Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq

Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq

Greg Muttitt


The departure of the final U.S. troops from Iraq on the finish of 2011 left a damaged state and a number of unanswered questions. What used to be the battle quite approximately? Why and the way did the profession drag on for almost 9 years, whereas so much Iraqis, Britons, and american citizens desperately sought after it to finish? And why did the troops need to leave?

Now, in a gripping account of the struggle that ruled U.S. international coverage over the past decade, investigative journalist Greg Muttitt takes us backstage to reply to a few of these questions and divulges the heretofore-untold tale of the oil politics that performed out in the course of the profession of Iraq. Drawing upon enormous quantities of unreleased govt records and wide interviews with senior American, British, and Iraqi officers, Muttitt exposes the plans and arrangements that have been in position to form rules in want of yank and British strength pursuits. We keep on with him via a labyrinth of clandestine conferences, reneged grants, and abuses of energy; we additionally see how Iraqis struggled for his or her personal say of their destiny, regardless of their dysfunctional executive and emerging degrees of violence. via their tales, we commence to determine a truly assorted Iraq from the only our legislators have advised us about.

In mild of the Arab revolutions, the battle in Libya, and renewed threats opposed to Iran, Fuel at the Fire presents a necessary consultant to the teachings from Iraq and of the worldwide effects of America’s power oil addiction.

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