Yes, there is honour among thieves, it's why such organisations exist and continue to exist. People form power structures to protect their own personal interests.
You simply refuse a lone or give one to the guy who wants to start a war with them, influence their stocks, borrowing behaviour of the citizens, you can do anything you want, including bankrupting those that don't cooperate. Economic powers have been doing it for centuries and only once in a while do people rebel against, which is not very often or very effective.
With the same individuals this sort of manipulation solidifies along absolute lines, those that choose to kick the system simply get removed from it by the others who do not wish to see their power infringed upon.