Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Suez Crisis

The Suez crisis was 50 years ago. The Guardian has an interesting series of articles. The first article outlines what happened and illustrates how nation states act like squabbling children. The second article is about how some UK newspapers (including the Guardian) were critical of the war. There is an amusing story of how a reporter got proof that the French were colluding with the Isrealis. The next article is about how France, Israel and Britain colluded and tried to keep it a secret. In the fourth article we see how nations behaved like hurt children after the crisis, with the UK turning towards the US and France turning away. Finally the unresolved mess that remains.

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