Today marks the 50th Anniversary of one of the most disgraceful incidents in American military history: The Attack on the U.S.S. Liberty, AGTR-5, by Israel. 34 crewmen were killed and 171 wounded in a sustained assault, canon and torpedo fire, from the air and then from the sea.
The attack was entirely unprovoked and the response of the U.S. government was unconscionable. Rescue aircraft launched by the Sixth Fleet were called back immediately, even as the Liberty continue to take withering fire; called back allegedly by Sec. Def. Robert “May He Burn in Hell” McNamara himself.
Photo by GTR5.com.
Please read that linked Infogalactic article. There are other sources, including books, on the matter. You will hear nothing today (or any day/year) about this from the mass fake news media. The cover-up is ongoing even in 2017 – proof of this is that this is likely the first you’ve ever heard of the incident.
The entire event – from the initial meddling in/monitoring of someone else’s war to attack itself to the failed response to the horrible mistreatment/dishonoring of the dead and the survivors to the continuing silence – is more proof positive of the utter untrustworthiness of government.
The ship could not have had a more appropriate name. Remember the Liberty.