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Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq

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Oil lies at the heart of Iraqi politics. Yet in the eight years since the bombs began to fall on Baghdad it has been a taboo subject. In Greg Muttitt's gripping and far-reaching investigation we are taken behind the scenes of the occupation to answer one of the war's most pressing questions: what is happening to Iraq's oil?

In public the USA and Britain strenuously deny any
Paperback, 464 pages
Published April 21st 2011 by Bodley Head (first published April 9th 2011)
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This book is really, really well researched. If it had come out earlier it probably would have been heavily discussed and attacked but interest in Iraq's recent history has really gone downhill in the past few years.

The best parts IMO are the first, fourth and fifth. Part 1 covers everything from the 1920s to the invasion and general info on the state of the oil industry and global oil reserves at the time. Part 4 covers the struggle against the oil la
Oct 05, 2014 Sara rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Awab AlShwaikh
الكتاب مليء بالمعلومات والمشاهدات، ولكنه يفتقد للمصداقية على اعتبار أن الكاتب ينتمي إلى المعسكر الآخر ويجهل الكثير من الحقائق عن طبيعة المجتمع العراقي

الكاتب لم يكن متحاملا، بل حاول بجدية أن يكون مُمصِفاً، ولكنه فشل في اقناع الرجل العراقي بذلك

تميز الكتاب بذكر الكثير من الحقائق والمعلومات الخاصة بشركات النفط العالمية ورجال السياسة ودورهم المباشر وغير المباشر في العراق منذ السبعينيات وحتى الغزو

الكتاب مفيد جداً لمن يبحث عن المعلومة والحقائق، الا أن الآراء الشخصية الواردة فيه تعبر عن رأي الكاتب لا أك
A thoroughly documented breakdown of the United States' war in Iraq and how oil and the promise of energy security were the backdrop of invasion, occupation, and eventual retreat. "[The case of Iraq] followed a general pattern in the Middle East: the West's concerns about security or human rights are always refracted through the lens of oil." This book shows that America can never change its approach to climate change or foreign policy unless there is "a separation of oil and state."
Exhaustively researched work. Describes with left leaning sensibility the importance of oil, not in the reasons for invading Iraq but it's recovery and how Iraq would be governed in the future.
Very well written, and especially interesting as I am currently working in Iraq. It does make me very disappointed in Western politics though...but not surprised.
Clean, clinical and clear analysis of oil and the war in Iraq. A troubling read (especially for ardent interventionists) but an essential one.
Piet Visser
A really good look at the Iraq war, and the history before, during and after.
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