BIG OIL & THEIR BANKERS in the PERSIAN GULF: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network

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    BIG OIL & THEIR BANKERS IN THE PERSIAN GULF pulls back the covers to expose a centuries-old cabal of global oligarchs, whose hegemony over the global economy is based on control of the planet’s three most valuable commodities: oil, guns and drugs—combined with ownership of the world’s central banks.

    Henderson implicates these oligarchs in orchestrating of a string of conspiracies from Pearl Harbor to the Kennedy Assassination to 9-11. He follows the trail of dirty money up the food chain to the interbred Eight Families who—from their City of London base—control the Four Horsemen of Oil, the global drug trade and the permanent war economy. Big Oil shines a giant spotlight on the Money Power that secretively rules the world.

    Softcover, 456 pages

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: The Shah of Iran and David Rockefeller

    *Nazis, Assassins and Operation Ajax *The Standard Oil Trust *SAVAK and US Multinationals *War is Business *Pull the Strings and Watch Him Dance *Revolution, Heroin and Chase Manhattan Bank *The Trilateral Commission

    Chapter 2: Hong Kong Shanghaied

    *The Golden Triangle *Hong Kong Shanghai Bank *The Fascist Iron Circle *Nugan Hand and the Australian Coup

    Chapter 3: The House of Saud and JP Morgan

    *The Assassins *ARAMCO *Bechtel *Council on Foreign Relations *Moran Guaraty *Camp Saudi *The International Banksters *A 20-Family Affair

    Chapter 4: Nicaraguan Contraband

    *Sandinismo *Reagan's Terrorists *The Enterprise *Indiana Hull and Contra Cocaine *The Silver Triangle *Costa Rican Justice *A Lil' Ol' Airstrip in Arkansas

    Chapter 5: Persian Gulf Rent-a-Sheik

    *Tea-Sipping Embezzlers *Convenient Monarchy *Floating the House of Cards *The Royal Paymaster *Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion *Fortress Persian Gulf

    Chapter 6: The Bank of Crooks and Crimininals International

    *Loyal to the Bank of Ameria *All That Glitters *Robin Hood in Reerse *The CIA's Bank in Washington *The Black Network *Leaving the Arabs Holding the Bag *Flying Dolphins

    Chapter 7: The Four Horsemen

    *Illumination Merchants *Horse Play *Big Fish Swimming Downstream *The Octopus Requires Energy *Putting the Eggs in One Basket *The Bildrbegers

    Chapter 8: Project Frankenstein: Afghanistan

    *Afghanistan: Skull and Bones *The King, the Liberator and the Trap *Poppy Fields Forever *Bill it to the Oil Shieks *Frankenstein Blow Back *Frankenstein's Oil Can *Drugistan *Restoring the Petro-Monarchy

    Chapter 9: The Texas Oil Mafia

    *Harken Energy *Baker Family Tumbleweed *S&L Crooks *The Marcello Oil Mob *The Kennedy Assassination *Enron

    Chapter 10: The Iran/Iraq War

    *Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars *October Surprise and the Hardy Boys *Arming the Iranians *The Muslim Brotherhood *Arming the Iraqis *The Busy Little Isle of Jersey *Mutual Assured Destruction

    Chapter 11: Noriega of Panama

    *Funny Money and Bad Acid *Our SOB and Operation Black Eagle *Pan Am Flight 103 *Operation Protect the Bush Family Investments *Chiquita and the Coca Leaf *Guatemalan Genocide *The Banana Republic of Honduras

    Chapter 12: The Gulf Oil War

    *Iraqi Nationalism *The Depopulation Crowd *Stealing the Oil and Making It Worthless *Watching Them All Die *al-Sabah Yellow Ribbons *Contracts for Vampires *Balancing the Books

    Chapter 13: USS Persian Gulf

    *Occupying Ghawar *The Carrot and the Big Stick *Feed the Puppet Wheaties *Let the Iraqi Genocide Begin *Report from Iron Mountain *Somalia

    Chapter 14: Saddam's Banker in Atlanta

    *Kissinger Associates *Jolly Grain Giants *Bush League Criminals *Weapons of Mass Destruction Anyone? *The Chase Manhattan Two-Way Mirror *See No Evil *The Gnomes of Zurich

