Sunday, June 29, 2014

Overseers


Harodim: A masonic term. Harodim, in Hebrew os , is a grammatically compounded word of the plural form, and is composed of the definite article if, HAR the or those, and a participle of the verb rho, radah, to rule over, and means therefore, those who rule over, or overseers. 







I ran across an excerpt, '911 Was Regretable but Necessary NWO Logic,' from the Austrian film "Harodim" and then for a rainy day Sunday watched the entire movie. Although there are some 9/11 and lack of Israeli involvement (there was a little hint with a mention of the USS Liberty) points to possibly take issue with, it is incredibly better than any Hollywood flick I have seen in a long time. If you haven't seen "Harodim" I would recommend at least bookmarking it and saving it for a rainy day. "A brave new Disney world" as a line from the film says.


Interview with 9/11 feature film "Harodim" director Paul Finelli
It is a pleasure for us to present this interview with the director and writer of feature film "Harodim", Paul Finelli, who did it! As far as I know Harodim is the first theatrically release of any 9/11 topic thriller worldwide. 
(Q, 911-archiv.net): Mr. Finelli, thank you for your willingness for giving the 911-archiv.net an interview. It is a great honor.
(A, Paul Finelli): It would be a pleasure for me to answer whatever questions you might have on the issues surrounding our film.
(Q): Mr. Finelli, how did you come up with the idea of making a film like "Harodim"? What was your intention?

(A): The idea for a feature film aimed at investigating and highlighting some of the most important questions surrounding the events of 9/11 began to germinate for me as interest in the subject did for most of us who found the official explanation for these crucial events in modern world history simply not believable. It began as I watched the coverage of 9/11 that terrible morning in 2001 and grew from there. In short, broken down piece by piece, none of it made sense within the context of any reality we had come to know to that point. All political and national security ramifications aside, science itself is an impossible thing to refute and yet we saw it happen again and again in the official reports coming out of Washington and filtered through a ridiculously compliant mainstream media in the weeks, months and years that followed. My generation had seen something like this happen before during the Kennedy assassination and some of us refused to lay down for it again so easily a second time. As I watched the overwhelming response from millions of people worldwide across the internet questioning the official story, I knew that I was not so far wrong in my assessment of the real issues and motivations behind this world-altering tragedy. My intention for writing the story which became HARODIM stemmed primarily from a sense of anger that the same hidden power structure using the same covert machinations still held such an arrogant disregard and outright contempt for public perception as to so completely subvert the foundations of the empirical truths we all live by.  
(Q): How did you manage to win these well-known actors for your film? Where they also convinced of the topic?

(A): Beirut born Michael Desante was the first actor to come aboard after reading the script. I knew Michael's work from such films as The Hurt Locker, respected him greatly and was gratified by the intensity with which he pursued the role of the Terrorist. The Muslim world had been demonized relentlessly in 9/11's aftermath and I knew I needed someone from his world to add the dimensions of truth and passion I was looking for in the part.
Peter Fonda came next. An iconic American actor and perennial counterculture figure, Peter was intrigued by the role of Solomon and saw the part as a challenge - a vehicle to humanize a profoundly different viewpoint illustrating the other side of the issue in which no crime, no lie and no degree of subversion whatever its scale exists without justification inside the corridors of unchecked political and financial power. He turned in a great performance and I am truly grateful for his participation.
Travis Fimmel came to us through my close friend, legendary cinematic acting coach, Ivana Chubbuck, who responded to my eleventh hour desperate plea to find me a young actor who could represent all of us in the kind of American naivete which dies hard in the face of the terrible realities the 9/11 era has thrust upon us. Travis was a joy to work with, always creative, always searching for ways to humanize the difficult issues raised in the film.       

(Q): I've noticed when watching that you do present quite a few facts. Have you researched all by yourself? Have you discussed them in forums or saw any arguing there? Because Lazarus Fell do uses a few times explanations of popular objections that the so-called "debunker" do use, too.

