Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order
So what is it all about, this War On Terror?
What are the plans and goals of western politics in the Middle East?
Author of the book A Century Of War
mister F. William Engdahl wrote some really nice mind opening words. Engdahl summarizes the horrors of the
20th Century, including two World Wars, a stock market crash and subsequent depression, the rise of Hitler, the formation of the Seven Sisters oil
cartel, the Green movement, the slowdown of industrial growth, the bankrupting of the Third World, and much more.
We start with this book because it explicitly defines the mechanics behind the major disruptions which have impacted us all during this last
century. These events include World War I, the 1929 stock market crash and subsequent depression, the rise of Hitler and the subsequent World War
II, the Marshall Plan and subsequent never-ending "foreign aid," the Vietnamese War and LBJ's Great Society, followed in quick order by Nixon's
separation of the dollar from gold and the 1974 "Oil Shock," the creation of the massive Third World debt, the buildup of the massive U.S. national
debt in the 1980's, and last but not least, George Bush's Gulf War. Omitting Mr. Engdahl's documentation and his gentle entry into his subject,
he lays out the following picture:
The wars and other horrors listed above were derived from Great Britain's secret strategies to control gold, the seas, and the world's raw
materials, most particularly including, after the turn of the century, petroleum, the new "black gold" which enabled modern warfare to be waged.
In the several decades prior to World War I, the furtherance of this basic policy was in the hands of Cecil Rhodes, Alfred Lord Milner, and others,
who formed a secret group called the "Round Table." This group, as recorded in its own writings, was specifically anti-German and pro-Empire.It
viewed the economic strengthening of Germany in the late 1800's with alarm, and the German effort after the turn of the century to build a
Baghdad-to-Berlin railway as a direct military threat, since it would provide direct German access to the Middle East's oil fields, bypassing the sea
routes controlled by the British. Britain had earlier sealed off extension of the railway to the Persian Gulf by the forcible establishment of Kuwait
as a "British Protectorate" to be run by the Sabah family, as at present, preventing future Central European (i.e., German) access to the southern
oceans. The last northern link of the railway, also of concern, was in Serbia. But before that link could be finished, the Austrian heir-apparent
was assassinated by a Serb, to which Austria responded, starting World War I by bringing in Germany, France and Russia by treaty with either Serbia or
Austria, and also Britain, via a secret treaty which it had signed with France only three months before the assassination.
The war produced between 16 and 20 million deaths, mostly civilians, including a half-million British deaths. Germany was successfully cut off from
Russian and Middle-Eastern oil, and the war was essentially won with Rockefeller oil from America. Following the war, Britain and France carved up the
Middle East (by prior secret wartime agreement), Britain obtaining "protectorate" status over Palestine (Israel) and the important oil-producing
areas, especially Iraq. Their protectorate over Palestine set the stage for their planned later creation in that area of a Jewish homeland, which
intent was proclaimed to British Zionists in a letter from Britain's Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Walter Lord Rothschild, representing the
English Federation of Zionists. The letter became known as the Balfour Declaration, which was not implemented until after World War 2. The British
intent was to project their control into the oil-laden Middle East by creating a Jewish-dominated Palestine, beholden to Britain for survival, and
surrounded by a pack of squabbling, balkanized Arab states.
And this is how the Empire really works. The Western corporativism at its best. All wars in Middle East that we see today and we saw yesterday are a
bi-product of these Stupid White Men, that want the world for themselves. They came to this area and started to divide and conquer, started to
fragmentize and started to create protectorats such as Palestine. Anglo-American politics are directly responsible for all the Middle East conflicts
after WW2. They are directly responsible for birth of International Terrorism, they are directly responsible for the huge and poor area known as the
They created their own stage here and put their own players in the game. And THAT is how the world REALLY works.
Now, a "brief" timeline of important dates in the history of anglo-american oil politics (not counting war in Iraq today, because the author only
goes to the year 1991), for all of us to see, how far and how DEEP this really goes:
1846: British government repeals "Corn Laws" to open free trade in agriculture; Ireland's potato famine ensues.
1873: The "Great Depression of 1873" begins in England, which lasts approximately until 1896.
1882: Britain's Admiral Lord Fisher first advocates oil fired fleet for Royal Navy.
1885: German Gottlieb Daimler develops first workable petrol motor to power a road vehicle.
