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The Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel's Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship

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The definitive account of the infamous 1967 attack on the USS Liberty by Israeli forces and the continuing controversy over what really happened.

• Notorious incident: In 1967, Israeli fighter jets and torpedo boats attacked the spy ship uSS Liberty in international waters during the Six-Day War. Thirty-four sailors were killed and more than 170 wounded, many critically in
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ebook, 384 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2009)
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Christopher
Apr 04, 2010 Christopher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read for every American.

This book is a very even-handed presentation of the acts of war committed by the State of Israel against the United States.

The covered-up events that transpired have gone down the collective memory-hole but a simple reading of the facts exposes Israel's duplicity.

Nowadays, most people in the US considers Israel an "ally" or a "friend" of the US though they can not really point to any specific examples.

The USS Liberty is a clear example of why Israel is NOT a friend
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Ernest Spoon
Apr 01, 2014 Ernest Spoon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If any other nation besides Israel would have carried out this unprovoked attack, any US president would be justified in ordering a retaliatory strike. But since it was Israel the reasons for the unprovoked attack remain known only to the members of the IDF air force and navy, who executed the actual attack, and the executive level officers who ordered it.
Fredrick Danysh
Just a few months before the North Korean capture of the US spy ship Pueblo, the Israelies the spy ship USS Liberty killing and wounding over a hundred Americans. They claim that it was a mistake but the US government never investigates scuttling the ship to prevent media coverage. A vast coverup ensues.
Steve Wilson
Aug 19, 2012 Steve Wilson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In 1967, the U.S. Navy vessel Liberty was attacked by Israel. James Scott, the son of one of the ship's officers, offers a detailed account of the event and the investigation that followed. A compelling read into a tragedy between allies. Well written.
Jon
Aug 01, 2011 Jon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
really interesting book
Stephen Boiko
Jul 09, 2014 Stephen Boiko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
James Scott's father served on the USS Liberty during the attack. Many still unanswered questions! Was it sanctioned? If so by whom? Israel knows! We should stop all aid to Israel until they answer.
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James Scott is an award-winning writer and former reporter and investigative journalist with the Charleston, S.C., Post and Courier. Scott has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq and tsunami-devastated Indonesia as well as worked in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a recipient of the McClatchy Company President’s Award and was named the 2003 Journalist of the Year by the South Carolina Press Association ...more
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