How can Americans best remember those killed on that horrible day in 1967?

Some details: A retired college professor who has sailed approximately 8,000 miles to the eastern Mediterranean is expected to arrive at his destination within the next 24 hours: the exact location where Israeli forces tried to sink a US Navy ship in 1967, killing or injuring over 200 American servicemen. Didn't you know? Read on then,.... Or if you are one of those who deny's history, then call me all the usual names and be done with it already. Larry Toenjes, 74 years old, is planning to hold a memorial service for those killed on board the ship, the USS Liberty. Israel shelled and torpedoed the ship, an electronics surveillance ship, in an attack that lasted as long as the attack on Pearl Harbor. While Israel and its partisans have tried to claim that the attack was “a mistake,” a 2003 inquiry by an INDEPENDENT COMMISSION led by a retired FOUR STAR NAVY ADMIRAL, a Rear Admiral, and the highest ranking Medal of Honor recipient in the U.S., a Marine General, announced on Capitol Hill that ALL THE EVIDENCE indicated that the attack had been INTENTIONAL, had consisted of an ACT OF WAR against the United States by ISRAEL, and that a COVER UP had been ORDERED by the White House. In addition, the commission found that rescue flights had been recalled by President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. While almost no media covered the Capitol Hill briefing, a full record of its findings are in the Congressional Record and Stars and Stripes military newspaper. Mr Toenjes, A TRUE PATRIOT.... who departed from Galveston, Texas, almost four months ago, is accompanied by a Marine veteran who joined him in Malta. Toenjes will remain 12 miles offshore, in international waters, where the attack took place. In a column published by the Galveston News, Toenjes explained that he was undertaking the voyage for two primary purposes: to honor the men who died in service to their country and to try to draw attention to attempts by their surviving families and crew mates to obtain the full government investigation that is legally required but that has been blocked by the powerful Israel Lobby. Toenjes’ trip is being tracked on the website of the Council for the National Interest (CNI). When he arrives at his destination, the CNI website will stream live his memorial service, which will be carried by satellite phone to a radio program hosted by a Liberty survivor, Phil Tourney. OF COURSE,...the national media have IGNORED this voyage (I wonder why eh?), Toenjes and Liberty survivors hope that the American public will learn about his undertaking by word of mouth, blogs, and social media like Yahoo Answers etc. Is what this PATRIOT is doing "good"? Shouldn't ALL AMERICANS be supporting him in his efforts to remember Americans who were killed in INTERNATIONAL WATERS,...By Israel? All thoughts welcome. bev. I know more about IFF systems than you will ever know dear. Oh yes I do. I have used such systems many times IN BATTLE and in exercises. Probably before you were born. Go and try to wake up,..please.

Asked By: Clatty Mary - 9/8/2011
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The "Liberty Incident" was the product of gross incompetence by BOTH SIDES. Here is as detailed an account as YA allows space for regarding what really happened and why... More
Answered By: Mark F - 9/8/2011
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at least you're not even trying to be subtle... that's refreshing.....I guess...
Answered By: u_bin_called - 9/8/2011
The Liberty was an AGI, spy ship rigged to resemble a fishing trawler, a very common practice. The IFF, identification friend or foe protocol was used to id the ship. Once an IFF challenge is sent it must be met with the current response for the time. This required in those days the use of a very large cryptographic... More
Answered By: Bev - 9/8/2011
After ten official US investigations (including five congressional investigations), there was never any evidence that the attack was made with knowledge that the target was a US ship... More
Answered By: affinity292 - 9/8/2011
by banning the Israel lobby from having any influence is the U.S. would be a start. banning dual citizenship for Israelis also seems reasonable too.
Answered By: Arctic Dancer - 9/8/2011
Yes I remember watching a video of this, the ss liberty had a large stars & stripes flag flying, but were still bombed,shot at and torpedoed, and Johnson turned back the wings as they were going to the rescue. The crew that was left, were told not to say anything about it. So was 9/11 an inside job?
Answered By: Apollo - 9/8/2011
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