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Operation Cyanide and Israel's Role in 9/11

Israel seems to have a nasty habit of using false information to drag the U.S. into wars.

U.S.S. Liberty and 9/11
An Israeli attack on a 1967 U.S. Navy ship initially believed to be an Egyptian military strike, killed 34 Americans and almost launched WWIII. The attacks on 9/11 started two terrible wars that have strapped the U.S. economy and claimed many lives. Israel keeps repeating that Iran has nuclear weapons with no proof, eternally drawing the U.S. toward confrontation. Will the American public someday grow tired of being drug around by the nose to fight wars for Israel's security and benefit?

(SALEM, Ore.) - They say when you are in the military, that you are expendable; flat out government property. For Uncle Sam's sake you will do what you're told and if that includes dying, well... then you have to die.

This flies for many patriots and maybe it should, but not if you come to learn that you aren't even fighting your own war. What? That's right, the war in Iraq, starting with the destruction of the World Trade Towers, the inexplicable collapse of Tower Seven, the Pentagon and Shanksville incident, have Israel's not so well hidden signature scrawled all over them[1].

This kind of thing has been going on for some time, and at one point it almost launched a Third World War.

The money trail is generally what leads to a guilty party, but in life there is more than just a desire for money; there is still a desire to seize land and practice racial bigotry through apartheid laws at minimum, and outright scathing brutality and murder at the other end.

This is the gift for humanity that religious extremism bears. Sometimes they are people like the Taliban, Hell bent on enforcing some neo he-man woman hater's club mentality based on a warped and twisted version of Islam, and then you have the form of religious extremism that invades American households and is rampant among even very docile members of the Christian and Jewish faiths. It is called Zionism, though I suspect most Christians still don't fully comprehend what that means. They think of Mount Zion and Bible songs and prayers.

But what they are supporting, is the genocidal elimination of the people who occupied 99% of what is now Israel, prior to 1947. The Israelis have taken almost all of what was Palestine, and people in places like Gaza are caged in like animals and rarely if ever allowed to enter or leave. People dig tunnels to bring in support, including food and other essentials denied them by the Israelis, and the American media portrays these poor people living in the foulest conditions known to man, as terrorists.

Their soldiers of war are mostly little children with rocks. Throwing one at an Israeli soldier takes a lot of guts, because the soldiers shoot the children dead for it.

The Six Day War

In 1967, Egypt massed troops on the Sinai Peninsula. Israel viewed this as a provocative move. They sent an envoy to talk to U.S. Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara, who said in a recent interview, that his only message to Israel, was to not attack Egypt.

The Israeli envoy is quoted saying he thought he "had a green light for the attack" - which McNamara strongly denied.

Israel dismissed McNamara's suggestion, and launched a Pearl Harbor style attack on Egypt's military. It was on day four of the Six Day War that jet fighters began circling the U.S.S. Liberty, a Navy spy ship off the coast of Gaza in place to monitor the events of our "ally" Israel.

The Americans say that after the initial Israeli jet flyovers, three different aircraft, also French made Mirage fighters, but with no national markings, began attacking the Liberty. The details of this are posted in another article that gives a better idea that was republished yesterday[2].

I also recommend watching the BBC documentary below to get a much better idea than I can give you. Several of the quotes in this story are from that program, and I have also written to a few of the survivors, which I consider an honor.

After the fighter jet attacks came the Israeli Navy, and before it was over, a torpedo slammed into the Liberty. 34 Americans killed, 171 wounded; many very badly.

The U.S. Navy finally received the Liberty's SOS call and an A-4 Skyhawk attack jet was launched off the deck of the U.S.S. America en route to Cairo, to drop something called a Bullpup Missile[3].

By some accounts, the aircraft enroute to Cairo was carrying a nuclear bomb.

Regardless of which weapon it carried, the plane was minutes away from striking when the Pentagon discovered that Israel had attacked the Liberty, not Egypt, and tragedy was narrowly averted.

This is where the story gets very ugly. Many if not most of the survivors of the U.S.S. Liberty, believe that the attack was completely intentional. The theory is that Israel tried to trick the U.S. into being drawn into the war against Egypt, which was at the time being backed by America's Cold War rival, the Soviet Union.

In other words, as the U.S. was losing heavy casualties during the peak of the Vietnam War, Israel tried to trick America into essentially starting WWIII. With friends like that, a nation doesn't need enemies. But then never forget the enemy within.

A document that was located in the national archives by a survivor of the Liberty, indicated that a program called "Operation Cyanide" actually planned the attack on the U.S.S. Liberty months before it happened. It was a product of the U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies. Israeli officials will not comment on the matter over national security.

