The Attack on the Liberty

The Attack on the Liberty

The Untold Story of Israel's Deadly 1967 Assault on A U.S. Spy Ship

Book - 2009
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The definitive account of the infamous 1967 attack on the USS Liberty by Israeli forces and the continuing controversy over what really happened.

• Notorious incident: In 1967, Israeli fighter jets and torpedo boats attacked the spy ship uSS Liberty in international waters during the Six-Day War. Thirty-four sailors were killed and more than 170 wounded, many critically injured. Israel claimed mistaken identity, which a U.S. naval court of inquiry confirmed, but that explanation is contradicted by the facts of the case.

• Based on new revelations: James Scott has interviewed Liberty survivors, senior u.S. political and intelligence officials, and examined newly declassified documents in Israel and the united States to write this comprehensive, dramatic account. He reveals that officers in Israel's chain of command were aware of the Liberty's identity and shows how events in Vietnam prompted the American government to deemphasize the attack despite widespread disbelief of Israel's story.

• Journalist and son of an attack survivor: Scott's father, John, was an officer and engineer aboard the Liberty who was awarded the Silver Star for helping to save the ship from sinking.

Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2009.
ISBN: 9781416554820
Characteristics: 374 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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SEBoiko
Jul 12, 2014

The facts conflicted with common sense.

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SEBoiko
Jul 12, 2014

Lawmakers failed to appreciate the gravity of the attack.

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SEBoiko
Jul 12, 2014

The investigation seemed engineered to protect Israel,...

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SEBoiko
Jul 12, 2014

One of the reasons Israel is alive is that it strikes quickly, asks questions later.

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StarGladiator
Oct 17, 2013

[Update: First, read what former deputy director of the NSA, Oliver Kirby, had to say:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-liberty_tuesoct02-story.html#page=1
Next, please read Joan Mellen's book, Faustian Bargain for the latest on the false flag attack on the USS Liberty.]
Compare this book to the misleading one by Cristol, "The Liberty Incident Revealed" (wonder if he's related to Bill Cristol?) Amazing how few Americans today are aware of this, that the nation who attacked a US Navy vessel in international waters, and killed many seamen, and wounded others, some quite horribly, was Israel. A most important historical read to understand who the real allies of the US are, and many doubt it is Israel. (John McCain's father was the cover-up specialist on the aftermath of this attack.)

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SEBoiko
Jul 12, 2014

One of their big problems has been to find a way to tell the truth and nothing but the truth without telling the whole truth.

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