(A): New facts are emerging on this subject every day. I wrote the script in 2010 and was as comprehensive as I could be up to that point. I drew from much of the in-depth research conducted by many other investigators during that time, both documentary and literary, and also followed many of the internet forums taking place on the subject and its various offshoots like the War on Terror and the heightened security protocols the events of 9/11 engendered across the world. That being said, there is still a mountain of information out there that I was not able to include due to the time constraints and dramatic considerations inherent to any feature film. Some of it is obviously projection on my part, an attempt to simplify a very complex subject by applying a certain degree of cinematic licence to the story and attempting to put myself into the minds of those who might have the power to construct such a wide-ranging covert operation. But, such that I was able, the facts contained in the film are solid and should be investigated further by any interested viewer. We hope the film will initiate that kind of interest in its audience. Don't believe us. Do your own research. It may change your mind about a few things you have, up until now, accepted as truth.    
To be convincing in our arguments, it was necessary to use the same objections for Lazarus that the vast contingent of mainstream debunkers have used in explaining away the many inconsistencies, mathematical improbabilities, absurd coincidences and outright scientific impossibilities present in the official 9/11 narrative.   

(Q): What reactions you got so far to "Harodim"? After all, you do not only break conventions with the presented content, but also with the scenery and the shots, with the modern, action-packed thriller movies.

(A): We knew we could never compete with the astronomical budgets of Hollywood productions or even those of other, more mainstream, independent movies due to the highly controversial subject matter we were investigating so we tailored our vision accordingly. We did not pursue a "slick" movie. We relied instead on the power of the information presented and the performances of the actors to convey the requisite emotions necessary to the subject. Some critical objections have centered around the film being "claustrophobic" but this, in a way, was very much an intention of ours. Instead of claustrophobic however, I would call the atmosphere one of uncomfortable intimacy between three characters taking place in a single room while the addition of fast-paced documentary montages and intercut media footage provides a chillingly familiar global scale to the character drama being enacted within the narrative. This is an unconventional film and the viewer should prepare himself for that. There are no shootouts, explosions or car chases. Anyone needing these things to define a "real" movie is in the wrong theater. Instead, we think of it as an action movie for the mind.

The reactions thus far from the viewers I have met and talked with have been positive on every level. The general audience response to the film's first showings has been thoughtful and supportive to a very large degree. Most people get it. The critics, on the other hand, are apparently looking for something else. But this was to be expected. This subject is bound to piss off a lot of people. Especially those in the mainstream press and media whose version of the events portrayed is being directly indicted by the film. My response to these detractors is that this film was made in the best spirit of what independent film is supposed to be about. It causes the viewer to think and question the world around him and to question the definition of that world being offered by a questionably-invested global media machine. All I can say in response is, go see the film for yourself and you decide. You may be surprised at what you discover.                  

(Q): Why did you put in the Masonic symbolism, I knew a Grand Master of Masons and cherished him as honorable and righteous, highly educated humanist. Have you had other experiences with the Freemasons or do you feel the need for the audience to use  a prominent group of conspirators for plastic motives? Neoconservatives a la Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss embossing, grouped together via the "Team B" or the "PNAC", or the "Volcanoes" by Condoleezza Rice, who came to power with Bush, even the Skull & Bones would actually be more plausible, given that there are much better evidence for their existence as a group and their connection to the powerbrokers, wouldn’t they?

(A): The use of masonic symbolism in the film is largely metaphorical and is meant to imply the existence and influence of secret societies on evolving world history. The French Revolution, as is largely agreed upon today, was conceived and incited by various rogue masonic lodges in France and England. The American Revolution involved a preponderance of high degree masons in the persons of its most notable founding fathers, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin to name a few. The evidence of their influence is plain to see, from the All-Seeing Eye in the Pyramid as the centerpiece for the Great Seal of the United States, still present on our money, to the obvious masonic influence on much of the architecture in Washington D.C. But your point is well-taken in the sense that masonry at large has always been recognized as a somewhat benign order, albeit a secret one, and many masons have been pillars of enlightenment throughout the ages. Then again, however, there are those other secret societies and their various lodges which use the framework of masonic degree initiation to further aims that are far less public-spirited and far more dangerous in their intentions. Skull and Bones is certainly one of these and, if I could have used their symbol - the skull and crossed bones first used by the Knights Templar in the 12th Century and imported to the United States in the early 19th Century by an outlawed Bavarian lodge who took up residence at Yale University - without confusing people with the now-commonly accepted symbol of the Barbary Coast pirates, I would have. I had hoped most viewers would not read the film's references to masonry to denote secret societies in general too literally but would, instead, see the concept more or less through a historical context. But what can I say? You win some and lose some. I hope I have not alienated too many well-meaning masons actively engaged in The Great Work by my blasphemous irreverence but, somehow, I think they would probably get the point too, on one level or another... or maybe even "on the square". After all, the basis of masonic initiation rests on symbolism and metaphor, right?            

