Who Planned World War I and How it was Brought About?

20 Dec, 2021

Who Planned World War I and How it was Brought About?
A Revisionist or Alternative View of the Responsibility of WWI

Mujahid Kamran
(based on a lecture delivered at UMT, Lahore on November 20, 2021)
Date posted: 20.12.2021

Historical Blackout and the High Cabal

What is known as standard history or textbook history is taught through prescribed courses and prescribed textbooks. The courses, textbooks and the version of major global events as taught world-wide is more or less the same and therefore one is led to believe that the version of history one encounters in text books, and also in books published by leading publishers, is the correct or true or factual version. These courses are designed in British and American universities. Today I will talk about World War I and present to you an alternative view on its origins and its responsibility. I will have to start with quotations from important writers and personalities that will help those exposed only to the standard or textbook version of history make somewhat more receptive to the alternative version.

Antony C. Sutton (1925-2002) is a very important writer who wrote numerous books but his trilogy: Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler and Wall Street and FDR is probably much more known than his other books. In this trilogy he was, using documented evidence, able to prove that some of the wealthiest families on the planet had funded the agitators that brought about the so-called Bolshevik Revolution, that these families also aided the rise of Hitler apart from bringing Franklin Delano Roosevelt to power in the same year (1933) as Hitler.  The investigations of Sutton exposed the hidden hand of elements of the Wall Street behind the events in Russia and contemporary developments in Germany and the U.S., that led to WWII. The books also raised the question as to why should the corporate elite fund a Communist movement, a movement that stood for abolition of private property and the state ownership of all means of production? One of his most important books, the one he considered his magnum opus, was titled America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones. This book exposed, what is perhaps the most important secret society of the United States. Sutton has the following to say on the issue of standard history and alternative history:

“During the past one hundred years any theory of history and historical evidence that falls outside a pattern established by the American Historical Association and the major foundations with their grant making power has been attacked or rejected – not on the basis of any evidence presented, but on the basis of acceptability of the argument to the so-called Eastern Liberal Establishment and the official historical line. There is an Establishment history, an official history, which dominates textbooks, trade publishing, the media and library shelves. The official line always assumes that events such as wars, revolutions, scandals, assassinations, are more or less random unconnected events.

By definition events can NEVER be the result of a conspiracy, they can never result from premeditated planned group action. An excellent example is the Kennedy assassination when, within 9 hours of the Dallas tragedy, TV networks announced the shooting was NOT a conspiracy, regardless of the fact that a negative proposition can never be proven and that the investigation had barely begun.

Woe betide any book or author that befalls outside the official guidelines. Foundation support is not there, publishers get cold feet. Distribution is hit and miss, or non-existent.”

Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment, p 1

It is not just that grants from Foundations in support of work of writers who differ from the official historical line are denied to such authors, the authors are victimized and persecuted. They are not only thrown out of jobs in the academic world, they never again can find a job with academic institutions. Sometimes they die mysteriously. The life of Antony Sutton is an example. He was employed as a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University when he published his three volume study on Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development, covering the period from the inception of the Soviet Union in 1917 to the year 1970 when his first volume was published. His conclusions, based almost entirely on official U.S. government files were as follows:

In a few words: there is no such thing as Soviet technology. Almost all — perhaps 90–95 percent — came directly or indirectly from the United States and its allies. In effect the United States and the NATO countries have built the Soviet Union. Its industrial and its military capabilities. This massive construction job has taken 50 years. Since the Revolution in 1917. It has been carried out through trade and the sale of plants, equipment and technical assistance.”

Antony C. Sutton: National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union, p 171

Officially, the Soviet Union and the U.S. had been at daggers drawn – there was said to be a profound conflict between the so-called Communist-Totalitarian and the so-called Western Capitalist-Democratic ideologies and systems and this is what the global public was led to believe. The two sides were therefore, understandably in a state of confrontation. Therefore, the above conclusions ran counter to the official narrative and official version of history. The United States was building its avowed enemy industrially and militarily!  Why? Was the confrontation between the two powers a farce?  Was this apparent confrontation a deception? The questions his analysis raised were so uncomfortable that Sutton lost his job in 1973 and was never again given a position in an academic institution. As a web site (antonysutton.com) states: “Antony Sutton has been persecuted but never prosecuted for his research and subsequent publishing of his findings. His mainstream career was shattered by his devotion towards uncovering the truth.”  He died under mysterious circumstances in 2002 - he was in good health and had no health problems. There are numerous examples of scholars and researchers like Sutton who were ostracized by the Establishment historians and cast aside, and who died under mysterious circumstances.

Harry Elmer Barnes, one of the greatest American historians of the 20th century, mentioned several tactics aimed at enforcing a “Historical Blackout”. Some of the tactics are as follows:

“(1) excluding scholars suspected of revisionist views from access to public documents which are freely opened to ‘court historians’ . . . (2) intimidating publishers of books and periodicals, so that even those who might wish to publish books and articles setting forth the revisionist point of view do not dare to do so; (3) ignoring or obscuring published material which embodies revisionist facts and arguments; (4) smearing revisionist authors; . . .”

Harry Elmer Barnes: The Struggle Against the Historical Blackout, p 11

Harry Elmer Barnes himself faced tremendous pressures because he did not accept the version of WWI that was promoted after WWI. Paul Craig Roberts writes

Harry Elmer Barnes was the first American historian to provide a history of the first world war that was based on primary sources.  His truthful account differed so substantially from the war propaganda that he was called every name in the book.” 

www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/05/13/the-lies-about-world-war-ii/

Similarly, the outstanding historian David Irving has been vilified and subjected to constant censure by Zionists and the Anglo-American Establishment for his truthful accounts of WWII. He was able to show that the Second World War was Churchill’s war, not Hitler’s war. This unleashed the hounds of the Anglo-American Establishment and he was demonized with great venom and intensity. Paul Craig Roberts, the uncompromising former Assistant Secretary of Treasury, a Ph.D and a writer, has the following to say about David Irving (Ibid):

Truth is seldom welcomed.  David Irving, without any doubt the best historian of the European part of World War II, learned at his great expense that challenging myths does not go unpunished.  Nevertheless, Irving persevered. If you want to escape from the lies about World War II that still direct our disastrous course, you only need to study two books by David Irving: Hitler’s War and the first volume of his Churchill biography, Churchill’s War: The Struggle for Power.

Irving is the historian who spent decades tracking down diaries, survivors, and demanding release of official documents. He is the historian who found the Rommel diary and Goebbels’ diaries, the historian who gained entry into the Soviet archives, and so on.  He is familiar with more actual facts about the second world war than the rest of the historians combined. The famous British military historian, Sir John Keegan, wrote in the Times Literary Supplement: “Two books stand out from the vast literature of the Second World War: Chester Wilmot’s The Struggle for Europe, published in 1952, and David Irving’s Hitler’s War.

Despite many such accolades, today Irving is demonized and has to publish his own books.”

In 2006 David Irving was jailed for 3 years in Austria for allegedly denying the Holocaust. In the Introduction to the revised edition of Hitler’s War and the War Path, Irving writes (p viii):

I have had my home smashed into by thugs, my family terrorised, my name smeared, my printers firebombed, and myself arrested and deported by tiny, democratic Austria – an illegal act, their courts decided, for which the ministerial culprits were punished; at the behest of disaffected academics and influential citizens, in subsequent years, I was deported from Canada (in 1992), and refused entry to Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, and other civilized countries around the world (in 1993). In my absence, internationally affiliated groups circulated letters to librarians, pleading for this book to be taken off their shelves. From time to time copies of these letters were shown to me. A journalist for Time magazine dining with me in New York in 1988 remarked, ‘Before coming over I read the clippings files on you. Until Hitler’s War you couldn’t put a foot wrong, you were the darling of the media; but after it . . .’”

This is the price a historian has to pay for his fidelity to truth in the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

In this context one may cite the interesting story of the Eustace Mullins’ book The Secrets of the Federal Reserve. The famous poet Ezra Pound was his mentor and was illegally kept in mental asylum for thirteen years (even though he was in excellent mental health) for his efforts aimed at exposing the international bankers whom he held responsible for the two World Wars. Mullins used to visit him with his professor at the hospital where he had been interned. It was Ezra Pound who had suggested that Mullins, then a young man, investigate the Federal Reserve. Mullins states that when, after two years of painstaking research, he had the book ready in 1950, no one was willing to publish it! He writes in the Foreword to the 1991 edition of his book:

Eighteen publishers turned it down without comment, but the nineteenth, Devin Garrity, president of Devin Adair Publishing Company gave me some friendly advice in his office. ‘I like your book, but we can’t print it,’ he told me. ‘Neither can anybody else in New York. Why don’t you bring in a prospectus for your novel, and I think we can give you an advance. You may as well forget about getting the Federal Reserve book published. I doubt if it could ever be printed.”

This shows the power of those who control the narrative. The book was eventually published by two disciples of Ezra Pound two years later, in 1952, from their personal funds. Mullins writes further:

In 1955, Guido Roeder brought out a German edition in Oberammergau, Germany. The book was seized and the entire edition of 10,000 copies burned by government agents led by Dr. Otto John. The burning of the book was upheld April 21, 1961 by judge Israel Katz of the Bavarian Supreme Court. The U.S. Government refused to intervene, because the U.S. High Commissioner to Germany, James B. Conant president of Harvard University from 1933-1953), “had approved the initial book burning order. This is the only book that has been burned in Germany since World War II.”

One doubts if many people, including Germans, have ever heard of this book burning episode. The book was burnt because it aimed at exposing the dirty tactics and practices of international banking families, including, peripherally, their role in instigating, and profiting from, World Wars. Since WWII had ended only five years earlier, in 1945, such a book could not be allowed publication so close to that year i.e. in 1950, as it would have put the so-called international banking families in a very awkward position. In Germany the book had to be burned out of fear of outcry against the injustice done to Germany by the machinations of these families.

This reminds one of a book, authored by Udo Walendy in German. The English translation has the title Who Started World War II? Truth for a War-Torn World.  The book was first published in Germany in 1964. Shortly after it was published the West German authorities  put the book on its index of banned books. Most of us do not even know that the German government has an index of banned books! The authorities claimed that the book was dangerous because “historians could only contradict it, but not refute it,” The book disputed the Anglo-American Establishment view that Germany was guilty of starting WWII. At the time Germany was divided and West Germany was supposed to be a “Democracy” as against East Germany which was a Communist state. It is a very thoroughly referenced book. It took the author 31 years of protracted legal struggle to get the book off the list of banned books. In 1995 the German Supreme Court (in the meantime Germany had reunited in October 1990!) ordered that the book be released. It took 31 years to get a book written in German, that questioned the Anglo-American Establishment view of who started WWII, to be removed from the index of banned books in Germany. Finally, in 2014, the English translation of the book was published by Castle Hill Publishers, UK. It thus took exactly 50 years for such an important book to become available to the English readers!

The book was published by Castle Hill Publishers many of whose books have been banned by Amazon! This began on February 23rd, 2017, when the Israeli Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Center began pressurizing Amazon to remove books that challenged the officially sanctioned Holocaust narrative. And on March 6, 2017, many books published by Castle Hill Publishers on the Holocaust were banned by Amazon. For a list of these books please see https://codoh.com/library/document/amazon-mass-bans-dissident-materials/en/.

One may ask that if the official or standard version of the history of the past century or the past few centuries is wrong then why is it that very few people write about the alternative version or know of it? The answer has been given by Sutton, by Harry Elmer Barnes and by the manner in the books by Mullins and Udo Walendy (and of others not mentioned here, e.g. all the books of Castle Hill Publishers banned by Amazon) were dealt with. The fact that such writers will neither find a publisher, nor a job in the academic institutions, and will face persecution, is enough to deter the overwhelming majority of writers. Let me quote a writer, E.C. Knuth, who published an important book in 1944 with the title: The Empire of ``The City”:  The Secret History of British Financial Power. He writes (p 10):

“...many of the great teachers and professors of our universities have tried to throw some light into the situation with little success, for their works have been accorded little recognition, and as ‘controversial’ matter have been treated with the contempt of silence. One source estimates the average circulation of books of this type as little over seven thousand copies. Contrast this with the massive million copy circulations of the highly acclaimed  and widely publicized products of the proponents of Internationalism; with the complete domination of the radio by International propagandists; with billion dollar funds out of public treasury devoted to educating and informing the people; with newspapers filled by foreign ‘information’ services; with opposition controlled so as to be based on such superficial and spurious reasons as to merely hide and detract attention from the real reasons.”

This was in 1944 – and now we are at the end of 2021 – almost eight decades later. Presently, the entire U.S. media, which is practically the global media, is owned by around five or so corporations. Please note that the term media includes TV, radio, film, magazines. newspapers, book publishing, digital media, as well as music.

Let me next quote some very important historical personalities, including the U.S President Woodrow Wilson who led the U.S. into WWI against his electoral promises, Winston Churchill who led the U.K. into WWII, and others. These quotes point to the existence of an organized group or hidden anonymous entity that holds terrible power over human affairs. The quotes come from the most important heads of governments involved in the two World Wars. Woodrow Wilson made the following, highly significant, observation:

Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.

Woodrow Wilson: The New Freedom, 1913, p 24

Please note that Wilson refers to the fear in the hearts and minds of the biggest men in commerce and manufacture about a hidden group that is so pervasive and ubiquitous that these men cannot even dare to criticize it except in hushed up tones. The leaders in commerce and industry knew that this secret group had the capability of destroying them and perhaps physically eliminating them if required. On another occasion Wilson stated:

“The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.”

Quoted in Woodrow Wilson: A Life for World Peace by J.W.S. Nordholt, p 87

The phrase invisible empire again implies that the all-powerful group in control of the world, or at least the United States, remains hidden and anonymous. In his outstanding and profound book, The Controversy of Zion, Douglas Reed states that Woodrow Wilson, “the most compliant of them all, at the start, rebelled most fretfully against the secret constraints.” At the start of his presidency Wilson wrote (emphasis in Reed’s book in original):

It is an intolerable thing that the government of the Republic should have got so far out of the hands of the people; should have been captured by interests which are special and not general. We know that something intervenes between the people of the United States and the control of their own affairs at Washington.”

Woodrow Wilson quoted in The Controversy of Zion by Douglas Reed, p 283

Here again Woodrow Wilson refers to special interests” and to “something” that “intervenes” and prevents the people (i.e. their elected president) from exercising control over their affairs. Wilson either does not or cannot specify precisely, by giving some names, as to who or what intervenes and how.

Eustace Mullins, one of the deepest students of the World Order or the New World Order, has stated something that reinforces what Wilson has said. He states:

Few American citizens can grasp the disturbing fact the governing power in the United States is not a governing agency, or laws or political parties. Rather it is the power of the Assassins, those behind the scene figures who have the power to order the assassination of anyone whom they can no longer control.”

Eustace Mullins: The World Order, p 244

Winston Churchill, who manipulated Britain into precipitating World War II, uttered the following words when he heard of the bombing of Rotterdam:

“Unrestricted submarine warfare, unrestricted bombing – this is total war. Time and the Ocean and some guiding star and High Cabal have made us what we are.”

L. Fletcher Prouty: The Secret Team, p 2

Col. L. Fletcher Prouty, who was the briefing officer to the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Kennedy years, and from 1954-1963, had a desk in the White House as well as the Pentagon, states;

“Who could know better than Churchill himself during the darkest days of World War II, that there exists beyond doubt, an international High Cabal? This was true then. It is true today, especially in these times of the One World Order. This all powerful group has remained superior because it has learned the value of anonymity.….

Ibid, p 2

In another place Prouty has stated the following about the High Cabal:

The Power Elite or High Cabal need not be Royalty in these days. They are their equals or better.”

Ibid, p xxxix

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was elected four times to the office of President of the United States, and who manipulated the U.S. entry into WWII, wrote the following to Edward Mandell House (also known as Col. House), the man who controlled Woodrow Wilson, on November 21, 1933 (FDR was president at the time):

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson – and I am not wholly excepting the Administration of W.W.”

Quoted in Wall Street and FDR by Antony Sutton, p 13

Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the U.S. and served from 1829-1937. He fought a battle with the bankers and is known for his statement addressed to the bankers: “You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal God, I will rout you out”. In 1832, he refused to renew the charter of the Second Bank of America, a central bank which had Rothschild backing. He was thus able to take the country out of the clutches of the bankers. He repaid all government debts and generated an era of prosperity. FDR wrote the above lines in 1933, a century after Andrew Jackson refused the renewal of the charter of the Second Bank of America. So for most part of those hundred years the U.S. government was owned by a “financial element” mentioned by FDR. It has to be the same element against whom Andrew Jackson fought.

FDR essentially reinforced what Wilson had stated earlier when he wrote of the “special interests” that have set up an “invisible empire” above the democratic government. FDR also points out that the government of Woodrow Wilson (W.W.) was also owned by the same clique. Churchill’s “High Cabal”, Wilson’s “power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive”, and Roosevelt’s “financial element”, point to the existence of a super-powerful, super-rich, ruthless, all-seeing and supremely organized group, completely hidden from public view, that controls governments and governs decisions and matters pertaining to war and peace. Wilson, Churchill and Roosevelt refrain from naming names! Why? This group has to have a very efficient intelligence network to know who said what to whom and when against them. And this group has to have the ability and the will and determination to cause serious harm with impunity to those opposed to it. Eustace Mullins has described this anonymous, secretive and conspiratorial World Order group in the following words:

The bandits of the World Order have succeeded in robbing the whole world through the technique of the bal masque, the disguise that enables them to carry on their Satanic work without being identified and prosecuted. The bal masque is the ideal vehicle for this program because the World Order gained its present power in the Europe of nineteenth century. It was a truism among the old European aristocracy that “Balls are given for those who are not invited.” The reward for being at a bal masque is to be one of the Knowing Ones, those who know which masque hid the face of the King, which costume is that of the Grand Vizier. The other guests never knew whether they were talking to a mere courtier or a powerful personage. The masses, with their faces pressed against the windows of the ball room, know none of the celebrants and will never know. This is the technique of the World Order to be masked in mystery, with its hierarchy protected by it anonymity and masks, so that those who revolt will strike out against the wrong targets, insignificant officials who are expendable.”

Eustace Mullins: The World Order: Our Secret Rulers, pp 13,14

The High Cabal and its closest associates remain anonymous, with their faces hidden behind masks – they cannot be recognized or pinpointed with certainty. Col. L. Fletcher Prouty has also remarked that the High Cabal remains superior because it has learned the value of anonymity.

Related to the above is an intense effort to control the narrative regarding major global events. In the past half century or so, particularly after WWII, the intensity of ridicule, vituperation and pressure to which those endeavoring to reveal the truth, or challenge the establishment narrative, have been subjected has become enormous.  The attempt to unravel and expose the true perpetrators and planners of wars and major crimes against humanity is met with solid, persistent and even lethal resistance. The real perpetrators must not be unmasked – that cannot and will not be allowed.

A Dutch whistleblower from the banking/financial sector named Ronald Bernard revealed in 2017 that the world was run by about 8000-8500 people, all of whom were connected and worked together to control the world ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xptyW0lObpA ). He revealed that these people worshipped Lucifer in Satanic churches and engaged in child sacrifice. Ronald Bernard revealed that he communicated directly with these people because he had to invest their money. He stressed that while working with these people one had to commit never to reveal the names of companies or individuals involved and said that he was probably alive only because he had not revealed any names. So anonymity is paramount -unmasking the individuals involved means death.

The Canadian naval officer Commander William Guy Carr, who wrote a classic book on the subject of an International Conspiracy to control the globe (Pawns in the Game; first published in 1956; it was self-published), narrates an important incident in this connection. He writes about the replacement, through intrigue, of the British Prime Minister H.H. Asquith by Lloyd George in 1916. He mentions an “extremely well informed man” (whose name he does not mention), whom he met while serving as King’s Messenger in 1917. Carr states (p 97):

We were in my room, in a hotel when, during the course of the conversation, I mentioned that a comparatively small group of extremely wealthy men used the power their wealth could buy to influence national and international affairs, to further their own secret plans and ambitions. My companion replied: ‘If you talk about such things it is unlikely that you will live long enough to realize how right you are.’ He then told me how Mr. Asquith had been deposed in December 2016 and Mr. David Lloyd George, Winston Churchill and The Rt. Hon. Arthur James Balfour were placed in power in England.”

Here again, the possibility of being killed for unmasking a “small group of extremely wealthy men”, who are behind the global intrigue, is brought up. The Zionist international bankers wanted Britain to get involved in Palestine during the course of the war, but Mr. Asquith was not inclined to do so. That was the reason behind his replacement (see e.g. Douglas Reed, The Controversy of Zion, pp 247-250).

