Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Economist on the 1967 war

"The stunning victory in the war of 1967, in which Israel launched a pre-emptive attack to prevent encirclement by advancing Arab armies".  1) there was nothing stunning about the Israeli victory: there was overwhelming advantage on the Israeli side, and the Arab militaries were all weaker and not benefiting form Worsen military assistance and largesse.  2) look how the phrasing justifies Israeli aggression.  The Economist was not like that, even ten years ago.