Cristol travesty

Mystery Solved

For years, Liberty survivors and researchers have sought to learn why Israeli gun camera photography presented by Thames, Ltd., television and apologist Jay Cristol on the cover of his book is blurry with most details obscured. In fact, typical gun camera photos tend to be quite sharp. Why is this one so blurry, and what is the large white area near the starboard bow? The ship took no large hits in that area, so it cannot be explained as an explosion.

Ken Halliwell has answered the questions. The photo displayed by Cristol and others as "proof that the ship flew no flag" is in fact a doctored view of the ship just as she tied up at the pier at Little Creek, Virginia, in July, 1967, upon her return from repairs in Malta.

A close look at the two photos, with matching points circled by Halliwell, reveals that they are in fact almost the same picture -- but the "gun camera" view has been doctored to hide the flag and other identifying marks. If a viewer will look carefully, the American flag is flying from the stern in both pictures. Flags fly from a Navy ship's stern only in port; the flag flies from the mainmast at sea. This is a picture taken in port in July, not taken during the attack as claimed by the Israelis. It cannot possibly be a gun camera photo taken during the attack as the Israelis claim. If you look carefully, identical groups of men can be seen standing in identical places on the ship in both images. The white "splash" on the starboard bow is a doctored image of the tug boat that helped Liberty move to the pier at Little Creek.

Clearly the "gun camera" photos are faked.

Innocent people do not need to fabricate evidence. If this were a criminal trial, these criminals would be in jail.

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Jim Ennes and Joe Meadors

USS Liberty