It left at least some ambiguity regarding the siege Israel has clamped on Gaza since 2007.
In early August Sherman brought in siege guns and vowed to leave Atlanta “a used-up community by the time we are done with it.”
The siege of Gaza has been a propaganda gold mine for bin Laden.
early 13c., "a seat" (as in Siege Perilous, early 13c., the vacant seat at Arthur's Round Table, according to prophecy to be occupied safely only by the knight destined to find the Holy Grail), from Old French sege "seat, throne," from Vulgar Latin *sedicum "seat," from Latin sedere "sit" (see sedentary). The military sense is attested from c.1300; the notion is of an army "sitting down" before a fortress.