SYRIA: Nahas & New Friends

Egypt's Premier, Nahas Pasha, has one good eye and one that veers off at a tangent. Perhaps the second eye has been roving over the restless Middle East; perhaps it winked at the Fighting French Commander-in-Chief for Syria and Lebanon, General Georges Catroux, and certain political leaders of these onetime French mandates. In Cairo last week they were closeted with Nahas, hatching plans that, after World War II, the Middle East shall be un-mandated.

When the Vichyfrench were cleaned out of Syria last year, the British, assuming military control, handed over civil control...

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