Saudi Princes, U.S. Princes

Saudi Prince

Saudi Prince

Something I stumbled across today:

“He rode through the sandy streets throwing money into the air. Members of the royal family muscled their way into all the comtracts, commissions, concessions and franchises they could get their hands on.”

“Still not sated, the princes forced themselves into business deals as ‘agents’, or ‘consultants,’ raking in billions in the form of kickbacks and bribes.”

That was 1953 in Saudi Arabia, though it sounds like Washington, D.C., 2009. TARP, taking over entire industries, throwing money into the air, concentrating control.

Quotes are from the book The Looming Tower, by Lawrence Wright.


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