The Attack on the USS Liberty
[back] False flags

[Zionist false flag.  The USS Liberty was set up by the U.S. government to be sunk by the Israeli military so that they could blame it on Egypt.]

See: Qana massacre Deir Yassin


USS Liberty Cover Up

[vid] USS Liberty Cover Up - Full Movie- The Loss Of Liberty

[vid] Phil Tourney USS Liberty Survivor (1 of 3)
[vid] USS Liberty Memorial (2 of 3) Phil Tourney Survivor
Phil Tourney USS Liberty Survivor (3 of 3)

[vid] Israel's Assault on the USS Liberty (1 of 2) with James Ennis
Israels Assault on the USS Liberty (2 of 2) with James Ennis 

[2012 Jan] EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Survivor of Israeli Attack Reveals Secrets of 1967 High Seas Massacre  “The USS Liberty was set up by the U.S. government to be sunk by the Israeli military so that they could blame it on Egypt. After this attack, two American aircrafts were launched carrying nuclear-tipped missiles in order to bomb Cairo. That city was within three minutes of being obliterated. Without a doubt, it would have started WWIII.”.....“If the truth ever came out,” Tourney began, “it would change history and how people felt about the Israeli state. If the mainstream media devoted an entire week of stories to the USS Liberty and exactly what happened, the American people would be up in arms, begging for blood. Even though I’ve been accused of being an anti-Semite for trying to tell the truth, everyone should remember one important point—USS Liberty crewmembers didn’t murder anyone. The state of Israel did. The truth will change history.”  When asked to elaborate, Tourney said: “Things would change drastically in regard to Zionism. There would no longer be any money, aid or weaponry being sent to Israel. If people were interested enough to study this subject, they’d find out further that Adm. [Thomas] Moorer and Capt. Ward Boston wrote scathing articles to the Navy Board of Inquiry saying its report [on the Liberty] was a complete lie and sham.”
        Tourney added that “Israel ruined many lives that day—not only survivors, but families that lost loved ones, too. Many of the wounded have long since died, taken their own lives, been thrown in prison or are messed up in the head.”....“It’s like parents hiring a hit man to kill you,” he added. “Then they go to the prison and spring your killer. That’s exactly what the U.S. government did to us. When they put a gun to our heads, they put a gun to everyone’s head.”
 ....“Defense Secretary Robert McNamara contacted the Saratoga and recalled the fighters, telling them not to aid our ship,” he said. “But, showing true courage, Tully re-launched the jets, without authorization . . . After the second set of fighter jets were dispatched, the president of the United States—Lyndon Johnson—personally recalled them,” said Tourney.  Tourney says Johnson told Tully: “I don’t give a [expletive] if that ship goes to the bottom and every sailor is lost. We will not embarrass our ally, Israel.”.......“The only message we’d sent from the makeshift wire that had been strung was: ‘Attacked by unmarked aircraft’,” he added. “We never initially identified the attackers. So how did LBJ know Israel was behind the assault?”
......“McCainand his admiral father covered up the USS Liberty attack on orders that came down from the highest corridors of the U.S. government,” Morris said. Liberty survivor Tourney agrees. “McCain has been part of the cover-up and knew exactly what happened to us,” Tourney said. “This fact has been documented since at least 1981. But his reaction leaves a lot to be desired. He claims: ‘It was a tragic mistake. Forget it. Get over it. Israel paid reparations.’ . . . McCain won’t tell people that most of the crewmen only received $200 or $250 in compensation.”

[2011 Aug] Hotel Boycott of Israel Demanded: Veterans Demand Redress, Apology from Delegation On June 8, 1967, land and sea military forces of the State of Israel attacked a clearly identified and flagged American ship, the USS Liberty, in international waters, killing and wounding nearly 200 of 296 on board.  The ship was virtually unarmed, flown over for hours by Israeli patrol planes and, at every moment, flew an American flag.  Lifeboats were strafed (one is kept in Israel even today as a “war souvenir”) and medical corpsman and fire crews were strafed, rocketed and napalmed.  The ship was attacked for hours, their communications jammed.

Declaration of Ward Boston, Jr.,Captain, JAGC, USN (Ret.)

