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U.S. Cover-Up of Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty

To his great credit, a four-star admiral, Thomas H. Moorer, went on the record in the military newspaper the Stars and Stripes in 2004, writing that the Israeli military deliberately attacked and tried to kill everyone aboard the American intelligence ship the USS Liberty during the Six-Day War (1967). The war was between Israel and three of its Arab neighbors — Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Admiral Moorer passed away a month after his article was published.

The details revealed in the article of what Israel, and much worse, what our own American government did, is shocking, outrageous, but at the same time, revealing of the arrogance and cold bloodedness found in the highest levels of government.

On June 8, 1967, Israel attacked our proud naval ship -- the USS Liberty -- killing 34 American servicemen and wounding 172. Those men were then betrayed and left to die by our own government.

U.S. military rescue aircraft were recalled -- not once, but twice -- through direct intervention by the Johnson administration. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's cancellation of the Navy's attempt to rescue the Liberty, which I confirmed from the commanders of the aircraft carriers America and Saratoga, was the most disgraceful act I witnessed in my entire military career.

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who knew about the attack while it was going on, prevented American planes from going to the rescue of the Liberty. Rear Admiral Lawrence R. Geis, the Sixth Fleet carrier division commander, who tried twice to send planes to defend the Liberty, was countermanded by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara both times. The second time Geis asked for confirmation. President Johnson came on the line and said that he didn't care who was killed or what was done to the ship, he wasn't going to embarrass his allies by sending in American planes against them.

The American radio technician who connected a call between Geis and McNamara, and monitored it, testified that he heard McNamara say to Geis, who was refusing to obey orders to turn the planes back, that "we are not going to war over a bunch of dead sailors."

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Findings of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty and the Subsequent Cover-Up [USS Liberty]

Navy Memorial Service for Admiral Thomas Moorer [USS Liberty]

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