#70 erez says..... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 17.12.09 | 16:14 (IST)

    e: "so johnboy excused the jordanian attack on israel in 1967 when it lost the west bank on account of the fact it was an ally of egypt." You really are a slow little fellow, aren't you? Jordan went to war in 1967 because it was obliged BY TREATY to come to the assistance of Egypt. That's how self-defense pacts work, erez, and it works the same way when Arab countries sign them as it does when European countries sign onto one and call it "NATO". An attack on one is an attack on all, and that the Israelis knew full well. e: "jordan`s loyalty to egypt is laudable" Yep, as slow as..... It wasn't a matter of LOYALTY, erez; it was a TREATY OBLIGATION. Self-defense pacts don't work if they don't create obligations - not "loyalty" - and a particulary nasty aggressor can't warn you to stay out of the fight; you are involved the moment that aggressor starts throwing his punches at your treaty partner.

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    First published 03:11 17.12.09 | Last updated 15:17 17.12.09
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