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Searching the Shadows
By Jim Kirwan
All that glitters is not gold and much of what is written is not necessarily based on facts. Inside these dark clouds of deception and serious questions there are still many ways to separate fact from fiction. This article is about a recent case in point that has been branded as a HOAX. However this label can have several purposes beyond the obvious. For instance one was used to shroud an act of Treason committed by none other than 'president' Lyndon Baines Johnson, during the Israeli attack upon the USS Liberty during the 1967 War. The same label was recently applied to a story about the H1 N1 vaccine that was supposedly given to members of the US military. The story said that some people died and that many were infected: and within a few hours of publication the story was branded as a HOAX.
The connection between these two stories: The current "HOAX" regarding the H1N1 Flu being given to US military personnel with lethal results and the story about the attempt to sink the USS Liberty (42 years ago), both involved the claim for a HOAX; and both came directly from the US Military which had very much to lose in either instance-If these two very different stories had ever become part of the public's knowledge.
"Defense Secretary Robert McNamara with President Johnson. They called off supporting US planes* from the US Sixth fleet and Johnson is said to have known they were Israelis before the crew even did. McNamara's memory of the day remained "foggy" and dismissive to the end.
Reports from officers on board the USS Saratoga say that planes took off for Egypt, carrying nukes for a preplanned attack, but were soon recalled when it was found out the ship still floated and that sailors had survived.
Back in the port, the crew were threatened to stay silent about it all, with John McCain's admiral father heading a phony investigation. The US government has covered up much about all this, even 42 years after. One Texas clown was President for a false-flag attack on the US in 1967 and another Texas clown was President in 2001. Think about it!" (1)
The Liberty was attacked continuously for over an hour by Israeli planes and patrol boats in a determined attempt to sink that US Spy ship, in International waters. During the attack the Liberty was able to get a distress call to the US Sixth Fleet in the area. Fighters were scrambled to drive off the attackers, but before they reached their targets they were ordered to return to their carrier, by the US Department of Defense. From here on in things begin to get very murky, because this aspect of the 'investigation' was barely touched upon.
Apparently the Admiral of the Fleet was called by the White House, concerning why the rescue fighters from the Sixth Fleet were recalled and why the naval commanders should be denied permission to defend the Liberty. It has been said that LBJ told the Admiral: "I want that goddamned ship on the ocean floor." This part of the so-called investigation has never been released. If this had been made public it would be concrete evidence that LBJ was working with Israel to sink the USS Liberty. That would have been TREASON by a sitting president, so it is quite possible that such information was withheld from the public-not for military security but to save LBJ's ass from a firing squad. Hence the cover-up and the shroud of secrecy that lasted for more than twenty years afterward.
As it was this event was the only time in US Naval aviation history that a US military commander refused aid to an American ship under hostile fire.
"The unprovoked assault on the Liberty, which lasted 75 minutes, killed 34 brave Americans and wounded 172 others (Assault on the Liberty, James M. Ennes, Jr. and James Bamford's Body of Secrets). The Israelis were trying to murder all 294 Americans on board the surveillance vessel, sink it, and make it look like the Egyptians had done it (Operation Cyanide, by Peter Hounam).
The Israelis claimed it was "a mistake," (See, Zionist Israel apologist's Ahron Jay Cristol, "The Liberty Incident." Cristol also smears those demanding justice in the Liberty matter as "conspiracy theorists.") Now, here's the kicker: One of the Navy bigwigs pushing hard for a sanitized Liberty inquiry was none other than Sen. McCain's father, Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., Commander-in-Chief, Naval Forces Europe. He wanted the investigation done in less than a week. Boston said a "proper inquiry would take at least six months." Admiral McCain also wouldn't permit Admiral Kidd to travel to Israel or to contact any potential Israelis witnesses.
In fact, according to Boston, the written affidavits of 60 witnesses from the Liberty itself, who were hospitalized at the time of the restricted Inquiry, were also excluded from the final report and not considered as part of the evidentiary record. Boston is convinced, too, that the Israelis' machine-gunning of the Liberty's lifeboats, while the crew was trying desperately to assist their colleagues that were seriously wounded, was "a war crime." Boston said higher ups wanted "to put a lid on everything" concerning the Liberty.
