50-THE OIL PATCH

Our consumer world is built in large part on oil. The sweetest and cheapest oil comes from the Middle East. Today, the unrest we see in the world and call terrorism stems in large part from its exploitation, and it constitutes a major obstacle standing in the way of the development of the global village. But although the oil sheiks have accumulated mountains of petrodollars, they have no real power, so it won’t take as long for Islam to throw in the towel as it did for the Holy Roman Empire.

Because the oil sheiks are bitter relative to the apparent injustices done them by the City bankers, and because they don’t want to be overwhelmed by western ways, they manipulate Islam in order to reclaim some power over their destinies. Religion is once more being used as a tool. However, because the City has all the gold and controls all the central banks of the world since the Bretton Woods agreement in 1944, it is omnipotent, and it will not let the oil sheiks stop the march of globalization.

The Middle East problem started after the fall of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, when a Briton, Mark Sykes, and a Frenchman, Francois Picot, were directed to draw the new borders of the Middle East sheikdoms. In wanting to better organize the exploitation of oil by France and Britain, the City bankers directed them to draw the map of this very volatile region of the world and divide it into states that cut through ethnic and religious communities. In doing so, they created a geopolitical problem of great proportion. A century on, many Arabs continue to blame the subsequent violence in the Middle East, from the occupation of Palestine to the rise of the Islamic State, on the Sykes-Picot treaty.

The excellent cheap easily extracted oil started being shipped around the world just as the US Dollar was becoming the dominant currency in the world following the creation of the Federal Reserve Board in 1913. At that time, oil was selling for less than five dollars a barrel, and Europe and America couldn’t get enough of it.

For 100 years now, the Arab states, led by Saudi Arabia, have been selling mindboggling amounts of oil to the developed countries. To this day, the Emirates hold more dollars than anybody else in the world, and therein lies the problem. They can build ski slopes in the desert, but they are not allowed to build aircraft carriers and atomic bombs. The only way the oil sheiks can make the petrodollars work is by depositing them in the Central Banks of the World which are directly tied to the City. If they wanted to withdraw their dollars in order to make the Central Banks collapse, their dollars would no longer be worth anything. It is the best catch22 ever devised. The sheiks are very rich, have little power, and are very frustrated.

Terrorism is the result of this frustration. The Emirates are doing everything they can to reclaim their autonomy and free themselves from the City. Though this is an absolute impossibility given that the City owns and runs the financial world, it does not stop them from trying. The sheiks have not only chosen to manipulate Islam in order to achieve their goals, but the problem is further complicated in that Islam is split into Sunnis and Shiites, two factions that behave like deadly enemies.

Following the Sykes-Picot treaty in 1916, the City not only financed the development of the oil industry, but they paid for the oil extracted. The problem, however, was that the sheiks didn’t have any say in the matter, and once empowered by the fantastic windfall that ensued, they wanted to redress the situation. The City bankers had foreseen this, and in wanting to police the area, had created the Empire of Iran in 1941 and the State of Israel in 1948. However, they made a big mistake in not paying attention to the fact that Islam was divided into two deadly enemy factions.

Since close to 90% of the 1, 5 billion Muslims in the world are Sunnis and the rest Shiites, Saudi Arabia and Egypt being the two main countries in the Sunni world, we could wonder why the City bankers opted for a Shiite Iran. In 1941, when the City decided to enthrone the Shah of Iran and give him state of the art armament, it seems the City was swayed by the fact that ex-Persia represented one of the greatest cultures that the world had ever seen, and that the sheiks of the peninsula were perceived as mere tribal chiefs.

Since 1694, the City bankers have made three major mistakes. The first was when the original Bank of England bankers forced English trade down everybody’s throats which ended up costing them America and the financial control of the world. The second was when the banking dynasty that replaced it put too much trust in Tsar Nicholas II which led to WWII, and the third was when that same dynasty failed to pay attention to the Shiite-Sunni split which ended up costing them the Six-Day War, the Iran-Iraq War and the two Gulf Wars, not to mention all the ongoing terrorist acts that have to be countered on a daily basis.

The City bankers did, however, change their minds after Israel defeated Sunni Egypt in the Six-Day War in 1967, when it became obvious that the Shah of Iran was not able to hold his end of the bargain and assert his authority in the Middle East. In 1979, the bankers decided to back the Sunnis (Saudi Arabia and Egypt) instead of the Shiites (Iran). They had the Ayatollah Khomeini depose the Shah of Iran on the one hand and encouraged Saudi Arabia to back Saddam Hussein and make him the strong man in Iraq on the other.

