World War I
Total war means total business
World War I was a global war that lasted from July 1914 to November 1918. It led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. It is also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated 9 million combatant deaths and 13 million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war. The immediate trigger for war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on 28 June 1914, but the elite on both sides were already preparing for the war for a long time because they were involved in a power struggle. Until that time the British Empire was in control of most of the world, but it transformed into the Anglo-American Empire...
Preparedness for war
This armaments race accelerated in the decade before 1914 as the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy squared off against the Triple Entente of France, Russia, and Britain. Germany's fears of increases in Russian armaments, and British fears of the German naval buildup, contributed heavily to the outbreak and spread of the First World War in 1914.
According to a descendant of Archduke Franz FerdinandMany were already in the starting blocks, waiting for the great conflict.The military-industrial complex on both sides was preparing for the war long before it started.
Is there any man here or any woman, let me say is there any child here, who does not know that the seed of war in the modern world is industrial and commercial rivalry? The real reason that the war that we have just finished took place was that Germany was afraid her commercial rivals were going to get the better of her, and the reason why some nations went into the war against Germany was that they thought Germany would get the commercial advantage of them.
The power elite of different nations were involved in a power struggle. The British feared the Germans, the Germans feared the Russians, etcetera. The British elite wanted to wage war against Germany before it would get too powerful to compete with the British Empire. It's all about power.
No war without finance
Neutrality meant that we claimed the right to trade with anyone that we wanted; that we claimed the right to loan money to anyone who wanted it; ... The British position, and that of most belligerents in Europe, was that if they were fighting another country their friends should not trade with those who are their enemies. ... The United States had a surplus of money at that time, and people like J. P. Morgan and others made a lot of money by loaning their cash to foreign countries who paid high interest rates on it. The United States was loaning money to Great Britain and Germany and other belligerents that they were using in the war.
Again we see that the banking cartel plays a defining role in making such wars possible. People like J. P. Morgan belong to the richest people on earth in control of global finance and much more. With the creation of the Federal Reserve the United States was able to finance this extremely costly and destructive war. The British power elite did not like the idea of the United States getting more powerful by staying neutral and trading with the rest of the world while they were fighting a war. They wanted to involve the United States in their war. But the American public was against U.S. involvement in the war so they had to sway public opinion on the matter. History shows that the most effective way to sway people's opinion is to get a bunch of them killed and blame the party that needs to be attacked and bombard the public with propaganda. This is what happened...
Sinking of the RMS Lusitania (7 May 1915)
Churchill's commitment to the safety of noncombatant shipping was less than keen: three months before the sinking he wrote to the President of the Board of Trade that it was 'most important to attract neutral shipping to our shores in the hope especially of embroiling the USA with Germany... For our part, we want the traffic—the more the better; if some of it gets into trouble, better still.'
Churchill wanted the US to join the British in the war against Germany. The power elite often make use of so-called false flags, events that are either orchestrated or allowed to happen by the elite, meant to sway public opinion in favor of their agenda. In this case it was the American Lusitania passenger ship that was used as a target to attract a German attack...
On 7 May 1915, the day the Lusitania set sail from New York, the German Embassy ran ads in U.S. newspapers, warning travelers to avoid liners flying the British flag. Germany torpedoed the RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 and leaving 761 survivors. The sinking turned public opinion in many countries against Germany, contributed to the American entry into World War I and became an iconic symbol in military recruiting campaigns of why the war was being fought.
The contemporary investigations both in the UK and the United States into the precise causes of the ship's loss were obstructed by the needs of wartime secrecy and a propaganda campaign to ensure all blame fell upon Germany. Argument over whether the ship was a legitimate military target raged back and forth throughout the war as both sides made misleading claims about the ship.
Again we see the typical secrecy to keep the public from knowing what really happened. The Anglo-American power elite obstructed investigations into the event. For obvious reasons of course. German diplomat Gottlieb von Jagow argued thatthe German government possessed information that the Lusitania was carrying munitions to Britain - a situation which would inevitably render her a legitimate target.
