- Making News: Plans for a Parallel Regime
Iraqi TV is showing pictures of Saddam Hussein surrounded by adoring crowds. Military analysts are trying to determine if the footage is real and when it was taken. Meantime, some American troops think the end of the war is in sight. Alex Perry of Time magazine, who-s embedded with the 3rd Infantry on its way to Baghdad, discusses US plans to isolate Saddam and establish a parallel regime.
- Reporter's Notebook: The House of Saud
Saudi Arabia controls 25 percent of the world-s oil and the surplus capacity that assures stability. A disruption of Saudi oil would be disastrous for the global economy and particularly for the United States. Robert Baer, a 21-year veteran of the CIA-s Middle East operations, says America has chosen to ignore the -signs of impending disaster.-
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