The case of Douglas Reed is an example of how, those who try to unmask the global intrigue against mankind, are consigned to oblivion. Ivor Benson writes in the preface to Reed’s profound book The Controversy of Zion (completed in 1956 but published posthumously in remote South Africa in 1982 and finally revived by Bridger House Publishing in 2012, p v):

In Europe during the years immediately before and after World War II the name of Douglas Reed was on everyone’s lips; his books were being sold by scores of thousands, and he was known with intimate familiarity throughout the English-speaking world by a vast army of readers and admirers. . . The disappearance into almost total oblivion of Douglas Reed and all his works was a change that could not have been wrought by time alone. . . After 1951, with the publication of Far and Wide, in which he set the history of the United States of America in the context of all he had learned in Europe of the politics of the world, Reed found himself banished from the bookstands, all publishers’ doors closed to him, and those books already published liable to be withdrawn from library shelves and ‘lost’ never to be replaced.”

This is the power of the behind the scenes, anonymous High Cabal. Everyone must get hold of The Controversy of Zion and read it as a reference book on how the world has come to be what it has become. In the book, which he completed in 1956, he wrote (p 223; emphasis in original):

The conspiracy for dominion through a world slave state exists and cannot at this stage be abruptly checked or broken off; of the momentum it has acquired it must now go on to fulfilment or failure. Either will be destructive for a time, and hard for those of the time in which the dénouement comes.”

Sixty-five years later these words are coming true and we are living in times when the clutch of the High Cabal has so tightened that it is hard to breathe freely – there is nowhere to go and nowhere to run, and there is no privacy on planet Earth.

After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the CIA made a special effort to prevent or counter criticisms of the official narrative whereby a lone gunman was responsible for the assassination and that there was no conspiracy. Those suspecting a conspiracy were ridiculed and smeared. After 9/11 the repression and ridicule of those questioning the official narrative intensified further, reaching a peak in the recent covid crisis when eminent scholars questioning the government and mainstream media version were deplatformed by companies that own the social media or lost their jobs or both. 
In 2013 Professor Lance deHaven-Smith published a book Conspiracy Theory in America. He describes how the CIA has systematically ensured the suppression of views not acceptable to the Establishment through ridicule and negative tactics employed against those who publish such views. Professor De-Haven Smith writes (p 21):

“Most Americans will be shocked to learn that the conspiracy-theory label was popularized as a perjorative term by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in a propaganda program initiated in 1967. This program was directed at criticisms of the Warren Commission’s report. The propaganda campaign called on media corporations and journalists to criticize ‘conspiracy theorists’ and raise questions about their motives and judgements.  The CIA told its contacts that `parts of the conspiracy talk appear to be deliberately generated by Communist propagandists’. In the shadows of McCarthyism and the Cold War, this warning about Communist influence was delivered simultaneously to hundreds of well positioned members of press in a global CIA propaganda network, infusing conspiracy-theory label with powerfully negative associations.”

The case of the British writer Nick Kollerstrom is an illustration of how victimization of alternative historians is continuing in the 21st century.  He has an M.A. in the history of science from Cambridge (1968) and a Ph.D. from London (1975) in the same area. He wrote an article titled “Britain – Pioneer of City Bombing” that was posted on the CODOH (Committee on Debate on Holocaust) website in 2006. This led to his being thrown out of his job as Research Fellow at UCL (University College London).  He wrote a small but cogent book in 2016 with the self-explanatory title How Britain Initiated Both World Wars. He had to self-publish the book. He opens the chapter “The First World War” in the following words (p 2 – emphasis in original):

This isn’t about the history of the wars, or about who are the good guys and who are the bad guys, but it concerns the concept of initiating a world war – a very extraordinary concept, and who wanted it, who wanted it to happen. We do not accept that it happened by itself, and I will try and argue that a will to war-initiation came from this country, and not some other country.”

The CODOH website had the following to say about Kollerstrom in 2011 (emphasis added): “In 2008 he received widespread publicity and ethical damnation owing to his interest in studies of the residual cyanide levels found in walls of the World War Two labor-camps. His recent book Terror on the Tube is the sole comprehensive account of the 2005 London bombings. It endorses the hypothesis of Islamic innocence.” Kollerstrom’s name did not show up in Google searches (at least from Pakistan) until recently. However, Wikipedia has now been put up a page on Kollerstrom.

The suppression of alternative history and alternative journalism (which is essentially a first version of alternative contemporary history) has now expanded to monstrous proportions. Very recently the U.S. federal authorities have banned those residing in the U.S. from contributing articles to the Strategic Culture Foundation (SCF). With this single action the U.S. government has criminalized journalism – the content of the contribution does not matter in this ban! In an article posted on November 18, 2021 Finian Cunningham writes (https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2021/11/18/us-blacklists-strategic-culture-foundation-in-attack-on-independent-journalism-and-political-dissent/):

If the U.S.-based writers defy the ban, they have been threatened with astronomical financial penalties of over $300,000/ The prohibition has only emerged in recent weeks. It follows earlier moves by the U.S. State Department and the Treasury Department accusing SCF of being an agent of Russian foreign intelligence. No evidence has been presented by the U.S. authorities to support their provocative claims. The Editorial Board of SCF categorically dismisses the allegations. In a statement, the editors said: ‘We reject all such claims by the U.S. authorities that the journal is an alleged Russian intelligence operation. We have no such connection with the Russian government. We provide an independent forum for international writers to debate and freely critique major topical issues of world importance.’”

The charge of being a front for the Russian government is so reminiscent of the charge of being tools of “Communist propagandists” that was suggested by CIA to its media assets against those criticizing the Warren Commission report. The ban on U.S. based writers contributing to SCF carries the unmistakable stamp of the CIA.

Men like Julian Assange, Glen Greenwald, Matt Taibi, Craig Murray and many others are being victimized by the Anglo-American Establishment for speaking the truth. The uncompromising Paul Craig Roberts, who belongs to the dying breed of upright American writers, has, in an article titled “In the Western World, Journalism has been Replaced by the Ministry of Propaganda” stated (posted on 17 November 2021 on paulcraigroberts.org)):

Glenn Greenwald and Matt Taibbi are two of the last journalists. Both are leftwing inclined, and Greenwald is a homosexual. But when it comes down to who do you believe, I believe them. They have integrity, and truth matters to them. Both have been evicted from the publications that they made famous because they told truth that hurt “advertising,” that is, public relations money for supporting an agenda. Indeed, the only reason to read the Intercept was Greenwald, and the only reason to read Rollingstone was Taibbi. Neither lies in order to advance an agenda. Both are honest journalists, a rarity today.”

Former British ambassador Craig Murray had become a thorn in the eyes of the Anglo-American Establishment because of his highly incisive exposure of its crimes and corruption through his blog. He had exposed the lies about Syria, about the Skripal affair, and above all had pointed out, in writing, that the hearings of the extradition case of Julian Assange were being held in Britain but were being controlled from Washington. He exposed the violation of time honored British legal practices when he pointed out that Judge Baraitser was bringing pre-written rulings with her to the court before the arguments were even completed!  For his truthfulness Murray was put on trial and his blog was subjected to severe censorship. He wrote on October 20, 2020 (https://straightlinelogic.com/2020/10/20/people-need-to-reclaim-the-internet-by-craig-murray/):

Even my blog has never been so systematically subject to shadowbanning from Twitter and Facebook as now. Normally about 50% of my blog readers arrive from Twitter and 40% from Facebook. During the trial it has been 3% from Twitter and 9% from Facebook. That is a fall from 90% to 12%. In the February hearings Facebook and Twitter were between them sending me over 200,000 readers a day. Now they are between them sending me 3,000 readers a day. To be plain that is very much less than my normal daily traffic from them just in ordinary times. It is the insidious nature of this censorship that is especially sinister – people believe they have successfully shared my articles on Twitter and Facebook, while those corporations hide from them that in fact it went into nobody’s timeline. My own family have not been getting their notifications of my posts on either platform

This is how the digital monopolies behave. When Craig Murray persisted he was charged with a violation of the contempt of court laws and sentenced to prison for eight months on 7 May, 2021. Craig Murray is a senior citizen who was aged 62 at the time of sentence and had an “impeccable character” and “untarnished reputation”. This still did not deter the judge from passing the sentence – the judge even ignored submissions regarding Murray’s health. Murray was due to travel to Spain to give evidence in favor of Julian Assange and he had three weeks’ time to lodge an appeal. But he was asked to surrender his passport! He stated that what shocked him most was the “peculiar determination of the judges to make sure that, during the three weeks we have to lodge the appeal, I am not allowed to go to Spain to testify in the criminal prosecution for the CIA spying on Assange's legal team”. There is little doubt that the CIA was influencing the case against Murray. Murray’s conviction will not deter anyone who speaks the truth but it has caused irreparable harm to the prestige and reputation of the British judiciary. This court has behaved like a kangaroo court. This is 21st century Western “justice” in both the U.S. and Britain and elsewhere.

[As these lines were being written Craig Murray was released from Saughton Prison, Edinburgh, on November 30, 2021, after completing his prison term. On his release he said: “It’s been a hard four months. I’ve learned a lot. One thing I have learnt is that dignity comes from inside. Nobody can take away dignity from you if you don’t allow them to do so. And those in the Scottish Establishment who attempted to humiliate and degrade me only succeeded in humiliating themselves.” So much for those who tried to break his spirit. He also commented on the judgement that led to his imprisonment, saying that we have a “Judgment which says that bloggers and mainstream media should be judged by different standards, a judgement that says that a blogger can be jailed for publishing the exact same thing that the mainstream media publishes for which they could not be jailed, a judgement that says that new media can be jailed where mainstream media would be fine. That is appalling . . .” He said he will challenge the said judgment in the European Court of Human Rights. His website criagmurray.org.uk is active. On Dec 6, 2021 he wrote (in Concentration of Power): “Well, it is nice to be free again, though as I said on release, I shall never feel free while Julian is still imprisoned and while Scotland is still part of an imperialist United Kingdom.”]

In a detailed article titled “Giants Silenced by Pygmies”, Ron Unz has recently described media suppression of journalists and scholars in the United States in recent years. What he writes is applicable not just to the 21st century United States of America. He writes (https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-giants-silenced-by-pygmies/;  Nov 22, 2021):

Sensible people do not let themselves fall prey to rule by authority, and if the arguments advanced by these highly-regarded individuals had been weak or fallacious, they could and should have been effectively refuted. But the problem faced by their powerful opponents was that the evidence and analysis they presented was extremely strong, and backed by their credibility and past record, might easily have carried the day even against the multitude of their public opponents. So the answer was not to debate them—a debate that might easily be lost—but instead to “disappear” them.”

Unz then adds:

Throughout most of the last century, popular information came from radio, television, and film together with the less ephemeral print media of newspapers, books, and magazines. Ownership of these means of communications was heavily concentrated and huge capital costs were required to launch any new competitor, so our media infrastructure included a series of powerful choke-points on public discussion, with ideological purges being relatively easy to implement.”

The rise of the internet appeared to provide an opportunity for widespread dissemination of alternative views. However, the powers that be have always been more than determined to suppress the negation of their false or highly twisted version of history and current events. Control of narrative allows them to control the mindset of the masses and to carry on their depredations against mankind. In the words of Ron Unz (Ibid):

But over the last few years, new controls have been reimposed upon the once untrammeled Internet through the rise of dominant gatekeepers such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, and the increasing willingness of these corporate monopolies to exercise that power and silence the voices of those who strayed too far outside the acceptable line.”

So that is how things stand when it comes to voicing opinions unacceptable to the Anglo-American Establishment – communications of those who express dissenting views are blocked and they are denied digital platforms, and the search engines push their names and writings to the background or render them untraceable. People can lose jobs, be subjected to ridicule, get jailed and even killed. This suppression and blackout of alternative history began in an organized manner when scholars and journalists began questioning the Establishment version of the responsibility of WWI. In fact, anticipating such a situation the powers that be had records removed, destroyed and/or falsified. And it began in Britain spreading to the U.S. in an effective way by the time WWII started.  The Anglo-American Establishment is the front or face of the hidden High Cabal whose core comprises what are called international banking families.

WWI: Suppressed History

After this brief overview of the tactics employed by the Anglo-American Establishment in suppressing alternative narrative, let us now turn to World War I. What is the standard version of the causes of WWI? It is contained in the preface to the Versailles Treaty:

“. . . In view of the Allied and Associated Powers the war which began on August 1, 1914, was the greatest crime against humanity and the freedom of peoples that any nation, calling itself civilized, has ever consciously committed. For many years the rulers of Germany, true to the Prussian tradition, strove for a position of dominance in Europe. . .

In order to attain their ends they used every channel in their power through which to educate their own subjects in the doctrine that might was right in international affairs.

As soon as their preparations were complete, they encouraged a subservient ally to declare war on Serbia . . . In order to make doubly sure, they refused every attempt at conciliation and conference until it was too late, and the world war was inevitable for which they had plotted, and for which alone among the nations they were fully equipped and prepared. 

Germany's responsibility, however, is not confined to having planned and started the war. She is no less responsible for the savage and inhuman manner in which it was conducted. . .

The conduct of Germany is almost unexampled in human history. The terrible responsibility which lies at her doors can be seen in the fact that not less than seven million dead lie buried in Europe, while twenty million others carry upon them the evidence of the wounds and sufferings, because Germany saw fit to gratify her lust for tyranny by resort to war.

That is why the Allied and Associated Powers have insisted as a cardinal feature of the treaty that Germany must undertake to make reparations to the very uttermost of her power; for reparations for wrongs inflicted is of the essence of justice.”


Quoted from Udo Walendy: Who Started World War II? Truth for a War-Torn World, Castle Hill Publishers, 2014, pp 25, 26

Thus the standard version asserts that Germany planned World War I, armed itself for the war for which it alone was equipped and prepared, conducted the war in a savage and inhuman manner, and therefore it must pay war reparations.

Is this really so? Researchers who have delved deeply into this have found out the opposite. The war was not planned by Germany, but by a tiny and immensely wealthy clique in Britain with a long term goal of gaining control of the entire world. The most concrete contribution in this alternative version came from an American professor named Carroll Quigley (1910-1977). Who was Carrol Quigley? He earned in B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in history from Harvard, taught first at Princeton, and in 1941, became a professor at Georgetown University at the age of 31. Quigley was very close to the Anglo-American Establishment. He was given access to secret documents of a group that had secretly planned World War I. The access was granted with the object that Quigley, a highly respected professor, may write a sanitized history of the world. Based on these documents and his own researches, Carroll Quigley wrote a book The Anglo-American Establishment in 1949. However, in view of its explosive content, he did not publish the book – it was published in 1981 after his death. Instead he wrote a massive tome Tragedy and Hope which was published in 1966. But even here Quigley revealed much more than those who had entrusted him with the task wanted him to.  The book was essentially purged – after 800 copies had been sold and the demand for it increased, the publisher kept on delaying Quigley’s requests for reprinting the book. When, after six years, Quigley approached the publisher through a lawyer, the publisher revealed that the plates of the book had been destroyed! Very powerful forces had to secretly exercise their power to prevent the republication of an important book that would have sold well. This is another illustration of the suppression of true history.

Quigley revealed that a secret society was formed in 1891 with the object of setting up a global empire with the Anglo-Saxon race as the ruling race and the British way of life as the model way of life for the entire world. E.C. Knuth quotes the American editor and writer William Allen White, who sums up this philosophy in the following words (p 5): “It is the destiny of the Anglo-Saxon race to dominate the world and kill off or else reduce to a servile status all other inferior races.” The secret society was given the name Society of the Elect (The Anglo-American Establishment, p 3). In its initial form it had five members: Cecil Rhodes, the most important man in South Africa, a protégé of Nathan Rothschild, who had made him immensely rich through the diamond business, was the real initiator of the group and had worked on it for almost 17 years prior to setting it up. The Society of the Elect comprised the following 3 members: Cecil Rhodes, William Stead, a well-known journalist, Reginald Balliol Brett, later Lord Esher who was a close confidante of Queen Victoria, and later, the confidential and persistent adviser of King Edward VII. To these 3 members were added Alfred Milner, later Lord Milner. Cecil Rhodes was the leader of the group and the remaining three members were the “Junta of Three”. Baron Nathan Rothschild was on board regarding the Society of the Elect. An outer circle known as the Association of Helpers was also set up by the Society of the Elect, but the “Helpers”, though a secret group, did not know of the Society of the Elect.

The secret group, or groups thus constituted have continued to date and have carried out their agenda and have collectively been known by various names. When Rhodes died in 1902 Alfred Milner replaced him until his death in 1925. The collective name of the group has varied – it has been called by various names The Group, Milner’s Kindergarten, The Roundtable Group, the All Souls Group, the Secret Elite, Chatham House crowd, the Rhodes crowd, The Times crowd, the Insiders, Power Elite, Elite, etc. (most of the aforementioned names are found on p 4 of The Anglo-American Establishment). This secret group also aimed at bringing the United States back into the British fold.  Quigley has remarked (The Anglo-American Establishment pp 4,5):

The organization has been able to conceal its existence quite successfully, and many of its influential members, satisfied to possess the reality rather than the appearance of power, are unknown even to close students of British history.”

Two British authors Gerry Docherty and Jim Macgregor have built upon the work of Carroll Quigley. In the year 2013 they published a comprehensive book in which they went beyond Quigley, while proving the existence of the Secret Society mentioned by him, and exposing its machinations in bringing about World War I beyond reasonable doubt. They point out (p 30) that “Two essential components of their shared approach were secrecy and an understanding that the reality of power was much more important than the appearance of power.” The book is titled: Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War. The opening paragraph of this book states (p 11):

“The history of the First World War is a deliberately concocted lie. Not the sacrifice, the heroism, the horrendous waste of life or the misery that followed. No, these were real, but the truth of how it all began and how it was unnecessarily and deliberately prolonged beyond 1915 has been successfully covered up for a century. A carefully falsified history was created to conceal the fact that Britain, not Germany, was responsible for the war. Had the truth become widely known after 1918, the consequences for the British Establishment would have been cataclysmic.”

At the end of the war Britain, France and the United States laid the blame squarely on Germany and took steps to remove, conceal or falsify documents and reports to justify such a verdict. “

Jim Macgregor wrote to this author that his literary agent, who had been in the profession for forty years, had sent the book to about one hundred magazines and newspapers but there was not one media outlet that reviewed the book! This is how the mainstream media (MSM) works. The book was given the silent treatment because writing against the book would have invited effective rebuttals and writing favorably would have meant promoting a version of history that goes against the so-called standard narrative sponsored and promoted by the Anglo-American Establishment. Docherty and Macgregor have used the term the Secret Elite for the secret group or groups set up by Cecil Rhodes and expanded later by Alfred Milner. These groups have a continuity and continued to operate after Milner’s death in 1925.

The Secret Elite perceived rapid German technological development and expanding trade as a threat to the British Empire and soon after its creation embarked on a secret program of going to war against Germany and utterly destroying it. Please note that Germany was at one time a market for British products. But once Germany had been unified it advanced very rapidly from 1870 onwards. Coal extraction in Germany doubled in three and half decades between 1871-1906, production of pig iron rose 5 times and steel production rose 24 times (from ½ million to 12 million tons) in this period. William Engdahl states (A Century of War, p 11):

By the 1890s, British industry had been surpassed in both rate and quality of technological development by an astonishing emergence of industrial and agricultural development within Germany. With the United States concentrated largely on its internal expansion after its Civil War, the industrial emergence of Germany was seen increasingly as the largest ‘threat’ to Britain’s global hegemony during the last decade of the century.”

Germany built a great fleet of merchant ships and also invested in the oil industry in Romania and Galicia. Engdahl writes (Ibid, p16):

German export goods in 1870 were subject to both the rates and ships of other nations, above all Britain. By 1914, this had changed dramatically. Already by 1901, 9,000,000 tons on 52,000 different ships left German ports sailing under the German flag.  By 1909, these figures had increased to 65,000 vessels totaling 13,000,000 tons under the German flag.”

German industrial progress resulted from its investment in education and its better technology that resulted from such investment. As Engdahl points out (Ibid, p 12)

Germany established a national system of technological schools (Technische Hochschulen) and colleges, modeled on the French Ecole Polytechnique, for the education of scientific and engineering personnel for industry, and a system of Handelschochschulen, organized with support from the various chambers of commerce and industry, for education of business personnel. Moreover, German universities placed emphasis on natural sciences in the university curriculum. German engineering and science began to blossom. This was paralleled by a nationwide system of Fachschulen for training of skilled tradesmen. The net result of it all was a dramatic increase in the technological competence of the German working populace after the 1870s.”

