The Six Day War and Israeli Lies: What I Saw at the CIA 

Melvin A. Goodman — CounterPunch


… In 1967, Israeli officials at the hi­ghest level lied to the White House about the start of the Six-Day War. As a jun­ior analyst at the CIA, I helped to draft the report that de­scribed Israel’s att­ack against Egypt on the morning of June 5, 1967. There were sensitive communica­tions intercepts that documented Israeli preparations for an attack, and no evid­ence of an Egyptian battle plan … The Israeli government lied to the White Hou­se about how the war started. President Johnson was told that the Egyptians had initiated firing on Israeli settlements, and that an Egyptian squadron had been observed heading tow­ard Israeli. Neither statement was true … The CIA, meanwhi­le, had the benefit of satellite photogr­aphy that showed Egy­ptian planes parked on airfields wingtip­-to-wingtip, which pointed to no plan to attack.


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