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Egypt is about to declare war on israel
Holy crap! We're staring into the abyss - if Egypt declares war on israel - we can kiss the Middle East goodbye.
Egypt summoned Israel’s envoy to Cairo yesterday after Israeli media allegations that the Israeli Army may have killed 250 captured Egyptian soldiers at the end of the 1967 Middle East war.
Two ruling party lawmakers demanded the ambassador’s expulsion. Another called for a special parliamentary session for a declaration of war on the Jewish state.
Egyptians were outraged by an Israeli documentary film which, according to media reports, alleged an army unit led by Benjamin Ben Eliezer, now Israel’s infrastructure minister, may have killed 250 prisoners of war in the Sinai Peninsula rather than transferring them to POW camps.
Egypt’s deputy foreign minister for legal affairs, Abdel Aziz Seif Al-Nasr, said Egypt had summoned Israeli ambassador Shalom Cohen to demand an explanation for the contents of the documentary, aired on Israel’s Channel One television last week. Egypt also asked its ambassador in Tel Aviv to obtain a copy of the film from the Israeli government, he said.
Israeli media quoted Ben-Eliezer as DENYING [as usual, that] Egyptian prisoners were executed. He said Palestinian gunmen were killed during the fighting, not Egyptian soldiers [as if that's any better].
“The Israeli ambassador must leave Egypt,” said Mahmoud Salim, a lawmaker from President Hosni Mubarak’s ruling National Democratic Party. Another ruling party lawmaker, Alaa Hassanein, said: “I demand the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and the withdrawal of the Egyptian ambassador from Israel.”
A spokeswoman for Israel’s broadcasting authority had no immediate comment [boy, are they up sh*t's creek].
Salaam Al-Ruqi’i, an independent Egyptian lawmaker from the Sinai Peninsula, said: “The only way this can be eased is through a declaration of a state of war. We are still finding mass graves of Egyptian soldiers, and two months ago we extracted the remains of unarmed Egyptian soldiers and civilians from Sinai.”
This is the story of what happened that year as told by an officer from the USS Liberty . . .
The israelis had captured several hundred - perhaps as many as a thousand - Egyptian prisoners of war, who were being held near the town of Al Arish.
Now, we passed twelve miles off the coast of Al Arish - I think around ten o'clock that morning - and little did we know but it happens that they were lining up these prisoners, requiring them to dig their own graves in the desert sand and then they'd jump in and they'd - the israelis would machine gun them and then the next few prisoners would fill the hole in and dig their own.
It's funny that some of the israelis claim that that never happened. If it happened it would have been all over the newspapers.
Well, it was in all the newspapers, or at least it was in Time magazine and in US News and World Report and that story has been verified by a number of senior israeli military officers and reporters.
I didn't see the documentary that aired last week on israeli news. If someone runs into it - please, bring it to my attention.
But, even without it, it's obvious that israel has finally dug its own grave.
The only thing left for them to do is jump in.