On June 8th, 1967 Isreal attacked the USS Liberty which was patrolling in international waters of the Mediterranean sea! The attack killed and wounded over 200 American citizens.
Isreal is involved in Six-Day wars with its neighbors, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan and in the middle of the bloody war, Israel started an unprovoked attack on a clearly marked American Intelligence gathering ship.
In this edition of StandUp Historian, I told the story of the attack on the USS Liberty and the coverup that followed. This must be amongst the most unknown historical events of the United States and for reasons I have mentioned in this podcast, justice was never served for the victims of the USS Liberty.
This is the story of lies, deceptions, and coverup and I’ll tell you some of the explanations offered by observers over the past five decades.