Middle East: Divided They Fall

Arab nations seldom brawl more passionately than when they get together to promote Arab unity. As fraternal delegates streamed into a special session of the Arab League in the Lebanese resort town of Shtura last week, security police relieved them of several dozen pistols. Syria's Ambassador Khalil Kallas key noted the eleven-day session by announcing sweetly: "We have come here to cut off Nasser's head and end his reptile tactics." The Egyptians spat back that the Syrians were "barking dogs." The Iraqis for once had nothing to say; they boycotted the conference when they heard the Kuwaitis would be...

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