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Submitted by Y. (Israel), Aug 18, 2010 at 04:51

I read this a long time ago, and never saw how many ... the comments became.

A. The only type of "peace" Nasser wanted with Israel involved its de facto elimination. His main demands involved flooding Israel with Palestinians and giving Egypt a territorial border with Jordan and the Eilat southern port. Oh, and he wouldn't start negotiations unless the head of the Mossad came to Egypt to talk... An obvious ruse.

B. The attack on Gaza was a retaliation for the numerous acts of terror by the Egyptian sponsored fayadeen...

C. Nasser never had the slightest interest in democracy, as anyone observing the regime he has created can see. He also never had the capability to bomb Turkey (I doubt he had the desire either). He couldn't even win against the Yemen rebels and Israel, much less Turkey.

D. It is crazy to place Greece on the same side as the Russians. Until the generals were overthrown, it was fanatically anticommunist. An obvious result of the Greek civil war.

E. Ultimately, the main responsibility for the Greeks' problem is their own internal divisions, and not any plotting of other powers. These divisions do not only generate civil war and phenomena like EOKA B, but are a major source of corruption, as the opposition has to be bought off.

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