Tag Archives: Royal Dutch Shell

Contracts For Vampires

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

As oil historian Daniel Yergin put it, “What we had before the war was a special relationship with Saudi Arabia.  Now we have a more special relationship”.  Continue reading

War Is Business & Business Is Good

000030(Excerpted from Chapter 1: David Rockefeller & the Shah of Iran: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

No corporations profited more during the reign of the Shah in Iran than US defense contractors.  From 1950-63 the Middle East received 3% of US military aid to the world.  From 1971-75 it received 60.2%.  The bulk of it went to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Iran. Continue reading

The Four Horsemen Behind The Oil Wars

Fabulous "sea" horses and mermaids with baby mantatees.  Trang, Thailand.(Excerpted from Chapter 7: The Four Horsemen: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

In 1975 British writer Anthony Sampson penned The Seven Sisters, bestowing a collective name on a shadowy oil cartel, which throughout its history has sought to eliminate competitors and control the world’s oil resource. Sampson’s “Seven Sisters” name came from independent Italian oil man Enrico Mattei. Continue reading

The Eight Families’ Rigged Oil Game

1993-12 Venezeula (1) Porta la Cruz(Excerpted from Chapter 7: The Four Horsemen: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

After World War II – during which Royal Dutch Shell Chairman Sir Henry Deterding loudly supported the Nazis, while Exxon and Texaco collaborated with the Nazi I.G. Farben combine – the Four Horsemen turned their full attention to the Middle East. There the cartel operated under names like Iranian Consortium, Iraqi Petroleum Company and ARAMCO. Continue reading