Friday, December 3, 2010

USS Liberty Radio Hits the Airwaves

Phil Tourney, past president of the USS Liberty Veterans Association is the author of a book
on his perception of what happened that tragic day of June 8, 1967.

His book "What I Saw That Day Israel's June 8, 1967 Holocaust of US Serviceman Aboard the USS Liberty and its Aftermath." tells the story from a survivor's viewpoint.

Phil believe that to understand why the world is going down in flames today and the interminable
bankrupting wars in the middle east need to know history before they can understand the present.
The first thing that needs explaining is Israel's 2 hour attack, a deliberate and prolonged attack, 
against the American Naval ship USS Liberty.

Phil is proud to announce his very own radio show, he will interview people and personalities with
a unique and invaluable perspective pertaining to U.S. involvement in the dirty business of Isreal's
wars in the middle east and where it is all going for the land of the free and the brave.

Tourney says "The key to bringing liberty back to the people of America and to the world at large
is the USS Liberty story."

If you follow this link to Veterans Today  USS Liberty Hits the Airwaves you will be able to hear
his first broadcast.

For every freedom believing American this is a must. The truth must be told about this senseless
and horrific attack on an American Navy Vessel that has never been fully explained. And there was
never any retaliation, the U.S. accepted the Israel claim that "it was a mistake", and they did not
know it was an American ship.

This blatant attack took the lives of 34 men and wounded 170 and severely damaged the ship. For this
gross and unjustified murder of American sailors Israel paid a grand total of $3,323,500 as full
payment to the families of the 34 men killed in the attack. In March of 1969 Israel paid $3,566,457
as compensation to those who were injured.

On December 18, 1980 Israel agreed to pay $6 million dollars as settlement of the U.S. claim of
$7,644,146 for damage to the USS Liberty itself.

On December 17, 1987 the issue was officially closed by both governments.

Is this fair? Is this just? Should we just forget what happened? NO, NEVER, the truth must be
told.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996