ISRAEL'S GIFT TO AMERICA
By Rev. Ted Pike
19 Dec 07
In this season of giving, know that since 1949 we Americans
have annually given Israel massive financial aid, now totaling $108
billion. Interest of $60 billion is also borne by American citizens
on money we borrowed to give Israel .
In 1967, the government of Israel took an unforeseen opportunity
to repay the American people for our generosity. Their novel
actions are recounted by Phil Tourney, a seaman on the U.S.S.
[On June 8], 1967 I was a 20 year old 3rd class petty officer in
damage control at the time of this sneak attack from our so-called
ally, Israel. We were identified as American and friendly many hours
before the slaughter began at 2:00 P.M.
The Israeli jet aircraft were ruthless and stubborn in their attempt
to sink and murder all hands aboard. They hit every antennae on our
ship, no accident for sure. The Israeli reconnaissance aircraft took
pictures of our ship in the morning hours, nothing was missed. The
attacking aircraft dropped napalm on the bridge of our ship to burn
Soon after the jets were done with us we see 3 motor torpedo boats
approaching our ship at a high rate of speed. We then learned who
our attackers were.
We saw 3 flags marked with the Star of David. We were in shock
because the Israelis were supposed to be our allies! We had had no
idea who was attacking us until then. The attacking jet aircraft
were unmarked. The torpedo boats maneuvered themselves into a torpedo
launch attitude, now come the 5 to 6 torpedoes. The captain was doing
his best to maneuver the ship to avoid sudden death. The torpedoes
whizzed by our ship, forward and aft with 1 hitting its mark, almost
dead mid-ships, blowing to bits 25 American heroes who stood their
ground below the water line and accepted their fate, doing their
duty for the United States Government.
The torpedo gunboats were not even close to being done with us.
The torpedo gunmen shot at our fire fighters and stretcher bearers,
anything that moved. They were shooting at our water line to blow
up the boilers inside and finish the job of sinking us.
The captain had given the order to abandon ship, as it appeared
we were about to roll over. There were 3 life rafts left that were
floatable. We put them over the side so we could put our most severely
wounded in them to try to save their lives. The torpedo gunmen would
have none of that and blew 2 of them out of the water. They took
the 3rd raft aboard their boat, seeing it as an obvious trophy for
all their hard work. The torpedo gunmen continued their assault until
I guess they ran out of ammunition. They circled the ship and left.
Old Glory was still on her mast, 7’ x 13’ holiday colors.
We thought the attack was over. Two Israeli helicopters approached
our ship with armed gunmen at the ready to finish us off. They were
there a short time and left in the same direction they came. We had
no idea why they didn’t shoot at us. We wondered if they
were finally done with their murderous carnage on a virtually unarmed
ship which only had 4 50 caliber machine guns that had been taken
out by the jets on the first pass when the attack began.
Little did the crew know that Terry Halbardier, an ET, got off
an SOS from an antennae that was not hit by the Israeli heat seeking
missiles because it was taken off line due to a malfunction before
the attack. The SOS he sent stated we were under attack by unknown
jet aircraft. This message was sent out within 15 minutes of the
attack and was picked up by the USS SARATOGA and the USS AMERICA.
Captain Tully of the USS SARATOGA sent ready aircraft to our aid
only to have them recalled. The USS AMERICA also sent rescue aircraft
to come to our aid. These life saving planes were recalled not
once but twice. These orders came straight from the White House,
first from Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and then from President
Johnson himself. Johnson said he was not about to attack our “ally”,
Israel . How did he know who was attacking our ship when we didn’t
even know? Help did not arrive until 18 hours later when the American
rescue aircraft could have been there in 15 to 20 minutes driving
off the torpedo boats and saving precious American lives.
What remained was a ship with a 40 x 40 foot torpedo hole in her
side, 821+ canon and rocket holes, thousands of rounds of fifty caliber
armor piercing bullets and napalm that had been burning up our ship.
Thirty four American souls were murdered, 173 were wounded, which
constituted attempted murder, out of a crew of 294. Two thirds of
the crew had been murdered or wounded.
Israel and our government, in this 2 hour attack, had come up
with a plan to sink our ship, blame it on Egypt and bring the U.S.
into the Six Day War. If this so called accident was so cut and
dry, why were all records sealed tighter than Fort Knox ? Israel
got by with cold-blooded murder and other war crimes and it’s only a matter
of time until they do it again, perhaps on a ship off the coast of
Iran . Israel controls America ’s fate and our elected officials
bow to their every whim.
I love my country and will not stand by and let this continue.
While there is time, we must do what we can to save our sinking ship
of state. In many ways, America today is the USS Liberty after that
2 hour attack taking place 40 years ago. We are badly hit and stand
the chance of sinking into the abyss with everyone being lost forever
unless something is done immediately. Write your president and congressmen
and let them know you know what is going on and you will not fight
anymore for Israel . Israel has 300 nukes, so let them take care
of themselves. There is nothing, neither in the Middle East nor elsewhere,
that is worth one more drop of precious American blood. 1
Tourney’s account causes us to ask: What more evidence do
we need that the government of Israel has never shared our values
and is not really grateful to us? Israel was founded primarily
by Marxists and terrorists who valued America only because of what
they could get out of us monetarily or militarily – nothing
Israel has repeatedly inveigled America into mid-East conflict
to her benefit. Sometimes she was unsuccessful, as in the U.S.S.
Liberty attack, and sometimes spectacularly successful, as in Afghanistan
and Iraq . With our navy anchored in the Persian Gulf , anticipating
another war for Israel , it is well to remember that, while Christian
America has unflagging support for Israel , our “ally in the
war on terror” has no genuine love for us. If they had,
they would not have rained terror on 294 American seamen on June
8, 1967 .
As she bristles with over 200 nuclear warheads, let’s hope
Israel does not go ballistic next time she decides to “repay” America
for a century of kindness.
1. Tourney, Phillip. "Treason on the High Seas." <http://ussliberty.wordpress.com/2007/12/09/%E2%80%9Ctreason-on-the-high-seas%E2%80%9D/>
U.S.S. Liberty Veterans Association is offering $10,000 to anyone
who can disprove the accounts by Tourney and many other survivors
of the attack. No pro-Zionists have accepted the challenge.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
Let the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith teach you how they
have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
Learn how ADL took away free speech in Canada and wants to steal
it now in the U.S. Congress. Watch Rev. Ted Pike's Hate
Laws: Making Criminals of Christians at video.google.com. Purchase
this gripping documentary to show at church. Order online at www.truthtellers.org for
$24.90, DVD or VHS, by calling 503-853-3688, or at the address below.
TALK SHOW HOSTS: Interview Rev. Ted Pike on this
topic. Call (503) 631-3808.
National Prayer Network, P.O. Box 828, Clackamas,