IN 1957, when Jordan's King Hussein was desperately struggling to preserve his throne, Radio Cairo kept up a steady and strident barrage: "Death to the traitors who rule Jordan!"—and suggested that Hussein "receive the same fate as his grandfather," who was assassinated. Similar chants have since poured forth against the leaders of Lebanon and Iraq. A recent sampler of Cairo's aggression by radio:

May 2. "Arise, my brethren on the police force and in its army in Iraq! Stand side by side with your brothers and your people against your enemies. The freedom of Iraq is in your hands."

May 20. "My brothers...

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