Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Assasination of Anwar Sadat (1981)

1981 Dry Bones cartoon - The Assasination of Anwar Sdat.
I was rummaging around, looking for an October Golden Oldie when I came upon this sobering cartoon from October 1981. . . three days after President Anwar Sadat of Egypt was murdered.

The story (as reported by Bill Farrell of the New York Times) is below. Bill was the NYT correspondent in Jerusalem, a real New Yorker, and a friend of mine:

Special to The New York Times
CAIRO, Oct. 6 -- President Anwar el-Sadat of Egypt was shot and killed today by a group of men in military uniforms who hurled hand grenades and fired rifles at him as he watched a military parade commemorating the 1973 war against Israel.- more

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