Monday, 25 June 2007
Forty years ago, when Israeli air and naval forces attacked and bombed the U.S. Navy intelligence ship Liberty, the thirty-four Americans who died while patriotically serving their
country were buried in the cold graveyard of treachery dug by their leaders. The 172 injured survivors lived to mourn not only their loss, but to forever be shackled by the weight of a reality not shared by other Americans - Ward Boston Jr. who served as chief counsel to
the Navy's Court of Inquiry into the attack on the U.S. Navy intelligence ship Liberty stated: "The evidence was clear. We [Adm. Isaac C. Kidd] both believed with certainty that this attack was a deliberate effort to sink an American ship and murder its entire crew." President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara ordered a cover-up of the incident sending a clear signal that American lives would be sacrificed to inconspicuous agendas[i].
The bodies have been buried under a rubble of lies; the deception that buried them, an uncontrollable weed, has claimed the bodies of so many more soldiers since. Who knows of the untold number of innocent `others' in parts unknown or unreported since? It would seem that the weeds entangling our leaders have their roots in such think tanks as the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (IASPS). Their `mission statement' in part is: