We Americans and the USS Liberty Documentary

Creator: eileen fleming
Age rating: Everyone
We Americans and The USS LIBERTY is already a grassroots movement dedicated to ending a 50 year Cover-up and obstruction of justice against the USS Liberty Veterans instituted by President Lyndon Baines Johnson who ordered the crew to “shut up” about 8 June 1967
Synopsis: We begin on USS Liberty Remembrance Day 2017, at Arlington National Cemetery graveside ceremony commemorating the loss of 34 Liberty shipmates and recalling the first day of a 50-year USA government cover-up and obstruction of justice case. We have twenty hours of video and many USS Liberty veterans are available to filmmaker.

As video of acres of tombstones at Arlington Cemetery fill the screen, this American says, "Do you remember the first time President George W. Bush addressed Americans after the September 11, 2001 attacks and told us if we wanted to help, we should shop? I didn’t. Instead I began to research American foreign policies in the Middle East. In 2007, I first learned about the USS LIBERTY at a conference when Phillip F. Tourney, USS LIBERTY veteran spoke about his experiences on June 8 1967, when Israel attacked our troops and LBJ set the precedent of covering it up by ordering the men to never speak about their experiences. When Tourney said, 'It was God that kept the USS LIBERTY afloat' this American knew she would do more than just listen to him."

Statements from the Liberty crew build the story which concludes with the beginning VIDEO of 8 June 2017 GRAVESIDE Ceremony. Ernest Gallo, three time USS Liberty Veterans Association President addresses the crowd of about 200:

FOR HALF A CENTURY, the USS Liberty Veterans Association (LVA) has tried to expose the true story of Israel’s deliberate attack on the USS Liberty through books, news media, movies, and letters to the president of the United States and members of Congress.

While we have encountered politicians and news media personnel who were willing to help, they have been unable to interest their superiors or others in supporting our cause. Many people believe it is just too risky to say anything negative about Israel—even though the USS Liberty is the most decorated U.S. Navy ship in the history of the Navy for a single action.

The Israelis and the U.S. government do not want the truth to be told. It is obvious that they fear how Americans would react if the truth were known.

Yet the deeds of Israel and the Johnson administration require an objective and thorough investigation. Congress has never officially investigated the attack, leaving in place a cover-up of the worst magnitude.

This despite the fact that the House of Representatives has a constitutional mandate to “define and punish Pirates and Felonies committed on the high seas and offenses against the Law of Nations” (Article 1, section 8).

Regarding the 1967 Six-Day War, we have discovered that the USS Liberty was part of the joint operational plan known as Operation Cyanide.

This document should be declassified immediately and released to the American public for analytic and historical purposes.

The complicity of the Israelis and the Johnson administration in launching the Six-Day War alarmed the Soviet Union. When it suspected that the U.S. was planning to enter the war militarily, the Soviets threatened President Lyndon Johnson with a military confrontation and President Johnson wisely backed down from any further U.S. military activities, leaving Israel to fend for itself.

On June 8, 1967, Israel perceived the USS Liberty as a threat to its war agenda, which it did not plan to abandon until the Golan Heights was taken a few days later…

For the vast majority of Americans who are unaware of our story, on June 8, 1967, the Israel Defense Forces murdered 34 Americans on the high seas (31 sailors, 2 Marines, and an NSA civilian). Out of a total crew of 294 men, 70 percent became casualties, with 174 wounded in addition to the 34 killed. Israel’s torpedo attack on the USS Liberty constituted the willful attempted murder of 294 Americans on the high seas.
For 6 hours on the morning before the attack, the Liberty was subjected to intense scrutiny by Israeli photoreconnaissance aircraft, with 12 over flights flying as low as 200 feet.

The ship had traditional American markings on her bow (GTR-5) and stern (USS LIBERTY), and was flying a large American flag, which stood out prominently in the breeze.

The Liberty was sailing in international waters off the Egyptian coast on a clear and sunny day.

The ship was a WWII victory hull cargo ship, lightly armed with four 50-caliber machine guns for repel boarder purposes.

Her military mission was to monitor, intercept and record all radio transmissions in the ambient ether.

The attack occurred in three coordinated phases, by the Israeli air force, navy, and marines, respectively.

When hostilities finally ceased, helicopters were observed overhead with Israeli commandos at the ready to finish us off.

Fortunately, the Israelis intercepted a premature message that American help was on the way (they had no way of knowing that the U.S. aircraft had been recalled), and was reluctantly forced to terminate the last phase of its attack.

In fact, help did not arrive until 18 hours after the attack, when the Liberty was only 15 air minutes away from the USS Saratoga and its fighter jets.

In addition to the loss of American lives, Israel destroyed one of the most advanced U.S. intelligence ships.

There is proof that Israel positively knew it was attacking an American ship…Israeli State Archives reveal that U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Arthur Goldberg revealed to Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., Avraham Harman, that the Americans had managed to record the Israeli pilots during the attack, and the recordings proved they knew their target was an American vessel.

There was only one-way out of the crisis, Goldberg told Harman: Israel had to put someone on trial. But Israel never did. A subsequent U.S. Naval Court of Inquiry “investigation” was a sham. It did not adhere to Naval judicial standards….

Certain details were either changed or omitted so as not to conflict with Israel’s stance that the attack was a tragic mistake. The orders to falsify came directly from President Johnson.

This is obstruction of justice at the highest levels….

Because the attack involved Israel and has been compounded by a state lie, we are automatically labeled a bunch of whiners.

I guess we are supposed to keep our mouths shut—after all, Israel is our ally. I suppose if no one had been killed or wounded, we could possibly do that.

However, the fact that 34 were murdered and 174 wounded, and that Israel attempted to murder all 294 Americans aboard the USS Liberty, we would be remiss as Americans if we did not speak out, as our 34 shipmates would have died for nothing.

More than 30 prominent U.S. officials, admirals and authors believe the Israeli attack was deliberate. They include Admiral Thomas Moorer, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, former CIA Director Richard Helms, and former Secretary of State Dean Rusk…

The Liberty crew is the most decorated navy ship for a single engagement and we are diminished and curtailed by the power structure from giving the USS Liberty the proper place and prestige warranted from this high honor in history…

Littoral Combat Ship was supposed to be named USS Liberty. That lasted about two months and the Liberty name was dropped. Soon the Navy will launch the USS Lyndon Banes Johnson Destroyer. This is the same man that gave our attackers a free pass for killing 34 Americans and the attempted murder of 294…

We will NOT go quietly into the night!

HEAR US America….

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  • Video 1 - American Legion PASSES R.40
    Creative Notes:
    On 24 August 2017, at the 99th National Convention of the American Legion, USS LIBERTY Resolution 40 passes which calls on Congress to investigate Israel's 8 June 1967 attack on the USS Liberty this year!