Germany had to be tackled and for this the Secret Elite decided to forget its old rivalries. The Secret Elite assessed that it was Germany that had the potential of becoming a true world power rapidly and therefore it must be destroyed once and for all. Instead of focusing on its own system of school, university and technical education and reforming Britain, the Secret Elite chose war and destruction. That choice resulted in two world wars and over one hundred years of perpetual war led by the Anglo-American Establishment.

The Secret Elite had its eyes on the global arena and it worked, first and foremost, on building secret and hidden alliances with traditional enemies like France and Russia. At the same time, it made sure that when the war broke out the U.S. would be on the side of Britain. The Belgians were also secretly aligned with the British and Belgian neutrality was a myth that was exploited to the full by the Secret Elite. At the same time false propaganda against German war intentions was initiated and under the cover of such propaganda Britain carried out its war preparations. Britain’s defense expenditure far outweighed German defense expenditure but the intensity of propaganda was such that the British public genuinely began to believe that Germany intended to attack Britain. Enroute WWI the discovery of gold in the South African region of Transvaal in 1885 got the attention of the Secret Elite, which decided to get hold of it by planning and waging a most brutal war, the Boer War which was fought from 1899-1902.

A study of how the Secret Elite worked to secure its goals is breathtaking. They left nothing to chance and made an art of recruiting highly talented people into their secret ranks, mostly from a a few colleges in Oxford (All Souls, Balliol and New College) and from Trinity College in Cambridge. The Secret Elite discovered in the Boer War that 400,000 strong British Army could not defeat a mere 30,000 or so Boer farmers for more than 31 months. “Victory” was assured by highly inhuman tactics – the British burnt Boer farms and eventually rounded up women and children into camps where disease and hunger killed 32,000 women and children. Their rations had been halved and they were not allowed to have meat. These tactics were so inhuman that William Stead, a founder-member of the Society of the Elect, revolted and as a result was dropped from the Secret Elite. He wrote (Docherty and Macgregor p 48):

Every one of these children who died as a result of halving of their rations, thereby exerting pressure onto their family still on the battle-field, was purposefully murdered. The system of half rations stands exposed, stark and unashamedly as cold-blooded deed of state policy employed with the purpose of ensuring the surrender of men who we were not able to defeat on the field.”

This inhumanity was a precursor of the inhumanity of Gulags in Russia later on – the Bolshevik “Revolution” was an instigated coup with the money power of Rothschild aided bankers like Jacob Schiff and others behind it. “It was in this war that the institution of ‘concentration camps’ was brought to the world . . .”  wrote Mullins (The World Order p 41). Alfred Milner, who was appointed High Commissioner in South Africa in 1897 through the machinations of the Society of the Elect, was the brain behind these utterly inhuman and most brutal tactics. Unlike General Kitchener, who wanted accommodation, Milner wanted complete and absolute Boer surrender, and all the gold of Transvaal. The gold came into the hands of the Rothschilds and the Secret Elite. Milner (and also Kitchener) should have been tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity. There was an outcry against the excesses and crimes of the British Army in South Africa but Milner was protected, being a member of the Secret Elite.

It is important to stress the relationship of Milner with the Rothschilds. Milner’s links with the Rothschilds have been described in Terence Henry O’Brein’s Milner: Viscount Milner of St. James's and Cape Town, 1854-1925. Eustace Mullins (The World Order p 44) mentions that on p 97 of his book O’Brein states: “Milner went to Paris on some business with Alphonse de Rothschild. Business calls in the City included a formal visit to the Rothschilds, weekend with Lord Rothschild at Tring, and visit with Edward Cecil, Lord Salisbury at Hatfield while spending a weekend with Lord Rothschild at Tring Park gave him a sleepless night (no further explanation given).” Please note City refers to the City District of London, an independent area inside London, which is the heart of the banking world, and Tring or Tring Park is one of the Rothschild properties in Hertfordshire. Mullins mentions that on p 364 O’Brein points out that Milner “lost no time in recreating his links with City. He first went to Rio Tinto which reelected him to its Board. . .” Please note that Rio Tinto is a key company of the Rothschild empire. Even today it is described by Wikipedia in the following words: “Rio Tinto Group is an Anglo-Australian multinational and the world's second-largest metals and mining corporation, behind BHP, producing iron ore, copper, diamonds, gold and uranium.” No wonder Mullins refers to Milner as “Rothschild’s Round Table minion” who “cold-bloodedly precipitated the Boer war for his master’s gain.” He wrote further (The World Order, p 41):

The Boer War was started by Rothschild agent, Lord Alfred Milner, against the wishes of a majority of the British people. His plans were aided by another Rothschild agent, Cecil Rhodes, who later left his entire fortune to the furtherance of the Rothschild program, through the Rhodes Trust, a by no means infrequent denouement among Rothschild agents, and the basis of the entire ‘foundation’ empire today.”

It is also important to pinpoint the role of Lord Esher, a member of the “Junta of Three” in the original Society of the Elect. Here was a man who never occupied any office and yet had an importance that, despite his attempts to keep his activities secret, did get noticed in informed circles even before Carroll Quigley mentioned his name as a member of the Society of the Elect. In his book The Empire of the City, first published in 1944 (it was self-published), E.C. Knuth, who seems to a highly informed American, wrote (p 40):

Among the shadowy figures that silently flitted about the stage of European power politics during the period of incubation (1895-1914) of the Great War, figures that were all imbued with that ‘intense passion for anonymity’ generally associated with the great British-French banking dynasty, was Viscount Reginald Esher. Viscount Esher was born in 1852, the son of a noted jurist and interpreter of English law and died in 1930. Despite the fact, that he was for forty years one of the most powerful statesmen in all the world, his actual position was very obscure, and his name was utterly unknown and remained unknown to the American public. In a hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate on January 28, 1940, it was developed that his whole position was derived from the fact that he was the most secret confidant and counsel of the monarchy; and it is quite apparent that by the term ‘monarchy’ there is here meant the ‘King-in-Council’ or Crown; or in other words the City and International Finance.”

Without apparently knowing anything about the Society of the Elect or the Secret Elite, E.C. Knuth seems to have had it right, even mentioning the year 1895, very close to the year when the Secret Elite began its operations, and its close ties to Nathaniel Rothschild.  Knuth quotes Harold J. Laski on Esher. Laski states that Esher was “for a generation the unnamed member of Cabinet after Cabinet indispensable to them all and not responsible to any.” One may note that of the original Junta of Three, William Stead was dropped because of his open criticism of the Boer War, leaving behind the pair Alfred Milner and Reginald Esher, working in close collaboration with Nathaniel Rothschild, Cecil Rhodes had died by 1902 leaving an amount of £150 million (E.C. Knuth p 62) to the Society of the Elect to be used for the purposes for which the Society was established. Thus, by 1902, only three out of the original five members of the Society of the Elect were alive. Just the three of them were able to precipitate WWI by enlisting important individuals into their secret ranks, by persistent effort and planning and by keeping their true identities hidden! They did, it appears, induct members from the “Helpers” into the Society of the Elect occasionally.

In view of the enormous difficulty the British Army had encountered in subduing the Boers despite its overwhelming numerical superiority (13:1) during the Boer war, the Secret Elite knew that Britain alone could not defeat Germany. Docherty and Macgregor write that in addition to forging alliances with Russia and France, the Secret Elite decided four things (pp 62, 63):

“Irrespective of any change of government at general elections, the Secret Elite had to pursue a consistent foreign policy focused on preparing for a war that would see Germany crushed and the problem removed. To this end, both major political parties in Britain had to be under their control, whatever differences they might profess in domestic affairs.

Secondly the army, so thoroughly embarrassed by the heavily outnumbered Boers, had to be reorganized into an effective and powerful fighting force.

The third requirement was more straightforward. The navy had to retain its supremacy in the high seas. That was a given fact of life anyway, but retaining supremacy meant modernization and further investment.

Finally, minds had to be changed. Men did not march to war on a whim. A massive and consistent propaganda drive was needed to create a German ‘menace’ and whip the British people into a froth of hatred towards Germany and Kaiser Wilhelm.”


Please note that the Secret Elite wanted to destroy German power permanently and it did.

Russia

In order to tackle Russia, which had ambitions in the Far-East as well as in the South, where India was, by far, the most important British colony, the Secret Elite very quietly worked on strengthening Japan and using it against Russia. Britain and Russia had conflicting claims and interests regarding Persia, Afghanistan and China.  Britain was afraid that Russia might eventually capture India and Britain did not have the manpower to stave off the Russians. One may further recall that both the Russians as well as the British wanted Constantinople i.e. Istanbul and wished to get hold of the immensely strategic Black Sea straits. In 1890 British Navy could protect British security interests against any rival except for Russia which had great depth of territory which could not be attacked by the Navy. The rivalry had become very intense in the period 1890-1904 and only the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese war changed things.

The Rothschild family played a crucial role in this game of taming Russia through Japan. Japanese Navy was primarily built by loans from the Rothschilds of London. Japanese naval warships were built in Britain from mid 1890s onwards – a core of six battleships and six armored cruisers were delivered at intervals, the last battleship being delivered in 1902. It had been built at Vickers, a company jointly owned by Nathaniel Rothschild and Sir Ernest Cassel. An amount of £5 billion in today’s value was raised in London and New York for the Japanese. Lord Esher, who from day one was a member of the Society of the Elect, arranged secret meetings between the Japanese envoy Takahashi Korekiyo and the Rothschilds as well as other bankers at the Rothschild premises in London. The meetings had to be kept highly secret because the Rothschilds had immense investments in Russia, including the investments in the Baku oilfields!

The Paris Rothschilds had raised 400 million francs for a loan to help build the Russian trans-Siberian railway (6365 miles of single track). The railway was to be completed by 1905 and the Secret Elite, by virtue of the fact that it included Nathaniel Rothschild among its members, knew of this time frame. Therefore, the modernized Japanese Navy was fully equipped before the completion of this railway line. Had the railway line been completed before the Russo-Japanese war, Russia could have transported its troops to the Eastern end of Siberia. One arm of the Rothschild family provided loans secretly to the Japanese and the other arm to the Russians!

In the year 1900-1901 the Boxer Rebellion against Western powers and Japanese occupation of China broke out. As a result, Russian forces crossed into Manchuria in June 1900, and occupied Southern Manchuria which bordered Southern Russia. This put Japan in a fix. But to give strength to the Japanese, Lord Lansdowne signed a secret treaty with the Japanese ambassador in London on January 30, 1902. The core of the Anglo-Japanese treaty was that if Japan or Britain became involved in China or Korea against a single country then the other would remain neutral – if however, either country got involved in war with more than one countries (say if France joined Russia) then Britain would join in support of Japan and vice versa. This treaty ended 500 years of British isolation and it was made only because Britain intended to use Japan to tame Russia, and, once Russia was tamed, then to woo it against Germany. This was the first time Britain had signed an offensive and defensive treaty with a foreign power and the first time a European power had signed such a treaty with an Asian race! Why? Only to pursue the objective of destroying Germany.

It is well known that hostilities ensued between Russia and Japan over rival ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. The British were, no doubt, egging on the Japanese. The Japanese had their modernized Navy by 1902.  Knuth writes (The Empire of “The City”, pp 35,36):

The Japanese war machine was rapidly built up with British financing and in July of 1903 a demand was made on Russia to abandon her position on the Kawntung Peninsula. Russia had spent $300,000,000.00 in improvements since she had leased Port Arthur from Li Hung-Chang, and the Jap challenge aroused a large measure of scorn in Russia, tempered only by the knowledge that this was a British challenge. There followed several months of inconclusive diplomatic interchange, and then, on the night of February 8, 1904, a Japanese torpedo flotilla sped into the harbor of Port Arthur, and with the Russian warships brightly illuminated and off guard, and with a large part of crews on shore, inflicted terrific damage, sinking two battle ships and a cruiser. . .

The Japs then transported half a million men over on thousand miles of open water and fought the two most massive engagements of modern times within eight months of the of the outbreak of war, the battles of Liaoyang and Mukden; the latter involving 750,000 men and casualties of 130,000 men in less than a week. The Russians outnumbered the Japs, but were utterly crushed in a campaign of marvelous military efficiency under the command of Field Marshal Oyama.”

The battle of Liaoyang was fought from 25 August- 3 Sep 2004 and the battle of Mukden from 20 February – 10 March 1905. Unaware of the true might of the secretly built Japanese navy, the Russians sent their navy to Tushima Strait between Korea and Japan. Days before the two navies clashed Britain introduced an amendment to the Anglo-Japanese treaty. In the amended form if either country was attacked, even by a single foe, the other would come to its aid. This must have given Japan great psychological strength in the now impending naval battle. And on May 26, 1905, the Japanese ambassador presented another draft treaty, which specifically included Britain’s rights to India!

With these developments the Japanese attacked and destroyed two thirds of the Russian naval fleet on May 27 and May 28, 1905. The Russian fleet had covered 18000 nautical miles to meet such a disastrous fate. The Japanese navy destroyed all eight Russian battle ships as well as all three smaller coastal battleships. Only one cruiser and two destroyers survived and took refuge in Vladivostok. Now, the Secret Elite was in a position to woo Russia which had been facing internal turmoil for a few years and now it’s Far-Eastern designs had been smashed on land and sea. The internal turmoil was financed by bankers related to the Rothschilds, the Kuhn Loeb of New York, headed by Jacob Schiff. The Secret Elite had worked for the defeat of Russia and now, facing internal turmoil and economic problems, Russia felt it had no option but to accept the hand that had first ruined it. Docherty and Macgregor write (p141):

The greater part of the victorious Japanese navy was constructed by the British yards from which the Secret Elite made even more profits. Of course, the Japanese people were left to foot the bill. After the Russian fleet had been destroyed at Tsushima, Russia was provided with high-interest- bearing loans of £190,000,000 to rebuild her navy. Much of the construction work went to the factories and shipyards owned by the Secret Elite, and the cycle repeated itself, with the Russian people left to pay the price.”

The Secret Elite, primarily the Rothschilds, profited from Japan and then from Russia. And the Secret Elite was behind the Russo-Japanese war as part of its grand design of taming Russia and capturing it in its net.

But before that could happen the German Kaiser almost succeeded in destroying the Secret Elite designs! On 24 July 1905 the Czar secretly signed an alliance with Germany aboard his personal yacht on the island of Bjorko. The German Kaiser had explained to the Czar that just as Britain had used Japan against Russia, it intended to use France against Germany and Russia. The Czar and the Kaiser were cousins and when the deal was struck no officials from the Russian court were present. No minister knew about what had been agreed to until the Czar confided in his foreign minister Count Lamsdorff, who, most unfortunately, was an informer of King Edward VII. This alliance threatened to destroy the plans of the Secret Elite. But the Russians were in need of money and Russia, traditionally, got its loans from Paris. The Secret Elite used the threat of withholding or denying the much needed loans unless the Czar changed his mind. The paid agents of the secret Elite in the Russian press attacked the Kaiser so much so that the Kaiser wrote to the Czar that the entire Russian press had suddenly turned anti-German and pro-British! He mentioned that the Russian press had been bought by heavy sums of British money and he was right. The Czar backed off from the treaty which would have saved Europe from war. Kaiser Wilhelm understood the import of this undoing of the agreement he had arrived with the Czar and wrote to him in a most anguished tone (p 95 Docherty and Macgregor): “We joined hands and signed before God who heard our vows.” This reversal of the Czar led to the eventual elimination of his entire family as well as the end of the German royal family. Both, the Russian and Prussian monarchies came to an end in just over a decade after this suicidal decision of the Czar. The Czar and his entire family were brutally murdered by the Bolsheviks.

In order to fully entrap Russia, the Secret Elite offered to give Constantinople to Russia! They never intended to fulfil that promise but Russia was entrapped – the carrot dangled before it was irresistible. An Anglo-Russian Convention was signed on August 31, 1907. It made no mention of Constantinople and referred only to Persia, Afghanistan and Tibet. At the same time the Secret Elite recruited a Russian diplomat Alexander Isvolsky. Once he had become their paid agent he was elevated to the rank of Foreign Minister of Russia! He also worked for the Secret Elite in fomenting trouble in the Balkans. Docherty and Macgregor sum up the Secret Elite strategy regarding Russia in the following words (pp 95, 96):

The Secret Elite was prepared to use any nation as cat’s-paw and Russia became the victim of British trickery, manipulated into a different treaty that was designed not to protect her or the peace of Europe but to enable the Secret Elite to destroy Germany . . . It was yet another secret deal hidden from the Parliament and the people . . .”

Finally, one may quote an analysis of Eustace Mullins regarding the Boer and Russo-Japanese wars. He writes (The World Order, p 58):

The new Vickers-Maxim Co. was able to test its products in the Spanish-American War, which was set off by J & W Seligman Co. to obtain the white gold (sugar) of Cuba; the Boer War of 1899-1901 to seize the gold and diamonds of Witwatersand, and the Russo-Japanese war of 1905 to weaken the Czar and make the Communist revolution inevitable. These three wars provided the excuse for tooling up for the mass production of World Wars I & II.”

So everything, every step, every war, was a preparation of the planned World Wars. It is to be noted that Vickers-Maxim Co. resulted when Vickers, Sons & Co. bought out the Barrow Shipbuilding Co. in 1897, acquiring its subsidiary Maxim Nordfelt Guns and Ammunition Company becoming Vickers, Sons & Maxim. The Rothschilds and Sir Ernest Cassel were the major owners of this new company. Whether it was Rio Tinto (diamonds and gold) or the war industry, ship building, or banking loans, or Baku oil, the Rothschilds were everywhere.

France

The Secret Elite knew that Britain alone could not defeat Germany and therefore it also worked to form an alliance with its traditional rival France. For this purpose, the services of King Edward VII were secretly used. As a playboy Prince of Wales he used to visit the brothels of Paris and had learned to speak fluent French as well as German. Queen Victoria disliked his habits and curtailed his stipend/allowance. But the Rothschilds and Ernest Cassel were there to pay for his visits to brothels of Paris. When he became King he already owed a debt of gratitude to the Rothschilds and to Ernest Cassel.

In the year 1904 (8 April) an agreement was signed between Britain and France in which France accepted Britain’s right to Egypt (which was already occupied by the British) and Britain recognized France’s rights to Morocco (which was at the time not under French occupation). This is the famous Entente Cordiale that ended 1000 years of hostility between France and England and also England’s isolation and aloofness from Europe. The agreement was made possible by the earlier visits of King Edward VII. This agreement did not go well with Germany which wanted a neutral Morocco. Docherty and Macgregor write (p 70): “On the surface, the entente brought the two countries closer without any commitment to a formal military alliance. The talk was of peace and prosperity, but secret clauses signed that day were to have very different consequences.” These secret clauses were hidden from the public, the Parliament and from other governments. As Sir Edward Grey, a member of the Secret Elite later wrote: “The real cause of satisfaction was that the exasperating friction with France was to end, and that the menace of war with France had disappeared. The gloomy clouds were gone, the sky was clear and the sun shone warmly.” One may note that as a result of the Entente Cordiale France attacked Morocco in 1907 and eventually set up a French Protectorate of Morocco in 1912. The real Secret Elite intent behind the Entente was war with Germany and the complete destruction of that country.

In order to win over Italy, an understanding was reached with Italy whereby Libya was handed over to Italy. In return Italy secretly promised to remain neutral if France was attacked by Prussia or by Austro-Hungary. France also reciprocated with a commitment of neutrality in case Italy was attacked. These secret commitments rendered the Triple Alliance ineffective.  King Edward had played a crucial role here as well.

It was in 1905 that Germany learned of the secret clauses of the Entente Cordiale. Instead of going to war the German Kaiser visited Morocco and called for an international conference to resolve the issue. This was immediately misrepresented as a German attempt to break the Entente. Passions were aroused to an extent that France discussed war against Germany with Britain. The French Foreign Minister Declasse had the complete backing of King Edward VII and the Secret Elite, but the French parliament completely rejected war. Docherty and Macgregor comment (p 84): “The Secret Elite learned from this that they would have to thoroughly corrupt the French government before conditions were ripe for a move against Germany.”

The Secret Elite members either lied to or deceived the British Parliament to drive the country to eventual war against Germany. The celebrated Danish writer Georg Brandes, who was hated in Germany, wrote an article on the origins of WWI. We quote excerpts from the said article below. These excerpts have been taken from a book by the Austrian philosopher and spiritualist Rudolf Steiner. The book is titled The Karma of Untruthfulness: Secret Societies, the Media, and Preparations for the Great War.  The book is based on lectures Steiner delivered in the year 1916 while the war was still going on! Brandes mentions that on 27 November 1911, a question was asked in the Parliament whether the agreement between France and Britain on Morocco could be interpreted by either government to mean military support by land or sea and under what circumstances? This is how Edward Grey answered this question (quoted on p 16 of Steiner’s book from the article by Brandes):

Let me try to put an end to some of the suspicions with regard to secrecy. . . We have laid before the House the secret Articles of the Agreement with France of 1904. There are no other secret engagements. . . For ourselves we have not made a single secret article of any kind since we came into office.”

