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American Treachery in the Attack on the USS Liberty Much Deeper Than Previously Thought

 
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For those who follow the intrigues and explosive events surrounding the relationship between America and Israel over the last 4 decades it is easy to “get into a rut” so to speak and blame every single catastrophic event solely on the treachery of Israel. The tragedy though (and certainly the part hardest to swallow by patriotic Americans who would just as soon take their own lives as betray their fellow countrymen) is that there have been and are players on the American side of the equation whose hands are just as dirty as those of their Israeli counterparts. Whether it was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassination of JFK, the bombing of the Twin Towers in 1993, the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in 1995 or the events taking place on 9/11, the fact is that the only way these could have taken place is if elements within the US government infrastructure cooperated with the planning, execution and subsequent dissemination of propaganda in the aftermath of these operations.

Now, a new and terrible tale has surfaced indicating yet again that elements of the US government were involved at the highest level in even more criminal acts against the very same American people whom she is charged with protecting. The case in question involves the June 8th, 1967 attack on the USS Liberty by the air and naval forces of the state of Israel during the height of the Arab-Israeli War that led to the deaths of 34 American servicemen. Long-believed that players within the Johnson administration simply assisted in the cover-up of the attack so as “not to embarrass” America’s greatest ally, Israel, it now it appears that American political, intelligence and military persons played a key role in setting up the Liberty for the purpose of igniting WWIII in what was code-named “Operation Cyanide”.

It was a heady time, to be sure. The US and the USSR were neck-deep in what was called the Cold War and by all appearances it seemed that a shooting match between the two superpowers was an inevitability. The reader should keep in mind that this was only a few short years after the Cuban Missile Crisis and a time when America seemed unable to stop the spread of communism in Asia and other parts of the world. In the Middle East, states such as Egypt, with dynamic, fiery and recalcitrant leaders such as Nasser were forming strong bonds with the Soviets for military and economic aid. Using the same rational that led to America inserting herself militarily into areas such as Korea and Vietnam, it was believed that if not stopped the Soviets would entrench themselves in the Middle East to the point that America’s access to the oil of that region would be directly jeopardized and that, just as the communists had predicted decades before, the West would be conquered “without a shot being fired”.

It has long been assumed that Israel’s deliberate attack on the USS Liberty was just another of her made-to-order false flag operations done simply for the purpose of dragging an unwilling America into a Middle East war on the side of the Jewish state. However, new information uncovered by former BBC investigative journalist Peter Hounam reveals that America–and more specifically the administration of Lyndon Johnson–was not as much the unsuspecting victim in all of this that she has claimed these last 40 years. Based on relatively new evidence, the attack on the Liberty was actually part of a much larger plan and that the Liberty incident was just one domino in a series of them that had as the ultimate goal a real-live shooting war between the US and the USSR. Had the Liberty been sunk with no witnesses as planned, the world would be a much different place now as a result, and certainly not for the better.

In short, what was planned for that awful day in American history was that the a defenseless, unarmed American ship sailing in international waters off the coast of Egypt be sunk to the bottom of the Mediterranean and that the Soviets and their Arab allies (in particular Egypt) would be blamed for the event. As with the sinking of the USS Maine nearly 70 years earlier, the cry would be “Remember the USS Liberty” and America’s “justifiable” response to such a horrendous act would be the launching of nuclear weapons against Egypt, the USSR’s ally. Working in tandem with the US would be allies such as Israel, Great Britain and, interestingly, Australia.The end result would be a Middle East free of any Soviet presence, leaving America and her ally Israel in possession of Arab oil for the foreseeable future and in a better position to dictate terms to the communists.

In the minds of powerful men such as these–men who sit in comfortable offices and expensive chairs and who do not have to answer to anyone for their actions, the rationale for such an act is simple–better that 300 men die in the service of their country than that the ‘free world’ fall into the clutches of Soviet communism. What prevented all of this from taking place was that–simply by the grace of God–the Liberty did not sink and the world was spared, at least temporarily.

