The ADL’s Connecticut Office Lies About the USS Liberty Attack
by Joe Meadors, USS Liberty Survivor
Andy Friedland, Assistant Director at the Anti-Defamation in the League’s Connecticut Office, has lied about the US government’s conduct following the attack on the USS Liberty.
In a February 27th letter to the editor of the Post-Chronicle, Mr Friedland writes that “Several government investigations have concluded that the attack [on the USS Liberty] was carried out in error.”
Given that it is almost 51 years since the attack it is hard to believe that Mr. Friedland’s effort is nothing more than an effort to perpetuate the myth created by Jay Cristol that claims the US government has conducted many investigations of the attack on our ship.
In my letter to the editor response to Mr. Friedland which at this writing has not been published I write:
Andy Friedland’s reference to the USS Liberty attack in his letter of February 27th leaves the reader with the impression that the US government has conducted a number of investigations of the attack on our ship.
It has not.
House and Senate historians cannot find any reference to a Congressional investigation of the attack on our ship.
Neither can the Congressional Research Service.
Had the attack already been investigated, we wouldn’t still be trying to convince the US government that an attack on a US Navy ship that includes the use of unmarked aircraft, the jamming of our radios on both US Navy tactical and international maritime distress frequencies and the deliberate machine gunning of our life rafts in the water warrants Congressional scrutiny.
We hope that the Post-Chronicle will assign an investigative reporter to independently verify the facts we have presented by contacting official US government sources.
While I doubt Mr. Friendland will be moved to conduct the research I am asking the Post-Chronicle to do, I hope the Post-Chronicle will deem the claims made by USS Liberty survivors credible enough to do as we ask and research the claim by contacting official US government sources.
You can help us by politely encouraging the Post-Chronicle through their email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.