In a historic move, the American Legion passed a resolution at its national convention on Thurs, Aug 24th calling for the first full U.S. government investigation of Israel’s 1967 attack on the USS Liberty.
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Israeli documents on USS Liberty: ‘Americans have findings showing our pilots were aware the ship was American’
Recently discovered documents from Israeli archives show Israeli leaders were worried that evidence would come out that Israel’s 1967 attack on the USS Liberty was intentional. The documents show Israeli leaders working on a coverup….
Declassified documents and interviews that U.S. leaders, anxious to protect Israel from bad PR, contemplated sinking the ship at sea to prevent reporters from photographing the damage. Israeli diplomats manipulated the media to downplay or kill stories about the attack and even silenced an angry President Lyndon Johnson by threatening to publicly accuse him of “blood libel” or anti-Semitism.
Former CIA officer Melvin Goodman reveals the questionable role played by presidential advisor Walt Rostow, and describes how Israeli leaders lied to the White House about the start of the war, lied to the U.S. ambassador about non-existent Egyptian military movements, and lied to everyone about Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty…