BJ: "Egypt started `56 war when she blocked Suez. A direct act of war on her part. Refusing Israel the right of innocent passage" No. It is a violation of the Treaty of Constantinople, BEN. It provided Israel with a casus belli for ISRAEL to go to war. Your hypcrisy is showing, thanks to your book-ended posts #150-151 #150 In 1973 Israel gave Egypt a casus belli to violate a ceasefire, therefore it was EGYPT that started that war. #151: In 1956 Egypt gave Israel a casus belli to violate an armistace, therefore it was...EGYPT(!!!) that started that war. Egypt gets damned either way. How very inconsistent. But how very convenient for you, hey? My position IS consistent: the party that provided the other side with a casus belli is the party that Got What It Deserved, but it is not the party that Started That War. It is the party that shouted "Casus belli!!" and went BAMB!!!! that is the party that Started That War. In 1956 that was Israel. In 1973 Egypt/Syria.
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