Ron Unz discusses USS Liberty, a subject new to me, and, among other things, looks at the evidence for the theory that the attack was a conspiracy by President Lyndon Johnson and Israel. The idea was to stage a false flag attack, blame Egypt, and bomb Cairo with nukes in retaliation. We were delivered from World War 3 only because Liberty miraculously survived.
And yet Unz flat-out rejects as absurd the idea that 9/11 was a false flag by the Bush administration. His main argument appears to be that Cheney had health problems and presumably had more important things to worry about than plotting the attack. But this is inadequate. Is the argument that old sick people cannot be evil? I’d say the opposite is true: a weak and corrupt body leads to a corrupt mind. It may have been precisely Cheney’s physical heart’s problem that darkened his spiritual heart.