Total male bovine digestive excreta.
In the beginning of 1948 the British controlled both sides of the Suez canal. This was their gateway to their vast business interestes in the far east. For their own economic survival Briton felt the need to keep control in that neighborhood. All that other stuff are just verious excuses to hide their real desires. This also led to the 1956 war for the canal. Briton felt economically threatened by a newly independent Egypt controling their jugular vein. And the convinced the Israeli's and the French that it was in their best interestes to help... typical British.