For all the advancements of the twentieth century that has led us to the modern, bordering on “futuristic” world many of us enjoy today in the early-2000s, it is also a century saturated with blood, despair, and slaughter. The two world wars alone would account for millions and millions of deaths and left a legacy of suffering and pain still felt today.
Essentially, the world wars of the twentieth century, aside from slaughtering millions of people, completely changed the world in which we live. To some, those changes were purposely planned by corporate families, many of which are still in control of the planet today. Further still, many of those changes connect to and mirror events unfolding around us in the early twenty-first century. At a time when people are scrambling for whose “side” to take, it is perhaps worth looking back at the last time the world stared into the eyes of global conflict and how many of the events, and “sides” share more connections than many people would suspect.
Perhaps it is also interesting to note an, albeit fictional book, ‘Coningsby Of The New Generation’, by two-time British Prime Minister and a person largely regarded as one of the most influential politicians of the 1800s, Benjamin Disraeli. Part of the plot revolves around “unseen forces” that “shape Europe’s affairs and secret revolutionary movements!” Some, particularly given how events of the twentieth century developed, believe it is fact hidden as fiction.
Financing Both Sides
It has been well documented by many researchers and authors that both “sides” of the Second World War were financed by the same people. Although there were many “companies” involved, the two main names that crop up over and over are Standard Oil (Allied) and I.G. Farben (Germany), which for all intents and purposes were the same company enjoying the same prophets at the expense of the same people. As we will look at shortly, there is an argument to be made that the same is true of the first global conflict. And furthermore, it would appear that these ideas were conceived decades before they occurred.
Much of Hitler’s funding would arrive via American banks and from the City of London. These were essentially loans designed to aid Germany with its reparations payments. However, in reality, the money would build up Germany’s eventual military might. As the 1930s progressed, life in Germany, at least for some, improved.
Not only were both sides of the war essentially funded by the same corporate families through these various companies, but initially, the two completely opposing ideologies of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were essentially on the same side. Each was systematically carving up Europe in their respective image, with each signing a series of treaties that would arm the other and turn a respective blind eye to each regime’s indiscretions.
These treaties, agreements, and actions are not as readily spoken about in mainstream history teachings. As we have written before, history has a habit of favoring the winning side, who, coincidentally or not, are the “good guys”. As the conflicts of the twentieth century, in particular, demonstrates it’s not about a good side or a bad side, but merely agendas.
Connections Between The Nazis And Communism
Although politically (at least officially) Nazism and communism are worlds apart, in reality, both are the same basic ideology. One which concentrates power and wealth at the top and rules those below with brutal enforcement. And in the run-up to, and even during the early years of the Second World War, the “communist” Soviet Union would finance “Nazi” Germany’s war machine through a series of pacts and agreements.
Such pacts as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (or the Nazi-Soviet pact) would ensure that neither country would aid or side with an enemy of the other. It also divided the countries of eastern Europe into German and Soviet “spheres of influence”. It is perhaps worth remembering that alongside Hitler’s invasion of Poland in September 1939 was Stalin’s own Soviet invasion. In reality, the invasion was a joint one but carried out separately.
Just prior to this invasion of Poland was the signing of the German-Soviet Credit Agreement on 19th August 1939. This would again allow the transfer of monies, materials, and military equipment all in preparation for the upcoming war that each knew was about to unfold. Within twenty-four hours of this pact, Stalin would order the attack of the Japanese. The fighting went on for four weeks, right up until the Soviet invasion of Poland on 17th September. While German Forces took control of France in the summer of 1940, Stalin’s Soviet forces took control of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania.
The German-Soviet Commercial Agreement of February 1940 furthered the movement of oil, raw materials and even grain from the Soviet Union to Nazi Germany. It also allowed for German military research, including chemical-warfare information and equipment, to enter the Soviet Union.
The short video below highlights some of these bizarre and disturbing connections a little further.
Soviet Union Made Nazi Germany Possible
In reality, had it not been for these deals and supplies from the “communist” Soviet Union, in particular stocks of rubber and grain, the German military would not have been strong enough to invade the Soviet Union, which it did on 22nd June 1941 – once the pieces on each side were in place.
Premier Molotov would give several speeches in support of Nazism, even stating that to “fight it was a crime!” Perhaps it is worth comparing the “Work Makes You Free” signs over the Nazi concentration camps to the “Work Is An Honor” over the gates of the Soviet concentration camps and gulags.
Even the way the Soviet Union came together is subject to conspiracy. Political unrest had simmered for decades stretching back to the mid-1850s and the Crimean War – a conflict Russia lost to a British-French-Ottoman alliance, costing them key trading ports along the Black Sea. Incidentally, this was the first step to paving the way for western influence in the Middle East.
