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SandyUSA Donating Member (57 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-04 03:46 PM
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54. Eyewitness account from Grace Halsell who worked in LBJ White House
Hi, I am new here, have been reading here for about a week. The Liberty is something I know about. Grace Halsell worked in the White House at the same time as fellow Texan, Bill Moyers. She was an author-journalist who died in 2000. Years ago she was famous for her book "Soul Sister" about when she lived as a black woman after having a dermatologist make her skin dark. She was quite a humanitarian and was in great demand as a speaker around the country. There was no taint on her reputation until she became concerned about the Middle East. She wrote a book called "Journey to Jerusalem" in 1981 that was about her visits and conversations with both Israelis and Palestinians. After that, she was smeared as anti-semitic, and her career was greatly damaged, even though all she had done was portray some Palestinians as people with their own side of the story. I write about her especially fondly because I met her once.

Here is a link to her account of what happened the day The Liberty was attacked:

http://www.wrmea.com/backissues/0693/9306020.htm
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  - Its a hell of a lot more of an ally  mobuto   May-22-04 12:34 PM   #2 
  - Why the assumption that "truth-seekers" are anti-Semitic? Weird. n/t  Just Me   May-22-04 12:38 PM   #3 
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     - Another time! (Please, I beg ya). But...  Snazzy   May-22-04 01:00 PM   #27 
        - Not really  mobuto   May-22-04 01:05 PM   #30 
           - That's the flaw  Snazzy   May-22-04 01:11 PM   #32 
           - The search for the truth......  ParanoidPat   May-22-04 08:13 PM   #59 
  - anti-semitic types?  rchsod   May-22-04 12:59 PM   #26 
  - Or you could use a dictionary  Baltimoreboy   May-23-04 07:20 PM   #80 
  - Some 40 year old 'stories'  lumpy   May-22-04 01:02 PM   #28 
  - Anti- Semitic is the by-word  lumpy   May-22-04 01:07 PM   #31 
  - cept the crew/survivers  bpilgrim   May-22-04 12:38 PM   #4 
  - Their ally status doesn't justify anything  mobuto   May-22-04 12:44 PM   #9 
     - oh  bpilgrim   May-22-04 12:50 PM   #15 
     - My side?  mobuto   May-22-04 12:52 PM   #18 
        - the side of Cicero  bpilgrim   May-22-04 12:54 PM   #20 
           - Yes, all that would imply  mobuto   May-22-04 01:03 PM   #29 
              - the popular view  bpilgrim   May-22-04 01:16 PM   #36 
     - actually, that's true  Brett Stanton   May-22-04 08:26 PM   #60 
  - The Liberty  oneighty   May-22-04 12:43 PM   #7 
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  - The men of the Liberty  leftistagitator   May-22-04 01:50 PM   #41 
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     - Deleted message  Name removed   May-22-04 12:56 PM   #24 
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  - Bingo. Excellent post.  Media_Lies_Daily   May-22-04 03:12 PM   #51 
  - This looks like new evidence to me:  Eloriel   May-22-04 01:54 PM   #42 
  - Sure is...good catch.  Media_Lies_Daily   May-22-04 03:13 PM   #52 
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     - middle man in arms sales.  rebellious woman   May-23-04 04:42 PM   #73 
     - the "relationship"  pacifictiger   May-23-04 05:16 PM   #75 
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  - Even if it were a cover up  BayCityProgressive   May-22-04 01:11 PM   #33 
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     - WW3 ?  lumpy   May-22-04 01:24 PM   #38 
     - I don't get the reasoning...  MsMagnificent   May-22-04 11:49 PM   #71 
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  - Eyewitness account from Grace Halsell who worked in LBJ White House  SandyUSA   May-22-04 03:46 PM   #54 
  - Excellent article.  lumpy   May-22-04 06:11 PM   #56 
  - Welcome to DU SandyUSA  Tinoire   May-22-04 08:56 PM   #63 
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  - thank you for posting the article by  pacifictiger   May-23-04 05:38 PM   #77 
  - Did the Liberty ever try to defend itself?  MsMagnificent   May-22-04 07:48 PM   #58 
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     - Fascinating. Thank you for that! Just read it & book-marked it  Tinoire   May-23-04 04:05 PM   #72 
  - Thank you! n/t  MsMagnificent   May-22-04 10:02 PM   #65 
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