June 8th, 1967 - the day Israel tried to sink the USS Liberty using unmarked fighter-bombers. The US government and Naval commanders, including John McCain's father covered it up and the survivors have been ordered not to speak publically about it ever since, without receiving so much as an apology.
There are 2 main schools of thought about the motivation for the attack:
- To prevent the US from gaining knowledge that Israel was:
- Repositioning in order to invade Syria & take the Golan Heights, &/or
- Avoiding any prying eyes while they killed ~10,000 Egyptian POWs in the Sinai Desert
- As a false-flag attack to draw the US into the war.