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Coll says ExxonMobil executives "see themselves — ExxonMobil — as an independent sovereign with their own foreign policy," he says. "Sometimes their interests ally with the United States government, sometimes they find themselves in opposition to the United States — and sometimes they try to stay out of the way."
There was Exxon's meddling in a 2006 standoff between Idriss Déby, the authoritarian leader of Chad — a Central African country with rich oil reserves — and Paul Wolfowitz, then the leader of the World Bank. Déby wanted weapons to fight rebels supported by nearby Sudan, but good-governance clauses in loans Chad had received from the World Bank restricted the country's ability to purchase arms. Wolfowitz was ready to freeze some of Sudan's bank accounts, prompting Déby to threaten to effectively kick Exxon out of Chad. That could have cost the company billions of dollars. So Exxon lobbied the U.S. ambassador to Chad to fix the problem, which led to Déby getting his weapons and Exxon its oil.
Originally posted by Skewed
What do you expect, its the Rothschilds.
Wonder if anyone has ever put a price on any of these peoples heads.
I am looking forward to the day when the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Morgans etc all have their faces plastered on the post office walls with the caption, "WANTED, Dead or Alive".
I would certainly join that posse when it is formed.edit on 22-5-2012 by Skewed because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
Sucks when a VERY small group of goons like these own EVERYTHING on the freaking planet!!