The “Hidden Day” Israel Deliberately Attacked American Ship, Killing
October 10, 2007 by John Allen
For 40 years, intelligence analysts have kept this knowledge secret, a testament to our country’s widespread fear of the Israel lobby.
By Ray McGovern
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee brags that it is the most influential foreign policy lobbying organization on Capitol Hill, and it has demonstrated that time and again, and not only on Capitol Hill.
Nowhere is the lobby’s power more clearly demonstrated than in its ability to suppress the awful truth that on June 8, 1967, during the Six Day War:
Israel deliberately attacked the intelligence collection ship USS Liberty, in full awareness it was a U.S. Navy ship, and did its best to sink it and leave no survivors;
The Israelis would have succeeded had they not broken off the attack upon learning, from an intercepted message, that the commander of the U.S. 6th Fleet had launched carrier fighters to the scene; and
By that time, 34 of the Liberty’s crew had been killed and over 170 wounded…