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Conspiracy

The term conspiracy could best be defined as a line of thought that goes against the official and accepted interpretations of academia. It could also be said that in this age of mass communication censure is built-in. There are a lot of nuts expounding extravagant theories and it’s very natural for most people to want to counter them. In fact, the three news agencies, Reuters, AFP, and AP, are happy to air those outside-the-box theories, accurate or not, because they automatically all go in the same bag, the one called conspiracy. Although books are no longer burned on the public square, censure is indeed alive and well.

Analyzing the why’s of history doesn’t constitute conspiracy. It’s ludicrous to think that my blog and book are conspiratorial, for I think that Mayer Amschel Rothschild is the greatest man that ever lived. We should all be grateful to the FED, and that’s the truth of it.

What’s wrong with knowing that Rothschild brokered the Soldiers-for-America deal for Prince William of Hesse? What’s wrong with knowing that he had to have an agent, and that his name was Haym Salomon? Why shouldn’t we know that Haym was sentenced to hang by the English because he abetted the Patriots? Does denying the fact that Haym financed George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, the Patriots and the whole war effort as well as the politicians in Philadelphia mean that he didn’t? Why should we not believe that Haym brokered the French Aid Package in 1768, and that he had enough gold to finance Robert Morris and Alexander Hamilton and create the Bank of North America in 1781? All those facts are known and available for scrutiny. If we can’t make the connection between Rothschild and the first commercial bank of the USA, the Bank of North America, it’s because we refuse to do so, and that’s self-censure.

A little luck helps

When Haym Salomon arrived in Philadelphia in 1778, the Treaty of Alliance with France had just been signed. That was the year the French started supplying the Colonies with some twenty million pounds’ worth of gold in financial and military aid, an amount equivalent to forty billion of today’s dollars. It was a considerable package and the French needed a broker in Philadelphia. As it turned out, Salomon cut such a figure and had such an impressive brokerage house, the anti-Semite French went to him in spite of the fact that he was a Jew. He was named broker to the French Consul, Treasurer of the French Army, and fiscal agent of the French Minister to the United States, and it all happened within the space of a few months after his arrival in Philadelphia in 1778. These extraordinary developments were either due to a prodigious miracle, or are the absolute proof that he was reunited with the gold he had to have had in New York in 1775 and that he’d used it very effectively.

Haym was indispensable to the war effort. He issued a lot of paper backed by the French gold, and soon the gold was all spent. The successful French went home while the spent gold remained in America safely under Salomon’s control. In 1781, all the available gold in America, some 500 tons, was thus in Rothschild’s care, and he would get more, a lot more. Of the more than 150000 tons of gold bullion produced to this day, at least 120000 tons are unaccounted for; they are spent and resting somewhere safe.

George Washington

                                

Haym Salomon financed the Patriots in every possible way and that included the politicians in Philadelphia. He looked after the Hessian soldiers for the English, but he was sent by Rothschild primarily to double-cross the English which he started to do as early as June 15th, 1775. That was the day a George Washington dressed in a flashy, custom-made military uniform tailored for the occasion, went before the second Continental Congress in Philadelphia to offer his services. Because he was a Southerner with some military experience, and because he insisted on not receiving any salary, he was a shoe-in to head the Continental Army that didn’t yet exist. He even offered to raise an army and work for free with the proviso that his expenses be reimbursed at the end of the war, an arrangement which has always been considered very bizarre. Haym Salomon was the only financier who had the wherewithal to back George Washington, and the statue in Chicago showing the General shaking Haym Salomon’s hand with a Robert Morris looking on speaks volumes.

Washington was not a wealthy man even though over the years he did manage, in a roundabout way, to inherit property from the very important Dandridge, Fairfax, and Custis families. However, in 1775, the property known today as Mount Vernonwas a rather modest estate with few slaves and little revenue. What is noteworthy is that at the outset of the War of Independence, George Washington had enough money to purchase an additional 6000 acres and build the north and south wings that transformed the house into the extraordinary mansion that it is today. Very odd, indeed!

 In 1775,Washington had more money than he knew what to do with. During the war, he spent lavishly on fine wines, fine foods, fine leathers, fine attires, and generally enjoyed a lifestyle reserved to English aristocrats. He even commissioned forty-two paintings to immortalize his feats of bravery. Another odd aspect of his command was his retinue of thirty-two young men he called his “family.” One can only wonder about the kind of relationship Washington entertained with his “family,” for in 1781, when Alexander Hamilton became aware that the Marquis de Lafayette had become the General’s new favorite, he abruptly quit his service and, thereafter, wrote him many letters venting his ire.

