Remember the Liberty!
by Kevin Alfred Strom
TODAY is the 51st anniversary of the murder and maiming by the Jewish state of Israel of 205 American sailors on board the USS Liberty, a US Navy radio intelligence monitoring ship in the eastern Mediterranean. The goal of the Jews was to kill every American on board and then blame the attack on Egypt — following, in an egregiously malicious way, the same Jewish pattern we see today of fabricating atrocity stories — or falsely blaming real atrocities on Israel’s enemies — to trick naïve Americans into fighting the Jews’ wars for them.
Let’s begin with the basic facts of the case as presented on American Dissident Voices just before the 30th anniversary of the attack — as written and delivered by National Alliance founder Dr. William Pierce. There is no better — or more honest — summary of the facts. I have updated the text where necessary to account for the passage of time.
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Day of Infamy
by Dr. William L. Pierce and National Vanguard staff
JUNE 8, 1967, is a day which will live in infamy. On this day an American Navy vessel, the USS Liberty, was deliberately attacked in international waters by the armed forces of Israel in a treacherous attempt to sink the ship and kill everyone aboard it. The Liberty was an electronic intelligence gathering vessel, and it had been sent to the eastern Mediterranean to monitor radio communications. Israel had launched its latest land-grabbing war against its neighbors just four days earlier, and the U.S. government was curious as to what its Jewish “ally” was up to.
The Jews, on the other hand, were quite determined that the United States not learn what they were doing. The Jewish plan was to grab as much Arab land as possible before the United States could figure out what was going on and begin insisting that Israel halt its latest aggression. The Jews did not want the United States, their principal source of military, economic, and diplomatic support, to tell them to “cool it” until they had achieved all of their objectives, and so it was important to the Jewish warlords to keep the American military in the dark for a few more days.
Early on the morning of June 8, 1967, the Liberty was just over 12 miles off the Egyptian coast in international waters and in sight of the Egyptian town of El Arish, monitoring radio signals and flying a large American flag. Jewish forces had occupied El Arish two days earlier, and the Israeli Army was involved in killing a large number of Egyptian prisoners of war that very morning. Groups of Egyptian prisoners were marched into the desert, made to dig their graves, and then were shot by their Jewish captors. American personnel on the Liberty would not have been able to see these atrocities from more than 12 miles away, but they were intercepting Israeli radio communications discussing local operations.
Of much more serious concern to the Jews was the interception by the Liberty of radio communications concerning their strategic military intentions: specifically, their planned invasion of Syria.
Just after dawn, a twin-engine, propeller-driven Israeli reconnaissance plane flew out from the coast and slowly circled the Liberty three times. A little before 9:00 AM an Israeli jet fighter flew out and circled the Liberty. Throughout the morning and early afternoon, the Jews sent one aircraft after another out to circle the Liberty. Some of these aircraft flew so low that the crew members aboard the Liberty could see the faces of the pilots. The Jews were keeping the Liberty under very close observation and seemed to be concerned about the presence of the eavesdropper.
The Israelis finally decided to get rid of this threat to the secrecy of their military operations. At 2:00 PM several Israeli jet fighters streaked out from the coast and without warning began raking the Liberty from stem to stern with rockets, 30-mm cannon fire, and napalm. A number of Americans on the bridge and deck of the Liberty were killed immediately. The Jewish aircraft made pass after pass over the ship, pouring their fire into the helpless, slow-moving American target, riddling the entire ship with explosive ordnance and leaving it looking like a floating piece of Swiss cheese. The hull and superstructure of the Liberty had 821 holes larger than a man’s fist from the rocket and cannon fire. Among other things, the Jewish air attacks had shot away the Liberty’s radio antennas and wrecked the radio room.
As soon as the Israeli jets had exhausted their munitions and flown off, the crew immediately ran up another American flag to replace the one the Jews had shot away. The new flag was an oversize one, seven feet high and 13 feet long. Then, while the crew was fighting fires started by the aerial napalm attacks and attempting to tend to the wounded and dying men on the deck, three Israeli torpedo boats appeared and began raking the decks of the Liberty with 20-mm and 40-mm automatic cannon fire. The Liberty’s life rafts in the water were machine-gunned by the Israelis. Then a torpedo from one of the torpedo boats struck the ship, tearing a large hole in its side below the waterline and killing 22 more crew members.
