Pepe Escobar: The perfect (desert) storm

“Washington has placed a “highly classified” request for the House of Saud to arm the rebels, as The Independent’s Robert Fisk has advanced, without details (none available in Arab media, either). So essentially this would be – what else is new – history repeating itself as farce; a remix of the Ronald Reagan-era Iran-Contra scandal, with Washington possibly betting on control of Libya’s oil and gas (echoes of Iraq neo-conned; make it history twice repeating itself as farce).”

must read:

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MC09Ak01.html

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