blitzkrieg

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Its identity unknown, the arrival caused the Israelis great concern because they were about to start the final phase of their lightning war, an attack on Syria.
We are beset today with the problem of rioting in our cities, multiple crises growing out of segregation and integration, or Black Nationalism, or the never-ending war in Vietnam, or the lightning war in the Middle East.
Lightning war, we were told, and this is what Hitler unleashed against Belgium and Holland.
A TWO-WEEK lightning war to topple Saddam Hussein in just 14 days is being planned by US President George Bush.