    Chapter 15: Yugolsavia Bad, Greater Albania Good

    *Economic Warfare 101 *Untermenschen *Evisceration Time *Al Quaeda to the Rescue *Ethnic Cleansing in Reverse *The Brown & Root of the Problem *The Kosovo/Albania Golden Triangle *A Kangaroo Court

    Chapter 16: The Mexican Fast Track

    *Zapatista Horse-Slayers *Sergeant Dow Jones *Brother Raul and His Bankers *Plan Columbia *The Haitian Route

    Chapter 17: Caspian Sea Oil Grab

    *Big Business and the Bolsheviks *Unholy Alliance *It's the Oil Stupid *The Russian Wall St. Mafia *Chechen Drug Lords

    Chapter 18: The International Bankers

    *Oil and Drug Money Overlords *KissAss *The Nixon Coup *The Petroleum Standard *Eurodollars and Third World Debt *The Rockefeller/Morgan Axis *Consolidating the Money Power

    Chapter 19: The Eight Families

    *The House of Morgan *The House of Rockefeller *Freemasonry and the Bank of the United States *The House of Rothschild *Knights of the Roundtable *THe Illuminati *The Federal Reserve

    Chapter 20: 911

    *The Four Horsemen President *The Patsies *The Beneficiaries *Deutsche Bank Goes Short *Follow the Carlyle Group Money *The Crusaders and the Spooks *The Secret Handshake *Symbols, Allegories and Metaphors *The Masterminds *The end of the American Emprire


    About the Author

    Excerpt Chapter 7

    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.

    With the rise of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as a producer cartel, the companies devised increasingly sophisticated ways to diminish OPEC’s collective bargaining ability.

    Nationalistic governments were destabilized, discredited and overthrown by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) at the behest of Big Oil. Henry Kissinger set up his International Energy Agency (IEA), which the French called a machine de guerre.

    Both Nixon’s Twin Pillars Policy and Reagan’s Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) were efforts to divide OPEC between wealthy banker nations and poor industrializing nations, with the Saudis playing the key role of swing producer in both schemes.

    As oil trader George Perk once commented of the Four Horsemen/Saudi relationship, “The oil markets are not free markets. Oil company officials bribe officials in Saudi Arabia. They only get into the market for a fix.”

    Following the Gulf War Jordan’s King Hussein commented of the Saudi role in diminishing OPEC’s bargaining power, “At the grassroots level, long-submerged feelings of resentment on the part of most Arabs toward the Saudis are now out of the bottle. We resent the fact that they buy everything—technology, protection, ideas, people, respectability . . . the Arab people are saying that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are indistinguishable, and from this they conclude that the Saudis are backing Israel. Have the Saudis no shame?”

    OPEC emerged from the 1973 embargo determined to craft regional solutions which would lessen its dependence on the West in obtaining hard currencies necessary to function in the global economy. The 1972 Arab Summit in Khartoum, Sudan—which ended the first war between North and South Yemen—called on the rich Gulf State sheikdoms to divert their Western-bound petrodollars into development schemes for poor nations.

    The industrializing OPEC price hawks formed the Steadfastness and Confrontation Front which consisted of Iraq, Libya, Algeria, South Yemen, the PLO and Syria. OPEC issued The Solemn Declaration which called for a more jU.S.t and equitable New International Economic Order. This led to the Conference on International Economic Cooperation in Paris, where 19 developing countries from the G-77 met with their G-7 counterparts to discuss creating a more jU.S.t global economic landscape.

    OPEC leader Algeria led a political bloc at the conference called the Non-Aligned South Solidarity Movement, which advocated a trickling down of OPEC oil wealth to developing nations, instead of the recycling of petrodollars into Eight Families-owned international mega-banks. Out of this sprang the influential and pesky Non-Aligned Movement, which wanted nothing to do with picking sides between the West and the Soviet Bloc.

    But Kissinger’s IEA showed up at the Paris conference demanding that it focus solely on energy, with no linkage to the larger question of global economic injustice. The IEA was dominated by the international bankers, who preferred tallying up interest payments on bad Latin America loans financed by OPEC petrodollars to helping the world’s poor.

    The bankers plowed this vast pool of money back into their Western piggy banks, financed U.S. military expansionism and made available funds for CIA covert operations to protect their Four Horsemen and their stable of other various multinational resource extractors.

    The Steadfastness and Confrontation Front met in Damascus in 1979 to plot a strategy to thwart the Camp David Peace Accords between Israel and Egypt, which the Saudis and the U.S. were firmly backing. The price hawks knew that Israel served Four Horsemen interests in the region. They feared further division within OPEC if this first Arab peace treaty with Israel was signed.

