The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

The Raw Story treats readers like “jerks” over Israel’s attack on USS Liberty

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By Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
May 29, 2012

In its tendentious report on the heckling of Sen. John McCain during a Memorial Day speech in San Diego, The Raw Story smears patriotic Americans who know the facts about Israel’s deliberate June 8, 1967 attack on the USS Liberty as “conspiracy theorists.” In order to discredit James Morris’ very public raising of the McCain family’s subsequent involvement in the incident, David Edwards explains:

Conspiracy theorists have long accused McCain and his father, Admiral John S. McCain Jr., of participating in a cover up regarding the USS Liberty.

A little research, however, would have shown that on January 9, 2004, Captain Ward Boston, Jr., USN (Ret.), Senior Counsel to the USS Liberty Court of Inquiry, made the following sworn affidavit:

The evidence was clear. Both Admiral Kidd and I believed with certainty that this attack, which killed 34 American sailors and injured 172 others, was a deliberate effort to sink an American ship and murder its entire crew. Each evening, after hearing testimony all day, we often spoke our private thoughts concerning what we had seen and heard. I recall Admiral Kidd repeatedly referring to the Israeli forces responsible for the attack as “murderous bastards.” It was our shared belief, based on the documentary evidence and testimony we received first hand, that the Israeli attack was planned and deliberate, and could not possibly have been an accident.

I am certain that the Israeli pilots that undertook the attack, as well as their superiors, who had ordered the attack, were well aware that the ship was American.

I saw the flag, which had visibly identified the ship as American, riddled with bullet holes, and heard testimony that made it clear that the Israelis intended there be no survivors. Not only did the Israelis attack the ship with napalm, gunfire, and missiles, Israeli torpedo boats machine-gunned three lifeboats that had been launched in an attempt by the crew to save the most seriously wounded — a war crime.

Admiral Kidd and I both felt it necessary to travel to Israel to interview the Israelis who took part in the attack. Admiral Kidd telephoned Admiral McCain to discuss making arrangements. Admiral Kidd later told me that Admiral McCain was adamant that we were not to travel to Israel or contact the Israelis concerning this matter.

Explaining why he had waited for more than 30 years to speak out, Capt. Boston stated:

I am outraged at the efforts of the apologists for Israel in this country to claim that this attack was a case of “mistaken identity.”

In particular, the recent publication of Jay Cristol’s book, The Liberty Incident, twists the facts and misrepresents the views of those of us who investigated the attack.

It is Cristol’s insidious attempt to whitewash the facts that has pushed me to speak out.

Nevertheless, Sen. McCain offered this endorsement for Cristol’s whitewashing of Israel’s attack:

“After years of research for this book, Judge A. Jay Cristol has reached a similar conclusion to one my father reached in his June 18, 1967, endorsement of the findings of the court of inquiry. I commend Judge Cristol for his thoroughness and fairness, and I commend this work.”

As Capt. Ward Boston concluded in his affidavit:

Contrary to the misinformation presented by Cristol and others, it is important for the American people to know that it is clear that Israel is responsible for deliberately attacking an American ship and murdering American sailors, whose bereaved shipmates have lived with this egregious conclusion for many years.

They will never know, however, if they keep reading so-called “alternative” media like The Raw Story — notwithstanding its claim to be “a progressive news site that focuses on stories often ignored in the mainstream media.”

Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

May 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

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  1. It was covered up by Johnson and McCain has continued it with his biased devotion to Zionism. The US Navy command was complicit in covering up the “incident.” The only reason the Israelis finally called off the attack was a Soviet intelligence vessel showed up on the scene when no American aid came. Isarealis pilots that refused to participate were jailed.

    McCain is the jerk that called LFIG extremist Muslims that killed US soldiers in Iraq heroes in Libya. He compared them to American Revolutionaries. This is the jerk that helped NATO wreck havoc on Libya. This is the jerk that wants to bomb Iran and kick off WW III. This is the jerk that wants to make war on Syria while we finance, train and arm terrorists similar to the ones we made in Libya. They now call this democracy? All these actions aid Israel in destroying any potential threat they might face from Muslim countries.