The Iraq-Iran War followed in 1980, and it turned out to be a long war of attrition that ended in a stalemate. Not only was Saddam Hussein an incapable leader unable to defeat the Shiites of Iran, but he was becoming an unmanageable despot. He therefore had to go, and it took two Gulf Wars to get rid of him, one in 1990 and another in 2003. A media campaign was sufficient to get America to launch the 1st Iraq War codenamed Desert Storm in 1990, but the negative results of that war that had followed the apocalyptic Vietnam War made Americans wary, and it took the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, the Oklahoma Federal Building bombing of 1995, and 9/11 in 2001 to get America to launch the 2nd Iraq War in 2003. Today, Saddam is gone, the Sunnis (Saudi Arabia) are slowly reasserting their authority in the region, while the City is encouraging a Muslim diaspora in order to have Islam integrate the global village. By having millions of Muslims immigrate to a Europe that badly needs manpower, Islam will gradually be liberated from the sheiks’ influence and become an acceptable religion just like in the case of Christianity after the Holy Roman Empire was destroyed.

For now, the recalcitrant Sunnis and Shiites are spreading terror in order to have their way, and there is a lot of collateral damage whereby innocent people suffer. But the good news is that the Sunni and Shiite leaders will be forced to throw in the towel in the not too distant future because the global village concept is irreversible. Some Emirates have already started adopting western ways, and it’s only a matter of time before their leaders start wearing ‘suits’.

49-GEOPOLITICAL SANDWICH

 

WWII had been needed because, during WWI, when the tsar left to take command of the armies, the Bolsheviks in the Duma and the tsarina with her spiritual adviser Rasputin all opposed the war on the one hand, and the tsar was not meant to be a military field commander on the other. The bankers in the City had not expected such a development, and since an eastern front wasn’t materializing, they had no choice but to terminate a war that had become a senseless war of attrition. The City bankers decided that if Russia was to be counted on to create an eastern front in the upcoming WWII, and eventually play a scarecrow role in what was to be the mighty USSR after the war, they needed a new strongman at the helm. By 1928 Stalin had replaced Lenin and introduced his five-year plan.

In 1929, Stalin ordered the liquidation of the Kulaks as a social class, and the Red Purges lasted until 1938. In 1922, Lenin had introduced an economic plan that allowed some farmers to sell their crops. Once in power, Stalin completely did away with all that, and millions of Kulaks with their families starved or were slaughtered. According to this egomaniac, for the USSR to catch up with the world, everybody had to work for the state, no questions asked. Naturally, the USSR was transformed into the formidable police state that many of us later came to know, but at the exorbitant cost of 20 million Russian civilians and soldiers killed.

By 1945, all the old regimes of Europe had been dismantled and the Holy Roman Empire east of the Rhine no longer existed. The pound sterling had been replaced by the dollar as the international reserve currency, Germany and Japan were completely devastated, and China was unified. Moreover, Israel, which was destined to become the gendarme of the Middle East, was on the verge of becoming a state. The hordes of Jews from Eastern Europe hell-bent on reaching America before the war had been pushed back under atrocious conditions and forced to work for the German war machine before being transported from the Baltic states to Palestine at the end of the war.

Prior to WWII, Russia had been merely a shell of a nation. But thanks to the American lend-lease program, the City bankers had armed the nation and Russia had ‘won’ the war. After the war, the lend-lease program continued and Russia was transformed into a virtual superpower, the USSR, a country that would be perceived as a worthy U.S. foe. The world would henceforth have two major league teams: the U.S. would be team ‘A’, and the USSR, team ‘B’. They were to threaten each other in order to create international tension, but they were never meant to shoot at each other, and never did. Both teams did the bidding of the bankers in the City, and if there’s any doubt, all we have to do is look at the role the USSR played in Afghanistan, Egypt, Algeria, Cuba, and other parts of the world before it collapsed like a house of cards. However, the main purpose for having these two teams after the war was to create a monster geopolitical sandwich, a sandwich with Europe in the middle of two bigger-than-life military powers, the U.S. and the USSR. Having lost its will to fight after two world wars, and being constantly threatened with nuclear annihilation, Europe would naturally be eager to unite and protect itself against those two big bullies. As planned, the cold war did not see a single shot fired between the two “superpowers,” and the Treaty of Maastricht was signed at about the same time the Berlin Wall was torn down in 1989.

Russia was a huge, bankrupt country that had always known a feudal serf system. It had been a nation with no market economy, no infrastructure, and its citizens didn’t even have indoor plumbing, yet lo and behold, underdeveloped Russia miraculously became a superpower overnight, and took off for the stars. In no time at all, it had rockets and Sputniks, nuclear bombs and missiles, and it was threatening to blow up the whole world. Intercontinental bombers and nuclear submarines were being built in record number and in record time, or so the Gorgon Sisters told us. The City was obviously building the most impressive scarecrow it could dream up as fast as it could. Russia’s MIGS were even equipped with Rolls-Royce engines from England. Russia had a lot of missiles, but we’ll never know how many of them were equipped with nuclear warheads. The City was erecting an imaginary apocalyptic structure that would be so threatening and so ever-present in people’s minds, especially now that there was a television set in everybody’s living room, that it would sow terror in the heart of the citizens of the world. Russia became a phenomenal scarecrow that was used in a masterful propaganda campaign that lasted forty-odd years.

The City had set up the Russian scarecrow for everyone to see. It financed the Sputnik project in 1957 and stuffed the ensuing images in all the television sets in America and the world, thereby turning the USSR into a bigger-than-life foe. When the Berlin Wall was built in 1961, and especially when Nikita Khrushchev allegedly gave atomic bomb carrying missiles to Cuba in 1962, the USSR was perceived as the baddest superpower the world could imagine.

As expected, with the U.S. on one side and the USSR on the other, the Europeans were quick to start talking union. As early as 1950, Germany and France decided to unite their steel and coal industries, and in 1957, the same year Sputnik was launched, the Treaty of Rome was signed and the European Economic Union, the EEC, was born. The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the Treaty of Maastricht was signed in 1992. Now that the European Union had reached the point of no return, the wall was no longer needed. It was demolished while Russia went back to being the feudal serf regime that it had always been. At the time, many wondered about the USSR being little more than smoke and mirrors, but the Gorgon Sisters kept the image alive as best they could. The propaganda techniques used in the case of the USSR scarecrow were so efficient and cost-effective that the City is today successfully using the same technique in North Korea, albeit for other reasons.

If the geopolitical U.S.A.-Europe-USSR sandwich theory seems far-fetched, circumstantial evidence can be had from Louis T. McFadden’s infamous report to Congress in November 1934. McFadden was a respected Congressman who had started as a humble bank clerk and had become President of the Pennsylvania Bankers’ Association before being elected as a Republican Representative to the sixty-fourth Congress in 1914. Congressman Louis T. McFadden was Chairman of the very prestigious House Committee on Banking and Currency from 1920 to 1931. Nonetheless, this extraordinary citizen was accused of being an anti-Semite because he fought the FED.

When he accused the FED of having caused the Great Depression, and also of having funded the Bolshevik Revolution, it was taken very seriously in the City. It got worse when, in 1932, he moved to impeach President Hoover while bringing conspiracy charges against the FED, and when again in 1933, he moved to impeach the Secretary of the Treasury, two assistant Secretaries of the Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, as well as the officers and directors of the FED’s twelve regional banks. His attempts failed, but there were subsequently three attempts on his life. The third one was successful when he died of poisoning on a visit to New York City, in 1936. No order is ever given for drastic action of this kind, but there is always an appropriately placed ‘suit’ to do what ‘needs’ to be done.

The City cannot exist without democracy, and democracy cannot exist without the empowerment of the people, therefore, the City bankers are sometimes forced to play with life and death like a heart surgeon. Taking a healthy heart from a dead person, and a sick one from a live person, and switching them, is not something too many people can do. And while the results are not always those hoped for, who can say with any degree of certainty if it’s not warranted? The only things that matter in drastic world undertakings such as war is for its motive to be dispassionate and for the goal to be for the good of all, at least in the long term. After two world wars, there was Bretton Woods, and since then, the world is officially under one financial roof. If we believe that, as we should, we also believe that the City bankers can’t possibly want to destroy the superb structure that took them 400 years to build. We can be absolutely sure there will never be another major war, that is, unless it’s launched from outer space.

 

47-WWII AND BRETTON WOODS

After the armistice was signed in 1918, the City banking dynasty immediately sat down at the drawing board and prepared for WWII. The Treaty of Versailles signed in 1919 was the worst possible peace treaty imaginable, and we can be sure that peace was not on the peacemakers’ mind. All the statesmen had to be from la-la land in order to give their approval to such impossible terms. The thirty-three billion dollars of war reparations the allies imposed on Germany couldn’t possibly be repaid and everybody knew it. Furthermore, when it was decided to split Germany in two by creating the Polish Corridor, the whole German population was profoundly humiliated. Such decisions were more than enough to set the wheels in motion for WWII, notwithstanding the fact that Stalin was waiting in the wings.

The Treaty of Versailles definitely indicated the direction in which the City was heading, and very soon the bankers found their mouthpiece, the man who would rally the German crowds. Adolf Hitler was noticed very early on in 1919. In spite of his poor physical condition, he had joined the army in 1914 at age twenty-five. Until then, he had been a poor, lost soul and the war had given him a purpose in life. Private Hitler volunteered his services as a dispatch runner, a very dangerous assignment, and was eventually promoted to the rank of corporal. His comrades thought he was rather weird, for he forever volunteered for the most dangerous missions, facing death repeatedly while remaining unruffled by it all. In 1916, he was wounded in the leg and went on R&R to Berlin where he became thoroughly disgusted with the apathy among German civilians with regards to the war. Upon returning to the front in the last days of the war, he was blinded by chlorine gas and returned to a starving, weary Germany to convalesce. Upon hearing that Germany had been defeated, he became totally despondent, and when he eventually snapped out of it, he was filled with deep hatred vaguely directed at groups within Germany.

In 1919, still in the army, this overly patriotic twit went so far as to inform on his fellow soldiers, and this led to the arrest and even the execution of many. The General Staff, embittered by Germany’s defeat and the unjust terms of the armistice, rewarded Hitler by promoting him to undercover agent and sending him on an indoctrination course at the University of Munich. He returned as an “education’ officer and started speaking out with great vehemence against the Communists. The mysterious Thule Society had taken Hitler under its wing and his fate was sealed.

