News of the day for June 8, 1967 - Day Four of the Six Day War and everyone going into overdrive trying to broker a peace settlement, amidst a flurry of finger pointing and accusations.
June 8, 2011

A bit of confusion here and there.

June 8, 1967 and it was Day Four of the now-famous Six Day War. News was all about attempts at a ceasefire, threats of escalation, finger pointing and lurking around in the background; the nuclear option, which was par for the course in those days. Any sort of armed confrontation that took place during this period always had the caveat of it somehow going into Nuclear territory, even Vietnam as you recall. Cuban Missile Crisis? The Berlin Wall? Yep, the Red Phone always figured in the picture somewhere. And this news special talks about it happening over the Middle East too.

Luckily, cooler heads always seemed to prevail, but at the time it was one more thing to lose sleep over.

Here is a run-down of the days events in the Middle East and the progress (or non-progress) of attempts at a peaceful settlement.

June 8, 1967 - one more fun day in history.

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