"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."
- Trilateral Commission Founder David Rockefeller, speaking to the United Nations Business Council, September 1994.
"I have warned for a long time that the Federal Reserve is planning to destroy the US economy by printing the dollar in exponentially riskier quantities until it blows off the charts and crashes, and by easing credit and rates until the average individual and corporate debt loads are so enormous that the resulting massive distortions in the economy bring on an economic heart attack, leaving no possibility of recovery.
"This collapse will knock you out cold. This is the end of America as we know it. The greatest criminal enterprise, the Federal Reserve, has accomplished step number one, trashing and ending the dollar system, culminating a multiyear, massive, insane inflation of money supply and credit."
- Maryland State Senator Tim Ferguson, June 13, 2004
It's one of the oldest political tricks in the book, really. Engineer a crisis so severe that the voting public will happily surrender their rights and freedoms to anyone who claims to be able to resolve it. One of the best latter-20th century example of this mentality can be found in Operation Northwoods, a campaign planned by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff in the early 1960s, in which terror attacks and U.S. civilian deaths would be caused, and then blamed on Castro, as a pretext for war with Cuba.
Among the most elaborate schemes was to "create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner en route from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama or Venezuela. The destination would be chosen only to cause the flight plan route to cross Cuba. The passengers could be a group of college students off on a holiday or any grouping of persons with a common interest to support chartering a non-scheduled flight."
Operation Northwoods was summarily rejected by President John F. Kennedy on March 16, 1962, when the chief architect of the plan, Joint Chiefs Chair General Lyman Lemnitzer, was told by JFK that "there was virtually no possibility that the U.S. would ever use overt military force in Cuba"
Operation Northwoods was kiboshed. But for every false-flag operation rejected by presidents and prime ministers, there are many that are greelighted. Operation Gladio, for example, was a CIA/NATO post-WWII operation that saw covert operators stage so-called "terrorist" attacks that could be blamed on communist groups like the Red Brigades:
The existence of Gladio was confirmed and admitted by the Italian government in 1990, after a judge, Felice Casson, discovered the network in the course of his investigations into right-wing terrorism. Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti admitted Gladio's existence but tried to minimize its significance.
The main function of the Gladio-style groups, in the absence of Soviet invasion, seems to have been to discredit left-wing groups and politicians through the use of "the strategy of tension," including false-flag terrorism. The strategy of tension is a concept for control and manipulation of public opinion through the use of fear, propaganda, agents provacateurs, terrorism, etc. The aim was to instill fear into the populace while framing communist and left-wing political opponents for terrorist atrocities.
So, the U.S. government has a proven history of using the 'false-flag' operations in an attempt to manipulate public opinion (see also the Gulf of Tonkin incident, and eve the U.S.S. Maine incident, and on and on....)
Of course, the use of artificially manufactured crises to gain political power is by no means isolated to U.S. elites. Perhaps the most famous incident of this sort in the 20th century was perpetrated by the arms industry, international financiers and other dark powers behind the ascension of Adolf Hitler (see the Reichstag fire) in the days preceding WWII.
In the years following, we have seen many fresh crises emerge, events so catastrophic that devastating wars have resulted, governments have fallen and millions condemned to famine, disease and terror. Have all these crises been the result of false flag manipulations? Hunter S. Thompson once said "history is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit", and he's right. For example, without the benefit of years of hindsight and considerable research, we will probably never know the real story behind 9/11. Certainly in the case of Iraq and the alleged weapons of mass destruction, we all know now that they were non-existent, and that the entire Western world was manipulated into supporting an illegal war under false pretenses. But a false flag? At this point, we just can't know for sure.
Which means that it is even less likely that we can understand conclusively all the root causes and potential agendas behind the current global financial crisis. Nevertheless, there are already some developments taking place that are helping us to understand our current situation better than we did six months ago, or even 10 or 20 years ago.
Today, world leaders are banding together to proclaim the need -- in light of the financial strife the world is experiencing -- for a 'new world order'; a new global oversight of currency, the financial industries, and the issuance of credit. It's a collective voice that is overwhelming in its unanimity, and almost incomprehensible without knowing more. Consider the following:
ITEM - Australian PM Kevin Rudd calls for a "New World Order" characterized by "tighter regulation and policing of global finances, and identifies the immediate challenge as restoring global growth by 3 per cent of gross domestic product" ((Canberra Times, January 31, 2009).
ITEM - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says that the current financial crisis should be viewed as an opportunity to create a "new global order" (Sydney Morning Herald, January 26, 2009)
ITEM - German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for clear-cut rules worldwide" and "a charter for the global economic order" that could lead to the creation of a United Nations economic council. (Bloomberg.com, February 1, 2009).
ITEM - In an editorial, Sawraj Singh, chair of the Washington State Network for Human Rights and Central Washington Coalition for Social Justice, suggests that American unilateralism must be replaced by a more balanced globalist New World Order characterized -- among other things -- by South Asian nations being bound together on the pattern of the European Union (India Journal, January 30, 2009)
ITEM - Trilateralist Commission gray eminence Henry Kissinger issues an editorial call for a New World Order or face a retreat to chaos (The Independent, January 20, 2009 and World Net Daily, January 15, 2009)
Clearly, leading world figures are unanimous in their advocacy of a New World Order. This chorus of globalist urging sounds like nothing so much as the round of 'trial balloons' and leaks that we've become so accustomed to on the Sunday afternoon magazine shows when various government and party operatives trot out talking points in an attempt to socialize the public about some major change that is being contemplated. Only this time, it's being done on a global -- a globalist? -- scale. But where are these 'global operatives' getting their talking points from?
We might gain some insights by turning the clock back to the June 2008 Bilderberg Meeting, shortly after which Timothy Geithner, chair of the New York Branch of the Federal Reserve -- and an attendee at that meeting -- wrote an editorial calling for the following:
The institutions that play a central role in money and funding markets – including the main globally active banks and investment banks – need to operate under a unified framework that provides a stronger form of consolidated supervision, with appropriate requirements for capital and liquidity. To complement this, we need to put in place a stronger framework of oversight authority over the critical parts of the payments system – not just the established payments, clearing and settlements systems, but the infrastructure that underpins the decentralised over-the-counter markets.
Because of its primary responsibility for the stability of the overall financial system, the Federal Reserve should play a central role in such a framework, working closely with supervisors in the US and in other countries. At present the Fed has broad responsibility for financial stability not matched by direct authority and the consequences of the actions we have taken in this crisis make it more important that we close that gap.
Finally, we need a stronger capacity to respond to crises. The Fed has put in place a number of innovative new facilities that have helped ease liquidity strains. We plan to leave these in place until conditions in money and credit markets have improved substantially.
We are all aware of the many momentous things that have occurred since that meeting, not least of which is the fact that Mr Geithner, Bilderberg member and author of that editorial, was confirmed on January 26 as President Barack Obama's Treasury Secretary.
Who is Timothy Geithner? What do links between he and Obama and Bilderberg suggest about the current financial crisis and its origins? What other links might we find between powerful elites, clandestine power-broker groups and global economic policies?
Is it possible that the financial meltdown currently devastating families around the world was planned? And if so, who could possibly stand to gain?
We will explore these and other links in the second part of this article.
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