Hitler swore vengeance on those who had put an end to the war, the only worthwhile experience he had ever known. Inexplicably, his ire was directed mostly at the perceived enemies from within Germany, the Communists and the Jewish Marxists. Moreover, Hitler had to have had serious psychological problems in order to advance the idea of a superior race made up of blond, blue-eyed Aryans. This was not a healthy idea to begin with, but it was especially so because Hitler happened to have a swarthy complexion and brown eyes that had most likely been genetically transmitted by a Jewish parent. It’s obvious that someone was manipulating this air brain.

In 1919, Hitler, the intelligence officer, dressed as a civilian in order to spy on a meeting of the German Workers’ Party in Munich. When one of the members suggested that Bavaria separate from Germany and join Austria, it touched a raw nerve in the extremely patriotic Hitler. He couldn’t resist lashing out at the whole gathering in spite of the fact that he was Austrian by birth. Nonetheless, he definitely had the gift of the gab and everybody was impressed. Understandably, the members of the Thule Society were quick to have him join the German Workers’ Party. He may have been uneducated with deep psychological problems, but now, this empty-headed megalomaniac guided by hate and vengeance was in politics.

Hitler was a great talker, but all the ideas he kept expounding over the years were those of the Thule Society. This fraternity consisted of a small group of influential Germans who believed in the superiority of the Aryan race. They were deeply nationalistic and racist and from the very beginning, they had the swastika in their coat of arms. It was Dietrich Eckart, a leading member of that society that helped Hitler hone his public speaking skills. As early as 1919, Hitler had definitely been taken in by the Thule Society, the group that gave birth to the Nazi Party.

At first, the violent methods used to promote Hitler and the German Workers’ Party didn’t have the desired results. They only succeeded in getting the whole country to view Hitler as a silly little man, a sort of bad-tempered clown. Nonetheless, by 1923, Germany was reeling under the effects of inflation, and Hitler’s backers thought the time had come to make their mark by overthrowing the Bavarian Government. However, the Munich Beer Hall Putsch, as it became known, failed and Hitler was arrested. That’s when Hitler’s supporters decided that force alone was not going to work and that it was best to use more politically-correct methods.

Hitler’s public trial lasted several weeks and, for some unknown reason, the authorities let this ridiculous little man flaunt his oratory skills throughout. He apparently seduced many of the judges, for instead of getting life he got five years and was eligible for parole within six months. He served nine months in luxurious quarters and even had a private secretary, Rudolph Hess, who was a member of the Thule Society. That’s when Hitler produced Mein Kampf, a book that could never have been written without the help of Hess, a man who had studied politics at the University of Munich. The writing of Mein Kampf was, without a doubt, a way to spread Thule Society propaganda.

Guided by the members of the Thule Society, and assisted by misfits like Joseph Goebbels, a communications and propaganda genius, Heinrich Himler, a cruel, cold-blooded psychopath, and Adolf Eichmann, a logistics genius, Hitler became Fuhrer in 1934. It’s obvious that the Nazi Party was a very costly machine to operate, and only the City, through the Bundesbank and the German arms industry, could have financed such a sophisticated political machine, for Germany was a devastated country. And as the arms industry revved up its production, the economy picked up, and Hitler, now seen as some kind of savior, easily convinced the German people that war was inevitable and that he was the one who could lead them to victory.

After WWII was declared, the German army went around the totally useless French Maginot Line with lightning speed and had the allies surrounded at Dunkirk in a matter of days. One can only wonder why, in an age of air and tank warfare, a great nation such as France spent huge sums of money in order to build an archaic structure, if not to allow Hitler to reach the Atlantic in record time. With the allied armies unable to retreat further, Hitler let the troops sail to England, no doubt hoping for a non-aggression pact in compensation for his good deed. However, England was apparently not willing to cooperate. Hitler then figured he might get the English to change their minds if he shook them up a bit. Eventually, the English must have given Hitler some assurances, for the London Blitz ended on May 10th 1941. Convinced that the western front was now secure, Hitler immediately turned his attention to the eastern front, and invaded Russia on June 22nd, 1941. Just like Napoleon in 1812, who had gone after the gold in the Urals, Hitler wanted to get his hands on something he really needed, the oil in the Caucasus. In both cases, the megalomaniacs’ armies were destroyed, and in both instances, their empires came to an abrupt end. The City tends to repeat what works well.

On December 7th, 1941, shortly after Hitler took off for Russia, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. It seems the City was thinking of China and wanted to destroy the Nippon Empire by using the might of America. In July of that year, Congress imposed an oil embargo on Japan, and the ensuing kamikaze approach to the war adopted by Japan proved the City right. Japan had tried to negotiate with the U.S., but everything possible had been done by the Americans to have the negotiations fail. The very proud Samurais were thus forced into a suicidal war, hanging on to the hope that an alliance with an apparently victorious Germany would improve their prospects.