In 1878, the aforementioned, Disraeli used his influence once more against the Russians at the Congress of Berlin. The territories “won” by Russia in battles with the Ottoman Empire would go to Austria-Hungary, a long-time ally of Russia. This would lead to tension between the two states, and, at least to some, was the first steps to the First World War of 1914. These steps continued in 1894 when Russia formed the Franco-Russian Alliance which was a military bloc and would protect the interests of the other.
Some were suspicious of the move, particularly as it isolated Russia from Germany (another longtime ally). Russian novelist, Leo Tolstoy, for example, firmly believed the alliance was a “trick to entangle Russia in a future war” against Germany.
The Predetermined Seeds Of Revolution
The Russia-Japan war of 1904-05 was financed by the Rothschild banks of Europe (who were also behind many oil contracts worked out with the Romanov family). This conflict, if the conspiracies are correct, was crucial to the coming revolution. The Japanese, meanwhile, would receive financial support through the American company, Kuhn, Loeb, and Company, who are essentially “an American Rothschild bank”.
The main drive behind this funding of the Japanese was Jacob Schiff, whose family has a long history with the Rothschild family stretching back hundreds of years. Although many believe Schiff’s desire to arm the Japanese against the Russians was down to the treatment of the Jewish population by the Tsar, some believe the motivation was to weaken Russia through such conflict and encourage a revolt by the people against the Romanovs. Following Russia’s defeat to Japan, such an uprising occurred. It was quickly squashed, but the seeds of the Russian Revolution were sown.
The 1907 Anglo-Russian Entente would further move Russia away from Germany and Austria-Hungary, and more in line with the western European powers of Britain and France. Many signings of such treaties occurred throughout the early years of the 1900s by various European countries and states.
Thus with the assassination of the heir to the Austrian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, on 28th June 1914 each country, bound by their respective treaties, came to the aid of the other. So when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on the grounds of their being ultimately responsible for the assassination, country after country stepped forward to fulfill their obligations. Russia would declare war on Austria-Hungary in defense of Serbia and would mobilize troops immediately.
The “Great” War!
The Russians, knowing that the Ottoman Empire would likely side with Austria-Hungary (which they did) would see the war as a way of retaking the Ottoman Empire, and in particular, Constantinople (now Istanbul). This would give it complete access to the Mediterranean, Africa, and the Middle East. Germany would issue an ultimatum for Russia to demobilize, which they ignored leading to Germany declaring war on Russia. In turn, both the United Kingdom and France would side with Russia. In a nutshell, the Allies of France, Britain, and Russia were at war with the Central Powers of the German, Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman Empires.
The Russian military received arms through a company called Vickers Maxim which was under the control of Ernest Cassel, who in turn was a close associate of the Rothschild-controlled Kuhn, Loeb, and Company. Whether intentional or not, delays with weapons and supplies would lead to rising tensions within the Russian military. This would spread to the wider populace. In 1917, with the prospect of another defeat ever more likely and losses of somewhere in the region of two million soldiers as well as a further 500,000 civilians, the army mutinied. This would lead directly to the Russian Revolution.
We will look at the intriguing connections between East and West in a moment. However, as a testament to how much the face of Europe had changed due to World War One, as well as the fall of the Russian Empire the German, Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman Empires also crumbled. Nine new or restored nations emerged, and as before, a series of treaties followed, including reparations on the Central Powers. These reparations would cripple Germany over the coming decade. They would also play a vital part of the rise to power of the Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.
Capitalist Backed Communism?
Although Leon Trotsky and Vladimir Lenin both openly spoke against the “evils” of capitalism, each would accept capitalist funding. Trotsky, for example, arrived in Russia shortly after the revolution using a US passport arranged for him by (then) President Woodrow Wilson. He also had around $10,000 in cash. Lenin would arrive from Switzerland (an apparent “sanctuary” of Europe’s elites). He too had financial backing from the City of London and the Federal Reserve.
As the revolution was unfolding in Russia, a meeting of International Bankers was taking place in Sweden. This would include such well-known names as Rothschild and Rockefeller. It would result in the placing of $50 million into a discreet bank account. This account was for the use of Trotsky and Lenin and the revolution. There are several records of such payments in the Congressional Records of 1919. How much more secret money laundering took place is open to debate.
The wealth of the Romanov family which “went back to the state”. This, in reality, was to those at the top of the Lenin “administration”. Any wealth of Russian citizens also went to the gang-like regime that would eventually become the Soviet Union. Some researchers suggest that Lenin would “pay back” somewhere close to $500 million to his capitalist backers. Many more exiled communists (all with sufficient funding) would enter Russia in droves.
The short video below looks at this a little further.
“Allies” Britain And France Deny Russian Tsar Asylum
As for the Romanovs, they remained in custody for a little over a year. Both Britain and France refused them asylum (despite the apparent treaties and family connections to the British Royal Family). In the early hours of 6th July 1918, the entire family, including several children, a family doctor, and three servants, in the prison of the basement of their makeshift prison were murdered. Most were shot to death. They would stab and beat those who didn’t succumb to the bullets straight away.