Of course there is no official confirmation of Operation Cyanide. In fact there is no mention of it at all. In various interviews that have been conducted over the years, individuals from Secretary of Defense McNamara to Dean Rusk to Richard Helms to Mossad spy chief Rafael Eitan have demonstrated great intellectual and verbal energy for men their age when discussing various items but who then clam up instantaneously when Operation Cyanide is mentioned as if they were witnesses to a Mafia hit and feared for their lives.

Nevertheless the smaller players who were involved at that time have a different tale to tell, and piecing together all the small parts that they individually bring to the table fleshes out a picture that, although not crystal clear, is clear enough to suggest that America was involved in the murder of 34 of her young men on June 8th 1967 in a much deeper fashion than previously thought. For the sake of those men who died that day and for those who survived the attack physically but who have endured the assault of lies that has been waged against them these last 40 years, the truth concerning what took place that day must be told. In the opinion of many, the Liberty incident may very well hold the key to freeing America from the bondage she suffers under men such as those who have murdered–not only her people, but as well her political system.

Beginning in June, AFP will begin running a series of exclusive articles going into deeper detail the mechanics of “Operation Cyanide” with an individual who worked in US Intelligence circles and has first-hand knowledge of the events that took place before, during and after June 8th 1967. What he has to say has never before been published.

Mark Glenn–Correspondent, American Free Press Newspaper

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My thinking: It's all theatrics Left-Right Paradigm.

Soviet V.S. (Israeli-Enforcer-Controllers) of U.S. with the Rothschild International Bankers pulling the strings. secrets

If only one side was controlled, (u.s.) then the other side would spill the beans, overturn the apple cart,
throw the truth out into the open for the world to see,
a hero nation, back up by facts, then engage it's deadly resources to the one and only cause.....macgun
after all, there is 250 years of documentation behind the
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"The first president to sell Israel weapons, Johnson was surrounded by many Jewish friends and advisers, including his National Security Council adviser, Walt Rostow. Rostow's brother was Undersecretary of State Gene Rostow. As Israel slaughtered Egyptian troops during the first day of war Gene had exulted that it was a "turkey shoot." U.N.

Ambassador Arthur Goldberg openly embraced Zionism, and special presidential adviser McGeorge Bundy was a strong supporter of Israel.

The day following the Liberty attack Bundy sent a memorandum urging Johnson to make a speech in support of Israel. He suggested the president should "emphasize that this task to secure a strong Israel and a stable Middle East is in the first instance a task for the nations in the area. This is good LBJ doctrine and good Israeli doctrine, and therefore a good doctrine to get out in public."
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"Never before in the history of the United States Navy has a Navy Board of Inquiry ignored the testimony of American military eyewitnesses and taken, on faith, the word of their attackers.
-- Captain Richard F. Kiepfer, Medical Corps, US Navy (retired), USS Liberty Survivor


"The evidence was clear. Both Admiral Kidd and I believed with certainty that this attack...was a deliberate effort to sink an American ship and murder its entire crew.... It was our shared belief. . .that the attack. . .could not possibly have been an accident.... I am certain that the Israeli pilots [and] their superiors. . .were well aware that the ship was American."
-- Captain Ward Boston, JAGC, US Navy (retired), senior legal counsel to the US Navy Court of Inquiry


Of four former NSA/CIA seniors with inside knowledge, none was aware of any agency official who dissented from the position that the attack was deliberate
-- David Walsh, writing in Naval Institute Proceedings
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"The first president to sell Israel weapons, Johnson was surrounded by many Jewish friends and advisers, including his National Security Council adviser, Walt Rostow. Rostow's brother was Undersecretary of State Gene Rostow. As Israel slaughtered Egyptian troops during the first day of war Gene had exulted that it was a "turkey shoot." U.N.

Ambassador Arthur Goldberg openly embraced Zionism, and special presidential adviser McGeorge Bundy was a strong supporter of Israel.