    But the U.S. offered Egypt massive military aid and the Accords were signed following an intensive U.S. effort led by former Bechtel executive Philip Habib. The Accords—coupled with Reagan’s creation of the GCC (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar & Oman) in 1981—accomplished the goals of Kissinger’s machine de guerre.

    The very next year the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was officially launched. Awash with recycled GCC petrodollars, the IMF both polices and legitimizes Eight Families asset seizures worldwide.

    The international petroleum standard was born.

    The IMF serves as enforcer and collection agency for the international bankers whom Kissinger represents. Kissinger keeps his important papers at the Rockefeller family’s vast Pocantico Hills estate in upstate New York.

    The IMF pressures developing nations—who borrowed recycled GCC petrodollars at exorbitant 15-20% interest rates from Eight Families banks—to open their economies to multinational corporations owned by these same banks.

    Bad enough they had usurped OPEC’s oil wealth—which the G-77 envisioned being utilized for Third World development. Now the bankers had the audacity to loan these petrodollars—for which GCC sheiks got 6% U.S. T-bonds—to the South at exorbitant interest rates, plunging poor nations into a bottomless cycle of debt.

    Once the nations couldn’t repay, asset seizure commenced. The 1995 Mexican “debt crisis” negotiations led by Citigroup resulted on the Rockefeller-controlled ASARCO taking control of the Mexican state-owned cement company and the takeover of the state-owned railroad by Burlington Northern (now BNSF).

    Most of the usurious loans go to set up tax-free multinational operations or end up in the pockets of these countries’ elites, who then make off with the cash through BCCI-like Western intelligence-controlled vassals. Workers of the Third World are then left responsible for paying back debt from money they never even received.

    Former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez called this IMF smoke and mirrors routine, “economic totalitarianism.”

    In 2001, when the Argentine government was forced to default on $132 billion it “owed” the bankers because the IMF canceled a bailout package when Argentina refused to accept its draconian terms, the country’s Minister of Finance Domingo Cavallo called the IMF “international vampires.” [264]

    Cavallo resigned, as did a succession of four Presidents who refused to play the IMF’s rigged game. Under the brave leadership of current President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the Argentines are still in arrears to the IMF.

    A more recent Four Horsemen trick has been to increase oil production in non-OPEC nations. In 1990 Exxon Mobil obtained 29% of its U.S.-bound crude from Angola, 16% from Oman and 16% from Columbia. RD/Shell purchased 19% of its U.S.-bound oil from Mexico and 17% from Yemen. Chevron Texaco got 26% of its U.S. stock from Mexico. None of these nations are OPEC members. [265]

    A recent study by the American Petroleum Institute stated that non-OPEC production growth since 1980 has eroded OPEC market influence. The 1984 North Sea oil discoveries by Norway and Britain further weakened the bargaining power of OPEC’s industrializing price hawks. Norway and Britain became net exporters of crude, using that leverage to drive world oil prices lower.

    The OPEC nations of Venezuela, Iraq, Indonesia and Nigeria are particularly dependent on high crude prices because oil provides a large percentage of their total exports.

    In Indonesia two Presidents have been ousted since the 1999 devaluation of the rupiah thrU.S.t the world’s fourth most populous nation into an extended period of civil unrest and economic meltdown. A December 28, 1998 article in BusinessWeek detailed Mobil’s massive oilfields and petrochemical facilities in the troubled Aceh region of North Sumatra.

    Indonesian troops under the direction of President Suharto, whom the CIA installed after their 1964 John Hull-led coup, overthrew the nationalist Sukarno government and massacred protesters right next to these Mobil facilities. It was a moment of historical continuity. In 1882 Aceh tribesman had attacked RD/Shell headquarters in the very same region. The Dutch colonial government put down the rebellion in similarly brutish fashion.

    Indonesia was made an economic basket case when a consortium of U.S. banks led by Citibank began dumping money into the lap of General Ibnu Sutowo, Suharto’s right-hand man who controlled the purse strings at Pertamina, the state oil company. Sowoto squandered the loot on palaces, a fleet of aircraft, a chain of hotels and a white Rolls Royce. The Indonesian Central Bank was kept in the dark as his bills mounted.

