What Really Caused World War 1?
The True Cause of World War 1
History books record
that World War I started when the nations went to war to avenge the
assassination of the Archduke Francis
Ferdinand, the heir to the Habsburg throne, on June 28, 1914.
This is the typical
explanation. But the "revisionist historian" knows just what
caused and what the purpose was of the conflagration of World
Up until America's
entry into this war, the American people had followed the wise
advice of President George Washington given in his farewell
address, delivered to the nation on September 17, 1796.
President Washington said: "It is our true policy to steer
clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign
world.... Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any
part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils
of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humour or caprice?'
attempted to warn the American people about getting embroiled
in the affairs of Europe. But in 1914, it was not to be.
There were those who were secretly planning America's
involvement in World War I whether the American people wanted
it or not.
The Plan to Involve America in World War 1
The pressure to
involve the American government started in 1909, long before
the actual assassination of the Archduke.
Norman Dodd, former
director of the Committee to Investigate Tax Exempt
Foundations of the U.S. House of Representatives, testified
that the Committee was invited to study the minutes of the
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as part of the
Committee's investigation. The Committee stated: "The trustees
of the Foundation brought up a single question. If it is
desirable to alter the life of an entire people, is there any
means more efficient than war.... They discussed this
question... for a year and came up with an answer: There are
no known means more efficient than war, assuming the objective
is altering the life of an entire people. That leads
them to a question: How do we involve the United States in a
war. This is in 1909."
So the decision was
made to involve the United States in a war so that the "life
of the entire people could be altered." This was the
conclusion of a foundation supposedly committed to "peace."
The method by which
the United States was drawn into the war started on October
25, 1911, when Winston Churchill was appointed the First Lord
of the Admiralty in England.
Winston Churchill is
an interesting individual, as he later came to the conclusion
that there was indeed a master conspiracy at work in the major
events of the world, when he wrote the following in 1920:
"From the days of Spartacus—Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx,
to those of Trotsky (Russia)... this world-wide conspiracy for
the overthrow of civilization... has been steadily growing."
The second key
appointment made during the pre-war period was the appointment
of Franklin Delano Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary of the
Navy by President Woodrow Wilson.
Roosevelt is also on
record as concluding that there was a conspiracy, at least in
the United States. He once wrote to Colonel Edward Mandell
House: "The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know,
that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the
government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson, and I am not
wholly excepting the administration of W.W. (Woodrow Wilson.)
The country is going through a repetition of Jackson's fight
with the Bank of the United States—only on a far bigger and
The Sinking of the Lusitania
The next step in the
maneuvering of the United States into the war came when the
Cunard Lines, owner of the ocean liner, the
turned the ship over to the First Lord of the Admiralty,
Winston Churchill. It now became a ship of the English Navy
and was under the control of the English government.
The ship was sent to
New York City where it was loaded with six million rounds of
ammunition, owned by J.P. Morgan & Co., to be sold to England
and France to aid in their war against Germany.
It was known that the
very wealthy were interested in involving the American
government in that war, and Secretary of State William
Jennings Bryan was one who made note of this. "As Secretary
[Bryan] had anticipated, the large banking interests were
deeply interested in the World War because of wide
opportunities for large profits. On August 3, 1914, even
before the actual clash of arms, the French firm of Rothschild
Freres cabled to Morgan and Company in New York suggesting the
flotation of a loan of $100,000,000, a substantial part of
which was to be left in the United States, to pay for French
purchases of American goods."
England broke the
German war code on December 14, 1914, so that "By the end of
January, 1915, [British Intelligence was] able to advise the
Admiralty of the departure of each U-boat as it left for
This meant that the
First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, knew where
every U-boat was in the vicinity of the English Channel that
separated England and France.
The ocean liner was
set to sail to England already at war with Germany. The
German government had placed advertisements in the New York
newspapers warning the American people considering whether or
not to sail with the ship to England that they would be
sailing into a war zone, and that the liner could be sunk.
promised that "he would endeavor to persuade the President
(Woodrow Wilson) publicly to warn the Americans not to travel
[aboard the Lusitania]. No such warning was issued by
the President, but there can be no doubt that President Wilson
was told of the character of the cargo destined for the
Lusitania. He did nothing... ."
Even though Wilson
proclaimed America's neutrality in the European War, in
accordance with the prior admonitions of George Washington,
his government was secretly plotting to involve the American
people by having the Lusitania sunk. This was made
public in the book The Intimate Papers of Colonel House,
written by a supporter of the Colonel, who recorded a
conversation between Colonel House and Sir Edward Grey of
England, the Foreign Secretary of England:
Grey: What will
America do if the Germans sink an ocean liner with American
passengers on board?
believe that a flame of indignation would sweep the United
States and that by itself would be sufficient to carry us into
On May 7, 1915, the
Lusitania was sunk off the coast of County Cork,
Ireland by a U-boat
after it had slowed to await the arrival of the English escort
vessel, the Juno, which was intended to escort it into
the English port. The First Lord of the Admiralty,
Winston Churchill, issued orders that the Juno was to return
to port, and the Lusitania sat alone in the channel.
Because Churchill knew of the presence of three U-boats in the
vicinity, it is reasonable to presume that he had planned for
the Lusitania to be sunk, and it was. 1201 people lost
their lives in the sinking.
This sinking has been
described by Colin Simpson, the author of a book entitled
The Lusitania, as "the foulest act of wilful murder ever
committed on the seas."
But the event was not enough to enable
President Wilson to declare war against the German government, and the
conspirators changed tactics. They would use other means to get the American
people involved in the war, as the "flame of indignation" did not sweep the
United States as had been planned.
Robert Lansing, the Assistant Secretary
of State, is on record as stating: "We must educate the public gradually —
draw it along to the point where it will be willing to go into
After the sinking of the
inquiries were held, one by the English government, in June, 1915, and
one by the American government in 1918. Mr. Simpson has written that "Both
sets of archives... contain meager information. There are substantial
differences of fact in the two sets of papers and in many cases it is difficult to
accept that the files relate to the same vessel."
But in both inquiries, the conclusions
were the same: torpedoes and not exploding ammunition sank the
because there was no ammunition aboard. The cover-up was now
But there have been critics of these
inquiries. One was, of course, the book written by Colin Simpson, who did
the research necessary to write his book in the original minutes of the two
The Los Angeles Times reviewed Mr.
Simpson's book and concluded: "The Lusitania
proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the British government connived at the sinking of the
passenger ship in order to lure America into World War I. The Germans, whose
torpedo struck the liner, were the unwitting accomplices or victims of a
plot probably concocted by Winston Churchill."
President Wilson was seeking re-election
in 1916. He campaigned on his record of "keeping us out of the War"
during his first term of office from 1912 to 1916.
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