Dark Crusade: Christian Zionism and US Foreign Policy by Clifford A. Kiracofe

By Clifford A. Kiracofe

Regardless of its efforts to advertise peace and instil democracy within the zone, the US is seen by means of many within the center East as a unethical dealer waging a "dark campaign" opposed to its enemies: in covert collaboration with Israel. The an important hostility to Arab and Palestinian pursuits of the so-called "Zionist foyer" within the US has lengthy been well-known. however it is one other much less commonplace point in US politics that more and more calls the photographs on Capitol Hill, directing the process American overseas coverage there: Christian Zionism. Christian Zionists now impression not just the Republican social gathering, but additionally the White apartment and Congress. Protestant fundamentalists are looking forward to the tip of the realm and they have lengthy made universal reason with the main severe political parts within the kingdom of Israel. yet why? Jews and fundamentalist Christians infrequently appear like ordinary allies. Adhering to a feverish apocalyptic ideology, Christian Zionists however think that recovery of the complete biblical Holy Land to the Jewish humans will consequence the thousand-year reign of Christ. in the course of his 11 years operating within the Senate, the writer saw first and foremost hand the deep-seated effect of Christian Zionism on American overseas coverage, and is uniquely certified to evaluate its value. darkish campaign bargains the main nuanced research but written of this risky and intricate phenomenon.

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The American Civil War directly affected relations with Egypt. The Union blockade of the South had the effect of restricting the flow of American cotton to European mills. Egyptian cotton production rose, as supply declined and international prices rose. At the same time, countries whose weaving industries depended on American cotton, notably England, considered intervening on behalf of the Confederacy. In response, the Union 38 Dark Crusade actively encouraged Egyptian cotton production to forestall the breaking of the blockade by the British.

In due course, London played two decisive cards: one commercial and the other military. Historians consider Palmerston’s success in the crises of 1839 and 1840 as the greatest of his long career. Palmerston’s biographer Jasper Ridley explains: 20 Dark Crusade Britain wished to have a powerful Turkish Empire as a bulwark against Russian expansion into Asia and India. Instead, she now had half this Empire controlled by a rebel at Alexandria, and the other, and the central government, by the Russian Ambassador at Constantinople.

Known as the ‘French and Indian War’ in colonial British North America, this world war had immense and long-term strategic consequences for Europe, North America, and the Indian subcontinent. Britain’s victory over France also had significant near-term consequences. France was humiliated; and it lost valuable possessions in North America, principally Canada, and in the subcontinent. Paris plotted revenge and its The Eastern Question and Imperialism 15 duel with the British extended over many centuries.

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