The following background information was taken from the source linked at the bottom:
On June 8, 1967, 34 American sailors of the USS Liberty lost their lives serving their country. These Americans died when Israel, America’s “ally,” launched a murderous attack on the virtually unarmed American intelligence ship. To this day, many Americans are unaware that this attack even took place. During the two hour assault there was two different American flags raised yet the attack still persisted. After the crew was rescued 16 hours later they were immediately ordered silent under threat of court martial “or worse” by command.
This attack was not an “accident”.
Hear the testimonies from the ship’s survivors. Watch these documentaries:
>Dead in the Water
>The Day Israel Attacked America
Read these articles:
>Israeli communications said to prove IAF knew Liberty was U.S. ship
>Chicago Tribune: Transcripts of IAF communications show pilots who attacked Liberty in Six-Day War saw a U.S. flag.
>New revelations in attack on American spy ship
>Ernie Gallo: The U.S.S Liberty: what really happened? What did not?
>McCain and Israel’s Bombing of the U.S.S. Liberty
>Ray MacGovern On Israel attacking USS Liberty the truth must come out !!
>Ex-Australian Prime Minister Confirms Israel Deliberately Attacked America
>Israeli Terrorism Against America
>There is detailed evidence from Liberty crewmen and other military and intelligence personnel that the Israeli attack was intentional. Numerous extremely high US military, intelligence, and diplomatic officials have espoused this view. Among them are:
>Dean Rusk, Secretary of State under LBJ;
>Richard Helms, Director of the CIA;
>Rufus Taylor, Deputy Director of the CIA;
>Clark Clifford, special assistant to the President;
>Louis W. Tordella, National Security Agency (NSA) Deputy Director;
>General Marshall Carter, former director, NSA;
>Lucius Battle, former presidential advisor;
>Major General John Morrison, US Air Force, Deputy Chief NSA Operations;
>Oliver Kirby, former deputy director for operations/production, NSA;
>Lieutenant General William E. Odom, former director, NSA;
>Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, USN, Director NSA 1977-1981;
>Paul C. Warnke, Undersecretary of the Navy and later general legal counsel to the Department of Defense;
>Rear Admiral Merlin Staring, Staff Legal Office for Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe and later Chief Judge Advocate General of the Navy;
>George Ball, under secretary of state;
>Dwight Porter, US Ambassador to Lebanon;
>Lloyd M. “Pete” Bucher, US Navy, Commanding Officer USS Pueblo;
>Captain Ward Boston, senior legal counsel for the Naval Court of Inquiry;
>Rear Admiral Clarence “Mark” Hill, co-founder of the Naval Aviation Foundation;
>Admiral David McDonald, Chief of Naval Operations; and
>Vice Admiral Jerome King, Jr., Deputy Chief of Naval Operations.
>In 2003 the Moorer Commission, an independent commission headed by Admiral Moorer, reported on Capitol Hill: “There is compelling evidence that Israel’s attack was a deliberate attempt to destroy an American ship and kill her entire crew.”
>The Moorer report went on to state, “In attacking the USS Liberty, Israel committed acts of murder against U.S. servicemen and an act of war against the United States.”