"Successive British governments have always maintained that there was no munitions on board the Lusitania (and that the Germans were therefore in the wrong to claim to the contrary as an excuse for sinking the ship)," wrote Noel Marshall, the head of the Foreign Office's North America department, on 30 July 1982. "The facts are that there is a large amount of ammunition in the wreck, some of which is highly dangerous..."
The Anglo-American power elite made the RMS Lusitania a legitimate target because of the war material they shipped with it. They deliberately provoked a German attack in order to involve the US into the war alongside Britain. This was a typical false flag meant to create the support of the public for the desired war. Their propaganda made sure that public opinion would sway in their favor...
On May 8, 1915, newspaper the New York Times headlined withWashington believes that a grave crisis is at hand. Never let a good crisis go to waste. And thus the American public was prepared for US entry into World War I and the Anglo-American elite got what they wanted.
During World War 1 the country's propaganda agency, the Committee on Public Information (CPI), had aggressively exaggerated both the enemy's evil nature and the eager heroism of the troops, who were depicted as relentlessly positive. George Creel, head of the CPI, had seen himself in a battle "for the minds of men, for the conquest of their convictions [so that] the gospel of Americanism might be carried to every corner of the globe." A staggering amount of material was produced for the World War I-era American media...
This industry had been active in creating war-scares and in persuading countries to adopt warlike policies, through a combination of bribery, false reports and undue influence on public opinion.
British historian and propaganda expert Jo Fox said that atrocity propaganda provides the justification for the desired conflict. The power elite make use of war-scares. For example the exaggerated Rape of Belgium, a typical example of atrocity propaganda, was exploited by the Anglo-American power elite. The so-called Bryce Report is now known to be a hoax set up by the power elite. Wikipedia saysThese invented atrocities tainted the Report and have made it an often cited example of propaganda and psychological warfare.Many more of such propaganda lies would follow based on the great succes of that one. All this atrocity propaganda was of course invented by the elite and used by Woodrow Wilson to ask Congress for "the war to end all wars" that would "make the world safe for democracy". One big lie. Making war for peace is like fucking for virginity. It was the beginning of an era of wars to come. Since World War I and II the elite of the Anglo-American Empire have systematically waged aggressive wars on nations across the globe under false pretenses and lies for obvious reasons.
League of Nations (1919)
The League of Nations was another step in the process of globalization, an attempt to create their desired world government. The power elite presented themselves as peacemakers. However...
National political control over the arms trade continued to encroach on the laissez-faire system of the pre-war period. Britain in 1921 established a comprehensive licensing system for arms exports (which excluded aircraft) and embargoed exports to China (until 1929), the Soviet Union, Africa and ex-enemy states. ... Every major seller took advantage of the chaos in China to sell weapons there... The third major element of continuity in the interwar arms transfer system was the continued evolution and rise of second-tier producers who had succesfully industrialised and who subsequently entered the arms export market...
Professor of History Thomas J. Knock exploredthe place of internationalism in American politics, sweeping away the old view that isolationism was the cause of Wilson's failure and revealing the role of competing visions of internationalism--conservative and progressive.The agenda of the power elite is globalization. The members of the League of Nations who propagandizedpeace and securitywere also the world's leading arms exporters. The military-industrial complex belongs to the same power elite. This was only the beginning of a century of wars to come. World War II was already in the making when the victors of World War I and the creators of the League of Nations set their minds on the further destruction of Germany by means of the Treaty of Versailles. Walter Lippmann described the end of World War I asan anticlimax in a dreary and savorless world. Now we understand why.
Gerry Docherty, James MacGregor - Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War
Patrick J. Buchanan - Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War"
Nick Kollerstrom - How Britain Initiated both World Wars
Margaret MacMillan - The War that Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned peace for the First World War
Ralph Raico - Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal
Colin Simpson - Lusitania
Mises - Anthony Gregory: The "Great Leaders" Were Mass Murderers
British Library - Propaganda as a weapon? Influencing international opinion
Lusitania - A deadly cargo and the falsified manifests
Irish Underwater Council - Raising the ammunition from RMS Lusitania