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US Navy's Response to Israel's attack on the USS Liberty

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posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 08:58 PM
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The world and more importantly Israel's “ally” the United States, watched as Egypt, Jordan, and Syria amassed their military ground forces along their respective Israeli borders in preparation for a coordinated attack.

On June 4, 1967, the day before the start of the Six-Day War, Israel asked if the United States had any ships in the region. The U.S. said it did not, and sent a Jewish United States Ambassador, Goldberg to announce in the United Nations that the U.S. had no ships within 350 - 400 miles of the region.

Early in the hours of June 5, 1967, the Israeli Air Force launched a preemptive strike against the airfields of Egypt which had the most advanced aircraft out of the attacking Arab forces. They flew below Egyptian radar detection and wiped out over 300 Egyptian aircraft and 100 Egyptian pilots. They repeated similar attacks in Syria and Jordan later in the same day.

During the attacks the Arab forces that were now scrambling to regroup changing their offensive posture to desperation resulted in their break of protocol and radioing a US naval spy ship for assistance. When Israel intercepted the communication they ultimately found that the previous statement by US Ambassador Goldberg was not only false but was intended to misdirect Israel and the world to the role that the US was playing in the affair.

On June 8, 1967, the Israeli Air Force comprised of two Mirage IIIs, firing cannon and rockets, followed by two Dassault Mysteres carrying napalm began attacking the United States' Navy's most advanced spy ship, the USS LIBERTY. Approximately 20 minutes later 3 Israeli torpedo ships arrived with gun fire and five torpedoes.

The incident was dismissed as an "accident". In November of the very same year, the US Navy began construction on the Swastika shaped naval barracks pictured below located on Coronado Island in San Diego California.

Adam L Tucker
just3ants.com




[edit on 26-6-2008 by AdamLTucker]

[edit on 26-6-2008 by AdamLTucker]




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