July 11, 2012

Syria's Many 'Liberators'

Charles Glass, The National

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The Syrians are now surrounded by more new-found friends than a lottery winner. Not since the old Soviet Union signed all those "treaties of friendship" with everyone from Finland to Afghanistan has one country had so many new pals.

How did Syria become so popular that almost half of the members of the UN are scrambling to save it? What other country can claim more than 100 sovereign friends? What inspired this rush of affection for Syria?

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