Talk:USS Liberty incident

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Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 6 June 2017[edit]

Dear fellow Wikipedia editor!

When I add the image of the Memorial plaque of the Liberty Incident casualties Displayed in the Israeli Naval Museum, I apparently missed the third line of the paragraph above the names of the fallen soldiers. Therefore, I would like to correct my mistake.

The change is minor: instead of ending the paragraph with the words "on a ship", it will now end, as it should, with the words "on the ship "USS Liberty" 8 June 1967". You can see those words in the image yourself, because it`s written in English (and numeric digits).

Note: If you find the word "ship" Unnecessary because it is already included in the "USS" initials, you are free to remove it. The suggested translation is according to the way it appears in Hebrew.


Thank you for your time,
Donatel 09:07, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Following is the proposed change:


A Memorial plaque of the Liberty Incident casualties Displayed in the Israeli Naval Museum by veterans of MTB Squadron. The plaque says (translation):
"We express deep sorrow for the 34 friends who died from our hands, in combat they should not have been involved, on the ship "USS Liberty" 8 June 1967"
- The names of the fallen in the incident -
"May their memory be blessed. The veterans of MTB Squadron."

Donatel 09:07, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

 Donexaosflux Talk 14:37, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Unreliable Source[edit]

Why is John Loftus' and Mark Aarons' book The Secret War Against the Jews tagged as "unreliable source"?

--92.217.168.112 (talk) 17:03, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

I'm just guessing here but perhaps it's because it's a conspiracy theory book. Wikipedia frowns on such works. Jtpaladin (talk) 04:39, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Edits needed: small typo; dead link in footnote[edit]

Under the heading "Aftermath of the attack", at the end of the 3rd paragraph, the description of Phil G. Goulding ends with the phrase "at a time". This should be "at the time".

The footnote (currently [50]) following the same paragraph, "Public Affairs in the USS LIBERTY Incident", includes a dead link (http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/operation_and_plans/USS_Liberty_Pueblo_Stark/607.pdf). It's redirected to http://www.dtic.mil/cdn/404w.html; perhaps a search there can find the missing pdf. Login54321 (talk) 21:00, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

I fixed the typo. I am having trouble getting a working PDF from the Internet Archive, so the dead link still needs fixing. VQuakr (talk) 01:05, 9 June 2017 (UTC)


Comments by a new editor[edit]

This page should note that there is a recording of the Israeli pilots calling the ship "American"

And interviews in which the crew members cite having a flag flying that could be seen for several miles.


Seems like there's nobody here looking to question the word of the culprits Brandamage (talk) 13:11, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

@Brandamage: Do you want it to say something like "The helicopter pilots noticed an American flag flying from the ship almost immediately upon their arrival at the attack site"? Can you point us to the sources? Doug Weller talk 13:31, 20 June 2017 (UTC)