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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:05 PM
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US let Israel stretch 1973 truce - documents
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N07231202.htm

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - The United States gave Israel the green light to keep fighting Egypt and Syria after the official time for a cease-fire in the war of October 1973 and even encouraged it to do so, according to U.S. government documents released on Tuesday.

"You won't get violent protests from Washington if something happens during the night, while I'm flying," U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir at a meeting in Israel on the afternoon of Oct. 22, 1973, a few hours before the deadline for a U.N. cease-fire.

The timing was important because Israeli forces were advancing at the time on Egypt's Third Army on the east bank of the Suez Canal. The National Security Archive, which released the documents, said Israeli forces launched a major attack on the night of Oct. 22 and surrounded the Third Army.

Kissinger had gone to Israel from Moscow, from where he tried to send the Israelis a message that the United States would understand if Israel needed more time for "military dispositions" before the cease-fire took effect on the ground.

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Monkey see Monkey Do Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:44 PM
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1. Link to documents
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB98/index.htm

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"You won't get violent protests from Washington if something happens during the night, while I'm flying" sounds eerily similar to what Kissinger is purported to have said in Indonesia the day before they crossed into East Timor.
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loudnclear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:17 PM
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2. So what is new? We all realize that the US has made its bed with another
terrorist nation.

We are being led to devastation by our so-called ally Israel...when in fact, Israel thinks very little of the US and it citizens except for what it can pilpher from us. If they were a true ally, for our good, they wouldn't be doing half of what they do.

The elephant in the room, to me, is the fact that we haven't publicly identified who gave us the erroneous intillegende concerning Niger, the WMDs imminently poised to destroy us, and the phony roving bioweapons labs. In other words, all the intelligence that turned out to be fabricated, outdated, or exxagerated? Since Israel just used photos and film of an alleged Syrian terroist training camp that turns out to be at least 20 years old and since Saddam kept insisting that his weapons had been destroyed while Israeli intelligence kept insisting that he had not, I really believe that the source of that phony Niger intelligence was Israel. They have lied to us before, performed black-bag operations and blamed them on Arabs so it is not out of the question that they could be behind the sorry intelligence that led us into invading Iraq. This could be why the CIA is so pissed...they know it and can't say anything about it while they take the brunt of the criticism. Just my HO.
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