PA State Legislators Oppose Billboards Honoring USS Liberty Vets

This article could also be titled, “Pennsylvania politicians oppose billboards telling the truth.”  An excellent defense of the First Amendment by Alison Weir, Executive Director, If Americans Knew; Member, Friends of the Liberty. See also StopTheBlankCheck.org and Honor Liberty Veterans.

Fourteen Pennsylvania State Assembly Members are demanding the removal of a billboard honoring USS Liberty veterans, the most decorated crew since WWII. Israel attacked the Liberty in a sustained air and sea assault that killed 34 sailors and injured 174.

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Additional background:

USS Liberty Incident – When America was Attacked by Israel History Channel Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3PShsRuTQk

“USS Liberty: Dead In The Water” (BBC Documentary 2002)

New revelations in attack on American spy ship from the Chicago Tribune

Bryce Lockwood, Marine staff sergeant, Russian-language expert, recipient of the Silver Star for heroism, ordained Baptist minister, is shouting into the phone.

“I’m angry! I’m seething with anger! Forty years, and I’m seething with anger!”…

[A]nger has been stoked by the declassification of government documents and the recollections of former military personnel, including some quoted in this article for the first time, which strengthen doubts about the U.S. National Security Agency’s position that it never intercepted the communications of the attacking Israeli pilots — communications, according to those who remember seeing them, that showed the Israelis knew they were attacking an American naval vessel.

The documents also suggest that the U.S. government, anxious to spare Israel’s reputation and preserve its alliance with the U.S., closed the case with what even some of its participants now say was a hasty and seriously flawed investigation…

McNamara retorted that “President [Lyndon] Johnson is not going to go to war or embarrass an American ally over a few sailors.”

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