The day following the Liberty attack Bundy sent a memorandum urging Johnson to make a speech in support of Israel. He suggested the president should "emphasize that this task to secure a strong Israel and a stable Middle East is in the first instance a task for the nations in the area. This is good LBJ doctrine and good Israeli doctrine, and therefore a good doctrine to get out in public."
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Ya'all may wish to check out this webpage
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"Peter Hounam reveals that the attack was part of a clandestine plan between the US and Israel known as "Operation Cyanide," designed to ensure victory for Israel in the Middle East. By blaming the attack on the Arab world, retaliation on a grand scale would be justified.

A massive cover-up has endured to this day -- the attack on the "Liberty" remains the only maritime incident that has not been investigated by Congress."

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thank you for the link.
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Navy Captain, Other Officials Call For Investigation
Of Israel's Attack On USS Liberty


by Delinda C. Hanley

Nearly every former senior government and military official who has examined Israel's 1967 attack on the USS Liberty agrees it was deliberate. Now, thanks to the publication of Judge A. Jay Cristol's book, The Liberty Incident: the 1967 Attack on a U.S. Navy Spy Ship, they are going public. Cristol's book tour included a December 2002 presentation at the Naval Historical Center in Washington, DC, where he touted his version of the attack which, based primarily on Israeli sources, he says was unintentional. Ironically, it looks like what actually was unintentional is that Cristol's efforts to quell the debate have had exactly the opposite effect.

Reading reports of Cristol's whitewash of the devastating attack, which killed 34 American crewmen and wounded 172 others, was the last straw for Captain Ward Boston, senior legal counsel for the Navy's Court of Inquiry. Commander-in-Chief Naval Forces Europe, Boston and the late Rear Admiral Isaac "Ike" Kidd were given just one week by Admiral John McCain (father of Sen. John McCain) to investigate the attack and gather testimony from survivors still on board the crippled ship. Captain Boston asked each witness to tell his story for a court stenographer.

"There is no question in my mind that those goddamned bastards tried to kill everyone on board," Boston told the Washington Report. "I was the counsel. I put witnesses on. I talked to kids never exposed to combat who'd seen their friend's head blown off. Kids who were crying as they told me what they'd gone through. Those boys who had their heads blown away were not out fighting [the Israelis]. They were sunbathing. They weren't even given a chance to get to their machine guns."

Boston also watched the bodies of the dead carried out of the hold, and saw boys throw up as they retrieved body parts and mopped up after the shelling and torpedo attack. He recalled seeing the shot-up U.S. flags that had clearly marked the ship as an American vessel. Boston flatly dismisses the claims of Cristol and Israel that Israeli fighter pilots mistook the electronically advanced spy ship, complete with an 18-foot-wide satellite dish, a microwave dish, and antennae, for the El Quseir, a 1920s-era Egyptian horse transport ship.

The Navy captain heard survivors' testimonies that the Israelis even shot up the Liberty's lifeboats after they were lowered into the waters to save the crew. That testimony was excised from the official record at some point after it left Boston's hands. (The tattered rafts now are proudly displayed in an Israeli museum.) Boston recalls shaking hands with Liberty skipper Commander William McGonagle, who had a big hole in his leg. "He thanked me later for that handshake," Boston recalled, "because it made some shrapnel pop out of his hand."

"Those boys who had their heads blown away weren't even given a chance to get to their machine guns."

When Boston suggested going to Tel Aviv to have the Israelis tell their side of the story, he was told, "You can't do it. Come on home and present the evidence you have."

Armed with a gun to protect the evidence, which he had attached to himself with handcuffs, Admiral Kidd, along with Captain Boston took the records to London. As the week allotted for gathering testimony came to an end, the team gathered 20 people to type up the report, which ended up being three inches thick. After all the evidence painstakingly collected was turned over to the U.S. Embassy there, the report may have been altered. "I made lots of corrections which are no longer in the report," Captain Boston told the Washington Report. "There are even pages missing."

