"June 8, 1967: I was a 20 year old 3rd class petty officer in
damage control at the time of this sneak attack from our so-called ally,
We were identified as American and friendly many hours before
the slaughter began at 2:00 P.M.
The Israeli jet aircraft were ruthless
and stubborn in their attempt to sink and murder all hands aboard.
They hit every
antennae on our ship, no accident for sure.
The Israeli reconnaissance
aircraft took pictures of our ship in the morning hours, nothing was missed.
The attacking aircraft dropped napalm
on the bridge of our ship to burn us alive.
Soon after the jets
were done with us we see 3 motor torpedo boats approaching our ship at a high
rate of speed.
We then learned who our attackers were.
We saw 3
flags marked with the Star of David.
We were in shock because the
Israelis were supposed to be our allies!
We had had no idea who was
attacking us until then.
The attacking jet aircraft were unmarked.
The torpedo boats maneuvered themselves into a torpedo launch attitude,
now come the 5 to 6 torpedoes.
The captain was doing his best to
maneuver the ship to avoid sudden death.
The torpedoes whizzed by our
ship, forward and aft with 1 hitting its mark, almost dead mid-ships, blowing
to bits 25 American heroes who stood their ground below the water line and
accepted their fate, doing their duty.
The torpedo gunboats were not
even close to being done with us.
The torpedo gunmen shot at our fire
fighters and stretcher bearers, anything that moved.
They were shooting
at our water line to blow up the boilers inside and finish the job of sinking
The leaders of our country who
swore an oath to protect this nation
ordered the survivors of the LIBERTY to never repeat this piece of history
under penalty of jail or worse. 40 years ago, another nation got away with
cold-blooded murder on the high
seas, and as an American veteran, let me say this for the record NO ONE
SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO GET BY WITH COLD-BLOODED MURDER, AND ESPECIALLY NOT
ISRAEL, NOT THEN AND NOT NOW." - Phil Tourney
The Israeli torpedo and machine guns took a terrible toll on
the Liberty's crew, killing 34 and wounding 172.
The US government,
military, and media all went along with the cover-up of the deliberate attack
on the US$ Liberty to avoid blaming Israel for the murder of 34 American
Lt. James M. Ennes, Jr., an officer on the bridge of the US$
Liberty, wrote his first-hand account of the Israeli attack in a
1979 book labeled Assault on the
Lieutenant Ennes' describes how Israeli torpedo boats
repeatedly machine-gunned US$ Liberty sailors fighting the napalm fires on deck
and shot her life rafts in the water while an oversize US flag flew from its
"The Israeli planes and gunboats spent more than one hour
hitting us with rockets, napalm bombs, torpedoes, cannon and machine-gun fire.
They machine-gunned our firefighters on deck and they shot our life
rafts out of the water
I don't know of a single member of our association
who believes that attack was an accident." - Chief Petty Officer Stanley W.
White, president Liberty Veterans Association
The shooting of
the life rafts indicates that the Israelis did not want anyone to survive the
assault and intended sinking of the US$ Liberty.
"Twenty minutes later, after the Liberty had been hit
repeatedly by machine guns, 30 mm cannon and napalm from the Israelis'
French-built Mirage and Mystere fighter-bombers, the controller directing the
attack asked his chief in Tel
Aviv to which country the target vessel belonged.
American," the chief controller replied.
Fourteen minutes later the
Liberty was struck amidships by a torpedo from an Israeli boat, killing 26 of
the 100 or so NSA technicians and specialists in Russian and Arabic who were
working in restricted compartments below the ship's waterline." - Christopher
Oliver Kirby, the National Security Agency 's deputy
director for operations at the time of the Israeli attack on the US$ Liberty
confirmed the existence of the transcripts of intercepted Israeli
communications which prove the Israelis were aware that they had targeted an
"They said, 'We've got him in the zero', whatever that meant - I
guess the sights or something.
And then one of them said, 'Can you see
They said, 'Yes, it's US, it's US'.
They said it
several times, so there wasn't any doubt in anybody's mind that they knew it.
Its something that's bothered me all my life.
I'm willing to
swear on a stack of Bibles they knew." - Oliver Kirby
control station stated that the target was American and for the aircraft to
The aircraft did confirm the identity of the target as
American, by the American flag.
The ground control station ordered the
aircraft to attack and sink the target and ensure they left no survivors.
He kept insisting the mission had to sink the
target, and was frustrated with the pilots' response that it didn't sink." - Steve
Forslund, an intelligence analyst for the 544th Air Reconnaissance Technical
Wing in 1967, who saw the transcripts from the Israeli pilots and their ground
control as they came off the teletype machine at Offutt Air Force Base in
"I don't care if the ship sinks
and every man on board drowns, we are not going to fight against our allies." -
statement made by Lyndon
Johnson to Admiral and Commanding Officer of the Mediterranean Fleet Larry
"I think that those 34 men who were killed on the Liberty were
killed deliberately in a preconceived operation." - Congressional Testimony of
Admiral Thomas Moorer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
"US intelligence documents
indicate the Israelis attacked the Liberty deliberately. They feared she would
monitor their plans to attack the Golan Heights in
Syria - a move the US
opposed for fear of provoking Soviet military intervention." - James
There are three reasons that have been given as to why the
Israelis wanted to sink the US electronic reconnaissance vessel:
prevent the US from knowing that Israel was planning to seize the Golan Heights
To prevent the US from obtaining evidence that Israeli
troops were slaughtering some 1,000 Egyptian
prisoners of war near Gaza;
To destroy the US vessel that was
capable of discerning that Israel was sending false communications to Jordan
and Egypt to keep them in the war until the Israeli military achieved its
territorial goals on the ground.
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