Here's a BBC video which has more detail about the attack:
Watch it and wake up. This has been going on for decades.
November 10th, 2010 5:15 pm ET
Now anyone who had a doubt that you do not lie, deceive or spread propaganda in your comments/copies and pastes will be sure of the fact.
BTW, friendly fire is an unfortunate by-product of war and is notoriously hard to explain to the victims. Conspiracy is a convenient tool for easing the pain, but conspiracy is all it is.
It is abhorrant that you can dismiss the suffering of the Christian minority in Iraq in favour of your obsessive anti-Zionism/Semitism.
It is unfortunate for the victims of this attack that their dignity has to be lost in a youtube post used for anti-Iraqi and anti-Western propaganda and hate. Most innocent people who have had the misfortune to have been caught up in such an attack will tell you that they do not want their image, recorded in a time of trauma, flashed around the world.
This kind of footage may be sensational and attract viewers, but there is a level of respect that should be shown by responsible reporters, particularly when aided by terror-supporting, propaganda site.
November 10th, 2010 5:31 pm ET
Wow, what shift in your rhetoric !!! For months you've been whining that all the violence coming from the Islamic fundamentalists in Iraq is due Bush and the US invasion to overthrow Saddam.
Now all of a sudden ......."This has been going on for decades"
November 21st, 2010 5:14 pm ET
Miriam, ask the US servicemen who served on the USS Liberty. You either call them liars or you are the liar!! And Miriam, if anyone watches the film made by the BBC, Its obvious you are the liar.
Filipe if you had any intelligence, you would not have made that comment. But your free to live in ignorance and expose your limited intelect.
Amazing how the "terror" hype mostly comes from Israel, Jewish owned American media or those who make money of defense contracts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just looking at World statistics for terrorist fatalities:
1. More fatalities occur “each day” from auto accidents then occur from terrorism for the “whole year”.
(1.2 million deaths per year Worldwide)
2. More fatalities occur “each day” from medical malpractice then occur from terrorism for the “whole year”.
( US stats Only – 120,000 deaths worldwide 1.4 million)
3. More fatalities occur each year in the Netherlands from falling down stairs (falling down) then occur worldwide from terrorism.
( Just for the Netherlands 1700 deaths in 1999)
4. More fatalities occur in the US each year from animal attacks then occur worldwide from terrorism.
( Stats for US Only 1882 deaths – 79/90)
The above four points begs the question:
Is it safer to?
1. Walk through the woods.
2. Take a drive on the highway.
3. Run down the stairs in a hurry.
4. Live life without fear of terrorism acts.
5. Visit the hospital for treatment.
Interesting, isn’t it? But then they are spending over a trillion dollars and molding policy based on promoted terrorism, or as known by another phrase that more closely describes what they are truly doing; the incremental staging in of forced population control and management. They better make it interesting on the nightly news because the numbers just don’t add up to justify the expense and further deaths marketed through the use of the front-line promoted term of terrorism. NOT EVEN CLOSE!
What would a trillion dollars buy to prevent death from auto accidents, stop medical malpractice, hamper animal attacks, and stair safety? Probably allot and in deaths prevented by a factor of 500 to 1, or more bang for the buck, but then; Throwing stacks of money after the promoted key word term of terrorism is all so much easier to do and the accountability for the dollars spent and used is wide open with virtually no accountability. Hey, the word has been used to take over a few countries and get away with the killing of a few hundreds of thousands of people. That word of terrorism has to be the number one word in the money making marketer’s handbook for getting the most open-ended money with no need to show any hard results.
Oh yes, I forgot point five; More Iraqi fatalities have resulted from violence after the US’s intervention through war in Iraq over the last four years then have been killed from terrorism Worldwide in the last twenty.
November 23rd, 2010 1:14 pm ET
John A, aka Walter B,
There are so many conspiracy theories about the attack on the USS Liberty, the BBC video being just one.
Typically, these theories contradict each other.
The obsession demonstrated over this incident, the unfortunate result of mistakes and confusion in the midst of war, is another example of the disproportionate attention being paid to Israel and the double standards to which she is held.
BTW, the US was not involved in the 1967 War, did not consider themselves Israeli allies and were involved in spying activities in the middle of a war zone.
It's interesting that you should bring up this incident and none of the numerous others where US naval ships have been attacked during war and peace. I suppose the attack on the USS Cole is not worth a mention since it was a terrorist attack and those are part of daily life requiring no response or concern!
