Alliance Against Babylon: The US, Israel and Iraq by John K. Cooley

Alliance Against Babylon: The US, Israel and Iraq by John K. Cooley

By John K. Cooley

New arguable examine the US-Israel connection through the bestselling writer of Unholy Wars Explores the roots of Israel's longstanding enmity with Iraq and its function in final year's battle Cooley is an enormous international authority at the heart East lifestyles revenues of Unholy Wars overall over 26,000 copies The ruins of historical Babylon nonetheless stand in Iraq. they seem to be a reminder that contemporary clash is just one of many who have engulfed the rustic, and the broader heart East, over the centuries. John Cooley, a former correspondent for ABC information and the Christian technology computer screen, argues that America's new invasion and career of Iraq marks a turning aspect within the West's courting with the Arab global, and alters the stability of energy in the heart East. He argues that the the most important think about this new improvement is the connection among Israel and the us. interpreting modern difficulties from this exact point of view, Cooley covers a wide sweep of heritage, from biblical Babylonian instances beforehand. He exhibits how US and Israeli pursuits within the heart East have been contradictory at the start. He explains how and why the US-Israel alliance steadily developed. Drawing from unpublished resources, in addition to from John Cooley's own encounters with significant gamers comparable to David ben-Gurion, the Shah of Iran, Anwar al-Sadat, King Hussein of Jordan and Saddam Hussein himself, this publication supplies a uniquely beneficial point of view at the complicated heritage of Iraq and why it remains to be on the middle of worldwide affairs.

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Shia clerics in Najaf coalesced in the Jamiyat an-Nahda alIslamiya, or League of Islamic Awakening. Muslim religious leaders in Baghdad, along with landlords, merchants, journalists, and civil servants, formed Haras al-Istiqlal, the Guardians of Independence. 3 It was tribal revolt, rather than urban political upheaval, that most sorely tested British patience and British power in Iraq. The British ruthlessly suppressed the insurgents using the Royal Air Force and chemical warfare—mainly mustard gas bombs—against the fractious tribesmen, as they had done in India a year earlier against tribesmen in the Punjab territory.

How long will we permit millions of pounds, thousands of imperial troops, and tens of thousands of Arabs to be sacrificed on behalf of colonial administration which can benefit nobody but the administrators? A constituent assembly, convened in 1924, in 1925 approved an Anglo–Iraqi treaty and an Organic (quasi-constitutional) Law made Iraqi ministers responsible to a bicameral parliament. qxd 05/11/2004 16:34 Page 34 34 An alliance against Babylon and others that Iraq was not ready for full independence, an Anglo–Iraqi treaty in 1930 set up a 25-year alliance.

S. diplomat Talcott Seelye, and an enterprising correspondent for America’s National Public Radio, came upon an ancient Jewish shrine south of Baghdad. It was reputed to be the prophet Ezekiel’s burial place. She found the shrine and its synagogue near the village of Al-Kifi “lovingly cared for” by members of the local Muslim Bani Hassan tribe. Tribesmen had been safeguarding the site since departure of a small local Jewish community in 1948, following Israel’s creation. Seelye admired the landscape, where palm trees lined the banks of the nearby Euphrates River, looking as it must have thousands of years ago.

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