IRAK: Kingdom Freed

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Not a strong, lone warrior like Arabian King Ibn Saud (see col. I) is his neighbor on the north, pliant King Feisal of Irak who leans like an unsteady reed on sturdy Britons.

Irak was "planted" in more senses than one when the League of Nations slipped it like an egg into the British nest in 1921 with the status of a Mandate. Probably Britons will always control most of the Kingdom's Mosul oil through their ably drawn contracts. Last week. however, Mother Briton clucked...

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