded.

As a result, our commission concluded that:

· There is compelling evidence that (the Jewish State in) Israel's attack was a deliberate attempt to destroy an American ship and kill her entire crew.

· In attacking the USS Liberty, (the Jewish State in) Israel committed acts of murder against U. S. servicemen and an act of war against the United States

· The White House knowingly covered up the facts of this attack from the American people.

· The truth continues to be concealed to the present day in what can only be termed a national disgrace.

What was (the Jewish State in) Israel's motive in launching this attack? Congress must address this question with full cooperation from the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and the military intelligence services.

The men of the USS Liberty represented the United States. They were attacked for two hours, causing 70 percent of American casualties, and the eventual loss of our best intelligence ship.

These sailors and Marines were entitled to our best defense. We gave them no defense.

Did our government put (the Jewish State in) Israel's interests ahead of our own? If so, why? Does our government continue to subordinate American interests to Israeli interests? These are important questions that should be investigated by an independent, fully empowered commission of the American government.

The American people deserve to know the truth about this attack. We must finally shed some light on one of the blackest pages in American naval history. It is a duty we owe not only to the brave men of the USS Liberty, but to every man and woman who is asked to wear the uniform of the United States. http://jahtruth.net/freedman.htm

* Moorer was chairman of the joint chiefs of staff from 1970 to 1974. Houston Chronicle, 9 Jan 2004. http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/editorial/outlook/2345393

The ONLY solution is to enforce The Plan:- http://jahtruth.net/plan.htm