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by Barry M. Lando

ePub Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush download
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Barry M. Lando
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978-1590512388
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1590512383
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Other Press (January 23, 2007)
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Politics & Government
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The book documents 86 years of Mesopotamian history, from the British creation of Iraq in 1921 from unrelated .

The book documents 86 years of Mesopotamian history, from the British creation of Iraq in 1921 from unrelated warring factions, to the state of open civil war between those same warring factions in late 2006. Needless to say, conditions in Iraq have not markedly improved, making the book still very timely. Iraqi history is appalling in its greed, avarice, inhumanity and cruelty - both from within and outside the country of Iraq.

Barry Lando, a former 60 Minutes producer, examines how the United States has meddled in Iraq dating back to. .AMY GOODMAN: We’re talking to Barry Lando. His book is Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush.

Barry Lando, a former 60 Minutes producer, examines how the United States has meddled in Iraq dating back to the Eisenhower administration. He also looks at how the Reagan and Bush administration helped arm Saddam Hussein at a time when he was committing his deadliest atrocities. We’ll be back with him in a minute. AMY GOODMAN: We continue our conversation with Barry Lando.

Read Barry Lando's blog at ww. arrylando. Read Barry Lando's blog at ww. In February 1991, the Shia of southern Iraq rose against Saddam Hussein. Barry M. Lando, a former investigative producer for 60 Minutes, argues compellingly that this ill-fated uprising represents one instance amon Read Barry Lando's blog at ww.

of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, From Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush, covered 85 years of Western intervention in Iraq. Web of Deceit By Barry M. Lando".

Web of Deceit By Barry M.

This is one of two books that I have read together, both documenting the decades of deceit by both the US and UK governments, and to a much lesser degree, by France, Germany, and Russia, among others

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Manufacturer Description. Lando, a former investigative producer for 60 Minutes, argues compellingly that this ill-fated uprising represents one instance among many of Western complicity in Saddam Hussein's crimes against humanity. The Shia were responding to the call for rebellion from President George . Bush that was broadcast repeatedly across Iraq by clandestine CIA stations.

Barry M. Lando, a former investigative producer for 60 Minutes, argues compellingly that this ill-fated uprising represents one instance among many of Western complicity in Saddam Hussein’s crimes against humanity. But, just as the revolution was on the brink of success, the United States and its allies turned their backs. In the end, tens of thousands were massacred.

Wrote Web of Deceit, History of Western Intervention in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush, published 2007. Former producer for 30 years with Sixty Minutes CBS, author of Web of Deceit, the History of Western Intervention in Iraq, currently writing a novel, The Watchman's File, and doing considerable amount of travel with my wife, Elisabeth (it's not the bomb).

The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W.

An investigative history of Western complicity in Saddam Hussein's crimes reveals the story his trial never will.In February 1991, the Shia of southern Iraq rose against Saddam Hussein. Barry M. Lando, a former investigative producer for 60 Minutes, argues compellingly that this ill-fated uprising represents one instance among many of Western complicity in Saddam Hussein's crimes against humanity. The Shia were responding to the call for rebellion from President George H.W. Bush that was broadcast repeatedly across Iraq by clandestine CIA stations. But, just as the revolution was on the brink of success, the United States and its allies turned their backs: U.S. troops destroyed huge weapons caches to prevent them from falling into rebel hands and blocked rebels trying to reach Baghdad. In the end, tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands, were massacred.Because of restrictions imposed by the Special Tribunal prosecuting Saddam Hussein, the extensive role of the U.S. and its allies in his crimes will never be explored at his trial. But as Web of Deceit demonstrates, the nations that now denounce Saddam most prominently secretly backed the dictator from his rise to power in the 1960s and '70s to his offensives in Iran and, despite warnings, took no action to stop his invasion of Kuwait. They also turned their backs when he used chemical weapons against the Iraqi people and persisted in international sanctions long after they had proved ineffective and, for hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, lethal.Web of Deceit draws on a wide range of journalism and scholarship to present a complete picture of what really happened in Iraq under Saddam, detailing—for the first time—the complicity of the West in its full and alarming extent.
  • I read this book during the 2008 Republican National Convention, and what a stark contrast between the rhetoric from the podium and the facts (documented in this book and its 55 pages of references). The title "Web of Deceit" is (if anything) too mild for the tale within, which goes way beyond deceit and is far more pervasive than a simple web. Perhaps a better title would have been "Fabric of Disaster" or "Imperial Hubris."

