On June 9th, 1967, without mercy, a pincer air and sea attack force descended upon an unarmed American naval vessel sailing approximately a dozen miles off of Egypt’s Sinai coast. The name of that vessel was the USS Liberty. Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Israeli assault on the USS Liberty.

The attack occurred during the Six Day War or the 3rd Arab-Israeli war, which was fought between the 5th and 10th of June by Israel and the states of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. The US was formally neutral during this conflict.

If I were a betting man, which I am, I would be willing to bet that you’ve probably never heard anything about this vicious military attack Israel carried out against our nation. Perhaps, you should question why the lying mainstream media hasn’t covered it one bit? Could it be that they would rather have you not know anything about it? The story indeed runs counter to the commonly espoused narrative that Israel is one of our greatest allies.

The Israeli attack on the USS Liberty is among the worst offenses in history against any noncombatant U.S. naval vessel. Unfortunately, the offense remains shrouded in secrecy, and for a good reason. If the American people were to ever find out about what happened on that day, they certainly wouldn’t be willing to give 3.2 billion dollars in aid each year to Israel any longer. Furthermore, Americans might be a little bit more concerned about the number of dual US-Israeli citizens in our congress, mass media and state department.

During the assault which lasted multiple hours, 34 American servicemen were slaughtered, and 173 more were wounded after Israeli torpedo boats and planes pounded the navy intelligence vessel mercilessly. Audio evidence of conversations between Israeli Air Force pilots and their controllers back at base has confirmed without a doubt that Israel knew just sixteen minutes into the attack that the vessel was indeed American. Quite probably, they knew the ship was American before even beginning the attack.

American sailors who attempted to flee the damaged vessel in lifeboats were gunned down by Israeli torpedo boats who circled the area surrounding the Liberty – a war crime as stated in the Geneva convention.

The attack on the USS Liberty represents the single most significant loss of life by the U.S. Intelligence Community and the second deadliest against a U.S. Naval ship since World War II.

So, why did Israel, our supposed ally, do this to us?

Survivors of the attack have long maintained the view that Israel’s primary goal was to wipe out the entire crew and sink the ship as a means of scapegoating blame for the incident onto Egypt, whom they were at war with at the time.

Okay, but why exactly would Israel want its ‘ally’ the U.S. to think that Egypt was responsible for the attack?

The answer is simple and lies in what is known as a ‘false flag’ attack. In attacking the USS Liberty, Israel looked to shift public blame for the incident onto Egypt as a way to provoke President Lyndon Johnson and the U.S. public into declaring war on Israel’s sworn enemy and Egyptian Arab Nationalist, Gamal Abdel Nasser. This was clearly in Israel’s interest.

Following the attack, the Navy Court of Inquiry’s investigation proceedings were held in closed sessions. All survivors who were on board the USS Liberty were given gag orders which forbid them to speak about what they went through on that day.

Retired Admiral Thomas Moorer, a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairpersons, spent a year investigating the ambush as a part of an independently formed panel which was composed of former military officials and US ambassadors. Admiral Moorer described the attack on the USS Liberty and the political response to it as, “one of the classic all-American cover-ups.”

At a news conference, Moorer asked, “Why would our government put Israel’s interests ahead of our own?” Everyone who’s reading this should be pondering the same question.

A former Navy attorney who helped to lead the military investigation of the attack stated that former President Lyndon Johnson along with Robert McNamara, his defense secretary, ordered the that the probe conclude that the event was an accident.

A senior Israeli lead pilot who was ordered to attack the naval vessel held many interviews with former Congressman Paul N. McCloskey where said that he had immediately recognized the Liberty as American and informed headquarters. After being ordered to ignore the American flag and to carry out the attack, he refused and returned to base where he was subsequently arrested. Damning evidence, indeed.

A dual citizen Israeli major who was present in an Israeli war room during the attack said that he heard the pilot’s radio report and that the attacking pilots and those in the war room all knew that they were attacking an American naval vessel. Later the same man recanted his statement after he reportedly received threating phone calls.

An in-depth analysis of the attack which was described as “most detailed and accurate account of the Israeli attack,” was published by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, John Crewsdon in the Chicago Tribune. Just a year later, Crewsdon was fired from the paper after having worked there for 24 years.

Even though Israel apologized for the destructive offensive against the Liberty, it has continuously maintained that misidentification of the ship caused the attack.

Should we believe them?

Well, considering the evidence at hand, wouldn’t it be utterly naïve and silly to do so? With all of this in mind, perhaps it’s time that the US reconsider its cozy relationship with Israel?

To find out more information on the USS Liberty attack, check out “The Day Israel Attacked America,” by award-winning British filmmaker, Richard Belfield.

