"I'd love to turn. You. On"
Way back in the last millennium, the Summer of Love's soundtrack by those naughty Beatles wiped clean and drew again the face of popular music. Often hailed at times as "a decisive moment in the history of Western civilization."
It wasn't the only one that year!
Perhaps the best source from all sides on 6 Day War is penned by the "Most Dangerous Cat in DC" - Little Satan's American ambassador au courant - the super brainiac (he's kinda hot too) Dr Michael Oren
Mid May 1967 - Pyramidland's General
Nasser initiated a state of war with neighboring Little Satan by kicking
out UN's Sinai contingent and announcing a blockade of the straights of
Tiran - the gate to the Aqaba Gulf. UN's Sec Gen U Thant (not to be confused with certain lingerie) failed to defuse the hot hot hotness of the sitch and
Pyramidland's Badgers, MiG 17's and 21's were taking a well earned break from xforming hapless Yemenis into living shrieking blisters courtesy of WMD and being redeployed to airfields in range of Little Satan's population centers
The Most Dangerous Cat in DC reissues choice cuts and why cause the 1967 jank is 44 years too little and too late:
"...Jets and tanks launched a surprise attack against Egypt,
destroying 204 of its planes in the first half-hour. By the end of the
first morning of fighting, the Israeli Air Force had destroyed 286 of
Egypt's 420 combat aircraft, 13 air bases, and 23 radar stations and
anti-aircraft sites. It was the most successful single operation in
aerial military history.
"...As feared, other Arab forces attacked. Enemy planes struck Israeli
cities along the narrow waist, including Hadera, Netanya, Kfar Saba, and
the northern suburbs of Tel Aviv; and thousands of artillery shells
fired from the West Bank pummeled greater Tel Aviv and West Jerusalem.
Ground forces, meanwhile, moved to encircle Jerusalem as they did in
"...In six days, Little Satan repelled these incursions and
established secure boundaries. She drove the Egyptians from the Gaza
Strip and the Sinai Peninsula, and the Syrians, who had also opened
fire, from the Golan Heights. Most significantly, Little Satan replaced
the indefensible armistice lines by reuniting J'lem and capturing the
West Bank from Jordan.
"...44 years after Arab forces sought to exploit the vulnerable armistice lines, it remains clear that Little Satan cannot return to those lines. And 44 years after the United Nations, through Resolution 242,
indicated that Little Satan would not have to forfeit all of the
captured territories and must achieve "secure and recognized
boundaries," the unsecure and unrecognized armistice lines must not be
revived. Little Satan''s insistence on defensible borders is a
prerequisite for peace and a safeguard against a return to the Arab illusions and Little Satan's fears of June 1967.
Pic - "And though the news was rather sad, I just had to laugh"