Russian Forest City boss’ close ties with Israeli murderers of 34 USS Liberty soldiers

CLEVELAND, OH – Three months after the March 1967 date the Plain Dealer was purchased by Russian alien Solomon Isadore Neuhaus, the Russians who’d immigrated from Russia to Palestine in 1947 sent warplanes and gunboats manned by members of the Isreael Defense Forces to slaughter U.S. sailors aboard the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967.  The date was five years before this writer enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1972 and served at the CIA’s Air America headquarters at Udorn Royal Thai AFB in Thailand during the Fall of  Saigon between 1974 and 1975. 

Israelis were called “Soviets” by U.S. politicians in 1967 when the Israeli Defense Forces (DF) attacked the USS Liberty and killed U.S. sailors to trick our side into warring for them against the Egyptians during their Six Day War.

The murderous attack was orchestrated by Russian aliens in Palestine led by Yitzhak Rabin.  In his government were officials Menachim Begin, Ariel Sharon and Golda Meir.  The goal of the attack was to trick the U.S. government into bombing Egypt on its behalf during the 6 Day War that year. 

In its “Sam Miller obituary” the Plain Dealer shared the “fair use” pictures displayed in this story of Forest City Enterprises’ late Russian American president with Begin, Sharon and Meir.  The fair use pictures depict an extremely cozy relationship between Miller and the three Soviet leaders who’d “Hebracized” their names to sound more Hebrew.  Miller had enlisted in the U.S. Navy 25 years before the vicious attack.  It’s not certain if the fair use pictures of Miller with the leaders of the USA’s terrorist attackers are before or after his fellow U.S. soldiers were killed.

34 U.S. sailors died from their bloody two-hour enemy attack against a so-called “ally.”  171 U.S. sailors were wounded.  The Soviets intentionally jammed the USS Liberty’s radio signal so U.S citizens serving aboard the vessel could not call for help.  The Soviet’s intent – while Lyndon Johnson served as President of the United States – was for all aboard the USS Liberty to die.  There was no mistaking the ship’s flag and “American” markings.

Soviet Prime Minister Golda Mabovitch was born in Kiev under the Russian Empire in 1898 and immigrated to the United States as a child where she learned this nation’s customs and was educated. She renounced her USA citizenship in 1921 and relocated to Palestine 26 years before Josef Stalin sent more Soviets to live there as his “promised land” for them. He’d also designated a part of California as another Soviet promised land.   According to the Chronology of Golda Meir maintained by Denver State University, she had by then Hebracized her Russian married name of “Mierson” to “Mier” and was a member of the Knesset. The name-changing was an idea promoted by the nation’s leaders that their last names should sound Hebrew instead of Eastern European. She was also around for the Lavonne Affair of 1954 when the Soviets sought to convince President Dwight Eisenhower to attack Egypt for them the first time.

It was the second time since the Lavonne Affair of 1954 that the Russians or “Soviets” Josef Stalin sent to Palestine sought to trick the U.S. government into attacking Egyptians.  

Sixth Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral William Martin, in a message to Naval crewmen at the time, was direct and simple.

“You are authorized to use force including destruction as necessary to control the situation. Do not use more force than required, do not pursue any unit towards land for reprisal purposes.  Purpose of counterattack is to protect Liberty only,” Martin ordered U.S. sailors after the attack.

U.S. Department of State records identify Meir in a June 13, 1967 report to President Johnson from Special Assistant “Rostow” about the USS Liberty’s destruction on June 8.  Rostow reported that she was with Yitzhak Rabin when he learned of the slaughter. Rabin nearly fainted.   Had Johnson not contained Vice Admiral Martin’s “wrath” there would not have been a story about a Soviet apology on the Plain Dealer’s Russian owners front page the next day.

The Neuhaus-owned Plain Dealer carried a front page story about “Israel’s” apology and not the IDF’s vicious slaughter of U.S. soldiers aboard the USS Liberty in 1967.  Vice Admiral Martin knew it was a lie that every IDF soldier claimed no U.S. flag flew on the ship while every U.S. soldier knew it did.

Russian American Sam Miller (Minkin) is shown placing a pin on the lapel of one of his comrades, Soviet Prime Minister Menachim Begin. Comrade Begin immigrated to Palestine from Russia or the Poland that was once Russian territory. His original name is Mieczysław Biegun in Polish. In Russian it’s Менахем Вольфович Бегин Menakhem Volfovich Begin. The Soviets who lead Palestine have a custom of “adopting” Hebrew names. Begin is known for being a guerilla fighter against other Soviets and a mass murderer of Palestinians after he made piece with Egypt. Miller’s interactions with foreign leaders who’d proven themselves to be an enemy twice with attacks on U.S. citizens was never raised as an editorial issue by the Russian owners of the Plain Dealer (AdvanceOhio) who also fraternized with them. This fair use image was published on the website owned by the Newhouse’s AdvanceOhio marketing website called

There were no photographs of the wrecked USS Liberty shared with the Plain Dealer’s “American” readers here in Northeast Ohio.  The USS Liberty story died … here.  Most NE Ohioans have no knowledge of the incident.  The Plain Dealer replaced the USS Liberty story in 1968 with stories of U.S soldiers killing unarmed men, women and children in Vietnam to turn us against our own.

In the aftermath of his death in 2018, the question raised by pictures of the Russian American Miller with three Soviet political or military leaders around the time of the USS Liberty is what role, if any, did he play here or there when it happened?

Miller was born in 1921 and joined the U.S. Navy in 1942.  The USS Liberty was commissioned in May 1945.  This was before Josef Stalin sent Russians to the British Mandate in Palestine in 1947.  It was called Stalin’s promised land in Palestine.   

The Plain Dealer’s Russian owners welcomed Brig. Gen. Shaul Rosolio to Cleveland instead of calling for his arrest. Rosolio created a training program for the Soviet police who were being armed to control Palestine. Rosolio’s police training has made its way to U.S. shores. The newspaper’s editors also welcomed terrorist and mass murderer Menachim Begin. Had Russian owners not purchased the Plain Dealer in 1967 the editorial coverage of the USS Liberty and the visits by Rosolio and Begin would have been covered differently.

The Wikipedia biography created for Miller reveals he was working for a Jewish state between 1940 and 1950 even before he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942.  Published reports claim he believed Stalin’s alleged slaughter of Russian Jews would not have happened if they had a place of their own to exist.   

Americans think of German Jews as Adolf Hitler’s holocaust victims and have historically confused them with the Ashkenazi Jews of Russia.  Less than 40,000 German Jews escaped. There are about 5.2 million Russians living in the USA.  Approximately 52,000 per U.S. state.  

Miller embraced the Soviet occupation of Palestine.  He also raised and sent money to support the growth of a Soviet-controlled government in the Middle East. 

Doing so, however, put Cleveland’s Russian American business executive in conflict with federal laws that would have made him an unregistered agent of the Soviet government in Palestine.  A search of the U.S. Department of Justice’s website reveals Miller never registered as a foreign Soviet agent despite his known financial support and fraternization with a foreign government whose soldiers attacked us; and who the CIA has described as this nation’s #1 spy threat. 

Less than three years after the IDF’s slaughter of U.S. sailors, Cleveland’s Russian community welcomed Menachim Begin here for an event in 1970.  Instead of facing “editorial villification” with calls for his arrest in orchestrating the slaughter of U.S. citizens; the Russians who owned the Plain Dealer announced the “Expo Israel” meeting he attended at Fairmount Temple between March 21 – 25, 1970 as a “headliner” speaker.

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