USS Cole attack

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Event.png USS Cole attack   History CommonsRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
U.S.S. Cole attack.jpg
Date11:18 12 October 2000
Interest ofJohn O'Neill

Official narrative

A small fiberglass boat carrying explosives and two suicide bombers approached the port side of the destroyer and detonated a bomb. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility.

Follow up

United States Ambassador to Yemen Barbara Bodine obstructed the investigation by senior FBI counter-terrorist, John O'Neill, by denying him a visa to reenter the counry.[1][2] O'Neill was later murdered on September 11, 2001.

Alternative theories

Joe Vialls and several other commentators have suggested that attack was a false flag. Several writers have blamed Israel for the attack,[3] some suggesting that the ship was hit by a missile from a submarine.[4][5][6][7]