Category Archives: USS Liberty

“What I know about the USS Liberty” re-published from October, 2007

  Jim Ennes, who was a watch standing officer on the USS Liberty asked me for a statement as to what I knew of the transcripts of Israeil conversations and the ship.  This is what I sent him.  I was … Continue reading

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‘But Sir, It’s an American Ship.’ – Haaretz

  "Israeli pilot to IDF war room: This is an American ship. Do you still want us to attack? IDF war room to Israeli pilot: Yes, follow orders. Israeli pilot to IDF war room: But sir, it’s an American ship … Continue reading

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The USS Liberty Incident — Truly a National Disgrace By Sidney O. Smith III

  America's criminal justice system has deteriorated to the point that it is a national disgrace. Its irregularities and inequities cut against the notion that we are a society founded on fundamental fairness.   I believe that it is time … Continue reading

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Representative Elijah Cummings Stands Tall for the USS Liberty Vets

By Sidney O. Smith III   First an admission.  “Elijah” has always ranked very, very high on my list of favorite names.  Unlike Freud and according to tradition, Elijah reconciles father with son and mother with daughter.  And as some … Continue reading

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“The Touro Covenant must survive the attack on the USS Liberty” Sidney O. Smith III

Sidney O. Smith III has sent us this essay on the principle of religious liberty in the United States.  pl Download TouroCovenant-USS Liberty SST.wps

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Born Fighting for the USS Liberty? – Sidney O. Smith III

"One day something will happen. You will take a side."  Graham Greene, The Quiet American The Vietnam War again.  Can we ever get over those times?  But when it comes to Senator James Webb of Virginia, the Vietnam War is … Continue reading

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Hazardous Duty Afloat

Sailors do not get enough credit for accepting their share of danger in the Republic’s service. The recent discussion on the site of the USS Liberty Incident broght to mind the sinking of PR-5, USS Panay on 12 December, 1937 … Continue reading

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