put this thread of history through the eye of a needle

cannonkuo

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  • Chasint

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    The term "eye of a needle" is used as a metaphor for a very narrow opening. It occurs several times throughout the Talmud. The New Testament quotes Jesus as saying that "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God". It also appears in the Qur'an 7:40, "Indeed, those who deny Our verses and are arrogant toward them – the gates of Heaven will not be opened for them, nor will they enter Paradise until a camel enters into the eye of a needle. And thus do We recompense the criminals."
    Eye of a needle - Wikipedia
    Actually that paragraph, although useful, is inaccurate. The expression is not used as a metaphor for a very narrow opening - the eye of a needle is a very narrow opening!

    It is in fact a metaphor for performing something very difficult or even impossible.

    Whatever was happening with the Argentines (you did not tell us) it was something that would be recorded in history - it seems that the military had to something very difficult.
     
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