The Liberty Incident Revealed

The Definitive Account of the 1967 Israeli Attack on the U.S. Navy Spy Ship
Cristol, A. Jay (Book - 2013)
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The Liberty Incident Revealed is the complete and final story about the Israeli Air Force and Navy attack on the USS Liberty during the Six Day War in June 1967. Cutting through all of the controversy and conspiracy theories about Israel's deadly attack, Cristol revises his well-regarded book about the event with an expanded and in-depth analysis of all of the sources, including the released tapes of the National Security Agency (NSA) intercepts. When Cristol's first book on the subject, The Liberty Incident, was published in 2002, there remained many unanswered questions about Israeli Air Force audio tapes. The NSA intercepts tapes had not yet been released in 2002. Some conspiracy theorists alleged the NSA tapes would prove that the Israeli attack was premeditated. Cristol's successful Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the NSA, while resulting in the release of those tapes, has been greeted by anti-Israel sources insisting that the NSA tapes are fraudulent and are part of a larger conspiracy to deceive the American public. After a quarter of a century of intensive research in both Israel and the U.S., researching all relevant archives from NSA, CIA and the State Department, reviewing both formerly classified and open source documents, and interviewing all then-living individuals directly involved in the incident, the factual and documentary record is clear. Cristol maintains that despite the fact that all of the official records and transcripts are now available for review, the truth has proven to be of no interest to those individuals and organizations who are motivated by hidden agendas, wish to keep conspiracy theories alive, or are trying to feed sensational stories to the media. Documenting his findings in six new chapters, Cristol establishes definitively that the Israeli attack was a tragic mistake and presents a convincing argument that will be regarded as the final chapter in the long-simmering debate about this incident.
Authors: Cristol, A. Jay, 1929-
Uniform Title: Liberty incident.
Title: The Liberty incident revealed
the definitive account of the 1967 Israeli attack on the U.S. Navy spy ship
Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland. :, Naval Institute Press,, [2013]
Edition: Second edition.
Characteristics: xiv, 392 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Previously published: The Liberty incident : the 1967 Israeli attack on the U.S. Navy spy ship / A. Jay Cristol. Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, 2002.
Contents: Roll in on target
The two-month crisis
Why was the Liberty in harm's way?
The Liberty targeted
The air and sea attacks
In the aftermath
Friendly fire kills
Survivors' perceptions
Conspiracy theories
Tall tales vs. reality
Did Dayan order it?
America investigates
Israel investigates
Television's perspective
Red herrings and myths
Confirmation: National Security Agency intercepts
Confirmation: The mythical submarine
Confirmation: Department of State
Confirmation: Court of Inquiry audiotapes
Confirmation: NSA 1995 Historian's analysis
Final analysis
Epilogue to the first edition / by Ernest C. Castle
In memoriam
Appendix 1: Official reports of the Liberty incident
Appendix 2: Israel Air Force and NSA audiotapes: compared
Appendix 3: Memo, Director NSA: Bravo "Crayon" Report, NR2149, aftermath of Israeli attack on USS Liberty 8 June 1967.
Local Note: 53 112 118
ISBN: 1612513409
Statement of Responsibility: A. Jay Cristol
Copyright Date: ♭2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-382) and index.
Subject Headings: Israel-Arab War, 1967 Naval operations. Liberty (Ship)
Topical Term: Israel-Arab War, 1967
LCCN: 2013016521
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Oct 29, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

There are so many so-called nonfiction books out today that neglect or overlook the glaring facts to such a degree they can only be qualified as fiction! At least one, maybe more, Israeli pilot(s) came forward and admitted that they had confirmed with base ops that the vessel they were ordered to attack was a US Navy vessel. This fact above all renders this book null and void, claptrap, bulltwacky, flotsam and jetsam from another JAG disinformation specialist, I'm sad to say. Also, the author, by his fictional statements, is claiming the seamen aboard that vessel were all liars, as their testimony clearly contradicts his assertions.


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