An American political commentator says Israel may stage an attack against American ships in the Persian Gulf to draw the US into war with Iran.
In an interview with Press TV, James Morris said Israel may resort to a ploy similar to the USS Liberty incident and “stage an attack against an American ship to draw the US into war against Iran.”
In 1967, during the Six-Day War between Israel and some of the Arab states, the Israeli Air Force attacked the USS Liberty, an American technical research ship, north of the Sinai Peninsula, northwest from the Egyptian city of Arish.
The attack killed 34 crew members, wounded 170, and severely damaged the ship. After conducting inquiries, the Israeli and US government issued reports that concluded the attack was a mistake due to Israel’s confusion about the identity of the USS Liberty.