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US: The USS Liberty episode

Tor Guimaraes comments on the attempt to suppress Assault on the Liberty, by James M. Ennes Jr: "This is not the only book blackmailed by our free press. There is a book by a former US Congressman Paul Findley (he was in Congress for 20 years until he started talking), They Dare to Speak Out. It was published, but to get a copy one had to ask the Congressman personally. It is a very factual book about the unbelievable influence of the Israeli lobby. I met Paul Findley, a very personable and intelligent man. He told me that the only reason he was still alive was because he wrote the book so it was too late for him to be silenced permanently. Sounded like we were talking about a banana republic story, but pretty scary for America the beautiful. I have many American Jewish friends and relatives, so I had difficulty believing the story at first. Now this book about the USS Liberty seems to confirm some heavy hands behind the scene".

RH: Paul Findley is a friend of Pete McCloskey. Born in 1921, from 1947 he was a Republican congressman from Illinois, He was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and of several delegations sent abroad. A Phi Beta Kappa, he has received numerous honors. He is the author of several books. His removal from Congress was a great national loss.

Ronald Hilton - 5/3/03