Insider Tells the Truth About the Cover-up of the Attack on the USS Liberty


2007 Mark Glenn

‘Son, I spent 2 years as a special agent in the FBI and over 30 yrs in the military, and if it is one thing I learned through all of this, it’s that when you get an order, you say ‘yes sir’ and carry it out with no questions asked’.

This was the response given by Capt. Ward Boston, USN (Ret) to this reporter in a series of recent interviews he gave for American Free Press Newspaper. For those not familiar with Capt. Ward Boston, he played what will one day be recognized as one of the most pivotal roles in recent human history. 40 years ago this upcoming June, he was the senior legal council for the Naval Board of Inquiry concerning the June 8, 1967 attack on the USS Liberty by Israeli Air and Naval forces that resulted in 34 Americans killed and 171 wounded. His job in 1967 was to be part of a hastily-called investigation into the attack, and–as he has recently revealed to the shock of many–to rule that Israel’s 90-minute bloodfest waged against America’s young men was all an ‘accident’ that occurred during ‘the fog of war’, all the evidence to the contrary be damned. In 2002, Capt. Ward broke his silence of 3 decades and released an affidavit to the public in which he admitted that the entire investigation was a sham, and that he was under orders (from persons of no less authority than President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara) to rule that the bloodiest day in American naval history since WWII took place as a result of ‘mistaken identity’ and that America’s ally, Israel–was innocent of any wrongdoing.

For 35 years Capt. Ward lived with the bitter knowledge that his fellow servicemen had been deliberately murdered in what was an act of war by a foreign power and yet because of the orders he received was powerless to say anything. A conflux of events however led him to make the decision to ‘damn the torpedoes’ and to let the chips fall where they may. ‘I’m an old man’ he told AFP. ‘They can’t threaten my job, and if they throw me into jail, so what? The truth has to be told for the benefit of the survivors and for the American people whose sons and daughters are dying today’.

The first of these events leading him to break his silence was the 2002 release of a book entitled ‘The Liberty Incident’ written by Judge Ahron Jay Cristol at a time when America was being drawn into a series of long-term military engagements with countries that just so happened to be enemies of Israel. Through his book and subsequent speaking tour, Cristol (a slavish, shameless, fanatical apologist for the Jewish State who is on more-than-friendly terms with a number of people in both the military and arms industry in Israel) did the usual song and dance when it comes to discussing the terrorist state that attacked America in 1967, which was to argue for unconditional acquittal, using a collage of sloppy yet deliberate misrepresentations and omissions of fact. In Capt. Boston’s words, it was Cristol’s ‘insidious attempt to whitewash the event that pushed me to speak out’.

‘These rats,’ he said, referring to Israel and her defenders. ‘They lie about everything. You can’t believe a word they say’ he told AFP. What was so important about this statement was that Capt. Boston was not just talking about the past, but about the present and future as well. ‘They’ve completely infested the entire Intelligence and Defense apparatus of the United States’ he said. ‘Perle, Feith, Wolfowitz, and all the rest of them…They’re spies for Israel, every damned one of them’ he said. ‘Just consider the 5 guys who were arrested after 9/11, cheering and celebrating, and then afterwards we come to find out that they were Mossad and then they get sent back to Israel. They knew all about it and yet our government, the government I worked for most of my life did nothing about it. Can you imagine if these guys were Arabs?’ he asked. ‘It’s been the same thing, ever since 1967’ he said with unmistakable aggravation. ‘Protect Israel, protect Israel…In the meantime, our boys are dying over there and those who don’t die are coming back here with all sorts of problems, both physical and psychological’.

It was his visit to Israel some years back that clinched it for this man in terms of his feelings for the ‘great experiment’ in Jewish self-rule. ‘The way they treat the Arabs…it’s unconscionable’ he said. ‘You go into Israel, into the only places where they allow the tourists, and it’s the picture of paradise, just as the Soviets used to do. Then you take a detour off the approved itinerary and you see what it is really like…The poverty, misery, abuse. Arab kids being gunned down in broad daylight. It’s worse than South Africa. Only a person with a ice water in his veins could see the way the Arabs are treated and not be outraged’.

As far as the future goes, Capt. Boston is not hopeful. ‘If either they (the Israelis) or the US launches a war against Iran, it will be the beginning of the end’ he said. ‘Armageddon…You’ll have Muslims pouring into the area from all over the world and no army will be able to stop them. They will tear Israel and the Americans to pieces.’

As far as his reaction to the predictable accusations of ‘anti-Semitism’ that have been leveled against him for telling the truth concerning the attack on the Liberty, he laughs it off. ‘One of my closest friends growing up was Jewish’ he said. ‘I don’t have a prejudiced bone in my body. What we are dealing with here is an act of war initiated against the United States, the country I swore an oath to defend, period. If a proper investigation into the attack on the Liberty had been allowed to take place and the American people made aware of what happened, we would not be in the middle of this mess in the Middle East now.’

2007 By Mark Glenn

  1. #1 by sammy on 06/08/2012 - 9:34

    The irony is: Israel used the same weaponry literally given to them by our corrupt politicians to ‘murder’ some of our finest. That is sad. Will it ever stop?

  2. #2 by SazzyLilSmartAzz on 06/08/2012 - 9:34

    Thank you for this article Mark. Unfortunately, I do not forgive Capt. Ward Boston. There is also strong speculation that LBJ had jewish blood and the jews call him a “friend of the jews.”

  3. #3 by bajajoes on 06/08/2012 - 9:34

    IF what he said comes to be I hope Isreal is stupid enough to attack!

