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Lyndon Johnson and the attack on the USS Liberty - June 8, 1967


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There is an extremely important book that came out in 2003 and was published by Vision. It is "Operation Cyanide-Why the Bombing of the USS Liberty Nearly Caused World War III " by Peter Hounam and it is about Israel's attack on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967.

Here is the link: http://www.amazon.co...eration cyanide

Keeping in mind the Machiavellian nature and (lack of character, depravity) of Lyndon Johnson and the mindset of "Operation Northwoods false flag attacks" at high levels in the American defense establishment, one can easily see how it could be Lyndon Johnson who was the party that was really behind the attack on the USS Liberty, not Israel.

Israel was acting as an agent of LBJ in the attack on the USS Liberty.

Would Lyndon Johnson actually order an American ship to be fired on, sunk, and have all 294 American ship members murdered to advance his political and "national security" goals?

Yes, absolutely. Lyndon Johnson had the exact megalomaniacal mindset and depravity of an Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin or Saddam Hussein. I see a consistent line of incredibly malevalent behavior of Lyndon Johnson in the JFK assassination (November 22, 1963), the Gulf of Tonkin incident (August 2, 1964) & the attack on the USS Liberty (June 8, 1967). Not to mention the various murders he had committed down in Texas with his personal hit man Malcolm Wallace.

LBJ was not just "capable" of anything ... he *did* everything.

Lyndon Johnson was very, very, very, very pro-Israel. I put 4 "verys" in there for a reason. LBJ had perhaps a dozen very pro-Zionist and often Jewish advisors around him. LBJ had a very close relationship with Arthur and Matilde Krim, an ultra-Zionist - just one example. There were many others of that pro-Israel mindset around LBJ. Harry McPhearson, a key LBJ advisor, called Lyndon Johnson the most pro-Semite person he had ever met.

Israel knew that it had the best possible friend in the American White House and there is no way she would have done anything to jeopardize that relationship.

That is why I know there is absolutely NO WAY Israel would have intentionally attacked the USS Liberty except for under the explicit orders of the head of the American state, Lyndon Johnson. Israel at that time was winning the Six Day Way going away. It is like being up in a football game 52 to zip in the 4th quarter and then having the winning football team going up in the stands and shooting their favorite fan in the head.

Except in this case, I think Lyndon Johnson was the coach of Israel and not just their best fan.

Here is why I know Lyndon Johnson ordered Israel to attack the USS Liberty and that the goal was to blame it on Egypt and justify the USA entering the Six Day War on the side of Israel so the USA could bomb and take out Nassar of Egypt: the nuclear loaded Strategic Air Wing at Beale Air Force Base in California went on alert between 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 hours BEFORE word supposedly got to Washington, DC that the USS Liberty had been attacked by unknown forces.

Only the orders of the President of the USA could have put that nuclear air unit on high level alert.

Author Peter Hounam's source for that blockbuster piece of information is Jim Nanjo who in 2002 was a (then) age 65 retired Air Force pilot. (I guess he would be age 75 in 2012.)

It was extremely rare for a strategic air wing to go on alert. It is like having a group of cocked and loaded nuclear cannons sitting on the tarmac, engines running, ready to take off and go any where in the world at a second's notice. It is quite a provocation and was only done at at time of extreme national security stress.

Retired pilot and B-52 captian Jim Nanjo says this red alert for his nuclear air unit was occurring between 2 and 4AM Pacific time. Word did not get to Washington, DC of the attack on the USS Liberty until 5:30 AM Pacific time or 8:30 AM Eastern time on the morning of June 8, 1967.

The USS Liberty was attacked at about 7:57 AM Eastern time by Israeli forces and they were doing their very best to sink that ship.

I highly recommend this extremely important book, "Operation Cyanide" by Peter Hounam.

The bottom line is there is absolutely no way Israel, who at the time was winning the Six Day War going away, would have done anything to jeopardize their very special relationship and friendship with the USA and especially with the ultra pro-Israel leader of the American state, Lyndon Johnson.

I think that Lyndon Johnson gave express orders for Israel to attack the USS Liberty and I think that Lyndon Johnson gave express orders for the Strategic Air Command to go on red alert 2 hours before the attack on the USS Liberty.

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So the plan was to use nuclear weapons on Egypt?

The plan was to take out Nasser of Egypt - something that LBJ and his national security advisors wanted greatly. The nuclear weapons could have been used on Nasser or against the Russians if they were to intervene.

Why all this got canceled? There are not enough insane people in the American and Israeli bureaucracies. Word got out that it was Israel bombing an American ship and someone in the State Dept told someone in Israel they had best quit attacking an American ship. A clique at the highest levels in both the USA (Lyndon Johnson) and Israel (certainly Moshe Dyan & answering to LBJ).

It is obvious that this went to the highest levels of America (LBJ) and the highest levels of Israel. They wanted the USS Liberty sunk and all 294 men dead and then a perfect false flag pretext to take out Nasser.

Would LBJ be capable of such Hitlerite actions? Yes absolutely. I really think it was Lyndon Johnson pushing Israel to do this because it was not in Israel's interest to attack and American ship; they were taking massive amounts of risk. The USA and its leader LBJ were already hyper pro-Israel; why would Israel do anything this incredibly stupid (to the 100th power) that would jeapordize that relationship? As it was it blew up in their face.

The key point is this was not Israel's idea; this was Lyndon Johnson's.

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Robert once again shows his predilection for making TEXAS (LBJ) omnipotent. That Israel was not complicit does not necessarily make a native son of Texas (LBJ) complicit by default.

LBJ was not nearly as grandiose as you would have others believe, except in his own mind. Don't get me wrong, LBJ was no saint--far from it--with many ghosts in his closet. But, he is not

the overly dominating father-figure you would have us believe is the master-mind behind the plot.

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Robert once again shows his predilection for making TEXAS (LBJ) omnipotent. That Israel was not complicit does not necessarily make a native son of Texas (LBJ) complicit by default.

LBJ was not nearly as grandiose as you would have others believe, except in his own mind. Don't get me wrong, LBJ was no saint--far from it--with many ghosts in his closet. But, he is not

the overly dominating father-figure you would have us believe is the master-mind behind the plot.

Lyndon Johnson would murder 294 Americans if that gave him an excuse to go to war with Egypt. He was that depraved, diabolical and crazy.

Israel does not have the power to order a nuclear payload loaded strategic air wing to go on red alert in California two to three hours BEFORE the "surprise attack" on the USS Liberty by Israel. That shows American participation at the highest levels, not just foreknowledge of what was about to occur. It has been proven 100 times over that Israel intentional bombed, napalmed, torpedoed and machine gun strafed the USS Liberty (including machine gunning survivor rafts) and they knew it was an American ship.

Israel wanted that American ship sunk in the worst sort of way. But the reality is LBJ wanted the Liberty sunk even more than Israel did.

There is another clue, too, regarding Lyndon Johnson. Whenever a US ship or major asset is militarily attacked it is a huge deal. Flash bulletins are issued and the president is notified of this immediately ... and I mean immediately.LBJ's official schedule shows him being notified one hour and 19 minutes after the attack on the USS Liberty was first learned about in Washington, DC.

