Egyptian Chronicles: Remember, Remember the Fifth of June

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Remember, Remember the Fifth of June

Yesterday was the 48th anniversary of the Six days war defeat in Egypt or as we called it “The 67 setback”.
Nasser’s media and later the Egypt’s media called it a “setback” and not as a defeat because “defeat”word was affecting the morale of the Egyptian army and the Egyptian people. Also Nasser’s era should not hold any “defeats”, it was only a “setback” that hindered the progress of Nasser and we would stand high out of it as usual.

We stood high indeed once again and we restored Sinai through war and peace. Yes the Egyptian army restored its dignity through a magnificent attack plan that wiped the disgrace of the Field Marshal of Nothing Abdel Hakim Amar’s withdrawal plan but till this day Egypt, Middle East as well the World suffer from this defeat.

I do not need to speak about the reasons of why Egypt was defeated politically and militarily. We all know why we were defeated and it was not because the Israelis were more advanced.
Anyhow this year I would like to present to you a special look to the Egyptian press from 48 years old ago.
Those were the issues of Al-Messa Daily newspaper, Egypt's oldest evening newspaper from 48 years ago , from 5 June 1967 to 8 June 1967. Nasser declared the defeat on 9 June 1967.
On 5 June 1967
Upper Headline: We downed 43 enemy
Jetfighters   


On 6 June 1967: The Arab army is marching to Tel
Aviv 

On 7 June 1967: The fight is still on 

On 8 June 1967 : Our jetfighters destroy an enemy
armored vehicles in Arish
Unfortunately,the Egyptian mainstream is back to this business. Not only the mainstream but also the social media as many of the Facebook pages spreading lies for the sake of the nation !!
By the way there is a new trend spreading as usual and as expected the Pro-Sisi and Pro-Military supporters are attacking those who remind the Egyptians on why we had the defeat. Those supporters ignore and forget that that lies made Egypt lose Sinai and nearly destroyed the Egyptian army
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  1. اعجبنى "محمد نعيم" - المدون المعروف لما كان بيبقول انه دايما بيناقر على الناس فى اليوم ده وان كان فاكر ان 5 يونيو هى قاع الهزايم عندنا وبيقول انه بعد 30 /6 والحال اللى وصلنا له الان مابقاش بيقدر يتكلم لان مستوى القاع اتغير كتير لدرجة انه ممكن نقول ان 5 يونيو كانت خطأ بسيط مقارنة بما حدث ويحدث الان ...
    نتمني بامر الله اننا نكون دولة من دول العالم المتقدم فى خلال ال500 سنة القادمة بامر الله

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  2. From memory
    In Alexandria, we ĺistened to Nasser's speech...we just went out in the streets asking Nasser to stay in power .
    My family went to our village in al MoniFIA and my father returned to work in Alexandria...I was student in the faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University
    In the village there were many of my coisns and relatives coming from Cairo and Alexandria. We spent many days and evenings taking about the war and the defeat.
    One day, I told my family I will go to Cairo to visit my uncle, but I carried my bag and went to Ismalia and volunteered in the Army. I was assigned to assist in the Hospital in Al Qatara west. We could see the enemy cross the Suiz canal.
    I still remember the doctor family who were immigrating by car from Port Said to Cairo ...their car get hit by enemy fire and we Had to go out and bring them to the hospital. ..it was terribly bloody.
    his daughter was going to Cairo to prepare for her wedding..

    The enemy still there ...
    WHY THE ARABS KILL EACH OTHER NOW.
    Nasser is not here now.

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  3. From memory
    In Alexandria, we ĺistened to Nasser's speech...we just went out in the streets asking Nasser to stay in power .
    My family went to our village in al MoniFIA and my father returned to work in Alexandria...I was student in the faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University
    In the village there were many of my coisns and relatives coming from Cairo and Alexandria. We spent many days and evenings taking about the war and the defeat.
    One day, I told my family I will go to Cairo to visit my uncle, but I carried my bag and went to Ismalia and volunteered in the Army. I was assigned to assist in the Hospital in Al Qatara west. We could see the enemy cross the Suiz canal.
    I still remember the doctor family who were immigrating by car from Port Said to Cairo ...their car get hit by enemy fire and we Had to go out and bring them to the hospital. ..it was terribly bloody.
    his daughter was going to Cairo to prepare for her wedding..

    The enemy still there ...
    WHY THE ARABS KILL EACH OTHER NOW.
    Nasser is not here now.

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  4. Peace is better than war

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  5. Currently, Drudge Report gives several links regarding a story that a Muslim exploded at Luxor. WHY THE ARABS KILL EACH OTHER NOW.

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  6. I as a retired officer of the valiant Egyptian Armed Forces know that any criticism of the leaders of the State and the Arned Forces is coubterproductive and on the same line, over-discussion for the reasons of the setback of 1967 should be forcefully discouraged as it affects the morale of the ordianry soldiers. The Egyptian officers are not only responsible for the morale of the ordinary conscripts, but also have the responsibility to supervise the morale of the whole nation of the Arab Republic of Egypt, due to the sacred covenant imposed on us by the Revolution of June 1952, thus we as officers have the sacred duty to command civilians not to spread disinformation which can help the Zionist enemy.

    Brigadier General (retd). Ammar Hamoud Shehata
    Corps of Combat Engineers
    Egyptian Army

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  7. Dear Gen. Ammar Hamoud Shehata,

    You have a comically exaggerated idea of your own importance. Who are you trying to intimidate, our blogress? You wouldn't have any business bossing civilians around even if you weren't retired.

    Granted this administration wipes its ass with it, but the Egyptian Constitution of 2014 theoretically "guarantees an absolute freedom of expression".

    1967 was a loss, not a setback. Dry your tears and move on.

    Dear Hamdy Youssef,

    The enemy still there? Egypt and Israel signed a peace treaty in 1979, so what enemy do you mean?

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