  4. #4 by ruby22-kate on 06/08/2012 - 9:34

    Captain Ward Boston was ultimately unable to live with these continuous zionist hypocricy. His whistleblowing helped bring other witnesses to public attention.

  5. #5 by billyeva on 06/08/2012 - 9:34

    It’s all well & good coming out & telling the truth about this war crime 40 years later when nothing is going to be done about it. Maybe if Capt. Ward Boston had done what was right back in 1967 others may have followed suit, then maybe the scum who were responsible might have been punished, but that’s a big if.

  6. #6 by equalizer on 06/08/2012 - 9:34

    “so what” Boston finally grows a conscience……

  7. #7 by roberttitle on 06/08/2012 - 9:34

    I’m sick and tired of servicemen scoffing at morality and covering-up the truth by just convincing themselves they were just following orders. He should have broke his silence years ago when all of this came down. Your silence, as far as I’m concernedc, implicates you and your cooperative involvement in this nasty, evil incident. Shame on you.

  8. #8 by Balder on 06/08/2012 - 9:34

    1.”Son, I spent 2 years as a special agent in the FBI and over 30 yrs in the military, and if it is one thing I learned through all of this, it’s that when you get an order, you say ‘yes sir’ and carry it out with no questions asked’”***Bull shit.You were only thinking about you career/pay check.
    2.‘I’m an old man’ he told AFP. ‘They can’t threaten my job, and if they throw me into jail, so what? The truth has to be told for the benefit of the survivors and for the American people whose sons and daughters are dying today’.****The TRUTH should have been told 45 year ago, you gutless dirt bag. bNow that you are an “old man”and nothing to lose you think you can right your crime and make peace with God?I don’t think so dirtbag,look behind you hell is waiting for you.

  9. #9 by Pro-Gentile on 06/09/2012 - 9:34

    Can you imagine if these guys were Arabs?’ he asked.

    Posted for those who simply say “America should stop funding israel”.

    America has “baumed” Arab/Muslim countries back to the stone age for A LOT LESS (zero if you know that all terrorists are Mossad/CIA/MI6/Raw/etc)

    israel/judaism has raped and destroyed America since, well who can know… LONG before 1948, long before the Federal Reserve’s founding … look at what the founders had to contend with … “central banking”…

    They took the lives of hundreds of millions of people, just in the last century (Both world wars, bolshevik revolution, communism and all its evils, etc). They’ve absolutely drowned the world in filth, perversion, sex slavery, prostitution, pro-homosexuality, etc etc. They’ve been poisoning us with chemicals in our food, deliberately before anyone chimes in about the FDA and govt oversight etc. And a whole host of other ills, you can look them up yourselves.

    If israel/judaism was a person that had done these things… I can assure you, you wouldn’t simply call for that person to be ignored or to call to stop “funding” him. You would want to tear him apart with your bare hands.

    How about one last “intervention”….

  10. #10 by galwayspaniard on 06/09/2012 - 9:34

    this question about speaking up at the time comes up repeatedly

    something happened to me late 60s and then as a civilian a few yrs back
    thing is you can speak up all you want-they gang up on you all the way to supreme court and president- you could do jail time, you lose everything,
    it is tough to keep quiet but they beat you all the time

    even men from different countries spoke out in 67 and meant little
    lead Israeli pilot who refused to fire was jailed

  11. #11 by ruby22-kate on 06/09/2012 - 9:34

    I’m inclined to give Ward Boston a pass, better late than never. He knew what happened to whistleblowers, along with the more mundane considerations like fearing job loss, medical coverage, pensions.

    None of us know how we will react when faced with stark moral choices. We hope we will stand for righteousness, I hope I do not look away and say nothing, out of fear for me or my children, when I’m faced with this type of test.

  12. #12 by galwayspaniard on 06/10/2012 - 9:34

    I agree ruby 22
    i found out as did other guys in vietnam

    and history repeats except when you are mucholder you lose a job
    you gain nothing and no one will back you

    you fight alone

  13. #13 by ruby22-kate on 06/10/2012 - 9:34

    “You fight alone” I am having to relearn that rule, over & over. Some article writers state that if main street USAns find out about who did 9/eleven, or how the USS Liberty was attacked, by our so called allies, they will go crazy with anger against Israel.

    I don’t buy it, all of USA’s politicians have to be aware of this modern day ethnic cleansing, why won’t the international community demand the end of occupation & land theft and killing? How has Israel usurped all of this international power?

  14. #14 by Ponders70 on 06/18/2012 - 9:34

    One can only hope that ALL the Arabs,
    ALL the Muslims of the world would
    attack jewville.
    I’ll bring the popcorn.

  15. #15 by NobodysaysBOO on 06/08/2013 - 9:34

    One possible outcome that would be good for the world in general is the same thing that the zionist plan for the world just different players,WHAT IF: The Russians capture and totally destroy Isreal? Then the NEW WORLD ORDER would begin WITHOUT the criminal Israelies!!!

  16. #16 by Luciana on 06/08/2013 - 9:34

    Will his story allow him to rest in peace? 9/11 had happened. That should have sent chills up his spine. He has nothing to lose now. Why is it that people wait until they have nothing to lose to speak the truth?

  17. #17 by mvs on 08/11/2013 - 9:34

    Had Mr. Boston spoke up while the inquiry was ongoing he would have been replaced.
    If he spoke about it immediately afterward…..well he’d have been lucky if he did not meet with an “accident”. He and his family would have become like Palestinians most likely.
    I am thankful that he set the record straight before dying!

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