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Israel and the Clash of Civilisations

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Israel and the Clash of Civilisations
Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East
By Jonathan Cook
Pluto Press, Londonm, 2008

Contents

Preface

1. Regime Overthrow in Iraq
The body count keeps growing
A war for oil
US policy in the Gulf
Containing Saddam
The neocon vision of the Middle East
Finding a pretext to invade
Israel’s role behind the scenes

2. The Long Campaign Against Iran
The propaganda war
Israel’s fear of a nuclear rival
US readies for a military strike
Turning the clock back 20 years in Lebanon
Evidence the war was planned
Syria was supposed to be next
A power struggle in Washington
Ahmadinejad: the new Hitler

3. End of the Strongmen
Who controls American foreign policy?
The dog and tail wag each other
Israel’s relations with its patrons
Sharon’s doctrine of empire
Making the Middle East collapse

4. Remaking the Middle East
Neocon motives in backing Israel’s vision
The occupied territories as a laboratory
Over the precipice and into civil war
Iraq: a model for the region?

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