Thursday, July 27, 2006

Lessons Learned From The Suez Crisis 50 Years Later

Fire of Liberty

Arthur Herman, historian and author of To Rule The Waves, has a good piece in the Weekly Standard on the Suez crisis and how it has shaped the world and the actions of states with regards to the Middle East for the last fifty years. Its a very interesting piece and offers a pretty good argument on why responsible states should not hesitate in standing firm against dictators and aggressors like Kim Jong Il, Iran's mullahs, Assad, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah or even Mugabe rather than letting them grow in strength or popularity with there fellow brethren. So instead of the world community issuing condemnations of Israel defending itself from an outside threat, they should say enough is enough a be willing to confront such devils where they stand. From the looks of actions and statements coming out of the White House, I'd say we've learned a great bit in these last fifty years about standing up to threats we the arise. I guess that's why I'm such a fan of Israel's stance against Islamic terrorism and its various enemies.

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