Help Wanted: USS Liberty Whistleblower
In 1979 with the publication of Assault on the Liberty,
Jim Ennes became the first USS Liberty whistleblower. In 1982 the survivors of the USS Liberty became whistleblowers followed closely by many high-ranking US Navy officers.
Now it’s your turn.
by Joe Meadors
We’re looking for a Whistleblower who can tell us what happened between the time
It’s an old story. One we’ve told many times.
In the middle of this,
Continuing the charade of concern, the US Navy orders a Court of Inquiry to look into “all aspects of the attack.”
The Court takes over where LBJ left off:
- They remove from the record any evidence of Lloyd Painter’s testimony of his witnessing the deliberate machine gunning of our life rafts in the water.
- They refuse to hear the testimony of Glenn Oliphant after they learn that he, too, witnessed the deliberate machine gunning of our life rafts in the water.
- They ask for and receive written statements from some 65 USS Liberty crewmen but refuse to enter them into evidence.
- They refuse to investigate the decision to obey LBJ’s order to recall the rescue aircraft despite it being unlawful and a capital violation of Article 99 of the UCMJ.
- The Convening Authority ignores the recommendation of his Legal Advisor and attaches his limited endorsement.
We’ve done everything we can think of to
We know that there are others who
We need them to come forward and tell how they
I’m thinking specifically of the yeomen who served as court reporters who took the dictation of the verbatim testimony and who
The position of whistleblower comes without monetary compensation.
What you will