    This is the jerk that ditched his wife that stood by him all through Vietnam to marry Cindy and get into her mafia family so he could run for office. This is the jerk that is a black ace. Four crashed planes and had 1 shoot down over Vietnam. This is the jerk that started the Forestall fire screwing around trying to flame an F4 pilot. He set off the ammo on the F4. They flew him off the the carrier that night and his daddy covered it all up.

    Some call this jerk and America hero still. I call him a jerk. Many Americans are still a brainwashed bunch of morons.

    So call that anti-Semitic if you want but as they have said, “that’s a trick we use all the time.”

    These comments in no way endorse cannibal vulture Romney or socialist Obama (Judge Dread) who sits in his office paid for by Wall St. and decides who he will kill by drone attack today.

    not a Zionist

    May 29, 2012 at 11:30 pm

  2. No Israeli was tried or convicted for these murders, just as none was for the murder of eight Turks and one American aboard the Mavi Marmara. No Israeli was sentenced to death for the murder of Rachel Corrie with a bulldozer. The slaughter at Jenin, the massacre at Basra, the murders in New York, London and Spain-no Israeli or complicit European or American Jew has seen anything but financial profit. McCain dares not bite the hand that feeds him, nor will any politician, news anchor, foreign correspondent, university professor, Federal judge or U.S. President save JFK-but Israel made sure he was silenced. They did it not covertly, but in broad daylight to graphically bludgeon Americans with their financial and political control of the world.


    May 30, 2012 at 2:03 am

  3. In this Orwellian society the truth is dismissed as conspiracy theory – thanks for the article


    May 30, 2012 at 2:39 am

  4. Your problem is you can not believe that a trusted friend or family member would pull out a long knife and kill you with it because they want your gym shoes. Look at the British royals and their allies the Rothschilds and their mercenaries, the Israelis. Lady Diana was murdered and her two brats did not even blink. The Rothschilds have been funding opposing sides in wars for over 240 years. And became the wealthiest entity on the planet because of it (Bill Gates? Pshaw.) Then look at Israel. They murder anybody for the City of London just to keep a positive cash flow into Israel.

    In short, I’m nice. You’re nice. They’re not nice. Quit acting like our hands are tied. Demand integrity and stop being nice to these people.

    God bless those noble souls who were injured and murdered on the U.S.S. Liberty by swine we should have sworn off a long, long time ago.. Goddamn LBJ. Goddamn the force attacking America while our military remains at ease over it.. Hopefully soon they will regain ‘The Power’.


    May 30, 2012 at 3:09 am

  5. RawStory is a well known and fairly obvious zionist disinfo news site.

    Tom Lowe

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 am

  6. I used to be one of those people who thought that those who claimed there was a cover-up over the attack on the Liberty were nutty conspiracy theorists. I’ve since changed my mind.

    I used to think it was implausible that anyone could pull off a white-wash that big. But having finally come to recognize the severity of the emperor’s new clothes syndrome affecting the American media and government when it comes to israelist power in this country, and the general pathological phobia of being thought anti-semitic, I can now see that all the elements are there for such a cover-up to have taken place.


    May 30, 2012 at 4:34 am

  7. Are we talking about that honest and balanced representative of the American people, John, “Americans wouldn’t pick lettuce for fifty dollars an hour”, McCain? I’d believe anything he said. LOL WE GET THE LEADERSHIP WE DESERVE, when we keep supporting these people. RIGHT?


    May 30, 2012 at 5:46 am

  8. RAW SEWAGE we call it. Another of hundreds of “alternative” fake zionist gatekeeper sites like Amy Goodman, Cockburn Bros, Naomi Klein… Raw Sewage was an intelligence agncy outfit from the beginning and still is. Never has real news either, for all that funding. Just aggregates.

    miller 8

    May 30, 2012 at 7:05 am

  9. James Morris Challenges Traitor John McCain at Memorial Day Service


    May 30, 2012 at 9:58 am

  10. Another whitewash about McCain that isn’t discussed is that the fellow officers in the POW camp recommended that he be courtmartialed for traitorous actions with the North Vietnamese that resulted in the death of many American flyers. He voluntarily divulged secrets and according to the other officers was never even threatened with torture. He was pardoned by Nixon. What a complete scumbag.