[2007] New revelations in attack on American spy ship

On June 8, 1967, the USS Liberty, a U.S. Navy intelligence ship was attacked by Israeli fighter planes and torbedo boats as it floated in intenational waters 12 miles off the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. 34 US sailors were killed in the attack and 172 were injured. The attack proceeded in broad daylight on clear sunny day as the Liberty displayed the American flag. The attack went on for two hours, according to Admiral Thomas Moorer, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
      On that June day in 1967, the weather was beautiful... Clear and sunny, visibility unlimited... the LIBERTY, an elaborate state-of-the art intelligence gathering platform, was in international waters off the Gaza strip and was flying the Stars and Stripes. Israeli reconnaissance planes flew overhead for hours. Pilots and ship's crew waved to each other. Then, inexplicably, unmarked Israeli aircraft began attacking the ship.
The defenseless LIBERTY radioed for help. Two aircraft carriers in the Med responded by launching fighter aircraft. Unbelievably, they were recalled by the White House. RADM Geis, then commanding the carriers in the Sixth Fleet, called Washington personally to confirm the order. SecDef McNamara came on the line, then President Johnson. Johnson indicated to Geis that the aircraft were to be returned, that he would not have his allies embarrassed, and that he didn't care who was killed or what was done to the ship. Geis, like any good sailor, recalled the aircraft.

The official explanation for the attack is that it was a case of mistaken identity. That explanation is undermined by the following facts:

  • The ship was clearly identified with an American flag.
  • The three Israeli Mirage figher-bombers that attacked the ship were unmarked.
  • The Mirage jets jamed the communication frequencies used by the ship.
  • The jets strafed the ship at close range, where the details of the ship would have been cleary visible to the pilots.
  • The attack included multiple waves of air assaults.
  • The torpedo boats strafed survivors in life boats, an international war crime.
  • The two aircraft sent by the US 6th fleet to defend the Liberty were recalled.
  • The recall order was confirmed by the White House.

While one theory holds that the attack was perpetrated by Israel acting alone, another theory puts responsibility on the Johnson administration.

Israeli Pilot Claims Attack Was Intentional

Fifteen years after the attack an Israeli Pilot who was ordered to participate in the attack came forward, approaching Liberty survivors and former Congressman Paul N. McCloskey. The pilot relates that he identified the ship as American and informed his superiors, but was told to proceed with the attack. When he refused to do so, he was arrested on returning to base. 1  


1. The Assault on the USS Liberty Still Covered Up After 26 Years,, 6/93

Loss Of Liberty. On June 8, 1967, Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats launched a ferocious two-hour attack against the USS Liberty, an American intelligence ship operating in the eastern Mediterranean. Of the 294 men aboard the vessel, 34 were killed and 172 were wounded. For years the survivors kept silent about what happened, under threat by military authorities of severe punishment if they revealed the truth. Now, in this powerful film documentary, USS Liberty survivors speak with moving candor about what really happened. "The Loss of Liberty" includes interviews with high-ranking Israeli military officers. High-ranking American military and civilian officials, including Dean Rusk, former U.S. Secretary of State, and Admiral Thomas Moorer, former Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, provide authoritative analysis. "I have never believed that the attack on the USS Liberty was a case of mistaken identity," Admiral Moorer has said. "What is so chilling and cold-blooded, of course, is that they [the Israelis] could kill as many Americans as they did in confidence that Washington would cooperate in quelling any public outcry. I have to conclude that it was Israel's intent to sink the Liberty and leave as few survivors as possible." "Israel's premeditated, sneak attack, on the USS Liberty was a direct attack on America," says Phillip Tourney, a crewman wounded in the attack. Awarded the Bronze Star for his heroism under fire, he is president of the USS Liberty Veterans Association. "The disgraceful refusal of unpatriotic American governmental officials of dubious allegiance to defend America and come to the aid of brave Americans under attack can only be characterized as treasonous," he says. "The Loss of Liberty" tells the shocking, long-suppressed truth about the treacherous assault, and tears to shreds the shameful official story that the attack was a case of mistaken identity

Assault on the Liberty - The True Story of the Israeli Attack on an American Intelligence Ship, by James M. Ennes, Jr.