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The Golden Triangle

000009(Excerpted from Chapter 2: Hong Kong Shanghaied: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

Long before Roy Carlson’s Bank of America fronted the seed money to launch BCCI into the darker recesses of Pakistan, the Shah of Iran had been a major depositor at an equally nefarious bank based in Sydney, Australia, but with a far-flung network that spanned the globe. Continue reading


The Ho Chi Minh Trail

A63 Vietnamese Coastline

(Excerpted from Chapter 21: The Ho Chi Minh Trail: The Grateful Unrich…)

Danang, Vietnam 


We take an 8:00 AM open tour bus to Danang, after finding a great pick-your-beans coffee shop filled with Vietnamese intellectuals. Continue reading