A U.S. Embassy official in London told Kidd that he and his men must keep quiet. Ten days after the attack, the Navy's Court of Inquiry, despite all the evidence to the contrary, somehow exonerated Israel and ruled the attack was a case of mistaken identity. Following the Court proceedings in London, Admiral Kidd returned to Washington, DC and called Boston, with whom he was very close. "We have to be quiet," he said. "We can't talk to the media."

"LBJ [President Lyndon B. Johnson] had ordered us to put the lid on it. Don't talk about it," Boston told the Washington Report. "And after 35 years of active duty, when I get an order, even from a yellow-bellied superior, I follow those orders. All this time I've kept quiet until this [explicative deleted, Cristol] book came out."

After years of obeying those orders, Captain Boston broke his silence on June 26, 2002, when he told Marine Corps Times reporter Bryant Jordan the attack was deliberate (see "Israel Attack on USS Liberty ÔNo Accident' Says Helms" published in the Navy Times July 2, 2002).

Boston said he just had to speak out after reading Cristol's claim that Kidd, in interviews conducted in the early 1990s, had said Israel's attack was not intentional. The captain told the Washington Report that he finds it hard to believe Cristol's version of interviews with the now deceased Admiral Kidd, a man Boston greatly admired. "Admiral Kidd called me two hours after an interview with Cristol," Boston related, "and said, ÔI think Cristol's an Israeli agent.'"

According to Boston, both he and Admiral Kidd always believed that, despite the Court's official conclusion, the Israelis knew the ship was American. "I have strong patriotic feelings," he explained. "I believe the CIA slogan, Ôthe truth will out,' and hate the Israeli Mossad's motto: ÔWin By Deception.'"

"Madder Than Hell"

"Cristol now says I recanted my interview with the Navy Times. That makes me madder than hell," Boston said. "I have not recanted one thing. If anything, now I'm going to speak out louder than before and tell people what Admiral Kidd told me. He and I were very close. He said, Ôthose sons of bitches knew what they were doing when they killed innocent sunbathing kids. They tried to sink that ship.'" Cristol may now be kicking himself for waxing so eloquently about Boston's qualifications and skills, and calling him a "man of integrity" on pg. 149 of his book.

Liberty survivor James Ennes, author of the groundbreaking book Assault on the Liberty, also had numerous conversations with Admiral Kidd over the years. Kidd never characterized the attack as an accident. In fact, Ennes says Kidd told him many times, "You are on the right track, Jim. Just keep on probing. Keep on doing what you're doing."

When asked why he thought the U.S. government has covered up the attack for 36 years, Captain Boston replied: "Iraq, Vietnam, the Liberty—it's the same old story. When people are in power they don't want to upset people who may help them get reelected. Maybe people didn't want the world to see that Israelis were slaughtering Egyptian prisoners of war. Maybe Johnson was afraid of upsetting potential voters."

As a captain and staff legal officer in London, retired Admiral Merlin Staring reviewed the Court of Inquiry's report in 1967. Before he could finish, however, the report was taken away. Based on what he read, however, Staring, who later became the Navy's top JAG officer, has said the evidence did not support the "accidental" attack contention.

Last year Richard Helms, CIA director at the time of the attack, agreed that "it was no accident." Helms also told Marine Corps Times correspondent Jordan on May 29, 2002, "I've done all I can. I don't want to spend the rest of my life in court testifying about the incident."

Helms' book, A Look Over My Shoulder, written in collaboration with William Hood, describes the Liberty attack as "one of the most disturbing incidents in the six days [war]…Israeli authorities subsequently apologized for the accident, but few in Washington could believe that the ship had not been identified as an American naval vessel."

Admiral Rufus Taylor, Helms' deputy, told his boss, "To me, the picture thus far presents the distinct possibility that the Israelis knew that Liberty might be their target and attacked anyway..."

A fine article by David Walsh was released in the Naval Institute Proceedings on June 3, 2003, (available on the USNI Web site at < [link to www.usni.org>).] Walsh's well-documented article notes that even Clark Clifford, chairman of President Johnson's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and a great supporter of Israel, called Israeli claims that the attack was accidental "unbelievable." Clifford told the president, "Something had gone terribly wrong and then it had been covered up. I never felt the Israelis had made adequate restitution or explanation for their…unprovoked actions."

