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Thirty-Six Years Ago Today, Richard Nixon Saved Israel—but Got No Credit
Commentary Magazine ^ | October 6th, 2009 | Jason Maoz

Posted on 10/06/2009 7:30:20 AM PDT by Jbny

Precise details of what transpired in Washington during the first week of the Yom Kippur War, launched by Egypt and Syria on October 6, 1973, are hard to come by, in no small measure owing to conflicting accounts given by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger regarding their respective roles.

What is clear, from the preponderance of information provided by those directly involved in the unfolding events, is that President Richard Nixon — overriding inter-administration objections and bureaucratic inertia — implemented a breathtaking transfer of arms, code-named Operation Nickel Grass, that over a four-week period involved hundreds of jumbo U.S. military aircraft delivering more than 22,000 tons of armaments.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1973; 197310; godsgravesglyphs; israel; nickelgrass; nixon; opnickelgrass; politics; r4f; richardnixon; yomkippurwar
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1 posted on 10/06/2009 7:30:20 AM PDT by Jbny
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To: Jbny

God Bless Richard Nixon.


2 posted on 10/06/2009 7:34:39 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: skateman

Hey big guy, you will love this story.


3 posted on 10/06/2009 7:35:30 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Please God Save The United States From Barack Hussein Al-Obama. Amen.)
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To: Jbny

Glad to hear he did SOME things right.


4 posted on 10/06/2009 7:36:53 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: Jbny
and today the chickens continue to vote in lick step for Col. Sanders

Go figure

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5 posted on 10/06/2009 7:39:07 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Jbny

Ah yes, I remember my unit taking equipment to the depot to send to our allies. It took a couple years for us to get back up to our full authorized stuff on hand.


6 posted on 10/06/2009 7:43:05 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: Jbny
Thank you for this thread.
I had no idea this happened.
Two Washington Post scum started a rumor that Cuba was sending
money to the democrat party which brought down this man.
7 posted on 10/06/2009 7:43:54 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Jbny

Richard Nixon was always a stout friend of Israel.

Compare and contrast with Carter, who, when the arabs imposed the oil embargo against the USA for supporting Israel -— with Iran controlled by the Shah being the only Gulf nation who continued to supply oil the the USA -— rewarded the Shah by getting him deposed for his implicit support of Israel.


8 posted on 10/06/2009 7:44:15 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jbny
more than 22,000 tons of armaments.

And it was not just any arms - it was advanced anti-tank rounds, SAM busters and air-to-air missiles - just what they needed to turn the tide...

9 posted on 10/06/2009 7:44:40 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Jbny

I had heard from someone “in-the-know” that Nixon had the military at Defcon 2 during this time in expectation of an attack by Russia on Israel. Did anyone else ever hear that?


10 posted on 10/06/2009 7:44:42 AM PDT by HOYA97 (Hoya Saxa = What Rocks)
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To: Elle Bee

Don’t confuse secular American Jews with Israeli Jews.


11 posted on 10/06/2009 7:45:39 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jbny

Thanks...very good info.


12 posted on 10/06/2009 7:46:15 AM PDT by what's up
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To: ASA Vet

“Ah yes, I remember my unit taking equipment to the depot to send to our allies.”

And my uncle remembers notes and instructions on equipment, written in hand by American soldiers (along with cases of beer and Playboy magazines under seats!) regarding the peculiarities of equipment.


13 posted on 10/06/2009 7:47:47 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jbny

When I was in the AF met a pilot involved in ferrying replacement F-4’s to Israel. Told me how they rendezvoused with an Israeli jet that told them to follow him, and turn to land when he told them. My buddy and the flight of F-4’s followed him, were told to prepare for landing, then to turn final approach and land. My friend said he thought they were nuts, only empty desert in front of them. He didn’t see the airfield AT ALL till he was almost over the approach end of the runway, the camouflage was that good.


14 posted on 10/06/2009 7:51:33 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: Jbny

This would come very close to world war 3 in short order. Kissinger, with Nixon’s approval, apparently told the soviets to turn their forces around from going to egypt/suez or the united states would start a nuclear war.

This incident doesn’t receive anything close to the coverage it deserves.


15 posted on 10/06/2009 7:53:37 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: HOYA97

http://books.google.com/books?id=4dotrHSZLGUC&pg=PA145&lpg=PA145&dq=nixon+suez+soviet+troops+war&source=bl&ots=yO1Cn4k25O&sig=G_6yXjW5pkJeGDLTGF9ccYlwbpc&hl=en#v=onepage&q=nixon%20suez%20soviet%20troops%20war&f=false

page 145 discusses the defcon level issue and why/where it went.


