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Thursday, May 24, 2007

40 years ago, Israel attacked U.S. ship

40 years ago, Israel attacked U.S. ship


The tragic anniversary comes and goes each spring without even a minor observance, but a day of infamy, June 8, is soon to come to our nation.

This June 8 will mark the 40th year since Israel attacked the USS Liberty, killing 34 and wounding 75 Americans. On that date in 1967, the undefended communications vessel was in international waters 15 miles north of the Sinai peninsula when Israel launched its deadly air and torpedo boat fusillade. Claiming it to be an accident, Israel was at a loss to explain precisely how its Mossad intelligence network — generally regarded as the world best espionage organization — couldn’t identify a clearly marked U.S. Navy craft.

Following the carnage, Israel offered two apologetic notes to our government. America media of the day reported that Defense Department insiders went on record to say the attack must have been deliberate, figuring the Israelis believed the doomed ship had intercepted messages proving their state initiated the Six Day War against the Arabs.

On June 8 this year, we as a country should share a moment of silence for the murdered men of the USS Liberty and demand total accountability from Israel.


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