We Americans and the USS Liberty
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.
The LIBERTY was shot with over 3,000 machine gun hits and the 40-foot hole from a torpedo helped destroy most of her vital equipment as a quarter of the ship flooded.
Her captain and only doctor on board were 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.
This film was shot at the 50th reunion of the survivors by this civilian.
Project Type:Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
Genres:True story, Government coverup, veterans, Navy, Marine, activism, PTS
Runtime:40 minutes 33 seconds
Completion Date:May 18, 2019
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States
Before the events of 11 Sept. 2001, I was a comfortably numb Christian. That day was the catalyst that began my research of USA Middle East polices and in 2007 I began to learn about the USS LIBERTY and the USA government cover-up of the attack on LIBERTY that occured on 8 June 1967 while navigating in international waters during what became known as The Six Day War.
In 2005, I founded WeAreWideAwake.org in response to my first trip to Israel.
In 2006, I produced "30 Minutes with Vanunu"
In 2012, I ran for US House of Rep. as an independent candidate.
In 2013, I became the first NON-Arab correspondent for USA's TheArabDailyNews:
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. In 2017 I produced this film in pursuit of establishing every June 8 to be known as USS Liberty Remembrance Day in the hearts and minds of viewers.