Assault on the Liberty: The True Story of the Attack by Israel For shipment anywhere else in the world, please email [email protected] for details. You may also. : ASSAULT ON THE LIBERTY: pp Illus “The true story of the Israeli attack on an American intelligence ship.” Presentation copy signed by “a. This fifth edition of Assault on the Liberty should be read by all James M. Ennes , Jr. .. deck, to the room I now shared with Jim O’Connor.

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The aircraft approaching Liberty were recalled to the Saratoga. United States Naval Institute. Well researched and sourced. No one was found.

Geoff German rated it liked it Jul 12, He writes, “Israel clearly did not want the U. It presages all kinds of awful things in the Mideast. My assumption was that it was likely to open fire at me and nevertheless I slowed down and I looked and there was positively fhe flag. Attacks on United States Navy ships during peacetime.

Assault On The Liberty

Write a book on our beloved “ally” deliberately and repeatedly attacking a US Navy technic Public persons are free to assail and insult every nation in the world — including their own United States — except Israel. The telegrams were sent out June 9, the day before the Navy Court of Inquiry convened. So although it doesn’t flow as well as books written by professional historians, it’s very interesting and well-documented.

The Anti-Defamation League supports Cristol’s opinion:. By the time we get to it we will be on some other subject.

Shortly before the Liberty ‘ s identity was confirmed, the Saratoga launched eight aircraft armed with conventional weapons towards Liberty. Although America could not send conventionally armed jets, reports still come in that four jet bombers were catapulted from the carrier America with nuclear bombs aboard.

Ambassador to Israel, Barbour, had reported on the day of the Liberty attack that he “would not be surprised” by an Israeli attack on Syria, and the IDF Intelligence chief told a White House aide then in Israel that “there still remained the Syria problem and perhaps it would be necessary to give Syria a blow.


No student of American history, Naval history, or American foreign policy should miss this book. The CIA Memoranda consist of two documents: The subsequent attack by the torpedo boats, substantially after the vessel was or should have been identified by Israeli military forces, manifests the same reckless disregard for human life.

Retrieved from ” https: Each evening, after hearing testimony all day, we often spoke our private thoughts concerning what we had seen and heard.

However, one of the airborne platforms, a U. Retrieved 29 November Kevin Scantlan rated it really liked it Jun 30, Nadir rated it it was amazing May 22, According to John Loftus and Mark Aarons in their book, The Secret War Against the JewsLiberty was attacked because the Israelis knew that the ship’s mission was to monitor radio signals from Israeli troops and pass troop movement information to the Egyptians.

Lists with This Book. Also, Kidd knew him as a man of integrity. McGonagle testified at the naval court of inquiry that during “the latter moments of the air attack, it was noted that three high speed boats were approaching the ship from the northeast on a relative bearing of approximately [degrees] at a distance of about 15 [nautical] miles. Archived from the original on 21 August It’s clear from the author — who was a senior US Naval officer on the boat — that the attack came from Israel.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Testimony contains, as an aside matter during hearings concerning a foreign aid authorization bill, questions and statements from several senators and responses from then Secretary of DefenseRobert McNamaraabout the Liberty attack.

Vietnam War era —, citation for Captain William L. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. The Joint Chief of Staff’s Report contains findings of fact related only to communication system failures associated with the Liberty attack.

Much of the ship’s superstructure caught fire. Through diplomatic channels we refused to accept their explanations. Moorerformer Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a critic of the official United States Government version of events, chaired a non-governmental investigation into the attack on the Liberty in In the historical report, it was acknowledged that IDF naval headquarters knew at least three hours before the attack that the ship was “an electromagnetic audio-surveillance ship of the Enns.


A very interesting tale from the 60’s that makes you scratch your head in wonder. Immediately after the exchange, at 1: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Archived 13 July at the Wayback Machine. During the early part of the air attack and before the torpedo boats were adsault, Liberty sent a distress message that was received by Sixth Fleet aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. This book reads like a novel.

Secretary of State at the time of the incident, wrote:. The torpedo boats then closed in and strafed the ship’s hull with assult cannons and machine guns. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I recall Admiral Kidd repeatedly referring to the Israeli forces responsible for the attack as ‘murderous bastards’.

Lenczowski notes that while the Israeli decision to “attack and destroy” the ship “may appear puzzling”, the explanation seems to be found in Liberty ‘ s nature and its task to monitor communications on both sides in the war zone.

USS Liberty incident – Wikipedia

Jaes guessed that the ship was American. Chesapeake — Leopard affair Little Belt affair. On 10 OctoberThe Jerusalem Post ran an interview with Yiftah Spectorone of the pilots who participated in the attack, [99] and thought to be the lead pilot of the first wave of aircraft.

The Liberty Incident Revealed: Especially for the time.