Tag Archives: BCCI

Saddam’s Banker In Atlanta

(Excerpted from Chapter 14: Saddam’s Banker in Atlanta: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

The US and their Western allies weren’t concerned with dual use items being shipped to Iraq during the 1980’s. Continue reading

Arming The Iranians

(Excerpted from Chapter 10: The Iran/Iraq War: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

While Brzezinski gave Saddam the green light to invade Iran, Casey met Hashemi in Madrid, ostensibly to plan a new round of “energy domination” and “economic inductance”.  The US would now arm both Iran and Iraq then send them to war, hoping to decimate both oil price-hawk nations. Continue reading

Harken Energy

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(Excerpted from Chapter 9: The Texas Oil Mafia: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

While BCCI got some of its dough via Bank of America promotions, IMF rip-offs of Third World governments and global drug proceeds; the heavy financial lifting was left to the oil sheiks and merchants of Saudi Arabia and the GCC monarchies, who like their predecessor the Shah of Iran, were expected to keep oil flowing, finance the US debt and kick down petrodollars for CIA covert operations in return for unflagging US military support of their undemocratic regimes. Continue reading

Bill It To The Oil Sheiks

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The US had trained the Pakistani military for some time, making it one of the best fighting forces in the region. Continue reading

Poppy Fields Forever

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Pakistan became the third largest recipient of US military aid in the world, behind only Israel and Egypt.  Much of that aid was going to arm the mujahadeen who launched raids into Afghanistan, seizing large chunks of real estate.  A pattern emerged. Continue reading

Leaving The Arabs Holding The Bag

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When Sheik Kamal Adham was indicted for his role in the BCCI spook house, he referred to the bank’s closure as a conspiracy by Western bankers bent on keeping the Arab world out of the game of international finance.  Continue reading

The BCCI Black Network

(Excerpted from Chapter 6: BCCI: Big Oil & Their Bankers…) 

BCCI’s most notorious acts were hatched out of its Karachi branch, where the bank’s Black Network (BN) operated.  BN was a global intelligence and enforcement unit that specialized in transporting arms, drugs and gold. Continue reading