    The book documents 86 years of Mesopotamian history, from the British creation of Iraq in 1921 from unrelated warring factions, to the state of open civil war between those same warring factions in late 2006. This book was completed sometime after the start of Saddam's trial in August 2006 but before his subsequent execution in December. Needless to say, conditions in Iraq have not markedly improved, making the book still very timely.

    Iraqi history is appalling in its greed, avarice, inhumanity and cruelty -- both from within and outside the country of Iraq. There's no point recounting the sober and well-researched narrative of the book, you can and should read it yourself if you're interested in the truth instead of propaganda.

    The author makes clear that the absurd calls for "victory in Iraq" will first have to define exactly what that would entail. From Iraq's sad and blood-soaked history, such a chimera is by no means obvious.

  • “Web of Deceit” is book written by a highly respected journalist who knows how to collect facts and how to analyze them. Mr. Lando diligently refers to multiple sources of information and puts together data from various types of publications, reports and public speeches of political and military figures. The author’s conceptual filter allows him to convincingly demonstrate whether these sources wanted to deliver correct facts or, on the contrary, tried to mask the truth. The latter occurred very often because of the nature of the events covered in the book -- namely, the involvement of western countries and the Soviet Union in the turbulent history of Iraq.
    Mr. Lando begins the chronology of events form 1914, when the map of the Meddle East was being redrawn following WWI. That historical perspective illuminates the controversy of Iraq’s composition in 1921 with the explosive mixture of ethnic groups, tribes and religions. For a reader who counts on TV coverage of the US-Iraqi Wars and who thinks that he understands the situation, it would be an eye-opening experience to learn about the real political and economical motives behind the endless turmoil in the region.
    To me the most exciting discoveries came from the chapters devoted to the 1980-1988 Iraq-Iran War. Mr. Lando showed that the support from western countries shifted many times from Iraq to Iran, with an aim to extend the conflict. It also clarifies the story of the Iran-Contra Affair. This is a much needed book for educating young people who are interested in real world politics and who are trying to look ahead and anticipate the future.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the author's overall timeline history of developments in the Middle East which have impacted the current situation. I was not widely familiar with all the history, and thought that bringing the long list of historical developments, roles of other countries/politicians, motivations, etc. were all truely informative.

    In the back half of the book however, it seemed like the author slipped more into inserting his opinion and outlook into the narrative versus weaving together well documented facts into a meaningful document.

    That said, I think this book is invaluable to the average reader in understanding some of the basis of outlooks and opinions held by many in and outside of the Middle East.

  • Pulling no punches, Barry effectively reconstructs the history of Iraq from the end of the Ottoman Empire, through the current shrub administration.

    Like Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein was a monster we help create in a very big way. When he was coerced into attacking Iran, he was useful. When he gassed the Kurds and the town of Halabja, he was inconvenient, but still an ally, and was removed from the list of terrorist states. When our government (in concert with the Iranians) removed military support for the Kurdish rebellion, our government watched as he brutally massacred and gassed them with weapons he procured from us and the Germans. When he became no longer useful, we did him in. We did not allow the court to name foreigners as co-defendants, which was lucky for many in our current administration.

    But what is more extraordinary, is the history of the Soviets, Israeli's and the U.S selling weapons to both Iraq and Iran during their war through the 1980's. We sold weapons to both sides (Iran - Contra Scandal), gave Saddam satellite and other intelligence, just enough to keep them both going so that, in the words of Henry Kissinger: "I hope they kill each other...".

    This book provides a wealth of information for those interested in understanding some of the history of U.S interference in Iraq, and a little of the same in Iran.

  • This is one of the best books on Anglo-American policy towards Iraq. Its key virtue is placing the current disaster in the context of a long pattern of war crimes and lies, going back to Winston Churchill and World War I. It was Churchill, not Saddam, who initiated the use of poison gas against civilians as a means of control. In the 1980's American satellites helped direct Saddam in the use of massive amounts of poison gas, including nerve gas, against Iranian troops. In 1991 America called on the Shiites to rise up and then did nothing while Saddam slaughtered them. I could go to list even more dishonest and criminal acts by England and America but I suggest you just read the book. If you are skeptical about any assertions in this review, just go read the book. It speaks for itself and is very well-documented.

  • Quite a history of the middle east from the early 1900s Everyone should read it to learn why the Mid East is in such turmoil. I highly recommend it!