Cold War 1945-1991, Lebanon, Levantine Calvary, 1958-1990

The wars of the 19th Century have spilled over into the 20th and 21st Centuries and this new series is proving an illuminating study of the Cold War. – The author has considerable experience of war in the Arab-Israeli conflicts, from several sides – Highly Recommended.


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NAME: Cold War 1945-1991, Lebanon, Levantine Calvary, 1958-1990
FILE: R2562
AUTHOR: Al J Venter
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back
PAGES:  128
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Insurgents, counter insurgency, tactics, equipment, 
personnel, political will, asymmetric warfare, covert warfare, 
terrorism, Arab-Israeli wars, Cold War, new world orders, old 
threats

ISBN: 1-52670-782-9

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DESCRIPTION: The wars of the 19th Century have spilled over into the 
20th and 21st Centuries and this new series is proving an illuminating 
study of the Cold War.  - The author has considerable experience of 
war in the Arab-Israeli conflicts, from several sides – Highly 
Recommended.

The rise of Germany has been blamed for the war between Germany and 
France and the two terrible world wars that followed in the next 
Century, but the real situation is infinitely more complex and its 
consequences continue to dog the world in the 21st Century.

Any dictatorship, like that of Stalin and Hitler, or oligarchy, like 
the European Union, needs someone to blame and divert attention from 
policies that sane people would object to. Anti-Semitism has been a 
European issue from the Middle Ages and has been used to unite people 
behind unworthy leaders, reaching its peak with the Nazi Holocaust 
that killed millions in the most horrible and inhuman manner. 
Demagogues have offered two alternative 'solutions'. One is to 
exterminate Jews, the other is to expel them. In the latter case, 
well-intentioned people have unwittingly colluded with the demagogues 
by supporting the concept of a Jewish Homeland, blithely ignoring 
the reality that the various locations suggested were already someone 
else's homeland. Having created a new potential source of conflict, 
all those promoting a Jewish Homeland have then compounded the 
dangers by attempting an implementation in the most incompetent 
manner and aided ruthless and evil people who made anti-Semitism part 
of their presentation and policy.

The mass immigration of a people to another location will overwhelm 
the indigenous population and create immediate conflicts. Where Jew 
and Arab lived side by side for generations, sharing much in heritage, 
the arrival of large numbers of European Jews, marked by the German 
genocide, and alien to the indigenous Jews and Arabs of the Palestine, 
was bound to cause some conflict, but it coincided with rising Arab 
nationalism after the subjugation of generations by the Ottoman 
Empire that was destroyed by WWI, and exploited by the Soviets as 
they expanded the Cold War that had begun before the end of WWII.

The result of this combination of events and political views has 
produced a Cold War that has only been 'cold' for the major players 
who have then fought hot proxy wars around the globe, including the 
Middle East. All of this turmoil has awoken fundamentalist Muslim 
fanatics who have sought to exploit the situation to further the 
world domination objectives of combined faith and politics that has 
not advanced since the Middle Ages.

The author has looked at these events in terms of their affects on 
the Levant, an area that should have been a prosperous trading 
environment, but has been used as a cockpit by the elements of the 
Cold War and the religious wars to disastrous and turbulent conflict 
that has impoverished a nation. This review shows how what has been 
done in one area of the Middle East has spread to neighbouring States 
and threatens the world. Finding real solutions may prove taxing, but 
the first step is to understand what has already happened and why. 
From there, the next step may be to contain the infection before it 
can be addressed in its heart lands.