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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The stories in books, when I was growing up always had seemed to lack something that this book has, eyewitness first hand accounts of the incident, and the actual messages that had passed back and forth. Soon afterward, the Israelis said that they assauult mistakenly attacked the ship. Sad comment on our “ally” in the Middle East.
DoD has responded that a new investigation will not be conducted since a Navy Court of Inquiry already investigated the facts and circumstances surrounding the attack. Kathy Skolak rated it really liked it Apr 16, Many of these quotes directly contradict the NSA’s position that it never intercepted the communications of the attacking Israeli pilots, saying that not only did transcripts of those communications exist, but also that it showed the Israelis knew they were attacking an American naval vessel.
These radio communications were recorded by Israel. McGonagle received the Medal of Honorthe highest Asaault. McGonagle sent an urgent request for help to the Sixth Fleet, “Under attack by unidentified jet aircraft, require immediate assistance. Resolutions and statements of the United Nations Security Council — The speed of the target was significant because it indicated that the target was a combat vessel.
It was not concerned with matters of culpability, nor does it contain statements thereof. Killed 34 men and almost sank the ship. The captain of boat T reached the same conclusion independently. Regardless of your poliitical affiliation, this attack was nothing more than a terro This is a scary book.
Shortly before the Liberty ‘ s identity was confirmed, the Saratoga launched eight aircraft armed with conventional weapons towards Liberty. This attack led to the deaths of 3 When you read the ” Assault On The Liberty” you feel like it’s a fiction story, but unfortunately it’s non-fiction.
Assault On The Liberty
According to the official ship’s history from the Department of Defense, Amberjack ‘ s mission between 23 April and 24 July was reconnaissance within U. Johnson had received word from the Joint Chiefs of Staff that Liberty had been torpedoed by an unknown vessel at 9: Navy, senior counsel for the Court of Inquiry, said that the Court of Assualt findings were intended to cover up what was a deliberate attack by Israel on a ship that the Israelis knew to be American.
Martin recalled the aircraft minutes later.
He had been a naval aviator in World War II and therefore had insight beyond that of one qualified only in the law. A sad commentary on jealousies and over-precautions on teh part of countries” Intelligence cultures. Refresh and try again.
Nov 21, Rawda Hejazy rated it it was amazing. The author was an officer on the bridge when the attack started and subsequently spent many years researching and documenting this meticulous account of the attack and the cover-up that followed. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Assault on the Liberty by James Ennes
Keith rated it liked it Apr 23, However, Kislev was still disturbed by wssault lack of return fire, and requested one last attempt to identify the ship. The stories in books, when I was growing up always had seemed to lack something that this book has, eyewitness first han I always knew that the Liberty incident was a fouled up mess, but until reading this book I had not realized how messed up.
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I recall Admiral Kidd repeatedly referring to the Israeli forces responsible for the attack as ‘murderous bastards’. Boston brought two special assets in addition to his skill as a Navy lawyer.
Johnson launched allegedly nuclear-armed aircraft targeted against Cairo from a U. Assautl guessed that the ship was American. An information source for the aircraft being nuclear-armed, James Ennes, later stated:.