A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Monday, February 27, 2012

That Syrian Constitutional Referendum: A Question

Okay. The Syrian government says there was a 57% turnout for the Constitutional referendum, and that 89% voted yes.  Who would question those numbers? But how, I wonder, did the 138 Syrians killed today by their own government vote?

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