According to the tape recording in Hebrew, its Israel.
Did Israel attack on its own behalf, to get U.S. help TO defeat its enemies, or was it president Lyndon Johnson' idea? That's the only question.
FACT: A copy of the audiotape of the attack as it had unfolded, the real time conversations between Isreali Air Force pilots and their controllers back at base.
Was USS LIBERTY "attacked" upon U.S. president Lyndon Johnson orders? As a pretext to help Israel?
The Six-day war (June 5, 1967- June 10, 1967) - is presented as Israel's highest achievement. BUT the USS LIBERTY is attacked on June 8, 1967 .
During the Six-day war Israel fought Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. U.S. backs Israel.
USSR backs Syria and Egypt.
To avoid direct confrontation U.S. and USSR refuse to intervene, and let the local players fight their own battles.
June 8, 1967 USS LIBERTY attacked.
U.S. accused Egypt, thereby joins Israel to defeat their enemies, as a consequence
Gained in the Six-day war:
*Israel occupied the Golan Heights (Syria) and annexed the territory in 1981. The international community has not recognized the Israeli annexation;
*West Bank of the Jordan River, with resident 600,000 Arabs.
*Egypt’s Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula, (the Sinai Peninsula-returned in 1982).
(Still in Israel' possession: West Bank and Gaza Strip. Since, according to international law it is inadmissible to acquire territory by war, these are occupied territories and do not belong to Israel. Thanks to U.S. the phrase "occupied territories" is slowing being airbrushed.)
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