Here is a link you might find interesting.
Its about the Rothschilds history and goes back to the 1700s.
Its along read but might give you a better idea on if he was a scapegoat or not.
I don't know myself but after reading this I wonder if he was in control as much as he thought he was.
Read from 1897 and on.
Edit to add some quotes because my post is being ignored.
1897: The Rothschilds found the Zionist Congress to promote Zionism (a political movement with the sole aim of moving all Jews into a singularly
Jewish nation state) and arrange its first meeting in Munich. However due to extreme opposition from local Jews, who are quite happy where they are,
this meeting has to be moved to Basle, Switzerland and takes place on 29 August. The meeting is chaired by Ashkenazi Jew, Theodor Herzl, who would
state in his diaries,
"It is essential that the sufferings of Jews….become worse….this will assist in realization of our plans….I have an excellent idea….I shall
induce anti-Semites to liquidate Jewish wealth….The anti-Semites will assist us thereby in that they will strengthen the persecution and oppression
of Jews. The anti-Semites shall be our best friends."
1914: The start of World War I. In this war, the German Rothschilds loan money to the Germans, the British Rothschilds loan money to the British,
and the French Rothschilds loan money to the French.
Futhermore, the Rothschilds have control of the three European news agencies, Wolff (est. 1849) in Germany, Reuters (est. 1851) in England, and Havas
(est. 1835) in France.
The Rothschilds use Wolff to manipulate the German people into a fervour for war. From around this time, the Rothschilds are rarely reported in the
media, because they own the media.
[edit on 11-1-2010 by DrumsRfun]