So who really started the 6 day war?

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So who really started the 6 day war?

Post by Irn Bru on Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:44 pm

Let's ask the Israeli's as surely they would know.

“I do not believe that Nasser wanted war. The two divisions which he sent into Sinai on 14 May would not have been enough to unleash an offensive against Israel. He knew it and we knew it.”
Israeli Chief of Staff Rabin - 28 February 1968,

“The entire story of the danger of extermination was invented in every detail and exaggerated a posteriori to justify the annexation of new Arab territory.”
Mordecai Bentov, Member of the wartime national government. -14 April 1971

“We were not threatened with genocide on the eve of the Six Days War, and we had never thought of such a possibility.”
General Haim Bar-Lev - 4 April 1972,

“There was never any danger of annihilation. This hypothesis has never been considered in any serious meeting.”
General Ezer Weizmann, Chief of Operations - 4 April 1972,


“The thesis according to which the danger of genocide hung over us in June 1967, and according to which Israel was fighting for her very physical survival, was nothing but a bluff which was born and bred after the war.”
General Matetiyahu Peled, Chief of Logistical Command - May 1972,

“Israel was never in real danger and there was no evidence that Egypt had any intention of attacking Israel “Israeli intelligence knew that Egypt was not prepared for war.”
General Matetiyahu Peled, Chief of Logistical Command - May 1972

“There was no danger of annihilation. Neither Israeli headquarters nor the Pentagon – as the memoirs of President Johnson proved – believed in this danger.”
General Chaim Herzog (former Director of Military Intelligence

“All those stories about the huge danger we were facing because of our small territorial size, an argument expounded once the war was over, have never been considered in our calculations. While we proceeded towards the full mobilisation of our forces, no person in his right mind could believe that all this force was necessary to our ‘defence’ against the Egyptian threat. This force was to crush once and for all the Egyptians at the military level and their Soviet masters at the political level. To pretend that the Egyptian forces concentrated on our borders were capable of threatening Israel’s existence does not only insult the intelligence of any person capable of analysing this kind of situation, but is primarily an insult to the Israeli army.”
General Matetiyahu Peled, Chief of Logistical Command - 3 June 1972

And of course....
“In June 1967 we had a choice. The Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches did not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us, We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him.”
Begin - the Prime Minister of Israel

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Well the Israeli military and the Israeli prime minister of the day say it was the Israeli's themselves that started it so that pretty much settles it beyond any doubt.


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