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An imperialist base floating on the seas…. The Arab seas and the fish in them will feed on their rotting bodies

if they assist the Israelis. Just before the Six Day War, the Arab nations had reached the point where they were actually believing their own rhetoric regarding their military strength. Their grand delusion that they could defeat Israel easily and that Russia would militarily enter the conflict if the U. S. did, led them to severely miscalculate and provoke a disastrous and unnecessary war.

Nureddin al-Attasi, *, President of Syria, Description of the American 6th Fleet stationed in the Mediterranean, 1967

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Nureddin Al-Atassi
Nureddin Al-Atassi
  • Born: January 11, 1929
  • Died: December 3, 1992
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Noureddin Mustafa Ali al-Atassi (Arabic: نور الدين بن محمد علي الأتاسي‎ Nūr ad-Dīn Muṣṭafā al-'Atasī) was President of Syria from February 1966 to November 1970.

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