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Middle East: the Syrian cockpit | Editorial, The Guardian

What unites most outside powers is the desire to avoid an outcome where their national interests are compromised

All the major powers have committed themselves to the principle of non-intervention in Syria, yet everyone knows that they are all, to one extent or another, violating that principle in practice. Hillary Clinton’s charge that the Russians are shipping attack helicopters to Syria was followed yesterday by reports that the Syrian rebels have received fresh supplies of weapons from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, a trade connived in, or at least not actively opposed, by western countries.

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