1888: Ottoman Turkish Sultan gives initial Baghdad railway concession to group led by Deutsche Bank; Karl Helfferich of Deutsche Bank is made head of
1891: Sergei Witte, Russian Finance Minister under Czar Nicholas I, initiates construction of a Trans-Siberian Railway line linking western Russia
with the Pacific.
1892: Rudolf Diesel secures first German patent for design of internal combustion engine.
1898: French troops back down at Fashoda on the Nile, to the British forces of Lord Kitchner, setting stage for British creation of an Anglo-French
Entente Cordiale against Germany.
1899: British block Baghdad Railway access to Persian Gulf via treaty with Al-Sabah family of Kuwait.
1905: British Secret Intelligence agent Sidney Reilly secures exclusive rights to major portion of Persian oil from W Knox d'Arcy.
1912: Deutsche Bank secures "right of way" mineral rights parallel to entire line of Baghdad Railway line, including the area today containing the
oil-rich Kirkuk fields of Iraq.
1914, April: English Foreign Minister Earl Grey accompanies King George to Paris to meet France's President Poincare and Russia's Ambassador; the
three seal a secret military pact against Germany and Austro-Hungary.
1914, 28 June: Serbian assassin in Bosnian capital Sarajevo assassinates Austrian Archduke Ferdinand, setting stage for chain of events which brought
The Great War of 1914-1918.
1915, January: British Government named House of J.P. Morgan in New York to be exclusive purchasing agent in America for British war supplies.
1916: Britain and France secretly agree to carve up the Middle East part of the Ottoman Empire under terms of the Sykes-Picot Agreement.
1917, March: British Foreign Secretary Balfour writes letter to Lord Rothschild outlining British support for creation of a Jewish homeland in
1919, May: London's influential Royal Institute of International Affairs and New York Council on Foreign Relations are created as sister
organizations during the Versailles Peace Conference by members of the J. P Morgan group, Lord Lothian, Lord Cecil and others of the British
1921, March: British Colonial Minister Winston Churchill convenes Cairo Conference which included top Middle East experts such as T.E. Lawrence, Percy
Cox. Colonial Office's Mideast Department is formally created, acknowledging new strategic import of Middle East.
1922, April: German Foreign Minister Rathenau and Russian Foreign Minister Chicherin announce bilateral trade and economic cooperation accord,
"Rapallo Treaty" to stunned delegates of Genoa international economic conference convened by England.
1922, 22 June: Rathenau is assassinated in Berlin by two "right-wing extremists."
1923, 11 January: French troops ordered to occupy Essen and German Ruhrgebeit over allegations of breach of war reparations agreement; the ensuing
shutdown of German industry triggers infamous "Weimar inflation" crisis.
1923, November: Hjalmar Schacht, close friend of Bank of England Governor Montagu Norman, is appointed German Commissioner of the Currency.
1923, December: The unanimous choice to become new Reichsbank President, Karl Helfferich, is rejected by Stresemann government on pressure from London
and New York bankers; Hjalmar Schacht assumes the post instead. Helfferich dies in suspicious train accident some months later.
1924, April: An exhausted German government accepts terms of Dawes Plan for war reparations payment to US, Britain and France, as drafted by J.P.
Morgan associate, Charles C. Dawes.
1928: Royal Dutch Shell, Anglo-Persian Oil and the American Rockefeller group formally sign their "truce" and divide entire Middle East among them
under the Red Line Agreement.
1929, October: "Black Friday" New York Stock Exchange crash triggers accelerated liquidation of dollar investments in Germany and Austria.
1931, May: Vienna Creditanstalt collapses, triggering domino collapse of Austrian and German banking and industry, unemployment and rise of political
1932: Ivar Kreuger, Swedish industrialist and banker found dead in suspicious circumstances in his Paris hotel room in midst of negotiations to extend
major new loan to German government.
1933: Bank of England's Montagu Norman grants crucial loan to new regime of Adolf Hitler, helping consolidate the latter's power.
1944: Britain's Lord Keynes and American Deputy Treasury Secretary Harry Dexter White work out final details of new postwar world order, to be called
the Bretton Woods System, creating the International Monetary Fund.