(Q): Mr. Finelli, at the first press launch for the film, then under the title, "The Lazarus Protocol", you said that they submitted the script to several fellow Hollywood producers, but no one wanted to do it, although it was praised. Was it fear of the issue or is it the potential financial failure, what deterred your friends?

(A): By now it should be obvious to anyone who bothers to look that this subject is taboo to any mainstream edifice today, Hollywood being one of the biggest and most influential. How many films about this subject have you seen? The question of financial failure never came into it at all. Most of my contacts in Hollywood who read the script thought the idea was eminently producible and extremely powerful. They were terrified of the subject matter however. Not surprising really, if you stop and think about it. Look at some of the flak we've been getting for making a small, independent film. You could times that by a million for any Hollywood production. The people who run major studios and finance films in Hollywood are not the stuff heroes are made of, trust me. In fact, it is considered extremely bad taste to take on any subject that has any real meaning politically or sociologically these days. The 70's in Hollywood are long over.
(Q): Does the mood in Hollywood has changed by now? With "September Morn" the first 9/11 critical Hollywood production was announced lately, only to be dismantled as failure these days, because of fraud and intentional misrepresentations of Sheen and Harrelson attached to the project, which they never were. It seems it was all a scum to collect donations for the living expenses of Mr. Howard Cohen. So it’s still a hard task to get the money for such a project? Have you heard about that project? Is the world now but ready for a 9/11 wake-up?

(A): I heard about the film naturally but I haven't been keeping up with the latest developments. I know for sure Ed Asner was involved so it isn't impossible for me to believe Harrelson and Sheen were at least open to the idea of involvement. Who knows what kind of pressure was brought to bear on these people by their agents and business managers? Don't be too sure you're getting the whole story when you read stuff like this. You must understand how unpopular and dangerous ideas like this are to the establishment at large and to actors and producers working within their system and relying on their money for their careers. Ask yourself who owns the studios and major distributors then draw your own conclusions.   

(Q): Via Google News, there are currently 19 results for "Harodim": Besides some Austrian newspapers, who constructed a very far-fetched suspicion of Anti-Semitism, and a few cinema magazines, there is only in the german newspaper  “Welt Kompakt” a little reporting about "Harodim". Is this silence symptomatic for  films whose content media do not like to report? As further examples, I would mention "Wag The Dog" or "Canadian Bacon" by Michael Moore ... At least these films do reflect on the influence of the media and start to question the construction of reality of the world today.

(A): The charge of Anti-Semitism is indeed ridiculous and, I have to admit, it bothered me. I tried to explain several times that the names Solomon and Jacob were drawn from masonic initiation degrees and had nothing to do with Judaism in the context of this film. Lazarus was a New Testament figure in any event so I guess these reviewers conveniently missed that fact or didn't know enough about the bible to grasp the significance of that.

(Q): The culture of silence is all-pervasive when it comes to these subjects. Wag The Dog remains one of my favorite films and was as successful as it was because it used humor to drive home the point that reality is actually being created by the media, not reported by it. This simple concept may have gone over the heads of many of the people who saw it or, scary thought, they have already accepted it as a fact and are fine with it. These days, neither possibility would surprise me.        

(Q): Unfortunately, this non-reporting also affects the audience numbers, when I went to the cinema, there were only 13 viewers. Are you afraid of a financial failure or you are hoping that the film will be an underground hit, maybe covering its expenses by DVD selling?

(A): I always saw our audience over the long run as primarily an internet / VOD audience. It is very difficult for independent films to measure up theatrically against the huge budget spectacles which compete against them for the audience's limited money in today's market. A theatrical release in the independent cinema world of today is largely promotional but there is still a certain amount of prestige attached to it. Economic considerations are very important for the average viewer. Austerity is a word we hear more and more in our modern world and its ramifications are being felt everywhere. As one of the attendees of the film in Hamburg told me, most people these days have very little recreational money to spare. If it's a choice between James Bond and a small independent film like ours, most people will choose Bond. It's a pop-culture decision more than anything. Everyone wants to be part of a shared mass experience. That having been said,  I am absolutely confident that many people around the world will find HARODIM eventually, whatever the venue. It is the kind of film that doesn't come along often and most people still have an affinity for supporting the underdog.         

