THE Palestinian guerrillas who are sworn to destroy Israel seem to stand a far better chance of destroying some of the Arab countries that serve as their springboards of operation. Lebanon and Jordan, in particular, know that raids mounted from within their borders will bring harsh Israeli retaliation, but have proved too weak to crack down on their often uninvited guests. Last week an attempt by Lebanon's army to curb the fedayeen ("men of sacrifice") brought the country face-to-face with the specter of civil war. The fighting reportedly left 40 guerrillas and 25...

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