Auteur: Klein, Naomi
Titel: No War
Sub titel: America's Real Business in Iraq
This is an anthology by multiple authors of articles first published in Harper's magazine about the economic dimension of the U.S. war on Iraq. One of them, originally titled "Baghdad Year Zero", is Naomi Klein's account of her time there. Contrary to today's news headlines, there always was a detailed plan for what would happen to postwar Iraq. But it had little do with the banners under which the American and British governments cynically marketed their invasion of Iraq - democracy, freedom and fighting terrorism. As if in a giant hostile takeover, the real intentions of the Iraqi invasion were dishonestly disguised: the wiping out of an entire culture in as short a time as possible. Within days of the occupation of Iraq began a firesale of its national assets. Everything was engineered to indenture for generations to come an already impoverished population to foreign investors, while teaching the new belief that greed is good. This scathing J'Accuse tears the veil off the hypocrisy of the actions of Tony Blair and George W. Bush.Seeing the horrific scars inflicted on a country under stress, and the deeply shocking motives for it, no reader will be able to look at the Iraqi Invasion with same eyes as before.
2005, 104 pag., Euro 10,05
Gibson Square Books, London, ISBN 1903933579
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