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 Proxy war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is almost impossible to have a pure proxy war, as the groups fighting for a certain superpower usually have their own interests, which are often divergent from those of their patron.
This war served as a useful proving ground for the great powers to test equipment and tactics that would later be employed in the Second World War.
The first proxy war in the Cold War was the Greek Civil War, in which the Western Allied Greek government was nearly overrun by Communist rebels with limited direct aid from Soviet puppet states in Yugoslavia, Albania, and Bulgaria.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Proxy_war   (1101 words)

 Counter Proxy War
It was a proxy war, partly overt, partly covert, to make the Soviet troops bleed through the use of surrogates, without the direct involvement of US troops.
Pakistan's objective of debilitating the Indian State, which is the driving force behind its proxy war, is not of recent origin dating from its experience of its successful (as perceived by it) role in the Afghan war of the 1980s.
What is new about the latest phase of its proxy war in J and K and other parts of India is the use against the Indian Security Forces of the expertise, the experience and the arms and ammunition and other tools acquired by it under the supervision of the CIA in Afghanistan.
www.saag.org /papers4/paper312.html   (2912 words)

Pakistan’s Proxy War- Its Intent is Not Kashmir Alone: Pakistan’s proxy war intentions are strategic and wider.
Pakistan’s proxy war and terrorism and associated ISI onslaughts against India emerge from a smaller nation's strategy of bleeding a major adversary by asymmetric warfare.
Pakistan successfully camouflaged its strategic proxy war against India by the Kashmir label and distorted both Indian and international perceptions.
www.saag.org /papers6/paper555.html   (1289 words)

 Cold War
After the war, disputes between the Soviet Union and the Western democracies, particularly over the Soviet takeover of East European states, led Winston Churchill to warn in 1946 that an "iron curtain" was descending through the middle of Europe.
The Cold War was a period of East-West competition, tension, and conflict short of full-scale war, characterized by mutual perceptions of hostile intention between military-political alliances or blocs.
There were real wars, sometimes called "proxy wars" because they were fought by Soviet allies rather than the USSR itself -- along with competition for influence in the Third World, and a major superpower arms race.
sunsite.unc.edu /expo/soviet.exhibit/coldwar.html   (1025 words)

 Israel's Proxy War? The Motives For A Flawed War
That explains why the war against Iraq had to supersede the war against terrorism, and why Saddam replaced Osama as the new icon of America's loathing.
On the other hand, there is a small chance that the war itself might validate this theory--if it convinced OPEC that the war aims to dismantle the oil cartel.
This may not be America's war at all, much less a war of the West against Islam or Islamists.
www.rense.com /general35/motives.htm   (2239 words)

 Proxy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Proxy (climate), a measured variable used to infer the value of a variable of interest in climate research
Proxy marriage, a practice formerly common amongst European monarchs, where one party is not present in person to their marriage to the other
Proxy card, a substitute card used in trading card games when a player does not own the substituted card.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Proxy   (309 words)

 Intitfata EU/US Proxy War?
Now that the Cold War was over and the Americans were no longer needed, Europe wanted to take her rightful place on the world's stage.
Europe is supporting the Palestinians to fight a proxy war against the United States and U.S. interests in the Mediterranean.
The Israeli/Palestinian conflict may be a proxy war between Europe and the United States.
www.fulfilledprophecy.com /proxy_war.html   (537 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Region | Proxy Wars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Preemptive war, which constitutes the base of the triangle, is a synecdoche for a national security strategy that is so all embracive that some have referred to it as the new US constitution.
The war against terrorism as perceived by the neoconservatives in the US administration extends in means, scope and underlying premises well beyond what most other peoples and nations deem acceptable.
The war against terrorism has furnished the US with the inroad to realise an aspiration that has guided its leaders for more than half a century, which is for the US to occupy its natural place at the pinnacle of the global order.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2004/690/re19.htm   (3544 words)

And that, like all low intensity wars, would aim at breaking the spirit of the enemy, persuading more and more Israelis that their homeland is not a place in which to have a normal life and raise children, and that their best bet is to head for safe havens elsewhere.
Syria, for its part, could profit from a limited war, between Israel and Hezbollah, by pointing out that its own presence in Lebanon had been a stabilising force and that efforts to exclude it from the Lebanese scene have generated greater instability.
In a sense, therefore, what we are witnessing is the opening shots in a proxy war between the Islamic Republic and Syria on one side and Israel on the other.
www.asharqalawsat.com /english/news.asp?section=2&id=5639   (1338 words)

 AMERICAN FUTURE - Trying to make sense of a world in turmoil » The Mideast Proxy War
The mini war that is taking place between Israel and Hezbollah is, in fact, a proxy war in which Iran's vision for the Middle East clashes with the administration in Washington.
Arming proxies was the means by which the U.S. and the Soviet Union made war on each other without risking the destruction of their homelands.
It was after that war that France tilted toward the Arabs and the U.S. took its place as Israel's protector.
americanfuture.net /?p=1968   (2119 words)

