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The Elite Endgame: Oil = Extortion = New World Order

March 25, 2002

I spent 33 years in ... the Marine Corps [rising to] Major General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in.... I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 ... In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints.

- Excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

Gen. Butler should not judge capitalism by its malignant form, monopoly and imperialism. Otherwise, he was right. For 100 years, the United States has been the "enforcer" for big private oil and banking interests known as the "Anglo American elite" (Rothschild, Rockefeller, Morgan) based in London and New York. The human race has been stalled for 150 years due to the baneful dominion of this clique.

This is the real "shadow government." People who say this are ridiculed as "conspiracy theorists." What do you expect to hear from a cabal that conducts its business in secret, protected by club wielding police? The elite is not an urban legend. It represents a group of very rich people who have the fascist instincts of British feudal lords combined with American robber barons and express them in New Age liberal, socialist and feminist rhetoric.

Its coordinating body is the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London. The New York branch office is the Council on Foreign Relations, founded by J.P Morgan in 1922. This "think tank" is more like a studio. It hires the scriptwriters and casts the actors to fill the main roles. For example, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter were nobodies until they were discovered and elevated to national prominence as "outsiders."

Oligarchic control is an unspoken fact of life in America. It is executed by the CIA and by the mass media. For the past 85 years, almost every President, CIA Director, and leading cabinet secretary have come from the CFR casting couch. Tenet, Rumsfelt, Powell, Cheney and Condoleezza Rice are all CFR members.

As far as I can see, since 1950, the only politicians that represented the American people were the Taft-McCarthy-Goldwater-Buchanan school of Republicans. Kennedy and Nixon may also have tried but the CIA took care of that.

If you accept the mass media, you believe that on Sept. 11 Islamic terrorists wantonly attacked the WTC. On the other hand, if you prefer to (look behind the curtain, you will suspect 9/11 was a bold gambit by the Anglo-American elite to camouflage a grab for complete control of the world's oil reserves. The Afghan war gave it the vast resources of the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. The Iraqi war will bring it the world's second largest reserves, forecast to become the largest (300 billion barrels).

Geopolitics is a chess game. Rockefeller's protégé Zbigniew Brzezinski, has a book entitled "The Grand Chessboard." As in chess, a drastic "sacrifice" (such as Sept. 11) always has a more far-reaching purpose. The Anglo American elite's game-plan is to use control of oil to blackmail Europe, Russia and China to accept its hegemony in the upcoming New World Order. No wonder the rest of the world is not crazy about attacking Iraq.

Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz recently expressed a similar view in an interview with a German newspaper ( Weltam Sonntag 10.03.02). He said he thought the war is inevitable because "Bush wants control over Iraq's oil resources as a lever to pressure Europe, Russia and China."

The New World Order will consolidate Anglo American elite control of the world. Its social and economic agenda includes the promotion of homosexuality and feminism, the continued destruction of the nuclear family, abortion and depopulation, deindustrialization, elite monopoly of resources, middle class decline, and ever-greater disparities between rich and poor.

The nation state will gradually disappear and with it individual freedom, democracy, free speech and religion. The ultimate aim is the gradual dissolution of western civilization and the imposition of a new Dark Age. Like the recipe for boiling frogs, the elite has been slowly increasing the heat so we don't realize this is happening. But we can feel it distinctly in the education system, the media and arts, family law, the military and of course politics.

The Anglo American elite has been trying to use oil to achieve hegemony for more than a century. According to F. William Engdahl ("A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order, 1993") World War One occurred because Germany was expanding its influence into the oil rich Middle East. The Germans wanted to build a railroad from Berlin to Baghdad. An outrage incident, like Sept 11, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, by a Serbian "terrorist" got it started. The United States got involved because England was losing the war and owed billions to J.P. Morgan, their US purchase agent.

According to Engdahl, the elite was behind the oil shocks of the 1970's. The price of oil went sky high when Henry Kissinger maneuvered Egypt into attacking Israel in 1973, and later when the CIA installed the Ayatollah Khomeini because the Shah of Iran was about to build German designed nuclear reactors. Engdahl says the oil industry is opposed to nuclear power and funds the environmental movement for this reason. He says the Three Mile Island scare was engineered to discredit this energy source.

The "Club of Rome" and the leaders of the major environmental groups belong to the elite. Its "green agenda" is a zero-sum Malthusian equation: the less there is for you, the more there will be for it. They want to hoard natural resources, retard industrial development, and cull the population. In 1974, the US government adopted Rockefeller protege Henry Kissinger's "NSSC Memorandum 200". This directive made it a "national security" priority to restrict development and population growth in the Third World in order to access their raw materials more cheaply in the future. (Engdahl p. 164)

The war on terrorism is a charade. Sept. 11 was obviously a subterfuge that allowed Bush to hustle billions of dollars for war contrary to the US Constitution that gives war declaration power to congress. Sept. 11 also provided the "moral high ground" to invade Central Asia, Russia and China's backyard.

According to psyche war veteran Richard Crossman: "The way to carry out good propaganda is to never appear to be carrying it out at all."

It works. Just like the food we eat, and the cars we drive, the ideas we think are all packaged and sold. (Opposing views are weeded out.) When CIA stooges like Gloria Steinem say families are oppressive and women ought to work instead of raising children, the press dutifully raves and we all obey. When the CIA tells us nuclear power is unsafe and environmentally unfriendly, we turn our backs on a cheap reliable source of energy. When the CIA contracts the Mossad to stage a terror attack and tells us militant Islam is our enemy, we salute the flag and grab a rifle.

The Iraqi war now scheduled for May-June will divide the world into three camps: 1) the Anglo American elite, represented by George W. Bush, the US, British and Israeli governments, their lackeys, dependents and dupes; 2) Iraq, Iran and the part of the Muslim world that resists elite control. 3) Europe, Russia, China, Japan and the vast majority of humanity, which likes neither elite hegemony/blackmail nor Suddam Hussein/ Osama bin Laden and wishes they would both go away.

I saw George W. Bush on TV surrounded by school children piously explain that America is fighting in Afghanistan for freedom and to make the world a better place. America is supplying soccer balls and textbooks for Afghan children. He urged everyone to donate. I watched the children's faces to see if they were paying attention. Children have a way of recognizing sincerity. They were bored.

Like the schoolchildren, the public is also inattentive. There is an incongruous quality about this war, an instinctive sense of sham. But the elite keeps reminding us it is genuine and for real. Every day billions more tax dollars are allocated to build the means for it to control the world and us. (The National Security Agency is building capacity to monitor 12 million domestic phone calls simultaneously.)

And if we don't play along, it holds up the subtle threat of a biological or nuclear attack, just to convince us. If countries like Russia or China become inattentive, it indirectly threatens them with nuclear attack. By seeking hegemony, the Anglo American elite is playing a reckless game with humanity. It is creating the conditions for permanent war, and permanent oppression. Once again it is pressing the American people into the paradoxical role of "enforcer."

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at