We thank Marine Corp veteran, Bryce Lockwood, for talking to us after the film about how he survived the attack on the USS Liberty, and what he had learned afterwards. Why did Israel and the United States conspire to cover up an attack that had killed so many Americans? What part did the 1967 war in the Middle East have to do with this secret mission?
Perhaps we will never know. As Bryce said, U.S. veterans know best how little to trust what our government tells us about war.
We had a small group, about 25 people. But the question and answer session at the end was detailed and interesting. Bryce had driven all the way from Missouri to speak at the event. Waging peace is a labor of love, and especially so for war veterans.
Friday, February 8, 7:30-9:30 PM at the Mountain View Studio, 20 Mountainview Ave., Woodstock. Film Showing: “Dead in the Water” plus special guest, Navy veteran Bryce Lockwood, a survivor of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed thirty-four American servicemen and wounded over 170 during the Six-Day War. Suggested donation $10 at the door (nobody turned away). Sponsored by: Middle East Crisis Response mideastcrisis.org, Hudson Valley BDS hudsonvalleybds.org, Jewish Voice for Peace-HV hudsonvalley@JVP.org, Veterans For Peace, and Women in Black - New Paltz. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 845 876-7906