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Saturday, September 01, 2007 

Syria helps Arab states hit by wheat shortage

Syria is donating hundreds of thousands of tons of wheat to Egypt, Jordan and Yemen.

Those three states have been hit by a shortage, while Syria - at the heart of the Fertile Cresent - has a surplus.

Jordan and Yemen will get 50,000 tons each, and Egypt gets 176,000 tons.

As Egyptian blogger D.B. Shobrawy points out, what is even more interesting is that Bashar and Mubarak and Abdullah don't exactly have the best relationship.

An amazing act of generosity. Always pleasing to see brothers sticking together. But lets cut the BS. what's in return? One thing comes to mind. Strengthening diplomatic relations on a public level or perhaps balancing regional support in favour of Bashar. There is so much wheat can get you these days....

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