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.


Unknown said...

You forgot 1973.

Maysaloon said...

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


Unknown 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?


Maysaloon said...

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

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.