Thursday, April 07, 2011

A War Every Decade?

I know that if you want to find patterns in history then you can, and there are many conflicts I have not listed here, but still, it is interesting to note what looks like a trend here...

1948 Nakba and first Israeli-Arab war
1956 Suez Crisis between Egypt and Britain, France and Israel
1967 Israeli-Arab war
1975 Lebanese Civil War
1980 Iran-Iraq War - First Gulf War
1982 Israeli Invasion of Lebanon
1991 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait - Second Gulf War
2003 American invasion of Iraq - Third Gulf War

201? TBA.....

It appears we are overdue for another large scale conflict.

5 comments:

Nour said...

You forgot 1973.

Maysaloon said...

Of course, how could I have forgotten such a great victory?

[Sarcasm]

Nour said...

I wasn't implying it was a great victory. Just like the rest of the wars you mentioned were not victories at all. I just noticed that you skipped it.

idit said...

What about the war between Egypy and Yemen in the 60's?

Or the skirmish between Libya and Egypt?

Sudan?
Algeria?

Maysaloon said...

Nour,
I was going to put it on but didn't for some reason or other.

Idit,
Yes there was plenty else going on, but I don't think many people would say they were as large in profile and media attention as the ones I mentioned were. That is debatable, of course, and you are free to disagree.

All the best.