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Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Loss of Liberty

USS Liberty

Would the US allow its citizens to be attacked and killed by a foreign power and then cover up the facts? It would - and it has.

Many people in America believe we did just that on September 11, 2001. Our media whose ownership is well known has demeaned, belittled, and ostracized those who say our government would do such a thing. However, we have done it before. Here is the story:

On June 8th, 1967, the Israeli military attacked and attempted to sink the USS Liberty as she sailed under a US flag in international waters. Thirty-four US servicemen were killed and 171 injured by a well-coordinated, multi-wave assault which included the use of napalm.

The Israeli military called the attack a "tragic mistake" and then-President Lyndon Johnson agreed it was nothing more. LBJ had called off the assistance being offered by US fighter planes! Sailors who were aboard the ship were warned not to disclose the facts of what happened that day under penalty of court martial - or worse. Is this the America we know and love?

At the very least, it makes the possibility that this could have occurred on 9/11 that much more plausible. We just "celebrated" the anniversary of the attack and near-sinking of the USS Liberty by America's "closest ally" in the Middle East. This is a story that has been buried by the media for decades. Did you know about it?

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