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.
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
IMAGE: B2562jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/yd6x369q LINKS: 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.