On June 8, 1967, Israeli forces knowingly attacked an American intelligence ship off the coast of Egypt. Thirty-four Americans were killed.
The Johnson administration responded by rushing to coverup the facts.
James Bamford, author of Body of Secrets, has unearthed massive evidence proving that the Israelis had definitely identified the ship as American before they sought to destroy it.
The fact that many of the files and tapes relating to the attack on the USS Liberty are still kept under wraps illustrates how truth has scant chance in DC – if some major interest group is profiting from official lies.
Ray McGovern had an excellent article on Counterpunch last week on the belated award of a silver star to Terry Halbardier, a Navy seaman who prevented the Israelis from finishing off the USS Liberty and all its crew. Scott Horton of Antiwar.com Radio interviewed McGovern; the MP3 file is here.
Here is a link to a blog I did to a superb Chicago Tribune 2007 expose proving that the U.S. government has long known that its story on the USS Liberty attack is a fraud.
Here is a link to the Anti-Defamation League’s page on the bigots and conspiracy nuts who refuse to accept the Official Story.