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USS Liberty: Why Investigate the Attack on a US Navy Ship

The Arab Daily News
14 Nov 2019, 04:37 GMT+10

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Writer, blogger at USS Liberty VeteransJoe Meadors grew up in Saudi Arabia and spent 22 years living in the Kingdom.

He was aboard the USS Liberty when the ship was attacked by the Israeli Defense Forces in 1967 and has been in the forefront of the effort to ensure the US government finally investigates the attack.He also participated in Freedom Flotilla I in 2010 whose goal was to break the blockade of Gaza only to be brutally attacked by the IDF who killed 9 human rights activists on the MV Mavi Marmara.

The death of one American citizen on the Mavi Marmara elicited nary a peep of outrage or condemnation from the State Department.This follows the outrageous precedent the State Department initiated when 34 Americans were killed on the USS Liberty which was followed by silence from the State Department.Meadors is an eye-witness to and a victim of this policy.

Meadors has also participated in Freedom Flotillas II, III and IV in the effort to break the immoral blockade of Gaza.

His background gives him a unique perspective as an American citizen when it comes to issues involving the Middle East.

He will be sharing that perspective in his articles for The Arab Daily News.

He can be reached at MeLatest posts by Joe Meadors (see all) - November 5, 2019 Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk Insults USS Liberty Survivors; His Audience Agrees - October 29, 2019 USS Liberty Survivor Ron Trader.Rest in Peace Shipmate - October 25, 2019

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