USS Liberty Memorial


"Anti-Semitism and the Anti-American Apologists

"The USS Liberty Memorial web site abhors the racist and extreme positions taken by antiSemitic, Holocaust denial, conspiracy theorist and other such groups which often seek to identify with us and to usurp our story as their own. We have no connection with and do not support or encourage support from any of these groups including National Alliance, National Vanguard, The New Order, National Socialists, The French Connection, Liberty Lobby, American Free Press, Republic Broadcasting, USS Liberty Radio Hour, Storm Front or other such groups. We wish harm to no one and encourage social justice and equality for everyone; we seek only accountability for the criminal acts perpetrated against us and can do that without help from hate-mongers.

"On the Israeli side, the group of pro-Israel, anti-American critics of our story, while small [?], persists in launching loud, vicious ad hominem attacks on anyone who attempts to discuss the deliberateness of the attack. These anti-American apologists refuse to discuss the facts of the case. Instead, they rely on propaganda and charge anyone who questions the Israeli position with being antiSemitic."

That's a powerful, clear message with two exceptions as follows:

1) Where I added "[?]" above at "small"


2) linking to, which is a blanket condemnation of every aspect of the 9/11 Truth Movement and as if everyone in it is anti-Jew, which is far from the case.

The article engages in "guilt by association" (without any qualifying language) when many 9/11 Truthers have never endorsed Willis Carto and never would.

The article does exactly what the USS Liberty Memorial cite ( complains about when coming from a "group of pro-Israel, anti-American critics," as if Steve Shives hasn't engaged in "vicious ad hominem attacks on anyone who attempts to discuss the deliberateness of the attack [by neocon-Zionist on 9/11]. These anti-American apologists refuse to discuss the facts of the case. Instead, they rely on propaganda and charge anyone who questions the Israeli [Mossad and official U.S. government] position with being antiSemitic."

My impression is that the USS Liberty Memorial cite has caved into pressure from the Jewish ADL and erred on the side of denouncing the 9/11 Truth Movement in total.

Hypocrisy is what I see going on there.

Let me also add that "holocaust denial" is thrown around way too loosely. Absolutely, all figures concerning how many people died by extermination at the hands of the Nazis are estimates. The estimates vary. Some questions have been raised that should be addressed. Lies have been told on both sides. The fat of Jews was not rendered into soap for instance. People have made clear challenges to certain claims by the Zionists, which claims could easily be refuted with little effort if the claims are ill-founded, such as where is there sufficient ash and bone fragment buried and detectable via ground censoring to account for the estimated incinerated bodies at the camps. I think that if these claims are false on either side, the matter calmly and officially should be settled by a team consisting of people on both sides.

This "holocaust denial" issue is attempting to be used to create a category of people known as "9/11 deniers" who are to be dismissed before the questions surrounding 9/11 have been answered. That's evil. After all, it's not as if the neocon-Zionists weren't caught lying through their teeth about (among many, many other things) using white phosphorus on the Gazans. If they can lie about one thing, they can lie about another and another and another and another.    


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