Category Archives: Middle East Politics
The Domino Theory, very popular in 1950’s and 1960’s as a justification for stopping the spread of communism and the major reason for America’s long involvement in Vietnam. The theory being that if one country in the region fell to communism, all its neighbours would also fall.
The theory was proved right to a point, once the US pulled out of South East Asia, it was only a question of time before not only Vietnam, but Laos and Cambodia also fell to either Communist or genocidal regimes.
Yesterday Egypt sort of fell, though how far remains to be seen as the people running Egypt at the moment, were all appointed by Hosni Mubarak in the first place.
Latest news today is that people are out on the streets in Algeria: Read the rest of this entry