Wednesday, June 5, 2013

46 Years Ago Today.

Israel did the impossible.  Taking on Egypt, Jordan and Syria, Israel defeated all three in 6 days.

The Six-Day War, 1967

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Also known as the War of 1967, this war was fought between Israeli and the Arab Forces across large areas across the Middle-East. Tension between Israel and her Arab neighbours had been growing for several months. Egypt, known as the United Arab Republic at the time, Jordan and Syria were all involved in the conflict. By the end of the war Israel had taken control of the Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula (from Egypt), West Bank and Eastern Jerusalem (from Jordan) and the Golan Heights from Syria.

Not bad for a nation only 19 years old at the time. A nation nobody gave any chance to survive their War of Independence let alone win such a war.

A textbook example of how to go to war and win.

SABATON, Counterstrike

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