These entries appear on the Wikipedia page about the U.S.S. Liberty:

James Bamford, a former ABC News producer, in his 2001 book Body of Secrets, proposes a different possible motive for a deliberate attack: to prevent the discovery of a massacre by the IDF of Egyptian prisoners of war that was supposedly taking place at the same time in the nearby town of El-Arish. In 1995, mass graves of Egyptian soldiers were discovered outside of El-Arish, and IDF veterans have admitted that unarmed civilians and prisoners of war were murdered in the 1967 War.

In 2003, journalist Peter Hounam wrote Operation Cyanide: How the Bombing of the USS Liberty Nearly Caused World War III, which proposes a completely different theory regarding the incident. In an attempt to explain why there was no support by U.S. forces as backup, Hounam claims that Israel and U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson had secretly agreed on day four of the Six Day War that the Liberty would be sunk with complete loss of life. The attack would be blamed on Egypt, allowing the U.S. in turn to attack Egypt, thus helping out Israel. However, according to Hounam's theory, because the Liberty did not sink after two hours, the plan was quickly reversed, Israel apologized for the case of mistaken identity, and a cover-up was put into place.[4]{5]

If Israel was willing to be that underhanded and drag the hard pressed American forces onto another battle front in the Mideast in 1967, then they were and are no friend of this country, and it appears to be exactly what took place. If U.S. officials were involved, then it is another classic example like 9/11, where American lives were willingly sacrificed by the government to further drive some kind of political agenda. People are so naive to believe "the government would never do that", yet I fear that they are wrong, very wrong.

Knowing that much, it is easy to conclude that Israel, with its huge influence in American politics, would likely take this route again.

Flash Forward

When airplanes struck the towers in New York City, President Bush and other national leaders almost instantly used the incident to frame the rationale for an attack in Afghanistan.

Yet to this day, most people close to the information do not believe Usama bin Laden had anything to do with the attack on the United States, though al Qaeda probably did. But who created al Qaeda? The CIA, during the years we funded the Afghan Mujahideen, who defeated the world's then top superpower next to the USA, the Soviet Union[6].

The United States has not benefited from the wars overseas. We are not safer, we are not better off. We have buried thousands of our own and there are hundreds of thousands who were injured both physically and psychologically through the trauma and violence of combat. In the best case scenario, we are the world's policemen, the ones who are chasing bad guys, but generally not the right ones. It seems perfectly logical that the ever paranoid Israel was behind the events that led to this ridiculous quagmire.

Our writer, noted Author and Attorney Jeff Gates, wrote how Israel's strategists use game theory models to ensure the intended responses to staged provocations and manipulated crises. With the use of game theory algorithms, Gates says, those responses become predictable, even foreseeable-within an acceptable range of probabilities. The waging of war "by way of deception" became a mathematical discipline:

For instance, a skilled game theorist could foresee that, in response to a 9/11-type mass murder, "the mark" (the U.S.) would deploy its military to avenge that attack. With phony intelligence fixed around a preset goal, a game theory algorithm could anticipate that those forces might well be redirected to invade Iraq-not to avenge 9/11 but to pursue the expansionist goals of Greater Israel.

To provoke that invasion required the displacement of an inconvenient truth (Iraq played no role in 9/11) with what lawmakers and the public could be deceived to believe. The emotionally wrenching nature of that incident was essential in order to induce Americans to abandon rational analysis and to facilitate their reliance on false intelligence.[7].

The Coalition destabilized the Middle East, and drew hundred of billions of dollars from the U.S. and world economy that are now strapped on the backs of all Americans as a massive debt. It isn't a world war, but it was in terms of national grace. The U.S. became a thug in the world under Bush, a mean fleet of Humvees coming to a village near you.

So we appear to finally be winding down in Iraq, though Americans keep serving and dying there, and we seem to have some focus in Afghanistan, though no foreign invading/occupying army has ever won a war there, but in some way, somehow, an end to the madness seems possible.

And there is that irritating barking poodle with sharp teeth and a mean bite called Israel, nipping at the heels of the American public with never-ending news reports about Iran's nukes which by all accounts do not exist, pushing this nation closer and closer into a new war, where all kinds of new young Americans can die. Well, forget it. Consider a strike on Iran the end, Americans will not go along with it. Decent people can still rule the day.

Americans need to shake their heads over the constant, never-ending lies about Iran having nuclear weapons. They don't have them, yet Israel has at least 150 deadly nuclear warheads that are all illegal and undeclared. They kept the wool over Americans eyes with that for twenty years.

But even when Israel was exposed for harboring all kinds of deadly nuclear warheads here in the states a couple of years ago, nothing happened. Iran is accused of "seeking" to "build nuclear arms" as Israel, in possession of so many, laughs and lies across American TV screens[8].

