In 1913, with the U.S. Federal Reserve fiat dollar in the bag, the City decided to create more democracies by getting rid of what was left of the Ancien Regime countries around the world. After the Glorious Revolution in England, in 1688, seeing that France, its perennial base was under threat, the Holy Roman Empire’s headquarters was moved east of the Rhine to Vienna. In 1805, Napoleon had defeated the Emperor of Austria, but the time had come to give the empire the coup de grace. The idea was to create a grandiose European market economy, just like that of the U.S.A. It had been relatively easy in the case of the USA, for it was built on virgin land where a few gentle animists roamed, but in the case of Europe, a built-up hodgepodge of countries with unique cultures, old money, and long-standing traditions, it was indeed a different kettle of fish. But if globalization was to be, the first step was to transform the autocracies run by tsars, kaisers, kings, warlords, and sultans into democracies. Faced with the complex situation in Europe, the City bankers had no choice but 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 USA 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 14th, 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. So, if events unfolded so quickly at a time when communications were in their infancy, it can only mean that the City had, in anticipation of the moment, let huge amounts of credit flow to the arms industries of the concerned European countries. War is definitely City business, and it always gets the desired results by financing warring parties on both sides. All it has to do is increase or decrease the amount of credit given to one side or the other.
Though a lot of sane people violently opposed the war, the wires kept spewing out the “war to end all wars” propaganda to the point where it became unsafe to challenge it. So, the war was played out, and almost twenty million people were killed because an unknown duke was assassinated by an unknown anarchist, the international scare word in vogue at the time. It seems that if all the great statesmen of the world (the suits) went berserk and made the worst kinds of decisions with lightning speed and on cue. WWI was indeed wanted and well-planned.
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 times. But when Germany sank the Lusitania in 1915, the American cry for retaliation grew louder. That’s when President Wilson created his propaganda machine, the CPI. 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 this case, something went terribly wrong and WWI had to be stopped. It came to an abrupt end in the same manner it had started on July 14th, 1914. 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 more closely, 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. It also meant the City had full control over 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. Nonetheless, the main goal had not been achieved, for the Holy Roman Empire east of the Rhine, Germany, was still standing. WWI was not a success story, far from it, and here’s why the City bankers had to take another kick at the can in 1939.
At the beginning of the war, the dynasty of bankers in the City had planned for the Americans to join the Western Front and for Russia to create an Eastern Front, the intention being to crush what was left of the Holy Roman Empire by surrounding the Germans and Austro-Hungarians in a pincer movement. But this did not happen because the bankers did not foresee a fatal decision on the part of the Tsar. The Bolshevik Revolution had been planned by the bankers, but it happened earlier than expected.
The debacle began when, on August 21, 1915, Tsar Nicholas II left for the front in order to take command of the Russian armies that weren’t doing very well. The bankers did not see this coming, for the Tsar knew little about commanding and organising large military forces, and more importantly, they had not taken into consideration the reign of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, the Tsar’s German wife, that was to follow. The Tsarina was advised by Rasputin who was against the war, as were the Bolsheviks in the Duma. The Eastern Front was dead in its tracks.
The Duma was prorogued indefinitely, the name of St. Petersburg changed to that of Petrograd, and the Bolsheviks who had sat in the Duma were now more dynamic than ever. Russian troops were in dire straits and suffered considerable defeats and human loss in spite of the massive amounts of arms supplied by the bankers and shipped from the Pacific coast via the Trans-Siberian railway, whose construction they had financed at the beginning of the century. Nicholas II abdicated, a provisional government was formed, Lenin returned from exile and signed a separate peace with Germany. The October Revolution and the execution of the imperial family would soon follow.
At the end of 1918, without hope of creating an Eastern Front, and after years of apocalyptic trench warfare in France, the City decided to end WWI and come back another day. Lenin died in 1924 from gunshot wounds sustained in a 1918 assassination attempt and was replaced by a more sanguinary Stalin. With Stalin in place and the effects of the Treaty of Versailles, a most unrealistic treaty, being hard felt in Germany, the groundwork was set for WWII.
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 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 the world was told that the English gold reserves were depleted, it burst. 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 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 must nurture the illusion of empowerment among the people. Smoke and mirror tactics are therefore used. The only question we mere mortals need ask is whether the number of casualties and the pain suffered during the French Revolution, the American Civil War, WWI, the Great Crash, and WWII, are a just price for the benefits we receive from the consumer world we live in today.