-- Posted Tuesday, 19 August 2008 | Digg This Article | Source: GoldSeek.com
By R. D. Bradshaw
Perhaps the most important goldsmith of all time was Mayer Amschel Bauer-Elhanan of Frankfort, Germany in the mid 18th century. As had been true for ages with his relatives and associates, Mayer decided to change his name to one which would be more useful in deceiving and cheating the local people of Germany. Mayer chose Rothschild (meaning a red sign or shield). Thus, the famous international banking house of the Rothschilds came into being.
With his successful banking/goldsmithing business, Mayer was soon ready to branch out. As he had five sons, he kept one in Frankfurt and sent the other four to other nations to also establish international banks--in London, Paris, Vienna and Naples. Son Nathan went to London and son James went to Paris. Soon, Mayer and his sons gained fame as being experts in international banking and finance.
Early on, they found that war could be a very profitable business for insiders who controlled one or both of the warring factions. Consequently, history is full of the stories of how the Rothschild banking dynasty financed both sides in war--like, for example, with France and England in the Napoleonic War of the early 19th century.
Buying the British Empire
Rothschild brothers (Nathan in London and James in Paris) were key financial confidants of both Napoleon and the British government. They knew every major plan and action of the two governments. So they worked out a clever carrier pigeon scheme to keep each other abreast of events which were unknown to the general public.
At Waterloo, Wellington prevailed on the battlefield. The British public didn’t know about it for days. But with his pigeon service, Nathan Rothschild was quickly aware of the British success. Therefore, he craftily went into the London financial markets and bought up the British Empire with a little scheming and deceit.
Nathan had a reputation for being very astute on events occurring on the Continent. So, many British investors would watch him and his actions as clues for them to follow in order to make money. Initially, Rothschild acted like a bear and began publicly selling the British pound short. The watching, gullible, ignorant investors believed that Rothschild had prior knowledge of bad investment news.
So these uninformed investors followed Rothschild’s suit and began selling the pound which fell dramatically. As soon as crafty old Nathan had suckered in the other investors (pound sellers), he quietly and secretly switched horses and began buying the pound--before the news of Wellington’s victory reached London.
When the war news arrived in London, Nathan’s investments exploded upward and made Nathan the effective owner of the British Empire. Immediately, he was no longer a hated, little Rothschild. He was quickly made a knight of the British Empire. Rothschilds have been British Lords ever since.
In view of what has happened and is happening right now in financial markets around the world, it is very possible that the tactics used by old Nathan Rothschild almost 200 years ago are now being repeated to some extent by his super rich descendants.
Maybe, they have engineered the whole commodity crash scenario in 2008 in a crafty manner to protect existing investments, make more profits and gain further control over politicians, banks, businesses and even nations/countries. The only danger they face is that they might be able to lose control of the situation and a panic can set in before they can bail themselves out.
As pointed out above, the Rothschilds financed both sides and edged them on during the Napoleonic Wars. The same thing happened in the American Civil War. In the North, their agent, August Belmont, provided the encouragement and money. In the South, they operated through Judah P. Benjamin and the Erlangers, Rothschild relatives (“None Dare Call It Conspiracy,” p. 40).
Which ever way these various wars went, the Rothschilds were winners. They couldn’t lose. The principle advantage of financing and controlling both sides in a war or conflict is that in controlling the winning side, the big boys get to come into the defeated nation and completely plunder and appropriate its remaining wealth.
During the US Civil War, which they promoted, the Rothschilds tried to get the US government to establish another Rothschild owned central bank. The Rothschild Bank in London sent a letter to its New York agents which said: “The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting the system is inimical to their interests” (“Kill Zone,” p. 170). With opposition from Lincoln, this effort failed at that time.
With the power of the goldsmith category of people, it is no wonder carpetbagger parasites were allowed to follow Nebuchadnezzar into Jerusalem in 554 BCE and General U.S. Grant’s army into the defeated South in the 1860s to exploit, plunder and steal everything possible.
One can also see this reality, particularly in WWI and WWII, when the super rich controlling the US and the West got to steal much of the property and wealth of the defeated Ottoman Turks, Germans and Japanese.
It might be argued that the United States and Britain, their taxpayers and their soldiers (who died on the battlefields), didn’t get much out of the World Wars; but rest assured that the fat cat international bankers cleaned up in gaining control of Japanese and German banking, commerce and industry (SONY--Standard Oil of NY?).
That’s why those wars and all the others (past, present and future) have been and are fought. Dominating greed for more and more profits and gains prompts the big money interests to promote, encourage and agitate wars on and on.
In WWI, Rothschild agents and relatives held many of the key jobs with both the United States and German governments. Paul Warburg was chairman of the Fed (thus controlling US money) and his brother Felix was a senior partner with Wall Street’s Kuhn Loeb & Company (“None Dare Call It Conspiracy,” p. 40-57).
In the meantime, their brother Max Warburg was running the Frankfurt, Germany branch of the Rothschild banking empire and in time took over the German Secret Service. In the eventual peace talks, brother Max was with the German delegation while brother Paul was with the Americans.
There should be no doubt about who those two Warburgs were serving in those meetings. It’s quite manifest that neither the interests of Germany or the United States had a fair shake in the talks. Contrariwise, one can be sure that the Rothschild banking empire (which the two Warburgs served and worked for) was taken care of, in terms of profits and gains.
The Promoters of War
Gutle Schnapper, wife of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, was once quoted as saying-- “If my sons did not want war, there would be none” (“The Serial Killers of Lincoln, JFK, RFK & MLK,” p. 12). These words from Gutle have much meaning in the vein of Genesis 27:40 (in that the children of certain Old Testament people make money and their living from war).
The “Labour Leader” newspaper of Britain on 19 Dec 1891 referred to the Rothschilds and said: “This blood-sucking crew has been the cause of untold mischief and misery in Europe during the present century, and has piled up its prodigious wealth chiefly through fomenting wars between States which ought never to have quarreled. Wherever there is trouble in Europe, wherever rumors of war circulate and men’s minds are distraught with fear of change and calamity you may be sure that a hook-nosed Rothschild is at his games somewhere near the region of the disturbance” (ibid, p. 12).
In “Imperialism,” writer J. A. Hobson wrote: “No Great War could be undertaken by any European State...if the house of Rothschild and its connections set their face against it” (ibid, p, 25).
-- Posted Tuesday, 19 August 2008 | Digg This Article | Source: GoldSeek.com