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“Brett Favre here with a shoutout to the Handsome Truth and the GDL boys,” Favre said in the shaky video. “You guys are patriots in my eyes. So keep waking them up and don’t let the small get you down. Keep fighting too and don’t ever forget the USS Liberty and the men and women who died on that day. God bless and take care.”
The video is loaded with coded anti-Semitic language. For example, “small” stands for “small hats,” a slur for yarmulkes.
The USS Liberty is a dog whistle referring to an incident in 1967 where Israeli forces fired on the US spy ship, killing 34 during the Six-Day War. In the aftermath, Israel said that their pilots thought the ship was an Egyptian vessel and apologized — the government eventually paid out $6.7 million in reparations to the survivors and families of the dead. Ever since, there have been unproven conspiracy theories surrounding the circumstances that question whether the attack was intentional. Both Israel and the United States governments have said that it was a case of mistaken identity.