March 19, 2007

Ping Pong

By the Sandmonkey  

Reports of an Israeli massacare of egyptian POW in 1967 war thanks to an israeli documentary raises the ire of the egyptian government and media , and naturally the egyptian people as well, since, you know, Israel is involved. ("Constitutional ammendments? What constitutional ammendments? The Israelis killed our boys almost 40 years ago!") They all called for the peace treaty to be scrapped or nullified, one nasserite newspaper "Al Karamah" actually went as far as demanding the killing of the israeli ambassador in retribution. Mubarak, for his part, demanded punishment for those who committed those atrocities. Go Mubarak, defender of egyptians!

The Israelis, for their part, are confused, since the documentary doesn't show the killing of any egyptian POW's in it at all. Some started wondering whether the whole thing is a made up crisis!

And now, another Israeli TV documentary- in response to the first documentary- claims that the egyptians killed dozens, if not hundreds, unarmed Israeli POW's in the 1973 war.

I can't wait for the Israelis to start demanding the head of our ambassador on a stick and the scraping of the peace treaty with Egypt. Can you?

Fuckin Hell.. Posted by The Sandmonkey at March 19, 2007 07:58 AM

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Sandmonkey

We won't. We Israelis want nothing more than for there to be a warm peace with all of our neighbors.

We are tired of fighting with Nasserites and Asaadites and Husseinites and Ahmadinejadites and all the rest of the "ites" you can throw at us.

But not at the expense of our lives.

Posted by: AG in Houston at March 19, 2007 09:34 AM

when did people become oblivious to sarcasm ??

Posted by: jol at March 19, 2007 10:36 AM

I am not oblivious.

I am just saddened that with the fact that we live in the 21st century and our Arab neighbors still view impaling our ambassador as the proper response to a freaking documentary.

Thank you neighbors.

And people still blame the Jews for the dearth of love in the ME.

Posted by: AG in Houston at March 19, 2007 10:46 AM

Sandmonkey,

Is it generally known in Egypt that in 1967 the Israeli army saved the lives of many thousands Egyptian soldiers who had been abandoned by their commanders in the desert, without water or transportation? The Israeli army drove all the abandoned soldiers it found across the captured Sinai desert and dropped them off at the Suez canal, where they had to swim across to the other shore. Only the higher ranking officers that were captured by the Israelis were kept a while for questioning. If it would not have been for the Israeli army, many Egyptian soldiers would have died of thirst in the desert.
This is a flip side to the many sad and cruel stories of war. I was wondering whether this is a generally known fact in Egypt.

Posted by: Outsider at March 20, 2007 12:39 PM

I'll file this one under: "This is my cab and RIVERS OF BLOOD will flow before I relinquish it!"

It's the entire Clinton apology thing all over again, except in reverse. An empty gesture to assure them that their leaders are as anti-semitic as anyone else.

Wake me up when the world actually makes sense.

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