As Brandes comments (pp 15 of the book): “The answer amounted to a statement that diplomatic support did not commit to either military or maritime support.” This is not a statement to be believed. Grey used the phrase “secret engagements” which is not the same thing as “secret understanding” or “secret commitments”. Grey occupied office in 1910. The Entente Cordiale was signed in 1904. What did he mean when stated that: “For ourselves we have not made a single secret article since we came to office.” That leaves a lot of things open – did a previous government have some secret clause? Did any of his predecessors? And did they add a secret clause or clauses not for “ourselves” but for France?

On November 22, 1912, Grey sent a secret letter to Paul Cambon, the French ambassador in London. Steiner quotes Brandes (Ibid, p 16):

On 3 August 1914 Sir Edward Grey read out in Parliament, among other things, the following passage from a document that he had sent to the French ambassador in London on 22 November 1912: “You have pointed out that if either Government had grave reason to expect an unprovoked attack by a third Power, it might become essential to know whether it could in that event depend upon the armed assistance of the other. I agree that, if either Government had grave reason to expect an unprovoked attack by a third Power, or something that threatened the general peace, (an exceedingly vague expression) it should immediately discuss with the other whether both Governments should act together to prevent aggression and to preserve peace, and, if so, what measures they would be prepared to take in common.” In the same speech, Grey says: “We are not parties to the Franco-Russian Alliance. We do not even know the terms of that Alliance.”’

Brandes calls this statement “A really extraordinary statement”.  Let us quote further from the article by Brandeis (emphasis added):

On 10 March 1913 Lord Hugh Cecil said in the Debate on the Address: “There is a very general belief that this country is under an obligation, not a treaty obligation, but an obligation arising out of an assurance given by the Ministry in the course of diplomatic negotiations, to send a very large armed force out of this country to operate in Europe...” Here Mr Asquith interrupted the speaker with the words: “I ought to say that this is not true.” On 24 March 1913 the Prime Minister was asked again whether under certain circumstances British troops could be mustered in order to land them on the continent. He replied: “As has been repeatedly stated, this country is not under any obligation not public and known to Parliament which compels it to take part in any war.” Does this reply conform to the truth? When rumours surfaced again in the following year, Sir Edward Grey answered on 28 April 1914: “The position now remains the same as stated by the Prime Minister in answer to a question in this House on 24 March 1913.” To yet another question on 11 June 1914 Sir Edward Grey replied: “There are no unpublished agreements which would restrict or hamper the freedom of the Government or of Parliament to decide whether or not Great Britain should participate in a war.” Without any exaggeration this can be called sophistry.’

It is quite clear that Asquith lied before the Parliament and Grey endorsed him in Parliament. Both were members of the Secret Elite. Brandes adds further (Ibid, p 17):

After all, there existed the letter of 22 November 1912 to Monsieur Cambon which, in the dreadful bureaucratic style of diplomatic language, unequivocally committed England to participation in any military recklessness into which Russia might lure France. Even more extraordinary was the conclusion of the speech by the Foreign Minister: “But if any agreement were to be concluded that made it necessary to withdraw or modify the Prime Minister's statement of last year, it ought, in my opinion, to be, and I suppose that it would be, laid before parliament.” The whole world knows that this did not happen.’

It may be of interest to quote Bertrand Russell. He wrote in his autobiography (cited by N. Kollerstrom: How Britain Initiated Both World Wars, p 6): “I had noticed how carefully Sir Edward Grey lied in order to prevent the public from knowing the methods by which he was committing us to the support of France in event of war.” Grey was part of the Secret Elite and all of them deceived Britain and the world into WWI. They are accountable for the murder and suffering of tens of millions that resulted from the war they had planned and precipitated.

The Myth of Belgian Neutrality

When the war broke out an intense propaganda campaign was launched against Germany for violating the neutrality of little Belgium. But was Belgium really neutral? Or had it agreed upon military arrangements with Britain against Germany well before the war broke out? From 1905 onwards Britain was most secretly engaged in negotiations with Belgians for military arrangements against Germany. The Secret Elite had not left a single stone unturned in its ceaseless attempts to isolate Germany. General Grierson, Director Military Operations wrote to the Belgian Chief of Staff that Britain was prepared to place “4 cavalry brigades, 2 army corps, and a division of mounted infantry” in Belgium with the object of stopping a German advance into Belgian territory. Secrecy was paramount in this context. At a meeting of the Committee of Imperial Defense (CID) on 26 July 1905, it was decided that military planning with France and Belgium would be kept so secret that the minutes of the subcommittee carrying out negotiations would not be printed without the special permission of the prime minister! (Docherty and Macgregor pp 106, 107)

On January 16, 1906, General Grierson wrote to the British Military Attaché’ in Brussels asking him to offer that 105,000 British troops could be sent to Belgium in case war broke out between Germany and France. Docherty and Macgregor write that documents recovered by the Germans after they overran Belgium revealed that regular meetings between the British Military Attaché and the chief of Belgian general staff Major General Ducarne were held to plan and formulate concrete actions in the event of war. They write (p 107): “A fully elaborated plan detailed the landing and transportation of the British forces, that were actually called ‘allied forces’, and in a series of meetings they discussed the allocation of Belgian officers and interpreters to the British Army and crucial details on the care and ‘accommodation of the wounded of the allied armies’.” The authors also mention that in these meeting the importance of secrecy was repeatedly discussed and stressed and it was emphasized that the conversations must be kept secret from the press.

Docherty and Macgregor add (pp 107, 108):

The British government later cemented the relationship by allowing Belgium to annex the area of Africa called the Congo Free State. The quid pro quo was a secret agreement that was in everything but name an alliance. King Leopold II sold Belgian neutrality for African rubber and minerals, and Britain acknowledged   the annexation of Congo in return for military cooperation that continued in absolute secrecy from that point forward. Thus Belgium bargained away her status as a perpetually neutral country by entering into a military compact with Britain.”

When the Balkan war broke out in the October 1912, the Secret Elite expected a war between Austria and Serbia – the Balkan League had been formed not just against the Ottoman rule in the Balkans but also for greater Serbia at the expense of some Austro-Hungarian territory.  Consequently, in November 1812 Britain suggested something that shows the nature of the military ties that had developed between Britain and Belgium. Docherty and Macgregor write (p 237):

According to evidence later published in New York, the Belgians were advised in November 1912 by the British military that as soon as the European war broke out, 160,000 men would be transported to Belgium and northern France, with or without the permission of the Belgian government. Bear this in mind: ‘with or without the permission of the Belgian government’ – the British planned to be in Belgium when the war broke out.”

And the Belgians did not object to the possibility of British troops landing in Belgium without their permission! There was deep understanding between the two sides. Therefore, Belgian neutrality on the eve of WWI was a myth – Belgium had a wide ranging but highly secret military compact with Britain. Please note that whatever was said by Grey and Asquith in the Parliament after October 1912 denying any understanding with anyone regarding military involvement in Europe was utterly untrue. They were clearly lying.

Writing of the 1906 military arrangements between Belgium and Britain, Docherty and Macgregor point out (Ibid, p 324):

This accord included comprehensive arrangements for military cooperation and elaborate plans for the landing of British troops who were scheduled to disembark at Dunkirk and Calais in such numbers that half of the British Army could be transported to Belgium within eight days of mobilization. The British supply base was to be moved from the French coast to Antwerp in Belgium as soon as the North Sea had been cleared of German warships. Lieutenant Colonel Barnardiston, the British military attaché to Brussels, had emphasized to the chief of the Belgian general staff, Major General Ducarme, that these arrangements had to be kept ‘absolutely confidential’ and known only to his minister and the British general staff.”

So was Belgium neutral? Absolutely not. Belgian neutrality was a myth but the secret was well guarded so that the British public and the world could be deceived.

The United States of America

The planning of the Secret Elite to ensure that the United States enter the war on the side of Britain whenever it broke out was very thorough. The most important role in this regard was played by the international banking brethren under Rothschild leadership. Please note that the J.P. Morgan banking family was a front of the Rothschilds and had been built by them. The fascinating story of J.P. Morgan, which was just a renaming of the George Peabody Company of London, established in 1835 by the American celibate George Peabody, a Rothschild front man, is described in detail by Eustace Mullins in his The Secrets of the Federal Reserve (pp 49-54). Talking of the Rothschild influence in the U.S. Docherty and Macgregor state (p 216):

Their associates, agents and front companies permeated American finance and industry. Their influence was literally everywhere. J.P. Morgan, the acknowledged chieftain of the Anglo-American financial establishment, was the main conduit for British capital and a personal friend of Rothschilds. Jacob Schiff of Kuhn Loeb, another close friend of Rothschild family worked hand in glove with Rockefeller in oil, railroad and banking enterprises.”

The first step in the direction of involving the US in the war was to set up a secret society known as the Pilgrim Society. It was set up in London on 16 July 1902, (https://pilgrimsociety.org/history.php) with the aim of bringing back America into the British fold. The ostensible purpose was stated as promoting “goodwill, good friendship and everlasting peace” between Britain and the United States. An inaugural dinner was held at Carlton Hotel, London in which about 40 people were present. Its American branch was launched on 13 January 1903 at the Waldorf Astoria and “comprised the most important financiers, politicians and lawyers on the eastern seaboard.” John D. Rockefeller, Jacob Schiff, Paul Warburg and others were members of the American Pilgrim Society. Docherty and Macgregor point out that the London Pilgrims established a tradition of welcoming every incoming U.S. ambassador whose first official speech in Britain would be his address at the Pilgrim dinner in his honor. They point out that in Britain “at least 18 members of the Secret Elite, including Lords Rothschild, Curzon, Northcliffe and Esher, and Sir Edward Grey and Arthur Balfour attended Pilgrim dinners, though the regularity of their attendance is difficult to establish.”

In 1942, on the 40th year of the founding of the Pilgrim Society, Sir Harry Brittain, one of the founders of the Pilgrim Society, published a book titled Pilgrim Partners (a limited edition – about 100 copies were said to have been printed). On p 113 of this book he wrote:

At length in April 1917, dawned a wondrous day in Anglo-American history. The Pilgrim’s dream of fifteen years had come to pass, for I recollected remarkable prophecy made to me by General Joseph Wheeler when the Pilgrim’s Club was being formed. The General’ words were “I am afraid I shall never see the day, but you may, when our two countries stand united against a common foe.”

Sir Brittain writes further (p 115):

A few days later a solemn service was held at St. Paul’s Cathedral to mark the entry of the United States into the war, and the Pilgrim’s Club were allotted a place of honor under the dome, behind the King and the Queen.”

The preceding quotes from Sir Harry Brittain’s book leave no doubt that the Pilgrim’s Society/Club was set up for the purpose of ensuring that the U.S. join the war on the side of Britain and it was established 12 years before the preplanned war broke out.

In the United States, the international banking families set up Tax Exempt Foundations, transferred their money to the Foundations, but kept control of the Foundations in their hands. This way they avoided paying taxes on their huge wealth. Further, legislation was carried out whereby no investigation of the Tax-Exempt Foundations could be carried out unless directed by the Congress. In this way the Foundations were rendered out of reach of the usual law enforcement authorities. The Tax Exempt Foundations have been the greatest force in subverting peace and in influencing the American mind through their control of the education in the United States. In the year 1953 the Congress was forced to order an investigation into the “un-American” activities the tax-exempt Foundations. A Committee known as the House Special Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations was constituted. The Committee defined “un-American” as being “a determination to effect changes in the country by unconstitutional means”. This committee is informally known as the Reece Committee because Congressman B. Carroll Reece was the Chairman of the aforementioned committee. Norman Dodd was the staff director for research for the Reece Committee, In the year 1982, when Dodd was quite old and not in good health, author G. Edward Griffin recorded an interview of Mr. Dodd, in which he made astonishing revelations.  He told Griffin that the Reece Committee looked into the minutes of the meeting of the Carnegie Foundation. In the interview he stated (G. Edward Griffin interviews Norman Dodd on subversive activities of Wall Street foundations,                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyBrd74EJ-g):

We are now in the year 1908, which was the year that the Carnegie Foundation began operations. In that year the trustees, meeting for the first time, raised a specific question, which they discussed throughout the balance of the year in a very learned fashion. The question is: “Is there any means known more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people? And they conclude that no more effective means than war to that end is known to humanity.

So then, in 1909, they raised the second question and discussed it, namely: “How do we involve the United States in a war? Well, I doubt at that time if there was any subject more removed from the thinking of most of the people of this country than its involvement in a war. There were intermittent shows in the Balkans, but I doubt very much if many people knew where the Balkans were. Then, finally, they answered that question as follows: “we must control the State Department.” That very naturally raised the question of how do we do that? And they answer it by saying: “We must take over and control the diplomatic machinery of this country.” And, finally, they resolve to aim at that as an objective.”

Here we again have undeniable evidence that trustees of Foundations related to the banking brethren were involved in planning to take the U.S. into a war. The purpose of such Foundations was described very well by Eustace Mullins who wrote (The World Order, p 244):

None of the charters of the foundations indicate their real purpose. They are replete with such phrases as ‘well being of mankind’, ‘elimination of poverty’, ‘the promotion of world brotherhood”. Compassion, caring, charity, these are the watchwords of the foundations. There is no hint to the unwary of the despotic instincts which drive these ‘caring’ people to promote world wars and world slavery, nor is there any warning to the menials of the foundations that if they falter at any time in their dedication to the goals of the World Order, the penalty is sudden death.”

In order to ensure U.S. entry into the war and to establish the Federal Reserve, the bankers intrigued to make it certain that Wilson got elected in 1912. Wilson had studied at Princeton where his expenses were covered by Cleveland H. Dodge, Director of National City Bank and Moses Taylor Payne, grandson of the founder of the National City Bank. He was thus deeply indebted to the bankers. The Federal Reserve was established in 1913 – it was a private bank owned by Rothschilds and their allied bankers. Through the Federal Reserve the international banking families had usurped the power of printing dollars from the U.S. Treasury and had thus sidestepped the U.S. constitution which empowers the Treasury with issuing money. Further, through the Federal Reserve they now control the money line of the U.S. and no American administration can defy them anymore. They can create inflation and deflation at will. The story of how this was achieved has been described by Eustace Mullins in his seminal book The Secrets of the Federal Reserve.

Edward Mandell House was a banker, a Freemason and the son of a Rothschild agent. He had enormous influence with Wilson who referred to him as his alter-ego. In his profound book The Controversy of Zion, Douglas Reed has stated that (p 242) “After his election Mr. House took over his correspondence, arranged whom he should see or not receive, told Cabinet officers what they were to say or not to say and so on.” Docherty and Macgregor state (p 222): “Not only did the money powers put their man in the White House, they also gave him a minder, Edward Mandell House, ‘a British trained political operative’.  Woodrow Wilson was the president of the United States but this shadowy figure stood by his side, controlling his every move.” Wilson was reelected in 1916 when war had already been going on in Europe. He was reelected on the slogan that he had kept the country out of war and will keep it out of the war. But it was a lie. Eight months before his reelection, Wilson had authorized Col. House to sign a secret agreement to take the U.S. into the war on the side of the Allies. Jim Marrs states (Rule by Secrecy, p 185):

On March 9, 1916, eight months before the presidential election, Wilson authorized a secret arrangement by his right hand man Col. House to enter the war on the Allied side. ‘After the war the text of the agreement leaked out,’ wrote German sympathizer George Viereck. ‘[Britain’s Sir Edward] Gray was the first to tattle. Page discussed it at length. . . but for some incomprehensible reason the significance of the revelation never penetrated the consciousness of the American people.’”

In order to further ensure the U.S. entry into war, the international bankers set up several organizations. Eustace Mullins writes (The World Order, p 64):

The warmongers set up three principal organizations to force the United States into World War I – the Council on National Defense, the Navy League and the League to Enforce Peace. The Council on National Defense was authorized by act of Congress August 1916, although there was no nation on earth known to be contemplating any attack on the United States.”

The membership of the three bodies clearly reveals that the international banking families were behind the constitution of these three bodies. They were studded with men like Bernard Baruch, one of the principal agents of the international bankers, Walter S. Giffiord, President AT&T, Holis Godfrey President Drexel Institute (Drexel Institute was founded by a banker named Anthony J. Drexel, a partner of J.P. Morgan), Daniel Willard, President B&O Railroad, Elihu Root ( lawyer for J.P. Morgan), Jacob Schiff the well-known banker and owner of Kuhn Loeb & Co., Perry Belmont the “official representative of the Rothschilds” in the United States, and so on. One may see that comprehensive planning had been carried out and implemented in order to get the U.S. into the war. Without U.S. entry into WWI, the Allies would not have won and at best the war would have been a stalemate.

Before WWI broke out Col. House had gone to Britain. The purpose of his visit has never been stated but Eustace Mullins points out that on May 29, 1914, Col. House write to Wilson: “Whenever England consents, France and Russia will close in on Germany and Austria.”  So the war had been planned and it has been agreed prior to the outbreak of war that England, Russia and France will join hands in a war against Germany and that the war will break out whenever England consented. And Col. Edward Mandel House, who held no office, was never elected, was a Freemason closely tied to the hidden High Cabal, knew about the impending war and of the hidden alliances and understandings between the countries that were to precipitate the war against Germany.

Once war had broken out in Europe media support was marshalled in favor of U.S. entry into the war against Germany. Jim Marrs has stated (Rule by Secrecy, p186):

In March 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests . . . got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and the sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press . . . They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers.”

The above fact has been entered into Congressional records of 1917. This purchase of the media had the desired effect. Benjamin Freedman, an American Jewish businessman, was part of the delegation at Versailles. He was therefore an insider. However, he eventually revolted against, and exposed the intrigue that brought the U.S. into WWI. In a famous talk in 1961 he pointed out that Zionists had a key role in turning the U.S. against Germany. And this happened once an understanding on Palestine had been reached with the British government. He stated (An American Warns His Countrymen, https://rense.com/general91/amd.htm):

I say that the United States was almost totally pro-German because the newspapers here were controlled by Jews, the bankers were Jews, all the media of mass communications in this country were controlled by Jews; and they, the Jews, were pro-German. They were pro-German because many of them had come from Germany, and also they wanted to see Germany lick the Czar. The Jews didn't like the Czar, and they didn't want Russia to win this war. These German-Jew bankers, like Kuhn Loeb and the other big banking firms in the United States refused to finance France or England to the extent of one dollar. They stood aside and they said: "As long as France and England are tied up with Russia, not one cent!" But they poured money into Germany, they fought beside Germany against Russia, trying to lick the Czarist regime.
 
Now those same Jews, when they saw the possibility of getting Palestine, went to England and they made this deal. At that time, everything changed, like a traffic light that changes from red to green. Where the newspapers had been all pro-German, where they'd been telling the people of the difficulties that Germany was having fighting Great Britain commercially and in other respects, all of a sudden the Germans were no good. They were villains. They were Huns. They were shooting Red Cross nurses. They were cutting off babies' hands. They were no good. Shortly after that, Mr. Wilson declared war on Germany.”

In his book Propaganda for War: The Campaign Against American Neutrality 1914-1917, H.C. Peterson writes (p 4):

The British campaign to induce the United States to come to their assistance affected every phase of American life; it was propaganda in its broadest meaning. News, money, and political pressure each played its part and the battle itself was fought not only in London, New York, and Washington, D. C., but also in American classrooms and pulpits, factories, and offices. It was a campaign to create a pro-British attitude of mind among Americans, to get American sympathies and interests so deeply involved m the European war that it would be impossible for this country to remain neutral.”

The assessment of H.C. Peterson is reinforced by a fascinating document that exists in the U.S. Congressional records. It is known as the British Secret Service Report 1919, also called the “E.M. House Letter”. It was deposited by Congressman Thorkelson of Montana and exists in the Congressional Record, October 11, 1939, p.714 et seq.; (also of September 9, 1940, p.17835; and September 11, 1940, p.18311). Researchers have found that while this document exists in the original unbound Congressional Record copy of Oct 11, 1939, some interested party prevented its publication in the bound volume!  An important para of the said report pertains to universities. We quote it below ( http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/house.htm ):

For those who can afford the universities, we are, as I have already mentioned, plentifully supplying British-born or trained professors, lecturers, and presidents. A Canadian-born admiral now heads the United States Naval College. We are arranging for a greater interchange of professors between the two countries. The student interchange could be much improved. The Rhodes scholarships are inadequate in number. I would suggest that the Carnegie trustees be approached to extend to American students the benefits of the scheme by which Scottish students are subsidised at Scottish universities. If necessary, a grant from the treasury should be obtained for this excellent work, which however, should remain for the present -- at least outwardly -- private enterprise...”

The above report also reveals how almost all sections of the society were touched by those who wished to bring the U.S. back into the British fold. It states:

Through the Red Cross, the Scout movement, the YMC, the church, and other humane, religious, and quasi-religious organizations, we have created an atmosphere of international effort which strengthens the idea of unity of the English-speaking world. In the co-ordination of this work, Mr. Raymond Fosdick, formerly of the Rockefeller Foundation, has been especially conspicuous. I would also like to mention President Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia University, who has eloquently advocated this form of internationalism . . .”

E.C. Knuth has mentioned that Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947) was the head of the American branch of the Pilgrim Society/Club. It is astonishing that Butler was the President of Columbia University for 43 years (1902-1945)! He himself left the office because he became blind. He was also President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and on account of services rendered was awarded the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize! He had worked to bring America into WWI and towards bringing the U.S. back into the British fold.

The U.S. entered the war on April 6, 1917. It is significant that the government of the Czar was overthrown a month earlier, on March 8, 1917 (the first Russian Revolution as it is called). The Balfour declaration was formally issued on November 2, 1917 (it was addressed to Baron Walter Rothschild – Nathaniel Rothschild had died in 1915) and the Bolshevik Revolution took place on November 26, 1917. All these events were interconnected. It has been pointed out by Vladimir Halperin that Alfred Milner was a coauthor of the Balfour Declaration. Milner was, at the time, the leader of the Secret Elite and Lord Balfour was a member of the group led by him. In a speech in the House of Commons on July 4, 1922 Churchill stated (Laurent Guyenot: From Yahweh to Zion, p 226):

Pledges and Promises were made during the War, and they were made not only on merits . . .They were made because it was considered they would be of value to us in our struggle to win the War. It was considered that the support the Jews would give us all over the world, and particularly in the United States, and also in Russia, would be a palpable advantage.”

The statement of Churchill in the House of Commons merely confirms what Benjamin Freedman has stated. It is also important to quote Douglas Reed (The Controversy of Zion, pp 284, 285):

President Wilson was committed long before the crucial moment (by his public declaration of May 1916) and as soon as America was in the war (April 1917) announced that it was involved in an undertaking to set up a ‘new international order’; this was made at the moment of the first revolution in Russia and of the preparation of the Balfour Declaration.”

Wilson’s declaration of May 1916 was his announcement to support the plan prepared by the League to Enforce Peace. Reed remarks that Wilson had no idea of what the plan was because in the private papers of Edward Mandell House there exists a remark in this context: “it does not appear that Woodrow Wilson seriously studied the programme of the League to Enforce Peace.”  Thus it is clear that the idea of the “new international order” was not Wilson’s idea but of the mysterious Edward Mandell House and those he worked for i.e. the High Cabal. In fact, the “E.M. House Letter” contains an important section on the League of Nations idea. It states:

[W]e must quickly act to transfer its [i.e. America’s] dangerous sovereignty from this colony to the custody of the Crown. We must, in short, now bring America with in the Empire. God helping us, we can do no other. The first visible step in this direction has been taken; President Wilson has accepted and sponsored the plan for a League of Nations which we prepared for him. We have wrapped this plan in the peace treaty so that the world must accept from us the League or a continuance of the war. The League is in substance the Empire with America admitted on the same basis as our other colonies.”

This is the essence of the League of Nations – subservience of national sovereignty to a supra-national body. The League could not properly materialize owing to its rejection by the Congress, but then, after WWII, took the shape of the United Nations. The Rothschilds and others who bought shares of the Bank of England between its founding in 1696 and the first quarter of the 18th century are at the top in the hierarchy of the World Order. The word Crown in the above paragraph refers to these families ensconced in the City District of London. It may be borne in mind that the City District of London is not subject to British law or the British government – it has its own laws and its own police.

Preparing the British Mind and the Empire for War

The Secret Elite had realized that men do not go to war unless their minds are prepared for war and hatred is whipped up against an enemy. For this purpose, it was decided to poison the public mind against Germany. The British people did not have any hostility towards the Germans and therefore very early a multi-faceted propaganda campaign against the Germans was launched. Editors or journalists of important newspapers had been inducted into the ranks of the Secret Elite. William Stead, who was a member of the inner core, the Society of the Elect from 1891, was an editor of the Review of Reviews. Other journalists belonging to the Secret Elite were Edmund Garrett of the Westminster Gazette, E.T. Cook at the Daily News and Daily Chronicle and George Buckle, and subsequently Geoffrey Dawson of The Times. Lord Northcliffe became the major owner of The Times in 1908, having bought 51% of the shares. Northcliffe, though not a member, was close to the Secret Elite. The same year Northcliffe bought The Observer as well as The Sunday Times.

Docherty and Macgregor sum up the press situation in the following words (p 147):

What made Northcliffe and his associated papers so valuable was that the long-term plan to alienate public opinion against Germany could operate at two levels. The Times manipulated the ‘elite’ opinion in Britain, moulding public policy and poisoning the climate, while the Daily Mail and its sister newspapers created sensational stories against Germany that excited the gullible of all classes.”

Novels and stories talked of a fictional invasion of the British Isles by the Germans. A huge fictional literature came into circulation in Britain stirring fears of a German attack on Britain. Such novels were serialized in newspapers reaching a large mass of people and gradually creating in their mind a suspicion and fear of Germans. According to Docherty and Macgregor: “The literary war began in earnest in 1903 with the publication of Erskine Childers’ bestselling novel The Riddle of the Sands, which sounded the warning of a forthcoming seaborne German invasion of England.” So as early as 1903 the propaganda war aimed at creating fear of Germans in the British mind had begun. The novel by Childers prompted the Navy to permanently station a fleet in the North Sea! This first novel stirred a debate on Britain’s alleged unpreparedness for an invasion by the Germans. The Riddle of the Sands has become a classic and has remained popular for over a century. In 2003 it was voted as number 37 in the Observer’s list of the best 100 books in the past 300 years!  This testifies to the thorough planning of the Secret Elite.

Lord Northcliffe called for the services of a writer William Le Quex to write fiction against Germany. In 1893 Lord Northcliffe had commissioned William Le Quex who wrote a serial called The Poison Bullet in which Britain was attacked by Russia and France jointly. In 1910 William Le Quex wrote a novel in which Russia and France were replaced by Germany! It had the following complete title:  The Invasion of 1910: With a full account of the Siege of London, by William Le Quex; naval chapters by H.W. Wilson. “It was utter drivel, badly written but meticulously researched”. Herbert W. Wilson was a naval historian and the book had input from Lord Roberts who had been a commander-in-chief of the army which “gave the impression that this was a work based on reality not fiction.” This novel was translated in 27 languages and sold over a million copies. Another author, E. Philips Oppenheim wrote, 116 “barely readable” novels against the Germans. Thus a whole genre of fiction raising the spectre of German invasion was born and took hold of the public mind. Many of these novels were serialized in newspapers. The public pressure that resulted from this literary psychological war led to the creation, in 1909, of the British Secret Service through an Act of the Parliament! The Secret Elite was progressing by leaps and bounds towards the goal of war with Germany and to enhanced surveillance of its own public. The Official Secrets Act provided legal protection for illegal and highly suspect dealings of the Secret Elite. Members of the Secret Elite could lie even to the Parliament with impunity and they did.

Apart from literary war the Secret Elite took measures to rally the support of its subjects in its dominions worldwide for the defense of the Empire. In 1907 Milner arranged an Imperial Conference with the ostensible purpose of altering the status of colonies to dominions. However, the real purpose was to raise men and money from these colonies/dominions for the war which the Secret Elite had planned but of which none outside the Secret Elite knew. During the conference Milner urged the heads of dominions to develop a patriotism for their homeland and for the “wider fatherland”! The two white dominions with huge land mass, Canada and Australia, were given special attention by the Secret Elite. The Australian Prime Minister Alfred Deakin wrote to Milner asking him to assume the leadership of the” Imperial Party”. As a result of the efforts of Milner the armies of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa were completely reorganized after the conference.

After the Imperial Conference of 1907 and a tour of Canada, an Imperial Press Conference was organized by Milner in London in June 1909. At this conference around 60 owners of newspapers from all over the Empire – India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa- were present. The purpose was to gain their support for raising men and money from these territories for the war against Germany when the time of war came. Only the Secret Elite knew that a war was coming because they had planned for it. Without naming Germany Lord Rosebery spoke of an unprecedented “threatening and overpowering preparation for war”. He was implying that Germany was preparing for war but it was quite the opposite. Honorary degrees were bestowed upon some of the leading participants from Australia, Canada, India and South Africa. The delegates were wined and dined, were taken to armament factories, were shown an 18-mile long display of British warships, and so on. They were called upon to convey a message to the people, particularly the youth, of the dominions that a “personal duty for national defense rests on every man and citizen of the Empire.” It was not known to the newsmen but the Secret Elite was using them to prepare their people for sacrifice of their men in a war that was planned by the Secret Elite. These newsmen were being used to prepare their people for a bloodshed that they had no idea was coming.

Milner had assembled, trained and inducted a group of young men, mostly from Oxford, who came to be known a Milner’s kindergarten. This secret group referred to itself as the Round Table group and met secretly to discuss the agenda of war with Germany. Under Milner’s leadership a whole chain of secret Round Table groups was launched across the British dominions. According to Docherty and Macgregor, the funding for these secret groups came from men like Abe Bailey, the South African gold magnate, a Rothschild man, from the Rhodes Trust, from the Astors, and trusts, etc. associated with J.P. Morgan and the Rockefellers.  Eustace Mullins has stated (The World Order, p 42):

Vladimir Halperin in Lord Milner and the Empire, writes, ‘It was through Milner and some of his friends that the Round Table Group came into being. The Round Table, it should be said, is an authority to this day on all Commonwealth interests.’ He states that Milner raised a considerable sum for the work of the Round Table, including £30,000 from Lord Astor, £10,000 from Lord Rothschild, £10,000 from the Duke of Bedford, and £10,000 from Lord Iveagh. Milner launched a magazine called the Empire Review, later called the Round Table quarterly.”

Vladimir Halperin points out in his book (p 14) that Lionel Curtis, a member of Milner’s kindergarten, “started on a series of tours around all the Dominions, leaving everywhere behind him Round Table groups of students whom he had infected with his enthusiasm.”. Halperin also states that (p 14) “The Round Table movement rendered a great service in the years immediately preceding the First World War by making leading citizens all over the Empire face the nature of the problem before it.” What was the problem that the Secret Elite wanted these leading citizens to understand? It was the non-existent problem of Germany that the Secret Elite wanted to wage war against and destroy. On p 39 of his book Halperin refers to Milner as “best civilian soldier of the Empire.” He also points out that (footnote on p 161), “The term ‘Commonwealth’ seems to owe its origins to the Round Table Group, but Smuts was the first to make use it in public.”

In November 1910 a periodical The Round Table: A Quarterly Review of the Politics of the British Empire was launched. Articles were published anonymously in this journal by members of the Round Table groups. The first issue had five anonymously written articles and did not name the officers. There was a statement of policy of the journal but it did not state who wrote it. Contributions could be sent to an unnamed Secretary at 175 Piccadilly, London, W. The first article in the first issue carried the title “Anglo-German Rivalry”.  Anglo-German war was the intent and target of the Secret Elite and the periodical was meant to promote the very same agenda at an “intellectual” level throughout the Empire. No names appeared on the periodical – even the editor remained unnamed. Such secrecy and anonymity is astonishing but in view of the fact that the Secret Elite was aiming for a war hidden from its own public and its own politicians, they could not risk revealing their identities. Members of Round Table groups all over the Empire occupied important positions in their respective countries. They met secretly and held discussions and planned to influence their own countries in favor of the agenda of loyalty and duty to the Empire. All this activity was the result of Secret Elite effort spearheaded by Milner. The dominions/colonies were being prepared for sacrifice of men and money. When the war arrived soldiers from Australia, New Zealand, India, Canada and South Africa together provided 2.773 million soldiers to fight alongside the British Army. India alone provided 1.477 million men. Australia sent 332,000 men to war, New Zealand contributed 112,00 soldiers, while Canada sent 641,000 soldiers. South Africa contributed 211,000 troops (including 75,000 black soldiers). In addition, 250,000 Canadians worked in the armaments factories controlled by the British Munitions Board. The expenses of the soldiers sent by the dominions/colonies were also borne by the dominions/colonies! The Secret Elite had prepared the Empire comprehensively for a needless war.

Deception on Military Expenditures etc.

The Secret Elite had waged a persistent propaganda war decrying German war preparations while concealing its massive military preparations for a war that it had planned.  In the year 1906 the British electorate voted for reduction in armaments and for peace. However, the Secret Elite was able to deceive the new government and the public through propaganda and lies. The Secret Elite ensured that its members would be present in any Cabinet regardless of what party came to power. The members had an agenda on which they all agreed and which transcended their party affiliations. They did not refrain from lying to, and deceiving their own parties in order to achieve the goal of war against Germany!

Britain, the United States, Japan and Russia were strengthening their navies and therefore Germany too had a right to build its navy. However, Britain was not disturbed by the German naval development. It had an overwhelming naval superiority. According to Docherty and Macgregor (p 136):

What set alarm bells ringing within the Secret Elite was not German warship construction but their engineering innovations in merchant shipping that emerged from the dockyards of Hamburg, Bremen and Wilhelmshaven. German superiority in commercial sea lanes could not be tolerated. The rapid growth of the lucrative commercial fleets of the North German Lloyd and Hamburg-America lines was outshining liners built in Britain.”

The Austrian philosopher and spiritualist Rudolf Steiner has quoted the figures on German and British exports for the period Jan to June 1914.  In his 1916 lectures on the war, reproduced in the book The Karma of Untruthfulness, Vol I, he states (p 12):

Now let me write on the blackboard the figures for January to June 1914. For this period Germany's export figure was £1,045,000,000 and that of Britain £1,075,000,000. If another year had passed without the coming of the World War, it is possible that the German export figure might have been larger than the British. This was not to be allowed to happen!”

So, in the above simple figures, you have the crux of why the Secret Elite wanted to destroy Germany. The figures of German exports are all the more impressive keeping in view the fact that Germany hardly had any colonies compared to Britain. It was German inventiveness that was at the heart of its startling economic development. Germany was also a nation that had produced great philosophers, mathematicians, scientists and musicians. And that bothered the Secret Elite.

An alliance of armament manufacturers, shipbuilders and the Secret Elite played upon the falsely generated insecurities resulting from propaganda and deception. Admiral Jacky Fisher had 115 naval vessels scrapped beginning 1905. Of these 34 were only 5 years old! This scam was carried out to build dreadnaughts for the Navy and scrapping 115 vessels cost between £35-40 million of unnecessary waste. In 1907 Admiral Fisher wrote to King Edward VII that the British naval fleet was four times stronger than the German fleet but the fact had to be concealed! “But we don’t want to parade this to the world at large”, he wrote.

In order to dupe the public a certain Herbert Mulliner of the Coventry Ordnance Co was presented before the Cabinet on March 3, 1909. He told the Cabinet that he had, in the course of his work, visited German armament and shipbuilding factories and that it was an “established fact” that vast armament production and shipbuilding had been going on in Germany over the past three years. He was lying and it was known to the Secret Elite which had brought him forth that it was a lie. The thus duped Cabinet raised the naval expenditure to £35,142,700! And still, based on Mulliner’s managed lie, Balfour the Conservative moved a resolution against the Liberal government decrying the budgetary increase as insufficient. Balfour lied to the House of Commons that the gap between the German and British navies would be so reduced that the security of the country would be imperiled. The newspapers controlled by the Secret Elite did their bid in creating the “German scare”. The public demand for more dreadnaughts was embodied in the slogan “We want eight and we can’t wait.” The British Navy was four times the German Navy and still the lie worked because this fact was concealed from the Cabinet and the public. Docherty and Macgregor note (p 138 – emphasis in original): “It was ‘one of the most disgraceful, cooked-up conspiracies’ ever known in Britain. What made it so utterly disgraceful was the fact that Asquith, Grey and Haldane knew he was lying, yet invited Mulliner to Downing Street to convince the Cabinet that huge increases in naval spending were necessary.” The irony is that later on Churchill admitted that there were no German secret dreadnoughts. Mulliner also threatened to go public with regards to his false claims and was bought off and he went quiet. Edward Grey had to admit that Mulliner’s claims were false. But all this came later after the damage had been done. Lord Welby. A former Treasury secretary was forced to correctly describe (without knowing anything about the Secret Elite) what was going on (Docherty and Macgregor p 139):

We are in the hands of an organization of crooks. They are politicians, generals, manufacturers of armaments, and journalists. All of them are anxious for unlimited expenditure, and go on inventing scares to terrify the public and terrify the ministers of the Crown.”

The reality was not at all what was being portrayed to the British public. “Rarely have statistics been so thoroughly abused” wrote Docherty and Macgregor. They write further (p 135):

In the decade prior to war British naval expenditure was £351,916,576 compared to Germany’s £185,205,164. Had politicians such as Grey and Haldane been truly determined to ‘crush militarism’ there was plenty of work for them at home. The Triple Entente spent £657,884,476 on warships in the same decade while Germany and Austro-Hungary spent £235,897,798. The peacetime strength of the German army was 761,000, while France stood at 791,000 and Russia 1,845,000, yet the claim that militarism had run amok in Germany was presented as the given truth.”

The power of propaganda instigated by a few men put nations on the path of war, misery and debt-bondage.

The increase in spending on armament and the navy enabled the armament industry to reap massive and dishonest profits. The public did not know that since 1901 the armament industry had practically become monopolistic. Docherty and Macgregor write (p 140):

Across Europe and the United States, armament makers colluded in an international combine called the Harvey United Steel Co. to minimize competition and maximize profits. The five British armament giants joined forces with Krupp and Dilingen of Germany, Bethlehem Steel Company of the United States, Schneider & Co. of Creusot in France, and Vicker-Terri and Armstrong-Pozzuoli of Italy. Harvey United Steel provided a common meeting ground for the world’s armament firms and accumulated royalties from those nations sufficiently civilized to ‘construct armor-plated slaughter machines’. It was highly successful in maintaining the demand for armaments that were bought by rival governments on the basis that that they could not afford to be less well armed than their neighbors.”

The armament manufacturers profited in a most unscrupulous manner. In Britain Lord Nathaniel Rothschild had his Vickers Maxim Co. and he was a member of the original founding group The Society of the Elect, the inner core of the Secret Elite. Vickers also supplied arms to Italy. Vickers and Armstrong had shares in a torpedo manufacturing company Whitehead and Co. with set up in Hungary. It supplied torpedoes to Austria leading the Labor MP Philip Snowden to angrily remark (Docherty and Macgregor p 142): “They are making torpedoes with British capital in Hungary to destroy British ships.” In fact, these torpedoes were also used by German U-boats against British ships!

The Balkan Intrigue

The German Kaiser was a man difficult to provoke – he did not want war. The impression of the Kaiser Wilhelm as expressed by different politicians and papers is important. The New York Times wrote of him as the “greatest factor of peace” on June 8, 1913. The U.S. president Howard Taft said of him: “[H]e has been, for the last quarter of a century, the single greatest force in the practical maintenance of peace in the world.”  On 8 July 1914, Edward Mandell House, who met him earlier, wrote to him “I left Germany happy in the belief that your Majesty’s great influence would be thrown in behalf of peace and the broadening of the world’s commerce. . .”  On June 23, 1914 the Kaiser, wearing British uniform, inspected the King George V.  The Kaiser was the grandson of Queen Victoria – his mother was the eldest daughter of the Queen. His presence in British uniform also indicates his desire for peace and friendship. Kollerstrom, from whose book the preceding quotes have been taken (pp 8, 9) writes (p 9): “In 1960 a BBC centenary tribute to the Kaiser was permitted to say: ‘Emphasis was placed on his love of England and his deep attachment to Queen Victoria’ his grandmother. Never had the Kaiser gone to war in 25 years on the throne, nor had the German army fought a battle in nearly half a century.”

The Secret Elite was engaged in perpetual intrigue to provoke war and they left no stone unturned in order to achieve the objective. The Secret Elite knew that unless Germany could be shown as the aggressor the British public would not go to war. It was with this target in mind that the Secret Elite kept on disturbing the Balkan region. The Balkan instigation by Britain is usually omitted completely in books on the subject, which focus merely on Russia. Docherty and Macgregor point out that (p 226):

Romania and Serbia were particularly dependent upon international bankers, and, as a consequence, real wealth flowed out of Balkans into London, Paris and Vienna. European financiers sucked all they could from the Serbian national economy before taking serious steps to develop its industry. The banks used local agents, influential politicians. legislators and government ministers as intermediaries between European stock exchange and Serbia. Leon Trotsky, at that juncture a correspondent in the Balkans for the Kiev newspaper Kievskaya Mysil, wrote caustically: ‘One and the same door here leads to a ministry and a bank directorship’.”

One must bear in mind that the most influential bankers in London, Vienna and Paris were the Rothschilds. E.C. Knuth has remarked in his 1944 book Empire of the City (p 41) that Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Autro-Hungary was a “leader of the foes of International Finance”.

In order to break the Austro-Hungarian and the Ottoman empires the czar of Russia posted a most influential diplomat Nicholas Hartwig, who was at one time a hot favorite for appointment as the Russian foreign minister, as ambassador to Serbia in 1909. Serbia was a minor country and Hartwig’s posting had an ulterior motive – to use his abilities and contacts to destabilize the region. Hartwig was well known in London because he had previously worked as ambassador in Teheran and had played a crucial role in arriving at an understanding with Britain and Russia regarding Afghanistan. Nicolas Hartwig was close to the czar and the only reason he was not appointed foreign minister in 1906 was the intervention of King Edward in favor of Isvolsky. Mary Edith Durham wrote the following about Hartwig in her 1920 book Twenty Years of Balkan Tangle (p 223): “He had successfully worked the ruin of Persia. He was now to compass that of Turkey.” She also wrote (p 223): “Russia was now working for a Balkan Alliance, which, though primarily directed against Austria, had for its ultimate goal the acquisition of Constantinople.” No wonder the Secret Elite had dangled the Constantinople carrot before Russia, to dupe her into war against Germany.

The annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina by Austria in 1908 inflamed Serbian passion. Mary Edith Durham was in the region at the time and she mentions how a diplomat from Montenegro was in tears with a (p 193) “red-hot proclamation of Prince Nikola’s in his hands, calling on all Serbs of all countries to unite and denounce the breaking of the Berlin Treaty, and laying great stress on the fact that all his ancestors were buried in the Herzegovina which was now seized by Austria.”  The diplomat told her “that war was inevitable otherwise all the plans of the Serbs for Great Serbia were ruined.” He told her “Serbs and Montenegrins must act as brothers.” This shows that the reaction to Austrian annexation of Bosnia Herzegovina was intense.

The Serbs wanted to unify all Serbians under a country to be called Yugoslavia and, as a consequence of the Austrian annexation, Serbia became a seething hotbed of overt and covert activity aimed at reclaiming what was lost to Austria, and in this ambition, the Serbs had complete Russian support. Secret societies cropped up or became active. One of these was the “Black Hand”, a secret Serbian military society (founded 1901) that aimed at the destruction of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  Another secret organization named Narodna Odbrana (National Defense) was founded on October 8, 1908, as a reaction to the annexation of Bosnia Herzegovina by Austria. It engaged in propaganda and organized paramilitary forces. A key figure in the Black Hand was Col. Dimitrijevic, known as Apis (the Bull) throughout Serbia. Apis was close to the Russian diplomats in the area and interacted regularly with them. Docherty and Macgregor observe (p 228): “In Colonel Apis and Black Hand, the Secret Elite recognized and cultured the dormant virus that would, in one moment in June 1914, infect the body-politic.”

Hartwig played an important role in forging the Balkan League, an alliance of four nations that could hardly stand each other – Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Montenegro. The Balkan alliance aimed at breaking away from Ottoman rule. The Balkan League was set up in 1912. At the time Alexander Isvolsky was ambassador in France – he had finished his assignment as foreign minister in 1910 and was replaced by Sergei Sazanov as foreign minister. As early as 1892, the Secret Elite appears to have sent J.D. Bourchier to the Balkans. Bourchier apparently went on a holiday to the Balkans in 1892 and just decided to settle in Sofia, Belgrade, and soon became a correspondent for The Times, a newspaper that became an asset of the Secret Elite. According to Docherty and Macgregor Bourchier acted as “an unattached diplomat, mixing with heads of state and royalty.” Such activity does indicate that Bourchier was more than a mere correspondent. And indeed he was not a mere correspondent. Docherty and Macgregor quote an author A.L. Kennedy. They write (p 229):

By almost curious coincidence, there was one other figure, this time based in Bulgaria, who emerged as if from the ether to work with Hartwig in creating the Balkan League. Preliminary negotiations were ‘conducted in profound secrecy’ and the promoters of the alliance ‘employed as intermediary Mr. J.D. Bourchier, the Times correspondent in the Balkan peninsula . . .’ Who?”

Here we have a clue to the hidden hands that were, together with Russia, stoking the Balkan cauldron. Bourchier had revealed something to the Russian ambassador in Bulgaria without realizing that what he had said would be reported to Isvolsky in writing by the ambassador. Had the ambassador not penned down his telegram the true role and activity of Bourchier, and the connection of his activity with London, would have remained hidden. The ambassador sent a telegram to Isvolsky in November 1912 stating that a representative of The Times had told him that “very many people in England were working towards accentuating the complications in Europe [the Balkans]” and that they aimed at precipitating a war that would result in the “destruction of the German Fleet and of German trade.” The correspondent was none other than Bourchier! So he was connected with, and aware of “people in England”, who were complicating the Balkan situation and attempting to bring about war with the intent of destroying German trade and the German Fleet. These “people” were none other than the Secret Elite! Edith Durham, who was presnt in the region at the time,  wrote in her book (p 224, emphasis added): “Perhaps neither the Serbo-Bulgar nor the Bulgar-Greek alliances would have been effected, but for the cooperation of Mr. J.B. Bourchier, whose honesty was beyond doubt, and who was trusted where a Balkan envoy would not have been.” This confirms that a correspondent of The Times was engaged in activity that had nothing to do with reporting – he was, instead, engaged in facilitating the formation of anti-Austrian and anti-Ottoman Balkan alliance.

Docherty and Macgregor point out that the Secret Elite (p 230) “set up a line of command that appeared to lead to St. Petersburg but was in fact based in London. It went from Foreign Office to Isvolsky in Paris, Sazanov in Russia and Hartwig in Belgrade (Serbia). . . The Balkan League was created by three individuals Isvolsky, Hartwig and Bouchier, three individuals linked to the Secret Elite.” Through Hartwig the Secret Elite was linked to Col. Apis of the secret Black Hand that was eventually involved in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

A most important development was a visit by the Russian foreign minister Sazanov to the Balmoral palace of King George V in September 1912. He had been invited by the King! The memoirs of the Secret Elite were always edited by them to conceal things, but somehow, despite comprehensive efforts, all records cannot be edited or removed. Somewhere at some place some document survives that betrays what really took place. In his memoirs Sazanov claimed to have spent six days in this palace in Aberdeenshire locked in discussions with the King, with the British foreign minister Sir Edward Grey along with the Russian ambassador to Britain Count Beckendorff. Bonar Law, the leader of the Conservative Party, which was at the time an opposition party, was also present.

The official memoirs of both Edward Grey (the British foreign minister) as well as Sazanov do not mention any discussion on the Balkans as if the Balkans were not discussed! Is it to be believed? Was it a coincidence that the first Balkan war broke out in October 1912, within a month of the meeting? In his memoirs Grey claims that the topic of discussion was Persia! And the communique issued by the Foreign Office on October 4 was about Persia, Afghanistan, etc. But in a private letter to the British ambassador to Russia, written a month or so later, on October 21, 1912, Grey confided: “The fact is that he [Sazanov] was, at Balmoral, much concerned at the blaze he had kindled in the Balkans by fomenting an alliance of the Balkan states.” This letter they forgot to remove and it is reproduced in a book British Documents on the Origin of the War, which was published in 1927!  So Balkans were discussed at Balmoral and their omission from the memoirs of both foreign ministers is by design and is deliberate. There is little doubt that they discussed the possibility of war with Austro-Hungary and Germany that could emerge from the Balkan developments. On account of the Bolsheviks having come to power the Secret Elite was unable to remove a telegram that Sazanov sent to the czar immediately after his Balmoral visit. It stated (Docherty and Macgregor p 231):

An agreement exists between France and Great Britain, under which in the event of war with Germany, Great Britain has accepted the obligation of bringing assistance to France not only on sea but on land, by landing troops on the continent. The King touched on the same question and expressed himself even more strongly than his Minister . . . He said, ‘We shall sink every single German merchant ship we shall get hold of.”

So war was discussed and so was the Balkan situation. And indeed it were German merchant ships that bothered the Secret Elite. In fact, when at the 1907 Hague Conference, “Germany proposed that international system should abolish the system of destroying private property at sea, Great Britain refused even to discuss the point . . . The right to destroy her commerce was our most powerful weapon against her…” (A Short History of English Liberalism by W. Lyon Blease, 1913, p 365; quoted by E.C. Knuth, p 37)

The Balkan war that erupted against Turkey in October 1912 was carried out by the Balkan League with secret British backing. Turkey soon lost her possessions in the region but the war did not provoke Austrian intervention even though the Balkan League was set up to target both Turkey and Austro-Hungary. The Kaiser had made it very clear that Germany would not go to war for the Balkan countries. An opportunity of precipitating the planned war was lost due to the attitude of the Kaiser.

The first Balkan war started on 8 October 1912 and ended almost 8 months later on 30 May 1913 when the Treaty of London was signed. The Ottomans had been defeated by the Balkan League. However, a second Balkan war erupted in which Bulgaria, unhappy with its share from the first Balkan war, attacked Serbia and Greece! The Ottomans as well as the Romanians took advantage of the conflict and entered the fray and as a result Bulgaria sought ceasefire. In the Treaty of Constantinople Bulgaria had to cede what it had gained from the first Balkan war to Serbia, Greece and Romania and Adrianople to the Ottomans. The enhanced size of Serbia made Austria uncomfortable. The Balkan wars were marred by ethnic cleansing and brutality. The Serbs engaged in torture and murder of Muslims unless they converted to Christianity. These massacres were confirmed by investigations conducted by the Carnegie Commission. The Secret Elite deliberately ignored the massacres carried out by the Black Hand because it needed the organization for another purpose. Germany restrained Austria which was getting fed up with Serbia. So even a second Balkan war could not provoke conflict that would suck in Germany and Russia much to the dismay of the Secret Elite. As Docherty and Macgregor point out (p 241): “The lesson learned was this: Austria was seething at the abuse she suffered from Serbia and was at her wit’s end. Austria would be the Achilles heel”.

The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

In a book published posthumously, in 1933, by Edith Miller Starr (also known as Lady Queensborough) a most intriguing fact has been revealed. On p 603 of her book Occult Theocracy she refers to a French journal of secret societies which predicts the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austro-Hungary. She writes:

On the 15th of September 1912 La Revue Internationale des Societies Secretes contained the following line (p 788): “Possibly also some day we will understand the remark made by a Swiss about the Archduke, the heir to the Austrian throne. ‘He is all right. It is a pity he has been condemned. He will die on the steps of the throne.’”

Only while writing this piece has this author found out that a website has uploaded issues of this fascinating journal, including the September 1912 issue. The magazine was published every month from January 1912-1939 but did not appear during the period July 1914- 1920. The website belongs to The International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals.  The issues of this journal can be accessed at the following address: http://iapsop.com/archive/materials/revue_internationale_des_societes_secretes/. The Swiss mentioned in the journal was privy to information on an assassination almost two years before it took place and indeed the Archduke was killed before he could become King. This journal was published every month and to appear in the September 1912 issue the remarks of the Swiss must have been made earlier than that. The Archduke was indeed assassinated on June 28, 1914.

Apparently numerous attempts at assassinating various personalities of the Austro-Hungarian government had been going on since 1908-1909. These appear to have been triggered by the annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina by Austria in 1908. The Secret Elite in London was well aware of the Serbian mood. The Secret Elite was itself a secret society most of whose members were Freemasons, and had deep contacts with Freemasons all over Europe and Russia. The Rothschilds in particular had a deep and widespread network of agents. All the Rothschilds are Freemasons.
The Secret Elite had control over Isvolsky, Hartwig and Bouchier, the three men involved deeply in the Balkan trouble. Hartwig was connected directly to Col. Apis of the Black Hand while the mysterious Narodna Odbrana (National Defense) secret society had been established in 1911. For what was this secret society established? In addition, the Secret Elite had its loyal and highly active ambassadors in Russia, Germany, France and other important countries who were deeply tied to the Secret Elite. The Secret Elite desired a war in which Austria would attack Serbia and drag Germany and Russia in. From there on the secret alliances between France, Britain, Russia and Belgium would get activated giving the desired war for the destruction of the German people i.e. the destruction of the Prussian and Austro-Hungarian empires. In the process they also aimed at destroying the Russian monarchy as well as the Ottoman Empire.

Col. Apis had penetrated an organization called the Young Bosnians (Mlada Bosna). The Young Bosnians were, in a sense reminiscent of the Young Turks [Sir Gerard Lowther, British Ambassador to Turkey wrote to the British Foreign Office on 29 May 1910 that Emannuele Carasso, a Jewish Mason of Salonica, had “induced Young Turks, officers and civilians, to adopt Freemasonry. . .” Christopher Jon Bjerknes: The Jewish Genocide of Armenian Christians, 2006, p 5]. These young people wanted to reform society and were idealists – their idealism and fervor for change motivated them. It was from the Young Bosnians that assassins were picked by Col. Apis and his collaborators Major Vojislav Tankosich, Milan Ciganovich of the Black Hand, and Rade Malbabich, the latter being an important undercover operative for Serbian military intelligence. The young men picked up were trained by the conspirators and given cyanide capsules to swallow after the assassination. These capsules were meant to prevent any investigators from tracing the links of the assassins to Col. Apis and to Hartwig.

The decision of the Archduke Ferdinand to visit Sarajevo was almost an invitation to the restless Serbian secret societies to assassinate him. The security was lax, his route had been advertised, and the request of the police chief for a cordon of soldiers to line up the streets along the route was denied. Further the fears of the police chief were made fun of by the Governor, whose behavior looks highly suspicious.  The police chief had also pleaded that the route of the Archduke not be advertised – his pleadings fell on deaf ears. Docherty and Machregor correctly assess (p 246):

Yet the archduke need not have been killed. Warnings about the perilous nature of his safety abounded. Despite this, the governor of Bosnia, General Potiorek, was determined that the visit should go ahead. Desperate pleas from the chief of police, who believed the Archduke was in grave danger, were ignored. The very date of the visit, 28 June, was particularly provocative. It was St. Vitus’ Day, historically and emotionally significant to the Serbs, the anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo Poyle (1389), the victory that unified the Serbs against the Turkish invader.”

Seven assassins had lined the route at different locations. Cabrinovich threw a bomb, swallowed his cyanide and jumped 15 feet into a shallow river but was hauled by the police – he was vomiting – his cyanide had not worked! The bomb missed the Archduke and instead injured Bosnian officials in a rear car.  After a brief interruption the entourage proceeded to the town hall, where speeches were delivered. In the meantime, neither the military nor more police was called up. This is most strange. The Archduke insisted on visiting the injured in hospital on his way back. But while going to the hospital the Governor suddenly ordered his driver to proceed to the Governor House and this change of route led the cars straight to Princep who immediately shot and killed the Archduke and his wife and was himself arrested before he could swallow his cyanide. Anyone reading about what happened is bound to grow very suspicious.

Edith Miller Starr wrote (p 602; the name of the assassin Princip is spelled differently by different authors, e.g. Princep or Prinzip):

Gabriel Princip, a student, a youth of 19, was found to have received arms through Major Tankosich, a Freemason and a friend of the Serbian Crown Prince Alexander. His assistant assassin, the bomb thrower Cabrinovitch, stated openly at his trial that in Masonry, killing was permissible, adding further that the heir to the throne of Austria had been condemned to death two years previously, but that hitherto, no one had been found to execute the sentence.”

Jims Marrs writes in his famous book Rule by Secrecy (p 183): “According to a 1952 Masonic publication, Ferdinand’s assassin, the Bosnian Serb Gavrillo Princep, and others were Freemasons.” Princep was a Jew (A.N. Field: All These Things, p 88; Field spells the name as Prinzip).

.With the arrest of those directly involved in the assassination action it was quite clear that the source of the intrigue could be traced easily. Col. Apis and through him Hartwig would mean that the Russian role would stand exposed, leading to Isvolsky, Sazanov and the Secret Elite. Something strange then happened. On July 10 Hartwig suddenly collapsed and died! Was it a coincidence? The Serbian press raised a hue and cry that the Austrians had poisoned Hartwig! The Austrians were in possession of the decoded telegrams of Hartwig and knew that he was at the heart of the assassination intrigue. Docherty and Macgregor write (p 249):

Above all the Secret Elite had to ensure that no links could be traced back to Russia. Evidence of her complicity in the archduke’s death would have altered the balance of the entente cause. All links to Sazanov in particular had to be airbrushed. That in turn meant that the web of intrigue between Russia and Serbia had to be cleansed.”

The Times, the mouthpiece of the Secret Elite, decried any suggestions of poisoning of Hartwig. On 16 July, 1914, it wrote: “Ravings of this kind move the contempt as well as disgust of cultivated people, wherever their political sympathies may lie.” The Elite wanted to suppress any suggestion of intrigue in Hartwig’s death. Hartwig’s correspondence with the Russian foreign minister Sazanov disappeared in 1917 and Col. Apis was shot in 1917 on false charges unrelated to the assassination. Docherty and Macgregor sum up (p 251):

The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand was orchestrated through a chain of culpability that stretched from Sarajevo to Belgrade, Belgrade to St. Petersburg and then on to Paris and London.”

In the assessment of Docherty and Macgregor Hartwig was (p 251) “almost certainly murdered.” Of course those who had grave secrets to hide were the ones most likely to have him murdered. One wonders if any autopsy of Harwtig’s dead body was carried out, and if not why not?

Deceptions and the Outbreak of War

In his book The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, Eustace Mullins states (p 69):

No historian has a reasonable explanation of how World War I started. Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the throne, was assassinated at Sarajevo by Gavril Princeps, Austria demanded an apology from Serbia, and Serbia sent the note of apology. Despite this Austria declared war, and soon other nations of Europe joined the fray.”

Jim Marrs states (Rule by Secrecy p 183):

Contrary to the high school textbook explanation that the war was caused by the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary by a Serb in 1914, researchers have found that planning for the conflagration began many years before, and once again involved members of secret societies. ‘Since the latter part of the 18th century the Rothschild formula [pitting nations against each other while making loans to both] had controlled the political climate of Europe,’ wrote author Griffin. ‘An arms race had been in progress for many years . . . The assassination of Ferdinand was not the cause but the trigger.’

Docherty and Macgregor have pointed out that (p 252, emphasis added): “While the archduke’s murder has generally been accepted as the spark that lit the fuse, it did not make the subsequent war inevitable.” There was a sustained and intense, but highly secretive, effort by the Secret Elite and its agents in several key countries that finally lit the fuse. The Secret Elite engaged in deceptive provocation through, among other things, the media. The British media, in almost its entirety, conveyed the sentiment that Austria would be justified in seeking retribution. The Austrian authorities must have been deceived into believing that they would have British support in case they sought to punish Serbia. On the other hand, the Serbian media took a line that the assassination of the archduke was Austria’s fault. The Serbian media adopted the stance that the bad and old police system and lack of liberty in Austria led to the assassination! The Serbian press was aggravating matters and provoking Austria. Why? The Russian press was also highly provocative. It suggested that the Serb agitation was due to officials like Franz Ferdinand who created a conflict between the Roman Catholic Croats and the Orthodox Serbs.

In addition to the media pushing the Austrians in the direction of war, the British ambassadors in St. Petersburgh (Sir George Buchanan), Berlin (Sir Edward Goschen, a Jewish banker) and Paris (Sir Francis Bertie) were each “entrusted with the task of manipulating that Balkan crisis into a war . . .”. According to Docherty and Macgregor (p 253):

Highly confidential information and instruction passed to and fro between them and London . . . Even where the major players appeared to be Russian (Sazanov and Isvolsky) or French (Poincare and Maurice Paleologue, the French Ambassador at St. Petersburg in 1914), their actions were sanctioned from London.”

It is important to point out that the Secret Elite had bought Poincare who owed his position as the French President to the money and influence of the Secret Elite. He was their man and he was anti-German to the core.

Isvolsky the key Secret Elite agent in the Russian government, a man appointed foreign minister on the recommendation of King Edward VII, and who, after his tenure as foreign minister, was posted as ambassador to France, seems to have disappeared from the public eye for three weeks after the assassination. No record of his activity and details of his exact whereabouts exists. His diplomatic telegrams during this highly crucial period were, according to his biographer, deliberately destroyed. This destruction, or disappearance or removal of his diplomatic telegrams is highly significant. Why would this be so? The only plausible reason appears to be that they would have blown the lid off the entire intrigue if discovered then, or later, by historians. Those communications had to be about provoking the war. Further Isvolsky had to make sure that the czar did have the resolve to go to war when Austria attacked Serbia. After all the carrot of Constantinople for which the czar pined, may never be had without war!

It is also significant that a month before the assassination, and more than two months before the outbreak of the war, on May 29, 1914 (the Archduke was assassinated on June 28 and war broke out on August 4), the British navy had recalled and gathered most of its warships in British waters. This was a sure sign that Britain was anticipating war. How could it anticipate war if it had not planned for it? The event that was to trigger the war had yet to take place. Referring to May 29, 1914, E.C. Knuth states (The Empire of “The City”, p 41):

The greater part of the British sea-power from all over the world had been gathered in Home waters on that day; although the Archduke Ferdinand, active ruler of Austria-Hungary and leader of the foes of International Finance, was not assassinated till June 28, 1914; and the war was not to start until August 1, 1914.”

While Britain prepared for a war it had planned, the German government did not prepare for war because it did not plan to go to war. The German Kaiser favored a local solution to the assassination problem.

It had become known that Austria would make a list of demands from Serbia. Austria delayed its reaction and that gave time to the Secret Elite to prepare responses from different players that would aggravate the situation. The British and French ambassadors in St. Petersburg ensured that Russia would stand firmly with Serbia by reinforcing a strong Russian response in case of Austrian aggression. The French president Poincare had traveled to Russia after the assassination to discuss and reaffirm and fortify commitments of joint war against Germany.

The Austrians were given the impression by managed media that she had a right to retribution and if it punished Serbia it would be fine with countries like Britain and France, etc. This was a deception. For instance, the Manchester Guardian wrote that the Serbian record was a tissue of cruelty and greed. The Westminster Gazette wrote that “Austria cannot be expected to remain inactive.” This inducement to be active i.e. to take action came from a paper owned by Waldorf Astor who was a key member of the inner core of the Secret Elite! Leopold Berchtold, the Austrian foreign minister was under the impression that Europe supported Austria in its desire to punish Serbia! Little did he know what lay behind all this support managed by the Secret Elite to push Austria to attack Serbia! So when Austria made a demand for the involvement of its police alongside the Serbian police in investigating the murder, a question of Serbia’s “sovereign rights” was popped up to drive Serbia to defiance.

On July 5, 1914, a letter from the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph was delivered to Kaiser Wilhelm at Postdam. Docherty and Macgregor write (p 257):

One of the great historical misrepresentations of the twentieth century took root in that Postdam meeting. A great lie was concocted by the Secret Elite that, before going on holiday, the Kaiser convened a crown council meeting on 5 July and revealed the determination to make war on an unsuspecting Europe. . . Such blatant fabrication has since been unmasked as part of the orchestrated propaganda constructed to ‘prove’ that Germany intimidated Austria into attacking Serbia in order to draw Russia into the conflict. In the years immediately after the war, the deliberate lie that the Kaiser was the instigator of war passed into accepted history as ‘truth’. Children learn in school, and students repeat in examinations, that the war was the kaiser’s doing.”

What was the reality? What really happened? Docherty and Macgregor write (p 257):

In fact, the only signal he transmitted back to Vienna was that, whatever Austria decided, Germany would stand by her as an ally and friend. His near-desperate efforts to claw Berchtold back from the precipice at the end of the month demonstrated his sincerity in his attempts to maintain the peace of Europe. If the Kaiser is to be held at fault at all, it might be for not restraining Berchtold earlier. The difference between Sir Edward Grey and the Kaiser was that only one of them was plotting war.”

On the other hand, the real blank cheque for war resulted from Poincare’s visit to St. Petersburg, the Russian capital. Raymond Poincare was the President and was accompanied by Rene Viviani, the PM of France. They were in Petersburgh from July 20-23, 1914. Their prolonged presence in Petersburgh at the time of crisis was most significant. As soon as Poincare and Viviani departed (July 23), the Russians began mobilization of the army. This was a clear step towards war and was the result of the visit of the French leaders. The purpose of their visit was to provoke war. If they did not want war they could simply have written to Russian authorities that France did not want war – a visit was not needed to stop the war. In fact, the Grand Duchess Anastasia excitedly told the French ambassador, “There’s going to be war.”  She told him that France will get Alsace Lorraine back and that there will be “nothing left of Austria and our armies will meet in Berlin”.

The British ambassador to Russia, Sir George Buchanan, sent a telegram to the Foreign Office on July 24, 1914. It stated (emphasis added): “The French ambassador gave me to understand that France would not only give Russia strong diplomatic support, but would, if necessary, fulfil all the obligations imposed upon her by the alliance.” This clearly meant that if Russia went to war with Germany France would join Russia. Thus the British Foreign Minister, the cunning and lying Sir Edward Grey knew, by virtue of this telegram, that war was almost certain. This deal between France and Russia was the real blank cheque for war which two Secret Elite agents Poincare and Sazanov had agreed to. Sir Eyre Crowe, Britain’s leading expert on Germany in the Foreign Office, gave his assessment which contained the following lines (Docherty and Macgregor, p 267):

Our interests are tied up with those of France and Russia in this struggle, which is not for possession of Serbia, but one between Germany aiming at a political dictatorship in Europe, and the Powers who desire to retain individual freedom.”

Was this really the case? Docherty and Macgregor answer this question in the following words (p 268):

Ask yourself this question: what were the coincident interests between Britain and Russia? Shared ambition that could only come to blows in Persia? No, it was war with Germany. Would Britain ever have seriously contemplated giving Russia possession of the Straits? No. Was Russia a land of individual freedoms? No. The very notion of the czarist empire being associated with freedoms was ludicrous. Not one single Jewish Member of British Parliament was free to travel into Russia. This twisted, illogical bias was nothing more than the bile of the Secret Elite philosophy. Crowe ended his minute with a recommendation that the fleet be mobilized as soon as any of the Great Powers made their first step to war, but Edward Grey had previously checked that point with Winston Churchill. The fleet was ready and waiting for the coming storm.”

Berchtold, the Austrian foreign minister, was mistaken that Poincare might have gone to Russia to stabilize the situation. He waited till July 23rd to hand over the note to Serbia. But by then France and Russia had decided upon war and it was known to them what Austria would demand. Austria demanded that Serbia stop anti-Austrian publications and propaganda, dissolve Narodna Odbrana, end anti-Austrian teachings in Serbian schools, sack all anti-Austrian civil and military personnel, arrest all those involved in the assassination conspiracy, and demanded cooperation between Austrian and Serbian police in the murder investigation. A 48-hour deadline was given for meeting the demands. Had the demands been made within the week of assassination the situation would have been different. Those planning for the destruction of Germany had already determined what to do.  The Austrians were utterly unprepared for the reaction they received from Britain, France and Russia. Their (Docherty and Macgregor p 270) “orchestrated overreaction” and “well-coordinated pretense at outrage was completely at odds with previous sentiments.” These powers insisted that Austria had no evidence of Serbian complicity (when, in fact, the Austrians had correctly named Tankosich and Ciganovich) and that Serbia needed more time to reply. Actually more time was needed, not for Serbia’s reply, but for urgent French and Russian military preparations for the impending and preplanned war.

On July 24th, the date on which Buchanan sent his telegram to the Foreign Office, the Austrian ambassadors in the entente countries presented copies of their list of demands to the respective governments. When the Austrian ambassador presented a copy of the demands to the Russian government he was subjected to “verbal abuse” by the Secret Elite agent Sazanov. He shouted (Ibid, p 270): “I know what you want. You want to go to war with Serbia . . . you are setting fire to Europe.” Sir Edward Grey told the Austrian ambassador that the note was “the most formidable document that has ever been addressed from one state to another.” When the ambassador tried to discuss the merits of the case Edward Grey was dismissive – it was “not our concern”, he said. Really? In France the note was handed over to the minister of justice as the foreign minister was in transit – he was traveling on his way back from Russia. The minister of justice was not on board regarding the Secret Elite intrigue and so his response was unemotional in contrast to the response in the other two capitals. The French ambassador in Britain was sent to Paris immediately to prevent any, from the Secret Elite plan point of view, inappropriate response and to hold the fort till the intriguers Poincare et al returned from St. Petersburg. H.H. Asquith, the British PM called the Austrian demands “Bullying and humiliating.” In private however he had a different opinion. To his beloved Venetia Stanley he wrote that Austria had a good case on most points and Serbia had a very bad one!

The Serbians replied on July 25. The Austrian foreign minister Berchtold called it “the most brilliant example of diplomatic skill that I have known.” However, it was, in his words, “worthless in content”, which it was. The Serbs had accepted only two demands but the acceptance of all other demands was laced with qualifications which meant that in effect the acceptance would be ineffective or the reply to a specific point was evasive. For instance, regarding the arrest of Tankosich and Ciganovich the reply stated that it was not possible to arrest Ciganovich because he had fled. This was a lie. Ciganovich was a personal friend of the Serbian premier Nikola Pasic and had been protected and housed somewhere secure by the Serbian police chief. The reply appeared to be conciliatory and humble without really conceding anything. This did soften the Europeans towards Serbia a little. The reply could not have been drafted by the tactless Serb leadership and it turned out later that a French diplomat Philippe Berthelot of the French Foreign Office had been behind the draft (as he later admitted). The reply was drafted in a way that it was bound to be refused and that was the objective. For instance, the demand for involvement of Austrian police in the investigation was rejected as being an infringement of Serbian sovereignty. So there was no way the Austrians could have accepted the reply even though, to those who did not read it very carefully, it might have appeared that Serbia had accepted the demands.

On July 25, the day Serbia delivered the Reply, the British ambassador to Russia sent a confidential telegram to Sir Edward Grey:

Russia cannot allow Austria to crush Serbia and become the predominant Power in the Balkans, and, secure of support of France, she will face all risks of war.”

Did Austria want to “crush” Serbia? As noted by Docherty and Macgregor (p 276):

No such aim had ever been put forward by Berchtold. The allegation that Austria wanted to crush Serbia was yet another piece of propaganda manufactured to justify entente over-reaction. But worse still was the French connection: the blank cheque. ‘Secure of support of France’, Russia was prepared to ‘face all the risks of war’. Buchanan spelled out the absolute reassurances that Poincare had given to Sazanov. These were in fact more than reassurances; this was incitement to war. Poincare was inviting Sazanov to lead the line, promising both countries would march behind the same banner. It was precisely what the Secret Elite had planned.”

Russia had been trapped by assurances of French support, and the French assistance in the Reply had ensured Austrian rejection, thereby trapping Austria. Docherty and Macgregor write (p 276):

It was not the Austrian Note that made war inevitable, it was the Serbian Reply designed to provoke the reaction for which Russia, France and Britain were prepared.”

The Russians started by mobilizing 1,100,000 men on the 24th of July secretly – this was partial mobilization of Russian army. Paleologue records that when, on the 25th he went to bid farewell to Isvolsky, who was proceeding to Paris, the trains at the St. Petersburg station were “crowded with officers and troops” and there was “great activity at the terminus.” Both ambassadors agreed that “this time it was war.” The czar formally approved the partial mobilization on the 26th, but it was just a formality as the observation of Paleologue at the train station shows. This was one day before the Serbian Reply was delivered. Serbia began mobilization on the 25th at 3:00 p.m., which was a few hours before the Reply to the Austrian Note was delivered. Austria announced mobilization at 21:30 hrs on the 25th. It is therefore clear that war had already been decided between the Russians and the French and Britain was fully on board – in fact, the entire plan for provoking war was the product of the thinking of the Secret Elite.  Even the British Cabinet had been kept in the dark and did not know at this stage that war was going to take place, a war instigated by elements in Britain. The French ambassador to Russia, Paleologue noted in his memoirs that the British ambassador Buchanan had told him (Ibid, p 282):

Russia is determined to go to war. We must therefore saddle Germany with the whole responsibility and initiative of attack, as this will be the only way of winning over English public opinion to war.”

Even though the die appeared to have been cast there was still a very remote possibility that Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany might manage to evade a war. That possibility had to be plugged and war with German participation ensured. For this purpose, the Secret Elite engaged in deep deception that would leave one aghast if one were to encounter it in daily personal or institutional intercourse. They, as we will see, lied and deceived without the slightest hesitation in order to trap Germany into a war aimed at her destruction. How did that happen and what did the Secret Elite do?

Firstly, as early as July 9, Edward Grey deceived the German ambassador Prince Lichnowsky. Grey assured the German ambassador that Britain had no hidden or secret obligations with any country that could be invoked in case of a European war. This was an utter lie. Britain had entered into deep understanding with Russia and with France that in the event of war in Europe Britain will enter the war on the side of France and Russia.  We have already quoted from Col. House’s communication with President Wilson dated 29th May 1914 that whenever England consents France and Russia will close in on Germany. After the meeting of July 9th the German ambassador wrote to his government (Ibid, p 259): “England wished to preserve an absolutely free hand and to act according to her judgements in the event of continental complications.” He also wrote to his government that (Ibid, p 259) “Grey said he would be willing to persuade the Russian government to adopt a more conciliatory attitude towards Austria.” What deception! England wished to aggravate Russia to the point of going to war with Austria for Serbia.

Between July 24 and the last minute before the outbreak of the war, Grey, the Secret Elite and the King of England, all engaged in the game of deceiving Germany. The strategy had one objective: to keep Germany in the dark while its adversaries, particularly Russia, mobilized for war. 25th and 26th of July were Saturday and Sunday but despite the gravity of the situation no one was available at the Foreign Office when the German ambassador Prince Lichnowsky turned up unannounced on Saturday. While Grey eluded the ambassador over the weekend, another move on the chessboard was made by King George. The younger brother of the Kaiser, Prince Henry of Prussia, who happened to be a cousin of the King, received an invitation, on Sunday 26th, to dine with King George in London. The invitation was not a coincidence. Obviously someone had suggested to the King to invite the Prince and convey a message through him. That someone had to be connected to the Secret Elite.  Prince Henry was sailing around the Isle of Wight in his yacth at the time. At dinner King George told Prince Henry that Britain would “try to keep out of this, and shall remain neutral.” This information was duly telegraphed to Berlin but it was another ruse. This was the same King who, in September 2012, had told Sazanov at Balmoral: “We shall sink every single German merchant ship we shall get hold of! He was part of the intrigue to trap Germany into a war against Russia, France and Britain; he was a chip of the old block. It is so undignified and unbecoming of a king to engage in such deception. And that too with a blood relation.

On Saturday 25th July when Lichnowsky turned up at the Foreign Office, he wanted to deliver an urgent message from German Chancellor Bethman, requesting Sir Edward Grey to use his influence on the Russians to prevent them from mobilizing. The ambassador had to wait till Monday 27th! An offer of mediation was immediately rejected by Poincare and Sazanov – they were hand in glove with Grey. Grey then proposed that the ambassadors of Germany, Italy and France meet him in London to find a way out. But while the French were preparing for war, Italy had been bought over Ethiopia and Grey knew that Italy had committed to betraying the Triple Alliance. Docherty and Macgregor write (p 286):

Germany advocated the eminently more sensible proposition that direct negotiations between Vienna and St. Petersburg offered the best chance of peace. Grey agreed, but Sazanov did not. Knowing full well that Austria had just declared the Serbian Reply unacceptable, Sazanov said he considered it satisfactory, and the basis for talks on which Russia ‘willingly held out her hand’ to Austria. This was yet another of ‘peace proposals’ that Grey, Sazanov and Poincare knew could never be acceptable. Forewarned that any peace proposal from Grey would be a ruse, Poincare and Isvolsky knew how they were expected to respond. When Grey suggested a solution and Germany accepted, Poincare and Sazanov would say no. Likewise, if Germany proposed a peace move, Grey would accept and be seen as a man of moderation, but either Poincare or Sazanov would reject it. War was the object, not peace.”

The German government made its view on the crisis public on the 27th expressing strong support for Austria and advocating a localized solution. Russia was a cause of serious concern for the German government which had received 28 reports on Russian military activity close to its borders. The Danish foreign minister clearly stated that Russians were preparing to mobilize their military in regions adjacent to Austria and Germany. When the German ambassador asked Edward Grey about what the Russians were doing, Grey categorically denied that Russians were in the process of calling up reservists. Grey lied. He was gaining time for the Russian mobilization.

The German Kaiser Wilhelm returned from a three-week holiday on Monday, 27th July. If Germany had planned for war the three-week absence of the Kaiser was inexplicable. The Germans were not expecting a European war. The Kaiser felt that the Serbian reply was reasonable and provided a sufficient basis for not going to war.

The German ambassador met Edward Grey again on July 29 when things had heated up and war between Serbia and Austria was about to take place – in fact Austria had declared war on Serbia on the 28th. Grey told the ambassador that Germany should not be misled into “thinking that we shall stand aside.” When the German ambassador asked if it meant that Britain would intervene under certain circumstances Sir Edward Grey replied “I did not wish to say that.” What did that mean? What did he wish to say?  On August 1 the German ambassador Prince Lichnowsky asked Grey if Britain would intervene in case Germany invaded Belgium. “I could not say that” was the meaningless reply he received from Grey. A.N. Field writes in his book All These Things (p 90): “Prince Lichnowsky asked if Sir Edward would formulate any terms at all on which Britain would remain neutral. The only answer given was: ‘We must keep our hands free.’”

It is quite clear that Sir Edward Grey desired war in accordance with the Secret Elite policy. Therefore, he was not willing to give any categorical statement about the conditions under which Britain would remain out of the war in Europe. In fact, he gave no statement – he just wanted Britain’s hands free! Free for what? For war by deception. Lichnowsky sent a telegram to Berlin on the 29th conveying to his government that, in view of the British, war was inevitable. “Lichnowsky begged Sir Edward Grey to do all he could to prevent a Russian mobilization” write Docherty and Macgregor (p 291). Yet the text book narrative omits all this and saddles Germany with the responsibility of the war. Germany did not want war.

Chancellor Bethman of Germany had already sent a telegram to Berchtold in Vienna on the evening of 28th urging him to negotiate. Bethman had also taken the precaution of informing London and St. Petersburgh about this telegram. Berchtold did not respond which was very upsetting for the Germans. When the Germans learned that the French were also coordinating with the Russians, Bethman sent three more telegrams to Berchtold, pressuring him to negotiate and threatening that the offer of unconditional support could be withdrawn. It is quite clear that Germany wished to avoid war. But instead of responding to the telegrams of Bethman, Austria declared war on Serbia on July 28. The Austrian army was not yet ready for war.

While Bethman fired off three telegrams in his urgent attempts to stop the war, there is a story about four telegrams that Grey was said to have written. Docherty and Macgregor write (p 291, emphasis added):

Grey wrote four dispatches on 29 July that were later published as official documents in the British Blue Book. After the war, when some limited access was granted to national and parliamentary archives, it transpired the telegrams had never been sent. It was part of a cosmetic charade to imply that Britain had made every effort to prevent war.”

This is enough to show Grey was never sincere in preventing the war; he was only interested in deception. The Secret Elite did not hesitate to attempt to deceive historians and researchers by putting four telegrams in the archives and records that were never sent. It is shameful.

A.N. Field mentions that on July 31, 1914, M. Paul Cambon, the French ambassador to Britain met Edward Grey. Based on information provided in the British Blue Book, Field states that the French ambassador told (p 89)

Sir Edward Grey, British Secretary for Foreign Affairs, that the French ambassador to Germany had reported that it was the uncertainty as to whether Britain would intervene which was the encouraging element in Berlin, and that if Britain would come out definitely on the side of Russia and France ‘it would decide the German attitude in favor of peace.’ Sir Edward Grey refused to give any such assurance.”

Why did Grey refuse to give any such assurance? Grey was a member of the Secret Elite and the aim was to precipitate war not prevent it. In fact, in a speech on December 2, 1914, the German Chancellor Herr von Bethman-Hollweg stated (Ibid, p 89): “The Cabinet of London could have made this war impossible by declaring without ambiguity at Petrograd that England was not prepared to allow a Continental war in Europe to develop out of a conflict between Austria and Serbia.”

Carol White has stated in his book (The New Dark Ages Conspiracy, p 11) that Lord Louis Mountbatten was quoted by his biographer to the effect that the British fleet was battle ready one week before the war broke out. Mountbatten is quoted as saying: “My father was able to tell the King ‘We have drawn the sword in our hand.’” So Grey was simply indulging in deception by his ambiguous attitude. The British navy was ready for war. Carol White further states (Ibid, p 11):

As it happened, H.G. Wells admitted in his autobiography, Lord Grey started the First World War by allowing the German Government to believe that Britain would not enter the war even if Germany did.”

Kollerstrom has quoted from H.G. Wells’ autobiography (Kollerstrom, op cit, p 23):

I think he [Grey] wanted the war and I think he wanted it to come when it did . . . The charge is, that he did nor definitely warn Germany, that we should certainly come into the war, that he was sufficiently ambiguous to let her take a risk and attack, and that he did this deliberately. I think that charge is sound.”

But Grey was not acting alone or on his own. He was a part of a cabal, the Secret Elite, that was determined to wage war against Germany. Another member of the Secret Elite, Winston Churchill, ordered the mobilization of the naval reserve and sent his ships north to secure bases.  Adam Hochschild writes (To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion 1914-1918, p 85):

On July 29 Churchill secretly ordered the core of the fleet to move north to its protected wartime base. From the English Channel, an 18-mile line of battleships and battle cruisers, running at top speed and with lights out, tore through the night up the North Sea to safe anchorage at Scapa Flow, in the Orkney Islands north of Scotland, where a tight circle of fogbound islands would protect them from enemy ships and submarines.”

This meant that Britain was poised for war. Churchill is said to have acted independently in doing so. How could he? He may have acted independently of the Cabinet, but he did it with the full approval and connivance of the Secret Elite. And Grey must have been fully aware of this while talking to the German ambassador on August 1. Grey was buying time so that Germany’s adversaries could mobilize fully.

While the British Secret Elite continued to drive Europe towards war, Germany, which, according to the Anglo-American Establishment narrative was responsible for war, was doing her utmost to stop the march towards war. On July 30, Kaiser Wilhelm II sent a most anguished telegram to the czar. It read (quoted in Kollerstrom, op cit, p 18):

I now receive authentic news of serious preparations for war on my Eastern frontier . . . In my endeavors to maintain the peace of the world I have gone to the utmost limit possible. The responsibility of the disaster which is now threatening the whole civilized world will not be laid at my door. In this moment it lies in your power to avert it. . . My friendship for you and your empire, transmitted to me by my grandfather on his deathbed has always been sacred to me and I have honestly often backed up Russia when she was in serious trouble especially in her last war. The peace of Europe may still be maintained by you, if Russia will agree to stop the military measures which must threaten Germany and Austro-Hungary.”

When Sazanov saw that war was indeed going to take place he panicked. The British and French ambassadors to Russia, Buchanan and Paleologue were there to steady him. The czar also seems to have had doubts. He sent a telegram to the Kaiser, which crossed the Kaiser’s above mentioned telegram stating (Docherty and Macgregor p 292):

I appeal you to help me . . . I foresee that very soon I shall be unable to resist the pressure exercised upon me and that I shall be forced to take extreme measures which will lead to war . . .

According to Adam Hochschild, who gives the sanitized or “standard” view (op cit, pp 85, 86):

Indecisive and fatalistic, Tsar Nicholas II waffled, issuing contradictory orders, now for full mobilization, now for partial mobilization. Trying to halt the momentum toward war, he exchanged telegrams with the Kaiser—in English, which they both spoke fluently. But his top generals, like the German ones, were eager to let the cannon do the talking. `I will ... smash my telephone,’ said one, so that he could not ‘be found to give any contrary orders for a new postponement of general mobilization.’”

What actually happened has been described by Docherty and Macgregor – “standard” history omits this particular incident of great importance.  The telegram from the Kaiser had an effect on Czar Nicholas II. They write (p 297):

Nicholas made a bold decision to stop the madness. He telegraphed the kaiser that he would send his personal emissary, General Tatishchev, to Berlin with explanations and instructions that would broker a peace. Tatishchev was the czar’s own representative at the emperor’s court and as such was outside the control or influence of the politicians and the military. Czar Nicholas’ message held great promise, but Tatishchev never made it to Berlin. Unbeknown to the czar, Sazanov had him arrested and detained that night just as he was about to enter his compartment on the St. Petersburg-Berlin train. It was an act of treason.  Sazanov secretly defied the czar’s express command and thwarted the highest level of diplomacy between the two heads of state. By hauling Tatishchev off the train, he removed what would have become an awkward complication: one that would have stopped the war. It was high-risk strategy in a high-risk game.”

You will not find this crucial event in any of the mainstream history books on the subject of the origins of WWI. This could not have been done by Sazanov alone – elements of the military had to be involved. After hauling Tatishchev off the train without the czar’s knowledge “Sazanov, urged by the senior military officers, begged the czar to ignore the German pleas.” He argued that the Kaiser’s telegram was a trap, that the Kaiser was trying to split the French-Russian alliance so that Russia alone could be subjected to a full scale attack and so on. On the afternoon of July 30 the czar succumbed to the pressures and resumed the order to fully mobilize and thus opened the floodgates of WWI, and to his own eventual elimination politically and physically, the end of the Romanov royal family as well as the German royal family. The two nations had to pay an immense price for the weakness of the Czar. Docherty and Macgregor write (p 297):

Sazanov instructed General Janushkevich to issue the order and then ‘smash his telephone’ and keep out of sight for the rest of the day in order to frustrate any attempts by the czar to countermand the mobilization. It was a conspiracy within a conspiracy. Every action that that could possibly be taken to continue Russian mobilization and bring peace talks to an end was approved by Sazanov and the military. A new era in world history had been sanctioned.”

If you compare what is written in the para quoted from Hochschild with what we have quoted from Docherty and Macgregor you will know how things can be concealed or revealed by narrative and how the impact is altered depending on what is said and how it is formulated.  After reading Docherty and Macgregor one can see the “telephone breaking” matter in a different light and one understands who ordered the general to smash his telephone and to disappear, and why. Sazanov and his collaborators were warmongers and Sazanov was an agent of those who had planned a conflagration unprecedented in the history of mankind – the criminal Secret Elite.

The Germans kept trying for peace. They were pressurizing the Austrians to stop at Belgrade so that peace could be given a chance. Docherty and Macgregor state (p 296):

Bethman restated that he accepted Austria’s right to seek retribution but refused to be drawn into a world conflagration through Austria-Hungary not respecting his advice. It was, quite literally, a command. Desist. Berchtold was ‘most emphatically’ being told to accept mediation.””

Within hours of the Austro-Hungarians having yielded to the German pressure came the order of general mobilization of the Russian forces. The door to diplomacy had apparently been slammed but still the Kaiser made a last ditch effort. On 31 July he telegrammed the Czar (Ibid, p 298):

It will not be I who am responsible for the calamity which threatens the whole civilized world. Even at this moment it lies in your power to avert it. Nobody threatens the honor and power of Russia, which could well have waited for the result of my mediation.”

In the mean-time the British had taken the final steps for going to war. The fleet was already at war stations and the navy had already been mobilized. The army also started mobilization on July 31 (Ibid, p 298) “before Parliament or the Cabinet had even the opportunity to discuss the possibility of Britain going to war.” France had already decided to go to war. On Saturday 1 August Isvolsky, the Russian ambassador in Paris telegraphed his government (Ibid, p 320):

The French War Minister informed me, in heavy high spirits, that the Government has firmly decided on war, and begged me to endorse the hope of the French General Staff that all efforts will be directed against Germany . . .”

When the French took the “firm” decision to go to war the Germans had still not mobilized. Every other nation, except Germany, had mobilized for war. Austria-Hungary and Serbia had begun a war. Russia, France, Britain and even Belgium had all mobilized secretly leaving Germany as the sole nation among the would be combatants that had not mobilized. The enemies of Germany had employed every deception and engaged in lying till the last moment.  And yet Germany is held responsible for planning WWI.

Kaiser Wilhelm understood the full intrigue and wrote in his diary on July 30/31:

I have no doubt about it: England, Russia and France have agreed among themselves . . . to take the Austro-Serbian conflict for an excuse for waging a war of extermination against us . . . the stupidity and ineptitude of our ally is turned into a snare for us . . . the net has been suddenly thrown over our head, and England sneeringly reaps the most brilliant success of her persistently prosecuted purely anti-German world policy against which we have proved ourselves helpless . . . From the dilemma raised by our fidelity to the venerable old Emperor of Austria, we are brought into a situation which offers England the desired pretext for annihilating us under the hypocritical cloak of justice.”

In the above note Kaiser Wilhelm has, in a few lines, given a comprehensive gist of the Secret Elite strategy.

The Secret Elite deception continued. A message was received from Prince Lichnowsky in London that Britain has guaranteed the neutrality of France. Bethman and von Jagow (the foreign minister) took this news to the Kaiser who, hearing this, called for champagne. The Kaiser immediately sent a telegram to King George: “If Britain guarantees the neutrality of France, I will abandon all action against her.” It was Saturday on July 31st and King George summoned Edward Grey to the palace to help him draft a reply. The reply of King George stated: “I think there must be some misunderstanding of a suggestion that passed in friendly conversation between Prince Lichnowsky and Sir Edward Grey.” How could any conversation on such sensitive matters between an all empowered foreign minister and an ambassador be private? Lichnowsky had been meeting Grey in trying to enlist British support for peace. He had little idea that the Secret Elite wanted war by deception. Grey had indulged in another deception – a delaying tactic. The conduct of the Secret Elite was most dishonorable – they deceived the Germans repeatedly and continued doing so till the last minute; they also deceived their own people. Even King George was involved in deception, as was his father, the late Edward VII!

The deceptions and lies continued. On July 29 Lichnowsky had asked Edward Grey for a definite declaration of British neutrality if Germany were to respect Belgian neutrality. What else could any well intentioned British leader ask for? But Grey was not well intentioned – as part of the Secret Elite he stood for war without revealing it. His reply was that “for the present there was no intention of proceeding to hostilities against Germany.” What a lie! Not only did Grey deceive Lichnowsky, he also deceived the British Cabinet and the Parliament. It was a Cabinet that did not want war and, had Grey revealed this offer to the Cabinet on August 3, there would have been no British involvement in the war. So he simply concealed the offer of Lichnowsky from his Cabinet colleagues as well as from the Parliament!

Kaiser Wilhelm waited for 24 hours for a response from the Czar of Russia to his telegram of 31 July asking that Russia stop its mobilization and when there was no response it was clear that all nations had mobilized against Germany which had yet to mobilize! Therefore, on August 1, 1914, the Germans issued the orders of mobilization at 5:00 pm. Germany was the last nation to mobilize and still it is charged with having planned the war and is held responsible for the war. The British had been clever – the had begun mobilization before Germany but the formal orders of mobilization were issued  on the 3rd of August. At 6:00 pm on July 1, the German ambassador in Russia met Sazanov in St. Petersburgh and asked him thrice if Russia would stop the mobilization. Sazanov replied that the Russian mobilization would continue. The German ambassador then handed over Germany’s declaration of war and burst into tears.

The outstanding American historian Stanley Bradshaw Fay had, as early as 1928, concluded on the basis of the then available historical documents (and one must remember that the existence of the Secret Elite of Britain was not revealed by Carroll Quigley until 1966) the Russian and French responsibility (Origins of the World War, p 555):

Russia’s responsibility lay also in the secret preparatory military measures which she was making at the same time that she was carrying on diplomatic negotiations. These alarmed Germany and Russia. But it was Russia’s general mobilization made when Germany was trying to bring Austria to a settlement, which precipitated the final catastrophe, causing Germany to mobilize and declare war.

The part of France is less clear than that of the other Great Powers, because she has not yet made a full publication of her documents. To be sure, M. Poincare, in the fourth volume of his memoirs, has made a skillful and elaborate plea, to prove ‘La France innocente.’ But he is not convincing. It is quite clear that on his visit to Russia he assured the Tsar’s Government that France would support her as an ally in preventing Austria from humiliating or crushing Serbia. Paleologue renewed these assurances in a way to encourage Russia to take a strong hand. He did not attempt to restrain Russia from military measures which he knew would call forth German counter-measures and cause war.”

This much could be inferred as early as 1928 from a perusal of the incomplete records. The British instigation and manipulation was very cleverly and cunningly concealed. Had not Carroll Quigley revealed the existence of the Secret Elite, the world probably would have never known of their key role in planning and instigating WW1.

The assessment of Docherty and Macgregor on the ultimatum given by Germany to Russia is worth quoting. They write (Ibid, p 321):

Germany’s declaration was an understandable reaction but a tactical mistake. Russia had been mobilizing with the definite intent of attacking Germany, but Sazanov had been instructed that he should not make a declaration of war. The vital message oft repeated by Grey to Poincare was that France and Russia must, as far as possible, conceal their military preparations and intent on war until Germany had swallowed the bait. The British people would never support the aggressor in a European war, and it was imperative that Germany should be made to appear the aggressor. It was akin to bullies goading, threatening and ganging up on single boy in the school playground, but the moment he had the audacity to defend himself, he was to blame.

What else could Germany have done? She was provoked for life or death. It was a stark choice: await certain destruction or strike out and defend herself. Kaiser Wilhelm had exposed his country to grave danger and almost lost the one precious advantage Germany had by delaying countermeasures to the Russian mobilization in the forlorn hope of peace. The German army depended entirely upon lightning success at the very start of the war on two fronts. Germany’s only effective defense was through offence.”

The Secret Elite had an unlimited capacity for deception and dishonesty to achieve its target of war against Germany and her destruction. On four previous occasions Grey and Asquith had lied to the Parliament when they stated that Britain had no secret obligations to any country in Europe! In a personal letter to the British ambassador in France, Grey clearly stated that if he had used any words that implied a secret engagement with European countries (Ibid, p 323) “there would have been a row in the Parliament . . .” Docherty and Macgregor sum up (Ibid, p 323):

Grey ensured that every offer of peace and neutrality from Berlin was rejected or suppressed, while at the same time his Cabinet colleagues were informed that he was outraged by the way in which Germany had ‘put aside all attempts at accommodation while marching steadily to war.’”

Asquith wore out his Cabinet and never called a vote on the option of going to war. Three ministers resigned but Asquith had the opposition conservatives on board to form a coalition government if need be. To quote Docherty and Macgregor (Ibid, p 327):

This was a Cabinet that had no intention of going to war, or of approving a war; a Cabinet that represented a political party that would never vote for war and a population that had no concept of war that was planned for them. If ever a disparate group required careful man-management it was Asquith’s Liberal Cabinet. How he, Grey, Haldane, Churchill and Lloyd George achieved the Secret Elite objective remains a testament to how good men can be worn down by expectation, pressure, false information and inflamed public reaction to turn their back on what they know to be right.”

And in the Parliament on August 3, 1914, Grey again indulged in deception. Docherty and Macgregor state (Ibid, pp 333, 334):

Time and again he [Grey] and his co-conspirators had promised that any British military commitments or naval agreements with France or Russia would require the official approval of the House of Commons. All understood this to mean an informed debate in Parliament followed by a vote. There was no debate. There was no vote. The Secret Elite and their agents did not seek democratic approval for anything they had previously organized or engineered, and they did not seek parliamentary approval for taking Britain to war. By clever turn of phrase and repetitive lie, Grey deceived the House of Commons into believing that it ‘was free to make the most momentous decision in history.’ The warmonger hailed Grey’s position as statesman-like and noble, and talked of duty and loyalty, obligations and integrity. The many voices raised against this same speech were drowned out by Secret Elite agents in Parliament, dismissed by most of the daily newspapers, and have been more or less ignored by historians altogether.”

Grey withheld from the Parliament, and earlier from the Cabinet, a German offer to Belgium that if her troops were allowed safe passage Belgium’s neutrality would be respected. This fact would never have been known had not the German Chancellor Bethman revealed this in the Reichsatg on August 4.  Bethman stated (Ibid, p 323):

We have informed the British Government, that as long as Great Britain remains neutral, our fleet will not attack the northern coast of France, and that we will not violate the territorial integrity and independence of Belgium. These assurances I now repeat before the world . . .”

Grey had deceived his Cabinet, his Parliament and the people of Britain. He did so to be able to make an issue of Belgian neutrality. Belgium was not neutral anyway but people were not aware of the fact that Britain and Belgium were in cahoots.  The fact of the matter was that Belgium had begun its mobilization on July 24 secretly on the pretext of being prepared to meet any invasion of her territory! So “neutral” Belgium ordered mobilization almost on the same dates as Russia and France. Was that a coincidence? To get the war the Secret Elite wanted, its ministers engaged in deception of their own people and institutions till they got the war. Those opposed to the war wanted discussion but Asquith, the PM practically denied it by promising an early opportunity of discussion. The members of the House shouted that they wanted the discussion “today.” and the House adjourned.
Asquith did not have his way and the speaker reconvened the House at 7:00 pm against the wishes of the PM so that members could discuss the issue. Liberal MPs spoke against the claims of Grey and criticized his speech. Percy Molteno, a Liberal MP and a very strong critic of the Boer War, attacked the conduct of Asquith et al. He understood what was going on and stated (Ibid, p 342):

They have brought us to the brink of disaster without our knowing, and without our being warned. I say that at the last moment, they should give the people of this country a chance to decide. This is a continuation of that old and disastrous system where a few men in charge of the State, wielding the whole force of the State, make secret engagements and secret agreements, carefully veiled from the knowledge of the people, who are as dumb driven cattle without a voice on the question. And nobody can tell the country what are the important considerations that ought to weigh with us in taking part in this tremendous struggle.”

Grey was absent and in his absence he was attacked for the “sinister injustice” of ignoring that Russia had mobilized first. The members asked why Belgian neutrality was suddenly an issue of such importance that Britain should go to war for it. Joseph King, a Liberal MP blasted the strategy of the government while pro-war MPs tried to shout him down. But he persisted and finally made a stinging observation. He said that five weeks earlier the PM Asquith had proposed a resolution on the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, extending his respect and “affectionate sympathy” to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. And after a mere five weeks the same PM and his government were ready to wage war against Austria-Hungary!  The Secret Elite had concealed itself, its intentions, and its unclean machinations very assiduously and cunningly. The MPs could not, therefore, understand the behavior of the government.

The members were angry but the pro-war MPs left the House. Thus a vote was never called on the issue of whether or not the country should go to war. The Secret Elite, with PM Asquith, Grey and some other ministers as members had decided for war and that was that. Arthur Balfour, a member of the Cabinet, a member of the secret Elite and a former PM was probably sent to end the debate. He stated that when so many ministers were absent the debate could not be regarded as serious. The ministers were absent by design presumably and some of them were off completing the formalities for war. Docherty and Macgregor comment (Ibid, p 345):

If an unbiased observer was invited to take a hard look at how the British Empire in all of its manifestations went to war, they would be amazed that such a process of undemocratic decision making permitted a tiny clique of elected officials, bolstered by a larger, less visible, but overwhelmingly influential cabal, to achieve their ultimate goal: war with Germany.  The Cabinet played no part whatsoever in this process once it had sanctioned the primacy of Belgian neutrality.”

That night, on August 3, King George proclaimed war at 11 pm. “The will of the Elite was sanctioned by a pliant monarch whose pen unleashed the hounds of hell.”

Docherty and Macgregor add further (Ibid, p 345):

The Cabinet did not authorize the declaration of war. The Parliament itself was informed of events, belatedly, but was given neither proper time to debate nor any opportunity to vote on war or neutrality. Opposition to war was stifled as quickly as possible. The first time that any vote could have taken place was on 6 August when the government sought approval for the finances they imagined would sustain a war that they had entered two days earlier.”

And this how the Secret Elite got its World War. When things did not go as planned and Germany did better on the battlefield than expected, and could not be defeated, they were able to get America into the war and ensure German defeat.

There were three attempts to end the war early, two by Germans, and one by the U.S. State Department. All three were defeated by those close to the High Cabal in the U.K. and the U.S. Germany had to be destroyed completely, a Jewish state in Palestine had to be achieved, the Bolsheviks had to be installed in Russia, and the League of Nations, as a step to a One World government, had to be set up. And the bankers had to bring all warring nations under debt-bondage. But that is another story.
                                                                                                                                                           

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deHaven-Smith, Lance: Conspiracy Theory in America, University of Texas Press, 2013

Gerry Docherty and Jim MacgregorHidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War; Mainstream Publishing, 2013

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William Engdahl: A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order; Pluto Press, 1992, 2004

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Nick Kollerstrom: How Britain Initiated Both World Wars; self-published, 2015, 2017

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