Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Pepe Escobar in Baghdad

No humvee, no transport, no kevlar jacket. Info. from the street
clipped from www.atimes.com
The UN has done next
to nothing to help these millions of exiled Iraqis
- not to mention the wealthy Arab emirates, or the
Wahhabi millionaires in Saudi Arabia. After the
total implosion of social life, Iraq has reverted
to pre-modernity. Baghdad, once the pride of
Islam, has reverted to the status of the saddest,
most desperate of global capitals. No wonder the
motto - even from secular, well-educated Shi'ites
- is ubiquitous: "Iraq is finished."
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