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The lie is compounded

Reader comment on item: Foxbats Did Fly over Dimona

Submitted by Yuval Brandstetter MD (Israel), Aug 25, 2007 at 14:34

On the second or third day of the six day war the leaders of three Arab regimes, colluded in a collosal lie. Their aerodromes and air-force devastated, their armed forces running for their lives, their Russian friends routed, they decided to explain the defeat to their own people using the Arab stratagem of "blame others' never myself". Over the telephone Assad, Hussein, and Nasser fabricated the story that American and British planes laid their aerodromes to waste, not the ineffectual Zionist army, which was supposedly made up of cowardly Jews. The conversation was recorded and made public.

Now it turns out the Arab might, over which they waxed grandiose, was not their chief source of self-inflated confidence. They actually had the Russians ready to do the work for them, whereas the Arabs were to do the slaughter afterwards (I can still remember the boastful words of the Voice of Cairo blaring from the tube-radio, promising rivers of blood in tel-aviv boulevards). They figured if the Russians were willing to participate in the Big Fraud, the Jews were likely to have done the same.

Except that Jews do not lie, except to themselves. History teaches us that even a superpower could not prevail against the Fighting Jew. Only the Jew is capable of defeating himself.


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