“In the Beginning . . . “

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Almost overlooked due to the world’s focus upon banner headlines and media accounts of the 70th anniversary commemoration of the June 6, 1944 D-Day multilateral invasion of Normandy, France by allied forces, is another important anniversary, the savage and pre-meditated attack on June 8, 1967 upon the USS Liberty by the Israeli military during the Six Days War.

In the ensuing years since that assault there have been many conflicting accounts written trying to make sense of why one of America’s supposedly staunchest allies could attack and murder 34 men in neutral international waters in the Mediterranean Sea. Ultimately I think the real answer will be found in much of the veiled and hidden history regarding the birth of the State of Israel itself, a story few Americans are willing to face.

Several books in particular uncover crucial dimensions of this intricate and complicated tale. They are Alison Weir, Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used To Create Israel; Ralph Schoenman, The Hidden History of Zionism; Alfred M. Lilienthal, The Zionist Connection II: What Price Peace?; Edwin Black, The Transfer Agreement — 25th Anniversary Edition: The Dramatic Story of the Pact Between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine; Lenni Brenner, Zionism in the Age of the Dictators; Lenni Brenner, The Iron Wall: Zionist Revisionism from Jabotinsky to Shamir; Lenni Brenner, 51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration With the Nazis; and John Loftus and Mark Aarons, The Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People.

In addition, I suggest readers strongly reflect upon these two incisive articles by LRC contributing writer David Martin here and here.

4:29 pm on June 9, 2014