Having your own country shafted by corporations and banks is nothing new, and can be quite profitable. Over 200 years ago, when the US bought the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon, we didn't have enough gold. We had to finance the transaction, which was done partly by British bankers who provided the gold for Napoleon to buy muskets, cannon and powder to use against British soldiers and sailors.
During WWII, Ford Motor Company had a factory in Germany that made tanks for the Nazis. Understandably, the US Army Air Force bombed the factory. After the war, Ford sued the U.S. government for bombing their factory and got $30 million.