Across the Bay

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Buying Time in Syria

Ashraf Fahim wrote this analysis for The Daily Star on Syria in the aftermath of the Iraq war. Supplementing Fahim's analysis is the following piece in the same paper.

The latter piece debates the issue of Arab and Muslim troops that could be sent to Iraq. Every time I read this, I can't help but reminisce about the Rade' forces (ADF) in Lebanon. They worked real well, and some of them are still there; nearly 25,000 of them! But those would be "brotherly" troops, so it's alright! That region just baffles me beyond words.