    In 1974 Sutowo flew to Gothenberg, Sweden, where he christened the new oil supertanker Ibnu alongside close friend and sometime CIA cutout Itzak Rappaport. He then golfed with Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Sam Snead.

    The Pertamina loans topped $6 billion. Add to that, bribes taken by scores of Indonesian Air Force officers during the 1970’s to secure contracts for Lockheed Martin through numbered Singapore accounts known as the Widows and Orphans Fund. [266]

    Indonesia is still burdened with that debt today. Advising the government on financial matters are Lazard Freres, Kuhn Loeb and Warburg—a group which calls itself The Triad. They also advise the governments of Congo, Gabon, Sri Lanka, Panama and Turkey.

    In Venezuela Exxon’s Creole Petroleum was founded by the CIA, with whom they share office space. [267] Exxon is the CIA in Venezuela. Bechtel built the Mena Grande pipeline to service Creole’s oil interests. Though the country is a major supplier of crude to the U.S., its bolivar has been sharply devalued.

    Public frustration culminated in the election of populist President Hugo Chavez, who is critical of the Four Horsemen and the target of an ongoing CIA destabilization effort. In 2002 the country’s wealthy elite called for a general strike causing Chavez to step down temporarily. Rockefeller lieutenant and Royal Bank of Canada insider Gustavo Cisneros was squarely in the middle of the oligarchy’s tantrum. Later that year the ricos took another run at Chavez, but he refused to yield.

    In 2007 Chavez demanded a larger percentage of revenue for the Venezuelan people from Big Oil. Exxon Mobil and Conoco Philips both refused and were forced to leave the country.

    In Nigeria Royal Dutch/Shell and Chevron Texaco dominate the oil industry, where they produce the benchmark Bonny Light crude used in aviation fuels and other high-grade products. Recent political violence has killed over 10,000 people. Big Oil’s Nigerian Delta operations have been at the epicenter of the violence.

    On November 10, 1995 Nigerian playwright Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other protest leaders were hung by the military junta of General Soni Abacha, another in a line of Four Horsemen puppets who have ruled the country. Abacha’s regime had given Shell the green light to drill on Ogoni tribal lands, resulting in protests by a half-million Ogoni people who said Shell had badly polluted both their land and their water.

    Saro-Wiwa’s family sued Shell for complicity in his death, which gained international attention. The lawsuit accused Shell of wrongful death, torture, summary execution and arbitrary arrest and detention. Saro-Wiwa’s brother, a plaintiff in the suit, stated, “This is a classic case of the methods used by multinationals against those who challenge them. Taking Shell to court is one of many nonviolent methods of struggle against the company’s role in the human rights and environmental degradation of Ogoni.” [268]

    Only a month after the hangings, Shell defiantly announced plans to embark on a $3.8 billion natural gas project in Nigeria in tandem with the Nigerian junta, the French Total and the Italian Agip. Nigerian’s were outraged. On March 4, 1997 protestors took 127 Shell employees prisoner, burned and looted Shell gas stations and occupied its oil platforms. Shell was forced to cut back production in Nigeria and came under increased scrutiny from human rights groups around the world. [269]

    In July 2002 a group of Nigerian women took Chevron Texaco employees hostage and occupied its facilities. A day later the company’s Lagos headquarters was struck by lightning. The revolt against Big Oil in Nigeria continues.

    These three cases of Four Horsemen atrocities in OPEC nations provide another reason the companies are increasingly moving to non-OPEC sources. They have simply worn out their welcome.

    In 1972 OPEC produced 84.8% of oil outside the U.S., U.S.S.R., Eastern Europe and China. As of 1991 OPEC supplied only 60.9% of U.S. imported oil, most of that coming from the GCC states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE. In 1989 18% came from the Saudis. [270]

    Compliance by the GCC in overproduction of crude to keep prices low for Four Horsemen downstream operations is the key to keeping OPEC divided. The Saudis play the key role of swing producer with ARAMCO’s 10 million barrel/day capacity and 261 billion barrels of oil reserves.

