New revelations in attack on American spy ship
Veterans, documents suggest U.S., Israel didn't tell full story of deadly '67 incident
By John Crewdson | Tribune senior correspondent
October 2, 2007
Their anger has been stoked by the declassification of government documents and the recollections of former military personnel, including some quoted in this article for the first time, which strengthen doubts about the U.S. National Security Agency's position that it never intercepted the communications of the attacking Israeli pilots -- communications, according to those who remember seeing them, that showed the Israelis knew they were attacking an American naval vessel.
Then the jets started shooting at the officers and enlisted men stretched out on the deck for a lunch-hour sun bath. Theodore Arfsten, a quartermaster, remembered watching a Jewish officer cry when he saw the blue Star of David on the planes' fuselages. At first, crew members below decks had no idea whose planes were shooting at their ship.
Thirty-four died that day, including Blue, the only civilian casualty. An additional 171 were wounded in the air and sea assault by Israel, which was about to celebrate an overwhelming victory over the combined armies of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and several other Arab states.
On that infamous day, Israel bombed, strafed, dropped napalm, used torpedeos and machine gunned both the life rafts and the personnel trying to escape the carnage the Israeli's were inflicting on the USS Liberty.
If Israel has no qualms about attacking in a most savage manner, the ship of it's bestest buddy in the world, the USA, just what in the hell do you think they're capable of doing to the indigenous people of Occupied Palestine?
Israel still proclaims the barbaric attack was "accidental." BS. Here's testimony from an Israeli pilot, who was ordered to attack the USS LIberty:
More proof has recently come to light from the Israeli side. A few years after Attack on the Liberty was originally published, Ennes got a call from Evan Toni, an Israeli pilot. Toni told Ennes that he had just read his book and wanted to tell him his story. Toni said that he was the pilot in the first Israeli Mirage fighter to reach the Liberty. He immediately recognized the ship to be a US Navy vessel. He radioed Israeli air command with this information and asked for instructions. Toni said he was ordered to "attack". He refused and flew back to the air base at Ashdod. When he arrived he was summarily arrested for disobeying orders.
Israel can lie all it wants to about the unprovoked attack on the USS LIberty, but a lie is still a lie, 40 years later.
And Israel is supposed to be our only friend in the ME?
Funny, but i can't help but to think that before Israel came into existence, the U.S. had NO enemies in the ME.
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