 Proxy war spreads to Gujarat - TRUTH IS GOD
As a result, what we are seeing in Gujarat is the extension of the proxy war into other parts of India, using willing elements in the Indian Muslim community and its ‘leaders’.
It also helped to gain forgiveness for the war on Iraq by a strong pro-Muslim counterbalancing policy in the Balkans.” This is what the European Commission, with Britain in the lead is trying to do in Gujarat also— currying favor with the Muslim world by attacking the Narendra Modi Government.
The tragedy of this is that these dhimmis are now too concerned about their own existence to see the obvious danger to India of the proxy war moving to Gujarat, later to spread across other parts of the country.
sathyavaadi.tripod.com /truthisgod/papers/020503.htm   (1174 words)

 Somalia viewed as site of proxy war - The Boston Globe
Ethiopia and Eritrea fought a bloody border war from 1998-2000, and have since backed rebel groups to destabilize each other.
``Ethiopia and Eritrea are competing throughout the region, opening up new fronts in their cold war whenever the opportunity arises," said John Prendergast, a senior adviser with the International Crisis Group, which monitors conflict zones.
The new proxy fight between Ethiopia and Eritrea is officially denied by both countries, despite witness accounts and reports by the United Nations describing Somalia's plight.
www.boston.com /news/world/africa/articles/2006/07/27/somalia_viewed_as_site_of_proxy_war   (513 words)

 Israel's proxy war?
Driven by the fact that its terror tactics in occupied Palestine are futile and leading to increasingly desperate acts on the part of the Palestinian resistance that can only continue, the attack on Syria represents the actions of a bankrupt Sharon government, that has boxed itself into a corner.
The UN Security Council, dominated as it is by by the US has proved to be totally ineffective in curbing the ambitions of an imperialist Israel, let alone the imperial ambitions of the US, as the statement it issued clearly illustrates, so as things stand, the UN is an impotent force.
It’s already clear that there are serious divisions emerging within the US administration over the conduct of the war and the failure of the occupation to achieve even the most minimal ‘pacification’ of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article4920.htm   (964 words)

 Crusader War College: Proxy War.
MP Schroeder, a twenty-five-year-old former member of the German Green Party, began her political career protesting the war in Kosovo and denouncing globalization.
A year ago, MP Schroeder set her sights on an issue long avoided by members of the radical Left - the diverting of some of the 250 million in annual aid for the Arabs of Yesha (Judea, Samaria and Gaza) to corrupt officials and terrorist groups bent on Israel's destruction.
One of the good things to come out of the Bush Roadmap was the realization that Arafat was part of the problem, not the solution, and thus had to be sidelined by negotiation with a Palestinian Prime Minister.
www.crusaderwarcollege.org /archives/000158.html   (684 words)

 CONVERTED KASHMIR: Memorial of Mistakes
In the light of geographical and military position of India, Pakistan had realised that in the heat of war against a country of the size of India, the existence of Pakistan remains in danger.
The background of this new war strategy was Pakistan's 44 years' of experience and especially its rejection of the advice the Chinese Premier, Chou-En-Lai, had given during the 1965 war against India.
According to well-known journalist, Altaf Gowhar, Pakistan's proxy war is amended version of "Operation Gibralter" and is based on the suggestions of Chou-En-Lai and has been named as "Operation Topac".
www.kashmir-information.com /ConvertedKashmir/Chapter23.html   (5114 words)

 Somalia Could Turn into Proxy War
While it is important that talks be initiated between the Islamic Courts and the transitional government, it is crucial to involve Ethiopia and Eritrea as well to scale down the chances of a proxy war in Somalia, says Mr.
But while this scenario has all the makings of a proxy war, Robert Rotberg, director of the Program on Instrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution at Harvard University, says there's no full-scale proxy war in Somalia, "but it is one developing between Ethiopia and Eritrea."
Canada and the international community should also take steps to ensure that the next government in Somalia should be representative of all the clans in the country, says Mr.
www.hiiraan.com /news2/2006/oct/somalia_could_turn_into_proxy_war.aspx   (713 words)

 Iran's Proxy War - World Affairs Board
Iran is the perfect place to begin the real war on terror as there is a large portion of the Iranian populace that would support us and our ideas and not just support us because they view it as pragmatic.
Then by your logic no war's should be waged in self-defense because after all who are we to judge right from wrong.
A just war is a war fought in self-defense (against the initiator of force) and the war has to be in our self-interest to fight (all wars of self-defense are).
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?t=1842   (2906 words)

 Arutz Sheva - Israel National News
Calling the war on Iraq “the first of a different genre”, Hassan Nafaa writes, it “was neither necessary nor inevitable.
Some would claim that the war was an attempt to contain Iran and Islamist movements, noting that Iran's isolation is a cornerstone of the anti-terror strategy the US adopted following 11 September.
This “proxy war” in Iraq, writes the Egyptian professor, is “quite an achievement for Israel and the global Zionist movement.” It was unique in that, “for the first time in history, a major power fought a proxy war on behalf of a minor state....” he says.
www.israelnationalnews.com /news.php3?id=43161   (1105 words)

