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The American House of Saud; The Secret Petrodollar Connection

Emerson, Steven

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ISBN 10: 0531097781 / ISBN 13: 9780531097786
Published by Franklin Watts, New York, 1985
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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24 cm, 450 pages, notes, index, several tears in DJ. Inscribed and signed by the author. Steven Emerson (born June 6, 1954) is an American journalist, author, and pundit on national security, terrorism, and Islamic extremism. Emerson is the author of six books, and co-author of two more. Emerson has testified before Congressional committees on such topics including Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad. An investigation of Saudi Arabia's influence over and manipulation of America foreign and domestic policy, the Congress, and public opinion. Emerson has been a Senate subcommittee aide. This book is an expansion from a 1982 series in The New Republic. Did the subcommittee suppress a report on technical problems in the Saudi Arabian off fields? Did the State Department rig a report on Saudi Arabia--remove references to instability and corruption--to get the AWACs sale through Congress? Based on a review posted on-line: The work addresses the various ways--secret and not-so-secret--that Saudi Arabia and other Arab oil-producing countries have sought to influence US foreign policy: i.e., to advance Arab interests. Emerson makes points of some substance: 1) whereas pro-Israeli sentiment has operated largely through Congress (based, to Emerson, on public sympathy), pro-Arab sentiment has operated chiefly through the Executive, and out of sight if not covertly; 2) the Arab nations, unlike other foreign countries lobbying for their interests in the US, treat politics and trade as one--from the well-known blacklisting of firms doing business with Israel to the Death of a Princess furor, when companies with lucrative Saudi connections succeeded in keeping the program off Public TV. Bookseller Inventory # 18836

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Title: The American House of Saud; The Secret ...

Publisher: Franklin Watts, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: fair

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Printing [Stated].

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An examination of Saudi Arabia and its immense clout in the United States and throughout the Western world thanks to its petrodollars wealth and control of a huge proportion of the world's petroleum. Has much information on its special influence over the US government and on politicians generally.

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