Skip to comments.Ariel Sharon had first hand knowledge about Soviet/Russian military intentions and strategies
Posted on 01/15/2014 2:06:56 AM PST by se99tp
This kind of toughness of character and the understanding of the personal calling characterized Ariel Sharon, a strategist and politician.
He learnt early during his military service, who was continued threat for Israel and who would not stop before the setting the whole Middle East and possible even the world on fire. Israeli Army identity 38166 owner, who retired with the rank of Major General witnessed probably one of the most dangerous days of the Cold War which are still to be researched by historians. After Six Days War another one started, which is rarely being mentioned in the popular countdown of the Arab wars against Israel. It preceded the war of Yom Kippur of 1973. It was the War of Attrition with Egyptians based on the idea that they could create a rate of Israeli casualties that would eventually prove unbearable to Israeli public.
Sharon explains that Israel on response did everything it could to prove that Egypt is even more vulnerable. Israeli air force began attacking military targets deep inside Egypt. It was the moment where the real invader, for whom Egypt serve as a proxy war, decided to take initiative. It was the Soviet Union.
Large numbers of the most up-to-date SAM-3 antiaircraft missiles were shipped into Egypt along with the Russian operating crews. Our intelligence told us too that advanced Russian-piloted Mig-21J's were also being deployed in large numbers. By June over a hundred of them were in the country, providing Egypt with a formidable, wholly Soviet-run air-defense system. For the first time, Russian military personnel were actively taking part in Middle Eastern combat
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