Holocaust memorials continue to proliferate in small towns

Jun 12, 2013 Read more: The Times of Israel 12
Instead, the gatherers stood silently, symbolic shovels in hand, on the immaculate lawn where the privately funded $400,000 monument will soon rise. Read more
Precious Resources

El Paso, TX

#1 Jun 12, 2013
I'm an American. Korea & Vietnam Vet. Silver Star & Purple Heart. I'm looking forward to and I will attend a tribute and a memorial to the thousands of Palestinians killed, murdered and displaced by the very same Jews who scream "Never Again" & "Never Forget" - every chance they get. It's their screaming and their using the Holocaust as an excuse to commit their own atrocities that pisses me off. The double standard is almost Republican in magnitude!
JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#2 Jun 12, 2013
You sir,whomever you are, need to verify your claims of being a Vietnam and Korean war veteran and the recipient of the Purple Heart and Silver star before I will ever believe you.

Any tribute to the Palestinians cannot be done as they have failed to work honestly to become a peaceful people. Hezbollah and Hamas are all terrorists. There is no honor among them. Al Fatah is the only organization within the Palestinian people who turned from violence to peace. They are the ones who have tried to make peace with Israel.
Come up for Air

El Paso, TX

#3 Jun 12, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
You sir,whomever you are, need to verify your claims of being a Vietnam and Korean war veteran and the recipient of the Purple Heart and Silver star before I will ever believe you.
Any tribute to the Palestinians cannot be done as they have failed to work honestly to become a peaceful people. Hezbollah and Hamas are all terrorists. There is no honor among them. Al Fatah is the only organization within the Palestinian people who turned from violence to peace. They are the ones who have tried to make peace with Israel.
It's always a treat when JW Butt Head or "whomever you are" successfully pulls his head past his sphincter and comes up for air. JW Butt Head is the last person a palestinian in general, and a veteran in particular has to verify anything to. Numerous Israeli atrocities are well documented even by your favorite network faux news. You can verify this JWBH!- Oh I forgot the USNR!- your proud duty on the garbage barge will NEVER be forgotten by a grateful nation!
JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#4 Jun 12, 2013
Come up for Air wrote:
<quoted text>It's always a treat when JW Butt Head or "whomever you are" successfully pulls his head past his sphincter and comes up for air. JW Butt Head is the last person a palestinian in general, and a veteran in particular has to verify anything to. Numerous Israeli atrocities are well documented even by your favorite network faux news. You can verify this JWBH!- Oh I forgot the USNR!- your proud duty on the garbage barge will NEVER be forgotten by a grateful nation!
Stick it up your asss and spin. He is claiming honor and valor without providing proof.

As to the Palestinians, clearly 1/3 may be honorable but the other 2/3 are terrorists and label not only the the United States but the United Nations. The deaths served to the Palestinian in Gaza and in Lebanon are a result of terrorist attacks since Israel attained freedom and state hood. If they stop all attacks on Israel then Israel will stop all attacks on them. See it is very simple. Play nice or die.
Lawnmowermaster

Oceanside, CA

#5 Jun 12, 2013
Precious Resources wrote:
I'm an American. Korea & Vietnam Vet. Silver Star & Purple Heart. I'm looking forward to and I will attend a tribute and a memorial to the thousands of Palestinians killed, murdered and displaced by the very same Jews who scream "Never Again" & "Never Forget" - every chance they get. It's their screaming and their using the Holocaust as an excuse to commit their own atrocities that pisses me off. The double standard is almost Republican in magnitude!
You violated a Federal Law.
Lawnmowermaster

Oceanside, CA

#6 Jun 12, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
<quoted text>Stick it up your asss and spin. He is claiming honor and valor without providing proof.
As to the Palestinians, clearly 1/3 may be honorable but the other 2/3 are terrorists and label not only the the United States but the United Nations. The deaths served to the Palestinian in Gaza and in Lebanon are a result of terrorist attacks since Israel attained freedom and state hood. If they stop all attacks on Israel then Israel will stop all attacks on them. See it is very simple. Play nice or die.
I plan on reporting the fool as a violation of the Stolen Valor. Hopefully, law enforcement will take action against the fool for claiming medals of valor. This just might turn the table on the moron.
Come up for Air

El Paso, TX

#7 Jun 12, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
<quoted text>Stick it up your asss and spin. He is claiming honor and valor without providing proof.
As to the Palestinians, clearly 1/3 may be honorable but the other 2/3 are terrorists and label not only the the United States but the United Nations. The deaths served to the Palestinian in Gaza and in Lebanon are a result of terrorist attacks since Israel attained freedom and state hood. If they stop all attacks on Israel then Israel will stop all attacks on them. See it is very simple. Play nice or die.
It's always a treat when JW Butt Head or "whomever you are" successfully pulls his head past his sphincter and comes up for air. JW Butt Head is the last person a palestinian in general, and a veteran in particular has to verify anything to. Numerous Israeli atrocities are well documented even by your favorite network faux news. You can verify this JWBH!- Oh I forgot the USNR!- your proud duty on the garbage barge will NEVER be forgotten by a grateful nation!
Dean Wheeler

