This is a Song Dedicated to the 34 Men Killed, and to the Survivors of the USS Liberty, Attacked by the Israeli’s on June 8, 1967.

 

by Debbie Menon

 

Yes, I know Israel, Israel, Israel its becoming tiresome, turning up Israel under every stone. But, there they are! More and more of this stuff, and stuff like this, are appearing everyday.

It is like Grace Halsell says it was, what we did not know, and were shocked to learn.But, finding out and telling about it,are horses of different colors,uphill battles, seldom won, which she describes as part of the problem and amongst those things we did not know.

[Vocalist – Songwriter : Cathy aka Cat]

 

NOW LIBERTY WAS A LONE SHIP, SOME CALLED HER A SPOOK SHIP

HER MEN SWORN TO SECRECY.

SHE SAILED IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS, OFF THE COAST OF SINAI,

INTO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA.

WITH MANY HARD DAYS OF FULL SPEED AHEAD,

THERE WAS SOON A MUTUAL FEELING OF DREAD,

AS SHE APPROACHED THE ARAB/ISRAELI WAR ZONE.

AND THOUGH THE MEN WERE ALL TOGETHER, THEY KNEW THEY WERE ALL ALONE.

CHORUS:

OH PLEASE CAN YOU TELL ME WHY SO MANY OF MY BROTHERS DIED.

WAS THIS SOME SORT OF GAME OF TREASON,

OR WAS THIS JUST SOME KIND OF HORRIBLE LIE?

WELL FINALLY BACK IN WASHINGTON, THEY SENT OUT A MESSAGE,

THAT THE SHIP MOVE FARTHER OUT TO SEA.

BUT THERE WERE TOO MANY ERRORS, AND TOO MUCH TIME WASTED;

THE BOMBS WERE COMING DOWN; IT WOULD BE TOO LATEFOR THE LIBERTY.

CHORUS:

OH PLEASE CAN YOU TELL ME WHY SO MANY OF MY BROTHERS DIED

WAS THIS SOME SORT OF GAME OF TREASON,

OR WAS IT JUST SOME KIND OF HORRIBLE LIE?

(REPEAT CHORUS)


Spattered by Israeli gunfire

The most recent account in the book What I Saw That Day, is indeed a heartfelt account by Phil Tourny a survivor of the attack. Merlin Miller sums it best in her review at Amazon.com

This heartfelt account, written by a survivor of the USS Liberty, is a page turner. The events that unfolded on June 8th, 1967 altered the course of history, yet are generally unknown to the American public. Israel attacked a defenseless US spy ship, intending to kill all aboard, and her act of betrayal was covered up by our own government and media. This book reveals the reasons behind this incredible conspiracy, as well as a riveting account of the horrors that day and how they have haunted the lives of the survivors and their loved ones. Many have spoken out about this outrageous act of war, but none so eloquently as Phil Tourney. This story should be made into a major motion picture, as the story has incredible drama with international implications. It is full of mystery, action, betrayals, and, most importantly, incredible acts of heroism and sacrifice. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat and should be read by every patriot.

More on the USS LIBERTY “INCIDENT”

A review of the USS Liberty story here explains a lot of how and why we have arrived at the state and conditions in which we currently find America and its governance!

USS LIBERTY: The Fifth Fleet Sacrifice Why did it happen?