That is absurd and I think it is proof that his official schedule for June 8, 1967 has been fabricated. Washington, DC got word of the attack on the USS Liberty at 8:30 AM Eastern. LBJ would have been notified within 5 minutes, perhaps 2-3 minutes, of a flash bulletin of an attack on an American ship, especially if it were in a cinder box region like the Middle East (or Vietnam). The notion that the American president would be notified at 9:49AM (an hour and 18 minutes later) after an attack on an American ship is just ridiculous. The "official story" is that National Security Advisor Walt Rostow notified LBJ of the attack by memo at 9:49 AM.

It is just not believable that Rostow and the JCS would not notify LBJ sooner in such an emergency situation that could potentially involve Egypt or the Russians. The record must have been falsified.

Then there is the issue of the USS Liberty being left to drift for a whopping 17 hours until any American help arrived.

Then there is the fact that American rescue planes were called back within minutes after they were being sent to the Liberty.

This has all the markings of the Head Lunatic in Charge, Lyndon Johnson doing his very best to make sure that the USS Liberty sunk and all 294 Americans on it were dead. To give him a pretext to attack Nassar of Egypt and get rid of him once and for all.

I don't know if there were plans to drop a nuclear payload on Nasser. Maybe those planes on the tarmac with all their nuclear bombs were to be used against Russia if they were to intervene against the Americans in the Mediterrean as we avenged this "Pearl Harbor" attack on our ship by those dastardly Egyptians (being sarcastic here).

Or they might have been intended for Egypt.

The bottom line is that it is just not credible for me to think that Israel would intentionally attack an American ship (when they had already won the Six Day War and with the USA and LBJ being such a close, close ally) without the foreknowledge, participation and approval of Lyndon Johnson. It was probably his lightbulb idea.

I think its reasonable to conclude that Lyndon Johnson was the Mastermind of the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. Afterall, LBJ had been the Mastermind of the JFK Assassination four years before. And he was the "mastermind" of twisting the facts on the Gulf of Tonkin in August, 1964 to get the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution passed to give him carte blanche to wage the Vietnam War.

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Robert,

Thanks for the recommendation. I just read "Operation Cyanide", and I found it to be a very well researched, very even handed book. I had never paid much attention to Israel's attack on the USS Liberty, but there has been a small community of people dedicated to finding out the truth. And given 35 years of dedicated research, and people coming forward to talk, much of the story has come out. There appears to be little doubt that the attack on the USS Liberty was a false flag attack intended to be blamed upon Egypt and to give the US pretext to invade Egypt. The attack was planned by LBJ, his close inner circle and a similar small group of people high up in the Israeli military/government.

U.S. attack planes armed with nuclear weapons were launched from US aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean. There is testimony that they were on their way to nuke Cairo before being recalled. I find the thought that the U.S. would nuke another country for no real reason to be so beyond my estimate of how humans behave that I have a hard time believing it. I think LBJ was a crazed, power hungry, inhuman person, but I still have a hard time thinking he would just nuke Cairo. I don't even really see how he would benefit. But every other aspect of the story seems perfectly plausible, and all people interested in knowing the secret history of the U.S. during the last 500 years should read this book. "Operation Cyanide" is well written, interesting and moves quickly.

Also in the book are interesting stories how U.S. military personnel in unmarked uniforms participated in the hostilities during the 6 day war. LBJ and a small group of U.S. military and intelligence personnel helped Israel plan and conceive the entire war. Even without the USS Liberty incident, these revelations are shocking. U.S. planes may have flown sorties against Egypt on the first day of the war.

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Barry Chamish received an email with some very interesting insights into the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. It was intentional and HAD to have been ordered by Lyndon Johnson and a very small circle of people around him. Chamish even spoke to one of the Israeli pilots who was ordered to attack the USS LIberty, some (not all) of the pilots were dumping their bombs into the water, disobeying the orders that came from above them, because they knew it was obviously an American ship. LBJ wanted that ship sunk - he was even overhead *ordering* the g.d. ship to be sunk. LBJ wanted to murder all 294 people on board; blame it on Egypt and have an excuse for America to bomb, attack and take out Nasser of Egypt, who had drifted into the Soviet camp.

Lyndon Johnson had the mindset and the *behavior* that was the equivalent of an Adolph Hitler or Joseph Stalin. McGeorge Bundy, in fact, compared LBJ to Stalin in later conversations with Arthur Schlesinger.

GIVE US THE USS LIBERTY

by Barry Chamish

In my recent review of Jeff Gates very anti-McCain book, I cited his claim that:

- John McCain's father, led the government commission of inquiry which exonerated Israel for deliberately and with deadly purpose, almost sinking the USS Liberty in 1967.

The issue of the Liberty has deeply poisoned the American relationship with Israel. It is a far greater thorn than Israelis understand because, in fact, Israel did try to kill every sailor on board The Liberty. If I needed persuasion of that, I got it with the correspondence I began with two officers of the Liberty, as well as my personal meetings with British documentary maker, Peter Hounam, who made a highly damning of Israel film of the incident, shown on the BBC.

My conclusion, and it gibed well with Hounam's, was that Israel was creating another Lavon Affair, trying to lure the US into the war against Egypt, as it had done by bombing American targets in Cairo during the mid-50s. But one problem gnawed at me; The Liberty was hit on June 8, when Israel had already as good as won the Six Day War. In short, why bother?

The standard pro-Israel line was taken by the Loftus and Arons book, The Secret War Against The Jews. Within, the authors assert that the Liberty was intercepting Israeli military messages and funneling them to the Syrians. The two Liberty officers I had a dialog with vehemently denied the claim, and frankly, I believed them way more than Loftus and Arons. After all, they were there, while Loftus and Arons collected known public sources into a book filled with no shortage of errors.

That's how things stood until information arrived on the wave of my last article. Admiral McCain was not covering for Israel, he was protecting Pres. Lyndon Johnson, who ordered Israel to attack the Liberty. It all began when my reader, Maria, sent the following internet data:

www.echarcha.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24357

June 8, 1967 during the 6 day war between Israel and the Arab Nations President Lyndon B. Johnson sends the U.S.S liberty to collect electronic intelligence in the eastern Mediterranean. The clearly marked U.S. ship was 14 miles off the coast of Israel in international waters. Israel's aircraft identified the ship as an American vessel and an ally. At 2:00 PM that afternoon the U.S.S. Liberty was attacked by two unmarked Mirage 3 fighter bombers The U.S.S. Liberty was then attacked by three Israeli torpedo boats bearing Israeli flags. The torpedo boats opened fire with high caliber machine guns and launched torpedos. The torpedo boats then began strafing life-rafts in the water, an international war crime. During the attack the U.S.S. Liberty continually called the 6th fleet which was nearby begging for air support. Two groups of fighter aircraft were sent to defend the Liberty but unbelievably they were recalled by the White House. The Admiral in Command of the sixth fleet called Washington to confirm the recall order. Secretary of Defence MacNamara came on the line followed by the president himself who told the Admiral, "I want that G D Ship going to the bottom" Finally after 3 hours into the attack a Russian spy ship appeared so the Israelis withdrew because there were witnesses allowing the Liberty to limp home to safety. Here is what really took place. President Johnson had personal control over the ship, made a backroom deal with Israel to attack it with an order to kill everyone on board. Then the attack was to be blamed on Egypt and U.S. would enter the war and take over the entire Middle East.

If Johnson made Israel do the sinking, Israel is much of the way home to redemption. Cutting to the chase, it wasn't Israel's idea. Israel still did the killing, and muffed the attack with an amateurishshow of its military prowess, but it wasn't the leader of the hit squad. That's far better than being left in the lurch as the mafia's don.

So I spoke with the author and broadcaster Dr. Stan Monteith, (www.radioliberty.com) who has long researched the Liberty attack and boasts a 4 CD set of interviews, including with the seamen and officers of the ship. He was direct: "Of course Johnson gave the order. But he received his orders from higher up."

"So the attack on The Liberty wasn't an Israeli decision?" I asked.

"It was an American action forced on Israel," he answered.

More research was necessary and this led to such an obvious scenario! The Americans sink ships to start wars. The Maine was sunk to get the Spanish American War rolling. The Lusitania and the attacks on the shipyard at Pearl Harbor were caused by provocation and deliberate military neglect, but they got the Americans to stumble awkwardly and reluctantly into two world wars. But Johnson himself was an active proponent of the sink a ship and go to war philosophy:

1964 The Gulf of Tonkin In the summer of 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson needed a pretext to commit the American people to the expanding covert war in south East Asia. So the Gulf of Tonkin incident was staged claiming that Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked a U.S. destroyer off the coast of Vietnam. This staged incident paved the way for 58,000 American deaths and over 1.500.000 Vietnamese.

The reason to sacrifice over 200 American sailors was the American, and actually accurate perception, that Egyptian President, Gamal Abdul Nasser had drifted into the Soviet camp and threatened to make much of the Middle East, Russian clients. As Johnson saw it, Nasser had to go and fast. A pretext for war was all that was necessary. But Israel just couldn't sink The Liberty and screwed up the best laid plans of the whole operation.

Nasser was not ideologically a communist. And America wanted him as an ally so much that the Eisenhower administration abandoned its allies Britain, France and Israel, who won the Sinai War of 1956, but excluded the US from the action and the spoils. It was over a dam that Nasser brought the Soviets to the most powerful country in the Middle East, with much communist mischief to follow. Following the Sinai Campaign, Nasser's grandiosity was so out of touch with reality, that he demanded the Americans build him a huge dam at Aswan and pay for it to boot.

American engineers went to work and foresaw a project that would hold back the Nile's silt, little by little collecting behind the dam, making the dam less efficient until it would serve no purpose at all; meanwhile killing off the small fish of the Nile delta which feed off the silt, ultimately destroying most of the fishlife of the Eastern Mediterranean. Back on land, farmers would be forced to turn to chemical fertilizers to replace the silt, much of the world's greatest storehouse of antiquities would be drowned, all the while Egypt had enough oil to provide electricity of the non-hydro variety just as cheaply.

The Americans said, no. And all the dire predictions came true. So, Nasser threw the Americans out of Egypt and brought Russian communism in, with promises to spread the ideology. All this happened because the Americans had betrayed their natural allies of the Suez Campaign, and they now felt humiliated and really ticked off. Especially when Israel used French planes to destroy the Air Forces of Egypt, Syria and Jordan.

Sinking The Liberty would get rid of Nasser for good, and quickly create an American-led Egypt, with an obedient quisling like Anwar Sadat, though he would rise a few years later after Nasser was given a killing stroke at age 51. This point is not proven but when I told Peter Hounam my suspicions, he answered, "You know, a lot of Arabs think that."

And finally we have the reason Moshe Dayan turned into Israel's top traitor of his day. As Chief-0f-Staff of the IDF, Dayan HAD to have given the order for his Air Force to sink the Liberty. Johnson may have given the actual command, the American navy did nothing to rescue the stricken ship, but Dayan had the blood of 37 American sailors on his hands and if he didn't play major league ball, he and Israel would be turned into friendless lepers.

Dayan began quickly, by handing over control of the Temple Mount, won by Israel with buckets of blood, to the Jordanian Wakf, the consequences of which are felt deeply to this day. Then in October 1973, as Defence Minister, under the duress of Henry Kissinger, Dayan agreed to give Egypt and Syria a full day to regain lost territory. The consequence of not pre-empting the Yom Kippur War was over 2000 dead Jewish soldiers in two days. After Pres. Carter forced PM Begin to take Dayan into his cabinet as foreign minister in 1977, Dayan abused his position to sway Begin to accept an accord with Egypt, that gave up every square inch of the Sinai to Sadat. This decision led directlyto Egypt today allowing the Sinai to be a rocket funnel for Hamas.

There were endless debts to be paid, and America offered Israel $3.2 billion in annual aid to keep its mouth shut. But Israel bore the existential brunt of Dayan sinking close to the entire Egyptian navy, but accidentally keeping afloat one American ship too many.

Lest one think, all this work is borderline and there is no recognition in the controlled mainstream media, I saved one letter and did not tape one phone call from Peter Hounam of the BBC and Sunday Times. He read my book Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin and met me in Israel. In his case, we could be dealing with an objective reporter. He was the reporter who broke the Vanunu revelations in the Sunday Times. Nonetheless, he is convinced my reporting of the Rabin murder is the right version of the facts. I gave him a copy of my new tape, Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin, recorded at the last Rabin convention in Jerusalem. He phoned and told me it was a "tour de force." He has committed himself to pursuing the Rabin murder in whatever form he can expose the truth. Now this is not the first time an established journalist from a mainstream media has made the same commitment. In every other case, the projects were forcibly halted. But, you keep pushing anyway.

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Barry Chamish received an email with some very interesting insights into the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. It was intentional and HAD to have been ordered by Lyndon Johnson and a very small circle of people around him. Chamish even spoke to one of the Israeli pilots who was ordered to attack the USS LIberty, some (not all) of the pilots were dumping their bombs into the water, disobeying the orders that came from above them, because they knew it was obviously an American ship. LBJ wanted that ship sunk - he was even overhead *ordering* the g.d. ship to be sunk. LBJ wanted to murder all 294 people on board; blame it on Egypt and have an excuse for America to bomb, attack and take out Nasser of Egypt, who had drifted into the Soviet camp.

Lyndon Johnson had the mindset and the *behavior* that was the equivalent of an Adolph Hitler or Joseph Stalin. McGeorge Bundy, in fact, compared LBJ to Stalin in later conversations with Arthur Schlesinger.

GIVE US THE USS LIBERTY

by Barry Chamish

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Chamish is insane

http://rense.com/general45/imagine.htm

http://rense.com/politics5/instantkarma.htm

http://www.thebarrychamishwebsite.com/books.htm

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Barry Chamish received an email with some very interesting insights into the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. It was intentional and HAD to have been ordered by Lyndon Johnson and a very small circle of people around him. Chamish even spoke to one of the Israeli pilots who was ordered to attack the USS LIberty, some (not all) of the pilots were dumping their bombs into the water, disobeying the orders that came from above them, because they knew it was obviously an American ship. LBJ wanted that ship sunk - he was even overhead *ordering* the g.d. ship to be sunk. LBJ wanted to murder all 294 people on board; blame it on Egypt and have an excuse for America to bomb, attack and take out Nasser of Egypt, who had drifted into the Soviet camp.

Lyndon Johnson had the mindset and the *behavior* that was the equivalent of an Adolph Hitler or Joseph Stalin. McGeorge Bundy, in fact, compared LBJ to Stalin in later conversations with Arthur Schlesinger.

GIVE US THE USS LIBERTY

by Barry Chamish

.

Chamish is insane

http://rense.com/general45/imagine.htm

http://rense.com/pol...nstantkarma.htm

http://www.thebarryc...e.com/books.htm

Colby, are personal insults of Chamish all that you can bring to the table? How about addressing the substance of his belief that Lyndon Johnson ordered Israel to sink the USS Liberty as a false flag provacation to be blamed on Egypt and to give the USA a pretext to bomb, attack and take out Nasser of Egypt?

I really don't learn hardly anything from you contributions on this board and this is a prime example of it.

I think Chamish is 100% correct in his belief that the sick-beyond-belief Lyndon Johnson was behind the slaughter of 34 Americans and 171 other American casualties on the USS Liberty.

Having said that just because someone believes something utterly stupid on one thing, does not mean that they can not be 100% correct on other matters.

For example, that is a certain chuck of highly educated Americans who believe in the utterly crackpot fantasy that John Kennedy was murdered by a lone nut communist who was in turn murdered by a lone nut with absolutely not ties to the mafia. These people, "crackpots" if you will, might be right on other topics.

Such as the USA really did send a man to the moon. 9/11 was not an inside job. So don't give me this Chamish is insane stuff. I am sure I disagree with him on many things, but I think he is on to something here re: the USS Liberty. There is just no rational reason why Israel in 1967, knowing full well American and LBJ was extremely Israel friendly, would *intentionally* attack an America ship unless the head of the American state, Lyndon Johnson, told them to do it.

McGeorge Bundy, a man who I have deep suspicions of in the JFK assassination, had left the Johnson Aministration in 1966. In 1967 Bundy was brought in to "manage" the Six Day War.

I wonder of Bundy was thinking of LBJ's behavior with the USS Liberty when he made the remarks below in 1971 to Arthur Schlesinger:

Arthur Schlesinger's diary:

January 15 1971

Last night I spoke at the annual dinner of the Century. I sat next to Mac Bundy and we discussed, among other things, the Khrushchev memoirs. I remarked on the curious resemblance between Khrushchev's account of the life around Stalin - the domineering and obsessive dictator, the total boredom of the social occasions revolving around him, the horror when invited to attend and the even greater horror when not invited - and Albert Speer's account of the life around Hitler. Mac said, "When I read Khrushchev, I was reminded of something else in addition - my last days in the White House with LBJ."

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Barry Chamish received an email with some very interesting insights into the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. It was intentional and HAD to have been ordered by Lyndon Johnson and a very small circle of people around him. Chamish even spoke to one of the Israeli pilots who was ordered to attack the USS LIberty, some (not all) of the pilots were dumping their bombs into the water, disobeying the orders that came from above them, because they knew it was obviously an American ship. LBJ wanted that ship sunk - he was even overhead *ordering* the g.d. ship to be sunk. LBJ wanted to murder all 294 people on board; blame it on Egypt and have an excuse for America to bomb, attack and take out Nasser of Egypt, who had drifted into the Soviet camp.

Lyndon Johnson had the mindset and the *behavior* that was the equivalent of an Adolph Hitler or Joseph Stalin. McGeorge Bundy, in fact, compared LBJ to Stalin in later conversations with Arthur Schlesinger.

GIVE US THE USS LIBERTY

by Barry Chamish

.

Chamish is insane

http://rense.com/general45/imagine.htm

http://rense.com/pol...nstantkarma.htm

http://www.thebarryc...e.com/books.htm

Colby, are personal insults of Chamish all that you can bring to the table?

It would only be an insult if it weren't objectively true. I think it was a fair observation.

How about addressing the substance of his belief that Lyndon Johnson ordered Israel to sink the USS Liberty as a false flag provacation to be blamed on Egypt and to give the USA a pretext to bomb, attack and take out Nasser of Egypt?

I already addressed the idea the attack was intentional extensively in another thread, I see no need to rehash the debate here. There's nothing to address, he did not provide any citations his claims demonstrate an ignorance of the facts.

I really don't learn hardly anything from you contributions on this board and this is a prime example of it.

Bit ironic you would say such a thing don't you think Robert?

I think Chamish is 100% correct in his belief that the sick-beyond-belief Lyndon Johnson was behind the slaughter of 34 Americans and 171 other American casualties on the USS Liberty.

Of course you do, you automatically believe that anyone who accuses LBJ of wrongdoing and/or says that JFK was some sort of sex freak “ is 100% correct”.

Having said that just because someone believes something utterly stupid on one thing, does not mean that they can not be 100% correct on other matters.

For example, that is a certain chuck of highly educated Americans who believe in the utterly crackpot fantasy that John Kennedy was murdered by a lone nut communist who was in turn murdered by a lone nut with absolutely not ties to the mafia. These people, "crackpots" if you will, might be right on other topics.

This is not an inherently crazy idea, close study of the details indicates it is impossible or at least unlikely on the other hand the ideas that, “Imagine is the evilest song ever written”, “Lennon began writing songs that fit the NWO agenda” and Ono killed him are.

Such as the USA really did send a man to the moon. 9/11 was not an inside job. So don't give me this Chamish is insane stuff. I am sure I disagree with him on many things, but I think he is on to something here re: the USS Liberty. There is just no rational reason why Israel in 1967, knowing full well American and LBJ was extremely Israel friendly, would *intentionally* attack an America ship unless the head of the American state, Lyndon Johnson, told them to do it.

Assumption based on a false premise.

McGeorge Bundy, a man who I have deep suspicions of in the JFK assassination, had left the Johnson Aministration in 1966. In 1967 Bundy was brought in to "manage" the Six Day War.

I wonder of Bundy was thinking of LBJ's behavior with the USS Liberty when he made the remarks below in 1971 to Arthur Schlesinger:

Arthur Schlesinger's diary:

January 15 1971

Last night I spoke at the annual dinner of the Century. I sat next to Mac Bundy and we discussed, among other things, the Khrushchev memoirs. I remarked on the curious resemblance between Khrushchev's account of the life around Stalin - the domineering and obsessive dictator, the total boredom of the social occasions revolving around him, the horror when invited to attend and the even greater horror when not invited - and Albert Speer's account of the life around Hitler. Mac said, "When I read Khrushchev, I was reminded of something else in addition - my last days in the White House with LBJ."

There is no indication he was. It's not even clear if he was referring to his brief stint during the Six-Day War or his last days as NSA

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Judy Morris has written an excellent article on the LBJ/Israeli attack on the USS Liberty.

Web link: http://spreadliberty...he-uss-liberty/

James Bamford has a good list of high American officials who know Israel intentionally attacked the USS Liberty. But even Bamford has not figured out the very unpleasant and horrible reason why: http://www.fas.org/s...nt/bamford.html The reality is LBJ ordered them to do it and Israel, by attacking an American ship, was taking a gargantuan risk and doing something against her national interest. LBJ wanted the USS Liberty sunk, the incident blamed on Egypt and he would have a false flag pretext to attack/bomb and take out Nasser of Egypt, who had drifted into the Soviet camp.

The USS Liberty, Israel & President Johnson’s Order to Destroy the USS Liberty

By Judy Morris

Lyndon Baines Johnson is a president who has escaped the scrutiny and judgment of history despite considerable documentation that should make him an outstanding candidate for historical review, critique and analysis. His primary biographer, Robert Caro, consistently gets rave book reviews from mainstream media for his disingenuous puff piece books on LBJ. It’s entirely possible that LBJ is the most evil or one of the most evil presidents in US history.

Some researchers believe that LBJ was the mastermind behind JFK’s assassination and researcher Phillip F. Nelson wrote a book documenting his investigation on this issue: LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK’s Assassination.

However, one of greatest unknown chapters in LBJ’s presidency is that he personally gave the order to Israel to bomb and utterly destroy the USS Liberty and its entire crew of 294 Americans. Astoundingly, when the mission went awry and Sixth Fleet Commanders were ordering the rescue of the besieged and bloodied USS Liberty crew, LBJ ordered that rescue operations be called back, at least twice. Against all odds, the USS Liberty survived but after the attack, 34 Americans lay dead. Except for 4 worthless 50 caliber machine guns, the USS Liberty was unarmed and defenseless against the far superior firing power of the Israeli navel and air force armada that descended upon it with relentless and unspeakable terror.

Not a whole lot has been written about the USS Liberty and its just another critically important issue that has been buried in history but two extraordinary books document the truth. James M. Ennes Jr., a retired US Navel Officer and a survivor of the USS Liberty who wrote a book on the USS Liberty that documents his investigative disclosure of the truth, here.

Peter Hounam, an investigative journalist, wrote Operation Cyanide, Why the Bombing of the USS Liberty Nearly Caused World War III. Hounam’s extraordinary book, published in 2003, relies heavily on the work of Ennis and also documents numerous interviews that Hounam conducted with the USS Liberty survivors as well as other folks in the US, British and Israel governments.

The “official” story of the USS Liberty according to the government and mainstream media version of the event is that on June 8, 1967 the Israelis accidentally bombed the USS Liberty off the coast of Egypt and killed 34 American sailors.

The real story is that President Johnson, who was being battered in the polls over the Vietnam War and facing a general election loss and even losing the DNC primary, ordered the Israelis to bomb the USS Liberty to create a casus belli to secure a Gulf of Tonkin style resolution to explode the world into war because in America everybody loves an outraged and indignant president who will use the full force of the military at the slightest provocation, even a government planned false flag attack.

The USS Liberty, however, encompasses far more than a murderous psychopathic American president resorting to hideously evil deeds to get re-elected. In addition to ordering the total destruction of the USS Liberty and sending 294 Americans to a watery grave in the Mediterranean Sea, LBJ also ordered the nuclear bombing of Cairo, an event specifically designed to create a nuclear war by blaming the entire USS Liberty affair on Russia or Egypt. More horrifying, it’s documented that US planes were on emergency standby orders as pilots waited on the runways in their planes armed with nuclear weapons. The nuclear bombing of Cairo was called off only 3 minutes before the nuclear bomb drops.

As fate would have it, LBJ’s plan blew up in his face and the world got a reprieve from a nuclear US induced holocaust. How did it happen? First, it must be understood that the USS Liberty was supposed to be destroyed and sunk within minutes and without any survivors.

The actual attack on the USS Liberty commenced at 2:00 p.m. Israel time on June 8, 1967. The USS Liberty was 13 miles off the coast of Gaza and moving slowly at 5 knots. The crew had observed several flyovers by Israeli reconnaissance planes earlier in the day.

When the USS Liberty was struck, it was struck with an awesome force. According to USSLiberty.org, a website created by the survivals to document and expose the truth, the ship was first struck by Israeli fighter aircraft:

“Israeli fighter aircraft launched a rocket attack on USS Liberty. The aircraft made repeated firing passes, attacking USS Liberty with rockets and their internal cannons. After the first flight of fighter aircraft had exhausted their ordnance, subsequent flights of Israeli fighter aircraft continued to prosecute the attack with rockets, cannon fire, and napalm. During the air attack, USS Liberty’s crew had difficulty contacting Sixth Fleet to request assistance due to intense communications jamming. The initial targets on the ship were the command bridge, communications antennas, and the four .50 caliber machine guns, placed on the ship to repel boarders.

After the Israeli fighter aircraft completed their attacks, three Israeli torpedo boats arrived and began a surface attack about 35 minutes after the start of the air attack. The torpedo boats launched a total of five torpedoes, one of which struck the side of USS Liberty, opposite the ship’s research spaces. [20] Twenty-six Americans in addition to the eight who had been killed in the earlier air attacks, were killed as a result of this explosion.

Following their torpedo attack, the torpedo boats moved up and down the length of the ship (both the port and starboard sides), continuing their attack, raking the ship with cannon and machine gun fire.[21] In Malta, crewmen were later assigned the task of counting all of the holes in the ship that were the size of a man’s hand or larger. They found a total of 861 such holes, in addition to “thousands” of .50 caliber machine gun holes.“, link here.

USS Liberty Timeline, here.

0600: Israeli Nord 2501 Noratlas (flying boxcar) reconnoiters Liberty….

0603: Reconnaissance aircraft reports to Israeli naval headquarters that “GTR-5” is written on the ship, identifying it as an NSA intelligence vessel.

0720: Fresh American flag is raised….

1000: Two unmarked, rocket-armed, delta-winged jets circle Liberty three times. Liberty officers can count rockets and see the pilots, but see no identifying marks on the plane. The jets radio Israeli headquarters that the ship is flying an American flag….

1055: Pinchas Pinchasy, naval liaison officer at Israeli air force headquarters, reports to Naval Headquarters that the ship cruising slowly off El Arish is “an electromagnetic audio-surveillance ship of the U.S. Navy, named Liberty, whose marking was GTR-5.”…

1100 & 1130: Israeli reconnaissance aircraft again circle Liberty.

The above information is critically important because it proves beyond any reasonable doubt that the Israelis were well aware that the USS Liberty was a well marked US spy ship. US spy ships are extremely easy to spot because as telecommunication vessels, they are loaded with wires, antennas and other communication gear that are easily recognized and identifiable (unlike Russian spy ships that were realistically camouflaged as trawlers and fishing boats). The reason it’s important to understand this is because the cover-up of of the USS Liberty incident was so flimsy and fictitious that both the US and Israeli governments officially stated that the USS Liberty was mistook for an Egyptian vessel that hauls horses. This is simply impossible.

As the timeline unfolds, it’s clear that the attack on the USS Liberty had two goals: 1. first destroy and disable all communication capabilities and 2. sink the ship, her crew and guarantee that there were no survivors. The timeline continues.

1358: Two unmarked delta-winged Mirage jets attack Liberty. After taking out gun mounts, they target ship’s antennae and bridge with heat-seeking missiles.

1424: Three French-built 62-ton Israeli motor torpedo boats approach Liberty in attack formation.

1435: Torpedo boats launch five German-made 19-inch torpedoes at Liberty. One torpedo strikes starboard directly into NSA area, accounting for 25 of the 34 men who would be killed. Torpedo boats then circle, machine-gunning the ship with armor-piercing projectiles for another 40 minutes.

At this point, the USS Liberty was being pummeled by air and sea with everything that attack planes and motorized torpedo boats (MTB’s) could possibly throw at them. The decks were ablaze from napalm fires, the ship was being torpedoed by the Israeli Navy and bombs and rockets from the air rained down on them.

This is where the story turns extraordinarily heroic from human ingenuity that pretty much killed LBJ’s grand plan. One of the USS Liberty’s communication transformers had been down and not functioning, something the Israeli’s must have known in advance because it wasn’t destroyed or even hit. A courageous crew member managed to fix it by stringing long wires across a burning deck and rendered it operable, and, of course, capable of sending out a mayday message to numerous US aircraft that permeated the area. However, the Israeli planes had high tech jamming equipment that successfully jammed the signal. It’s probably also true that at that point the Israeli’s were not much concerned with the USS Liberty sending out a message because they believed that all communication equipment was knocked out permanently.

Peter Hounam writes in Operation Cyanide “Liberty radioman Richard Sturman concluded that the attackers had carefully prepared for the attack with the specific intention of preventing the ship communicating with the outside world. To do so effectively they must have had prior knowledge from shore-based receivers of the five frequencies being used by the ship, so that jamming gear could be tuned to them. Sturman recalled his anger when he discovered that the international distress frequency, used for Mayday messages, was also jammed”.

The astute crew however made a startling discovery. The Israeli jamming capabilities did not work when they were actually engaged bombing and the USS Liberty crew had windows of a few seconds of opportunity in between strikes to send out a message.

Hounam writes “At first, the signalmen felt their task was hopeless. Plane after plane was swooping in on the ship, firing cannon, shooting missiles and dropping napalm….Then someone spotted that there was a respite from the jamming, lasting just a few seconds, when the attacking planes fired their missiles. Halman grabbed the opportunity and shouted into the mike, ‘Any station, this is Rockstar. We are under attack by unidentified jet aircraft and require immediate assistance!”. On the USS Saratoga (call-sign ‘Schematic’) the radioman picked up the message but it was garbled, possibly by further jamming. ”Rockstar, this is Schematic,’ he said. ’Say again, you are garbled.’”

Eventually, the USS Liberty message was acknowledged and authenticated 10 minutes after the attack began. The USS Saratoga confirmed Liberty’s message with ‘Roger, Rockstar. Authentication is correct…’. The messaged bounced everywhere and was even acknowledged by 2 US embassies in the region. Furthermore, it was impossible for the Pentagon not to know of Liberty’s attack as all messages are also automatically routed to the Pentagon and other government agencies. The Israeli’s must have also intercepted the radio message.

The Liberty crew was relieved and believed that help was on the way. Wrong! Although fleet commanders quickly ordered rescue operations, twice the rescue missions were ordered called back by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, a close friend and trusted associate of LBJ. In fact, it’s documented that during one of the conversations between the the Sixth Fleet Commander and McNamara, LBJ got on the phone and roared ‘We will not embarrass an ally’ to reinforce McNamara’s direct command from LBJ to NOT to rescue the ailing USS Liberty and her crew.

According to James Ennes, the entire attack lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes, although some crew members believe it was longer. Unquestionably, the attack was sheer hell for those on board the USS Liberty and the agony was prolonged by the fact that help from the Sixth Fleet never arrived as expected.

Then something extraordinary happened. The Israelis stopped attacking despite having more than enough firepower to finish the job of sinking the USS Liberty and her crew. It’s been documented that the Israelis had commando helicopter crews hovering above the USS Liberty with a crew to finish the job. Clearly, the USS Liberty crew expected to die.

But with the message out and everybody knowing about it, including the Russians who knew what was going because they were close by in their own disguised spy ships as they intercepted the message or possibly even observed the USS Liberty being attacked, the Israelis panicked, called off the attack and never finished the job. Eventually, the surviving crew was rescued and many were badly injured.

Hounam documents an interview with one of the injured USS Liberty crew members, Joe Lentini.

I woke up, it was pitch-black and I was in water. I tried to stand up and put my weight on my left leg and it wouldn’t support me, obviously I fell back down; I didn’t know at the time I had six broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a fractured skull, both tympanic membranes in my ears were blown out, shrapnel all over me in my body…it never occurred to me that I didn’t have a leg and it never occurred to me that I was about to die.

Shockingly, the USS Liberty tragedy did not begin at 2:00 p.m. Israeli time according to the sanitized official version. It began earlier. According to Hounam, he interviewed a retired Air Force pilot, Jim Nanjo, who spent 20 years on the H-bomb attack force. The job of such pilots who lived on US air bases was to be READY to jump into a plane and carry out orders immediately.

Nanjo told Hounam about how he was awakened on the morning of 6/8/67 between 2:00 a.m. and no later than and 4:00 a.m. by an alert that told him an emergency situation existed and he need to man his plane immediately. Others bomber pilots were also manning their planes and revving up their engines waiting for the “go” order and their orders. They knew nothing about their mission and Hounam writes:

Nanjo was in no doubt that the world was near to Armageddon that day…

There was however one other significance of his story that he had not spotted. The klaxons had woken him at between 1 am. and 4 am; he was certain it was no later, but the Liberty was not attacked until 5 am California time. How were the American military and their commander in chief, Lyndon Johnson, able to anticipate the attack, and yet apparently not know the Israelis were behind it.

Hounam also documents that Nanjo was aware that other US Air Force bases were under the same HIGHEST alert in Guam, Britain, Moron, Spain as well as in the US. What was Nanjo carrying? Hounam writes:

Even after 35 years, he was reluctant to provide details of the bombs carried by his squadron that morning.: ‘Other than to say it was a weapon of mass destruction. I am not able to give you the nomenclature.’. Thenhe confirmed that they were carrying thermonuclear weapons – H-bombs…

It’s well documented that LBJ and his trusted Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, were deeply and personally involved in the USS Liberty tragedy, the cover-up of the truth and even a scheme to explode the world into nuclear warfare.