    May 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

  11. Hmmm

    How do you think McCain became a US Senator. This was payback for his father doing such a great job covering up the attack. It also explains his being allowed to run for President. Because if the truth of this blatant, horiffic and criminal attack on US sailors became part of the US consciousness then Israel wouldn’t have been able to get Congress to steal 3 trillion dollars of taxpayer money for the phony war on terror that is enabling Israel to take control of the Middle East. Always follow the money and power people. Zionist control of the American government is based on fear, blackmail dirty tricks and of course totally corruptable people who are then put into positions of power in the US government to do the bidding of the zionists that have literally sucked our country dry.

    I hope the readers know that the Israeli attack lasted nearly an hour. And that Israeli pilots were strafing US sailors that had abandoned ship and where in life rafts and swimming in the water. The Russian trawler showed up and started recording the events which is why Israel stopped murdering US sailors.


    May 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

  12. The issue really need not be argued. During the 1967 war Israel, USA, England, France, Russia along with others who operated radio intercepts. These radio messages were always recorded and usually they were turned over for further evaluation. To date not one recording which would proved the Israeli position has ever been released. The communication systems of 1968 is long outdated so no secret information could be lost by the release. The Israelis have stated that they have turned over the gun camera photo of the attacking jets. They were really fake but it leads one to ask why they would not allow the conversations between the pilot and those that ordered the attack. Did not one of the many IDF pilots not look and say that does not look like a ship that would move horses?

    The Israelis have always claimed that the planes which the night before painted over their identification markers were actually looking for a submarine which they claimed attacked Israel. The problem is the Israeli aircraft were armed with nalpalm and one would have to ask what idiot would attack a submarine with nalpalm? One other major point is there was one and only one ship attacked that was not in a harbor and that was the USS LIberty. Why was this ship attacked when there were so many other ships in the area?

    The USS Liberty was murder and John McCain’s father got a third star for his betrayal of his office as head of European Naval forces. John McCain was a prisoner of war which I respect but question why he should be listened to as an expert on attacking all the Israelis’ enemies? Maybe he was bought like his father?

    tom dee

    May 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  13. anti-GENTILISM is the problem. There is NO-SUCH-THING as “antisemitism”. There is only the natural reaction of normal People to antiGENTILISM, which Jews CALL “antisemitism”. Humanity did not sit around the campfire and just DECIDE to hate Jews, before they even knew what a Jew was, and then wait thousands of years for Jews to appear, so Humanity could pick on them for absolutely no reason. Jews codified hatred of all NON-Jews in their belief system, and then went on to EARN the animosity of the “GOYIM”. JEWS are the cause of mythical “antisemitism.”

    The Jews claim “antisemitism forced them to live in ghettoes”, in Europe. But the truth is the Jews created their ghettoes in order to keep their children from marrying GOYIM children…….. AGAIN, anti-GENTILISM.

    Are the Jews NOT engaged in building the biggest GHETTO(Israel) ever? complete with a surrounding WALL?!

    Speaking of “Ghetto Israel” and antiGENTILISM, how is it that Jews think THEY have a right to wander freely anywhere in the World, but ONLY JEWS have a right to be in Israel? Israel is openly proclaimed “A JEWISH STATE”, and YOUR taxes support THAT, but YOUR taxes cannot place a Nativity in front of Townhall for a few days a year! WHO is “anti” WHOM!?

    William Chandler

    May 30, 2012 at 4:42 pm

  14. Bobby, we don’t get the “leadership we deserve.” We get to choose from two parties who work for the same corporate interests, who pick candidates from the yes-men who will continue their policies. You can’t call that leadership! And if we advance a candidate of our own, they will “Help America Vote” correctly, using their computer voting machines to correct our poor choice.

