BJ: "Egypt closed the Suez." Indeed she did. BJ: "That in itself was the cause of the war." *sigh* You just announced that Egypt presented Israel with a "casus belli" when she closed the Suez Canal. Go look up what "casus belli" actually means, BEN, and you will see that it is a concept found in "just ab bellum" i.e. it is YOUR justification for LAUNCHING A WAR on THEM. Claiming a casus belli does not mean that YOU didn't *start* a war. Far from it. It means that YOU claim YOU had justification to *start* a war. The argument has always been this: Did Israel start the 1967 war, or did Egypt start the 1967 war? Your post, quoted above, means that ISRAEL started the 1967 war. What you are arguing is that Egypt "had it coming to her". And you are too thick to even understand that simple distinction..... BJ: "End of conversation." Indeed. You are a tedious boor, BEN, and dim with it.
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