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What the Crusades tell us about
shifting borders in the Middle East

Telegraph [UK], by Dominic Selwood

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/2/2014 8:53:52 PM

The Levant, the region running inland from the eastern seaboard of the Mediterranean, has been fought over for millennia. Its vital trade and military roads linking Anatolia to north Africa and Arabia have been guarded and coveted since time immemorial. Control is everything, as Moses found out to his cost when he wanted to move north up the ancient King´s Highway out of the Sinai and into Edom (modern day southern Israel): "Now let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or vineyard, or drink water from any well; we will go along the King’s Highway,

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Selwood writes some of the most interesting history. As his mini bio states:

Dr Dominic Selwood is a former criminal barrister, novelist and historian with a passion for the less visited corners of the archives. He is the author of the crypto-thriller, The Sword of Moses (2013), and the textbook on the Knights Templar, Knights of the Cloister (1999). He tweets as @DominicSelwood

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/2/2014 9:59:19 PM     (No. 9909011)

Interesting historical article but I can´t see it shines any light on current events.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 7/2/2014 10:41:20 PM     (No. 9909055)

Highly interesting.

The Muslim world knows this history, #1, and wants to regain this kind of power, influence and territory. They want to regain their past glory.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 7/3/2014 12:53:02 AM     (No. 9909160)

It is important to realize that they are not avenging the Crusades. The Muslims started the Crusades.

But the Muslims want to begin where they left off when they got kicked out of Europe. The goal is Europe. The leader of ISIS said Rome is next. Well, anybody who actually listens to Muslims has known this all along.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4poster, 7/3/2014 2:59:50 PM     (No. 9909960)

Fine. When they re-establish their Caliphate in the Lavant, we will know where to send the ICBMs should they damage anything of ours.

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