In June of 1967, the American spy vessel USS Liberty was viciously attacked by Israeli Mirage fighter jets, helicopter gun ships, and torpedo boats off the coast of the Egyptian Sinai. Additionally, it has also been repeatedly marginalized by the US media as well as stonewalled in regards in to further “official” investigations. However controversial the case may be, it is important to get to the bottom of the story as to, not only what occurred that day the Liberty was attacked but, know the reason(s) as to why it was attacked in the first place.
The USS Liberty was operated by the NSA and was sailing in international waters off the coast of the Egyptian Sinai and the Gaza strip during the “6th Day War”. The sky was perfectly clear, and the ship was also clearly flying a US flag. However, this didn’t stop Israeli fighter jets and helicopters from attempting to sink it with numerous rockets, shells, and even napalm that killed some 34 crewmen and injured around 170 others out of a total crew of 294.
Official accounts of the USS Liberty attack say that it was a horrible accident of “mistaken identity” by the Israelis, and the US generally concurs with this blase assessment. However, what if it not only wasn’t an accident but was intentionally attacked on LBJ’s orders in order to then blame it on Egypt’s then Soviet-leaning Gamel Nasser to justify US involvement in a war with Egypt?
As crazy as this may sound, Judy Morris contends that this is indeed what happened and thankfully was averted, when a clever crewman aboard the Liberty was able to rewire a damaged antennae and call for help in between radio jamming and heavy strafing by Israeli fighters. At one point when the 6th US fleet was finally contacted in a mayday signal by the Liberty during the attack, LBJ overrides the fleet commander’s desire to come the rescue by ordering him to stand down, since, in the words of LBJ, “I don’t want to embarrass our good ally.” Certainly, LBJ wasn’t the least bit adverse to pulling false-flag attacks like the non-existent one in the Gulf of Tonkin.
You may remember how LBJ claimed that the USS Maddox had been torpedoed by the North Vietnamese in international waters leading directly to the “Gulf of Tonkin Resolution” that was used to directly escalate US involvement into a full-blown ground war in Vietnam. Later on, we come to find out that it never even took place as even the History Channel has admitted. This is as good an example as any of the old saying- “Truth is the first casualty of war.” For a lot more on the real story of the USS Liberty attack, be sure to read the article linked below.