29 thoughts on “Israel’s False Flag Attack on America”
  1. Thankfully, there are folks who were actually there in 1967 and know the TRUTH.
    1.) The USS Liberty was a ‘secret’ spy ship made by the USA from a salvaged WWII liberty ship.
    2.) It was DISGUISED to have the same profile as known EGYPTIAN freighter, and was not marked as a USA ship. BUT with very recognizable “communication equipment” on its decks.
    3.) Israel had informed and ADVISED the entire world , including the USA, that all ships should NOT enter within 100 miles of the Southern or Eastern MEDITERRAINIEN SEA.
    4.)The entire US Fleet had withdrawn to the Western Med Sea in acknowledgement of the warning.
    5.) On the second day, after Israel had destroyed Egypt’s air power, and was shifting & redeploying its Air Forces to the Syrian area, and certainly didn’t want anyone noticing this pull out, Israel was JUSTIFIED to be “alarmed” that suddenly a “ship” showed up off the GAZA shoreline.
    7.) The Joint ‘cover up’ after this unfortunate incident was a ‘political’ way for everyone to save face.
    8. ) BE REMINDED that the USA’s 1948.BAN on any ‘military aid to Israel’ was still in full force
    9.) THESE “FALSE FLAG” stories have been thoroughly ‘debunked” many times, only Anti-Semites would use this anniversary year to re-kindle the embers.

  2. Nancy Pelosi, what has happened to you? You are blinded by your own ego. You are the shame of the Democratic Party and I, madam, are embarrassed by such tactics. The conservative Democrats of this nation are dismayed by your crase undignified attempts to win over the idiot far leftists. Check yourself.

  3. More FUCKING FAKE NEWS by the liberal idiots who want to turn us against Israel! FUCK YOU ASSHOLE! ISRAEL IS OUR ALLIE AND FRIEND, YOU NAZI!

  4. If you are going to write on this, it is best that you have a clue what you are talking about. First, where are the NSA tapes they declassified, the CIA, NSA, Navy findings? Where are the Joint Chief of Staff reports, the Naval board of inquiry findings, or the US Senate and House investigation along with the special White House inquiry?
    And a Duel American citizen heard the pilots report? Wrong, the NSA tapes are all on record, there is no such report, the IDF were sending ships to pick up survivors to determine who the ship belonged to due to no identifiable flag, but the Liberty crew fired on them.
    The most detailed report on the attack is the official findings, findings by the way that were declassified 3 years ago, findings that John Crewsdon would have never had access to a year after the accident.

    I am not going to rewrite an article for you, but had investigated this, can tell you are wrong on so many areas’s, most found they were when the declassification of the reports came out, the GPS coordinates found the ship had sailed out of international waters into national waters, was attacked after refusing to abide by what Israel was broadcasting on all channels, telling every ship to stay out of the area, it was a active war zone.


    I must ask, do you actually research before you write, and if not, why not?

  5. Accounts I have read of this incident deny the above version. The USS Liberty was in international waters at the time of the incident and was acting as an intelligence ship, monitoring the radio activities of the participants in the Arab-Israeli war. Suddenly, they came under attack from both Israeli motor torpedo boats and aircraft. This, in spite of the Liberty flying a battleship national flag off the stern and in plain sight (an enormous flag). The attackers went after the antenna’s and life saving equipment and severely destroyed both in a several hours long attack. The crew finally got a small contingent to repair an antenna with which they broadcast a plea for help from an American fleet that was in the general area.

    The Fleet Admiral, upon learning of the attack on an unarmed American Navy ship, ordered a counter attack from the planes on his carriers. Launched, they were on the way to intercede on the Liberty’s behalf when one of the officers on the bridge of the Admirals flagship suggested they inform Washington of the counterattack on an American allies boats and planes. The Admiral agreed, the signal was sent and in several minutes an order was received for the Admiral to return his planes to their carriers. Not believing his ears, the Admiral requested clarification and within a very short time, LBJ himself came on the radio and told the Admiral to get his GD planes back on deck, that he wasn’t about to attack an ally and he didn’t give a damn if our ship sank.

    When the affair had concluded, LBJ allegedly gave the Admiral in charge of the Investigatory Board an order that he “would find the cause of the incident to be one of mistaken identity” in spite of the giant flag flying off the stern of the Liberty and the crew, fluent in local languages, affirmed they had heard the Israeli’s talking about the “American” ship. Further findings were based on that order and appropriate cover-ups invented. One classic was that the Israeli’s had confused the Liberty with an Egyptian horse carrier. Take a look at this horse carrier and decide if there is any possibility for this fanciful version. Absolutely absurd!! Had the Israeli’s managed to sink the Liberty, they would no doubt have blamed the horse carrier for sinking her in an effort to get us to intercede on the side of the Israeli’s.

    In brief, the response by LBJ, was that of a traitor and he should have been impeached. Not to be deterred, he later got us into the Viet Nam war with his false, “Tonkin Bay attack on an American ship by the North Vietnamese forces in the area. Yet another instance of the total lack of integrity by a democrat politician particularly in view of the fact there was no attack at all!

    9-11 stands as yet another Israeli false flag attack, designed for us to eliminate an ancient Israeli enemy on our dime and with our blood and, if possible throw in control of some mid Eastern oil for them. If this disengenuous behavior is the mark of an ally, we’d best walk alone.

