With the active participation of the Rockefellers, the Schiffs, the Warburgs and the Morgans, the Rothschild family monopolised international banking during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, along with political, social and cultural influence.
Though most of their wealth is hidden inside private family trusts or behind institutions with charitable status, the Rockefellers are widely believed to be the most powerful and wealthy American family. However, the House of Rothschild possesses the most comprehensive collection of global vested interests, including major shareholdings of the Rockefeller, Warburg, Schiff and Morgan portfolios, as well as control of the Bank of England, the U.S. Federal Reserve and every other central bank currently in existence.
According to recently unearthed testimony given by Christian Rakovsky, known as ‘The Red Symphony’, during an interrogation by the Stalinist police on 26 January 1938, Rakovsky allegedly stated that he and Leon Trotsky were representatives of an invincible power known as the Capitalist-Communist Financial International. This power, Rakovsky insisted, was being exercised by the House of Rothschild.
Rakovsky claimed that the organisation sought to use Communism to establish a global dictatorship of the super-rich. Since money is the current consensual basis of power and influence, which the internationalists create for themselves through the monopoly of the supply of credit and currency, the revolutionary Marxist movement was seen as an opportunity by the Rothschilds and their dependents to protect and extend this monopoly by establishing a totalitarian New World Order:
“The Rothschilds were not the treasurers, but the chiefs of that first secret Communism…Marx and the highest chiefs of the First International … were controlled by Baron Lionel Rothschild [1808-1878].”
Rakovsky asserted that Lionel’s son, Nathaniel, needed to overthrow Russia’s Christian Romanoff dynasty in order to consolidate the domination of the Rothschilds in Europe. With this purpose in mind he used Jacob Schiff and the Warburg brothers to finance a Japanese war against the Russian empire. Rakovsky also testified that Rothschild hired Trotsky to assassinate Archduke Ferdinand in order to initiate the First World War, before arranging Wall Street finance to catalyse the Bolshevik Revolution.
Trotsky, having married the daughter of one of Rothschild’s closest associates, banker Abram Zhivotovsky, was lined up to lead the U.S.S.R. following the revolution, but his position was usurped by National Communist, Vladamir Lenin, who almost immediately made peace with Germany, signing the Treaty of Brest Litovsk in 1918. According to Rakovsky, this was contrary of the agenda of Rothschild, who had primed Trotsky to occupy the broken country, thus absorbing it into the Soviet Empire.
One of the first orders issued by Lenin’s new Bolshevik regime was to declare the banking industry a state monopoly. Lenin had already outlined his plan to do so in THE THREATENING CATASTROPHE, published in September 1917:
“Ownership of capital, which is manipulated by the banks is not lost or changed when the banks are nationalised and fused into one state bank… The nationalisation of banks would make circulation of checks compulsory by law for all the rich, and introduce the confiscation of property for concealing incomes.”
Later that year, Lenin survived Trotsky’s first attempt to assassinate him, almost certainly at the behest of the international bankers who financed the revolution. Three years later, Lenin had a stroke, and was allegedly killed by his doctor, Levin, on the orders of his political rival.
In his 1918 book, THE BOLSHEVIKS AND WORLD PEACE, Trotsky proclaimed himself an Internationalist, arguing for a global Communist dictatorship. Ironically, on the very brink of assuming power, Trotsky became sick himself, an opportunity which was seized by the ‘Bonapartist’, Josef Stalin, much to the chagrin of Wall Street, who had once again failed to install their man as Soviet Premier.
Professor Antony C. Sutton’s WALL STREET AND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION is a detailed expose of the role of Rockefeller Standard Oil interests in the financing of the Bolshevik Revolution. Sutton writes about a report that was written by Wall Street lawyer, Thomas D. Thatcher, in which he referred to the support from William Boyce Thompson, director of the Rockefeller-owned, Chase Bank. Thatcher argued in the memo that:
“…the fullest assistance should be given to the Soviet government in its efforts to organise a volunteer revolutionary army.”
It is worthy of note that working for the Thatcher’s law firm, Simpson, Thatcher and Bartlett, was future U.S. Secretary of State under Jimmy Carter, Cyrus Vance, who eventually became a senior director of the Rockefeller Foundation. According to Daniel Estulin in THE TRUE STORY OF THE BILDERBERG GROUP, the American International Corporation was founded in 1915, with the main purpose of coordinating financial assistance for the Bolshevik Revolution, which was provided by the Rockefellers, J.P. Morgan and National City Bank.
The chairman of the new corporation was former president of National City Bank, Frank Vanderlip, who was also a member of the elite group of bankers who drew up the Federal Reserve Act at Jekyll Island in 1910. The act was passed by a depleted Congress on December 23rd 1913, prompting Republican Congressman, Charles Lindbergh, to protest:
“The Act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President [Wilson] signs this Bill, the invisible government of the monetary power will be legalised… The greatest crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill.”
