USS Liberty: NSA Is A Bit Quick To Turn Off The Recorders, Don’t You Think?

“We are accountable for our actions and take responsibility for our decisions, practicing wise stewardship of public resources and placing prudent judgment over expediency.”  One of NSA’s Core Values

by Joe Meadors

Can someone explain the actions of the NSA on June 8, 1967? They turned on their recorders for a few minutes then turned them off only to turn them back on for a few minutes and turn them off only to turn them on for a few minutes then turn them off. And nobody has asked why. Until now–to both issues. Why the intermittent recording of the actions of the Sixth Fleet on June 8, 1967? If the recording was not intermittent, why release only 51 minutes and why release recordings of helicopter pilots after the attack? They released recordings that appear to support our claim that our flag was flying and visible to the helicopters and the machine gunned life rafts were visible floating astern of the ship. If anyone alleges a coverup, why release tape excerpts that suggests the opposite?