 At the end of the war, Washington presented Congress with a $449,261.51 tab. If we compare a captain’s salary of $20 per month then and $4,000 per month today, the General’s expenses amounted to close to a billion of today’s dollars. He even charged $3,776—the equivalent of $700,000 today—for personal expenses incurred while retreating across the Delaware, a river barely 200 hundred yards wide. That was the same banal river crossing that’s immortalized in the painting Crossing the Delaware.

For a general who went around showing the colors, laying the odd siege, and mainly retreating during the seven years the war lasted, that was good pay. More to the point,Washington was not a trained military man and he never had a meaningful victory. The alleged one at Trenton seems to have been a cross-river rendezvous operation to pick up Salomon’s gold from New York along with some nine hundred Hessian troops that the latter had persuaded to defect. Washington had very little to do with the victory at Yorktown, either, for any military buff will readily certify that the victory at Yorktown was due to the brilliant plan laid out by the Comte de Rochambeau, a competent professional soldier trained in the art of war, and Admiral de Grasse’s great seamanship. The battle plan was so well carried out, there were very few casualties: five hundred for the British, eighty for the Americans, and two hundred for the French. In the history of America, the Battle of Yorktown may have been a decisive moment, but it wasn’t Washington’s doing.

 When all is said and done,Washington seems to have been a flawed individual, a megalomaniac who was bought, wrapped, and delivered by Rothschild’s man, Haym Salomon. The President has been Rothschild’s ‘play’ mate right from day one.

Hessian Soldiers for America

Rothschild had his first real opportunity in the early seventies when the English bankers and Parliamentarians decided to send troops to kick butt in the 13 Colonies. Convinced that the English voters wouldn’t appreciate Englishmen killing Englishmen, the bankers decided to hire German soldiers to do the dirty work for them.

The English paid Prince William of Hesse more than three million pounds for the rental of his troops. Since Rothschild was the Prince’s official banker in Frankfurt, he was asked to broker the deal. If he received a ten percent commission, then that means he made three hundred thousand pounds in that one deal. And if we want to have some idea of how much money that represented, suffice it to say that in those days a highly skilled English craftsman enjoying a good standard of living earned around fifty pounds a year. If we base the figure on today’s salaries, and if we use a one pound to two thousand dollar conversion rate, we can infer that Rothschild earned around six hundred million of today’s dollars in gold, for in those days international payments were made in gold. Some of that gold had to have been delivered to Haym Salomon, his agent, who was  waiting in New York, for 1775  was the year Salomon suddenly became a very rich man. Salomon, a Jew with no apparent connections who had come to America with just the shirt on his back, couldn’t have made that kind of money as a broker in New York City, a city with barely 14,000 inhabitants. Europe was where the action was and that’s where the gold came from.

Because it had been negotiated that the Hessians were to fight as a unit, the English needed someone like Haym Salomon to do the interpreting and to look after the German troops’ logistics support. Haym, who spoke eight languages including German, was most certainly the only man in New York qualified for the job, and we know for a fact that he did work for the English at that time. So with some of the gold from Rothschild’s commission and that from the English for the logistics support of the Hessian troops, he had all he needed to open a posh bills of exchange office in New York, which he did. He was an expert in that field and he paid for everything with commercial paper while keeping the gold stashed in the vault. From day one, buying up all the gold he could and paying with paper has been Rothschild’s modus operandi. Not surprisingly, today, most of the gold ever produced lies quietly in his vaults.

American Revolution

American Revolution, or War of Independence, although we’re not sure what to call it, we do know one thing, in 1776, there was a lot of frustration among the Colonies’ business communities. 

Since 1694, the English bankers had built incredible fortunes. They now thought of themselves as a superior breed of Englishmen, and it seriously compromised their dealings with the Americans. The Colonies were English, they had to pay taxes to the Homeland and use the Pound, that’s all there was to it. But there were three serious problems in the Colonies: credit, specie and taxation.

The Colonies constituted a vibrant economy, and yet, they had no bank, no regular flow of credit and hardly any specie. It got so bad that the local businessmen had to use Spanish paper dollars backed by tobacco and such. Worse still, these dollars had different shilling value from Colony to Colony, and that created a lot of unfair competition. Add to that unjust taxes levied by the mother country and you end up with an explosive situation, which is exactly what happened.

Since the English bankers and Parliamentarians didn’t respond to the Colonials’ concerns, it opened the door to Mayer Amschel Bauer, the founder of the House of Rothschild, who knew exactly how to solve those problems.

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