IRAQ: The Boiler

Muffled by censorship and tight military control, the noises coming out of Iraq last week nonetheless sounded like the laborings of an untended boiler approaching the point of explosion. Iraq's newspapers triumphantly reported the capture of some of the men who had almost succeeded in killing Premier Abdul Karim Kassem (TIME, Oct. 19)—but gave no names. Scarcely had these good tidings been announced when Radio Baghdad trumpeted that another assassination plot had been uncovered—but gave no details.

Iraq's Arab enemies, led by the United Arab Republic's President Nasser, laid plans to intervene...

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