Just before the torpedo struck, the Liberty’s radiomen had managed to rig an emergency antenna and get an auxiliary transmitter working. Throughout the attack the Jews were using radio jamming equipment in an attempt to drown out any radio message from the Liberty. Nevertheless, the Liberty managed to get off one radio message to the U.S. Sixth Fleet reporting the attack and calling for help. The Sixth Fleet, to the west in the Mediterranean, responded with a message that help was being sent. The U.S. aircraft carriers America and Saratoga launched jets which sped toward the Liberty.
As soon as the Jews realized that the Sixth Fleet had received the Liberty’s signal, the attacks were halted. The clear intention of the Jews had been to disable the ship’s radio communications and then sink it before a radio message could be sent. Any survivors in the water then would have been killed by the Jews. No one would be able to prove the Jews had done it, and it could be blamed on the Egyptians.
As soon as the Jews understood that their scheme had failed, they shifted from the military to the diplomatic mode. The murderous assault on the USS Liberty had been a “mistake,” the Jews claimed. They had thought the ship was Egyptian, they told their media friends and their bought politicians in Washington.
President Lyndon Johnson didn’t even wait for this excuse from the Jews. As soon as he was given word that an American Navy vessel had been attacked by the Israelis and that the U.S. Sixth Fleet was sending help, he ordered that the help be recalled. He was terrified that the U.S. aircraft would inflict casualties on the Jews who were attacking the Liberty, and the Jews would blame him. If the Jewish attack on the Liberty became a public “incident” involving conflict between the United States and Israel, Johnson would be forced to take the American side and might be regarded as “anti-Israel,” which would turn America’s Jews against him. So he sent an emergency message to the Sixth Fleet, ordering that the American jets flying to the relief of the Liberty be recalled and that no further assistance be given. Perhaps the stricken ship would sink, and the whole matter could be hushed up.
But the USS Liberty did not sink, much to the embarrassment of the Jews and their collaborators. The survivors among the crew even managed to get the ship’s engines running again, and the Liberty limped out to sea, eventually rendezvousing the next day with an American destroyer, the USS Davis. The wounded crewmen — 171 of them — were airlifted off the ship. Many of the dead — 34 of them — could not be recovered from the interior of the ship until it had reached port in Malta.
Even while the wounded crewmen were in a Naval hospital, they were given strict orders not to tell anyone, not even members of their families, about the Jewish attack on their ship. The U.S. Navy went through the formalities of holding a court of inquiry, but it was a complete sham. No Israelis were even questioned during the inquiry, and the U.S. government meekly accepted the Jews’ explanation that the attack on the Liberty had been a “mistake.” The news media were indecently silent about the whole affair. The obvious concern of the Jews and their sympathizers in the United States was not that an American ship had been attacked treacherously and 34 Americans killed; their concern was only to keep Israel from being blamed for the attack. And the politicians were all too eager to go along with the Jews.
The members of the Liberty’s crew who had been wounded during the Israeli attack asked for damages from the Israeli government. The Israelis refused to pay, and it was necessary for the wounded crewmen to hire attorneys and file suit. When the Israelis did eventually pay, nearly two years later, attorneys’ fees ate up most of the payment.
The commanding officer of the Liberty during the Israeli attack was Captain William McGonagle. Though severely wounded during the attack, he remained at his post throughout and behaved in a heroic manner. A year after the attack Captain McGonagle was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism, but so desperate was President Lyndon Johnson to avoid offending the Jews that he refused to present the medal himself, as always has been customary. Instead of receiving his Medal of Honor from the President in the customary White House ceremony, McGonagle was quietly given the medal by the Secretary of the Navy at the Washington Navy Yard, so as to attract the least possible public attention. The citation accompanying the medal, which customarily describes in detail the action for which the medal is being awarded, carefully omitted any mention of Israel. The Washington Post did not even report the award.
One of the Liberty’s officers, Lieutenant James Ennes, wrote a detailed account of the Jewish attack on his ship and its aftermath, and his account was published in 1979 as a book under the title Assault on the Liberty. The Jews immediately began a campaign to keep the book out of bookstores and to keep reviews of the book out of newspapers. Ennes reports that whenever a bookstore would stock his book, the local Jews would begin complaining to the store owner that the book is “anti-Israel” and is “offensive to Jewish people everywhere.” The Jews were fairly successful for many years in keeping the book out of the hands of the general public, but since the rise of the Internet it has become more and more well-known despite the Jewish censorship campaign. In preparation for the 50th anniversary of the attack in 2017, crew members began work on a feature film; see http://usslibertymovie.com.