    We will get the leadership we deserve when we boycott BOTH parties, photograph every ballot, count them by hand, and post the ballots for confirmation by anyone.


    May 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm

  15. wow the intelligent comments here give me hope that all is not lost yet…

    phuok yuu

    May 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm

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  17. “murderous bastards”…….that’s putting it mildly……


    May 31, 2012 at 12:43 am

  18. I never read Raw Story anymore. There are so many people telling the truth, the moment you read something like this from Raw Story, it should be all you need to know to turn it off, the way we instruct others to turn off their TVs. It’s about lies, not the particular media used to disseminate them.


    May 31, 2012 at 12:56 am

  19. John McCain calls America first patriot a ‘jerk’ for questioning him about USS Liberty cover-up for Israel:


    May 31, 2012 at 3:09 am

  20. PS: Why did the US media (to include CNN & Fox News) label me as a ‘heckler’ when I was asking (on behalf of the Liberty Veterans Association) John McCain a valid question on Memorial Day about his role in the ongoing US government cover-up of Israel’s deliberate attack on the USS Liberty which resulted in the deaths of 34 American sailors & marines and the wounding of 172 others.

    James Morris

    May 31, 2012 at 9:46 am

  21. The surviving crew of the USS Liberty have tried for years to get the attention of congress or their representatives. They have written letters that were ignored, or a boiler plate answer that exonerated the Israelis was sent back to the very men who saw what the IDF tried to do them. Their intention was to sink the Liberty with all hands on board, then no one could say anything. The inept so called children of God just couldn’t get the job done. They had it all when it came to putting the Liberty to the bottom,and they just couldn’t do it. I would think that the Zionist Christians would look at this at give this all a second thought as to their support for these people. The “War Crimes Report” submitted properly through channels by our lawyer was thrown in file thirteen without even looking at it. Believe me if the American people knew what the IDF tried to do to us the direction of this great nation would change overnight.


    May 31, 2012 at 4:24 pm

  22. Ward Boston should have said that LBJ had made him whitewash the story. Boston came clean when he was near death – better late, than never – but was part of the intitial whitewash, as was Kidd. Peter

    Peter Radon

    May 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm

  23. This so-called “heckler” is a true American patriot — who has dedicated a big part of his life — for many years — fighting for the Liberty crew, to get their truths out, and to help them finally get their justice! He was not “heckling”, he was asking a question, and speaking up for the USS Liberty survivors, and for the men that died who cannot speak for themselves!

    The only “jerks” in this story are John McCain, and all the people who booed James, didn’t stand up for him or let him tell his story–and also the people in the media who never even bothered to ask what the “heckler” was saying! They know nothing of the USS LIBERTY ATTACK, know nothing of the 34 brave young men who were killed that day, know nothing of the 171+ who were wounded that day (many severely), and they know nothing of the coverup of the attack, and of the threats made to these men if they told what they knew! They have gone through all of these 45 years being ignored, pushed aside, called conspiracy theorists, threatened, and called many other things that these ignorant people use when they are still living under their rocks, who turn away when anyone mentions the Liberty, and those who still stand by Israel–who is fooling and bullying far too many! Lyndon Baines Johnson wanted the Liberty “sunk to the bottom: “Two groups of fighter aircraft were sent to defend the Liberty but unbelievably they were recalled by the White House. The Admiral in Command of the sixth fleet called Washington to confirm the recall order. Secretary of Defence MacNamara came on the line followed by the President himself who told the Admiral, “I want that God-Damn Ship going to the bottom” One of the Navy bigwigs pushing hard for a sanitized Liberty inquiry was none other than Sen. McCain’s father, Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., Commander-in-Chief, Naval Forces Europe. He wanted the investigation done in less than a week. Boston said a “proper inquiry would take at least six months.” Admiral McCain also wouldn’t permit Admiral Kidd to travel to Israel or to contact any potential Israeli witnesses. In fact, according to Boston, the written affidavits of 60 witnesses from the Liberty itself, who were hospitalized at the time of the restricted Inquiry, were also excluded from the final report and not considered as part of the evidentiary record. Boston is convinced, too, that the Israelis’ machine-gunning of the Liberty’s lifeboats, while the crew was trying desperately to assist their colleagues that were seriously wounded, was “a war crime.” Boston said higher ups wanted “to put a lid on everything” concerning the Liberty. THIS IS NOT OLD NEWS OR ANCIENT HISTORY–PEOPLE NEED TO WAKE UP, LEARN ABOUT THE LIBERTY, AND IT IS NOW TIME TO BE GIVEN A LEGAL PROPER INVESTIGATION, INSTEAD OF THE FRAUDULENT ONE THAT WAS DONE IN 1967!​Politics/​article_3097_GIVE-US-THE-US​S-LIBERTY.html#commentbox



