39 Years Ago Today

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    By Oct 13, 1973 the Yom Kippur War (Oct 6-Oct 25) was in it's 7th day.
    Israel, initially caught off-guard, had fully mobilized its forces and had turned the tide of the war. The next 10 days would see the kind of gains Israel enjoyed in the Six Day War of 1967 and by the time the international community pulled Israel off her "peaceful" Arab neighbors, "the Israelis had improved their positions considerably and completed their encirclement of Egypt's Third Army and the city of Suez."
    "At the conclusion of hostilities, Israeli forces were 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Damascus and 101 kilometres (63 mi) from Cairo."

    Israel learned not to ignore the threats of her "peaceful" Arab neighbors and the Arabs learned that Damascus and Cairo were not beyond the reach of Israeli tanks and troops.
    As a result Egypt and then Jordan signed peace treaties with Israel. :clap2::clap2::clap2:

    Yom Kippur War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    My father bravely fought in that war.
     
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    If he is still with us, hug him for me.
    If not, his contribution should never be forgotten. :clap2::clap2::clap2:
     
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    He is still alive, Baruch Hashem. He is 63 years old. I will hug him for you.

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    funny how the yom kippur war is news and worthy of discussion and yet, the deliberate attack by israel on the USS Liberty is almost always relegated to the old news heap.
     
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    Blessing to all of the brave troops who protected our country. :clap2:
     
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    BS.
    The Liberty tragedy is often the topic of discussion here and probably more so than the entire Y-K War.
    I recall having days of Liberty back-and-forth just a couple of weeks ago.
    How often must we have the same conversation (and it's always the same conversation)?
    You're just pissed 'cause that's how you Nazi types are. Pissed.
    :eusa_boohoo::eusa_boohoo::eusa_boohoo:
     
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    and almost every time the USS Libery comes up, someone will throw in something to the effect "ho hum. old news. discussion closed."

    actually, you sound much more angry than i. one simple comment on my part and you resort to name calling, and of a name maggie would disapprove of, i am sure.
     
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    The ensuing Arab oil embargo was interesting.
     
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    And does that close the discussion? You're being petulant, Princess. The Liberty thread will return every few months and we all post the same old posts we did the last time but unless there is new information to chew on you will always be disappointed in the results. :D
     

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