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USS Liberty: Govt. Betrayal & Cover-up Finally Exposed

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Editor's Note:  This article was written by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts in 2008.  It was published in the July 2008 issue of Hustler Magazine, and is based entirely on documented sources and on interviews with the survivors.  Today marks 44 years since this heinous war crime was not only committed but has been covered up -- by all succeeding administrations and mainstream media.  It is a "must read" for those concerned about an attack on America; the needless slaughter of American citizens.

June 8, 1967 -- the fourth day of the Six Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan -- was a beautiful day in the Mediterranean. The USS Liberty was in international waters off the coast of Egypt. Israeli aircraft had flown over the USS Liberty in the morning and had reported that the ship was American. The crew, in close proximity to the war zone, was reassured by the presence of Israeli aircraft. But at 2:00 p.m. sailors sunbathing on the deck saw fighter jets coming at them in attack formation. Red flashes from the wings of the fighters were followed by explosions, blood and death. A beautiful afternoon suddenly became a nightmare. Who was attacking the USS Liberty and why? The attack on the Liberty was an attack on America.

The Liberty was an intelligence ship. Its purpose was to monitor Soviet and Arab communications in order to warn both Israel and Washington should the Soviets enter the war on behalf of its Arab allies. The Liberty was armed only with four machine guns to repel boarders. Its request for a destroyer escort had been denied.

The assault on the Liberty is well documented. With no warning, the Liberty was attacked by successive waves of unmarked jets using cannon, rockets and napalm. The attacking jets jammed all of the US communications frequencies, an indication they knew the Liberty was an American ship.

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Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available here. His latest book,  How America Was Lost, has just been released and can be ordered here.

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It's just like 9-11. Military stand-down. High-lev... by Ernie Messerschmidt on Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011 at 6:37:07 PM
Nothing provocative about that piece. Do we need t... by Donald on Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011 at 6:50:31 PM
Well said Donald. After reviewing the latest econo... by Nancy S on Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011 at 7:12:34 PM
I see this repeat of your 2008 article in a differ... by Hosea McAdoo on Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011 at 8:27:23 PM
Besides, it is foolish to think that the horrend... by Nathan Nahm on Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 12:03:06 PM
This may be old news, but there is no statute of l... by Mac McKinney on Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011 at 9:34:52 PM
Israel has a history of 'bad behavior' and the US ... by Lewis Yang on Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 1:10:12 AM
Google it. It is also called Dispensationalism. It... by Davey Jones on Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 4:55:09 PM
Fine job, fine timing.   Very relevant stor... by Ned Lud on Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 9:36:50 AM
The US has turned its back on other US citizens mu... by Peter Wedlund on Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 1:11:05 PM
Dr. Roberts, No matter what you do and what ... by syed mahdi on Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 3:58:13 PM
You must mean a Mossad Kidon team.  If you've... by Dave Kisor on Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 6:56:41 PM
To hell with the reason why,Israel deliberately at... by GUY P. FRASER on Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 4:39:53 PM
Haven't lost their touch.   You guys rail ... by John Little on Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 8:41:52 PM
Just don't make your pedestal too high, you may ha... by Dave Kisor on Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 7:05:27 PM
I think that compensation from Israel is due our N... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 7:36:29 AM