by populist, Wed Mar 14, 2007 at 12:58:37 PM EDT
by IseFire, Sun Oct 29, 2006 at 07:19:03 AM EST
Fifty years ago today (Oct. 29), Israel attacked Egypt in collusion with the UK and France; in early November, the UK and France entered the conflict militarily, as had been secretly agreed among the three allied nations. UK forces seized the Suez Canel ( photo), which all along had been the real purpose of the three-nation assault on Egypt.
This invasion of an Arab country was in defiance of international law and world opinion. The US did not support the invasion. In fact, the US response forced the UK troops to withdraw in humiliation. Recently, Geoffrey Wheatcroft of The Boston Globewrote about this in light of the invasion of Iraq.
by populist, Fri Aug 11, 2006 at 02:16:23 PM EDT