During the Six Day War, on 8 June 1967, air and naval forces of Israel suddenly attacked the USS Liberty off the Gaza Strip in international waters, killing 34 and wounding 173. Officially this was just a mistake.
Sorry guys. We thought you were Egyptians. We didn't realize the Stars & Stripes is the flag of the USA. But then again, McNamara said it was open season…
This was in fact a deliberate attack by Israel who knew precisely what it was doing. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara aborted an initial rescue of the ship: "Tell the Sixth Fleet to get those aircraft back immediately," he said.
Just as Obomba's highly symbolic first act as Democratic nominee was to genuflect to Aipac, so McNamara and the rest of the Johnson administration had to follow orders from on high, while pretending to serve American interests in the Summer of Love.
National sovereignty is an interesting concept and in reality only one "rules over" http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=sovereign. Size don't mean shit.
Liberty was targeted for destruction 43 years ago and it still is. The ship is sinking. We're surrounded by hostile forces. Our "leaders" don't care because they work for the interest-bearing Serpent ($). Have you noticed?
Mr Ennes is author of http://www.amazon.com/Assault-Liberty-James-Ennes-Jr/dp/0972311602.