U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Walsh's article adds, had said there was "every reason to believe that the USS Liberty was identified, or at least her nationality determined one hour before the attack." Finally, Walsh notes, former NSA and CIA director Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, based on his talks with NSA seniors at the time,"flatly rejected" the Cristol/Israel thesis.

Former Chief of Naval Operations and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Thomas Moorer has been on the record for some time as saying the attack on the Liberty was deliberate. Among those agreeing with him are then-NSA Director Marshall Carter, Carter's deputy, Louis Tordella, NSA "Liberty Incident" analyst Walter Deeley, and Hayden Peake, professor of intelligence history at the Joint Military Intelligence College and a retired CIA officer.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence John Stenbit told an audience at a conference on "Transforming National Security and Protecting the Homeland," held April 15 to 17 in Vienna, VA, that the Israelis had warned the U.S. to move the USS Liberty or they would sink it. His comments appeared in the Israeli daily Jerusalem Post and elicited a letter to the editor in the online section of the magazine. Both the letter and the article have mysteriously vanished from the Web site.

In addition to the many Americans noted above, Israelis and even Russians are adding to the public record on the attack. Nikolay Cherkashin, who has spent years investigating the Liberty tragedy, quoted a recently published Russian translation of Joseph Daichman's History of the Mossad, which states that it was perfectly clear to Israelis that the Liberty was an American ship and that the attack was committed to deprive the U.S. "of its eyes and ears."

Daichman also argues that Israel had every right to attack the American ship. If the Liberty had reported that Israeli troops had moved from the Egyptian borders to the Syrian front, the Soviets, if they were eavesdropping on the U.S., could have warned the Arabs. Eliminating any eyes and ears, Israel was able to attack Syria and capture the Golan Heights.

Daichman also speculates that Israel may have tried to sink the ship and blame Egypt, and thus provoke a lethal U.S. response. That theory is the theme of the documentary "Dead in the Water," nominated for Best Documentary at the Vancouver Film Festival, and the new Operation Cyanide book by Peter Hounam.

Despite overwhelming new testimony, however, Cristol's version of the attack on the Liberty is gaining notoriety. Michael Oren's Six Days of War won an award for best history book at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. According to Ennes, Oren's chapter on the treacherous attack echoes Cristol's version, which Ennes describes as "pure Israeli spin and truth distortion."

That's not surprising, of course, since in his book's acknowledgements Oren thanks the Shalem Center, where he is a senior fellow and "under whose auspices this book was researched and written." The center describes its senior fellows program as "promoting the research and writing of agenda-shaping work." Its journal, Azure, with editorial offices in Jerusalem and Washington, DC, "champions…a strong, free and Jewish State of Israel for the future of the Jewish people."

"Cristol, though discredited at every turn, continues to hawk his book," Ennes says, "arguing endlessly that the attack was a tragic accident and that we who say otherwise are simply either anti-Semites or blinded by blood and what he calls the Ôfog of war.' Cristol will be promoting his book in August and speaking at a large veterans' forum in Pigeon Forge, TN," Ennes told the Washington Report. He added, "Knowing the views of most veterans who know about the Liberty, I cannot imagine that Cristol will be well received."

"Will the Liberty remain a sort of ÔFlying Dutchman,' sailing forever around her poor men's souls?" Walsh concludes his Liberty article by asking. Until a congressional investigation gives survivors the opportunity to tell their stories before they die, and Americans can examine top-secret reports still shrouded in secrecy, the Liberty's ghost will not rest.

Delinda C. Hanley is news editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

Source: [link to www.wrmea.com]


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What I find truly apalling about this article is that they felt the loss of a military spy ship could be used as justification for a nuclear holocaust against Egypt.

Remember that the USA is a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty which is supposed to guarantee that nuclear weapons will not be used against countries that do not have nuclear arms themselves.

No wonder the nuclear club keeps growing. The NPT is a a patent lie.
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