Many competent and authoritative responses have been made to all of the lame excuses raised by the Israelis and their sycophants. For compelling evidence, check out the books of Ennes, Bamford and Hounam cited above; also, go to the www.ussliberty.org site itself, and its related links. Terrence O'Keefe's insightful The Myth of Thirteen Investigations is a good place to start anyone's education in a quest for the full truth, along with the excellent video, "USS Liberty Dead in the Water."
This information was covered up with LIES that were told to prevent the public from ever finding out what really happened to the USS Liberty and her crew. In fact the surviving crewmembers were told that if they ever breathed one word to anyone, including spouses, of what really happened to them aboard the USS Liberty on that day ­ 'they'd be looking at 20 years to life in Leavenworth, for starters.' No one spoke for over twenty years. But as the survivors began to die, several began to talk, which is why we know much of anything about what really happened during the Attack on the Liberty. The resulting silence was used to blur the truth and even now it is still very difficult to get this story told; because of the various ways in which the government covered up the truth.
In the case of the second very recent story what was at issue was the potential of having the public see a very serious result that could be directly traced back to the injections of the vaccine for the H1N1 flu. It should be noted that some stories are indeed HOAX's, and when that happens, it can help to clear the air of misleading information on all fronts. However there has been a missing component that is directly tied to these two stories, that has a direct bearing upon the truth or the falsehood in both of these cases in which the source that RULED on the validity of both stories was the US military censor.
We are just beginning to get to the bottom of the truth regarding LBJ and the sinking of the USS Liberty (42 years on). However the H1N1 story is still very much alive and is a major part of "Breaking-News" around the world right now.
My point is simple. Why is it that people routinely believe a military censor provided by the US government whenever anything major reaches that place where the truth is paramount?
Are these "believers" not the same people that have been LIED TO for the last nine years each and every day by the same government that made a project out of hiding what happened to the USS Liberty along with virtually every other questionable US action from that day to this-Including the Oklahoma City Bombing, 911, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the reactivation of the invasion of Afghanistan and now Pakistan; not to mention lying to the public about the money spent on these wars, and the money misspent and stolen from the pubic since Paulson held a gun to the heads of the nation in September of 2008, to begin looting the US treasury and halting the availability of credit and cash while giving all that wealth (in the tens of trillions) to the elites?
Why is all this verified criminality suddenly FORGOTTEN, by a totally complicit public that automatically snaps-to whenever this same government says "That story is a HOAX"? This matters; because the government has total control over all the information involved on all sides of these two stories (and lots of other issues as well). At the very least the public ought to sincerely question the government as to these hyper-important events ­ given how many lives are at stake in the H1N1 vaccination program; which might not be voluntary!?
But no-instead the public does what they've been programmed to do by these same LIARS; they label this "disinformation by a bunch of conspiracy nuts" and just get on with their very dull and tiny lives. If this information is not a HOAX, then your life could well be in danger. Each of us owes it to ourselves to check further into these events to discover what might be found or not, to prove or disprove the truth or the falsehood of anything that is automatically assumed to be a HOAX.
There are a whole lot of reasons beyond the facts of any incident that must be considered along with the facts: Such as the veracity and the reputations of those that authored the stories, and or any possible additional circumstances. IF and when the US military is involved in any story-then precautions must be taken because they are part of the Government that LIES first and speaks later, if at all, about contributing factors. "National Security" has become far too broad a term in the last decade to ever even consider accepting whatever they say about anything, given the volume of lies they have routinely used to hide what they've done to all of us that are not members of their elite. That same elite from whom they get their marching orders each and every minute of every day!
We are in very deep trouble now as we shall arrive at the threshold of a national financial disaster in a little more than 48 hours. And we are in this situation because of all the LIES which this government has repeatedly told us since they took control over this nation by force in the coup of 2000.
I believe that so many leap to embrace the epithet of "conspiracy theories" because they are afraid of what the truth might mean for them and what it might do to their lives. 'The coward dies a thousand deaths,' but the question here is something that must be answered by each and every one of us ­ as to just who we should believe from this point forward.
1) The American Ship they just couldn't sink
2) Liberty Cover-up and John McCain's Conscience
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