REFUSAL TO INVESTIGATE ISRAEL'S 1967 ATTACK ON USS LIBERTY
ONE LEGISLATOR'S STORY
The Wisconsin state legislator, Marlin Schneider, who authored this article was very naive when he agreed to sponsor a resolution calling for an investigation into the murder of U.S. sailors on orders of the Israeli government. It appears he's had a rude awakening.
He was warned to: "beware of massive political contributions against me and even potential assassination". For further understanding of this statement, read/listen to the BBC broadcast A Lobby to Reacon With. In this audio documentary, leaders of Jewish organizations admit they control elected officials by their numerous political action committees.
". . . and even potential assassination". That statement needs no explanation.
He was "sacked as assistant Democratic leader and removed from a leadership position". Those who don't go along, simply do not get along. In fact, they are punished for not marching in lock-step with the agenda of the 'party'.
The resolution "got held up in the Rules Committee by the Republican majority leader". We see that in essence, there is not a dime's worth of difference in the two major political parties, nor the 'leadership' in both federal and state legislatures.
They "called me an 'anti-Semite' and a 'racist'." Think about that! An elected official whose oath binds him to support and uphold the Constitution is labeled anti-Semitic and racist because he had the audacity to request an investigation into the intentional - intended - sinking of an American ship and the slaughter of all sailors aboard that ship by the Zionist leaders in the Israeli government/military.
Why would this be so? Because those who control the Israeli government are of the same crowd which controls the U.S. Government and the U.S. military as well as the legislative leaders both in the U.S. Congress and the state legislatures. $ $ $
Mr. Schneider said: "It is very hard to deal with this issue because the press will not cover it." To understand why the press will not cover this crime against American sailors, see: Who Rules America? Who Controls the U.S. Media?
Maybe the most puzzling for Mr. Schneider was the fact that even when he "wrote to each and every major veterans organization, including the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars" he did not get "even the courtesy of a response". Why?
The organizations allegedly established by and for military veterans, are in fact organs of the controllers. They have established hundreds, thousands, of organizations in order to control their 'opposition'.
If they establish and control their opposition, naive and trusting people who join their organizations will seldom question the intentions of the founders or leaders. It sounds so good. And they become involved in enough 'look good' causes - albeit harmless to the overall plan of World Dominion - that the members remain deaf, dumb and blind to the underlying purpose of the organization. That is: to make sure nobody forms a real group that would possibly derail the overall plan.
Maybe somebody in Wisconsin should share this information with Mr. Schneider. Is there anything that could be done to open a real investigation? Possibly. If enough people cared enough to become involved. It certainly would not happen at the congressional level. After spending countless hours, watching and taping countless congressional 'hearings', it became absolutely clear that those hearings never do anything, nor go anywhere.
However, what if enough state legislators cared enough to call for an investigation at the state level - and kept their legislative leaders out of it? It would have to be a totally independent investigation, NOT called by the American Legislative Exchange Council, or the National Conference of State Legislators. Here's why.
It would take organization and unceasing caution and vigilance to ensure that the effort was not infiltrated and sabotaged. It could happen, because with God/Creator ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
THAT is indisputable and immutable.
With love -- Jackie --
November 19, 2002
WASHINGTON REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS
January/February 2002-Vol. XXI, No.. 1
REFUSAL TO INVESTIGATE ISRAEL'S 1967 ATTACK ON USS LIBERTY A "NO-BRAINER"
ONE LEGISLATOR'S STORY
"I was (and am) considering leaving the Democratic Party over this issue."
By Marlin Schneider
In the summer of 1998 I received an e-mail from a Wisconsin citizen in Oshkosh who asked all the members of the Wisconsin legislature to see if anyone would introduce a resolution requesting Congress to investigate an attack by the Israelis in 1967 on a ship called the USS LIBERTY.
This seemed to me like a no-brainer that would be supported by Wisconsin veterans wanting to help another group of veterans denied their right to petition their government for a redress of grievances.
I looked into the issue a bit and discovered that, indeed the ship had been attacked, an apology offered, reparations paid - but that the veterans of that ship were still being denied a full-scale congressional investigation, which they believed necessary to finally bring closure to the issue.
The LIBERTY veterans believed that the attack on their ship was deliberate and not friendly fire, and that it had been covered up by the United States Navy and the State Department for years because of reprisals by influential people who would bring down any politician with the audacity to ask questions about the attack.
Some of the people who later talked to me both within and outside our own capitol warned me to beware of massive political contributions against me and even potential assassination.
