Condemn IDF Machine Gunning USS Liberty Life Rafts
On June 8, 1967, the IDF attacked the USS Liberty. Among the War Crimes the IDF committed during that attack is the deliberate machine gunning of life rafts we had dropped over the side in anticipation of abandoning ship.
This removed any chance any USS Liberty crewmen would survive the sinking of our ship.
No Member of Congress has acknowledged, let alone condemned, this barbaric action by the IDF.
This letter gives Members of Congress the opportunity of condemning the deliberate machine gunning of our life rafts in the water.
Investigate USS Liberty Attack
The US government has investigated every attack on a US Navy ship since the end of WWII except for the attack on the USS Liberty.
The attack on the USS Liberty resulted in the death of 34, the wounding of 174 others and the total destruction of the ship.
Despite an effort by USS Liberty survivors for over 50 years, no Member of Congress has agreed that an attack on a US Navy ship warrants scrutiny by the US government,
We disagree and think you do as well.
Request to Congress to Accept USS Liberty Survivor Text in Boilerplate
For over 54 years when Members of Congress have been contacted by a constituent with a question about the USS Liberty attack the response they receive from their Congressional Delegation has always included boilerplate lies from Israel partisans or from the Department of Defense.
Many times we have contacted Members of Congress with an offer to provide facts about what we witnessed during the attack. Facts that are not contained in any official US government investigation of the attack since none exist.
Each time our offer is ignored.
With this letter you will be asking this to change—you are asking for Members of Congress to include facts provided by USS Liberty survivors in replies to their constituents who write to inquire about the attack on our ship.
Don’t Let the IDF Write the USN Official History of the USS Liberty Attack
In 2017 the US Navy Historian wrote the Official US Navy Account of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty based entirely upon unreviewed and unanalyzed accounts presented by the Israel Defense Forces–the very same organization accused of committing War Crimes against the United States with impunity and without remorse.
We analyze this “history” of the attack on our ship in some detail at Would the US Navy Allow the Japanese Government to Write the Official US Navy Account of the Pearl Harbor Attack? – USS Liberty Veterans Blog.
We think that is insulting to our fallen, their families, the survivors of the attack and to the American people. We hope you feel as we do and that you will send the letter below to your Congressional Delegation.
Have Your Congressional Delegation Contact the Congressional Research Service
The Congressional Research Service is the preeminent independent US government research agency that all Members of Congress rely upon for expert research by experts on any subject.
For a Congressional Research Service researcher to research a topic, a Member of Congress must make a request. There is no other way.
With this letter you will ask your Congressional Delegation to contact the Congressional Research Service and ask a simple question, “Has the US government investigated the June 8, 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty?”