Syria: Increasing Isolation

Of the three Arab nations clobbered by Israel in last June's brief war, the one that got off easiest was Syria, whose terrorist raids on Israel had sparked the whole conflict. Syria lost the least territory and the fewest men, was left saddled with the smallest refugee burden and, to its everlasting discredit, came out with much of its military armor untarnished by combat. With hardly a pause, the Syrians thus took up their prewar belligerence right where they had left off. If anything, the Baathist Party members who rule the country...

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