Tag Archives: Ted Shackley

Sergeant Dow Jones

(Excerpted from Chapter 16: The Mexican Fast Track: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

Albanian President Sali Berisha may have been IMF darling of Europe, but he couldn’t hold a candle to Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Continue reading

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The Enterprise

1988-nicaragua_006(Excerpted from Chapter 4: Nicaraguan Contraband: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

Official channels were proving cumbersome for North & Company  The passage by Congress of the Boland Amendment in 1984 added more ammunition to the cause of those already citing the Neutrality Act as proof that Reagan’s contras were illegal.  So North and CIA Director William Casey decided to take the operation “off-the-shelf”. Continue reading

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