Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Misunderstanding Israel (1973)

1973 Dry Bones cartoon -War and Peace.  Two Days After the Egyptian Surprise Attack that Launched the October War. This "Golden Oldie" cartoon was published on October 8, 1973 ...2 days after an Egyptian surprise attack on Yom Kippur launched the October 1973 war.

It is obviously an angry comment on the fact that once again our enemies had underestimated ability to fight for our own survival.

As it was then, so it is today. Once again our enemies have misunderstood us and therefore misjudged the extent of our outrage and the fierceness of our response to their deeds.

The outraged Mr. Shuldig of 33 years ago smoked cigarettes and was in an Israeli home-guard "Dad's Army" kind of unit called "Haga". The Hebrew letters of H, G, and A are on Shuldig's uniform (right to left, of course). Our hero also has a military braid over his right shoulder. He also has that dazed "seventies" look.
To see another picture of Shuldig in his Haga uniform, here's one from 1976.

To see the outraged Shuldig of today, just click on War with Hezbollah.

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