1946, March: Winston Churchill travels to President Truman's home state, to Fulton, Missouri, to unveil postwar British proposal for Cold War against
1951: Iranian nationalist Mohammed Mossadegh is made Prime Minister on a program to develop Iranian oil resources under nationalization of British
Anglo-Iranian Oil Company properties. Iran is immediately subjected to British and American economic embargo.
1953, August: British secret intelligence with assist of US State Department and CIA advisors, including General Norman Schwartzkopf, Sr., launch
Operation AJAX destabilization of Mossadegh regime, reinstating the Shah Pahlevi who agrees to readmit British and American oil companies to Iran.
1953: Italian industrialist Enrico Mattei secures passage of law creating Italian state company, ENI to secure national control of oil and gas
1957: Enrico Mattei makes "revolutionary" oil dqvelopment agreement with Iran which angers the Seven Sisters oil majors. US domestic economy
undergoes first severe recession since end of World War II.
1958: General Charles DeGaulle becomes President of France, and among first acts in office calls for historic meeting with German Chancellor
1960, October: Mattei signs historic oil-for-technology agrkement between ENI and Moscow, in face of strong opposition from Anglo-American oil
1962, October: Enrico Mattei dies in mysterious plane crash, only days before he was to fly to Washington for meeting with President John Kennedy, who
at the titne had urged American oil companies to reach a detente with Mattei on global oil policy.
1963, January: DeGaulle and Adenauer sign Franco-German cooperation agreement.
1963, November: American President John F. Kennedy assassinated.
1967, June: France's DeGaulle announces French withdrawal from "gold pool" arrangement formed to support over-valued Sterling and Dollar
1967, November: Crisis in the Anglo-American Bretton Woods monetary system leads to devaluation of British Pound Sterling, in face of massive run on
Sterling. The first such devaluation since 1949.
1968, April: France rejects American proposal for SDR "paper gold" currency scheme at Stockholm meeting of Group of 10.
1968, May: US and British intelligence launch French "May'68" student strikes and simultaneous rumors of French Franc instability to destabilize
1969: Charles DeGaulle steps down and is replaced by Georges Pompidou.
1971, 15 August: President Nixon announces US unilateral withdrawal from Bretton Woods Gold Exchange, initiating era of "floating exchange
1971, December: McGeorge Bundy and Ford Foundation begin major global energy strategy study which will claim world energy crisis imminent despite
promise of nuclear energy as substitute for oil.
1972, June: Maurice Strong, a Canadian oilman and financier is chosen to head Stockholm UN Conference on the Environment which funnels millions of
dollars into creation of a new anti-industry and anti-nuclear "green movement."
1973, May: The secret meeting of the Bilderberg Group in Saltsjoebaden Sweden discusses problems of "petrodollar recycling" under projected 400%
increase in world oil price.
1973, June: David Rockefeller together with leading people in Britain, and elsewhere initiate Trilateral Commission.
1973, October: US Secretary of State Kissinger intrigues to trigger "Yom Kippur War" between Israel and Arabs which precipitates the Bilderberg 400%
oil price shock.
1974: US Government adopts Kissinger draft, NSSC-200, which declares official US Government policy to control rate of growth especially of population,
in Third World countries to be a USA "national security" priority.
1975: German government of Chancellor Helmut Schmidt wins Parliament approval for major nuclear energy program as response to increase in oil import
costs, similar in scope to that of France. Spain and Italy also announce major nuclear power commitment in wake of oil shock. The same year New York
Council of Foreign Affairs begins "Project on the 1980's" which calls for among other items, a "controlled disintegration of world economy."
1975, April: American economist LaRouche proposes global International Development Bank to channel long-term credit to Great Projects in key
developing sector regions to revitalize world industrial development.
1976, August: Non-Aligned Summit meeting in Colombo Sri Lanka adopts proposal calling for development and a moratorium on interest burden for Third
World economies hit by oil shock depression.
1976, September: Guyana Foreign Minister Frederick D. Wills brings Colombo Non-Aligned proposal before UN General Assembly in New York; Wall Street
stock market goes into sharp decline in reaction.
1977, January: Mitsubishi Research Institute of Japan proposes a Global Infrastructure Fund to finance large infrastructure projects in key areas in
the developing sector to revive industrial investment.
1977, July: German banker Juergen Ponto assassinated; soon after head of German Industrial Association, Hans Martin Schleyer is kidnapped and
1978, September: Helmut Schmidt and Giscard D'Estaing initiate formation of Phase One of European Monetary System to stabilize European currencies in
wake of growing dollar instability.
