Blame the Soviets?!

According to Eric Margolis the Soviets deliberately caused a panic in Cairo and Damascus with doctored intelligence and that led to the military build-up that caused Israel to… Well, you know the rest of the story.

Margolis posits a couple reasons why the Soviets might have done this:

  • They actually believed that Egypt and Syria could win this type of conflict,
  • They were setting up the Arabs for failure to drive them further into Moscow’s arms,
  • Pro-Israeli KGB agents were acting on their own.

Any other ideas? I really recommend the whole article. It also touches on the curious saga of the USS Liberty.


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