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David Fromkin, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, is the author of “A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East.”
1 posted on 10/28/2006 9:38:32 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

The U.S. should have joined in no matter what the problems with the British-French-Israeli alliance. Nasser stole the canal and that is all that really mattered. The acrimony in the West was for nothing. And expecting any credit from the Third World for opposing colonialism was even more "childish" than the BFI cover story. Naked power on the other hand would have forstalled many later problems.


2 posted on 10/28/2006 10:00:20 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: neverdem

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3 posted on 10/28/2006 10:01:51 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: neverdem
Our betrayal of Britain, France, and Israel had long term consequences.
1. Decolonization became radicalised.
2. Many Arab countries turned to the USSR.
3. The French elite , nursing a grudge against the US, betrayed the West. First they stood apart from NATO, then they started the Eurabia Project.
4 posted on 10/28/2006 11:17:45 PM PDT by rmlew (DeathKlok Rules!)
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7 posted on 10/29/2006 12:46:17 PM PST by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: neverdem
David Fromkin, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, is the author of “A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East.”

I have read that book. I highly recommend it.

I will carefully read this article later. The man is a true scholar. Thanks for posting.

8 posted on 10/29/2006 2:03:36 PM PST by curiosity
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To: neverdem

I liked Eisenhower, for the most part, but I always thought, from the time it happened, that this was a major screw-up.

It also put an end to the career of Anthony Eden's, Churchill's hand-picked successor, and helped tip the U.K. back to Labour. I'm not sure whether Eden was up to the job, but the Suez fiasco sure didn't help.


9 posted on 10/29/2006 2:41:49 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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