In spite of the obvious problems, we somehow are still, once again, moving closer and closer to some World War Three scenario, over false, totally bogus information.

Of course this is because of the huge Zionist presence in the ranks of both national media and politics. Seriously, if you don't know already, is still the only American news group that really looks at this openly and truthfully. I think the day is near when that will no longer be the case.

[1] Various articles about September 11th 20001

[2] Mar-19-2010 : Israel's Deadly 1967 Attack on the U.S.S. Ship Liberty - Tim King

[3] Martin ASM-N-7/GAM-83/AGM-12 Bullpup Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles

[4] USS Liberty incident - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[5] Operation Cyanide: How the Bombing of the USS Liberty Nearly Caused World War Three -

[6] Jan-24-2010: Israel, Please, No More Bin Laden Tapes, Nobody is Buying It! - Gordon Duff

[7] Oct-20-2009: How Israel Wages Game Theory Warfare - Jeff Gates

[8] March-03-2010: Reports indicate U.S. is mobilizing for war in Iran Tim King

Produced by the BBC, Dead in the Water uses startling new evidence to reveal the truth behind the seemingly inexplicable attack. The film combines dramatic reconstruction of the events, with new access to former officers in the US and Israeli armed forces and intelligence services who have decided to give their own version of events. Interviews include President Lyndon Johnson's Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara, former head of the Israeli navy Admiral Shlomo Errell and members of the USS Liberty crew.

WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY: "USS Liberty: Dead in the Water"


Tim King: Editor and Writer Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines. Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Silver Spoke Award by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (2011), Excellence in Journalism Award by the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (2010), Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), First-place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Tim was a member of the National Press Photographer's Association for several years and is a current member of the Orange County Press Club. Serving the community in very real terms, is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. As News Editor, Tim among other things, is responsible for publishing the original content of 82 writers. He reminds viewers that emails are easily missed and urges those trying to reach him, to please send a second email if the first goes unanswered. You can write to Tim at this address:

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Adam March 25, 2010 2:46 pm (Pacific time)

Operation Cyanide is still alive and the Zionists who had the ability to quiet President Johnson are still around. Almost every bit of the news we get today goes through sealed-tight filtering system controlled by the likes of Rupert Murdock. Israel is today's source of all evil in the world, and it is in-deed evil in its zionist and expansionist philosophy. How many UN resolutions against Israel have been issued since 1947? None of them are mentioned in the news, while one resolution drove us to war in the Gulf in 1990 and a second one to a second war in Iraq in 2003. Let the word out about the Zionism.
Thank you Salem-News for such a truthful, well researched, and timely article.

Salem-News Editor: Thanks for saying that Adam

Oren Kaplan Over in Israel March 22, 2010 11:15 am (Pacific time)

Mr. King, Do us a big favor: First off Please have the US government stop aid to Israel and then leave us in peace to run our affairs without neoconservative interference. THEN you'll have time to deal with those minor issues of compensation to the slaves and finding your nation having being founded on occupied territory. Sounds like you haven't read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee? Certainly you've heard about the "Trail of Tears". What was Little Big Horn about? Seems like you folks have a few things to tidy up on your side of the pond before you look elsewhere unless your ancestors are Cherokee or Lacota or from the West Africa. And as far as we are concerned i think there is enough evidence to indicate that Jews have have been here continuously for the past 3000 years, have legitimate rights, and are willing to compromise with those of good will. I condemn all immoral and unethical actions of our army and government while defending our inalienable right to protect ourselves and our children. Next time let's hear about these American issues.

Tim King: Oren, the United States (of all countries) learned a long time ago that there is this thing called humanity that overrules religious theory and doctrine.  I do not hold back when talking about past mistakes of the U.S., however the fact that Israel behaves as though we are still in the dark ages... now that is unacceptable.  Past American mistakes are serious, current mistakes made in Israel are of a larger magnitude because this is 2010.

Vic March 22, 2010 8:50 am (Pacific time) mean those Las Vegas casio owners that spend up to 2 million dollars for trained experts to come in and demolish their buildings and make them collapse into their own footprint wasted their money? All they had to do was build a small diesel fire in the basement? I suppose the over 1000 registered engineers and architects that dont buy the official version need to "do some more research" ? Maybe you are the one who refuses to see obvious truth. Who the hell would EVER work or live in a skysraper if a basement fire could make the whole thing collapse. In the HISTORY OF THE WORLD, only three steel framed buildings have collapsed allegedly from fire...all three on 9-11. Coincidence? Hows that Kool-Aid? Need more sugar?

