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  •  I find it funny. (0+ / 0-)

    That im the one supposedly not backing up my sources.  I don't think you have given a source for any of your claims.    You completely ignore all facts not favorable to israel.  You unfortunately live in a world of denial.  Its no suprise that President Johnson Took Israel's side, THe american Presidents always side with Israel.    

    •  OK, digest this.. (0+ / 0-)

      From your Diary:

      "I do not think Nasser wanted war. The two divisions he sent to The Sinai would not have been sufficient to launch an offensive war. He knew it and we knew it." Yitzhak Rabin, Israel's Chief of Staff in 1967, in Le Monde, 2/28/68

      The actual quote:

      "I do not think Nasser wanted war. The two divisions he sent to the Sinai on 14 May [1967] would not have been sufficient to launch an offensive against Israel. He knew it and we knew it."

      What is the difference?  The date of course.  Perhaps on May 14th, Nasser did not want war.  HOWEVER many things happened between May 14 and June 5. Egypt ordered the UN peacekeepers to leave, Egypt blockaded Israel's Red Sea Port. Egypt moved another 5 divisions to the Israeli Border, 100,000 troops in all. Egyptian dictator Nasser threatened Israel with genocide.

      Here is the original in FRENCH:

      Q. Penser-vous que Nasser a fait semblait de croire a vos menaces parce qu'il cherchait a provoquer la guerre?

      A. Je ne pense pas que Nasser voulait la guerre. Les deux divisions qu'il envoya dans le Sinai, le 14 mai, n'aurient pas suffi pour declencher une offensive contre Israel. Il le savait, et nous le savions.

      I actually went to the library, and looked it up on microfiche.  

      This is how I found this little tidbit, Rabin also said in the same interview:

      A en juger par les sept divisions qu'il envoya dans le Sinai, apres le fermiture d'Akaba, il savait pourtant que nous considererions son geste comme un casus belli.

      Translated as:

      judging by the seven divisions which he sent to Sinai after the closure of Aqaba, he knew that we would consider his gesture to be a casus belli.

      SO, in the exact same interview that you say shows Rabin didn't believe that the Arabs started the 1967 war,  the same interview that helped convince you that the Israelis started the 1967 war, Rabin clearly states that Egypt did start the 1967 war.

      By leaving out the date, and quoting out of context, you are purposly decieving (or decieved, you pick).

      I am not ignoring FACTS, I am ignoring your opinions that you present as facts.

      SLAM DUNK!!!

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