Egypt: Up the Rebels

It was Victory Day in Port Said, six years exactly since the last British soldier left Suez. There to celebrate the occasion was Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser. As 20,000 Egyptians cheered, Nasser called the British—from Queen to commoner—"sons of bitches," sneered at his critics, and ridiculed as a pair of "nuts" Jordan's King Hussein and Saudi Arabia's King Saud because they oppose Egypt's military venture in Yemen, where Nasser supports the rebel Abdullah Sallal.

"Brothers!" cried Nasser. "This is not the Yemeni people's battle. It is our battle, because the more people we can win over from imperialism and...

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