Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745325590 Published July 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745325606 Published July 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Oil Crusades: America Through Arab Eyes

Abdulhay Yahya Zalloum

Oil Crusades: America Through Arab Eyes

Abdulhay Yahya Zalloum

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745325590 Published July 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745325606 Published July 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Oil is the lifeblood of modern economics. It is the precious resource at the heart of empire-building -- from the British empire to the American empire today. It underpins the world's financial markets. But seventy per cent of the world's oil supplies lie under the sands of the Middle East.

Did the US invade Iraq to grab Iraq's oil? Many people think so. This book shows how this is part of a wider US attempt to dominate international oil and maintain America's global dominance.

Written by an influential oil consultant, with experience of working in both the US and Arab oil industries, this book provides a rare insight into the real motivations behind US intervention in the Arab world, and the relationship between the US and the Arab states. Zalloum provides a historical account of the roots of today's involvement, analysing US intervention in the Arab World since the 19th century.

Zalloum provides an account of America's changing role in OPEC. He examines the fate of Iraq's oil and the involvement of US contractors. He also analyses the role of oil in America's relationship with Israel, providing an important insight into how this dynamic is viewed in the Arab world.

The book offers a unique perspective on how the US is viewed in the Arab region and how progress should be made if real peace and stability are to be brokered.

Contents

Introduction
1 The beginning of the end
2 God, Geopolitics, Geology and Geography: a brief history of oil
3 The scramble for Iraq's oil
4 Black gold and the dollar
5 Inside OPEC
6 Crusading for Israel
7 Oil and God: America's neoconservatives
8 Future imperfect: Why America must change
Bibliography/Notes
Index

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