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    Syria and Egypt had moved their armies to Israel's borders and there was, and is, no serious historical doubt that they were intending to attack Israel.  At no time did those countries attempt to hide their  ultimate intentions. What the Arabs didn't expect was Israel decimating their air support before the enormous Arab armies could advance across the border.

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      the Arab air forces on the ground on June 5 was seen as a legitimate act of self-defense where I grew up. It was a pioneering effort in preemptive warfare, if you will, but it was the little guys beating the shit out of the big guys. Think David and Goliath: There was a biblical template for what Israel achieved, and that certainly did not hurt the country's image in the West. In terms of starting the war, there had been skirmishes leading up to the outbreak of the six days of open hostility, and when Nasser closed the Suez canal for Israeli ships he was not exactly extending a hand of peace to his neighbors, either.

      John McCain: Life begins at inheritance

      by Berliner2 on Mon Mar 29, 2010 at 04:18:37 AM PDT

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