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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