USS Liberty Love Story
The USS Liberty was a converted World War II cargo ship that had been transformed into America’s premier spy-ship by 1967. On the morning of 8 June 1967, the USS Liberty was navigating in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea.
A few hours later, thirty-four Americans were dead and over 170 physically wounded onboard Liberty, which endured over 3,000 machine gun hits, a 40-foot hole in her starboard side from the torpedo explosion, most of her vital equipment was destroyed, a quarter of the ship flooded, and her captain severely wounded.
A few hours after the attack on the USS Liberty, the Israeli government apologized that they had “erroneously attacked” the Liberty but the USA cover-up had already begun.
The survivors post-traumatic stress/PTS has been exacerbated by the ongoing USA government cover-up despite many petitions and persistent pleas from the USS Liberty Veterans Association and grass roots efforts.
This script was made possible due to Co-writer Donald Pageler sharing his life story and 'treatment' for PTS; and Eileen Fleming's twelve years of research, and interviews with many of the few remaining USS Liberty survivors of the Six Day War.
Eileen FlemingWriterThis American and Israel's Nuclear Whistleblower VANUNU
Donald PagelerWriterUSS Liberty survivor of the Six Day War
Producer "We Americans and the USS Liberty"Eileen Fleminghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mahZ2IOXAeo
Project Type:Television Script
Genres:True Story, history, Navy, Marines, Government Coverup, antisemitism, Documentary
Number of Pages:64
Country of Origin:United States
Co-writer Donald Pageler is a USS Liberty survivor of the Six Day War. He is pictured with his with Eva in the "USS Liberty LOVE Story" poster above.
Before the events of 11 Sept. 2001, Eileen Fleming was a comfortably numb Christian. That day was the catalyst that began her research of USA Middle East polices and to journey 8 times throughout Israel beginning in 2005.
In 2007 Fleming began to learn about the USA government cover-up of the attack on the USS Liberty that occured on 8 June 1967 while navigating in international waters during what became known as The Six Day War.
In 2005, Fleming founded WeAreWideAwake.org in response to her first trip to Israel.
In 2012, she ran for US House of Rep. as an independent candidate.
In 2013, Fleming became the first NON-Arab correspondent for USA's TheArabDailyNews:
To commemorate the 50th reunions of the USS Liberty Veterans Eileen Fleming produced "We Americans and the USS Liberty":
Eileen Fleming's books cover political, medical and religious-spiritual topics:
The events of 11 September 2001 was the catalyst for this once upon a time comfortably numb Christian to begin to research USA Middle East policies. In 2007 I met my first USS Liberty survivor of the Six Day War and when he said “It was God that kept the Liberty afloat” I knew I would do more than just listen to him. In 2012 I was an independent candidate for US HOUSE on a platform that included establishing every June 8 to be known as USS Liberty Remembrance Day.