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May 7, 1915 The Sinking of the Lusitania: The Start of WWI and a Classic Example of War Profiteering

What are the top reasons for war? At first thought, imperial governments or self-defense may come to mind. The truth is war is not possible without people profiting financially. To prevent and end war, peacemakers need to understand the money system that war-profiteers use to make a “killing.”

The same "banksters" or money trust that designed the Federal Reserve have for over two centuries profited from war. Senator Louis McFadden (1876-1936) documented direct involvement in wars in the 19th century. The list of 20th century involvement in promoting wars is long and includes the Lusitania operation in World War I, funding both Germany and England during WW II, helping to create the conditions for the Korean War in 1953 (Korea was intentionally divided in 1945), and beating the drums for war in Vietnam just to name a few. For dozens of current examples on how war debt is driven up by corporations such as Halliburton, see the documentary Iraq for Sale.
Should it be a surprise to anyone that international bankers scheme to profit from wars?
The cycle of debt often starts with selling weapons. Governments go in debt to buy weapons. The weapons manufacturers make money on the sale and the bankers profit from interest on the weapons-generated debt. The weapon sales accelerate if the weapons buyer, usually a government, is faced with a perceived or real threat. The country that buys the most weapons is the U.S. (total weapons purchases exceed the combined sum of all other nations). Not surprisingly, government officials, paid experts (often former government officials), and corporate owned media promote calls for war as agents of this agenda to drive up U.S. debt.

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Still, Wilson had to win an election

before he could begin to milk this "event". Hence the delay between the date of the event and our declaration.

Wilson's slogan?
"He kept us out of the War"

The supposedly great church hill was the Admril of the navy that pulled the ships escort as they were aware of a u-boat operating in the area.

This story is told well in Hitler, Churchill and the Unnecessary War by Pat Buchanan. An excellent read - a must read actually regarding 20th century history.


Liberty = Responsibility

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Yep. Pat Buchanan is a true

Yep. Pat Buchanan is a true patriot and a great man. My 2nd choice for President in the modern era, after RP. He's not really a Liberty guy, he's more of a paleo-conservative/old Rightist. He is NOT A Neo Con! That book is really good, and it flows well, i read it in a day last summer. Highly reccomended

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

how do i get rid of this my

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The international Jewish community declaring war on Germany in 1933 the picture becomes a little clearer.


Luke 3:38
Isaiah 43:3-5


perspective and heartwarming first post to this article.
the war started when Germany began to take it'S economy and finances back from the moneylending tribe that's currently enslaving all of humanity.


and the newspaper scan that proves it.



Taken a long time to get here hasn't it.

Luke 3:38
Isaiah 43:3-5

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Ahhh the first MAJOR false flag event..after the Federal Reserve

...That dragged 115,000 of our young men...to their deaths.


Both the UK and the US knew....KNEW that the passenger ship Lusitania (secretly loaded with munitions) was headed into a known German U-boat hideout...and where the Germans actually printed newspaper ads that ships in this area were bound for destruction.

Yet neither Churchill and Wilson....did nothing about it.

This was a "passive" false flag event.

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

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The ammo is there, sitting on the bottom of the sea.

Lusitania's Secret Cargo
by Erin Mullally - Volume 62 Number 1, January/February 2009

The nearly century-old debate about whether the passenger liner Lusitania was transporting British war munitions when torpedoed by a German U-boat is over. Physical evidence of just such a cargo has been recovered from the wreck, which rests 12 miles off the Irish coast in 300 feet of murky, turbulent water.
Continued at:

G Edward Griffin

gives a excellent account of the sinking of the Lusitania in his book -
The Creature from Jekyll Island - Chapter 12 - specifically.

Ron Paul is My President

Every US war, except the Mexican War,

was financed through inflation. Who benefits from inflation? Those that get the newly created money first, before the diluted purchasing power propagates through the trades made with the new money.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

This Ron Paul Quote Sums It Up Perfectly

"It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking."

Including the revolutionary

Including the revolutionary war.

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Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Don't get the reference

He's talking 20th century...




"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

I Have Used This Example In My Arguments for Peace

"County Waterford-based diver Eoin McGarry, on behalf of Lusitania's American owner, Gregg Bemis, has recovered live ammunition from the wreck." - http://archive.archaeology.org/0901/trenches/lusitania.html

EVERY Neoconservative, Rush Limbaugh-loving, Ron Paul-foreign policy-hating person I have every backed into a corner over the follies of intervention in the Iraq War or Vietnam War will ALWAYS go back to the whole "You think we shouldn't have fought against the Nazi's" argument for a pro-invasion US foreign policy.

I remember when the article about Gregg Bemis came to the forefront and it confirmed what many have said regarding the public opinion shift into going into WW1, the Lusitania. The status quo statement was that those damned Nazi's attacked civilians. The Nazi's warned that any ship carrying arms to British forces would be sunk. it was well known that the US government was sending arms to the British, but it was not known that the US government was using civillians as human shields.

It is amazing to see how the arguments used to justify fighting the "terrorists" were actions that the US government was utilizing themself. It is a travesty or a mockery of a sham for sure.

How do you explain the

How do you explain the Zimmermann Telegram? The Germans admitted to doing it.

Interesting snippet from wikipedia article.

listing many reasons why Mexico didnt take up Germany's offer. Among others being that Mexico was outmatched and could probably not rely on Germany for assistance as the british controlled the atlantic trade routes. This part sticks out to me though:

"If by some chance Mexico had the military means to win the conflict with the U.S. and retake the area in question, Mexico would have had severe difficulty accommodating the large, primarily English-speaking population who were well supplied with guns and ammunition."

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state...... you guys know the rest I'm sure.

I Will Never Forget the Day

I will never forget the day my Econ professor explained all of American history in economic terms: war finally really made "sense." In other words, it finally made sense why people would go to war and pay for war when the costs were so high.

If King George hadn't been sticking his hands in their pockets, no matter how wonderful the Declaration was, there wouldn't have been enough resistance.

Only since the Federal Reserve made financing available for war, has Congress gotten away with starting them without the Peoples' consent.

Ron Paul is correct: trade -- an economic solution -- is the path to peace.

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