Jeff Kaye~ March 21, 2010 9:04 am (Pacific time)

Well put, Vic. In these turbulent times, the truth is what matters, and it is easy to defend. The truth is painful for all, because it's been locked away by the powers that be for so long, its stiff, achy bones long for daylight. But once it's out, look out! The roaches are running from the laser-light scrutiny of Salem-News and what few other media have the stones to put in print what the world needs to hear. Those pathetic few who slander S-N for getting at the truth have very little to say... their arguments are increasingly indefensible, and seldom cogent or even credible. Hey, Netanyahoo! Tear down that wall! If you want to drag us into another war in your region, it should be with YOU. We enabled that putrid mess to grow from the petri dish of stolen lands; it's our obligation to make it right.

Anonymous March 20, 2010 8:49 pm (Pacific time)

i hope this link works Tim..please check the comment section if it works. Great article..thanks. The author of the article from the link below, blames everything on America..I thought i should give a different viewpoint, and your article fit in perfectly..thanks again.

Damon Atherly March 20, 2010 7:21 pm (Pacific time)

There is nothing mysterious about the collapse of WTC 7. The building housed diesel generators to power government offices in the other WTC buildings. Fires started there with the initial attack and burned all day long fed by diesel pumps because all the firefighters that would normally have put it out had just died in WTC's 1 and 2.  The author here needs to learn to do more research before printing conspiracy theories.

Editor: Damon, the writer has been researching this for years.  Your suggestion is rather sheepish and highly unquestioning.  I have some land in Florida for sale, beach front property half the day...

Anonymous March 20, 2010 6:40 pm (Pacific time)

tim...great article. hope this link works, please view the comment section, its me commenting.. this guy "carl herman' tells much truth, but blames it all on the americans, and i dont like that, so your article fit perfectly. hope the link works. I will be spreading this article around. will post it for sure.

JimBob March 20, 2010 6:31 pm (Pacific time)

Just curious... on day 4 of a 6-day war, with Egypt already defeated and Israel moving on to take Syria's Golan Heights, why would Israel need the US to attack Egypt for it?

Anonymous March 20, 2010 6:21 pm (Pacific time)

xlnt tim. u have some big ones my friend. osotan; bringing up conservatives, means you are missing the point entirely. this is not a left/right issue, the left/right paradigm is a hoax. Brought to you by...none other, than...guess who?

Vic March 20, 2010 4:33 pm (Pacific time)

Ellie...very well put ! Hate blinds our friend marcopolo/shlomo. He knows that the whole "you hate Jews thing" is BS,and that this has nothing to do with religion, but what other defense does he have for the actions of his country?...None...Right is right and wrong is wrong.Period. Israel is increasingly coming under the spotlight..and not looking very good. Expect an American city to be attacked..(like the USS Liberty)...maybe with a nuclear weapon , and the "evidence", like Mohammed Atta's passport, to be abundant, and pointing to Iran. HOPEFULLY, the American people are not as stupid as our overlords think. In that case, the feces is going to hit the air propulsion device big time !!! (and they know it ) Tim, thank you for having the cahones to write and run this story. You are a patriotic AMERICAN that our founding fathers would be proud of. If you were not having an effect, you wouldnt be getting so much flak..:)

Anonymous March 20, 2010 4:21 pm (Pacific time)

Mr. King, Thank you for publishing this article. Perhaps the citizens of the world will finally realize that they have been fooled in the worst possible way. When will Mainstream media pick up on this ? Unfortunately, due to reasons mentioned in this article, they never will. At the risk of risk of being called an anti-semite, I believe that the United States should sever all military and economic ties with the state of Rothschildania, and look at the holocaust being perpetrated on the Palestinians. Will anyone stand up for them? Our Nation has been undermined, from top to bottom by Zionism. Many think that the Mafia is run by the Italians, but in the movie the Godfather II, the character of Hyman Roth was the one who really controlled the Syndicate. Maybe with a movie reference, people will start to understand the bigger picture that is all around them. (grin) PBS PBS

ellie March 20, 2010 10:25 am (Pacific time)

The truth hurts. The truth also sets us free, but first we have to know it. It will always be on the run from falsehood,in the minority, but always ahead. There will always be imposters "slouching toward Bethlehem to be born." Zionism, elevating a race above others, is just the opposite end of racism, which degrades other races. Our Judeo-Christian roots run deadly deep.

shlomo rubin March 20, 2010 10:19 am (Pacific time)

The opinions of the author do not pass the smell test, nor the comment that they are of the author only and not Salem-News when the author is the news editor.

Tim King: Hey Slomo, you had better speed up a little bit; I am the founder of, I am the news editor and I contribute stories also,  It really isn't that confusing.

Osotan; March 20, 2010 2:48 am (Pacific time)

get your kevlar, dig in and watch.., listen., can you hear the rustle of incoming purple faced conservatives? This is powerful stuff. Roll on it S-N!.,can I get a witness?

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