America's War for the Greater Middle East

America's War for the Greater Middle East

A Military History

eBook - 2016
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Publisher: New York : Random House, 2016.
ISBN: 9780553393941
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Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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paul1
Sep 24, 2016

"Would defeating ISIS actually solve anything? Probably not, since the conditions that had given rise to ISIS would still persist. Yet focusing on this particular manifestation of a larger problem provided an excuse to skip lightly past matters of far greater moment. It was like foreign drug cartels and the American epidemic of drug abuse and addiction. You can pretend that attacking the former will reduce the latter, but you're kidding yourself." pg.356

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SEBoiko
Jun 11, 2016

... a strategy that involves invading every country that harbors terrorist networks is naïve and unsustainable.

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SEBoiko
Jun 11, 2016

The pursuit of policy objectives was merging with the pursuit of profit.

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SEBoiko
Jun 11, 2016

Declaring an action apoliticial does not make it so,...

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SEBoiko
Jun 11, 2016

Bush doesn't want the Shiite fundamentalist rebels to topple Saddam: that would make Iran top dog in the Middle East.

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SEBoiko
Jun 11, 2016

War is always fraught with hazard.

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SEBoiko
Jun 11, 2016

Even before the Second Gulf War was fully underway conditions leading to a third were forming.

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SEBoiko
Jun 11, 2016

To keep peace implies its existence.

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Jun 11, 2016

Let no terrorist question our will,...

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SEBoiko
Jun 11, 2016

..., oil has always defined the raison d'etre of the War for the Greater Middle East.

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StarGladiator
Jan 29, 2016

Although I haven't yet read this book, I did hear an interview with the author. When anyone writes about this subject, conveniently ignoring the financial angle - - not following the money - - and trivializes everything at the political theater level, then nothing is accomplished besides displaying the ignorance, or wilfull ignorance, of the author. [Denominating the sale of oil and gas in the US dollar is required to keep its place as the world's reserve currency - - when that falters, so does the global banking cartel.]

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