The Road to 9/11: The U.S. and the Middle East.

The latest, and final for the semester, U.S. history lecture from Green and Red Podcast co-host, and University of Houston history professor, Bob Buzzanco.

Prof. Buzzanco goes into The U.S. and the Middle East and what put us on the road to September 11th. He discusses oil, Israel and Nationalism. Then Palestine, Mandates and Balfour. He covers Red Line Agreement, World War II, Holocaust, Israel and Nakba.

He then gets into Anti-Americanism, Mossadegh, Nasser, Suez and Iraq. It includes discussin on OPEC, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the Six Day War and the Ramadan/Yom Kippur Wars. Getting in Arab-Israeli relations, he talks about Camp David and Oslo and the Intifada and conflict over the Settlements.

Then he talks about the Iran-Iraq War. How the U.S. supported Saddam Hussein in the beginning. He then takes us to Afghanistan with the U.S. support of mujahadeen and blowback from that misadventure. Then the First Gulf War, Iraqi sanctions and terrorism.  Finally leading us to 9/11, the Iraq War and ISIS. And then ending with Trump and Israel.

Author: Sparki

Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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