War Crimes Committed Against U.S. Military Personnel, June 8, 1967
ON JUNE 8, 1967, while patrolling in international waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, USS Liberty (AGTR-5) was savagely attacked without warning or justification by air and naval forces of the state of Israel. Of a crew of 294 officers and men (including three civilians), the ship suffered thirty four (34) killed in action and one hundred seventy three (173) wounded in action. The ship itself, a Forty Million ($40,000,000) Dollar state of the art signals intelligence (SIGINT) platform, was so badly damaged that it never sailed on an operational mission again and was sold in 1970 for $101,666.66 as scrap.
At 1400 hours, while approximately about 17 nautical miles off the northern Sinai coast and about 25 nautical miles northwest of El Arish, USS Liberty’s crew observed three surface radar contacts closing with their position at high speed. A few moments later, the bridge radar crew observed high speed aircraft passing over the surface returns on the same heading. Within a few short moments, and without any warning, Israeli fighter aircraft launched a rocket attack on USS Liberty. The aircraft made repeated firing passes, attacking USS Liberty with rockets and their internal cannons. After the first flight of fighter aircraft had exhausted their ordnance, subsequent flights of Israeli fighter aircraft continued to prosecute the attack with rockets, cannon fire, and napalm.
During the air attack, USS Liberty’s crew had difficulty contacting Sixth Fleet to request assistance due to intense communications jamming The initial targets on the ship were the command bridge, communications antennas, and the four .50 caliber machine guns, placed on the ship to repel boarders. After the Israeli fighter aircraft completed their attacks, three Israeli torpedo boats arrived and began a surface attack about 35 minutes after the start of the air attack. The torpedo boats launched a total of five torpedoes, one of which struck the side of USS Liberty, opposite the ship’s research spaces. Twenty-five Americans, in addition to the nine who had been killed in the earlier air attacks, were killed as a result of this explosion.
Well as you can see I live and NYC and started out as an order runner. I worked my way through collage and worked for GS before being charged with insider trading among a few others. I've done some things I'm not proud of. Although I was never convicted. I paid a lot of money to my lawyers and lost my license during that same time frame. You're right about the crooked people that money brings to Wall Street. I've seen a lot of bad people here.
I was brought in front Grand Jury in charges related to what took place with WCOM as I had a huge short position on the stock and had bought a lot of the debt for 13 for 15 cents on the dollar and to clear the bankruptcy they were forced to pay back a 100 percent on that debt. We were not going to get short changed on that debt as we knew the bankruptcy was illegal and they would have to pay it back to clear the courts. This was by no means illegal and the charges were thrown out. Since then I've retired after cashing in.
I do agree there's massive greed and fraud on Wall Street and there were countless pension funds who took a hit. I know there were a half a dozen union pensions who lost Billions on WCOM. Also, there were a number of Jews involved in the different scams. There were people for all ethic backgrounds though, so don't just blame the Jews.
Here it comes again, the Arab-Militant looking to spread his slander, falsely using Mel Gibson's name.
Anyone can check the historical facts re. the USS Liberty spyship. It was attacked while in the middle of a warzone in a hot war. Israel claims it made a mistake, apologized and paid compensation to the American soldiers killed families. US Defense Secy. McNamara did and investigation and came to the conclusion Israel had made a mistake and accepted the apology. US Forces have also done 'friendly fire' mistakes' in IRAQ and Afghanistan... once even while the BBC was interviewing some British Forces, their military vehical was mistakenly hit by a bomb dropped by a US Warplane in IRAQ or Afghanistan (I forgot which one). These things unfortunately happen. End of WWII, a British plane hit and sank a German Freighter ship, flying a White Flag, carrying Xthousand Allied POWs and Concentration Camp Inmates, and most were killed when the ship sunk. The British War Plane didn't see the white flag from high up when he went into his dive-bomb attack. Unfortunately the
The key point is US Pres. Johnson and US Defense Secy. McNamara, did their investigation, and accepted Israel's apology that it was a mistaken friendly fire attack. And Israel paid compensation to the famlies of the soldiers killed. Stop dredging up stuff from 50 years ago.