By Alex Krainer
This is part 3 of a 3-part series shedding light on the role of British secret diplomacy in the run-up to World War 2. This article looks at the role of finance in shaping the new global order, still based on the same three-block world agenda. Here are the links to Part 1, Part 2 and the 46 min. video report on YouTube, which covers all three parts.
The “three block” imperial agenda today
While Nazism was defeated in World War II at a massive cost in lives and treasure, the same structures of power that financed and empowered Hitler have retained their levers of power and are continuing to shape global geopolitics to this day. They have not given up on their vision of a “three block world”, which is perhaps most visibly represented by the Trilateral Commission, one of the most influential think tanks in the world. Founded in July 1973, the Trilateral Commission’s aim is to foster close cooperation between Japan, Western Europe and North America. But unlike in the 1930s, today the control of continental Europe is being pursued through the ostensibly democratic political institutions of the European Union rather than by conquest and brute military force.
Even here, Germany has emerged as the dominant power among supposed equals. The EU’s mission is to consolidate and centralize economic and political power and ultimately build up a military power as well. Part of this agenda includes eviscerating the sovereignty of its member states. Poland, which is today one of the strongest defenders of her national sovereignty in Europe, will continue to be in the crosshairs of the cabal’s sabotage and secret diplomacy.
The role of modern finance
Neville Chamberlain and his foreign policy team are history but the empire builders today continue pursuing their agenda through diplomatic, intelligence and financial power structures. Within the EU they are attacking nations’ sovereignty from without and wearing down their resolve from within. One of the Trojan Horses of this process are the central banks that wield predominant control over each nation’s economy but are in most countries almost entirely independent of legitimate democratic institutions. As Carroll Quigley wrote in 1966, “Each central bank… sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world.” (278)
In many cases this influence is known and openly discussed. But some of it is conducted in the shadows and only seldom comes under the spotlights that catch the secret diplomacy in action.
In many cases this influence is known and openly discussed. But some of it is conducted in the shadows and only seldom comes under the spotlights that catch the secret diplomacy in action. Here are just a few examples:
- IMF, EBRD and other banking institutions’ support for Ukraine’s 2014 coup – the support without which, as the new puppet PM Arseny Yatsenyuk admitted, the coup would have failed;
- President Barack Obama‘s staffing of his administration in accordance with Citigroup’s demands;
- IMF and WorldBank’s conditioning funding to governments on their pandemic response policies.
One case involving Poland came to light in June 2014, when the magazine Wprost released a recording of a July 2013 meeting between the Interior Minister Bartolomiej Sienkiewicz and the central bank governor Marek Belka in a Warsaw restaurant. Some eight months before a general election, the minister was courting central banker’s support. The ruling party was concerned that the slow economy and government’s weak budget position could boost public support for the opposition Law and Justice Party.
As the former Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Marek Belka was a long-standing political heavy-weight in Poland and was regarded by western interests as a “safe pair of hands” in Poland. In that meeting with Sienkiewicz he discussed “non-standard” support for the government and “very significant change” in the central bank status, but the central bank’s support to the government was conditional: the government would have to get rid of their Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski and replace him with a “technical and apolitical minister who would find full support in the central bank.”
ZeroHedge provided a colorful comment: “Odd: an elected government official being replaced by unelected technocrats who get the blessing of bankers, pardon, central bankers. Where have we seen that before? Oh wait, pretty much in every insolvent European country whose government is merely a group of sock-puppets designed to perpetuate the lie of democracy, and where all the relevant decisions are made by Mario Draghi.” Indeed, in spite of being named European Finance Minister of the Year by The Banker magazine in 2009 and cited as the third best Finance Minister by the Financial Times in 2012, the government obeyed the central bank’s dictate. The Premier Donald Tusk sacked Jacek Rostowski before the elections and replaced him with the young technocrat Mateusz Szczurek. The said Mario Draghi, in the meantime, somehow became the unelected Prime Minister of Italy.
Another interesting aspect of this affair is that most of the English language articles about it have been 404-ed by today.
Any nation intent on defending its sovereignty should be extremely vigilant about Trojan Horses within its own financial, academic, political and military institutions. If the officialdom, already staffed with obedient technocrats, will ignore the signs of danger and even collaborate with the slow evisceration of their nation’s sovereignty, then the people of such nations should be doubly vigilant so they can recognize the signs of betrayal in time to take corrective action. This is all the more important today as the empire builders are once more escalating political and military tensions and taking reckless risks that could ultimately lead to another world war.
Wars can surprise
Tensions between powers can smolder for a long time, even to the point where we get used to them, expecting that tomorrow will be much like today. But we should never be complacent about the war risks. Many times in the past, major conflicts escalated suddenly and rapidly past the point of no return. In 1915, financial journalist W. R. Lawson recalled that, ‘on the morrow of Sarajevo, not one’ of the political and diplomatic experts showed “the slightest apprehension of the terrible sequel which deluged Europe with blood.” Journalist Hartley Withers wrote that the war “came upon us like a thunderbolt from a clear sky.” Writing in 1925, American historian Alexander Noyes said that, the “suddenness with which the European War broke out in the middle of 1914, the total absence of popular belief in the possibility of any such event, up to the very week in which it came, are familiar history.”
I can attest to that familiar history also: when the war broke out in the former Yugoslavia in 1991, there was also a nearly “total absence of popular belief in the possibility of any such event…” Tragically however, the event did happen. Today we should pay close attention to the escalating tensions between global powers. For the fault-line nations like Poland, the Baltic states and Ukraine, their people should be weary of being used as a bludgeon in someone else’s imperial project and should regard all foreign meddling with deep suspicion, even if it is dressed up as harmless “help” fixing some border fences. They should reject emotional manipulation and demand truth from their media. They should equally demand accountability from their own policymakers. The responsibly to future generations not to repeat the mistakes of the past is today on our shoulders. Let us hope and pray that peace will prevail. But let us also do more than that: each and every one of us must do our part to defend peace and say a clear, resounding NO to the small parasite class who are today clamoring for a new great war.
However, it does appear that the policymakers in many nations today have taken the lessons of history seriously and are taking action to mitigate the risks of military conflict breaking out. On Tuesday, 30th November, Norway’s foreign minister Anniken Huitfeld announced that Norway wants American, British and other NATO aircraft and vessels to keep their distance from Russia’s border: “It is important for Norway to be militarily present in our immediate surroundings. But very close to the Russian border, we believe that we do it best ourselves, with Norwegian planes and Norwegian frigates.”
That simple expedient should mitigate the risk of a “Gulf of Tonkin” in the Baltics, or some similar such false flag event to finally get some shooting action going. That is, of course, unless Norway’s Central Bank could ensure that the Nation’s ministries are staffed with more “technical and apolitical ministers who would find full support in the central bank.”
This was part 3 of a 3-part series shedding light on the role of British secret diplomacy in the run-up to World War 2 and the role of finance shaping the new global order. Here are the links to Part 1 and Part 2, and the 46 min. video report that covers all three parts.
Alex Krainer – @NakedHedgie is a former hedge fund manager, founder of KRAINER ANALYTICS and publisher of the daily TrendCompass reports. I-System TrendCompass provides daily CTA signals on over 200 financial and commodities markets so you can navigate trends profitably, with confidence and peace of mind. Subscription rates start at below 85 Eur/month (1,000 Eur/yr) and one-month test drive is always free of charge. To learn more, please visit TrendCompass page or drop us an e-mail at TrendCompass@ISystem-TF.com. For qualified investors, we can also propose superbly engineered turn-key portfolio solutions, including a high-octane inflation hedging portfolios.