Iraq and the International Oil System: Why America Went to War in the Gulf (Paperback)Stephen C. Pelletiere (author)
Paperback 250 Pages / Published: 15/06/2004
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Did the United States go to war against Iraq in both 1991 and 2003 to secure control of oil from the Persian Gulf? This book explains: How the Persian Gulf came under the control of a coercive cartel with benefits for members that were denied to outsiders. The history of the oil system that evolved in the United States: its roots in Pennsylvania, through Texas "wildcatters" and the dominance of Standard Oil barons. The central role of oil in conflicts in Central Asia The introduction and conclusion address the motivations behind the most recent war in Iraq.
Publisher: The Merlin Press Ltd
Number of pages: 250
Dimensions: 240 x 155 mm
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