1979, January: British Petroleum and US intelligence launch full-scale destabilization of Shah of Iran, which produces Second Oil Shock of 1970's.
Shah flees Iran.
1979, March: A deliberate tampering produces "Three-Mile Island" nuclear incident at Harrisburg Pennsylvania which serves as focus for massive
anti-nuclear scare in USA.
1979, May: Bilderberg meeting in Austria endorses theocratic Muslim state under Khomeini.
1979, May: Conservative government formed in Britain under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; within weeks she imposes drastic monetary "shock
therapy" to "squeeze inflation out" of British economy. Unemployment doubles within months.
1979, October: Paul Volcker implements Thatcher's British "monetary shock" policy in US, which sends interest rates above 20% for an extended
1979, November: Reagan-Bush Republican ticket wins US presidency; Reagan committed to "free market" policy similar to Thatcher.
1982, April: Prime Minister Thatcher proposes "gunboat diplomacy" to enforce collection of debt from Latin American countries; Falkland Island
conflict with Argentina is made the "test case" for new NATO "out-of-area" military intervention.
1982, August: Mexico announces it is forced to default on servicing its foreign debt, triggering global "Third World Debt Crisis."
1982, September: Mexican President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks in partial emergency response to outflight of capital.
1982, October: Secretary of State George Shultz in UN speech announces "Reagan recovery" policy which triggers a speculative consumer and real
estate boom similar to the 1920's in US. Domestic debt ratios expand in a dramatic manner for next seven years as by-product. The same month Reagan
Administration signs Garn-St. Germain Act removing prior regulatory controls on US Savings & Loan banks, further triggering speculation in real
estate. 1985-86 Washington secret pact with Saudi Arabia to further stimulate US consumer credit boom via dramatic lowering of oil prices; this
facilitated a sharp further fall in US interest rates which lasted some months.
1986, April: Vice President Bush travels to Riyadh to signal the halt to oil price falls, its effect having been realized.
1987, 19 October: Reagan-Bush speculative bubble bursts in the most dramatic one-day fall on Wall Street since "Black Monday" October 29,1929.
1988, November: George Bush defeats Michael Dukakis to become president.
1989, September: CIA Director William Webster unveils new "economic directorate" of CIA to redefine role of US intelligence agency in "post Cold
1989, 9 November: Berlin Wall is opened, preparing the reunification of two Germanies, as well as opening of all Eastern Europe.
1989, 29 November: Deutsche Bank chief Alfred Herrhausen is assassinated days after giving media interview on his program for reindustrializing East
German economy. Herrhausen is first of several close advisers to Chancellor Kohl, all involved in aspects of the pending German unification, who are
targetted for assassination, including Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaueble and Treuhand heid Detlev Rohwedder.
1989, December: Bush Administration invades Panama on pretext of capturing Manuel Noriega on allegations of drug dealings. Preparations also underway
for entrapment of Iraq's Saddam Hussein as Bush Administration cuts off all credit to Iraq.
1990, March: Emirate of Kuwait, acting on request of Washington, launches economic pressure on Iraq by flooding markets with cheap oil in violation of
OPEC accord. Saudis privately concur.
1990, 7 July: US Ambassador to Baghdad, April Glaspie tells Saddam Hussein that Washington regards Iraq-Kuwait territorial dispute as "not of
strategic interest to USA," setting stage for invasion of Kuwait by Iraq.
1990, August: Bush Administration launches Operation Desert Shield, the largest military buildup since Vietnam in response to invasion of Kuwait.
1991, June: US Secretary James Baker in Belgrade gives backing to Milosevic "Greater Serbia" faction, resulting in eruption of war in former
So after a Century of War nothing really changes. There are still wars going on and there are still people making alot of money with that. There are
still people dying in this wars and there are still people planning more of these wars. Dont you think its time to STOP THEM and CHANGE THAT? Or are
you happy just the way it is? Happy with the blind War On Terror, happy with the fact that notorious Saddam Hussen is arrested, happy with the fact
that every day in DR Congo there are 3000 people killed, happy with the fact that Africa is Dying Slowly?
If not, please, WAKE UP!
[edit on 21/3/05 by Souljah]