16 posted on 10/06/2009 7:54:47 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: 2banana

Not just that. When the Russkies made noise about sending in troops to rescue the trapped Egyptian army in the Sinai, Nixon put us on higher state of alert in some areas to DEFCON 2, basically threatening them with nuclear war.


17 posted on 10/06/2009 7:59:11 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: Jbny

God can use any instrument to carry out His Will.


18 posted on 10/06/2009 7:59:12 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Trusting the GOP is "doing the same thing over & over & expecting different results," ie insanity)
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To: Jewbacca
that's exactly who I meant

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19 posted on 10/06/2009 8:00:17 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Jbny

“He knew that his enemies . . . would never give him credit for saving Israel. He did it anyway.”

That line says it all.


20 posted on 10/06/2009 8:00:49 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: TChris
One way to judge a person is to look at who his enemies are and how vociferous they are.

Applying this standard to Nixon a makes him saint. (though I would not classify him as such) He definitely did the right thing in this case. Wisdom AND backbone!

It is amazing how the Left vilifies Nixon.

21 posted on 10/06/2009 8:09:32 AM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: Jbny

At the time he said to someone “You send everything that flies, damn it!!” And it got done.


22 posted on 10/06/2009 8:09:46 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: BwanaNdege

I hate him for the EPA, mostly.


23 posted on 10/06/2009 8:10:31 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: Jbny

President Nixon was a fundamentally decent man, and a patriotic American.


24 posted on 10/06/2009 8:11:16 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: BwanaNdege

Nixon was a very strong anti-communist and the liberals/socialists never forgot that or forgave him. IMO, watergate was more about revenge of his anti-communism than any break-in - esp since it was Dean who ordered the break-in.


25 posted on 10/06/2009 8:12:44 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Jbny

My Jewish relatives have always given Nixon credit, even though they are Commie Lib nutbag freaks.


26 posted on 10/06/2009 8:12:52 AM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: Jbny

Today, I fear Obama will help to destroy Israel - and get no blame.


27 posted on 10/06/2009 8:13:52 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Jbny

bookmark


28 posted on 10/06/2009 8:15:29 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: HOYA97
Dear HOYA97,

My father worked for DOD at the time and had a role in nuclear preparedness and post-nuclear operations. During this war, he was put on alert, and our family was ready to pack our bags and leave on short notice.

A scary time.


sitetest

29 posted on 10/06/2009 8:15:29 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: TChris
He did a lot of things right. He militarily showed decisive use of power in Viet Nam during the Christmas bombing. That could have won the war if not for the whimpy congressional handwringing.

Can you imagine if the internet were active then, how much of the anti-Nixon bias may have been neutralized by facts? As it is now his legacy was written by the lamestream media through their prism. And, they hated him very much like they did President Bush. IMHO both got the same treatment but blog sites like this one brought out the truth like in the Rather memo scandal in President Bush's case.

30 posted on 10/06/2009 8:16:54 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Jbny

Whatever else you can say about him, the SOB knew how to make decisions, unlike the fraud now in charge.


31 posted on 10/06/2009 8:17:22 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

When he got ‘the call’ from Israel for help - he said his mother told him - when he was young - you are here to help Israel - do whatever you can to help them. And he did.


32 posted on 10/06/2009 8:23:23 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: HOYA97
For three days we were doing 24 hour alerts because of increased tensions but we never postured our systems any differently or changed the optempo.

Defcon 2 would have dispersed everything and we would have TDY'd with it.

The most noteworthy thing I remembered about the whole affair was we raided our WRSKs and actually degraded our capability through spares depletion.

33 posted on 10/06/2009 8:24:23 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Jbny

If true, then Richard Nixon may have been “one of the 36”. He lacked charm, was an abrasive politician, energized his enemies, was nonchalant toward political allies... ...so he may have been one of the 36 placed in the Presidency for a very specific reason.

Now and ever more though, Jews will vote 79-90% for the democrat for reasons known but unknown.


34 posted on 10/06/2009 8:27:22 AM PDT by BertWheeler (Dance and the World Dances With You!)
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To: Jbny
Nixon did a lot of Good things that he will never get credit for Brilliant Politician, the Watergate crap was a necessary evil as even on the street level in Miami word was that communist influence was rampant in the democrat party.Two mistakes: Should have erased the tapes and he trusted the wrong people.
35 posted on 10/06/2009 8:27:40 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

As a mater of fact, before the war began, Russia had been supplying Egypt with a steady build up of their latest weapons. So to put it in perspective, Nixon was only doing what Russia had been doing; supplying Israel. Politically Nixon would hold the high ground if Russia had sent troops. The Russians knew this.


