Inspired on Sunday by a request from a USS Liberty survivor of the Six Day War, this patriotic civilian dedicated Monday as a day of educational outreach to Senator Marco Rubio;
Because he had invited this constituent to his mobile office meeting at my local Library because I had “previously contacted” his office regarding the mission to end the USA Government Cover-up so that every June 8 would be recognized as USS Liberty Remembrance Day.
By Eileen Fleming
After Joe Meador’s call “needing help in educating Members of Congress that the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty is the only attack on a US Navy ship since the end of WWII NOT investigated by the US government.”
Joe asked Americans to:
Email your Congressional Delegation and have them send you a copy of Congressional Investigation of the attack.
Have Congressional Delegation ask the Congressional Research Service to send you a copy of the US government investigation of the attack.
Ask Congressional Historians for a copy of Congressional Investigation of Attack.
Dear Mrs. Fleming,
Since you have previously contacted my office, I want to make sure that you are aware of my staff conducting upcoming mobile office hours in your area. My staff will be there to offer constituent services on items such as social security payments, issues with the IRS, federal disaster claims, and veterans benefits, as well as to listen to your concerns and suggestions.
Please note that I will not be in attendance, but my staff will be onsite to provide you any necessary assistance.
Where: Cooper Memorial Library
2525 Oakley Seaver Dr.
Clermont, FL 34711
When: Monday, July 22: 1:00pm– 3:00pm EDT
If you cannot meet with my staff during this time but are in need of assistance, please call my office at 866-630-7106 and we will be glad to assist you. For your convenience, to unsubscribe from receiving further correspondence at any time, please click here.
My office and I are here to help. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and to continue to work on behalf of Floridians.
United States Senator
On Monday afternoon I met with Senator Rubio’s staff member and delivered the following printed out; after informing him that I had already emailed the Senator, Congressional Research Service and Congressional Historians this request:
A Few Facts: Virtually unarmed, the American surveillance ship was attacked by Israeli planes and torpedo boats on 8 June 1967 leaving 34 US Sailors and Marines dead and 174 more wounded. Yet, the attack has never received a full investigation, as required by law. The crew of the USS Liberty is the most decorated crew since World War II and among the most decorated for a single engagement in the entire history of the United States Navy.
In October of 2003, an Independent Commission of Inquiry convened including Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, United States Navy, (Ret.), Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; General Raymond G. Davis, United States Marine Corps, (MOH), Former Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps; Rear Admiral Merlin Staring, United States Navy, (Ret.), Former Judge Advocate General of the Navy; and Ambassador James Akins, (Ret.), Former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
The Independent Commission of Inquiry, having undertaken an independent investigation of Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty, including eyewitness testimony from surviving crewmembers a review of naval and other official records, an examination of official statements by the Israeli and American governments, a study of the conclusions of all previous official inquiries, and a consideration of important new evidence and recent statements from individuals having direct knowledge of the attack or the cover up, concluded that there was compelling evidence that Israel’s attack was deliberate and “Israel committed acts of murder against American servicemen and an act of war against the United States.”
WHEREUPON, we, the undersigned, in order to fulfill our duty to the brave crew of the USS Liberty and to all Americans who are asked to serve in our Armed Forces, hereby call upon the Department of the Navy, the Congress of the United States and the American people to immediately take the following actions:
FIRST: That a new Court of Inquiry be convened by the Department of the Navy, operating with Congressional oversight, to take public testimony from surviving crewmembers; and to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the attack on the USS Liberty, with full cooperation from the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and the military intelligence services, and to determine Israel’s possible motive in launching said attack on a U.S. naval vessel;
SECOND: That every appropriate committee of the Congress of the United States investigate the actions of the White House and Defense Department that prevented the rescue of the USS Liberty, thereafter threatened her surviving officers and men if they exposed the truth, and covered up the true circumstances of the attack from the American people; and
THIRD: That the eighth day of June of every year be proclaimed to be hereafter known as “USS LIBERTY REMEMBRANCE DAY, in order to commemorate the Liberty’s heroic crew and to educate the American people of the danger to our national security inherent in any passionate attachment of our elected officials for any foreign nation.”
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Eileen Fleming, senior non-Arab correspondent writes for TADN
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