A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Syria Follows Amnesty Offer with New Attacks

Syria is reportedly cracking down hard on the town of Rastan despite its recent promise of amnesty; this seems to be part of an emerging pattern of offering an alleged carrot just before hitting with a big stick. Also, The Arabist points to this interesting column in Le Monde. [Column cited is in French] It makes some useful points.

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