Israel’s Attack on USS LIBERTY airs on Al Jazeera America | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Israel’s Attack on USS LIBERTY airs on Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America is broadcasting a new Documentary on the USS Liberty, “The Day Israel Attacked America,” produced by British filmmaker Richard Belfield who wrote: LIBERTY

I was first told about the attack on the USS Liberty in 1980 over dinner with a former analyst from the National Security Agency (NSA) in Washington DC…

The [LIBERTY] veterans were extraordinary. One after another, they were generous with their time, uniformly eloquent and passionate and above all, honest in their recollections.

They all felt betrayed by the American government but were keen to exonerate ordinary Jewish people both in Israel and without, for any responsibility for the incident.

Their beef was simply with the senior Israeli officers in the control room and their superiors higher up the command chain who had ordered the attack.

After a few days filming, I rang Elaine Morris, my producer back in London. She asked how things were going. All I could say was that the quality of the interviews was the best I had ever experienced in many decades in this business...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BUMP TO THE TOP

Claire and I watched (and recorded) this program the other night. It is well worth seeing and sharing (link below). Constrained by the hour time frame, the program does not go into every detail but focuses primarily on the attack and how Israel literally bribed and blackmailed the US Government to go along with the official story of "accident." Left out of the story is Israel's attempt to frame Egypt for the attack, and the ordering by President Johnson to recall a rescue mission. But it is still a documentary worth watching to see the faces and hear the words of the men who were really there, rather than the sanitized official version that followed.

Perhaps the most shameful event in the entire story was the awarding of the Congressional Medal of Honor to Captain William L. McGonagle in a secret ceremony at the Navy Yard; the only time in history the Congressional Medal of Honor was not awarded personally by the President at the White House. Johnson was just four miles away at the time.



Click for larger image

UPDATE: "The Day Israel Attacked America" starts to go viral on the net.

UPDATE 2: Video removed from YouTube.

UPDATE 3: Video reposted to YouTube

Yes, YouTube is taking these down as fast as they go up, but they keep going up, sending the message that the people demand to know the truth of what happened that day! If the above gets taken down, you can watchor download the video HERE.


Older documentaries on Israel's sneak attack on the USS Liberty, and the US government's cowardice in refusing to hold Israel to account for the murder of US sailors and civilians.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA