The Day Israel Attacked America

One of the ways you can tell that much of the major US media functions as a propaganda system is the way that inconvenient stories are sent down the memory hole. One such story is when Israel attacked a US warship the USS Liberty during the six-day war in 1967, killing 34 US servicemen and leaving the state-of-the-art intelligence gathering ship to be disposed of as scrap. The motives for the attack were never made clear and the US government seemed to have little interest in taking any action against Israel for that act.

I wrote about this back in 2010 but now Al Jazeera America is going to show an investigative report on it with the above title on Friday at 10pm ET and promising new revelations.

Colleen McGuire has more on what the program will show.

I don’t have cable TV but if anyone does have it and watched it, let me know about it. I hope it appears on the web later.


  1. moarscienceplz says

    Ooh, better watch out, Mano. Now Jerry Coyne is probably going to call you a liberal racist who freely criticizes Israel but never the Palestinians.

  2. aashiq says

    I find it amazing that Israel is considered a “friend” when it is in fact a rival for our resources and share of mind, manipulating us from within for its own expansionary goals.

    The English speaking countries….Canada, UK, Australia…have a historical connection that Israel can’t match or even approach.

  3. Katydid says

    We catch Israel selling American secrets to Russia and China regularly, yet we still give them billions and billions of dollars every year. It’s astonishing as well as appalling.

  4. says

    There is a small display case and a mini memorial at the US Cryptologic museum at Ft Meade (next to NSA HQ) -- a lot of the victims of the attack were CIA or NSA.

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