I laughed that off because I have never been anti-Israel and, in fact, the people who got me to run in 1970 were Jewish constituents whom I admired because in the 1950's they had taken on Sen. Joseph McCarthy right here in central Wisconsin.
Moreover, one of my former assistants was the daughter of a rabbi incarcerated at Buchenwald who now works for a Jewish organization in New York City. I also thought that a lowly state legislator was too small a potato for anyone to care much about.
In my naivete I learned that the only "no-brainer" around here was me.
The resolution was introduced in the 1999-2000 session and sent to our committee on Veterans and Military Affairs. It got a unanimous vote in committee after they heard testimony about the incident. Curiously, however, it suddenly got held up in the Rules Committee by the Republican majority leader.
I had promised the people who had asked me to introduce the legislation that I would make a motion to pull the bill from the Rules Committee if the majority leader wouldn't report it out. Little did I know the trouble this would cause me in the Democratic caucus. My Democratic colleagues became very angry with me for wanting to move this bill, and demanded that I not do so.
In my then-30 years in the Wisconsin Assembly, this was the first time I had heard anyone ask another member to go back on his or her word. I refused. I made the motion on the floor in the spring 2000 session and was soundly defeated by both sides of the aisle.
After the 2000 elections, in a secret Democratic caucus, I was sacked as assistant Democratic leader and removed from a leadership position because I had had the audacity not to back down earlier that year.
Set free from the constraints of "leadership", I introduced the resolution again in the current session. This time, however, I toned down the rhetoric of the resolution to try and satisfy its critics. Alas, even that doesn't satisfy them.
They do not want this matter investigated. They called me ananti-Semite and a racist. I told them that I would not accept that line of bull, and the words we had in caucus were very harsh.
In November, on the floor of the Assembly, after I was once again even more soundly defeated, I told them I was (and am) considering leaving the Democratic Party over this issue. I could not in good faith support a party which cannot see fit to support me.
Even more importantly, however, neither the Democrats nor the Republicans can see fit to provide this group of veterans their just due in seeking their Constitutional right to petition their government for a redress of grievances.
Amid all this rancor I had the most marvelous opportunity last summer to meet with five USS LIBERTY veterans in Grafton, Wisconsin, where a library is named in honor of the ship. I watched as men now in middle age still break down and cry over the events of 34 years ago.
My colleagues told me that we should just forget this because it happened 34 years ago. I replied that I could not recall anyone saying that the Israelis should have just forgotten Adolf Eichmann because World War II had long since been over. To that I received no response.
When I met with the survivors of the attack I told them that, if I had to go down, I could think of no better reason than to go down with the men of the USS LIBERTY. Interestingly, one of those killed on the LIBERTY was from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. One of the boys killed on the USS COLE was from Fond du Lac.
Nobody said we shouldnt have a full investigation of that terrorist act. On the day the Assembly took up the resolution on the LIBERTY we had taken up and passed a resolution on Puerto Rico and had a group of former Marines from Fond du Lac present the colors. We then passed a resolution honoring the members of our Assembly who also are serving or who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Such patriotism does not seem to extend to the veterans of the USS LIBERTY.
It is very hard to deal with this issue because the press will not cover it.
Even when I wrote to each and every major veterans organization, including the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, I did not get even the courtesy of a response.
From Wisconsins congressional delegation I either received State Department drivel, or mostly no response at all. One member did express an interest and I intend to share The History Channels report on the LIBERTY with him.
I received no response when I wrote to the previous Israeli government. When I wrote to Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who hosted a meeting of LIBERTY survivors, and to the majority leader of the Minnesota Senate I likewise was stone-walled, and am still awaiting a response. Maybe Jesse just doesnt correspond with cheeseheads.
I am very angry about this. These were American sailors. They are still loyal to their country. Their country is disloyal to them.
History is replete with examples of cover-ups and scapegoating by those in power. Pearl Harbor, the USS INDIANAPOLIS, the USS IOWA, the USS STARK, the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, the USS PUEBLO - all are examples of scapegoating or flat out cover-up.
The USS LIBERTY is just the worst example. These men and their families deserve as much respect and honor and love as all others who have served our country. Their country - especially those who serve in the Congress of the United States -doesnt have the guts to stand up for them.
These sailors and intelligence officers deserve the love and thanks of man and woman. The summer soldiers and the phony sunshine patriots in legislative bodies from Madison to Washington deserve nothing but contempt for letting them down.
Marlin Schneider is a former assistant Democratic leader of the Wisconsin State Assembly.
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So... You Want
to Go to War? - Introduction
for this school note: Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Think long and hard about whether to send your children off to war. For whom, and what purpose, will you allow your children to spill their blood?