by Karim el Gawhary
Cairo / Washington
The preparations for a US attack on the Iraq in progress.
To administer American and British newspapers quoted high US-OFFICIAL,
according to which the US Government is thereby, the war against the Iraq "
seriously to flat " (" Los Angeles Times ") and the Iraq problem " no more,
in the last days but to solve " (" Times "). Both "Philadelphias Inquirer "
as well as the largest American daily paper the " USA Today "
reportcorresponding that the strategic war decisionis already met.
Remarkable also the intensified Rhetorik is in the public by representatives
of the Bush administration. Few days ago so far to the topic Iraq announced
rather reserved US Secretaries of State Colin Powell that Washington is
decided, to " Saddam to loose-will ". As the further note to a forthcoming
military strike the planned journey of US vice-president is considered
thickly to Cheney into the Gulf region. It becomes in March Saudi
Arabia,Jordan, which visit Turkey and Kuwait strategically
important neighboring countries Iraq. In May the UN security council will
negotiate once more about the sanctions against the Iraq. Observers expect
that the USA will use this point in time, in order to place Saddam Hussein
an ultimatum for the return of the UN weapon supervisors. An open question
with American military is at present still whether one can transfer
successfully in Afghanistan the attack model tested to the Iraq: heavy
Bombardements of all Saddam loyal institutions from air, the support of
armed groups of oppositions in the country as well as of Saddam defectors in
Bagdad. As most difficult proves the question, who is to take over the role
against the rebels advancing on Bagdad at the soil, how it did the north
alliance in Afghanistan.