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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Learning lessons in the Middle East

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

From the Battle of the Nile to Suez to ISIS, Britain's involvement in the Middle East is a striking series of failures.
Nelson received intelligence on July 28th, 1798 that the French fleet he had been chasing across the Mediterranean had reached Egypt. Four days later, at Aboukir Bay near Alexandria, 11 French battleships and two frigates were sunk. ‘Victory’,…
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