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The Middle East Situation

It has not been a good week for the Syrians in Lebanon. As the shelling andgeneral mayhem in and around Beirut continued to escalate, Damascus came infor some heavy criticism from the US and France and botched what may have beenan attempt to preempt international disapproval by dislodging Gen. Michel Aoun'sforces from a strategic position overlooking Christian east Beirut. TheSyrians then summoned their allies in Lebanon to a war...