BDS/BS 20: Nasser went to war to help...Syria? Come off it! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Realist
    • 07.02.10 | 02:32 (IST)

    Do you seriously expect anyone with two brain cells to rub together to believe your claim that Nasser went to war because he wanted to help Syria? Nasser was President of Egypt, not Syria. You know that, right? You did not provide any evidence or even a single example of Israeli threats to Syria but suppose they existed, what does that have to do with Egypt? Egypt went to war because the President of Egypt thought it was in his or his country's interest. He was armed to the teeth with the latest Russian weapons and imagined that Israel had lost the will to fight in self-defence. That was a big mistake but one which the Syrians and Jordanians also made. Anyone else who makes the same mistake will regret it at least as much.

    from the article: Tension with Syria can turn into war in an instant
    First published 02:08 05.02.10 | Last updated 19:32 05.02.10
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