Your 3 1/2 year old copy and paste is quite nauseating, suggesting that the effort to prevent deliberate murder of innocent civilians and non-combatants by non-state, rogue groups of terrorists is not worthy of financial investment.
Of course your comment has no relevence to the blog story.
Why would it? The topic is deliberate massacre of innocent Christians by ruthless terrorists who by your standards are no more accountable for their actions than a tree or a staircase. Although the comparison to animals is slightly more accurate, especially those that have to be put down.
November 24th, 2010 11:52 am ET
Miriam, Again you fail to recognize the hard facts presented by the U.S. servicemen who were on the USS Liberty. According to them and not me, Israels story makes no sense to any person with experience in the armed forces. Israel story is an utter lie.
As usual you can not offer any contradiction which you claim exist between the crew of the USS Liberty, you just make up stories in an feeble attempt to restore credibility to the criminal state of Israel.
The trouble is, Miriam has no experience but yet pretendsshe has all the answers. What is she? A 12 year old?
November 24th, 2010 6:55 pm ET
There are very few "hard facts" from servicemen, many of whom were sunbathing on the deck with no idea what was going on in the war around them. The US was not involved in the war.
The Israeli and US "story" makes perfect sense to experienced military officers who don't have alternative agendas.
It is well known that the perpetual obsession by which this story is kept alive by anti-semitic, anti-Israel and anti-US bigots is well known, with the USS Liberty memorial association dismayed by the hijacking of their cause by such groups and individuals.
Meanwhile, Christians continue to be killed in the ME and you prefer to distract attention from such terrorism in order to propagate your bigotry.
November 25th, 2010 9:34 am ET
Israel jammed the USS Liberty radio frequencies as they attacked the American ship.
As the USS servicemen said, you cant accidently do this and when you know that your blocking special frequencies used by your allies, you know you are attacking your allies.
The attack lasted several hours. This was a special ship, non other like in the world at the time. Are Israelis so retarded that they never noticed any of the American flags, the style of the American ship? etc.....
Miriam as always there is a mountain of proof which demonstrates your lies. But as always you deny reality and live in a world of self made delusion.
You know when insane people cant cope with life, they sink into their own world of fantasy. Miriam, seriously, you do this every day. For your own good get a grip.
November 25th, 2010 12:08 pm ET
There goes the Non-American John A again.
You appear to be quite afflicted with OCD when it comes to anything to do with the US.
Let the citizens of the US deal with any concerns about the US Liberty.
You, not being a US citizen need not not worry your limited mental capacity with such things. The US goverment and it's citizens can address this issue as they deem appropriate.
(What does this have to do with the video about the church attack???)
November 25th, 2010 5:14 pm ET
As usual when one Zionist get caught lying, the other comes in and tries to brush the subject under the carpet.
Filipe and Miriam, you are this blogs answer to Laural and Hardy.
With a difference: Laural and Hardy had friends.
The crew of the USS Liberty are still demanding justice for this Israeli crime and I support them. Whats the matter Filipe, you dont like the idea of truth, investigation and justice applied to Israel??????
November 28th, 2010 12:01 pm ET
OT (Off Topic) John A,
Like I said, the US and it's citizens can sort out the US Liberty situation and deal with it as they see fit. They don't need any unsolicited assisstance from people around the world who have no standing in the situation. (This means people like you).
Take care of your own problems at home. I'm sure you have plenty.
But I know, it's more fun for you to meddle in the business of other proples and countires as opposed to digging in your own dirt!!
November 28th, 2010 2:52 pm ET
Both the US and Israel have admitted communication errors, the US admitting that there were insufficient specialists on board and that too many other intercepts were being dealt with at the time.
Again, the US was not involved in the war, had not informed Israel of the ship's movements and was not yet considered an ally of the Jewish state.
The ship was converted from a mass produced cargo vessel, hardly one of a kind, the flag was likely not visible due to the calm maritime conditions and the attack lasted two hours largely due to the return of fire from the USS Liberty.
Israel compensated the US and the crew of the ship, admitting the mistake, in contrast to the Israeli soldiers killed the previous day in a friendly-fire incident.
Let those involved fight their own battle.
They do not need negative interference by bigots who ignore all the world's ills unless they can be blamed on Israel/Jews.
November 29th, 2010 6:34 am ET
You are a liar and an antisemite, and THAT is a fact