Assault on the Liberty: The True Story of the Attack by Israel For shipment anywhere else in the world, please email [email protected] for details. You may also. : ASSAULT ON THE LIBERTY: pp Illus “The true story of the Israeli attack on an American intelligence ship.” Presentation copy signed by “a. This fifth edition of Assault on the Liberty should be read by all James M. Ennes , Jr. .. deck, to the room I now shared with Jim O’Connor.

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Through diplomatic channels we refused to accept their explanations.

June Learn how enne when to remove this template message. The report ends with a section entitled, “Unanswered Questions”, and provides no conclusion regarding culpability. And we learned much later that the USS America was involved in a nuclear weapons loading drill at the very time the ship learned of the attack on the Liberty and that this drill is one factor that delayed America’s response to our call for help. Experience demonstrates that both liverty flag and the identification number of the vessel were readily visible from the air Regardless of your poliitical affiliation, this attack was nothing more than a terro This is a scary book.

Killed 34 men and almost sank the ship. In a message sent from U. After these were completed in JulyLiberty returned to the U. Medical personnel were transferred to Libertyand she was escorted to Maltawhere she was given interim repairs. May their memory be blessed.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Regardless of your poliitical affiliation, this attack was nothing more than a terror attack on the US.

Assault On The Liberty

However, Kislev was still disturbed assaut a lack of return fire, and requested one last attempt to identify the ship. What is profoundly shocking is the deliberate cover-up and obfuscation of this tragedy by both the American and Israeli governments.

Kidd died in and there is no way to verify Boston’s statements. The other four torpedoes missed the ship.

Assault on the Liberty by James Ennes

Well researched and sourced. Attacks on United States Navy ships during peacetime. He writes, “Israel clearly did not want the U.

His sources say that at the time of the attack Liberty was following her signal-intercept mission course along the northern Sinai coast, at about 5 knots 9. According to Michael Limor, an Israeli naval reservist serving on one of the torpedo boats, they attempted to contact the ship by heliograph and radio, but received no response.

Nathan rated it it was amazing Aug 17, According to transcripts of intercepted radio jmes, published by the U. The speed of the target was significant because it indicated that the target was a combat vessel. Two linguists who were aboard the EC when the recordings were made, however, said separately that at least two additional tapes were made that have been excluded from the NSA releases up to and including a 8 June release.


Such is the state of public discourse in America today.

The telegrams called the attack accidental. I always knew that the Liberty incident was a fouled up mess, but until reading this book I had not realized how messed up.

The following day, 6 June, Admiral Martin replied: Archived from the original PDF on 10 October Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Return to Book Page. Kevin Scantlan rated it really liked it Jun 30, As the torpedo boats rapidly approached, Captain McGonagle ordered a sailor to proceed to machine gun Mount 51 and open fire. United States Naval Institute. Navy, senior counsel for the Court of Inquiry, lberty that assult Court of Inquiry’s findings were intended to cover up what was a deliberate attack by Israel on jsmes ship that the Israelis knew to be American.

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.