To his credit, Lieutenant Ennes has kept the truth about the Jewish attempt to sink the Liberty alive for half a century, in the face of a concerted effort by the controlled media, the Jewish establishment, and the U.S. government, including the U.S. Navy, to kill this truth. In return for his efforts, the Jews and their collaborators have been calling Ennes an “anti-Semite,” a “neo-Nazi,” a “professional Jew-hater,” and lots of things that are too crude for me to write. Among these collaborators of the Jews attacking Ennes are individuals claiming to be veterans and patriots, but it is clear where their allegiance really lies.
Ennes always has declined to respond in kind to these attacks and has been unfailingly polite. We might fault him for failing to draw some general conclusions about the Jews and for continuing to maintain that he is not anti-Jewish, but let us instead credit him for standing up for the truth in his own way against the almost unbelievably intense barrage of hatred that has been directed against him.
What should be shocking and disgusting to every American, what should outrage us all, is not the lies of the Jews or their attacks on Lieutenant Ennes — we expect that sort of behavior from the Jews — but rather we should be outraged by the collaboration of the U.S. government with the Jews. During the attack on the Liberty, when it was calling for help and was in danger of being sunk, President Lyndon Johnson recalled the U.S. aircraft that were rushing to assist its crew. He was more concerned about not offending the Jews in the United States than he was about his responsibility as commander-in-chief of America’s armed forces.
And Johnson’s recall of these American jets cannot be explained away as a mix-up or a misunderstanding in the heat of the moment. This action of Johnson’s was deliberate. It was consistent with his behavior in every instance involving the Liberty. Johnson even checked with the Israeli ambassador a year after the attack to see if the government of Israel had any objection to Captain McGonagle’s receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor, and then he refused to present the medal himself. That sort of behavior goes beyond outrageous, even for a politician. It is nothing but the basest treason.
We had a piece of filth in the White House 50 years ago who put foreign interests over the interests of our people. And every president since then, of either party, has served those same interests. And it’s not just that these politicians are personally pieces of filth. It is the system itself which is filthy, and so it should be no surprise when filthy individuals rise to the top of it.
One of these days we have to change this system — radically, but that will take a full-scale revolution. What we must do until then is make ourselves heard. What we must do is raise our voices. The reason that Israel is able to lead America around by the nose is that the Jews, through their control of the news and entertainment media in America, have the only effective voice, the only voice that the damnable politicians respond to. Lyndon Johnson didn’t betray the men of the Liberty because he loved Jews. Nobody loves Jews. They are the most unlovable race on this earth. Johnson behaved as he did because he feared the Jews. And he feared them because he knew that they control the political process in this country through their control of the media.
That is the key fact, the salient fact, the most important fact in the life of our people today: Jewish control of the media.
Why do you think the Jews did such a rash thing as attack the Liberty in the first place? That, after all, was a very rash thing to do. If the United States were a nation led by honorable men, a nation in control of its own destiny, such an attack would have meant the end of Israel’s existence right then and there. Why did the Jews do it? Are they stupid?
I think not. They did it because they knew they could get away with it. They did it because it might have worked, and they had nothing to lose if it didn’t work. They knew they could get away with it. And they knew they could get away with it because they control our news and entertainment media.
And so here we are, half a century into this shameful episode, half a century after the treacherous and arrogant attack by Israel on the USS Liberty which killed 34 Americans and wounded 171 of them — an attack which was intended to kill everyone aboard our ship. And for all those years the media have maintained their blanket of silence, and the politicians have maintained their sickening pretense about our “gallant, little Jewish ally” in the Middle East. This is the Jewish ally which continues to moan to the world about how it is “persecuted” by everyone else and continues to make demands on the world for money which it claims the world owes it.
Our politicians make pious speeches about China’s abuse of human rights — and I have no doubt that the charges against China are true — but then these same politicians vote for more of our money to be given to Israel, a country which murders prisoners of war wholesale and which routinely tortures Palestinians suspected of wanting freedom for their people. These are the same politicians who vote for laws requiring that our children be brainwashed with Jewish propaganda about the so-called “Holocaust” in their schools and who express their abhorrence of “anti-Semitism” whenever any American, such as Lieutenant Ennes, tells the nasty truth about our “gallant, little Jewish ally.”
Surely, the citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah were paragons of virtue and rectitude compared to the current inhabitants of Congress, the White House, and the Federal courts. And surely, what happened to the citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah will happen to them.
But until that cleansing fire comes, let us raise our voices. Let us speak out ever more boldly and ever more loudly. Let us remind all of our fellow citizens about the USS Liberty. And let us resolve now that we will put an end to the shame that has been brought on us by our government and by the controlled media!
