A 1953 article about President Hashem al-Atasi

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An article published in the satirical weekly al-Mudhiq al-Mubki, sometime during the final six months of 1953, when Adib al-Shishakli became president of Syria. This era was famed for demonizing ex-President Hashem al-Atasi, who Shishakli had toppled in 1951. In this article, the writer claims that Atasi confessed to a friend of having made a great mistake by accepting presidential office \"under orders\" from Chief-of-Staff Sami al-Hinnawi in 1949. The truth is that Atasi was elected president in 1949, and was not \"appointed\" by General Hinnawi