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Good Guys Bad Guys After the Cuban Missile Crisis both the United States and the Soviet Union saw the danger of the Cold War escalating into a shooting war Both countries had and continued to stockpile weapons specifically nuclear bombs The two countries nuclear capabilities combined were reaching and surpassed the critical benchmark of when we could destroy the entire world This constant threat of extinction made the US very wary to enter in direct conflict with the Soviet Union Instead both superpowers looked to other venues of attack against each other They could fight against each other in Third World countries without having to the giant step of a direct act of war Still the Soviet Union continued to support the spread of communism and America continued the policy of containing the spread of it The Middle East and Africa were very unstable regions and both became stages for the struggle of Democracy versus Communism Israel did not get along with the rest of the Arabic countries The Arabian countries actually wanted to destroy it but Moscow did not want any part in that The Soviet Union also was supplying Egypt armaments that would be later used to fight Israel In the Six Day War of 1967 Israel fought off Egypt Jordan and Syria Israel not only won the war but also took land from all three countries The fighting dies down but continues for more then three years until an American organized cease-fire takes affect To this point America has been throwing its support behind Israel and takes a firm and public stand to this affect The Soviet Union was providing the Arabian countries especially Egypt with military support The Egyptian President al-Sadat started gearing his army for war while calling on the international community to pressure Israel into returning the land that they had occupied America stood strong behind Israel and received a considerable amount of flak for it Israel literally dug
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