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Natural resources have a long and proud tradition of conspiracy theories – with the rider of course that dozens of those theories are true. The CIA really did overthrow the government of Mossadegh in Iran in the 1950s after he nationalised the oil industry by using $100,000 to buy rent-a-mobs on the streets of Tehran to reinstate the Shah. Calouste Gulbenkian really did found a cabal which sat on Iraqi oil for decades, not producing it to keep prices up elsewhere.