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American Legion Joins VFW in Calling for Congressional Investigation of Israel's Attack on USS Liberty



Due to the persistence of the surviving crew members and the continual emergence of new evidence, the national veteran's group American Legion has passed Resolution 40 calling for Congress to "publicly, impartially, and thoroughly" investigate the attack by Israel on an American ship in 1967, in which 34 American sailors were killed. The crew members dispute the official conclusion that the attack was an accident, and say the Israelis knew before, during, and after the attack that it was an American ship. The resolution comes despite a veil of government secrecy which keeps key documents on the attack classified more than 50 years later. [NSA USS Liberty documents]    The attack, which surviving crew members to a man say was deliberate, as well as a stellar list of high-ranking officials, has never been officially investigated outside of a Navy Court of Inquiry and an NSA probe. Surviving crew members were not allowed to testify to key points which did not fit the official conclusion that it was an accident.
For example, according to James Ennes who was Officer of the Deck that day, crew members were never allowed to give testimony witnessing an Israeli patrol boat's methodical machine-gunning of the life boats, which supports the contention that the Israelis wanted no survivors.
Although the official Israeli IDF report contends the ship was not flying the American flag, two flags are in the possession of the National Security Agency Museum in Washington DC, the larger of them 13 feet long. The description on the display reads: "USS Liberty Flag: The Second Ensign (Flag) Flown During the Attack."
In the Navy report on the attack, crew members are asked repeatedly if they saw the American flag flying unfurled in that day's 6 MPH breeze, as the ship headed into the wind. The question is repeatedly answered in the affirmative. Nevertheless, the Navy concluded, to the dismay of the surviving crew, that the attack was an accident. Due to the persistence of the surviving crew members and the continual emergence of new evidence, the national veteran's group American Legion has passed Resolution 40 calling for Congress to "publicly, impartially, and thoroughly" investigate the attack by Israel on an American ship in 1967, in which 34 American sailors were killed. The crew members dispute the official conclusion that the attack was an accident, and say the Israelis knew before, during, and after the attack that it was an American ship. The resolution comes despite a veil of government secrecy which keeps key documents on the attack classified more than 50 years later. [NSA USS Liberty documents]    The attack, which surviving crew members to a man say was deliberate, as well as a stellar list of high-ranking officials, has never been officially investigated outside of a Navy Court of Inquiry and an NSA probe. Surviving crew members were not allowed to testify to key points which did not fit the official conclusion that it was an accident.
For example, according to James Ennes who was Officer of the Deck that day, crew members were never allowed to give testimony witnessing an Israeli patrol boat's methodical machine-gunning of the life boats, which supports the contention that the Israelis wanted no survivors.
Although the official Israeli IDF report contends the ship was not flying the American flag, two flags are in the possession of the National Security Agency Museum in Washington DC, the larger of them 13 feet long. The description on the display reads: "USS Liberty Flag: The Second Ensign (Flag) Flown During the Attack."
In the Navy report on the attack, crew members are asked repeatedly if they saw the American flag flying unfurled in that day's 6 MPH breeze, as the ship headed into the wind. The question is repeatedly answered in the affirmative. Nevertheless, the Navy concluded, to the dismay of the surviving crew, that the attack was an accident....>>>>READ FULL ARTICLE  https://soapboxie.com/military/American-Legion-Joins-VFW-in-Calling-for-Congressional-USS-Liberty-Investigation
 



 

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