Revised and updated to cover the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, and the Arab Spring. The departure of the last US troops from Iraq at the end of 2011 left a broken country and a host of unanswered questions. What was the war really about? Why and how did the occupation drag on, while most Iraqis, Britons and Americans desperately wanted it to end? And what of oil, which lies at the heart of Iraqi politics? Now in the first full account of the nine-year war and occupation, Greg Muttitt's gripping and far-reaching investigation takes us behind the scenes to answer some of those questions, centred on the taboo subject of what has happened to Iraq's oil. In light of the Arab revolutions, the war in Libya and renewed threats against Iran, Fuel on the Fire provides a vital guide to the lessons from Iraq.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Greg Muttitt
Dimensions: Width: 12.90cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 19.80cm
ISBN 10: 0099541734
Publication Date: 28 June 2012
Audience: College/higher education , Professional and scholarly , Tertiary & Higher Education , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
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Muttitt reveals the sheer persistence of the occupying powers in forcing the fledgling state to hand over its oil to foreign companies. <br>--David Hencke, Tribune <br> <br> Fuel on the Fire shows that a desire for influence over oil supply and contracts shaped the attack on and occupation of Iraq. <br>--Solomon Hughes, Morning Star
Greg Muttitt was previously co-director of campaigning charity Platform, exposing the environmental and human impacts of the oil industry. He has worked on Iraq since the war started in 2003. His work has frequently appeared in the media, including the Guardian, Independent, Financial Times and BBC. www.fuelonthefire.com Twitter @FuelOnTheFire.
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