POWER ELITE PLAYBOOK: OIL WAR ONE, 1914-1918
April 27, 2008
Most Americans, a large percentage of whose ancestors were German, were neutral until propagandized by a barrage of German atrocity stories through pamphlets produced by the U.S. government. The U.S. resisted war, even after the devised Lusitania incident on May 7, 1915 when 785 out of 1,257 passengers perished, 128 of them Americans. Several months before that ill-fated voyage, Winston Churchill, a Rothschild minion, described the Lusitania as “45,000 tons of live bait.” Were the 3,000 in the Rockefeller-built twin towers in Manhattan on September 11, 2001 also “live bait” leading to yet another genocidal assault?
Because of Britain’s illegal blockade of Europe, and “British violations of international law and neutral rights on the high seas,” Germans retaliated. On February 4, 1915, Germany declared the waters around Great Britain and Ireland a “war zone” and warned that all enemy ships in that area after February 18 would be sunk. The Lusitania then deceptively flew the U.S. flag. In February 1915, the British Admiralty ordered British merchant ships, like the Lusitania, to ram German submarines on sight. Germany was aware of those orders by February 15. On April 22, 1915, Germany, through its U.S. Embassy warned Americans not to travel on British ships in the “war zone.” That warning was not published by the elite-owned media until the day of departure – May 1, 1915. On that day, there was a two and a half hour delay due to passengers being transferred from the Cameronia. A number of prominent passengers were alerted anonymously not to sail on the Lusitania. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (Skull & Bones) received a telegram the morning of the sailing which said: “The Lusitania is doomed. Do not sail on her.” The telegram was signed Morte (death). He ignored the warning; his body was never recovered.
That night, the Lusitania, allegedly because of fog, was “not running at full speed” or even resorting to an “evasive zigzag course. The British had withdrawn the military escort from the ship as it approached England. It was literally “a sitting duck and was headed straight into the sights” of a German submarine. They converged at about 2 PM. The U-20 commander, Captain Walther Schwieger released one torpedo after observing the Lusitania for an hour. There was an immediate suspicious “second explosion.” The powerful ship surprisingly sank in just eighteen minutes which contributed to the great loss of life. German submarines had torpedoed ships much smaller than the Lusitania, some never sank and others sank only after several hours. Explosions in ships and buildings appear to be the Elite’s modus operandi!
unlike her European neighbors, had a more peaceful, less aggressive
history and had participated in “less than one quarter of the
wars” that Britain had engaged in. Yet, Germany was targeted
for “the biggest ethnic assault in history. Almost overnight,
Germans were transformed into pariahs through intense propaganda expertly
crafted by forces eager to involve the United States in a foreign
The vilification of Germany occurred about a decade after Britain
constructed concentration camps and incarcerated and slaughtered thousands
of Boers, without respect for age or gender which apparently went
unnoticed by the selectively observant media. Read
more here and here.
Like today, propaganda was rampant! The Times of London declared that “four-fifths” of the Lusitania’s passengers were U.S. citizens instead of the actual proportion. That fabrication was calculated to ignite American outrage. Additionally, the British produced and circulated a medal purportedly created by the Germans which they claimed had been presented to the submarine crew for their actions. A French newspaper published a photo taken much earlier, under different circumstances, of German crowds supposedly “rejoicing” over the news about the sunken Lusitania. Americans vehemently objected to Germany’s “submarine warfare” while ignoring Germany’s justifiable opposition to the illegal starvation-generating British blockade. America didn’t enter the war to “protect the freedom of the seas” from British supremacy.
The secret Sykes-Picot Agreement, negotiated in July 1915 and concluded on May 16, 1916, would, at the end of “the bloodiest, most destructive war in modern history,” divide the oil-rich Ottoman Empire between Britain and France, with the assent of Russia who would be compensated with territory in northeast Turkey which was later rescinded due to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. See division map here. Lenin later discovered a copy of this real-reason-for-the-war agreement among Russia’s state papers and made it public.