    May 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm

  24. John McCain Confronted About USS Liberty Cover-up Memorial Day 2012

    Additional at

    James Morris

    May 31, 2012 at 9:08 pm

  25. I pray that the people who read this will understand that the survivors have given over forty years of their lives for this great nation. We all knew that the American public must know the truth. The truth is that the attack was no accident and most people who were office that year know it too. I will not go into naming them here, but I just want the American people to know we have given up our lives for you, every one of you. We stayed in the picture for over forty some years now, because we care about you. Yes you, the average American walking down the street.

    They tried to kill us all you know, and they just couldn’t get the job done. I was the Petty Officer in Charge of the body recovery and identification.

    God Bless this Great Nation


    June 1, 2012 at 1:53 am

  26. Following is another version of the youtube posted above!:

    John McCain Confronted About USS Liberty Cover-up Memorial Day 2012

    Above youtube is linked at which includes other excellent USS Liberty cover-up youtubes as well!

    James Morris

    June 1, 2012 at 3:41 am

  27. I only hope that more Americans will see the Zionist state for what it is, and they will have the courage to stop the “murderous bastards” from doing any more harm. I strongly recommend people to watch Jack Otto’s lecture that he delivered in 2008 at Ron Paul’s presidential campaign stage.


    June 1, 2012 at 4:27 am

  28. funny how documented history can be relegated to conspiracy “THEORY” by, irony of ironies….a media conspiracy!

    phuok yuu

    June 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm

  29. Funny how people who were actually there are saying something different then documented history. Eyewitness is what you call it. They document what they want and the rest is called conspiracy. The documents were trashed when Captain Ward Boston made a public statement before he died that the Naval Board of Inquiry was a sham and a whitewash. There never was a congressional investigation as evidenced by former Senator Adlai Stevenson when he came on the Liberty survivors radio show and said that no one was interested in conducting an investigation. Sentator Barry Goldwater was the only man who thought an investigation should be conducted, and he and Senator Stevenson were pretty much by themselves in trying to get a congressional investigation under way It never happened. There have not been ten investigations as some might allege. Secretary of State Dean Rusk in his book “As I Saw It” stated that he never believed the excuse the Israelis made for the attack. To my recollection there were thirteen other men who were in power at the time that did not believe the explanation of this being an accident.


    June 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

  30. As a 30 year veteran of the Royal Navy (submarine service), my heart goes out to any victims of atrocity that involve mariners of any nation, friend or foe. It is more than obvious that events prior to and after the attack on the USS Liberty were planned and very badly covered up. By cowards and traitors to the American people, to all people. These scum should be hounded until their dying day. It is so sad for me to state that the American people are being shafted, mightily, by their so called governments, past and present. All personnel of all nations who gave their lives for their descendants to have a future must be turning in their graves. The nail in the coffin for me is the fact that John McCain was a prisoner of war and appears to have colluded with the enemy. My father spent 3 1/2 years as a Japanese POW in WWII, being released by your troops in September 1945, a 5 stone survivor of a brutal regime. He kept his faith and tended his mates who were less fortunate than him, if that were possible. Keep the faith people…one day..


