More malarky from the mendacious maw of Mondoweiss.
After Nassar’s caucus belli x3, there was a two-week delay, in which Israel allowed the diplomats and Washington time to resolve the problem but nothing happened.
During that time, at the end of May, Soviet pilots, were sent to fly Egyptian marked, advanced, still-secret MiG-25 Foxbat fighter bombers, on provocative sorties over Israel’s Dimona nuclear complex to prepare the planned attack on it, and to scare Israel into making the first strike.
Israel’s Hawk anti-aircraft batteries and Mirage III fighters failed to intercept, catch, or shoot down the intruders. The planes flew too high and too fast, and only Soviet pilots could have flown them, and only Soviet ground control officers could have directed the sorties to target.
These overflights, along with Amer’s order to the Egyptian Air Force to attack Israel, including Dimona, on May 26 (an order immediately rescinded by Nasser), caused consternation, almost panic, in the Israeli General Staff and Cabinet.
Meanwhile, the Soviets had submarine-based nuclear missiles poised for use against Israel in case it already possessed and tried to use an atomic device, and the USSR prepared and actually began a marine landing on Israel’s shores backed by strategic bombers and fighter squadrons.
‘If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first’ — Talmud