IRAQ: The Revolt That Failed

Sooner or later, the situation in Iraq was bound to explode. All the inflammatory ingredients were there: increasing Communist control of the streets, continuing dissatisfaction in the country, restlessness in the army over the course Iraqi Soldier-Dictator Karim Kassem was taking. Last week the explosion came—and it was premature.

Arab nationalism in Iraq centers around the northern oil city of Mosul, on the banks of the Tigris. Surrounded by the powerful and hostile Kurds, whom the Communists have been busy infiltrating, Arab zealots in Mosul wanted to join Nasser's one big Arab...

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