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Century of U.S. Meddling in the Middle East

Post 8. Israeli-Arab Wars of 1967 and 1973

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July 22, 2020

Featured Image: For a Perfect Holiday – Visit Egypt

Following the partition of Palestine and the establishment of Israel in 1948, and Israel’s subsequent invasion of the Sinai eight…

Century of U.S. Meddling in the Middle East

Post 8A. 1967 Six-Day War: Israel’s Assault on the U.S.S. Liberty

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July 22, 2020

On June 8, 1967, five days after the start of the Six-Day War, and just hours before Israel launched its offensive to take Syria’s Golan Heights, the U.S.S. Liberty, a…

Century of U.S. Meddling in the Middle East

Post 9. 1953 – 1979. The Shah and Iranian Revolution

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July 22, 2020

Street scene Tehran 1977

After restoring the monarchy in 1953, the Shah, to his credit, continued the progressive reforms started by Mossadegh. As part of his White Revolution, the Shah…

Century of U.S. Meddling in the Middle East

Post 10. Iraq: 1963 CIA Coup and the Genesis of Saddam Hussein

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July 22, 2020

Iraq, from the Arabic “araqa,” meaning “deeply rooted, well-watered,” did not come into being until the end of World War I, courtesy of Sykes…

Century of U.S. Meddling in the Middle East

Post 11. America’s Unprincipled Role in Saddam Hussein’s War on Iran 1980 – 1988

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July 22, 2020

Featured Image: E. Ou / ICRC / Getty Images

September 22, 1980, Iraq invaded Iran, starting a horrific war marked on both sides by missile attacks and artillery barrages on…