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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 09.07.06 | 22:11 (IDT)

    Meir, a great deal of factual material has become available now that was not available in the past. The truth is that the Soviet Union supplied disinformation which caused undue anxiety and bellicosity on the part of the Egyptians, and Syrians. This in turn caused an unnecessary response from Israel. By that point the crisis had taken on a life of it's own and spun out of control into war. There was no "plan" by Israel to attack Egypt and Syria as they feared. There was no "plan" by Egypt and Syria to attack Israel as was feared. Neither side wanted a war - quite contrary to the mythology of both sides - and the war that happened was accidental. The malefactor responsible was the Soviet Union. What the Soviet Union did has been declassified by Russia. Documentation on the motive remains classified.

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    First published 00:00 09.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 09.07.06
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