(Q): Mr. Finelli, we thank you very much for this interview and wish you continued success with your productions, hopefully more to come.

(A): Thanks and best wishes.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

One More Proof that the US is Controlled by the Dark Side



Reporting that the Obama Administration's 'legal' memo justification for the assassination of US citizens cites Israeli law is getting a lot of publicity. But only in the alternative media. The zionist controlled mainstream puppets do not want everyone to know this so it's up to us to point it out to all we know. It's one example. There are many more. As part of the great taboo, mentioning this or anything negative about Israel or something about the inordinate jewish influence over US policies may get you labeled anti-semitic. I just call it being anti-criminal.





Here are a couple of articles that expose the insanity and criminality that rules in the US Justice Department. There has been a concerted effort for years to impose 'international law' as necessary to circumvent our Constitution.
The Electronic Intifada - Obama cites Israeli Supreme Court to justify killing Americans without trial

Scott Creighton -  Obama’s Deeply Flawed Murder Loophole Memo Cites Israeli Law (among other problems)
"What’s interesting here though is the fact that much of it WAS redacted and for some reason those administration editors saw fit to leave that footnote intact for all of us to see."
Perhaps it's as simple as the old idea that those in power are revealing most of their plans and actions and if we do nothing it is viewed as implied consent by the masses and then it's on the next step in the repression. We allowed it, we deserve it.


Come to think of it, the police in America becoming excessively militarized and ‘hyper aggressive’ is very similar to that in Israel. Some of our cops even get their training from Israeli 'experts' and the ADL. There's probably another 'legal memo' somewhere covering this too. It would please a few when the old saying "We are all Palestinians now" becomes a reality for the rest of us.

AIPAC




Noahide Laws anyone?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Sermons and Predictive Programming








As Aris pointed out, predictive programming is a well worn but still highly effective technique in the brainwashing of the populace.









Except for in the waiting rooms of doctor's offices, I'm not sure of how many people read Time but Hollywood makes up for the lack of those reading the rags.
What is predictive programming?

Alan Watt explains:

"Hollywood is the magician's wand (holly-holy) which has been used to cast a spell on the unsuspecting public.

Things or ideas which would otherwise be seen as bizarre, vulgar, undesirable or impossible are inserted into films in the realm of fantasy. When the viewer watches these films, his/her mind is left open to suggestion and the conditioning process begins.

These same movies which are designed to program the average person, can give the discerning viewer a better understanding of the workings and the plan of the world agenda. 'Be-aware'.

Predictive Programming - The power of suggestion using the media of fiction to create a desired outcome."
and
Researcher Michael Hoffman defines “predictive programming” as follows: “Predictive programming works by means of the propagation of the illusion of an infallibly accurate vision of how the world is going to look in the future.” Through the circulation of science “fiction” literature, the ignorant masses are provided with semiotic intimations of coming events. Within such literary works are narrative paradigms that are politically and socially expedient to the power elite. Thus, when the future unfolds as planned, it assumes the paradigmatic character of the “fiction” that foretold it. 

One programming technique that is as old as mankind is religion. Downplay legitimate spiritual aspects and instead focus on fictions that are used for control. Occasionally when looking at local sites I run across comments that are so absurd that I can't help myself in responding.

 
By now you have probably heard that the "largest U.S. Presbyterian church narrowly voted Friday to divest from three multinational corporations that it said supply Israel with products that promote violence in occupied Palestinian territories."
The measure that was passed not only called for divestment but also reaffirmed Israel’s right to exist, endorsed a two-state solution, encouraged interfaith dialogue and travel to the Holy Land, and instructed the church to undertake “positive investment” in endeavors that advance peace and improve the lives of Israelis and Palestinians. It also said the motion was “not to be construed” as “alignment with or endorsement of the global B.D.S.” movement by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The language was written by the church’s 65-member Middle East committee.
As Richard Edmondson observed:
"I’m glad the Presbyterians passed the divestment resolution, although it is a very tepid measure, and more needs to be done. But it’s a step in the right direction–and steps in the right direction are rare items these days. "
Tepid is correct and it's a shame that churches do not do more to counter the lies that surround us. How many sermons today will address the propaganda that is manipulating the flock and maneuvering them to remain silent to the real evil in our midst? If I guess none, would I be that far off?


Thanks to another commenter here, I'll leave with this.....

