‘When you control the debt of war, the players are mere pawns.’

“No, this is not about making profit from weapon sales.  The IBBC is a bank.  Their objective isn’t to control the conflict, it’s to control the debt that the conflict produces.  You see, the real value of a conflict – the true value – is in the debt that it creates.  You control the debt, you control everything.  You find this upsetting, yes?  But this is the very essence of the banking industry, to make us all, whether we be nations or individuals, slaves to debt.”

Video from the 2009 film The International inspired by the BCCI scandal.