    June 1, 2012 at 8:49 pm

  31. Kudos to Morris and the posters here at this amazing-and rare-website.

    I am sick of hearing how bad the American people have it when so many are like the vicious gang in the audience at this event. It’s why we are where we are, and why we have the govt we have.

    What disheartened me about the video was not McCain being his unreclaimably evil self, (and who is slated to be Sec of Defense under Romney w/ Lieberman Sec of State) but the MOB of ignorant, ugly American nazis who jeered Morris, the honest veteran and applauded his being fascistically run out of the event. Days of very grim karma are coming to this nation of willful bigots, sadists and bullies. Thirty thousand drones in the sky are not being armed with missiles and micro lasers for nothing. Then the bullies will whine “how could this happen?” The cogs in the wheel kept the machine rolling.

    sutra shauan

    June 2, 2012 at 12:25 am

  32. Thanks to everyone, especially the USS Liberty survivors, who has read, shared and commented on this piece.

    As Jeff Blankfort commented elsewhere:

    The attack by Israel on the USS Liberty which took the lives of 34 US sailors and wounded 171 more and the immediate cover-up of this cold-blooded attack by the very pro-Israel Lyndon Johnson, represents the most significant act, at least among those that are known to the public, in the history of US-Israel relations. It sent a message to the Israelis that they can get away with anything, including the cold-blooded murder of US servicemen. In fact, one might argue they already knew that from their earlier experiences. That the Palestine solidarity movement has ignored the attack and attempted sinking of the Liberty as much as it has ignored the influence of the pro-Israel Lobby on US Middle East policy and has a history of marginalizing those who raise it, may explain why the solidarity movement has been an utter failure to this moment in time.

    And that’s why continuing to raise awareness of Israel’s deliberate attack on the USS Liberty, as James Morris did on Memorial Day, is so important.

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    June 2, 2012 at 6:00 am

  33. 1. For the past 45 years I and my other crewmates have desperately been trying to get the God’s honest truth out about the men that were slaughtered aboard LIBERTY by the State of Israel. Also, the wounding of 174 others, including myself. Some of the wounds were so grave it was almost impossible to look at them. Their suffering is more than I can ever convey in a letter. You had to be there to understand the horrific trauma my mates had just been put through, and still go through to this very day, with continued surgeries just to keep them alive.

    2. The congress of the United States has ignored our pleas, our begging, if you may, to once and for all give the crew of the USS LIBERTY justice. We were told by Admiral Issac Kidd to keep our mouths shut about what Israel had done to us or we would end up in prison or worse. These orders came directly from Admiral John McCain Jr., supreme commander of the United States forces in Europe. Admiral McCain ordered that the board of inquiry be completed in 7 days and on his desk to be signed. The coverup is now fully in place. The brutal murder of my shipmates on the high seas is now ruled a case of mistaken identity. Every scholar, historian, or just your average American, can see what a sham this is. Senator John McCain endorsed a book written by a Jewish bankruptcy judge, A.J. Cristol, and praises his recollection and so-called research that this attack was absolutely a mistaken identity and the survivors, the eyewitnesses, don’t know what they are talking about. Senator John McCain is covering up for his father’s treasonous acts by the Government of Israel which are all war crimes.

    3. The crew of the USS LIBERTY has done everything we could possibly do other than blow our brains out on the steps of the capital. They are just waiting for all of us to die off and the truth will go to the grave with us. We will not allow that, nor will Capt. Ward Boston, chief legal council to the board of inquiry. In a sworn notarized statement he states that he was ordered to lie and distort the truth. Admiral Kidd and Captain Ward Boston both knew the attack was deliberate in an attempt to sink us and blame it on Eygpt. There were planes on the way to nuke Cairo but were called back within only minutes from dropping their nuclear weapons. The LIBERTY got a message out that our attackers were the Israelis. This message went out across the world, the gig was up, they were busted. The USS LIBERTY is one of the most decorated ships in history; our Captain received the Medal of Honor along with 200 other medals the crew received. The Liberty is one of the most damaged ships in Naval History, not many know this.

