This is one of the ugliest and most corrupt elements of the Asad regime (read about what Saudi Arabia felt about him in Ghazi Qusaybi's book The Accompanying Minister (Al-Wazir Al-Murafiq)). Now, of course, Khaddam is on the payroll of Hariri/Saudi apparatus (and lives in a Hariri-owned place in Paris) and writes propaganda for both. (Of course, unlike what the Syrian regime would like us to believe, he was not--is not--the only corrupt element of the regime). So Khaddam has a new silly book about the Iranian conspiracy. Al-Arabiyyah is having a full promotion of the book and they brought in a columnist for the Hariri rag, Al-Mustaqbal, to applaud. This is amusing TV.