Descendants of the Romanov family still today firmly believe they were murdered on Lenin’s orders. While there is no solid proof of this it is certainly not that much of a stretch of the imagination. Particularly given the millions of executions under the ideology of the Soviet Union.
One particular entry in the memoirs of Trotsky is interesting. It states that “Lenin thought we shouldn’t leave them (the Romanovs) a living banner in such hard times!” Despite the obvious nature of their deaths, the Russian legal system did not record a crime and so didn’t investigate. This suggests, to some, it was a case murder by the state. Following Lenin’s death in 1924, Joseph Stalin would centralize power (and wealth) even more. In the run-up to the Second World War, he ordered the “great purge” of the “enemies of the working class”. In reality, this brutally removed political opponents and people not sympathetic to the communist view. Hundreds of thousands of people went to the gulags with many others executed.
By the time the German army invaded Russia in July 1941, Stalin had an iron grip over the Soviet Union. And he would use the Second World War to advance Soviet borders and influence.
Stalin’s Approval Of Nazism?
The Soviet Union would use very similar methods against very similar groups of society within their expanding territories as the Nazis. Many Jewish people would flee Stalin’s rule. Those who didn’t would find themselves in the Nazis grip via the Soviets as “gestures of friendship”.
The Soviets would also attempt to invade Finland in the winter of 1939. Despite outnumbering the Finns, however, they suffered a humiliating defeat. It was, in part, this defeat that would ultimately encourage Hitler to invade Russia in the summer of 1941.
It is said by some researchers that such was Stalin’s approval of the Nazi’s methods and ideology, that when news of the German invasion reached him, he dismissed it as a mistake and refused to take action. This would lead to further heavy losses for the Soviet military further encouraging Hitler to push more forces towards Moscow.
By December 1941, however, the German army on the eastern front was all but defeated. The Soviet forces were not only holding off the German advancement but actively pushing them back. Hitler, through senior Nazi officers, was encouraging the Japanese to become involved in the war. Rather than request them to attack Russia, however, he would encourage them to launch an assault on the United States. And almost as soon as they did, on behalf of Nazi Germany, and in solidarity with the Japanese, he would declare war on the United States.
According to his writings, (then) British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill would state at hearing the news the United States had entered the way he was ““….saturated and satiated with emotion and sensation, I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful!”
The Attack On Pearl Harbor
As the fighting continued across Europe, the American administration remained out of the conflict. US president, Franklyn D. Roosevelt had secured a third term in the White House in the 1940 presidential election. He had done so by promising voters that “their boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars!” Many suspected otherwise, however, with persistent rumors of “secret assurances” that the Americans would enter the war. Roosevelt would even state publicly that Americans could “nail any talk about sending armies to Europe as deliberate untruths!”
That remained the American position until 7th December 1941. Then the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan would provide the opportunity for Roosevelt to go back on his word. To some, however, this was far from opportunism and was more akin to predetermined action. Almost 3000 people would lose their lives following the attack.
Interestingly to some, though, the damage to American hardware (ships and supply bases) was minimal. Only five ships sustained damage, and several of these were operational shortly after. Many researchers would look back at this incident again following the war. Many Allied soldiers who were part of the drive to Berlin in 1944 would note that time and again among the desolation of ruined cities, key military targets remained standing. These locations were run by I.G. Farben (who were behind the mechanics of the Nazi death camps) and share connections to Standard Oil in the United States. Similarly, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, they neglected to target fuel supplies only a (relatively) short distance away. Had they done so, the consequences for the United States would have been much more long-reaching.
The short video below looks at the Pearl Harbor incident.
Constant Fear In The Name Of Security
Decades later, declassified files would show that the United States had ignored several warnings of an attack. Many have suggested this was willful ignorance – basically, the attacks were allowed to happen. As dark a suggestion as that is, recent events such as the 9/11 attacks face similar accusations.
Such corporate families rake in millions from the sale of weapons on all sides. And following the carnage, they would also get to divvy up the spoils. Following the Second World War, the Soviets and the collective west entered into the Cold War. This constant suspicion of each “side” would keep their respective citizens in fear of nuclear attack. This was something the world saw very publicly (purposely?) in the summer of 1945. The dropping of the atomic bombs over Nagasaki and Hiroshima would put the entire planet on notice.
This constant fear allows governments on each side to operate in increased secrecy in the name of “security”. In a similar way, black-budget projects would swallow huge amounts of a country’s national budget. That same “fear” is with us today under the name of terrorism. This itself is a multi-side issue that has been many years in the making.
Perhaps due to the instant and unprecedented access to information, we all enjoy through the Internet that fear needs to be ramped up a notch. Maybe the statement that “those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it” has never been more relevant. The short video below looks at this notion a little further.