“A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” John F. Kennedy

Terrorism, directly or sponsored, has long been America’s weapon of mass destruction – its weapon of choice. As a strategy, it outdates ‘human rights’ and ‘democracy promotion’ and has proven itself to be far more effective by creating mayhem and fear, removing resistance to intervention. The events of 9/11 justified this age-old tactic. The tentacles of America’s terror tactic reach back far and spread wide.

 
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Just another brick in the wall 

Friday, June 20, 2014

While Dwelling on Iraq.....

There's nothing like a good diversion of the world's attention to give Israel an excuse to kill Palestinians and destroy their infrastructure.

Israeli airstrike creates a pond in Gaza City

The obvious false flag kidnapping of 3 Israeli teens has brought on searches in the West Bank by trigger happy Israeli soldiers in fear of their lives from pebble throwing kids. 4 Palestinians shot dead this week including a 13 year old.

Alleged bottle rockets fired from Gaza into Israeli territory, no damage again, required airstrike retaliation.

And even if Palestinians are peaceful, destroy their olive trees and orchards.... "planted illegally on state land."

Where's ISIS when you need them? We keep hearing the rumble of  'soon ISIS will be 'creating chaos in the US and Britain' but nary a word on them wanting to do the same in Israel. "ISIS loves Israel!" That must be it.

At the moment, it seems that Obama is hesitant to bomb ISIS, if they actually exist in any number. That would be friendly fire, right? Also bad for future recruitment of mercenaries who are always needed. Other promoters, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Quatar have a say it that too.




Did you know that the CIA spends money on dolls, besides the human kind? From the creators of GI Joe came prototypes of an 'evil' bin laden doll. Apparently they never went into full production but the Chinese are hoping the order for ISIS dolls comes in time for Christmas. Christian and Shiite dolls with removable heads may also be available as accessories.  





In my travels this week it has been both discouraging and disappointing to find that although there are many willing to talk about what's going on in Iraq and the Middle East, there are few who understand what is really happening. That's not to say I have it all correct but most regurgitate the mainstream slop as reality and it means the propaganda is working. A calm mention of false flags and hired deviant Wahhabi terrorists or wars for empire and Israel are met with odd looks. Americans are so slow to catch on and admit they have been deceived. Awareness is a first line defense. Unfortunately it is in short supply. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Isis oh Isis

We came to the pyramids all embedded in ice
He said "There's a body I'm trying to find
If I carry it out it'll bring a good prize"
It was then that I knew what he had on his mind.



Is it really true that ISIS, the 'radical islamist terrorist group' trying to take over Iraq named themselves after the Bob Dylan tune?

Must be a tribal thing.

Well.....of course it is.


Syria wasn't going down fast enough. Go through Iraq, destroy it even further and then on to Damascus?

Turkey is in on it.  Obama says US and International help may be on the way.

What? Iran is not going to allow this in their backyard? Revolutionary Guards to the rescue? US airstrikes to support Iranian Revolutionary Guard's offensive in Iraq?
“Baghdad is going to be overrun. The Green Zone is going down.”
                              - U.S. intelligence official
 ISIS mercenaries gather for a photo op.....

How about an open thread and you folks tell us what you think about this latest 'event' and how this is going to go down? It will not be good for a lot of people. Potentially profitable for a few or that's what they think.

 More strange days indeed.....

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Huh? This is the Revolution?


Let's see.....

Las Vegas.....

A couple, a man and a woman {?} kills two cops eating pizza for lunch and then head to Walmart to kill one more before shooting themselves dead in what is being called a suicide pact.

A man and woman walked into CiCi's Pizza and shot at point-blank range Officers Alyn Beck, 42, and Igor Soldo, 32, who were eating lunch, Las Vegas police officials said. One of the officers was able to fire back before he died, but it's unclear if he hit the suspects, Sheriff Doug Gillespie of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department said at a news conference Sunday afternoon.

One of the suspects yelled, "This is a revolution," but the motive for the shooting remains under investigation, Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield told The Associated Press. He added that "we don't know anything about the suspects yet."

After shooting the officers, the suspects fled to the Wal-Mart across the street, where they fatally shot a person inside the front door and exchanged gunfire with police before killing themselves in an apparent suicide pact, police said.

The female suspect shot the male suspect before killing herself, Gillespie said. The victim's identity hasn't been confirmed, and the suspects' names haven't been released. Both officers were taken to the hospital, but it was unclear if they died there or at the scene.
and...
Witnesses told police one of the shooters yelled “This is the start of a revolution” before shooting the officers. Gillespie later said he could not confirm the shooters said that.

