Tuesday, November 17, 2009
"On Monday, June 5, 1967, we woke up and turned on the TV, and before our ears had disgested even the first word we knew there was war. We didn't see Barbara Walters on the 'Today' show; instead there was a stagehand pinning a map of the Middle East onto an easel and an insecure commentator saying, 'That's all we have from the war zone at this time. When further word is forthcoming we'll relay it to you without delay.' The Arab communiques were bone-marrow-curdling. 'Two Egyptian tank columns are knifing through the Negev [southern Israel], blared Radio Cairo; 'Haifa is in flames.' The scary part, for those who side with Israel, was that Israel said nothing. Nothing! ... Israeli Gen. Chaim Herzog came to America and appeared on my radio show. 'General Herzog,' I began, 'You knew before we in America even woke up Monday morning that you'd destroyed five Arab air forces on the ground, you'd pierced Egyptian defenses in Gaza, you'd taken Khan Yunis, there was nothing between there and the Suez Canal to stop you; you knew you were going to storm East Jerusalem the next day, you knew you were saving Syria for Thursday. Why did you give friends of Israel heart failure by--for the first time in history--concealing victory?' 'You see,' explained Herzog, 'we knew that as long as the the world believed Israel was losing, the United Nations would do nothing.' So, as long as the world though Israel had come to an end, the [UN] would remain glassy-faced and silent. Only when they learned that Israel was the winner would the international wailing for cease-fire and withdrawal and the rest begin", original italics, my emphasis, Barry Farber (BF), 3 November 2009, link: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=114879.
I remember this show. I consider BF one of the great all time talk radio show hosts. See my 14 January 2009 post: http://skepticaltexascpa.blogspot.com/2009/01/bleat-goes-on.html. The 1967 war made me pro-Israel and convinced me Israel's Arab neighbors are genocidal maniacs. Sooner or later the West will crush them or be crushed by them. The Arabs bragged about "driving the Jews into the sea" and drowning them all. Anyone who wonders about the relative "rightness and wrongness'" of the various parties claims in the area should think about that. Question: What really happened with the "Liberty Fiasco"? I also mentioned BF on 7 December 2008: http://skepticaltexascpa.blogspot.com/2008/12/bloodless-coup-continues-6.html.