Between the American Civil War and the beginning of the First World War, the main U.S. agents of the Rothschild Empire were J.P. Morgan, Abraham Kuhn and Solomon Loeb. Newsweek magazine published a brief history of Kuhn, Loeb & Co on February 1st 1936, which stated:
“Abraham Kuhn and Solomon Loeb were general merchandise merchants in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1850. As usual in newly settled regions, most transactions were on credit. They soon found out that they were bankers…
In 1867, they established Kuhn, Loeb and Co., bankers, in New York City, and took in a young German immigrant, Jacob Schiff, as partner. Young Schiff had important financial connections in Europe.
After ten years, Jacob Schiff was head of Kuhn, Loeb and Co., Kuhn having retired. Under Schiff’s guidance, the house brought European capital into contact with American industry.”
Those European “financial connections” were the Rothschilds and their German partners, the M.M. Warburg Company of Hamburg and Amsterdam. Over the next two decades, the Rothschilds provided John D. Rockefeller enough finance to dramatically expand his Standard Oil business. The mechanics of the investment were performed by the Warburgs and Jacob Schiff at Kuhn Loeb, who also financed Edward Harriman’s and Andrew Carnegie’s rail-road and steel empires.
With the conquest of the American Republic well under way, in 1907, Rothschild-controlled Kuhn Loeb chief, Jacob Schiff, warned the New York Chamber of Commerce that:
“…unless we have a Central Bank with adequate control of credit resources, this country is going to undergo the most severe and far reaching money panic in its history.”
Not long after this speech, the Rothschild’s agents allegedly created a financial panic on Wall Street, just as Nathan Rothschild had done in the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, resulting in an enormous transfer of wealth to the international bankers. Reflecting upon this Paul Warburg told the Banking and Currency Committee:
“In the Panic of 1907, the first suggestion I made was, “let us have a national clearing house” [Central Bank]. The Aldrich Plan [for a Central Bank] contains many things that are simply fundamental rules of banking. Your aim must be the same.”
Warburg’s reward for bringing into being the U.S. Federal Reserve, was to be its first chairman. While speaking before the House Committee on Banking and Currency in 1913, Paul Warburg confessed that, having emigrated to America in 1902, following an extensive education in international banking in Europe, he became a partner of Kuhn, Loeb & Co, another Rothschild-controlled shareholder of the American central bank.
Military-Industrial Banking Monopoly
In order to contain Stalin’s unexpected rise to power, the international bankers mobilised Wall Street finance to facilitate Hitler’s rise in Germany. As Rakovsky put it in The Red Symphony:
“The ambassador Warburg presented himself under a false name and Hitler did not even guess his race… he also lied regarding whose representative he was… Our aim was to provoke a war and Hitler was war… [The Nazis] received… millions of dollars sent to it from Wall Street, and millions of marks from German financiers.”
Bankers have long employed a standard policy of covertly facilitating corrupt dictatorships, such as Hitler’s in Germany, or Saddam’s in Iraq, then loaning compliant governments the money to wage expensive wars against the very same tyrants, to seize control of the broken country’s natural resources and wealth at rock bottom prices.
In almost all cases, the propagandised justification for war is the removal the oppressive regimes once disingenuously dismissed as benign. It has become a never-ending cycle of privatised war with national armies, with both sides financed and armed by the same military-industrial cabal.
The news published by the Guardian newspaper on January 10th 2008, that Tony Blair has taken a senior position at investment bank, J.P. Morgan, with a salary in excess of one million dollars a year, is proof that Blair’s political career certainly had the approval of the internationalists.
For the international banks, nothing is more profitable than the armed conflict of nations, simply because of the enormous financial cost of waging war, and the fact that neither side can operate without their participation, as the only institutions with licenses to issue almost unlimited credit.
This they do at compound interest, when governments default on the vast loans sanctioned to wage war, always at the expense of the ordinary tax-slave. Inflation and recession are an integral part of this carefully controlled cycle of corporatist-sponsored violence. As are multi-billion dollar arms deals in the Third World.
Inevitably, the international bankers are major shareholders in every profitable tentacle of the Military-Industrial Complex, from BAE Systems to Blackwater. As we approached the end of 2010, there were thirty two wars being waged across the poorest continent on Earth. Most, if not all, were initiated and financed by western profiteers, as they fight for control of Africa’s natural resources, actively participating in corporate piracy and state-sponsored genocides.
Humanitarian volunteers have claimed for decades that western aid almost always services debts to the World Bank, or pays for weapons from U.S. or European arms companies, rather than paying for the resources so desperately needed by the poor, sick and starving refugees of decades of civil and tribal wars.
The kind of sums involved could not be siphoned off by corrupt African regimes without the prior knowledge and cooperation of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS); the international banking operations of the United Nations, in which many people have invested so much unwarranted trust.
Whether we call it International Communism, Collectivism or Neo-Corporatism, every modern socioeconomic system dictates that the rich get richer and more powerful, while the poor become even more enslaved by debt, poisoned by the food, water, air and health monopolies, and ever at the mercy of an unaccountable, secret government.