JEA: Dr. Chuck Baldwin is right on target again. Israel has been occupying much of Palestine for the better part of fifty years. Perhaps it’s high time for politicians in the US to say enough is enough.
Mehdi Hasan had the courage to write what should have been written 50 years ago. Hasan writes, “Fifty years ago, between June 5 and June 10, 1967, Israel invaded and occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights. The Six-Day War, as it would later be dubbed, saw the Jewish David inflict a humiliating defeat on the Arab Goliath, personified perhaps by Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Egypt.
“‘The existence of the Israeli state hung by a thread,’ the country’s prime minister, Levi Eshkol, claimed two days after the war was over, ‘but the hopes of the Arab leaders to annihilate Israel were dashed.’ Genocide, went the argument, had been prevented; another Holocaust of the Jews averted.
“There is, however, a problem with this argument: It is complete fiction, a self-serving fantasy constructed after the event to justify a war of aggression and conquest. Don’t take my word for it: ‘The thesis according to which the danger of genocide hung over us in June 1967, and according to which Israel was fighting for her very physical survival, was nothing but a bluff which was born and bred after the war,’ declared Gen. Matituahu Peled, chief of logistical command during the war and one of 12 members of Israel’s General Staff, in March 1972.
“A year earlier, Mordechai Bentov, a member of the wartime government and one of 37 people to sign Israel’s Declaration of Independence, had made a similar admission. ‘This whole story about the threat of extermination was totally contrived, and then elaborated upon, a posteriori, to justify the annexation of new Arab territories,’ he said in April 1971.
“Even Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, former terrorist and darling of the Israeli far right, conceded in a speech in August 1982 that ‘in June 1967 we had a choice. The Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches did not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us. We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him.’”
And let’s not forget: Israel not only decided to attack Nasser, but it also decided to attack the USS Liberty (with unmarked aircraft), killing 34 American Sailors and Marines—trying to make it look like Egypt attacked our ship, in the hopes that America would jump into the war on Israel’s side.
I am personally convinced that President Lyndon Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara conspired with Israel to carry out this attack—even going so far as ordering U.S. jets that were responding to the Liberty’s distress calls to turn around and leave the ship to sink.
Only an act of God kept that ship afloat. No one was supposed to survive to tell what really happened. But there were survivors. The survivors were ordered to keep silent about the attack, but, thankfully, several brave crew members have spent their lives trying to tell the American people the truth about Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty.
One of those survivors has become a friend of mine—a Christian man who watches my messages at Liberty Fellowship and follows this national column. His name is Ron Kukal. He recently spoke at Liberty Fellowship. More importantly, he co-authored a tell-all book about the attack on the USS Liberty. The book is entitled “Remember The LIBERTY!” And I am proud to be a distributor of this incredible book.
I urge readers to order copies for themselves and for as many friends as they can. Along with the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963, the seizure of the USS Pueblo in 1968, and the 9/11/01 attacks, Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 is one of the most egregious examples of a national cover-up that has ever taken place in this country.