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Those were the words of Dr. William Pierce, founder of the National Alliance, detailing the facts of the USS Liberty incident. Download our “Day of Infamy” flier — which includes the entire updated text of Dr. Pierce’s broadcast, along with new material — and print out hundreds or thousands of copies for distribution in your city, school, and neighborhood. If you’re low on ink or want large quantities at the highest quality, have them reproduced in bulk at your local print shop or at an online printing company. Get them into the hands of every household in your area, send them to opinion leaders and public officials, write letters to the editor and call in to radio talk shows and tell people the truth they need to hear. Decent Americans will be outraged at how the media have lied to them — and how our alleged “ally” cynically murdered our men to achieve their inhuman goals. The time is now, today — act.
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In 1997 — the 30th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty — there was an effort by patriots to institute a national memorial to the Americans killed and maimed by the Jewish state, but the federal government said no. National Vanguard writer and independent researcher David Sims tells us: “I was personally told that the ‘custom was’ to recognize a significant event of this kind on the 50th anniversary — not the 30th.”
In the 50th anniversary year of the attack — 2017 — President Trump made no fewer than three major speeches at “Holocaust memorial” events and declared the entire month of May to be “Jewish-American Heritage Month” — but made no move to memorialize the Americans aboard the Liberty who were murdered by the Jewish state. Trump kowtowed to Jewish power and money at the so-called Wailing Wall when he should have been honoring the men of the Liberty, effectively rewarding the murderers of those American sailors and officers. (The “Wailing Wall” pilgrimage is one that aspiring and sitting national leaders are apparently expected to make by the Jewish power structure — but one notes the curious silence of these leaders, of the media, and of the feminists when confronted with the facts that access to the wall is sexually segregated and that its very existence is based on Jewish racial supremacism.)
In 1991, Israeli foreknowledge that the Liberty was an American vessel was confirmed. Evidence released that year by the US Embassy in Beirut included an intercepted radio conversation of an Israeli pilot who communicated with his base “It’s an American ship,” and his headquarters ordered him to continue the attack.
British reporter Anthony Pearson in his book Conspiracy of Silence reports that the Jew in command of the three Mirage jets that attacked the Liberty was born in Baltimore and served as a fighter pilot in Vietnam. The pilot of the second Israeli plane was also a Vietnam veteran and had served in the US Navy Air Corps. The third pilot was a native Israeli. It is rather disheartening to think that the American armed services had trained two fighter pilots who thought so little of their country of birth that they joined the air force of another country and carried out a murderous air assault on an American ship. But such are the loyalties and nature of Jews.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas Moorer and Secretary of State Dean Rusk stated publicly that Israel deliberately attacked the Liberty. Rusk stated in his memoirs “I was never satisfied with the Israeli explanation…. I didn’t believe them then, and I don’t believe them to this day. The attack was outrageous.” Nevertheless, the media downplayed the affair, which, had it been perpetrated by any other country than Israel, would have been a cause célèbre and possible grounds for war. Survivor James Ennes, Jr., who was on the Liberty that terrible day, recently stated “The official lid on this story remains almost as tight as the day it was first applied.”
The attack on the Liberty remains the only maritime incident in US history in which US military forces were killed and which was never investigated by the US Congress.
The Navy Court of Inquiry, which in effect whitewashed the Israeli attack, was headed by Admiral Isaac Kidd. Working under Kidd and aiding in the cover-up was Admiral John S. McCain, the father of the consistent warmonger, Republican presidential candidate, and fanatically pro-Israel Senator John McCain.
There’s now evidence that suggests that the Jews’ intentions in the Liberty tragedy were far more malicious, far more murderous, and far more evil than we or even the eyewitnesses to the attack ever imagined. This evidence strongly suggests that Israel and Lyndon Baines Johnson were on the verge of enveloping the world in nuclear warfare and committing the mass murder, under utterly false pretenses, of millions of innocents.
According to the BBC documentary, Dead in the Water, the incident was a “daring ploy by Israel to fake an Egyptian attack” to get America to enter the war against Egypt. The first wave of attacking Israeli planes had been repainted with Egyptian markings. Convinced the attack was coming from Egypt (or playing his part in the false flag), President Lyndon Johnson, according to the documentary, launched nuclear-armed planes targeted on Cairo from a US aircraft carrier. The aircraft were recalled — almost too late — only when it became clear that there would be survivors and numerous others well aware that Israel was responsible.
