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Without mincing words, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. – the nephew of former US president John F. Kennedy – says it straight: The current conflict in Syria is a war for oil. Drawing on information from the Bruce-Lovett Report – a 1957 secret investigation into the CIA’s “active meddling” in the Arab world, the author provides a detailed overview of clandestine US involvement in the Middle East since 1949. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends this detailed, historical analysis to all those seeking insight into a contentious region.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a radio host, environmental activist, author and attorney specializing in environmental law.

 

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In the wake of the violent 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, many people around the world blame extremist religion and ideology as the driving forces behind such tragic events. But there’s a more complex historical context that points to a different reason behind the loss of innocent lives: oil.

In 1941, the US and allied leaders signed the Atlantic Charter – an agreement to guarantee countries the right to self-determination. Less than two decades later, in 1957, the Bruce-Lovett Report exposed multiple CIA attempts to overthrow governments throughout...


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