Owing to the breaking news from Cairo today, I thought I would repost this as a reminder of Egypt’s long history of Military rule.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Radio – Update- Nasser’s Egypt – Jan. 1957
1956 and 1957 were pivotal years for the emergence of Egypt as a power to be reckoned with in the Middle East. Since the rise of Gamal Abdul Nassar in 1952, Egypt came to symbolize that new phrase in our World Lexicon; Arab Nationalism.With the Suez Crisis still fresh in everyone’s minds, and a decided break in pro-Western sympathies, the changing face of the Middle East was more than just another bargaining chip in the Cold War. It signified a desire for a complete break in former colonial rulers. To the west of Egypt were nations still under colonial influence, most notably Algeria. And that struggle for independence from France would be long and costly.
This broadcast, part of the CBS Radio series; Update, sought to bring some clarification on the…
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