Tag Archives: IRAQ

Bush League Criminals

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

In 1984 Vice-President George Bush pressured Export-Import Bank (EIB) President William Draper into providing Saddam’s government with $1 billion in US taxpayer-backed loans for a pipeline project in Iraq. Continue reading

Jolly Grain Giants

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

In October 1988 Henry Kissinger joined the board of Continental Grain, the French Fribourg family-controlled private firm that was the second largest grain company in the world until its 1999 merger with Cargill.  Cargill is the grain trade’s biggest fish and is privately held by the Minneapolis-based Cargill and MacMillan families. Continue reading

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

Occupying Ghawar

(Excerpted from Chapter 13: USS Persian Gulf: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

Aside from the economic benefits which US multinationals derived from the brief US war against Iraq and the curtailment of Saudi and Kuwaiti economic power which the Gulf War wrought, there were other important repercussions from the destabilization of the Persian Gulf region. Continue reading

Watch Them All Die

(Excerpted from Chapter 12: The Gulf Oil War: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

It wasn’t the first time a US President allowed bloodshed to provide a pretext for economically beneficial war, nor would it be the last.  Bush’s “no response” to Saddam was reminiscent of the actions of FDR which led to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and US entry into WWII. Continue reading

Stealing The Oil & Making It Worthless

(Excerpted from Chapter 12: The Gulf Oil War: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

While Saddam was preoccupied with the Iranians, the Kuwaiti government busied itself slowly moving its long-disputed border with Iraq northward into the area containing the massive Rumaila oilfield, which the Four Horsemen now knew to be one of the richest in the world. Continue reading

Iraqi Nationalism Deals Blow To Illuminati

(Excerpted from Chapter 12: The Gulf Oil War: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

Ralph Lewis, senior consultant for Chevron Texaco, once stated, “The trick in the Middle East is to keep it stirred up.” Continue reading