If there’s any doubt that America was conned into going to war, a few facts should help dissipate it. Although the US and UK navies controlled the Pacific, and although there was a SCR-270 radar station with a 150-mile range installed in Honolulu, the Japanese were able to have a huge fleet of warships, including aircraft carriers, sail across the Pacific to Hawaii, and then launch squadrons of aircraft without anyone noticing. Furthermore, all the U.S. aircraft carriers had been sent out on sea exercises and only the very outdated WWI battleships and destroyers remained in port. The play became obvious when President Roosevelt, under the guise of protecting the U.S. air force, personally ordered all the military aircraft based at the Honolulu airbase to be positioned in such a configuration as to make them less vulnerable on the ground, but which had, in fact, the effect of preventing them from scrambling effectively. It seems that the City dynasty had simply let Roosevelt know it was time for war.

The City bankers succeeded in getting the U.S. to join the war at a cost of only 2,390 lives, the number of casualties at Pearl Harbor, a low human toll when considering the mindboggling number of casualties in WWI and WWII. The war in the Pacific got underway as planned, and the U.S. declared war on Germany without actually engaging Hitler for another three years. When the American troops did get into the thick of things on D-day, in 1944, Stalin’s troops came in from the east, and the Holy Germanic Empire was totally destroyed. As of that moment, all the Ancien Regimes of Europe, including Russia and the Ottoman Empire, could be considered demolished, and the Vatican tiger was at last toothless and declawed.

To have some idea which countries the City targeted in WWII, we need only look at the casualty numbers. Russia lost twenty-two million soldiers and civilians, while Germany and China suffered losses of eight million and twenty million, respectively. As for the UK, the U.S., and France, they lost around half a million each. We know that the City had wanted to destroy Germany, but why so many Russian casualties? And what was going on in China? For one, Russia had to be seriously weakened if it was to be trusted to play the scarecrow role it was on the verge of being assigned, and that will be explained in the next posting. In China’s case, the City obviously had let the Japanese mangle the Chinese warlords at will, for during the war it supplied China with just enough war materials for it not to capitulate. The City had fully intended to destroy Japan once the Chinese warlords were done in, and the time had come. China was ready to be transformed into the great market economy that it is today.

In 1944, in Bretton Woods, with the world having gone through the grinder, the City convened all the nations of the world and had no difficulty in creating the first official world currency of reference, the U.S. dollar. All the countries agreed to peg their currency to the dollar and use the dollar as a reserve currency. The City had achieved the ultimate in financial wizardry, the paper dollar was now as good as gold worldwide.

46-WW1 AND 1929 CRASH

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.

45-CONSPIRACY AND CONTROL

When we became intelligent some three million years ago, we became aware of our mortality and were consequently scared out of our wits. This led to unrest and confusion within our specie for the longest time. Fortunately, in 325 of the Common Era (CE), a group of good men decided to create a very effective religion, one meant to control man’s behavior by instilling the fear of God in him. That religion, Christianity, invaded the infrastructure of the Roman Empire like a hermit crab. Once established with its network of kings, it forced all the citizens of the empire to adopt the Nicene Creed. It ruled by diplomacy and fear of God, and when that didn’t work, it used threats of excommunication, wars, crusades, and inquisitions to set things right. The official religion was not only intolerant and exclusive but was opposed to the spread of knowledge as well. It was created on the premise that poverty was godly, and that science was the work of the devil. Its finances were based on tithing and deeding by those who wanted to buy their way into heaven when the time came. It was a haphazard but boundless source of revenue, and corruption set in. The Vatican ruled very inefficiently. Not surprisingly, along the way, it created two deadly enemies, the Jews and Huguenots (French Protestants). Those two enemies joined forces in London in 1600, but finding more tolerant political conditions in Amsterdam, they established their headquarters there in 1602. Under the guise of the East India Company, they ruled the oceans of the world for nearly a century. As soon as it became feasible, in 1688, they returned to London and established their head office in the City. The next step was the creation of a political system called democracy.

In 1694, the East India Company created the Bank of England, a financial oligarchy that now ruled the oceans out of the City in London instead of Amsterdam. The bankers were determined to turn the world into one great market economy, an English one, of course. That short-sightedness was what allowed Mayer Amschel Rothschild to create the Bank of North America in 1781 and his son, Nathan, to take over the Bank of England in 1810. Mayer’s far-sightedness gave us international finance, a system where market economies, or democracies, freely traded with each other. Mayer’s dynasty had the added advantage of not only speaking with one voice, but in making credit accessible to governments as well as merchants and ordinary citizens, it could only know lasting success. Today, we are all living witnesses to that fact.