After the Sykes-Picot Agreement had been negotiated, the British promised Sharif Hussein of Mecca that they would support Arab independence as a single unified state if the Arabs would agree to join the British, under T. E. Lawrence, in their fight against the Ottoman Empire, Germany’s ally in the war. This promise was contained in a letter dated October 24, 1915 from Sir Henry McMahon, the British High Commissioner in Egypt, to the Sharif and later became known as the McMahon-Hussein correspondence. Hussein assumed that the promise included Palestine. “Thus, by a stroke of the imperial pen, the Promised Land became twice-promised.” Even after the exposure of this double dealing-duplicity, France and Britain issued a statement on November 7, 1918 proclaiming that they were nobly, altruistically fighting (Britain was bankrupt at the war’s inception) for the freedom of those peoples who had been so horribly oppressed by the Turks for such a long time.
Sharif Hussein’s objective was the establishment of a single independent, unified Arab state stretching from Aleppo (Syria) to Aden (Yemen). Based on this vision, the Arabs gave the British troops “invaluable military assistance” during which 100,000 Arabs were killed. The Sykes-Picot Agreement actually internationalized the bulk of Palestine and divided the land into protectorates, vehicles for exploitation by imperialists. British politicians reneged on every promise. The mandate system, “a thin disguise for colonial rule,” would later be created under the League of Nations. “Mandate territories, earlier the possessions of the Ottomans, were to be ‘guided’ by the victorious imperialist powers until they had proved themselves capable of self-rule. Britain was awarded the mandate for Iraq.”
While thousands of ordinary French and German citizens-turned-soldiers were slaughtering each other in Germany, Britain, allegedly concerned about the Suez Canal's (oil route) security, removed 1,400,000 British soldiers and scarce materials to the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf area. This angered the French who lost almost 1,500,000 soldiers; 2,600,000 were severely injured. Those British troops remained after the end of hostilities. A million soldiers occupied the Middle East, even in the French area, to protect those petroleum resources. France’s leader, Clemenceau, agreed to British Prime Minister George’s request to allow the British complete control of the Mosul wilayet (in Iraq) and Palestine from Dan to Beersheba. France would control Greater Syria and receive “a half share in the exploitation of Mosul oil and a guarantee of British support in the postwar period in Europe, should France ever have to respond to German action on the Rhine.”
When Woodrow Wilson was president of Princeton, he had an affair with Mary Peck, a married woman. Bernard Baruch purchased Wilson’s love letters to his lover for $65 thousand. Samuel Untermeyer, a prominent New York City lawyer, later the president of Keren HaYesod (The Foundation Fund, established in London in 1920) and a generous contributor to Wilson’s presidential campaign, approached Wilson shortly after the inauguration with that packet of love letters. Untermeyer had been retained by Wilson’s ex-lover to bring a breach of promise action against the president. She had remarried (now Mary Hulburt); her stepson, a bank employee, desperately needed $40 thousand keep him out of jail. She was willing to drop the legal action for $40 thousand. Wilson didn’t have the money. Untermeyer paid off the blackmailer on the condition that Wilson would appoint pro-war Zionist, Louis Dembitz Brandeis as a Supreme Court Justice when the next vacancy occurred. Brandeis was sworn in on June 5, 1916. Wilson was a morally compromised relatively “cheap” investment for the bankers! In a New York Times article dated December 8, 1922, Samuel Untermeyer, apparently an individual with diverse interests, was mentioned as the financial supporter of “American” claims in the Mosul oil fields.
With Brandeis’ encouragement, Wilson, the “man of peace,” poignantly pleaded with Congress on April 2, 1917 to declare war against Germany. Wilson got that declaration on April 6, 1917. He took us into Oil War I “to save the world for democracy.” The U.S. entered the war when Britain was close to defeat. The real reasons include the division of the oil-rich Ottoman Empire and the seizure of Palestine for the creation of the Zionist state of Israel, a prospective military presence in the oil-rich gulf. J. Pierpont Morgan (1867–1943) was the American agent for all Allied countries. He also financed France’s participation in the war. Britain owed millions to the U.S. banks and businesses who sold Britain war-related components, some of which were transported on the Lusitania. Aiding Britain, our debtor nation, protected the bankster’s loans and business profits. The U.S. actually “had a minimal affect on the military outcome of the European war.”
Standard Oil agents needed to “participate in the drawing up of the Treaty of Versailles.” That would only occur if the United States participated in Oil War I. Therefore, the U.S. suffered 320,518 casualties. Standard Oil had representation in the oil plunder process. The American delegation included Bernard Baruch, Paul Warburg, ‘Colonel’ House, with attendees Walter Lippman, and brothers Allen and John Foster Dulles among others.
