This week another fact emerged regarding Israel’s nuclear weapons and their attack on the USS Liberty, America’s premier surveillance ship during the Six-Day War
By Eileen Fleming
In October 2007, this American began to learn about the USA Government cover-up of Israel’s 8 June 1967 attack on the USS Liberty while navigating in international waters during The Six Day War.
In June 2005, I learned about Israel’s WMD directly from nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu.
This week USS Liberty veteran and co-writer of USS Liberty Love Story Donald Pageler forwarded the following:
June 8, 2019
A number of years ago I first learned of Israel’s deliberate and horrific attack that took place on June 8, 1967 against the crew and ship of the USS Liberty that killed 34 innocent American Navy men and wounding most if not all of the survivors! Since then, I have wanted to learn and know the truth answering this very important question: Why did the government of Israel knowingly attack the crew and ship of the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967? (source: www.USSLiberty.org)
The answer was provided to me very unexpectedly on Sunday, March 25, 2007 when I happen to mention this question to retired Army Colonel and chaplain, Ryder Stevens at the Hilton Long Beach (California) when several of us had dinner with him following his church lecture, titled “Peace and Reconciliation Through Prayer!” I had helped organize sponsorship of his lecture by three local churches.
Ryder Stevens served 23 years of active duty. Mr. Stevens said to me that while serving as a US Army officer at the Pentagon, he had access to read classified/top secret documents, communications and reports, etc., including those regarding Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty.
He indicated to me that based on evidence and classified documents he had read, that the Israel government/military deliberately and knowingly attacked the USS Liberty (intelligence ship) on June 8, 1967 because at that time the Israelis did not want the Americans to know they (the Israelis) were preparing to possibly use nuclear weapons, if necessary, during the Six Day War when Israel was losing one or more battles when there was a possibility that Israel could/might lose the war; that if Israel were to possibly be losing the war with its use of only conventional weapons, they (the Israeli government/military) were preparing for the clandestine possibility of using nuclear weapons and did not want the USS Liberty crew to find out and alert Washington because the Israelis knew that US government leaders would likely object and possibly prevent Israel’s potential first-use of nuclear weapons.
When I asked Col. Stevens if I could mention his name when sharing this important information, he objected. As such and in the interest of disclosing and sharing the truth to hopefully help prevent future wars, I waited to share this for publication until after learning of his passing. USS Liberty veterans, their families and the American people deserve to finally know the truth! Instead of covering up the truth by failing to carry out its long overdue duty to conduct a Congressional investigation, Congress must do so ASAP! – N.D.
In 2005 I learned from Israel’s nuclear whistle blower Mordechai Vanunu:
“President Kennedy tried to stop Israel from building atomic weapons. In 1963, he forced Prime Minister Ben Guirion to admit the Dimona was not a textile plant, as the sign outside proclaimed, but a nuclear plant. The Prime Minister said, ‘The nuclear reactor is only for peace.’
“Kennedy insisted on an open internal inspection. He wrote letters demanding that Ben Guirion open up the Dimona for inspection.
“When Johnson became president, he made an agreement with Israel that two senators would come every year to inspect. Before the senators would visit, the Israelis would build a wall to block the underground elevators and stairways. From 1963 to ’69, the senators came, but they never knew about the wall that hid the rest of the Dimona from them.
“Nixon stopped the inspections and agreed to ignore the situation. As a result, Israel increased production. In 1986, there were over two hundred bombs. Today, they may have enough plutonium for ten bombs a year.”
In April 2015, The National Security Archive of George Washington University published documents corroborating much of what Mordechai Vanunu said over three decades ago.
The Mainstream Media still has not reported on these documents that detail the discovery of Israel’s nuclear deceptions, debates over Israel’s lack of candor, and efforts to pressure the Israelis to answer key questions about the Dimona during the Eisenhower years; BUT this American has:
Vanunu’s struggle for freedom from Israel continues at Facebook and Twitter.
The USS Liberty’s struggle to end the USA government cover-up of Israel’s attack on Americans continues at the USS Liberty Veterans Association website.
Contact Eileen Fleming
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