Credit is the most sophisticated and cleanest method of control, and more importantly, it’s always in great demand. The credit machine could be compared to a water pumping system where the big water reservoir is the hundred and fifty thousand of gold stockpiled in the City and its Central Banks. From that reservoir, the gold is magically transformed into paper dollars before being sent on their way. The added magic in this operation is that no matter how many dollars are printed, the stockpile of gold never decreases, quite the opposite, it is meant to increase in size as more gold is mined and bought up. Today, the good as gold dollars, paper or electronic, soon to be replaced by virtual bitcoins, flow to the central bank of each country as well as the multiple world organizations such as the United Nations, Unesco, World Bank etc. These are connected to smaller pipelines going down to industries and individuals in the form of loans, and to the man on the street in the form of a salary. On each pipeline there is a tap that controls the output, the tap being the interest rate. If the City wants a country or a multinational to shape up, it gets Standard and Poor’s or some other mysterious entity to let the Gorgon Sisters, Reuters, AP and AFP, tell the world that their credit is no good. Then the NYSE, the first domino in a long chain of dominoes, falls in the desired direction, thus starting a chain reaction. The dominoes are manipulated by the ‘suits’, politicians, traders, professors and journalists, who are never told what to do or say, but know exactly what the one who pays their salary wants, and act accordingly. No matter how many dominoes there are in a given sequence, they all fall in the direction in which the original domino fell, and if one domino fails to fall, it is simply replaced or bypassed, and the chain restarted. All people who receive a salary do what is expected of them, and that includes everybody, the President on down, but no one is made to think he’s a pawn, for democracy is all about instilling the feeling of empowerment.

Credit control works extremely well, but when drastic action like war is needed, the people must be made to believe that it’s necessary and to not question it. Credit control depends on democracy, and democracy depends on the empowerment of the people. People have to be made to believe they are the ones deciding or democracy can’t work. In the good old Holy Roman Empire days, the clergy used very crude ways to impose its will, as mentioned earlier, but Mayer’s dynasty in the City has always used more sophisticated controls such as free speech, job creation, and media feed in order to sway public opinion. But in dire cases, it gets America, the City’s executive arm, to arrange for a Pearl Harbor or a 9/11 in order to get things done.

First, the people must be empowered, and that comes about largely with the creation of jobs. When war is being planned, huge sums of credit are injected to fuel the arms industry, creating a lot of employment and making a lot of people rich in the process. But swaying public opinion is trickier. The process begins with the Gorgon Sisters feeding the various media with the necessary information or misinformation, and encouraging ‘free’ speech. Those who speak for the war are good patriots and good leaders while those who oppose the war and question the facts leading up to it are quickly branded conspirators, or even traitors. The Gorgon sisters freely let conspiracy theories flow into the media because they can easily counter them by having a number of respected ‘suits’ defend the City’s point of view that has become theirs. People eventually become blasé to conspiracy, to the point where every time they hear the word, they switch off. Honest citizens don’t listen to those nuts, and when it comes to the crunch, they trust their elected leaders and their media, regardless.

In 1913, after the Federal Reserve Act was signed into law, Hollywood started sending pictures depicting the greatness of democracy around the world. The dollar was becoming as good as gold, and the image was becoming the message. On the one hand, Mayer’s dynasty controlled the dollar and the many currencies tied to it, and therefore unofficially ruled the financial world, and on the other, the ‘land of the free’, or the ‘land of opportunity’, became everyone’s ideal on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. Every able-bodied person wanted to come to America or be like Americans. It opened wide the door to globalization.

Today, Marshall McLuhan’s maxims, ‘the image is the message’, and ‘the global village’ have become more meaningful than ever. Hollywood followed by TV, the internet, and the smartphone gave us an image-oriented society and virtually empowered us. But as incomes grew, people had more leisure time on their hands, and that meant the Gorgon Sisters had to play an ever-greater role in filling the airwaves. Politics, religion, sports, entertainment along with local news had to keep everybody focused. Now people do it all by themselves through the social networks.

However, the citizen needing ever more direction, the old overpowering control, the one based on the fear of God and the threat of damnation no longer sufficing, a new concept was introduced. Since humans are genetically conditioned to live with fear, it is very easy to condition them to forever expect dread, as long as they are convinced that their leaders will save them if and when disaster strikes. In fact, it is a simple control, very much like a riding crop used to make horses do what they are meant to do. A horse would not be worth his salt if it didn’t do what its owner wanted it to do, so, once broken in, the crop is used to remind it of a looming threat. A good owner never hits the horse with the crop, but simply makes sure the horse is aware of it. In a democracy, people may have the illusion of being free and empowered, but they react to credit and media just like the horse to the crop. Instilling fear into a population must go hand in hand with the assurance that it is protected. People may complain, and that is useful in keeping their minds busy, but they must above all trust the one who brandishes the crop, or it doesn’t work.

