It would appear that it was both Israel and the USA that tried to sink the USS Liberty in 1967.
The objective of this false flag operation was to provide an excuse to attack Egypt.
The following appeared in MILITARY HISTORY BOOK REVIEW MH-122 December 2003
"President Lyndon B. Johnson and some key officials, seeing the increasingly Soviet-leaning Egyptian President Gamel Abdel Nasser as a threat, made secret arrangements to help Israel in its coming June offensive with the intention of toppling Nasser.
"As part of Operation Cyanide, USS LIBERTY was sent to operate off the Sinai coast, where it was to be sunk with all hands by unmarked Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats, after which the United States would blame the attack on Egypt and launch carrier airstrikes against Cairo...
"The stubborn refusal of LIBERTY'S crew to die or let their ship sink after 75 minutes of air and sea attack - in spite of two American carrier sorties to aid her being inexplicably called back - led to the cancellation of Operation Cyanide, Israel's apology and offer of restitution for a 'tragic mistake,' the Johnson Administration's swift acceptance of that explanation and an equally quick, reassuring 'hot line' telephone call to Soviet premierAlexei Kosygin." -
Information about Operation Cyanide has been uncovered by former BBC investigative journalist Peter Hounam. Allegedly, the American plan was to sink the Liberty and blame Russia and Egypt.
According to an article in American free Press, "It now it appears that American political, intelligence and military persons played a key role in setting up the Liberty...The plan... was to sink the defenseless, unarmed American ship sailing in international waters off the coast of Egypt. The Soviets and their Arab allies (in particular Egypt) would then be blamed for the event.” - American Free Press , Liberty Attack Part Of Grand Scheme
OPERATION CYANIDE: Why the Bombing of the USS Liberty Nearly Caused World WarIII, by Peter Hounam, Vision, a division of Satin Publications, Ltd, London,2003, $24.95
(We know a Scottish Muslim who reads the Sun and whose daughters wear short skirts.) Munshi, now 18, was in court with Khan and Muhammad.
"They denied 13 counts of alleging possessing articles for a purpose connected with terrorism and making a record of information likely to be useful in terrorism between November 23 2005, and June 20 the following year."
Simon Denison, prosecuting, said that in Muhammad's bedroom police found "dummy ammunition", a library of DVDs and CDs packed with propaganda, an SAS handbook, maps, photographs of a smiling Osama bin Laden.
Is Muhammad one of the small minority of Muslims who have not yet discovered that Osama worked for the CIA?
Or was the photograph planted by certain people? Do the police plant evidence in order to frame people?
Mr Denison said the MSN exchange between Khan and Muhammad about the secret Islamic state in Scotland occurred on November 12 2005.
(Sounds like an MI5 plot to discredit the Scottish Nationalists?)
He told jurors it began with Muhammad explaining how he and work colleagues had allegedly been chatting about emigration for Muslims feeling oppressed in Britain.
He then said: "So like maybe a remote part of Scotland - people were like 'What the hell?' - at least to a place where there were Muslim communities."
The classic false flag operation was aimed against the Irish and took place in the 1880s during the reign of Britain's Queen Victoria.
Nationalists in Ireland wanted independence from Britain.
The British government devised a false flag operation to discredit the Irish nationalists, including their leader in Parliament Charles Stewart Parnell.
During the 1860s and 1870s, there were 'terrorist' Irish-American groups. One such group was the Fenian Brotherhood, Clan na Gael, an Irish-American secret society.
However, British Intelligence officers used the Fenian Brotherhood to stir up violence against British targets, so as to discredit the Irish nationalists.
The Jubilee Plot 1887
British government ministers, led by Prime Minister Lord Salisbury, decided:
(1) to use a double-agent Francis Millen to organise a 'plot' to blow up Westminster Abbey, thus killing Queen Victoria and half the British cabinet.
(2) to have the plot discovered and revealed during Queen Victoria's golden jubilee.
The Jubilee plot employed two Irish-American patsies, Thomas Callan and Michael Harkins. They were none too bright and missed their boat from New York to Liverpool. They arrived on the morning of the Jubilee, too late to reach Westminster Abbey.
After the plot had been revealed, the two Americans were arrested and sentenced to long periods in prison for conspiracy to commit terrorist acts. Francis Millen mysteriously managed to escape to New York.
Francis Millen's employment by the British secret service had been approved by Lord Salisbury, the Prime Minister. Salisbury's red ink 'S' is written on the documents.
Francis Millen, an Irish-American soldier of fortune, had been recruited in Mexico City. A letter from the British consul in Mexico, told Prime Minister Salisbury that 'XXX' was the code for Millen and that he was ready to start his first operation.
The Times printed sensational newspaper stories accusing Nationalist leader Parnell of supporting the Jubilee Plot.
However, the 'evidence' against Parnell was later shown to be a forgery.
Millen was offered £10,000 to return to Britain to act as a whistleblower. Shortly afterwards he was found dead in New York.
Main source: Fenian Fire: The British Government Plot to Assassinate Queen Victoria. By Christy Campbell. HarperCollins
Waheed Ali, 25, Sadeer Saleem, 28, and Mohammed Shakil, 32, all from Leeds, had been accused of helping the alleged 7 July bombers.
All three had spent time in training camps in Pakistan. All three attended the same mosques, gyms and community organisations as Mohammad Sidique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer and Hasib Hussain, the alleged July 7 bombers.
All three said their trip to London had nothing to do with terrorism, but was to allow one of them to visit family and to take in a little tourism.