In 1913, with the U.S. Federal Reserve fiat dollar in the bag, the City decided to get rid of what was left of the Holy Roman Empire in Europe. The idea was to create a grandiose market economy just like that of the U.S.A. However, America and Europe are two very different kettles of fish. America was built on virgin land where a few gentle animists roamed, whereas Europe was a built-up hodgepodge of old countries with unique cultures, old money, and long-standing traditions. If Europe was to be, the first step was to transform the ancient regime countries, autocracies run by tsars, kaisers, kings, and sultans, into democracies. That was the only way the continent could be converted into a market economy. Faced with such a complex situation, the City dynasty bankers decided to bulldoze the whole lot and start from scratch.
The three Gorgon sisters, the Reuters, AP and AFP news agencies, used the most basic kind of propaganda to work the nations of the world into a frenzied, anti-German mood. We don’t know when the phrase ‘the war to end all wars’ hit the wires, and we don’t know who was first to utter it, but we do know it was repeated time and time again until it became a war cry around the world. Any good propagandist will agree that once such a phrase is rooted in the popular psyche, very few citizens will dare speak out against it, for war and patriotism are concepts that work well together. Later, when it came time for the U.S. to go to war, President Wilson even created the Committee on Public Information (CPI), an official propaganda and censorship agency.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated on June 28, 1914, and without the least indication that Serbia was responsible for the assassination, Emperor Franz Joseph declared war on Serbia on July 28th. On August 4th, the United Kingdom declared war on Germany and by August 12th all the major powers were at war and the first major engagement of WWI, which took the lives of 27,000 French troops, occurred on August 22, 1914. That means that in less than eight weeks after the assassination, all countries had declared war on each other and blood had started flowing. Normally, diplomats talk, gesture, threaten, and make attempts at compromise, especially when dealing with such a banal, international incident. If events unfolded so quickly, it can only mean that the City had let huge amounts of credit flow to the Central Banks of the concerned European countries, who had then directed it to the individual national arms industries. The Currency Laws of 1909 that gave unlimited credit to France and Germany had been a way of doing just that. War is definitely City business. A Serbian citizen assassinates an Austrian duke, a minor world figure, and within weeks, Germany attacks France. Very undisciplined and even reckless behavior!
Though a lot of sane people were violently opposed to the war, the wires kept spewing out the “war to end all wars” propaganda to the point where it became unsafe to challenge it. Almost twenty million people were killed because an unknown world figure was assassinated by an unknown anarchist, the international scare word in vogue at the time. All the great statesmen of the world went berserk and made the worst kinds of decisions with lightning speed and on cue. WWI was well-planned indeed.
In 1914, Germany, not known to be a great seafaring nation, became the new mistress of the seas overnight. It produced submarines like bratwurst and controlled the North Atlantic shipping lanes by sinking everything in sight. Germany somehow overpowered both the English and American navies, the two greatest navies of the day. After the sinking of the Lusitania, in 1915, the American cry for retaliation grew louder. In 1917, President Wilson signed the CPI, committee on public information, into law. The City was ready to have America join the fray.
WWI was played out like a chess game in which the City moved the pieces on both sides of the board like it had with Wellington and Napoleon, and with the North and South during the American Civil War. However, in the case of WW1, something went terribly wrong and it had to be stopped. It came to an abrupt end just as it had started. When, in October 1918, the Americans and their allies breached the Siegfried Line, which is in France, not Germany, the Germans stopped fighting. The Central Powers just rolled over and immediately signed the Armistice on November 11th, 1918. The Allies didn’t even push the invaders back into Germany. The victorious Allies just seemed to say, “Okay, guys. It’s over. You can go home now.”
However, if we look at it from the City’s point of view, it was a very different story. By the time the Armistice was signed, the Tsar had been executed and the Bolsheviks had taken over, and that meant that the Russian Empire no longer existed and that the City controlled the Urals gold and the Baku oil. As for the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires, they had been on life support before the war and after being battered about by the Italians, Russians, and British, they just broke into pieces. Moreover, since the British had established a strong military presence in Baghdad, Jerusalem, and Cairo, the whole Middle East oil patch was under lock and key. But the goal had not been entirely achieved, for the Holy German Empire was still standing, and we’ll see a little later how the City took another kick at the can in 1939.
In the meantime, the City took advantage of the twenty-year pause between the two World Wars to advance its agenda and perpetrate the 1929 market crash. Like in all market manipulations, the City bankers made all the wrong decisions in order to create a major market bubble, and when they felt the time was right, they burst it and pretended to fix things by again making all the wrong decisions. The 1929 financial tsunami was really about destroying the British pound as a world reserve currency and crowning the dollar. As of 1913, the City had two major world currencies on hand, and one had to go. It came as no surprise when the dollar was chosen as the world fiat reserve currency in Bretton Woods, in 1944.
After WWI, America was the greatest market economy in the world, and most of Europe, especially Britain, overtly started buying into the American dream. As UK gold purportedly flowed into the US, the market bubble grew, and when it burst, the world was told that the English gold reserves were depleted. In reality, since the City controlled both countries’ monetary systems, physical gold didn’t have to be moved, it only had to appear to do so. Everyone could see that England was investing heavily in America, and after the crash, the three Gorgon sisters simply told the world that the pound was no longer adequately backed by gold, and confidence in the hallowed currency eroded. It was a rather easy tour de main, for the City and the FED have never been audited by an independent external accounting firm.
At the end of the day, the Market Crash of 1929 had been a Machiavellian way of establishing international dollar supremacy by making it appear to be the result of legitimate business transactions in a free-market economy. The City depends on the democratic process for its very survival and it’s paramount to maintain the illusion of empowerment of the people, and smoke and mirror tactics are useful. The only question that needs to be asked is whether the number of casualties caused by the French Revolution, the American Civil War, WWI, the Great Crash, and WWII, was a justified price for the life we enjoy today?