  6. Why are you sending me this propaganda Americans aren’t stupid they know a wall will help and we need real Imagration reform. Congress quick fighting each other and do something constructive if you do well you will be in the history books as fixing Imagration in our nation

  7. So thankful there are people out there watching for, at best, stupidity based on ignorance, and at worst an antisemitic attitude indeed.

  8. We pay for education and health care for israelis and they help, us by (along with our own CIA) in doing the 911 attacks, Fuck Israel, we been carrying them far to long, We owe them nothing and they would turn on us in a New York second

  9. 1. The Liberty was flying the U.S. flag. 2. It has been speculated that Israel was going to use nuclear bombs and they did not want the U.S. to verify that intent.

  10. I have a personal friend who was aboard the USS Liberty when she was attacked. Tommy Quintero From Kansas City, Mo., was wounded in this attack and he stated Israel knew it was an American ship… and continued to attack after learning it was an American ship. I too was in the Naval Air and was flying out of Kindley AFB at that time. I’m a Conservative and think Israel should have and could have stopped the attack way before it did. I’m pro Israel and do understand it was a mistaken identity by Israel. It still doesn’t take away the pain of so many Navy personnel were killed and injured… friendly fire does happen.

  11. You sir are full of shit. Israel knew full well they were attacking an American ship sailing in international waters. The ship was carrying a large American flag on her mast and the Israeli pilots knew that it was an American vessel. The crew was sunning on the deck of the ship when it came under attack and the sailors were at the mercy of the attacking aircraft and israeli gun boats. Ironic that the very people who went through their ordeal under the NAZI’S were acting like NAZI’S. I support Israel’s right to existence but I don’t support giving foreign aid to Israel until they own up to their attack on the U.S.S. Liberty. Moshe Dayan can be heard on an audio ordering Israeli pilots to sink the ship even after the radioed that it was an American ship.Israel had been warned not to proceed beyond a certain point and they were afraid the U.S. would know they had exceeded the line.

  12. Something I had forgotten was that LBJ was pres and McNamara was sec of def when this happened…. That says a LOT about any hope of ever learning the real truth of what happened! ANYTHING is possible with LBJ! He was a master liar and manipulator almost as bad as Obammer!

  13. This was in a war zone.. 50 years ago folks! If by chance the communication was not clear, it is considered collateral damage!
    I believe we all need to stay home and stay out of other countries affairs… I also believe those who have relocated to a safe haven as a refugee need to return to their home countries and rebuild it!
    Americans are sick and tired of picking up the tab AND being hated after settling someone else’s conflict… just sayin!!

  14. Nobody is more disgusted by the ‘love-fest’ between Trump and Netanyahu than me and no one is more committed to getting the 22 senators up for re-election in 2020 voted out of office. In addition no one is more committed to ensuring a Jew is not voted into the White House in 2020 (so far that would be Bernie Sanders or Howard Schulz). I am not anti-semitic but this country was not founded by Jews or built by Jews. Jews showed up in the 20th century and set out on their path to rape, pillage, and plunder the richest country on the planet. Israel is the cause of virtually all of the problems in the Middle East since 1948. If they expect the US Middle Class and Working Poor taxpayers to provide them protection from every other Middle Eastern country they need to grow the hell up and learn to “Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself”! Americano Jews thinking they can seize control of the United States Treasury by running for senate seats days are over and as God as my witness NO Jew will be in the White House in 2020.

  15. It’s actually very true. Perhaps, you need to read a book or two on it. It would be ill put for you to spit on the graves of the 34 sailors killed in the attack, and all the wounded.

  16. I suppose that I would be an anti-Semite then. Your facts are bullshit, as the ship had an U.S. flag flying from its mast. Witnesses on board the Liberty clearly pointed that out. Plus, the ship was an auxiliary vessel, specifically designed for it its role. It was a sister vessel to the USS Pueblo, which was captured by the North Koreans.

  17. To those of you that stated that either there was mistaken identity, they shouldn’t have been there and brought on themselves, or it never happened, need to read a book or two. I’d have hated to have a relative or good friend that died on that ship and then listen to this bullshit.

  18. Yes it did happen, indeed. Mossad also gave false information about Iraq that led us into that debacle. Our allies?

  19. Yes it did happen, indeed. Mossad also gave false information about Iraq that led us into that debacle. Our allies?

  20. The attack was NO accident we have Israeli radio traffic to confirm, they also did 911and stole our nuclear secrets and are currently transferring all the tech companies rnd depts. to IL.
    Look up “the day liberty died” on YouTube, plenty of interviews with sailors on board. Dont listen to their bought out media!
    Multiple CIA officials: “Israel is our #1 enemy”
    Why have You not heard the truth about this?? Because…
    “Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that. I want to tell you something very clear. Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the ) * w i s h people, control America and the Americans know it”
    –Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, on Oct. 3, 2001, to Shimon Perez as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

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