These others would, most significantly, be the men of the US Sixth Fleet who had heard the Liberty‘s distress calls and who were on their way to help — and, secondarily, anyone else, surely including the intelligence services of Russia and other nations, who would potentially have heard the transmissions that got through the Israeli jamming. The Jews had initially been confident that they had fully destroyed the antennas and radio room of the Liberty, thus rendering her incapable of communicating with anyone. And the Jews’ subsequent actions clearly prove their intent was to murder everyone aboard, leaving no witnesses to call for help or tell the tale. If the BBC’s investigators are right, then, the nuclear attack on Cairo was stopped only because a radioman aboard the Liberty risked almost certain death to string a wire between the masts of the ship to serve as a long-wire antenna, and then managed to fix or rig up one the vessel’s auxiliary transmitters. That radioman’s name is Richard Sturman. Another radioman, James Halman, then transmitted a message that somehow made it to the fleet despite intense jamming from the Israelis. According to researcher Judy Morris:
Peter Hounam writes in Operation Cyanide, “Liberty radioman Richard Sturman concluded that the attackers had carefully prepared for the attack with the specific intention of preventing the ship communicating with the outside world. To do so effectively they must have had prior knowledge from shore-based receivers of the five frequencies being used by the ship, so that jamming gear could be tuned to them. Sturman recalled his anger when he discovered that the international distress frequency, used for Mayday messages, was also jammed.”
The astute crew however made a startling discovery. The Israeli jamming capabilities did not work when they were actually engaged in bombing and the USS Liberty crew had windows of a few seconds of opportunity [just before and during] strikes to send out a message.
Hounam writes, “At first, the signalmen felt their task was hopeless. Plane after plane was swooping in on the ship, firing cannon, shooting missiles and dropping napalm…. Then someone spotted that there was a respite from the jamming, lasting just a few seconds, when the attacking planes fired their missiles. Halman grabbed the opportunity and shouted into the mike, ‘Any station, this is Rockstar. We are under attack by unidentified jet aircraft and require immediate assistance!’” On the USS Saratoga (call-sign ‘Schematic’) the radioman picked up the message but it was garbled, possibly by further jamming. “Rockstar, this is ‘Schematic,’ he said. ‘Say again, you are garbled.’”
Eventually, the USS Liberty message was acknowledged and authenticated 10 minutes after the attack began. The USS Saratoga confirmed Liberty’s message with “Roger, Rockstar. Authentication is correct….” The message bounced everywhere and was even acknowledged by two US embassies in the region. Furthermore, it was impossible for the Pentagon not to know of Liberty’s [plight] as all messages are also automatically routed to the Pentagon and other government agencies. The Israelis must have also intercepted the radio message.
The Liberty crew was relieved and believed that help was on the way. Wrong! Although fleet commanders quickly ordered rescue operations, twice the rescue missions were ordered called back by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, a close friend and trusted associate of LBJ. In fact, it’s documented that during one of the conversations between the the Sixth Fleet Commander and McNamara, LBJ got on the phone and roared, “We will not embarrass an ally,” to reinforce McNamara’s direct command from LBJ to not rescue the ailing USS Liberty and her crew.
According to James Ennes, the entire attack lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes, although some crew members believe it was longer. Unquestionably, the attack was sheer hell for those on board the USS Liberty and the agony was prolonged by the fact that [airborne] help from the Sixth Fleet never arrived as expected.
Then something extraordinary happened. The Israelis stopped attacking despite having more than enough firepower to finish the job of sinking the USS Liberty and her crew. It’s been documented that the Israelis had commando helicopter crews hovering above the USS Liberty with a crew to finish the job. Clearly, the USS Liberty crew expected to die.
But with the message out and everybody knowing about it, including the Russians who knew what was going on because they were close by in their own disguised spy ships as they intercepted the message — or possibly even observed — the USS Liberty being attacked, the Israelis panicked, called off the attack and never finished the job.
If Richard Sturman — may his name always be remembered by our people — had not had the courage to climb the upper reaches of the ship, under direct enemy fire, all of his fellow crewmen would surely have been killed, and a disastrous nuclear war might have ensued. May his name be engraved forever on our consciousness and one day be engraved in a stone monument 1,000 feet high, along with the names of the other heroes of the Liberty. If these men had not figured out, in nearly split-second time, countermeasures against the Israeli radio jamming, the blood of every American on board would have stained the sea — and quite possibly the incinerated corpses of millions of people, Russians and Americans included, would have lain lifeless upon the burned Earth.
When those heroes awoke on June 8, 1967, they had no idea of the importance their decisions and actions that day would hold, probably for centuries to come. You, today, are in a similar position.
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Source: based on the American Dissident Voices broadcasts of May 20 and 27, 2017