36 posted on 10/06/2009 8:30:32 AM PDT by 7thOF7th (Righteousness is our cause and justice will prevail!)
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To: Jbny

Yup. Vietnam has always been called Nixon’s war too.
It will be most gratifying to hang Afghanistan around 0’s neck as HIS war.


37 posted on 10/06/2009 8:34:00 AM PDT by abc1
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To: Jewbacca

Once again Carter is the butt of the joke....what an imbecile!!!!


38 posted on 10/06/2009 8:35:00 AM PDT by ontap
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To: newfreep

What is an accurate account of Watergate?

Any books/articles that you recommend? I’ve heard several very interesting talks from Liddy on this.


39 posted on 10/06/2009 8:36:20 AM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: Jbny
What I cannot understand is why when Republican Presidents, who have been some of the best friends the State of Israel ever had, Jewish voters continue to support Democrats and Liberal Democrats at that, who now seem to favor the terrorists and the complete destruction of Israel.
Please Explain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
40 posted on 10/06/2009 8:40:30 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: WoofDog123
Actually he probably prevented WWIII with nukes flying everywhere.

Israel would have executed the Sampson Option if they lost. That is nuking the enemy and taking them down with them. There are suspicions that since Russia was the major supplier of arms to the Arabs that they were also on the Sampson List. Israel of course could not defeat Russia but could inflict great damage on a few major cities.

We were very close to world wide nuclear exchange at that time. It would have been ugly, very ugly.

41 posted on 10/06/2009 8:50:34 AM PDT by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: onedoug

Dig him up, I’d vote for him again. Hell of a better President, than current one.


42 posted on 10/06/2009 9:05:41 AM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Colorado Cowgirl
RMN was a better president than Carter,Clinton,Obama,or either Bush.

His policies and the people of Vietnam were sabotaged by the Communists in big media and the colleges.

Communism must be a religion because its adherents constantly sacrifice truth,freedom,and millions of people's lives to its false gods.

43 posted on 10/06/2009 9:39:23 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: TChris

In my book Richard M Nixon did quite a few things right. I went into the military when while LBJ was President but thank God Nixon was president while I was off the coast of Viet Nam.

The things that Nixon did and was accused of doing pale compared to what is happening in the current adminstration.


44 posted on 10/06/2009 9:45:51 AM PDT by longhorn too
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To: longhorn too
In my book Richard M Nixon did quite a few things right. I went into the military when while LBJ was President but thank God Nixon was president while I was off the coast of Viet Nam.

The things that Nixon did and was accused of doing pale compared to what is happening in the current adminstration.

I agree with all that.

But one thing he gave us that has turned out to be an insatiable White Elephant is the EPA.

45 posted on 10/06/2009 9:50:36 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: BwanaNdege

I would guess the G-Man’s book is the best - he was there and Dean, who has threatened to sue Liddy, has never challenged him legally.


46 posted on 10/06/2009 10:37:51 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Jbny
Nixon said, this is insane. . . . He just ordered Kissinger, “Get your ass out of here and tell those people to move.”

I'm sure 0bama could show the same resolve - if he were talking about photographers.

47 posted on 10/06/2009 10:56:09 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: BwanaNdege
On the last anniversary of Watergate, C-SPAN had Woodward and Bernstein on to discuss it. During the Q&A someone from the audience asked, "If you subtracted Watergate, wouldn't you consider Nixon to be a pretty good president?"

I thought Bernstein would have a heart attack. He jumped up screaming that, "You can never subtract Watergate!! Its the most important event of the 20th century!!!! And Richard Nixon was EVIL!!!"

The media will never allow a true assessment of Nixon. He was an anti-Communist, therefore he must be destroyed and stay destroyed.

48 posted on 10/06/2009 11:10:03 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Many American secular Jews do not view Israel as a priority.

And many are like Chamberlain, the pre-WWII Prime Minister of England. He was a smart guy and legitimately thought “peace in his time” could be obtained by concession. It’s a seductive thought, and embraced by 54% of the USA population, not merely Jews.

But most importantly Jews are also urban, through the accident of history in Europe where they were denied the right to own property, and thus became urban. Urban people -— regardless of ethnic or religious background -— are overwhelmingly liberal.

Indeed, I doubt there is a significant voting difference between Roman Catholics in New York City and Jews in New York City.


49 posted on 10/06/2009 11:52:12 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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50 posted on 10/06/2009 5:02:57 PM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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