The failure to anticipate in 1973 was largely due to the combination of arrogance and submissiveness. Meir was afraid to anger her American masters, and wanted to be seen as fighting a defensive war. This migh tbe more relevant today when comparing how the government refuses to strike targets in Syria or Iran. The conflict with the Palestinians was actually something that was born of the Oslo process. Step by step, the land-for peace conceptzia has armed PLO terrorists, imported them to Judea , Samaria and Gaza; given up strategic land; failed to quell them, or to react to breaches in peace agreements. All this has been advocated by the left squad, and military leaders such as rabin and Barak.
UN: At least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July (AP)
from the article: The dangers of harmony