    4. Patriot and friend James Morris decided through talking with me that he would address the USS LIBERTY on this very solemn day to honor all vets, including the forgotten crew of the USS LIBERTY. James asked a very simple question, What about the crew and cover up of the LIBERTY, Senator? Senator McCain would not address this American patriot. He would rather just call him a jerk. When he called James a jerk, he called all of the crew of LIBERTY jerks, the dead, the wounded, their families and LIBERTY supporters. We are not jerks, we are seekers of the truth and justice. No one should be allowed to get by with cold-blooded murder, not even Israel, this attack lasted as long as the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    5. You suggested this was not the venue for James to take up this issue. I think it was a perfect time. This was no more than a capmpaign speech for Gov. Romney. Romney never served in the military and doesn’t have a clue what it is like to wear the uniform. James did nothing more than exercise his freedom of speech. Your organization is a museum. Is there any mention about the USS LIBERTY anywhere in your museum?

    6. You said that you would read the names of my dead shipmates next memorial day at your gathering to remember all vets. Does this promise still stand?

    Again, thank you for giving me the time to talk to you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service and wearing the uniform as a United States service member.


    Phillip F. Tourney, only three time president of the USS LIBERTY Veterans Assoc.

    Combat wounded veteran

    Author of “What I Saw That Day”

    Radio show host of “Your Voice Counts” Saturdays @ 4:00 PM Pacific time

    Philip Tourney

    June 3, 2012 at 5:14 am

  34. I cannot believe Raw Story would sink to such a low. Shame shame.


    June 4, 2012 at 3:01 am

  35. McCain and Israel’s Bombing of the U.S.S. Liberty

    Additional at

    James Morris

    June 4, 2012 at 3:41 am

  36. Activist James Morris Confronts John McCain for Ignoring Israeli Attack of USS Liberty

    James Morris

    June 4, 2012 at 5:39 am

  37. John McCain Calls Heckler A ‘Jerk’ After Memorial Day Speech (over 2,000 comments at following Huffington Post URL about what I asked McCain and his response):

    Additional at

    PS: Might also be interested in the recently released ‘Valentino’s Ghost’ film in which the C-SPAN video (included via & of James Morris’ exchange with Lee Hamilton of the 9/11 Commission is included as well (can see the ‘Valentino’s Ghost’ trailer at the bottom of

    James Morris

    June 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm

  38. USS Liberty Memorial Service Renews Calls of a Government Cover-Up:


    Additional at

    James Morris

    June 5, 2012 at 6:43 am

  39. When one tries to follow procedure, goes through the chain of command to accomplish his goal, then everyone is happy. When the Liberty survivors did the same thing, and everything we did was trashed even to our War Crimes Report” then you get attention however you can. Yes James Morris got McCain’s attention, and well he should have. No disrespect was intended here and to those who were thinking there was I apologize. You see the Liberty survivors and those who died were and still are patriotic American citizens. Maybe some of you don’t recognize us anymore. We took an oath to uphold the Constitution when we entered the service, and that my friends is what we are doing. Much more then those elected to office who evidently trash that piece of paper also. Wake up America before it is too late.
    I was the Petty Officer in Charge of body recovery and identification. Those were your fellow Americans. Wake up from your slumber!!!!!


    June 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

  40. Israel Attacked A US Navy Ship 45 Years Ago Killing Dozens Of Sailors — Survivors Want To Know Why–survivors-want-to-know-why-2012-6


    June 7, 2012 at 1:43 am

  41. McCain calls heckler a ‘jerk’ after being jeered at Memorial Day event (James Morris & ‘USS Liberty’ added to bottom of following article)