To comprehend the severity of the situation, it’s imperative to understand the Cold War, the backdrop against which it was played, the prevalent paranoia at the time of the Communist threat and the incredible rise of America’s military industrial complex to the worlds sole superpower. Many who knew LBJ well feared that he was unstable, mentally ill, a psychopath or even worse. He was notoriously crude and vulgar. Denis Healey, the Secretary of Defense in Britain so despised and distrusted LBJ that he wrote in his memoirs:

Lyndon Johnson was a monster….

[He was] one of the few politicians with whom I found it uncomfortable to be in the same room. Johnson exuded a brutal lust for power which I found most disagreeable. When he said, “I never trust a man unless I have his pecker in my pocket“, he really meant it. He boasted about acting on the principle, “Give me a man’s balls, and his heart and mind will follow.“… Source: Operation Cyanide

That LBJ was mad is validated by his numerous actions that fueled his personal ambitions over the decades and in the summer of 1967 LBJ was obsessed with one thing and one thing only: reelection. He was in grave danger of losing the presidency and his power. That he would do anything to maintain that power is 100% consistent with the depth of his evil.

But LBJ was also an extraordinarily clever master politician who profoundly understood how raucous game of geopolitics could be played and manipulated to his own advantage, especially when it came to courting the approval of the American people. Vietnam was already a whopper of a failure and LBJ’s war was growing more unpopular by the second.

The Middle East has always been a disaster (some things never change), at least since since oil came into play and the modern nation state of Israel was created by the United Nations in 1948. The rise of Arab nationalism was also heating up as Egyptian President Gamal Nasser and the Marxist styled Baathist movements were flourishing. Syria and Iraq had shed western imposed monarchs and were raising their own brand of dictators. Israel was becoming America’s unofficial 51st state as the Evangelical movement was rising in anticipation of fulfilling Biblical prophecy now that Israel existed for the first time since Biblical times.

The bellicose rhetoric blossomed as Arab leaders public vowed to destroy Israel. This was nothing new and even the Israelis perceived that such utterances were an appeasement to the neurotic Arab street rather than an actual threat. Still, that didn’t stop Israel from launching the preemptive Six Day War.

The significance of the Six Day War as it relates to the USS Liberty is that the USS Liberty was bombed on the 4th day of the Six Day War that Israel had actually won during the first hour of the first day of the Six Day War when it wiped out the entire Egyptian Air Force. The geopolitical drama of the Middle East is acutely linked to the Cold War because the Soviet Union was arming and funding Middle East regimes, notably Egypt and Syria. The Middle East was a pawn on the chessboard of America vs. the Soviets during the Cold War because influential dominance of the region was a key goal of both nations. Of course, the obviously oily nature of Middle East natural resources was considered a prize.

Israeli Prime Minster Yitzhak Rabin paid a visit to former Israeli Prime Minster David Ben Gurion who is Israeli’s most esteemed national hero, loved and respected by all. Ben Gurion was appalled at the prospects of war with Egypt or anybody, and is reported to have told Rabin “You made a mistake….You led the state into a grave situation. We must not go to war”. Rabin was reportedly horrified that he didn’t have the blessing of Ben Gurion for a preemptive war. Ben Gurion isn’t shy about war; in fact, he was the leader of Israel’s War of Independence when Israel was the the target of Arab military violence right after the UN declared Israel a nation. Though a fighter and even a terrorist according to some, Ben Gurion preferred peace and negotiation with his cantankerous Arab neighbors because war was always hideously destructive.

Who was behind the Six Day War and why? It’s highly unlikely that Israel unilaterally initiated the Six Day War without specific instructions and support from the U.S. Some observers believe that the US and LBJ engineered the Six Day War as part of America’s Cold War strategy to humiliate the Soviet Union and and advance U.S. hegemony in the Middle East.

Furthermore, it’s ludicrous to accept that Israel accidentally bombed the USS Liberty and it’s clearly obvious that the official US/Israel version is so flimsy a cover-up that any citizen journalist using his Google fingers could credibly research enough facts to blow that lie to shreds.

However, the USS Liberty incident was far more sinister. Nasser, other Arab leaders and Arab journalists tended to believe that the U.S. and Britain were behind the Six Day War and actually participated. The consensus in the Arab world was that the entire Israeli Air Force wasn’t sufficient in numerical strength to accomplish the now infamous Israeli aerial armada that struck the Egyptian Air Force with such a devastating force that the entire Egyptian Air Force was demolished. Moreover, it appears that the Arab world was clueless about US plans to start a war with Egypt through its proxy Israel and/or that the nuclear bombing of Cairo was on the table. Hounam writes:

Before Day Four of the war, Nasser had been accusing the US and Britain of directly assisting Israel. After the hot-line exchange about the Liberty, he was convinced of it. Of course, he was not aware that the ‘reconnaissance planes’ had in fact been on their way to bomb Cairo or…..that an atomic device could have been detonated.

Hounam interviewed a guy named Joe Sorrels who back in the 1960′s was doing freelance special operations and intelligence work for the U.S. and Britain. Sorrels was no ordinary technician with skills; his function was sufficiently important that he personally met Meir Amit, head of the Mossad, the Israeli secret service. Hounam writes:

From his viewpoint, it seemed the Israelis were responding to pressure from the United States to eradicate Nasser; Israel was not the prime mover….

According to Sorrels the war plans went well, the driving force being the US…

Sorrels described as ‘horse xxxx’ the commonly-held notion that Israel fought this war on its own: ‘Anybody working around intelligence knows it isn’t true’. He repeated that Operation Cyanide was a secret plan to start a war against Egypt….

He said Israel’s only motive was to grab territory, nothing more, and it was elements in the United States who were pushing them to invade Egypt…”

The USS Liberty survivors had organized over the years and met periodically to share research and contribute their version of what happened on June 8, 1967. At a 5/4/2002 gathering, Hounam met with Moe Schafer and shared his recollection of two important USS Liberty events.

Before the attack he was cleaning the moon-bounce dish and watched as an Israeli plane flew low over the ship taking photographs….it was confirmation of the testimony of other eyewitnesses that Israel was well aware of the ship’s presence.

The second memory from after the attack was much more significant. Moe said he was hurt by shrapnel during the assault….Unlike most of the injured who had already been taken away to the USS America, he was loaded into a helicopter and flown to the USS Davis, the flagship of Sixth Fleet commander Admiral Martin. The next morning he was sitting on his bunk with two or thee other injured men when Martin came in to see them.

Shafer said he seemed to want to tell someone about what had happened before he would be obliged through pressure from above to clam up: ‘Not only did Admiral Martin tell me that four jets were on their way to the Liberty with conventional weapons [and were recalled]; he stated that four were on their way to Cairo loaded with nuclear weapons. He stated they were three minutes from bombing them [the Egyptians]. He also said that the jets could not land back on the carrier with nuclear arms and they had had to land in Athens. He stated this from my beside while on the Little Rock [the codename of the flagship] after the attack.

