Justice For Liberty

On June 8, 1967, Israeli forces tried to sink a U.S. Navy ship, the USS Liberty, killing 34 American servicemen and wounding 174. 

According to former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas Moorer, “In attacking the USS Liberty, Israel committed acts of murder against American servicemen and an act of war against the United States…. Those men were then betrayed and left to die by our own government.” 

The survivors are still awaiting justice while the US continues to give Israel over $10 million per day of Americans’ tax money.

The Liberty crew is one of the most decorated in U.S. Naval history. Yet, for decades this attack has been covered up and misrepresented. Justice for Liberty, filmed at the crew’s 54th anniversary reunion in Pensacola, Florida, allows these men to tell the American public their stories, some for the first time. It is time for the truth to come out.

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Individuals featured in the film

CTSN Edward H. Bechtel

CTSN Edward H. Bechtel

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CT3 Terry L. McFarland

CT3 Terry L. McFarland

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CT2 Larry L. Bowen

CT2 Larry L. Bowen

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SFP3 Phillip F. Tourney

SFP3 Phillip F. Tourney

USS Liberty

CT2 Ernest A. Gallo

CT2 Ernest A. Gallo

USS Liberty

CT2 Thomas E. Bradley

CT2 Thomas E. Bradley

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CT3 John S. Horne, Jr.

CT3 John S. Horne, Jr.

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CTSN Robert A. Scarborough

CTSN Robert A. Scarborough

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Chief Petty Officer Joseph A. Benkert

Chief Petty Officer Joseph A. Benkert

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CT3 Maurice B. Shafer

CT3 Maurice B. Shafer

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Joseph Witkins

Joseph Witkins

USS America

Brucine Bechtel

Brucine Bechtel

Wife of Ed Bechtel

Debbie Bradley

Debbie Bradley

Wife of Tom Bradley

Patricia Gallo

Patricia Gallo

Wife of Ernie Gallo

Sharon Benkert

Sharon Benkert

Wife of Joe Benkert

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Other USS Liberty Documentaries

The Day Israel Attacked America

Gripping documentary about Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty, based on the book by award-winning author James M. Scott. Scott is a former investigative reporter, was named Journalist of the Year in 2003 by the South Carolina Press Association, and was a Nieman Fellow for Journalism at Harvard University.

The Loss of Liberty

This in-depth documentary features interviews with Israeli military officers as well as high-ranking American military and civilian officials. Those interviewed include Dean Rusk, former U.S. Secretary of State, Admiral Thomas Moorer, former Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, and several other surviving crew members who were on the USS Liberty.

Justice For The Liberty

A 2011 documentary about the 1967 Israeli attack on USS Liberty that killed 34 American servicemen & wounded over 170. LBJ ordered that rescue flights that were only 15 minutes way be recalled, leaving the men without help for 17 hours. 

USS Liberty Books

Assault On The Liberty by James Ennes

Assault on the Liberty

James Ennes was an officer on the bridge when the attack on Liberty started and subsequently spent many years researching and documenting this meticulous account of the attack and the cover-up that followed.

Attack on the Liberty by James Scott

Attack on the Liberty

In this riveting book, James Scott – award-winning author and the son of a surviving Liberty officer – adds new revelations on the story of the attack and shows how political considerations trumped the demands for justice.

The USS Liberty: Dissenting History vs. Official History by John E. Borne

The USS Liberty: Dissenting History Vs. Official History

In this published version of his NYU PhD dissertation, author John E. Borne examines the attack on the USS Liberty along with the responses of the Johnson White House, Congress, and the press.

Liberty Injustices by Ernest A. Gallo

Liberty Injustices

Carrying the scars of this attack would be bad enough, but learning of a United States and Israeli government cover-up of the facts of the attack has added insult to injury for the brave men who survived this attack. 

Remember the Liberty! by Phillip F. Nelson

Remember the Liberty!

In the annals of US military history, there are no doubt many unsolved and perplexing mysteries, but few could compare to the fate of the US Navy spy ship that was mercilessly attacked by one of its closest allies intentionally and without warning. 

Liberty's Wounds by Jeremy P. Ämick

Liberty’s Wounds

Author Jeremy P. Ämick follows the heroic life of USS Liberty survivor Bryce Lockwood from his early days as a child in New York, through his harrowing experiences on board the Liberty and on to his untiring efforts to uncover the truth about the attack which killed 34 of his shipmates. 

What I Saw That Day by Phillip F. Tourney

What I Saw That Day

Personal eyewitness testimony of Phil Tourney, US Navy Petty Officer concerning Israel’s 2 hour attack upon his ship USS LIBERTY on June 8, 1967 and the subsequent cover-up by the US government.

Websites

USS Liberty Veterans Association

usslibertyveterans.org

Honor USS Liberty Veterans

honorlibertyvets.org

Report: War Crimes Committed Against US Military Personnel

gtr5.com

USS Liberty Veterans Association Blog

usslibertyveterans.blog

USS Liberty Resources

ifamericansknew.org

USS Liberty Personnel Roster

ussliberty.org/roster.htm

Arlington National Cemetary

arlingtoncemetery.net

The Men Killed in the Attack

honorlibertyvets.org

Statements by Top US Officials

ussliberty.org

USS Liberty Memorial

ussliberty.org    gtr5.com

Justice For Liberty was produced by If Americans Knew, a non-profit organization dedicated to informing and educating the American public on issues of major significance that are often unreported, underreported, or misreported in mainstream media. (See video presentation of If Americans Knew founder Alison Weir, below.)

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Alison Weir at USS Liberty Reunion

Weir discusses her trips to the region as an independent journalist, media coverage of the issue, the actions of the powerful pro-Israel lobby in the US, and what these mean for Americans, whose politicians give over $10 million per day to Israel.