The shooters then stripped the officers of their weapons and ammunition and went into the Walmart across the street at 201 North Nellis.

Witnesses at the scene reported hearing shots fired in quick succession inside the Walmart.


Domestic terrorists.....

not only a man but also a woman..... 

cops and a walmart person dead..... 

the meme of "revolution"..... 

psycho coward "revolutionary's" commit suicide rather than finish out the shootout at the OK corral.....   


This was fresh on the heels of Saturday's “sovereign citizen” event.....
So on Saturday a sovereign citizen and former Transportation Department employee (who made his money from the Federal government he hates) showed up outside a Georgia courthouse armed to the teeth with automatic weapons and other munitions and with the clear intent of taking hostages inside the courthouse. He was open carrying, you see, and standing up against big government. Or rather standing overtop it with a gun to its head.

This was a clear act of terrorism, but since it was committed by a white person, no one brought the word up.

A brave policeman confronted the sovereign shooter, trading volleys of gunfire with him. The brave deputy was shot twice in the leg but will survive. He slowed down the shooter long enough to allow SWAT to get to the scene. Dennis Marx, the shooter, was killed in the exchange of gunfire that ensued.

So is this the 'revolution' we have all been waiting for?

Hardly.....

This all stinks to high heaven and this latest Las Vegas stunt has psyops written all over it. The gun control agenda lives and breathes, dependent on a continuous flow of perceived crazies who play right into the hands of power that be.

We'll sit this segment out. The real revolution has an air of sanity..... and it won't be televised.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Shhh, Continuity of Lies is a Prime Zionist Objective



Today there are many of us who would like to dismantle the NSA and the related false flag criminal syndicate we call the US government. On June 8, 1967 our 'best friend' took it on themselves to try and take down a small part of the NSA, the USS Liberty, during the 1967 so called "Six-Day War" which actually never ended. This crime was not only never officially acknowledged but as time went on we have found that the NSA came to backdoor all of its data theft directly to Israel to use as it pleases. Crimes against humanity and especially the killing of Americans often get rewarded in zionist occupied territory.





Remember the USS Liberty? The US and Israel wish you didn't 

by Ibrahim Hewitt 
It is often assumed that Israel was on the defensive in the Six-Day War of June 1967. That is testimony to the success of its propaganda, because the reality was very different. "From the very beginning," wrote James Bamford in Body of Secrets (2001), "an essential element in the Israeli battle plan seemed to have been to hide much of the war behind a carefully constructed curtain of lies. Lies about the Egyptian threat, lies about who started the war, lies to the American president, lies to the UN Security Council, lies to the press, lies to the public." The facts reveal that being Israel's main ally did not mean that American citizens were safe. The story of the attack on the USS Liberty by the Israeli air force and navy still has the power to shock, as has the official cover-up that has persisted ever since.

Israel launched air attacks against Egypt's airfields at 7.45am on 5th June 1967. Within a couple of hours most of the Egyptian air forces was destroyed on the ground. At the same time, Israeli tanks scythed across the Sinai Desert heading for the Suez Canal and its troops initiated fighting on the borders with Syria and Jordan. False reports, meanwhile, claimed that Egypt had launched a major attack on Israel, which was fighting back in self-defence, a familiar refrain ever since. By mid-morning, Foreign Minister Abba Eban was telling the US ambassador in Tel Aviv "an ever larger curtain of lies" and claimed that Israel had "no intention of taking advantage of the situation to enlarge its territory." Another lie.

As the fighting raged, the USS Liberty, a surveillance ship operated by America's National Security Agency (NSA) took up a holding position off the Sinai coast, in international waters. The ship was identified by a number of Israeli aircraft; radio traffic showed them reporting the ship's identification code "GTR-5" back to headquarters. The number was emblazoned in large, bold letters on the ship's bows.

By 9.30am the minaret of the mosque in El-Arish was visible to the crew of the Liberty. Unknown to them, at that time Israeli forces were "engaged in a criminal slaughter". Not only were Indian peacekeepers with the UN in Sinai killed by Israeli tanks, and fourteen others were killed by an Israeli attack on the UN compound in Gaza, but around 60 Egyptian prisoners of war were also killed in cold blood by Israeli forces next to the mosque. In another incident near El-Arish Airport, 150 prisoners of war were shot by the Israelis. According to evidence collected by Israeli journalists, altogether around 1,000 Egyptian prisoners of war were killed, including 400 in El-Arish. "The extensive war crimes were just one of the deep secrets Israel had sought to conceal since the start of the conflict," alleges James Bamford. Hence, the "carefully constructed curtain of lies".

