I can't keep up with all the twists and turns of current events, much less the hysterical reactions from all quarters. I can only tell you that last I heard, the Dali Bama's loyal alchemists were hard at work using their profound powers to transform Amateur Hour On The World Stage into a tale of Transcendent, Steely-eyed SmartDiplomacy™ and Messianic Heroism.
Meanwhile, ZIP sez: "They can try and spin this any way they want, but the fact of the matter is Putin took a Kerry gaffe and turned it into a way to keep Assad in power."
So... since there's not much to do until The Great Oration is handed down at 9pm Eastern, I thought you might want to acquaint yourselves with this tidbit of Israeli history from a facebookpage called My Nation Lives:
On September 9th 1969, the IDF dispatched armored and infantry forces across the Suez Canal and into Egypt. The forces, led by Arabic speaking IDF soldiers, manned Egyptian tanks captured during the Six Day War, subsequently fooling the Egyptians into thinking that the troops were their own.
As a result of the ruse, the IDF forces met little to no resistance and waltzed through Egyptian forces, destroying 12 outposts and 100-200 enemy troops. After advancing 45 unhindered kilometers, the IDF forces turned back and crossed the Suez back into their territory, suffering 4 deaths.
Upon hearing the news, Egyptian President Gamel Abdel Nasser was so shocked and angered by the news that he suffered a heart attack, and upon recovering, dismissed his Chief of Staff.