To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate
Honor the USS LIBERTY
Congress has not INVESTIGATED Israel's June 8, 1967 attack on the USS Liberty, which killed 34 unarmed Americans and wounded 174 service men.
Why is this important?
"Never before in the history of the United States Navy has a Naval Board of Inquiry ignored the testimony of American military eyewitnesses and taken on faith the word of their attackers."- Captain Richard Kiepfer, MD.
Fifteen minutes into Israel's attack on the USS LIBERTY, Dr. Kiepfer was operating on a wounded sailor when he was hit by shrapnel and, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, exposed himself to overwhelmingly accurate rocket and machine gun fire, administered first aid and treated 174 USA Troops for pain and shock and conducted a major surgical operation.
Congress has not INVESTIGATED Israel's June 8, 1967 attack on the USS Liberty which killed 34 unarmed Americans and wounded 174 service men.
In 2003, an independent commission of experts convened, including Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, USN, Ret. Former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, General of Marines Raymond G. Davis, Rear Admiral Merlin Starling and Ambassador James Adkins.
They concluded 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."
The esteemed experts expressed their “Duty to the brave crew of USS LIBERTY and 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”:
The first called for a new and true Court of Inquiry to be convened.
The second, for every appropriate committee of the Congress of the United States to investigate the actions of the White House and Defense Department that prevented the rescue of the USS LIBERTY, including the NSA, CIA and military intelligence.
The third called for the establishment of every June 8 to be known as USS LIBERTY REMEMBRANCE DAY.
We, the undersigned Call on Congress to honor the USS LIBERTY and Support the Troops by taking the 3 steps listed above!
HARD COPY of Petition and signatures will be personally delivered to the Florida offices of Senators Rubio, Nelson and Congressman Webster on Sept. 10, 2015 with an electronic delivery to CONGRESS and President Obama by MoveOn.org