06 June 2007 - Kasrils cheered for Nasser
Yesterday, I asked where Kasrils was forty years ago, during the Six Day War. Now we know: he was cheering on Nasser’s forces from a comfortable distance, supporting the Arab states’ goal of destroying Israel, reveling in the ignorant, hateful, self-indulgent glee that seized the Arab-Soviet bloc before reality set in.
It is worth remembering what Nasser’s declared war aims were, ten days before the fighting actually broke out:
“The battle will be a general one and our basic objective will be to destroy Israel. I probably could not have said such things five or even three years ago. If I had said such things and had been unable to carry them out my words would have been empty and worthless. Today, some eleven years after 1956, I say such things because I am confident.”
Now Ronnie is cheering for Hamas and Iran. As they say: aluta continua!
Thanks to the bloggers at It’s Almost Supernatural for the tip-off.