IRAK: Death of Feisal

Only his silk-vested and sombreroed courtiers realized how sick a man was King Feisal of Irak last month when, after his soldiers and some fierce border Kurds had massacred 600 Assyrians, he awaited, "in spite of my broken health," the arrival of a British investigator (TIME, Aug. 28). His impatience to leave for a "vacation" in Switzerland sounded, especially in view of his holiday in England only a few weeks prior, like an effort to gloss over the massacre. Last week came proof it was no such thing. The Assyrian trouble was...

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