At midday on the 8th June 1967, an Israeli army commander reported that "a ship was shelling the Israelis". This was patently untrue as the Israeli navy and air force had by then been monitoring Liberty for 6 hours. Even so, the order was given to attack the US vessel. Israeli motor torpedo boats left Ashdod harbour at 12.05pm, followed by fighter aircraft armed with armour-piercing cannon.

The Israeli boats sighted the Liberty at 1.41pm and gave the order for the aircraft to attack. Survivors of the attack confirmed that the fighters had no identification markings on them. It was, to all intents and purposes, an attack by unknown assailants.

Israel's Mirage jets raked the American ship "from bow to stern" several times. Later examination estimated that it was hit more than 800 times. Although neither the Israelis nor the crew of the USS Liberty knew about it at the time, the attack was monitored by an American spy plane flying high above. This remained a closely-guarded secret for many years until Bamford was shown the papers during his research.

At 2.24pm Israeli torpedo boats attacked the USS Liberty with gunfire before lining up and firing enough torpedoes "to sink an aircraft carrier"; only one of them actually hit the ship. Life rafts thrown overboard by the American sailors were fired at by the Israelis and damaged. It was clear, survivors said, that the Israelis were intent on sinking the ship and making sure that there were no witnesses to what they had done. Half an hour later, aircraft from the US Sixth Fleet were sent to the Liberty's aid. Bizarrely, messages telling the ship to leave the area and its own SOS signals had not been received at either end, or had been ignored.

Within hours of the attack, "Israel asked President Johnson to quietly bury the incident." As the ship limped into Malta a couple of days later, unnamed sources in Washington suggested blocking press photographs so that public opinion against Israel would not be inflamed. The surviving crew members were threatened with courts-martial if they revealed anything about the attack.

Israel, meanwhile, claimed that the attack was a mistake; a case of "mistaken identity", despite the large US flag flying from the mast and the clear "GTR-5" on the bows. No one has ever even been prosecuted or even reprimanded for the attack. In fact, "Israel chose instead to honour Motor Torpedo Boat 203 which fired the deadly torpedo at the USS Liberty."

In all, 34 members of the crew of the USS Liberty were killed by Israel's murderous attack; 170 were wounded. According to Alan Hart, the subsequent clampdown "was not actually for security reasons but for domestic political reasons... President Johnson was worried about the reaction of Jewish voters." (Zionism: The real enemy of the Jews, volume 2, 2007)

Israel's General Moshe Dayan had actually given notice of his intent to attack the Liberty because he wanted no witnesses to the war crimes being committed by his troops in Sinai and Gaza. Hart claims that President Johnson, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the CIA and the NSA knew this. As such, when the early reports of the attack arrived, they had a choice. "In Taking Sides, Stephen Green put it this way: The choice was, 'either to take retaliatory action against Israel, or to become an accessory after the fact by promoting the fiction that it was somehow an accident.'"

We know which path they took. To this day no official inquiry has been conducted by the US government into the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. Compensation has been paid but campaigners in the US still insist that the crew were "attacked by Israel and betrayed by the US"; they want justice.

US tax dollars keep the Israeli military well-oiled and ready for action, while Israel spies on its closest ally and most loyal supporter and, as the USS Liberty incident demonstrates, is ready to kill Americans as and when necessary. The attack on the Liberty was no error, it was deliberate; Dayan's threat proves that to be the case. How long will the survivors of the attack and their families have to wait before this is acknowledged by the US government and an official investigation is held?


The anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty during the 1967 middle east war will receive no mainstream media attention. Obama will lay no wreath on the graves of those who died.

The success of the cover up emboldened the perpetrators. No U.S. official, Republican or Democrat, neocon, neolib or whatever label one wants to put on them, dares to stand up publicly against the Israeli crimes and influence. The road from June 8, 1967 to September 11, 2001 and beyond has its many twists and turns and should remind us that deception is the way of war.  Cui bono.....  {more}


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Remember the Liberty, tell everyone you know the true story and to borrow a phrase from the tribal criminal narrative..... "Never Again."