Middle East: Mutiny in the Valley

As war jitters rise, Israel warns Syria against "a fatal mistake"

Day after day, Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat led motorcades into eastern and northern Lebanon last week for a series of public pep rallies and private meetings with his military commanders. At every whistle-stop along the way he told his Palestinian followers that dissension within P.L.O. ranks was being fomented by Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi and "some other Arab regimes." If Gaddafi did not stop his interference, Arafat warned, he would "cut out his tongue." As a result of such...

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