The story told by Moe Schafer about Admiral Martin confirming that the US planned to nuke Cairo is also a story that is validated by Air Force pilot Jim Nanjo in California and a member of the H-bomb attack force. Nanjo didn’t know that Cairo was the target, only that he and other crews were on standby to take-off and drop nuclear bombs. Nanjo could never understand why he was called out of bed in the middle of the night on June 8, 1967 (California time) BEFORE the USS Liberty was attack by Israel. Nanjo also confirmed that he knew that other nuclear bomb units were on under the same alert in Guam, Britain, Moron, Spain as well as in the US.

That a U.S. president would give an order to nuke Cairo, explode the world into nuclear war and destroy an unarmed and defenseless U.S. military vessel with a crew of nearly 300 is beyond incomprehensibly evil. This is something that the USS Liberty survivors have struggled with over the decades but the more they analyzed their own research and eyewitness accounts, the more they were convinced that no other conclusions could be drawn. The hardest thing for the survivors to accept relative to what happened that day was the fact that their own government, the very same government they swore an oath to serve as a matter of patriotism and duty to their county, would do such a thing.

In the context of the red meat geopolitical ramifications that occurred on June 8, 1967, there are several extraordinary takeaways.

1. The USS Liberty crew member who string wired a telecommunication device on the burning and napalmed deck of the ship and facilitated Liberty’s ability to get a message out played a key role in averting a disaster of Biblical proportions. Once the message got out, everybody got it including the Israelis, the Pentagon, NSA, the White House, the president, other U.S. intelligence and defense agencies, the State Department, U.S. Embassies and the Soviets whose outstanding spy capabilities didn’t miss a thing. The cat was out of the proverbial bag.

2. The Israelis acknowledged their role in the USS Liberty attack and vigorously collaborated with the U.S. in the “it was an accident” cover-up. Unquestionably, the Israelis do have blood on their hands. But in a perverse sort of way, the Israelis may have deliberately sabotaged the attack because they did indeed have the firepower to quickly sink the USS Liberty and her crew but they didn’t. There are accounts about Israeli pilots who were carrying out their orders by dropping their bombs into the Mediterranean Sea on purpose. Whether they did it as a matter of conscience or on direct orders, we’ll never know.

The Israelis were in fact terrified of an Arab-Soviet alliance and they dreaded unleashing a global and regional nuclear war because they believed they would indeed be a target for annihilation. The Israelis were, however, motivated to engage in some level of warfare to expand their own obsession with real estate. The Israelis wanted land and after the Six Day War they indeed ended up with the West Bank, Jerusalem, Gaza and Syria’s Golan Heights.

It’s entirely possible that the Israelis thwarted LBJ and his draconian plans but it’s also true that Israel played along with the U.S. but only to the extent that it could maneuver something out of it for Israel. Israel is dependent on U.S. foreign aid and as an ally, Israel’s goals and national interests do in fact collide with U.S. goals and intentions. Israel cannot realistically refuse the U.S. anything which is precisely why Israel is constantly gaming its relationship with the U.S.

3. The Soviets were well aware of what was going on relative to the USS Liberty and probably even LBJ’s plan to spark a US-Soviet confrontation through its proxies in the Middle East, especially Egypt. There was considerable ‘buzz’ between DC and Moscow on June 8, 1967 and it’s entirely possible that Moscow screamed to DC something that went like this but in diplomatic language “Hey you idiots, we’re on to you, we know what you did and if you take it any further we’ll tell the whole damn world about it and expose your president for the murderous psychopath that he is”. The Soviets did not want war.

4. Only the president of the United States could give the order to launch warplanes loaded with nuclear bombs and only the president could give the order to recall the order.

That LBJ was such a demented power mad psychopath who directly and personally issued orders that brought the planet within 3 minutes of a nuclear holocaust that would vaporize all or part of Cairo, the largest city in the Arab world with 1960′s population of over 8 million (now 20 million), should be shocking for clueless Americans but it’s not shocking for the very few journalists and folks who researched and dug for the truth. However, what is even more shocking is that LBJ’s role in the Six Day War and the USS Liberty, as well as his grand schemes to reorder the world and even create a nuclear war to feed his ambitions, continues to be covered up in the U.S.

LBJ didn’t do this alone and his close associates in the Pentagon, CIA, State Department and intelligence agencies were all complicit and willing partners. Furthermore, LBJ was indeed angry that he was somewhat restricted by the Constitution and Congress. An Israeli diplomat, Eppie Evron, recalled a meeting he had with LBJ on 5/26/67 as documented by Hounam.

“Then he went on to say, “I, Lyndon Johnson, have to get congressional approval if I want to act as President of the United States. Otherwise, I’m just a six-foot-four Texan friend of Israel”. (That description stuck in my memory.) “But you and I, the two most powerful people in Washington, are going to get Congress to pass another Tonkin resolution.”….

I thought, “He’s telling me that Congress is never going to give him permission to use military force.”….

To be sure, LBJ was lamenting his own lack of power and resented any accountability to anyone. For a power mad autocrat like LBJ, consulting with Congress or requesting Congressional action was humiliating and beneath him.

For more on the false flag Gulf Tonkin Resolution, see De-classified Vietnam-era Transcripts Show Senators Knew Gulf Of Tonkin Was A Staged False Flag Event.

The survivor of the USS Liberty have created a website, USS Liberty Memorial, to honor the fallen and document the truth. Because the USS Liberty has created a firestorm of raging anti-Semites and Jew haters, the website has a disclaimer affirming that it has no connection with any of these groups.

The USS Liberty Memorial web site abhors the racist and extreme positions taken by antiSemitic, Holocaust denial, conspiracy theorist and other such groups which often seek to identify with us and to usurp our story as their own. We have no connection with and do not support or encourage support from any of these groups including National Alliance, National Vanguard, The New Order, National Socialists, The French Connection, Liberty Lobby, American Free Press, Republic Broadcasting, USS Liberty Radio Hour, Storm Front or other such groups. We wish harm to no one and encourage social justice and equality for everyone; we seek only accountability for the criminal acts perpetrated against us and can do that without help from hate-mongers.

On the Israeli side, the group of pro-Israel, anti-American critics of our story, while small, persists in launching loud, vicious ad hominem attacks on anyone who attempts to discuss the deliberateness of the attack. These anti-American apologists refuse to discuss the facts of the case. Instead, they rely on propaganda and charge anyone who questions the Israeli position with being antiSemitic.

Sifting through the lies, propaganda and disinformation definitely requires an open mind, diligence and the ability to astutely decipher geopolitical consequences and intentions that are deliberately obsfucated, twisted and distorted by government and the media.

We do in fact live under the cloud of a dangerous, unaccountable, secretive and shadow government that plots unspeakable evil.

The USS Liberty cost American taxpayers $40 million but was sold for scrap in 1970 – $101,000. Things only got worse for LBJ and he announced on 3/31/68 that he would not seek re-election, probably because he couldn’t bear losing in a primary or general election. LBJ dropped dead of a heart attack on 1/22/73 and is still revered as one of America’s greatest liberal progressive Democratic presidents despite his attempts to explode the world into nuclear war, despite his direct orders to sink the USS Liberty, despite murdering millions of Asians and despite being responsible for over 58,000 names on the Vietnam Memorial of Americans who died in Vietnam.

Edited by Robert Morrow
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