Seminar to present the book “The process of hunting the Turkey…there is no such thing in history as the 1967 war”
On November 22, 2021, ECFA hosted the journalist El-Sayed Hani, Deputy Editor-In-Chief of Al-Gomhouria newspaper, to present his book, “The process of Hunting the Turkey… There is no such thing in history as the ’67 war”, in the presence of His Excellency the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States and the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit. The seminar was opened by Ambassador Dr. Mounir Zahran, ECFA Chairman, and a number of members, journalists and media anchors participated in it.
The meeting referred to the following in particular: The book aims to confirm the innocence of the Egyptian armed forces from the setback of 1967, claiming that there was no war until it resulted in an alleged victory or a reprehensible defeat. The whole matter is a political conspiracy that took an international character to destroy and get rid of Gamal Abdel Nasser, following the great political victories he achieved on the international scene against the forces of colonialism and imperialism. The writer confirms with evidence that this conspiracy was carried out by many international parties, whether intentionally or unintentionally. The roles have been distributed among these parties in a way that ensures the complete success of the operation, in addition to choosing the appropriate time to start its implementation; That is, after the capabilities of the Egyptian army were depleted in the Yemen war, and the state of division escalated at the top of the pyramid of power in Egypt, between the President and the Field Marshal, in addition to the assumption of power by U.S. President Lyndon Johnson in the United States, whose desire coincided with Israel’s desire to get rid of Abdel Nasser.
The author’s evidence, documents and testimonies he cited, indicate that the Egyptian forces never had the opportunity to confront and engage with the Israeli forces. They were tied up, paralyzed, and prevented from responding to the aggression; Once with the decision of the political leadership not to start the attack, and to receive the first blow from Israel to achieve a political goal, and once with the order issued by the Air Defense Command to the Egyptian army units in Sinai, not to open fire from 8 to 9 am on June 5 – the period during which the first Israeli strike took place, in combination with the “confusion” of the Egyptian military leadership, and orders being issued to the Egyptian army units to withdraw from the Sinai. Thus, it can be said that the Egyptian soldier was taken out of the battle before it began, and therefore it is not right to put to shame the Egyptian soldier for a “disgrace of defeat” in a war he did not fight. It is noteworthy that the first direct military confrontations between the two sides was in the battle of Ras al-Esh, which took place on July 1, 1967, to start the war of attrition, until the Egyptian fighters achieved their crushing victory in the October 6, 1973 war.