Tags: USS Liberty

DOUBLE STANDARD: The Hill refuses to publish column about USS Liberty

The Hill published a column in favor of ending $300 million in US aid to Palestinians, based on the murder of an American by a Palestinian man unaffiliated with any Palestinian organization. In response, Geoff ONeill submitted a column that suggested suspending $3.8 billion to Israel, based on the Israeli military’s killing of 34 American servicemen. The Hill would not publish that column – but then published a second column by another Israel partisan praising the TFA…

Naval Institute on the USS Liberty: The Spy Ship Left Out in the Cold

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.

The Six Day War and Israeli Lies: What I Saw at the CIA

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…