    June 7, 2012 at 1:45 am

  42. USS Liberty Survivor Larry Weaver was interviewed by the host of “What Really Happened?” Michael Rivero Wed. afternoon. Larry has had more operations than any other survivor, can tell the Liberty story like no other, blood pressures everywhere go up, citizens angry at the way Larry has been treated! (See Ron Kukal’s and Cat Faber’s email at: You can hear the program; it was recorded and added to “Recent Audio Interviews” on John Gidusko’s web page at:
    Mike Rivero’s upcoming schedule for the USS Liberty survivors’ interviews this week are: Ron Kukal Thursday 6/7 2PM Eastern Phil Tourney & supporter James Morris Friday 6/8 2PM Eastern LISTEN LIVE:
    Survivor Phil Tourney’s guest on YOUR VOICE COUNTS! Saturday: Joe Lentini Sat. 6/9 7PM Eastern LISTEN LIVE:


    June 7, 2012 at 1:47 am

  43. I’m not even sure just how to convey the anger I feel in regards to this. It’s an amalgamation of so many obnoxious vectors, cover up, treason, heroes treated shabbily, a petty ugly man and his comments, a rogue nation, careerism. All I can say to the survivors is Godspeed and one day this event will be common knowledge and possibly the catalyst to a different, and hopefully better world paradigm.


    June 27, 2012 at 2:35 am

  44. Dan Byrd-I am a Liberty survivor. It was a blatant attack-designed to sink us. I was on board the Liberty on June 8th 1967. We were under surveillance from 8 am to 2PM. We saw the the Star of David on the Israel planes flying over us. We actually waved at them. It is a total travesty-cover up. Damn frustrating that we were victimized by politics. Does anybody give a crap other than us?

    Dan Byrd

    June 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm

  45. “RawStory is a well known and fairly obvious zionist disinfo news site.”

    quoted for truth

    rawstory sux

    June 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

  46. JERKS and Hypocrites (by Eileen Fleming who is running for Congress in Florida)!


    July 15, 2012 at 9:33 am

  47. In 2007, I began a series of interviews with some of the LIBERTY survivors-including Lieutenant Richard Kiepfer, the lone medical doctor on board the spy ship, who “with complete disregard for his own personal safety, exposed himself to overwhelmingly accurate rocket and machine gun fire, administered first aid, treated 171 wounded men for pain, shock and conducted a major surgical operation although fifteen minutes into Israel’s attack and while operating on a sailor to control his bleeding, Dr. Kiepfer received eleven shrapnel wounds into his abdomen, and shortly thereafter, a gun shot to his leg, burns and a broken knee cap. He remained on his feet and caring for the crew for the next twenty-eight hours.

    That story and more at:

    I am on the 2012 ballot for US HOUSE of Representatives, D. 5 in Fl. and IF elected my first act of congress will be to write a house resolution to establish every June 8th as USS LIBERTY REMEMBRANCE DAY.

    I will then issue an invitation to all the LIBERTY Vets to speak on the Congressional Record about what they saw on that day in infamy and then, I will request a Naval Court of Inquiry with Congressional oversight to thoroughly investigate and determine the truth in honor of the dead and injured and for the 45 years of pain the survivors and their loved ones have endured.

    I am Eileen Fleming and I approve of all of my messages.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:38 am

  48. John McCain confronted on Memorial Day about ongoing USS Liberty cover-up and Media Accomplices: & &

    Liberty Survivors Invoke Benghazi, Demand Hearings:

    Saw following comment in comments section at bottom of above article:

    WHY McCain doesn’t want to talk: –

    There are Two Main reasons why Senator John McCain wants to keep the attack on the USS Liberty buried.

    1- McCain’s Father (Admiral John S McCain) was in charge of US Naval Forces in Europe at the time of the attack and Admiral McCain was involved in the COVER-UP, of the attack on the Liberty.

    2- In America, huge sums of Money are needed to Win Elections at the National Level. (Congress, President) Wealthy American Jews give huge sums of Cash to Pro-Israeli Congressmen and Congresswomen. Anyone deemed to be “anti-Israel” is cut off from Funding. As a result, it’s very hard to Win an Election at the National Level, unless the candidate is a full time stooge to the powerful US Israeli Lobby. (AIPAC)


    June 11, 2013 at 5:11 am

  49. I will celebrate profusely when McCain retires, and I hope it is soon.
    USS Liberty survivor


    September 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm

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