The Power Elite Playbook, Oil War One, 1914-1918 Part
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.1 Several months before that ill-fated voyage, Winston Churchill, a Rothschild minion, described the Lusitania as "45,000
tons of live bait."2 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.3 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."4 That warning was not published by the elite-owned media until the day of departure - May 1, 1915.5 On that day, there was a two and a half hour delay due to passengers being transferred from the Cameronia.6 A number of prominent passengers were alerted anonymously not to sail on the Lusitania.7 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).8 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 The British had withdrawn the military escort from the ship as it approached England.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."9 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!
Germany, 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 war."10 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.11 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,"12 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 1917.13 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."14 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.15 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.16 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."17
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."18
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.19 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.20 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.21
With Brandeis' encouragement, Wilson, the "man of peace," poignantly pleaded with Congress on April 2, 1917 to declare
war against Germany.22 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.23 J. Pierpont Morgan (1867-1943) was the American agent for all Allied countries. He also financed France's participation
in the war.24 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.25 The U.S. actually "had a minimal affect on the military outcome of the European war."26
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.27 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.28 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.29 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."30
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.31 Butler's marines moved on after two weeks and Butler was promoted to brigadier general on October 7, 191832 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."33 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."34 The total number of Oil War I casualties, both military and civilian, was over 40 million - 20 million deaths and 21
million wounded.35 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 1918.36
- ^ Carroll Quigley, Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time, pgs. 250-51
- ^ America's Entry into WWI by Walter Smoter Frank
- ^ Carroll Quigley, op. cit., pgs. 250-51
- ^ The Lusitania Timeline
- ^ 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
- ^ S. S. Cameronia, The Ship and List of Transfers
- ^ The Lusitania Timeline
- ^ Mr. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, Saloon Class Passenger
- ^ The Sinking of the Lusitania, 1915
- ^ Hysteria Part 1. Before They Sprouted Horns and Fangs
- ^ Carroll Quigley, op. cit., pgs. 251
- ^ William Engdahl, A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order, pgs. 35-45
- ^ Sykes-Picot agreement text
- ^ The Balfour Declaration And its Consequences by Avi Shlaim
- ^ The Great Arab Revolt
- ^ "Behind the War on Iraq: Research Unit for Political Economy," Monthly Review. Volume: 55. Issue: 1. May 2003. Page
- ^ Ibid
- ^ William Engdahl, op. cit., pgs. 35-45
- ^ Pat Riott, The Greatest Story Never Told: Winston Churchill and the Crash of 1929, pg. 20
- ^ How Does Samuel Untermeyer Fit Into The Scheme?
- ^ New York Times, December 8, 1922
- ^ Woodrow Wilson: Address to a Joint Session of Congress Requesting a Declaration of War Against Germany, The American Presidency Project, Santa Barbara, California: University of California
- ^ David Livingstone, Terrorism and the Illuminati, Chapter 18: World War One
- ^ 1914-1915, US Policy on Loans to the Belligerents
- ^ Carroll Quigley, op. cit., pg. 250
- ^ Secrets Of The Federal Reserve - The London Connection by Eustace Mullins
- ^ Casualties in World War I
- ^ Russia and the First World War
- ^ Marshall Douglas Smith, Black Gold Hot Gold, The Rise of Fascism in the American Energy Business, 2001
- ^ Stephen Kinzer, All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror, Publisher: Wiley. Hoboken, NJ. 2003. Pg. 39
- ^ Paths to Glory: Medal of Honor Recipients Smedley Butler and Dan Daly by David T. Zabecki
- ^ Who's Who in Marine Corps History
- ^ Jules Archer, The Plot to Seize the White House, Hawthorne Books, Inc., New York 1973, pgs. 77-80
- ^ Ibid
- ^ World War I Casualties, Wikipedia
- ^ Marshall Douglas Smith, op. cit.
About the Author
Deanna Spingola has been a quilt designer and is the author of two books. She has traveled extensively
teaching and lecturing on her unique methods. She has always been an avid reader of non-fiction works designed to educate
rather than entertain. She is active in family history research and lectures on that topic. Currently she is the director
of the local Family History Center. She has a great interest in politics and the direction of current government policies,
particularly as they relate to the Constitution. Deanna's Web Site