In his book, A Century of War, F. William Engdahl writes: “By 1920, Morgan’s partner, Thomas W. Lamont, noted with obvious satisfaction that, ‘as a result of four years of war and global devastation, the national debts of the world have increased by $210,000,000,000 or about 475 percent in the last six years, and as a natural consequence, the variety of government bonds and the number of investors in them have been greatly multiplied…….in all the investment markets of the world but nowhere, perhaps, in greater measure than in the United States’.”

Historian Alan Brugar has pointed out that for every soldier who died in battle, the international bankers made a profit of $10,000 dollars! This was almost a century ago when the dollar carried much more value than today. It were the bankers who manipulated the horrific World War I. This bloodletting was not just to make profits - this was also carried out to exhaust countries by bleeding them and enhance the control of bankers over governments with the objective of setting up the New World Order (NWO).

A set of banking families, tied by blood and intermarriages - the Rothschilds, the Warburgs, the Schiffs, the Rockefellers, the Morgans, etc - control the globe. Variously called merchant bankers, international bankers, the Elite, the High Cabal, etc these families are masters of financial fraud and deception. Their strength lies in usury, unity, ruthlessness, cunning, anonymity, an utter lack of fidelity to any nation, continuity and long range planning.

They kept Europe divided. The Dreyfuss affair, in which a French military officer was falsely charged with spying for Germany, erupted suddenly in French press, and led to a breakdown in the developing Franco-German cordiality in the 1890s. Although Dreyfuss was later acquitted, the damage had been done - France and Germany remained at odds. It turned out that Count Ferdinand Walsin-Esterhazy, the person responsible for planting false evidence against Dreyfuss, was in the pay of the Rothschild banking family.

In USA, the bankers set up Tax-Exempt Foundations. They retained control of the foundations, but managed passage of legislation, whereby only the Congress could order any investigation of the Tax-Exempt Foundations. In the minutes of the Carnegie Foundation meeting of 1908, which emerged to light after the Congress ordered an investigation into the “un-American” activities of Tax-Exempt Foundations in 1953, it is clearly stated that in order to take the US into the next war the State Department must be filled with their men.

In 1908, there was no public or media talk of a great war, but they were already getting ready to take the US into this pre-planned and manipulated war.

In 1913, the bankers managed to have an Act passed that set up and handed over a central bank, the Federal Reserve, to these banking families. The owners included the Rothschilds, Rockefeller, the Morgans, the Warburgs, etc. This meant that the money supply of the US could now be controlled by these families.

In the year 1913, a small group was entrusted with the task of moulding British public opinion in favour of war with Germany. Money came from Lord Rothschild and the Rockefellers. The group included Arnold Toynbee, Walter Lippmann and Edward Bernays, a nephew of Sigmund Freud. This seemingly impossible task was achieved through the technique of “consent engineering” or simply mass brainwashing.

Engdahl writes: “One of the best kept secrets of the 1914-18 world war was that on the eve of August 1914, when Britain declared war against the Third Reich, the British Treasury and the finances of the British Empire were in effect bankrupt.” The bankers had everything and could coerce the government. We are never taught that the murderers of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria were freemasons. The Austro-Hungarian authorities immediately made 30 demands from Serbia of which 29 were accepted the same day. Yet, within 24 hours, war was declared.

Author Charles Callan Tansill, in his book America Goes To War, writes: “Even before the actual clash of arms, the French firm of Rothschild Freres cabled to Morgan and Company in New York suggesting the floatation of a loan of $100 million, a substantial part of which was to be left in the United States to pay for French purchases of American goods.” The Morgans were also chosen as the sole agent for the purchase of goods for Britain during the war.

According to Congressional records of 1917: “In March 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests….…got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and the sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press…….They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers.”

The reason for buying control of US media was to mould public opinion against Germany and in favour of American entry into the war. Had Germany won, the bankers would not have been able to recover their loans. Interestingly, Woodrow Wilson was re-elected in 1916 on the slogan that he had kept, and would keep, the US out of the war. This was a lie. He had, eight months before the election, authorised his handler Col House to sign a secret agreement to take the US into war on the Allied side. The text of this agreement was leaked after the war, but the US public did not seem to react to this bombshell.

The entry of US in WWI was pre-planned and totally manipulated by the bankers. They simply told Wilson to obey - a delegation was sent to him that told him that unless the US went to war, the loans given by the Morgan Bank to the British and French could not be recovered. No American President, with the exception of JFK, has defied the bankers in the last 100 years. His fate will serve as a lesson for US Presidents for a long time to come.

The penetration of the banking families into the power fabric of nations can be gauged from the astonishing fact that during WWI German intelligence was headed by the banker Max Warburg, brother of a naturalised US citizen Paul Warburg. Paul Warburg authored the diabolical Federal Reserve scheme. The Warburgs were among the owners of the Federal Reserve. Both represented their respective “countries” in the “delegations” that met at the “peace” negotiations at Versailles after WWI in which Germany was ripped off completely.

When Germany, short of food supplies in 1915, was willing to end the war, the bankers wanted to prolong it. The bankers set up a Belgian Relief Commission, which was a cover for supplying food to the German army. A British nurse Edith Cavell found out and wrote a letter that appeared in the Nursing Mirror on April 15, 1915, pointing out that all supplies under “Belgian Relief” were being sent to Germany. Eustace Eustace Mullins writes: “William Wiseman, head of British Intelligence, and partner of Kuhn-Loeb Company, feared that the continuance of the war was at stake and secretly notified the Germans that Miss Cavell must be executed.” She was arrested and charged with aiding prisoners to escape, and even though this crime carried a punishment of a three-month imprisonment, she was executed in accordance with the desire of the bankers. This helped prolong the war for another three years.

During WWI over 66 million men of 21 countries went to the battlefield. There were over 37 million casualties, including seven million dead. The banking families thrive on bloodshed and war and the greater the bloodshed, the greater the monetary and political gains. A global dictatorship under their control, the NWO is their goal.

 The writer is the vice chancellor of the University of the Punjab.