Fear comes with names like Hitler, Khomeini and Bin Laden, and words like anarchists, Marxists, communists, fascists, terrorists, ISIS, Al Qaeda and Dahesh, Stalin and Putin, names and words that were and are repeated in the media thousands of times each day throughout the world. From atop his elevator shoes, the leader of North Korea threatens to blow up the whole world, and we tremble. And though the five permanent Security Council members, America, Russia, England, France and China are under one roof and have never fired a shot at each other, we continue fearing Russia to this day. The banking dynasty in the City created the Permanent Security Council and controls all the central banks of the world, yet we still fear being annihilated by an atomic bomb coming from Russia, and even North Korea, as ludicrous as that is. The Gorgon Sisters know how and when to brandish the crop, and by sending images of terrorist attacks, along with ridiculous military parades and the lighting of wet firecrackers out of North Korea, they make us tremble, just like they did with Russia not so long ago. As more and more people become smombies, that is glued to their smartphones, we could say that they are hardwired to the Gorgon Sisters who constantly spew out marching jingles.

Two great examples of the way the crop is used have to do with airport security checks and the climate change debate. Anybody who has a million dollars can hijack or blow up a plane anytime, anywhere in the world, and any professional killer can use a plastic card in his wallet, or the plastic food utensils on board, to kill or threaten to kill anybody at will. As for security checks per se, if people are asked to remove their belts and shoes, it is simply a symbolic way to instil fear in the middle class of the world, the flying population, by symbolically having them drop their pants and walk bare-footed, for it serves absolutely no other purpose. The only valid control at the airport is the metal detector that’s meant to stop the ordinary crazies who may be tempted to carry a knife or a gun on board. As for climate change, it is a reality, but not for the reasons the Gorgon Sisters give. The reality is that we’re on the warming leg of a glacial cycle, and that the production of CO2 is irrelevant. But, like with the horse who trusts the crop holder, we trust the one who spews out the fabricated hype about CO2. The more the crop is brandished, the more we walk the line.

 

 

44-THE FED

In 1768, Haym Salomon, Mayer’s right-hand man in America, with the help of another great collaborator, Robert Morris, took charge of the French gold given as an aid package to America and used it to create the Bank of North America in 1781. That sealed the destiny of America, and what a great one it turned out to be.

In 1791, Alexander Hamilton drafted a constitution for the 1st Bank of the United States, and all of Mayer’s people agreed on the rules and regulations that were to govern it. During the time the bank was headquartered in Philadelphia, eight branches were created, one in each of Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, and New York in 1792, and four more in each of Norfolk in 1800, of Washington in 1802, of Savannah in 1802 and of New Orleans in 1805.

Its largest customer was the government, and one of the highlights of that relationship was the bank’s efficient managing of the government’s fiscal affairs with respect to the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The bank’s notes circulated countrywide and infused a safe medium of paper money into the economy for business transactions. Although the relationship between Mayer’s bank and the government wouldn’t always be a smooth one, due to those who didn’t want a strong Federal Government and who thought bankers were crooks, it would remain steadfast, today’s Federal Reserve Bank being the ultimate proof.

Nonetheless, in 1811, American politicians who opposed Mayer’s bank refused to renew the charter of the 1st Bank of the United States. As we have seen in a previous blog, in retaliation, Nathan, who had by now taken control of the Bank of England in the City, proceeded to ‘teach the impudent Americans a lesson’ by forcing them, in 1812, to wage a costly war. Shortly after the British troops burned down the President’s Residence in 1815, Congress signed a 20-year charter for the 2nd Bank of the United States in 1816, and 26 more branches were opened almost immediately across the country.

 

Augusta, Georgia (1817, closed 1817) – Baltimore, Maryland (1817)

Boston, Massachusetts (1817) – Charleston, South Carolina (1817)

Chillicothe, Ohio (1817) – Cincinnati, Ohio (1817)

Fayetteville, North Carolina (1817) – Lexington, Kentucky (1817)

Louisville, Kentucky (1817) – Middletown, Connecticut (1817)

New Orleans, Louisiana (1817) – New York City (1817)

Norfolk, Virginia (1817) – Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1817)

Providence, Rhode Island (1817) – Richmond, Virginia (1817)

Savannah, Georgia (1817) – Washington, D.C. (1817)

Mobile, Alabama (1826) – Nashville, Tennessee (1827)

Portland, Maine (1828) – Buffalo, New York (1829)

St. Louis, Missouri (1829) – Burlington, Vermont (1830)

Utica, New York (1830) – Natchez, Mississippi (1830)

 

When members of Congress again refused to renew the bank’s charter in 1836, it no longer mattered, for it was the perfect excuse to open the West at breakneck speed. The 2nd Bank of the United States with all its branches remained the unofficial national bank, while many ruthless individuals sought wealth and power by creating banks in the new states being created. All the shinplaster money issued by the state banks didn’t in the least affect the banks that constituted the backbone of American finance, the unofficial 2nd Bank branches. These banks continued to work as a unit using the dollar that continued to be fixed to the price of gold in the City. It was a standard that the country could depend on, and all the funny money printing state banks had no choice but to stay within range of that standard. So, industrial America developed by leaps and bounds in spite of, or perhaps more accurately, because of the Wildcat Banking years.

