Oil Crusades: America Through Arab Eyes by Abdulhay Zalloum

By Abdulhay Zalloum

Oil is the lifeblood of recent economics. it's the helpful source on the middle of empire-building---from the British empire to the yankee empire this day. It underpins the world's monetary markets. yet seventy in step with cent of the world's oil provides lie below the sands of the center East.

Did the us invade Iraq to snatch Iraq's oil? many folks imagine so. This booklet exhibits how this is often a part of a much wider U.S. try and dominate overseas oil and hold America's international dominance.

Written via an influential oil advisor with event of operating in either the U.S. and Arab oil industries, this ebook presents an extraordinary perception into the genuine motivations in the back of U.S. intervention within the Arab international and the connection among the us and the Arab states. Abdulhay Yahya Zalloum presents a old account of the roots of brand new involvement, reading U.S. intervention within the Arab global because the 19th century.

Zalloum offers an account of America's altering position in OPEC. He examines the destiny of Iraq's oil and the involvement of U.S. contractors. He additionally analyzes the function of oil in America's courting with Israel, delivering an incredible perception into how this dynamic is considered within the Arab international. The booklet deals a distinct viewpoint on how the USA is seen within the Arab sector and the way development may be made if genuine peace and balance are to be brokered.
About the Author
Abdulhay Yahya Zalloum is a Harvard-educated overseas oil advisor who has spent approximately fifty years within the oil enterprise in the USA, Europe, Asia and the center East. He participated within the grass roots construction of numerous OPEC nationwide oil businesses and consulted to country businesses together with France and China. he's the founder, chairman and CEO of the Zalloum workforce of businesses and the writer of a number of books.

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The French proposed the creation of an Allawite state before World War II, but it was obvious that such a state would not be viable. Eventually, through Syria’s Ba’ath Party, the Allawites were assisted to power and took control of the country. The Allawites now make up about 10 percent of the Syrian population, and former president Hafez Al-Assad and the current incumbent, his son Bashar Al-Assad, are members. Immediately south of the Syrian Latikeya coastal strip, Lebanon was designed to become a Christian Maronite state.

In other words, equal access for American companies to world resources, but not for others, and US domination of industrial production in the Western Hemisphere while US holdings were diversified elsewhere. Oil, perhaps inevitably, topped the list of strategic resources, and with it the fierce determination on the part of the US to control Middle Eastern reserves. 36 OIL CRUSADES Growth Factor The success of the US in challenging the British in their own sphere of influence, where they had hand-picked rulers, political and intelligence networks, troops on land and a navy in the Gulf, was indeed astounding.

The French proposed the creation of an Allawite state before World War II, but it was obvious that such a state would not be viable. Eventually, through Syria’s Ba’ath Party, the Allawites were assisted to power and took control of the country. The Allawites now make up about 10 percent of the Syrian population, and former president Hafez Al-Assad and the current incumbent, his son Bashar Al-Assad, are members. Immediately south of the Syrian Latikeya coastal strip, Lebanon was designed to become a Christian Maronite state.

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