Wednesday, June 29, 2011

`Abdul-Halim Khaddam

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.