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  • Israel Sobered By Syria Debacle

    09/15/2013 7:47:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 9/13/13 | P. David Hornik
    Saturday marks Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar and, this year, the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War, the greatest trauma in Israeli history. On the morning of October 6, 1973—the day on which Yom Kippur fell that year—Chief of Staff David Elazar met with Prime Minister Golda Meir and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan to warn that the Egyptian and Syrian armies were about to attack Israel. Elazar urged a preemptive strike; six years earlier, in the Six-Day War, Israel’s preemptive strike had proved highly effective. But Meir and Dayan, who were under...
  • Lawmakers frustrated, sobered by AIG bailout

    09/17/2008 3:45:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 109+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/17/08 | Andrew Taylor - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve's bailout of insurance giant American International Group reminded some of the most powerful members of Congress how little power they sometimes have. The lawmakers didn't like the decision being sprung on them with no notice, but they're also happy not having the responsibility for it. “Republicans in the Congress feel like we could have had and should have had more information sooner,” Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, the party's second in command in the House, said Wednesday.