Vladimir Lenin, Russia’s Bolshevik “leader,” announced an armistice and sent Trotsky to Brest-Litovsk in November 1917 to negotiate a peace deal with Germany and Austria. No agreement was reached after nine weeks of negotiation. Consequently, on March 3, 1918, German troops moved towards Petrograd to ‘encourage’ Russia to accept the Central Power’s (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire) terms defined by the Brest-Litovsk Treaty. Because of this treaty, the Treaty of Versailles could not be imposed on Russia. The Bolsheviks controlled a huge quantity of untapped oil which would not fall under the control of Standard, British Petroleum or Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s first oil cartel. Thus, another war would immediately be planned!
The Bolsheviks “renounced most of their rights in Iran and canceled all Iranian debts to Czarist Russia.” With Russia out of the way, Britain and their Anglo-Persian Oil Company took control of oil exploration and development in Iran. Britain extracted huge quantities of oil from Iranian soil. Winston Churchill called it “a prize from fairyland beyond our wildest dreams.”
Millions of Americans participated in Oil War I including Smedley Butler who went to France as commander of the 13th Marines. They arrived at Brest on September 24, 1918. The Marines in Oil War I operated under U.S. Army command. Butler’s marines moved on after two weeks and Butler was promoted to brigadier general on October 7, 1918 and given charge, by A.E.F. Commander General John J. Pershing, of the Army debarkation camp at Pontanezen, France, a filthy, seventeen hundred acre pestilence-infested mud flat, akin to a concentration camp, where seventy-five thousand American soldiers were crammed together trying to share inadequate sanitation facilities.
Sixteen thousand of those soldiers suffered from influenza. An average of 25 individuals expired each day from influenza or other diseases. After other lesser men had failed, in usual Butler fashion, he turned the camp into a model of efficiency. His most significant action was his treatment of the troops – he gave them double rations of food, an adequate number of blankets and provided them with a dry sleeping area. He cared more about the men than the regulations he broke to make them comfortable. “He was always on the side of the powerless against the brass.” Despite recruiting propaganda, the military have been and are underpaid, used as medical guinea pigs, exposed to death, disease, toxic depleted uranium, and when not left behind as POWs or MIAs are discharged and regularly left to battle the inevitable emotional ordeal without assistance.
Butler was torn as he witnessed “the wounded and maimed pass through Pontanezen, some with their nervous systems irreparably shattered.” “Gradually it began to dawn on me to wonder,” he related later, “what on earth these American boys are doing getting wounded and killed and buried in France.” Butler began to doubt “the ethics of his chosen calling.” The total number of Oil War I casualties, both military and civilian, was over 40 million — 20 million deaths and 21 million wounded. Resource acquisition and the arbitrary carving up of the world into three primary areas (trilateralism) and then ultimately into a one world government were the real reasons for the catastrophic profit-producing genocide from 1914 to 1918.
Tragedy & Hope, A History of the World in Our Time by Carroll
Quigley, pgs. 250-51
2, America’s Entry into WWI by Walter Smoter Frank
3, Tragedy & Hope, A History of the World in Our Time by Carroll Quigley, pgs. 250-51
4, The Lusitania Timeline
5, German Embassy Issues Warning; Advertises Notice of Danger to Travelers in the War Zone. Building Up A Defense? Suggestion That Notice May Be Cited Against Possible Claims for Damages -- Cunard Agent Says Travel Is Safe. New York Times, May 1, 1915
6, S. S. Cameronia, The Ship and List of Transfers
7, The Lusitania Timeline
8, Mr. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, Saloon Class Passenger
9, The Sinking of the Lusitania, 1915
10, Hysteria Part 1. Before They Sprouted Horns and Fangs
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12, A Century of War, Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order by William Engdahl, pgs. 35-45
13, Sykes-Picot agreement text
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15, The Great Arab Revolt
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19, The Greatest Story Never Told, Winston Churchill and the Crash of 1929 by Pat Riott, pg. 20
20, How Does Samuel Untermeyer Fit Into The Scheme?
21, New York Times, December 8, 1922
22, John T. Woolley and Gerhard Peters, The American Presidency Project, Santa Barbara, California: University of California
23, World War I
24, 1914-1915, US Policy on Loans to the Belligerents
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32, Who's Who in Marine Corps History
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