Oil was selling for more than $50 a barrel at the height of the Arab embargo. The Alamo– an American-owned super tanker with 500,000 tons of Iranian crude in its hull went aground off the Normandy en route to Rotterdam. Premiums for tanker insurance had skyrocketed while the prestigious House of Lloyds was rotting from greed. The English economy was on the ropes, and the Brits courted the deep pockets of the Arabs to keep its economy afloat.
Orchestrating public opinion on the eve of Israeli-Egyptian Peace Accord, the Mossad captured the mastermind of the Munich Olympic massacre and sent him to be tried in the World Court in The Hague. It was no coincidence that he was onboard the Alamo. The power struggle in the Mideast was escalating. The friendly government of Iran had fallen to Islamic fundamentalism. Jihad and terrorism were being exported to the streets of London and Paris. America elected a leader to restore its dignity and mange the New World Order, while the Americans, French, English and the Arabs jockeyed for oil-power. Covert deals were created between traditional enemies while friends and allies were betrayed.