    The GCC shoreline on the southwest side of the Persian Gulf contains 42% of the world’s oil. It is ideal topographically for cheap local transport of crude to coastal storage and refining facilities, and for the loading of crude onto tankers. The giant Burgan field in Kuwait is only five miles from the Gulf. Crude flows through a Bechtel-constructed pipeline from Burgan to a storage tank farm atop a ridge overlooking the Gulf at Al-Ahmadi. From there oil flows down into tankers waiting at port. [271] In 1978, the cost of pumping and transporting a barrel of Persian Gulf crude was less than 1¢. [272]

    It was cheap Persian Gulf labor that caused Big Oil to cap their wells in Texas and Louisiana and move to the Gulf. Domestic production quotas limited independent oil company production. The independents didn’t have the capital or political connections to go global. From 1956-74 the profitability of foreign oil doubled, while the profitability of domestic crude stayed the same. [273]

    Big Oil also imports cheap labor into the GCC states from places like Bangladesh, the Philippines, Yemen and Pakistan. Some larger independents have gone overseas but they are relegated – along with Third World government-owned oil companies – to the riskier tasks of oil exploration and production. Meanwhile, the Four Horsemen have ridden on to greener pastures downstream.



    [264] BBC World News. November 2001.

    [265] “Scorecards on the Oil Giants”. Susan Caminiti. Fortune. 9-10-90. p.45

    [266] Spooks: The Haunting of America-the Private Use of Secret Agents. Jim Hougan. William Morrow & Company, Inc. New York. 1978. p. 443

    [267] Ibid. p.433

    [268] “Shell Sued Over Nigerian Hangings”. AP. Missoulian. 11-9-96. p.A-6

    [269] BBC World News. 3-24-97

    [270] “Energy Blues and Oil” Brian Tokar. Z Magazine. January 1991. p.14

    [271] Oil, Industrialization and Development in the Gulf States. Atif Kubursi. Croom Helm. Kent, UK. 1984. p.24

    [272] “A Reporter at Large: The World’s Resources: Parts I-III”. Richard Barnet. The New Yorker. p.26

    [273] Tokar. p.22

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    —Dr. Carlos J. Canggiano, M.D., Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico.

    “…an extraordinary expose of the powers and events that are exacting a heavy toll on us, the people.”

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    Full Book Review excerpted from Nexus Vol 12 Sep.-Oct. 2005:

    “The Illuminati’s plan to control the world’s resourced and implement a globalized economy is well on track, although new financial and military alliances may still be emerging as the elite move their pieces on the grand chessboards. The power behind this centuries-old (if not millennia-old) cabal set on dominating the worlds is a group of “Eight Families” with the familiar name Rothschild at the top of the pyramid, joined by other key European and American banking families. Certainly many researchers have written at length about their centuries-long power plays, but Dean Henderson assembles a staggering amount of detail in the one place and makes some surprising connections about these power players in Big Oil and Their Bankers . . . , while acknowledging the contribution of these researchers throughout his commentary and in his endnotes.

    Tales of conspiracy and corruption are writ large on every page, so much so that it’s hard to single out any particular episode in recent or distant history that is worse than the next. But the theme running through the book is that of the “Eight Families” who have the “Four Horsemen” of oil do their bidding: these are the giant oil/resource companies Exxon-Mobil, Chevron-Texaco, BP-Amoco and Royal Dutch/Shell. Henderson, a political activist, organic farmer and columnist with an MS in environmental studies, examines their exploits in securing markets and revenues but with reference, too, to their global networks in intelligence and terrorism as well as in arms and narcotics trading.

    However, Henderson goes further (perhaps too far for some readers) to include his takes on the origin and spread of Freemasonry, on the so-called “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and on the Illuminati’s connection with the allegedly reptilian Annunaki “gods” linked with ancient Sumer (and popularized in extreme conspiracy lore by author David Icke). Over all, an extraordinary exposé of the powers and event that are exacting a heavy toll on us, the people.”

    Dean Henderson was raised on a cattle ranch near Faulkton, SD. He earned a BLS from the University of South Dakota and an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. He founded/published/edited one of America’s first political “zines” – The Missoula Paper - in 1990 in Missoula, MT – where he was also a regular columnist for the Montana Kaimin.

    His Left Hook columns have appeared on Infowars,, David Icke and many other websites. His print articles have appeared in Multinational Monitor, In These TimesParanoia and several other journals. He is a featured columnist for Veterans Today &, and appears regularly on Press TV, RT and other international stations.

    A self-described revolutionary and traveler to 50 countries, in 2004 he won the Democratic nomination for Congress in Missouri’s 8th District, where he and his wife operate a self-sufficient homestead. He has authored five books.

    Big Oil and Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families and Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics and Terror Network, has become a global cult classic among conspiracy researchers.

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