Fuel on the Fire

Fuel on the Fire : Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 32mm | 340.19g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099541734
  • 9780099541738
  • 478,219

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"Nothing short of a secret history of the war"
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"Nothing short of a secret history of the war" -- Naomi Klein "Set to turn our understanding of the war on its head" * Independent * "The Iraqi civil society voices resound with dignity in this brilliant, comprehensive account" * New Internationalist * "Excellent... A textbook example of how international pressures are put upon politicians to get them to buckle" * Guardian * "Muttitt reveals the sheer persistence of the occupying powers in forcing the fledgling state to hand over its oil to foreign companies" -- David Hencke * Tribune *
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About Greg Muttitt

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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