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Old 13th May 2016, 01:09 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by CapelDodger View Post
It beggars belief that Assad the Elder would have turned down the Golan Heights, the recovery of which would have brought him a hero status he gravely lacked.
Yeah, no. Sadat got back the Sinai, and what was his thanks for it? His own assassination. It doesn't beggar belief that Assad the Elder would choose a different path, it's pretty much to be expected.
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