USS Liberty attacked by Israel in 1967
To learn more and hear the audio report of Al Jazeera's special investigation into the Israeli attack on the Liberty see Al Jazeera special series.
Past behavior of a person, state, or entity is a predictor of future behavior of that person, state, or entity.
Freedom Flotilla, Mavi Marmara attacked by Israel in 2010
The USS Liberty documentary provides insight into:
- Israeli attacks on Gaza flotillas, particularly the raid on the Mavi Marmara
- Recent and past massacres of Palestinians
- U.S. presidential and congressional support of Israel at all costs, including American and Palestinian lives
- U.S. governmental policies value power more than people
Please consider signing this open letter demanding the US Government investigate USS Liberty survivors for their release of classified information related to the June 8, 1967 Israeli attack on their ship.
To: President of the United States, United States Attorney General, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee
We the undersigned demand the US government investigate USS Liberty survivors for their release of classified information related to the June 8, 1967 Israeli attack on their ship.
For decades USS Liberty survivors have been publicly speaking about the attack on their ship. During those talks they are revealing information that directly contradicts information provided by the US government.
This information includes but is not limited to:
"We were attacked by unmarked aircraft and our radios were jammed on US Navy tactical frequencies. These two facts strongly suggest the attack on the USS Liberty was not the mistaken attack on a 40-year-old rusted-out Egyptian horse carrier that bore no relationship to our ship."
"Our life rafts were deliberately machine gunned in the water by the attacking Israeli torpedo boats. This information is so sensitive that when Lloyd Painter testified during the US Navy Court of Inquiry to this fact his testimony was removed from the record and does not appear anywhere in the Report of the Court."
"Israeli torpedo boats set their torpedoes to run at a depth that would have them pass underneath the el Quseir without striking the ship."
"After one of their torpedoes struck the USS Liberty and killed 25 crewmen the Israeli torpedo boats slowly circled the torpedoed and burning ship while firing from close range at USS Liberty crewmen who were trapped topside or who ventured topside to fight the fires and help their wounded shipmates."
"After the torpedo boat attack, Israeli helicopters arrived on the scene intent on disgorging heavily armed assault troops who were clearly visible in their open doors onto the USS Liberty's decks."
"Two flights of rescue aircraft launched from Sixth Fleet aircraft carriers were both recalled before they arrived over the Liberty. In all likelihood they would have arrived in time to drive off the torpedo boats and would have saved the lives of 25 crewmen killed by the torpedo."
These are facts that point directly to the conclusion that the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty was deliberate and upon a ship that was known to be American at the time the attack began and is in direct contradiction to statements released by various segments of the US government including the White House, the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy and every Member of Congress.
We demand the US government conduct an investigation of these classified revelations by USS Liberty survivors about the attack on their ship.