Indeed, the Cuban Government has been quick to evoke that past in the current confrontation.
It delineates the current confrontation between the two nuclear-armed nations.
When he turned to the subject of the current confrontation, Brigadier Khan had his own stock phrases for that, too.
During the current confrontations with Israel, most believed that he failed in projecting leadership.
Asked about benefits that might accrue to the North, he said a package of aid had been prepared by the administration earlier last year, before the current confrontation.
This is one of the world's largest cities, but the language people use to discuss the current confrontation is as old as the desert.
And maybe this is what the current confrontation is all about - whose greed will be punished by whom?
Many Yale administrators see the current confrontation as a historic opportunity to roll back the union's power.
Secondly, the establishment of safe havens where refugees can settle and where they are protected from current or future confrontations.
The current confrontation with Iraq shows how much harder it gets, year by year, to keep Saddam Hussein under control.