SYRIA: Communist Penetration

Immediately to the north of Jordan lies Syria, an ancient land but an independent Arab nation for only ten years.* It is regarded by the U.S. State Department as the Arab nation most dangerously infiltrated by Communists. Czechoslovaks have already let Syria have 50 German tanks at the giveaway price of $8,000 apiece. Last week Cairo's radio reported that a shipment of Czechoslovakian arms, presumably including the tanks, reached a Syrian port.

Since the Communists launched their drive to penetrate the Middle East last year, six Iron Curtain countries have made agreements with Syria to ship industrial goods in exchange...

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