The Syria Crisis: A Throwback to the Cold War

Syria served only as a table on which the two superpower leaders competed in a hand-wrestling contest.

The fans were beside themselves with excitement. Not every day is there such a showdown in the top league. In the international arena two wrestlers were competing: one black, an American, and one white, a Russian. Would the American press the button to launch the cruise missiles, or would his finger tremble? Would the

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