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Conflict Middle East
Conflict Middle East
Conflict Middle East
Conflict Middle East
Conflict Middle East
Conflict Middle East
Conflict Middle East
Conflict Middle East
Conflict Middle East
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Conflict Middle East
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  • 1. Bell Work
    • During Vietnam President Johnson used the Gulf of Tonkin incident to do what?
    • To increase American’s involvement in Vietnam
  • 2. Objective : Cover the development of the Middle East after WWII
  • 3.
    • After WWII new Middle East states emerged
    • In 1948 Israel was created out of Palestine
    • Many Arab nations refused to recognize Israel
    • 1956 President Nasser of Egypt seized the Suez Canal
    • Britain, France, and Israel attack Egypt
    • U.S. and Soviet Union support Egypt and force others to withdraw
  • 4.
    • Nasser promotes Pan-Arabism or Arab Unity
    • 1967 Nasser blocks Israeli shipping
    • Starts Six-Day War
    • After war Israel triples its size occupying Sinai Peninsula, West Bank, Jerusalem, and Golan Heights
  • 5.
    • Anwar el-Sadat succeeded Nasser in 1970
    • Arab oil producing countries form OPEC to gain power over oil prices
    • 1973 a serious oil shortage causes problems in U.S. and Europe
    • 1979 Egypt and Israel sign peace treaty called Camp David Accords
  • 6.
    • 1964 PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) is formed to fight Israel
    • Yasir Arafat launches terror attacks on Israel
    • 1980’s Palestinians start Intifada or uprising against Israel
    • 1993 Israel and PLO reach agreement on giving Palestinian autonomy
  • 7.
    • Iran was chief ally of U.S. during 1950’s and 60’s
    • The Shah was overthrown by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979
    • 1979 American embassy hostage Crisis
    • 52 Americans held for 444 days
    • Saddam Hussein takes power in Iraq in 1979
    • Starts 8 year war with Iran
  • 8.
    • Terrorist use terror or violence to achieve political and or religious objectives
    • Today’s terrorism is a clash between modern and traditional Islamic cultures
    • Attacks America for backing Israel and enriching ruling Arabs by buying oil
  • 9.
    • Wealthy Saudi who founded Al-Qaeda (the base)
    • Fought against Soviets in Afghanistan during 1980’s
    • 1996 Taliban seized control of Afghanistan and allow Osama to use it as a base
  • 10.
    • 19 terrorist attacked New York and Washington D.C. using four hi-jacked airliners
    • Oct. 2001 President Bush launched attacks against the Taliban and Bin Laden
    • By Dec. 2001 Taliban was defeated
    • Patriot Act was passed to increase power of Law Enforcement to catch terrorist before they strike
    • Nov. 2002 Dept. Homeland Security is created to protect America
  • 11.
    • Jan. 2002 Pres. Bush warns of Axis of Evil
    • Iraq was developing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and had used them twice before (Chemical)
    • March 2003 U.S. invades Iraq
    • Saddam was overthrown placed on trial and executed
    • U.S. helps Iraq build a new democratic government
  • 12. Courage Under Fire
  • 13. Operation Iraqi Freedom