El Paso, TX

#8 Jun 13, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
<quoted text>Stick it up your asss and spin. He is claiming honor and valor without providing proof.
As to the Palestinians, clearly 1/3 may be honorable but the other 2/3 are terrorists and label not only the the United States but the United Nations. The deaths served to the Palestinian in Gaza and in Lebanon are a result of terrorist attacks since Israel attained freedom and state hood. If they stop all attacks on Israel then Israel will stop all attacks on them. See it is very simple. Play nice or die.
Back when I served in the military, men were men and we didn't have all the nonsense we see today. Ever since the President insisted on letting in all the ho-mos, everything has gone to hell in a handbasket. In my day, a man went to the head to do his business and that was that. Today you have all sorts of nonsense going on in there.
Frank Gray

El Paso, TX

#9 Jun 13, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
You sir,whomever you are, need to verify your claims of being a Vietnam and Korean war veteran and the recipient of the Purple Heart and Silver star before I will ever believe you.
Any tribute to the Palestinians cannot be done as they have failed to work honestly to become a peaceful people. Hezbollah and Hamas are all terrorists. There is no honor among them. Al Fatah is the only organization within the Palestinian people who turned from violence to peace. They are the ones who have tried to make peace with Israel.
I am an Army man but even I have heard of the USS Liberty. As a Navy veteran, you should be outraged that the Israelis destroyed our ship and the lives of so many men. Anyone who thinks that was an accident also thinks that Elvis is still alive.
1776 Defender

Ankeny, IA

#10 Jun 14, 2013
Enough of the Jews!!! They are just another failed state in the middle east. Jew/Arab fcuk 'em all.
1776 Defender

Ankeny, IA

#11 Jun 14, 2013
Frank Gray wrote:
<quoted text>
I am an Army man but even I have heard of the USS Liberty. As a Navy veteran, you should be outraged that the Israelis destroyed our ship and the lives of so many men. Anyone who thinks that was an accident also thinks that Elvis is still alive.
The jewish lobby should be outlawed, along with all other foreign lobbies.... Why should a non-American have a say in OUR government.
JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#12 Jun 14, 2013
Frank Gray wrote:
<quoted text>
I am an Army man but even I have heard of the USS Liberty. As a Navy veteran, you should be outraged that the Israelis destroyed our ship and the lives of so many men. Anyone who thinks that was an accident also thinks that Elvis is still alive.
Frank I know of the USS Liberty and agree that it was no accident as the defense minister of Israel said at the time but also remember who the president was at the time.

'The USS Liberty': America's Most Shameful Secret

by Eric S. Margolis

NEW YORK – On the fourth day of the 1967 Arab Israeli War, the intelligence ship 'USS Liberty' was steaming slowly in international waters, 14 miles off the Sinai Peninsula. Israeli armored forces were racing deep into Sinai in hot pursuit of the retreating Egyptian army.

'Liberty,' a World War II freighter, had been converted into an intelligence vessel by the top-secret US National Security Agency, and packed with the latest signals and electronic interception equipment. The ship bristled with antennas and electronic 'ears' including TRSSCOMM, a system that delivered real-time intercepts to Washington by bouncing a stream of microwaves off the moon.

'Liberty' had been rushed to Sinai to monitor communications of the belligerents in the Third Arab Israeli War: Israel and her foes, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan.

At 0800 hrs, 8 June, 1967, eight Israeli recon flights flew over 'Liberty,' which was flying a large American flag. At 1400 hrs, waves of low-flying Israeli Mystere and Mirage-III fighter-bombers repeatedly attacked the American vessel with rockets, napalm, and cannon. The air attacks lasted 20 minutes, concentrating on the ship's electronic antennas and dishes. The 'Liberty' was left afire, listing sharply. Eight of her crew lay dead, a hundred seriously wounded, including the captain, Commander William McGonagle.

At 1424 hrs, three Israeli torpedo boats attacked, raking the burning 'Liberty' with 20mm and 40mm shells. At 1431hrs an Israeli torpedo hit the 'Liberty' midship, precisely where the signals intelligence systems were located. Twenty-five more Americans died.

Israeli gunboats circled the wounded 'Liberty,' firing at crewmen trying to fight the fires. At 1515, the crew were ordered to abandon ship. The Israeli warships closed and poured machine gun fire into the crowded life rafts, sinking two. As American sailors were being massacred in cold blood, a rescue mission by US Sixth Fleet carrier aircraft was mysteriously aborted on orders from the White House.

An hour after the attack, Israeli warships and planes returned. Commander McGonagle gave the order.'prepare to repel borders.' But the Israelis, probably fearful of intervention by the US Sixth Fleet, departed.'Liberty' was left shattered but still defiant, her flag flying.

The Israeli attacks killed 34 US seamen and wounded 171 out of a crew of 297, the worst loss of American naval personnel from hostile action since World War II.

Less than an hour after the attack, Israel told Washington its forces had committed a 'tragic error.' Later, Israel claimed it had mistaken 'Liberty' for an ancient Egyptian horse transport. US Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, and Joint Chiefs of Staff head, Admiral Thomas Moorer, insisted the Israeli attack was deliberate and designed to sink 'Liberty.' So did three CIA reports; one asserted Israel's Defense Minister, Gen. Moshe Dayan, had personally ordered the attack.

The Johnson administration allowed this to continue without response as it did not do later in the same year when the USS Pueblo was taken by the North Korean Navy. Hate your enemy and allow your friends to "Make Mistakes".

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