The "crime" requires a motive or it falls apart. The tragic mistaken identity attack on the USS Liberty has become a cause celebre of the conspiracy theory cabal who must answer the logical question: WHY? Why would Israel attack the Liberty? They toss about all manner of claims including complicity by the Johnson administration and a vast cover-up but rely on unnamed sources, speculation, rumor mongering, misleading half-truths and outright lies. So I will use their methodolgy in order to deduce their motivation: Hate sells and writing a book or championing a cause can bring one fame, glory and gold in the form of lucrative speaking engagements. I'd say my conclusion is far more compelling than theirs, wouldn't you?