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April 24, 2003

The Baghdad Deal
By Pepe Escobar

Do you paranoia? Pepe Escobar of Asia Times does, and he does it well,especially if it involves Baghdad which he seems to intimatly know.

What is in this particular story for us? The pivotal paragraph in the very evolved intrigue which should help answer this question is the following:

"Iraqi sheiks confirm that Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah - who enjoys excellent relations with the Bush family - had been working tirelessly for months for a political solution to the Iraqi crisis. If Saddam is in Mecca!(emphasis added), the architect would surely have been Prince Abdullah. His rationale always was to prevent by any means a long, bloody guerrilla war in Iraq which would turn the whole Middle East into a volcano. The Bush administration rationale was to grab a chance to engineer an allegedly quick post-Saddam stabilization process and so create a shortcut to the much-talked-about but yet-unpublicized roadmap supposed to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict".

Asia Times should definitly be added to any reading list on the matter at hand..