 WoJ — American Troop withdrawal plans and the Saudi-Iranian Sunni-Shiite Proxy War that has already started in Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Talking about a regional Shiite-Sunni war we also need to point a finger at the eight year long Iran-Iraq war (which too was a Shiite- Sunni war by proxy) did not lead to a Shiite-Sunni war anywhere.
The Iran-Iraq war was indeed a proxy Shiite-Sunni war, but then the situation did not warrant the moving of Sunni Mujahideen to help Sunni Baathist ruled Iraq in fighting Iran.
The oil lobby will be sidelined with an US military administrator who will take charge of conducting the war on terror and the constitution of Jefferson and Washington will be given the go by for some time at least, till we do our enemies in.
www.waronjihad.org /iran251105.html   (1463 words)

 Pakistan's Proxy Wars,Islamic Jehad & the Taliban
Her campaign on Capitol Hill is aimed at impressing the American law makers and the think-tanks in Washington that she is a moderate Pakistani leader having nothing to do with Islamic fundamentalism, proxy war in Kashmir or with Taliban.
In the current security environment obtaining in South Asia in the India-Pakistan context, Indians are led to believe by opinion makers that Islamic fundamentalism, proxy war and Jehadi terrorism and the Taliban were and are the creations of Pakistan military rulers beginning with General Zia and now General Musharraf.
Regrettably, Benazir Bhutto’s record on Islamic fundamentalism of Pakistan, escalation of the proxy war in Kashmir and the creation of the Taliban leads one to the conclusion that Washington’s assessments of Pakistani politicians and Pakistan’s political scene tend to be faulty and unreliable as inputs for any Track II diplomacy.
www.saag.org /papers3/paper209.htm   (2115 words)

 A New Proxy War?
With neither side willing to concede ground, there is every possibility that India and Pakistan will continue to fund a new proxy war in Afghanistan.
India and Pakistan are small compared to the once mighty British and Russian empires that played out similar games in the past, but that has not detained the arch-rivals from fighting a proxy war in the war-ravaged Central Asian country.
Terming the Taliban demand that all Indians leave Afghanistan within 24 hours in the aftermath of Suryanarayana's abduction as outrageous, he argued that it testified to the real motivation behind the act of terror: Islamabad's reservations over a growing Indian presence in Afghanistan, particularly in provinces that border Pakistan.
www.newsline.com.pk /NewsJun2006/cover2Jun2006.htm   (1306 words)

 How Washington Goaded Israel Into War - by Stephen Zunes
Lieutenant General Dan Halutz, the chief of staff of the Israeli military and principal architect of the war on Lebanon, worked with U.S. officials on contingency planning for an air war with Iran.
The tragic irony is that, by using Israel to wage proxy war to promote U.S. hegemony in the region, this cycle is being perpetuated on a global scale.
Both the Senate and House, in backing administration policy, claimed that, contrary to the broad consensus of international opinion, Israel's military actions were consistent with international law and the UN Charter.
www.antiwar.com /orig/zunes.php?articleid=9605   (1866 words)

 Phase II of Pakistan's proxy war against India
It is, for instance, clear that the proxy war which has been bedeviling Kashmir for more than a decade-and-a-half is now being expanded to other parts of India, thereby upping the ante against India, in a conscious bid to neutralise India's diplomatic and political options in dealing with Pakistan.
It is a change of gear into Phase II of Pakistan's proxy war against India, stoking communal divides to weaken India diplomatically and causing large-scale destructions of life and property to cripple the economy as well.
Recent events, however, reveal that at least some sections of this support base are being revived by terrorist groups operating from Pakistan to carry out the next phase of the proxy war.
www.rediff.com /news/2006/jul/13guest.htm   (987 words)

 The Proxy War by Michael Burkert
The most current Middle East war, imposed on the state of Israel by Hezbollah terrorists, is continuing much longer than originally thought possible or necessary.
The current war launched in July ‘06 is simply another battle in the never-ending Islamic goal to destroy the state of Israel and push it into the sea.
This “proxy war” in the Middle East may well be the first campaign of a war that results in our rapid decline and dissolution as a nation.
www.garnertedarmstrong.ws /Mark_Wordfroms/manews0067.shtml   (1135 words)

 M. Shahid Alam, Israel’s Proxy War?
It has been apparent to all but the purblind—a defect in understanding assiduously cultivated by America’s mass media—that the war United States is ready to wage against Iraq has almost nothing to do with its security.
A precipitate dethronement of the dollar could produce consequences for United States and the world economy which would make the East Asian financial crisis of 1997 l ook like a storm in a teacup.
On the other hand, there is a small chance that the war itself might validate this theory—if it convinced OPEC that the war aims to dismantle the oil cartel.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/27c/200.html   (2251 words)

 The Iraqi war: 'Proxy,' not 'civil' - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Bush administration disputes the "civil war" moniker.
Such a proxy war is not a civil war.
Neither is it unreasonable or naive to believe that sans those proxies, Iraq might not be the hellhole it now is. Nonetheless, this remains a matter for the Iraqis to settle.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/pittsburghtrib/news/email/s_481746.html   (182 words)

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