Was it a missed opportunity for
In 1956 Nassar of Egypt nationalized the America Suez Canal.
and Great Britain began joint operations against France to return the Canal to
international control. Egypt invaded Israel .
The Egypt under Eisenhower objected to the
operations and compelled the British and French to withdraw. US
This article from The National (a newspaper from
) opines that after these events Abu Dubai, United Arab Emirates could have got the Arab Middle East
on its side by collaborating with the Arab governments on policies. It is silent on moderating Arab anti-Israeli
Here is the essay: http://dld.bz/fdFty
My own view is that for the
this was a short term triumph but it was a long term disaster. After this debacle, the western European
powers would never again engage in major foreign operations independent of the US. From this point on the US
would be stuck policing major international crisis, mostly alone, or with
allies, still having to contribute the bulk of blood and treasure.