June 8th marks the 46th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty.
Joe Meadors, director of operations for the USS Liberty Veterans Association firstname.lastname@example.org makes the following points of comparison between the current media frenzy over the Benghazi attacks, and Israel’s June 8, 1967 attack on the USS Liberty.
1. Four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya – results in a Congressional investigation.
Thirty four United States sailors dead, one hundred and seventy four wounded on the USS Liberty in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula. No congressional investigation.
2. Rescue forces told to stand down in Benghazi.
Rescue aircraft recalled as they set off to save the USS Liberty.
3.GOP Members of Congress demand to know the truth about Benghazi.
Every member of Congress ignores the USS Liberty
Joe urges us to contact our members of Congress to ask why Congress should investigate the attacks in Benghazi but not the more deadly Israeli attack on the lightly armed United States Navy intelligence ship the USS Liberty. Please visit www.usslibertyveterans.org for more info.
Neil Himber (Vietnam Vet)