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An interesting read....

by Mac McMullen / December 7, 2006 12:14 PM PST

I have been following the writings of an Iraqi citizen who identifies himself as ?The Mesopotamian? on his blog. His perceptions, and many times predictions, of events and probable outcomes of events, have been eerily correct.

His latest chapter, entitled ?First War of the Century - Episode 1? is very interesting. His introduction to this writing stated ???While events are still fresh in the memory, and for history?s sake, I thought it might be interesting to give my testimony???..An analytical examination of events leading to the present day situation might be instructive. This I hope to do this in installments as time permits and I hope my friends might find it interesting????

Selected snipits from this page:

?Saddam knew that he had no immediate defense against a direct American assault, so he prepared for a different kind of response

Saddam realized very clearly what was going to happen and had no illusions about it. You must give him at least credit for that. If you saw him those days in public appearances he seemed to be almost in a trance. For someone like me who had the misfortune to observe this man for many years, it was clear to me personally that he was in a state of total despair and a kind of fatalist acceptance of his fate.

Saddam himself often talked??..vowing never to surrender Iraq but an empty land devoid of inhabitants.

al-Qaeda types, extremists and suicide volunteers were imported from Arab and non-Arab countries during the weeks and months preceding the battle of Iraqi Freedom?..The number of Arab volunteers was said to be about ten thousand just before the onset of military hostilities.?

Should you be interested in following this story, his blog can be found at:

http://messopotamian.blogspot.com/

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