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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
G L Simons
|Description:||xv, 406 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Iraq in the new world order. After the 1991 Gulf War --
The history of Iraq. The ancient crucible ; The Arabs, Islam and the Caliphate ; Seljuks, Mongols and Ottomans ; The western impact ; From Monarchy to Republic ; Into the era of Saddam --
Towards the new world order. War with the West.
|Responsibility:||Geoff Simons ; foreword by Tony Benn.|
Some indication is given of the sufferings of the Iraqi people, not only as victims of a brutal regime but also at the hands of US-led Western governments more concerned with perceived strategic interests than with human welfare. Such crucial factors as the historical Western influence in the Middle East, the prolonged Western support for Saddam and the US manipulation of the United Nations are profiled.
Detailed information is included, much of it unsympathetic to Western propaganda, to encourage a deeper understanding and a deeper ethical perception of the 'Iraq Question'.