Friday, February 1, 2013

Is US Gov avoiding calling "Yom Kippur War" by its name?

It can't be an accident. How can there be a 5-hour government symposium on a war that was launched on Yom Kippur, and the words "Yom Kippur" were never mentioned once. I am curious. Is it politically incorrect to point out the cultural tendency of arab muslims to attack enemies on their high holy days (such as the recent attacks in Africa on Christmas)? Could the Obama administration have directed CIA historians to avoid this reference?

Wikipedia refers to the Yom Kippur War also as the Ramadan War or October War.

What do you think:

Press Release:

Richard Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War

Conference to look at Richard Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-Israeli WarJanuary 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Yorba Linda, CA—In 1973 when a coalition of Arab nations attacked Israel the intelligence community was caught off guard.  On Wednesday January 30, 2013, the CIA Historical Collections Division will present a symposium on the role of intelligence in the 1973 Arab Israeli at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. The event is co-sponsored by the Richard Nixon Foundation and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
Middle East experts, historians, former policymakers and intelligence analysts will offer insights into the historic events.  The Presentation will highlight the CIA’s publication of more than 400 declassified documents – 200 released for the first time – in a collection that includes more than 100 “Situation Reports” prepared daily during the crisis.
About the Nixon Library: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, a nonpartisan federal institution, is a part of the National Archives and Records Administration. For more information, contact (714) 983-9120 or visit

You can see this symposium for yourself. It was filmed by CSPAN and will be shown in February 2013. I looked online but I could not find the broadcast date.


Old NFO said...

PCism to the max... As usual!

LL said...

The "War on Terror" (term coined by G. W. Bush) is no longer used. It was banned by B. Obama and has been replaced by "Foreign Contingency Operation" because the "war on radical Islam" is offensive to Obama.

I think that the same thing may apply to the Yom Kippur war and the officials are responding to a politically correct term.

What do negroes want to be called? African American, Black, Person of Color, or the word they use among themselves? I don't know. It changes based on the whims of culture. What about a person like B. Obama? He really isn't black, but it's not politically correct to use the words "mulatto" or "octoon" because they are offensive in the present context.

I suspect that is what happened to the surprise attack that the Egyptians (Muslims) launched on the Israelis (Jews) on their most holy day back in 1973. It's not politically correct under the Obama Regime to consider that Muslims mounted a surprise attack on Yom Kippur.

So you're attending CIA symposium these days?

Opus #6 said...

NFO, PCism is so frustrating! It's called re-writing history. And that includes deception.

Opus #6 said...

LL, I can neither confirm nor deny any of my IRL activities, lol.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

It's the new slogan in action, "Have you hugged your Mooselimb today?"

WoFat said...

A war by any other name . . .

Opus #6 said...

Odie, N/A.

Opus #6 said...

Wo, Yep, just some random happenstance on or around October 6th for some odd reason.

LL said...

Maybe the Muslims attacked on a high holy day by mistake?

Kid said...

Well, at this point, they're rewriting history before it even happens.

And that's not humor.

Nate said...

Strikes me as odd that Wikipedia would still have it called the 'Ramadan War' - after all, that might offend the Religion of Perpetual Irritation.

Doom said...

Now, this isn't new, Opus.

When I first was sorting through Israeli history (on my own, of course, in my mid-teens), I had a heck of a time with the wars. Each book I read called each (modern era) war, it seemed, something different. At first, since Israeli history was a byline thing, for 'what happened after the war', I started to think that Israel had been in fifteen to twenty five wars, or something crazy... until I took the time to sort it out. It is just, perhaps, that now, the "government" (Zero) is picking the name, rather than leaving it to historians versus revisionists?

I knew of "liberalism" back then, and revisionism. It was my own personal study of history that turned me from that, so I understood. I just didn't put all of that together at once, as I did with much else. One more thing to add to the pile of evidence against them.