Here’s my review of Gendzier’s Dying to Forget, which I’ve titled: “Oil, US’s Principle Goal in Middle East”:
Irene Gendzier shows in, Dying to Forget, that the United States’ principle goal in the Middle East is “the protection of its . . . access and control of oil”. In pursuing this goal, which required containment of opposition against US oil interests in this region, the US supported the establishment and military development of a Jewish state, as well as accepted the expulsion/ethnic cleansing, terror, and death of Palestinians. Laments about how “complicated” things are in the Middle East are based on forgetting this simple fact: it’s about oil!
Numerous pages of detail not directly related to US oil interest and/or Palestine should have been summarized or omitted but, hey, nobody’s perfect!