Syria: Where Time Stood Still In 1963

(Ha'aretz) Zvi Barel - Leading Syrian intellectual Anton al-Maqdasi wrote an open letter in July to the head of domestic intelligence in Syria, Bahjat Suleiman: "It is astounding that the majority of Arab states act as if history was frozen in time when their revolutions began, that it simply stopped when they assumed power. In Egypt, that was the day the Free Officers expelled the royal regime and transformed Abdul Nasser into the paragon of Arab rule. In Syria, history was frozen in time in March 1963, in the coup that brought the Ba'ath into power."

2003-09-19 00:00:00

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