In the 1860’s, the South was out of economic sync with the rest of the country, and that had to be put right if the Manifest Destiny dream was to become a reality. Before the Civil War, huge amounts of credit from the City and its affiliates in Holland and Germany started flowing into the country in order to give the North and the South the means to wage war. The cotton economy was on the wane, and the political and financial pressures on the South were great. Pushed to the wall, the South’s only option was to secede, which it proceeded to do. War ensued as planned, and the South was completely destroyed. Thereafter, the carpetbaggers loaded with cash invaded the South, while railroads were being built in a frenzy from coast to coast. Soon, Congress, tired of financial bedlam, signed the National Bank Act in 1863. Congress had had no choice but to seek loans from the well-established unofficial 2nd Bank network whose currency was the US dollar which was tied to the gold in the City, thus re-instating the dollar as the national currency in the process. Although businessmen and politicians continued to ignore the reality of international financial control by the City, and to distrust bankers, they just knew it was the most reliable and sound financial arrangement possible.

In 1913, the Federal Reserve Bank was created by Congress. Its shareholders were the Rothschild Bank of London, the Rothschild Bank of Berlin, the Warburg Bank of Hamburg, the Warburg Bank of Amsterdam, the Lazard Brothers of Paris, the Israel Moses Seif Banks of Italy, the Chase Manhattan Bank of New York, the Goldman Sachs Group of New York, the Lehman Brothers of New York, and the Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York.

All these banks were privately owned or backed by the City bankers who held huge quantities of gold bullion in its vaults. Although the FED became the executive arm of world financial power, that power remained in the hands of those who had all the gold, the City bankers. Since 1810, the daily price of gold has been fixed by the Rothschild Bank in the City, in London. In 1913, when the gold price started being fixed in US currency, the dollar became as good as gold.

Democracy is a system that encourages elected representatives of the people to borrow from the private central bank of their country in order to get things done before taxes are collected. Democracy is based on this human foible, for if a country is not indebted, control is lost, and democracy can’t exist. The system has worked flawlessly since 1694, giving mankind order and prosperity in the process. However, we should be especially grateful to Mayer who created the Bank of North America in 1781, and his son Nathan who overpowered the Bank of England in the City in 1810 and laid the groundwork for universal credit as we know it today. Since then, the secret has been to buy all the gold bullion being mined around the world, in complete anonymity, and then putting it to good use by just letting it sit in a nice neat pile in a secret place.

43-BOER WARS

The story of the City in London is all about gold. Mayer was the founder of international banking because he was the first banker to use gold as it was meant to be used. According to him, gold was not meant to be spent, it was meant to be mined, purchased, and then stockpiled in a secure location for all time. The one who had the gold necessarily controlled the monetary systems. Mayer created the Bank of North America in 1781, thanks to the 500 metric tons of French gold made possible thanks to Benjamin Franklin’s intervention. After Mayer’s real estate coup in France in 1789, he managed to funnel another 5000 tons of French gold to the City. In 1810, his son Nathan had the wherewithal to fix the daily price of gold worldwide from his offices in the City. Nathan had perhaps as much as 7000 metric tons of gold in his possession, close to half the gold ever produced at that time. He held most of England’s debt, and was in charge of the English, French and American monetary systems.

In 1812, Nathan sent Napoleon to Russia in order to force the Tsar to let private interests mine for gold in the Urals, which was a determining moment in our history. Thanks to the French engineers from l’École des Mines de Paris, placer deposit gold mining techniques had been refined and newly mined gold started being stockpiled in the City.

Mayer built his dynasty on gold and trust, and his dynasty wasn’t about to change course. When hard rock mining was made possible in the 1880’s, gold production skyrocketed. Paper money went to the miner, and gold went to the City. As gold was stockpiled in the City, the paper it backed, whether in America or England, became as good as gold. There have never been losers, for the miners get paid the world price set in the City, and Mayer’s dynasty stockpiles the gold and creates more credit.

The total production of gold to date is estimated at around 250000 metric tons. The gold used in jewellery, industry, and dentistry, combined with the token amounts of gold on display in the various Central Banks of Germany, Italy, France, USA, China, Russia etc., probably accounts for around 75000 metric tons. Most gold is held in a virtual form as Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF’s), and though it is impossible to be accurate, there’s around 150000 metric tons of real gold bullion unaccounted for and stockpiled in the City and its financial satellites.

The Boer Wars are forgotten wars, but if one analyzes and correlates the dates and circumstances surrounding the discovery of gold and diamonds in South Africa and the wars that were fought in that country, it becomes clear that they were all about controlling the production of those two precious commodities. In 1879, the British had managed to put an end to the Zulu military might, and in 1880, had declared the South African Republic to be an English possession. But in 1881, the Boers, independent white Dutch settlers, badly defeated the British troops and sent them home. In 1899, this time, with the help of several Commonwealth countries, Britain came back to fight the Boers, and after heavy casualties on all sides, British, Commonwealth, African and Boer, England finally prevailed in 1902. The British unilaterally changed the name of South African Republic to Union of South Africa in 1909, while declaring it to be a dominion of the British Empire. Since then, South Africa produces a disproportionate amount of the world’s gold and diamond production, and both commodities are neatly stockpiled in places like the Wharf in the City in London.