Just Like That


Those that don’t remember history are doomed to not remember the past. Forget the part about mistakes, because many fools think that knowing the past permits the attempt to succeed where others have failed in a horrible fashion.

On 6 October 1981 Egypt’s Sadat was attending a ceremony celebrating his army’s triumphant crossing of the Suez Canal in 1973. Foreign dignitaries in attendance. were diplomatic in not mentioning the debacle that followed that success. Sadat had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for signing a peace accord at the Camp David summit. His popularity was on the rise, so no one expected an assassination squad to jump out of a truck and hurl grenades into the VIP stands.

Many thought that it was part of the entertainment, then the attack squad open fire with AK47s. Not a single shot was returned by Sadat’s personal guard.

The VP Mubarak had been wounded in the hand.

Sadat had been hit in the neck.

He died on the operating table and Mubarak went on to rule Egypt for almost thirty years.

To this day he says that he had nothing to do with the assassination.

“I was sitting next to him.”

And he was lucky to escape alive.

The question remains;

Was Egypt as lucky?

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