By Anonymous Patriots
The Millennium Report Exclusive
Long before the globalists and warlord bankers started pushing their “fake news” meme onto the truth movement via alternative media and citizen journalism, they used a marketing technique called yellow journalism to push their agenda for continual wars and conflicts around the world for at least one hundred years.
WAR is literally the business of warlord bankers and globalists. This is how they have grown their enormous wealth. Like any business with a product that customers might not purchase willingly, they needed a marketing plan that would create a desire for their product and services and keep their government customers buying more of what they had to offer. The birth of the modern war marketing plan was born by two newspaper moguls– Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst—in a form of propaganda called yellow journalism.
This form of journalism was nothing more than a public relations ploy to succor the world’s citizenry into buying into the biggest business on the planet—war. And unless we wake up to see how we are being brainwashed to support their war business model, we will face endless conflicts. Endless killing. Endless government spending on war products and services such as tanks, guns, soldiers, bombers, intelligence, communications and news networks, terrorism and anything that creates fear, doubt, hatred, and division in humanity. Endless byproducts of war, which the globalists have also monetized: refugees, human and sex trafficking, child molestation, and seizure of assets and resources of victim countries.
The globalist, warlord banker, and Zionist-controlled media is the marketing and advertising arm of the global war business. The newly-emerged, yet powerful, citizen journalism movement threatens their business model and they must shut down alt media post haste. Hence, the “fake news” meme as a vehicle to silence us.
In another highly informative and deeply researched article by the Anonymous Patriots, we will show you the dirty secrets of yellow journalism so that you are fully prepared and armed with truth to take down their “fake news” meme. Just like we are blasting the internet with the truth about pedophilia and human trafficking through our PizzaGate articles and posts, we can also expose their fake news allegations by calling them out as yellow “cowardly” journalists. This article may be too lengthy for the casual reader, but for those of you who are first tier alt media disseminators, we ask you to read our research and create your own articles and videos to educate your viewers, readers, and circle of influence about yellow journalism. Let’s jam the internet “airwaves” with another powerful meme, just as we did with PizzaGate.
Key Point: Let’s start calling out corrupt media for what it really is– YELLOW JOURNALISM.
Towards the end of the article, just before the Addendum, we provide you with a “test” to see if the media you read and view is a truth site or a vehicle for the globalist-warlord banker-Zionist to brainwash you into supporting their war agenda. So if you aren’t interested in the nitty gritty research, then at least scan our headlines and take the media test at the end of the article.
Where Does News Come From?
We have all heard the “conspiracy theories” that the entire U. S. media is owned by six companies and those companies are owned by the Rothschild family; however, this is not completely true as we will show you. This “fake news” is actually partially correct, which is the way that yellow journalism delivers propaganda – full of half-truths and sensationalism with bloody red headlines that are eye-catching, but not backed by honest investigative research.
It is also said that there are only two news agencies that have a monopoly on U. S. news. This is basically true. The Associated Press and Reuters provide 95% of national and international news to the six major U. S. news agencies, which we call the “Media Cartel.” The Rothschilds used to own Reuters and now owns major holdings in the news networks that comprise the collective that share in the ownership of the Associated Press.
We may have also heard that the media cartel (all six major media corporations) are only allowed to “read aloud” the scrubbed-clean news provided by the A. P. and Reuters. This is true, but with one additional truth. All news first goes through the National Security Agency for screening and approval. The NSA wipes clean any news that might “potentially” effect “National Security,” including any policies of the administration. Did you know that Reuters, the AP, and the FCC/NSA New York City offices all share the same fiber optic hub that goes through the NSA’s PRISM screening before Reuters and the AP are “allowed” to see the news?
Before the network talking heads are permitted to read the news or newspapers and websites post or hyperlink their headlines, the information is first scrubbed by the media cartel owners– whether a Rothschild or major shareholders.
Key Point: Authentic citizen journalism isn’t scrubbed by PRISM before dissemination. Translation: if news, opinion, or articles, or videos haven’t been scrubbed by PRISM first, it is considered “fake.”
Those Rothschilds Again!
We are sure it will come as no surprise that the Rothschilds have been manipulating news throughout history in order to achieve their agenda on war, markets, and politics.
It all began with a network of carrier pigeons. The Rothchilds, who were located in five major European capitals, used carrier pigeons to deliver messages to one another about battlefield conditions. This information was then used to effect banking and marketing decisions, making the Rothchilds very wealthy because they were able to obtain good and timely intelligence. Plus, they were able to manipulate the “news” that was disseminated to the citizenry. It was the earliest form of scrubbing the news, which is nothing more than manipulation and propaganda. (More on the Rothschilds and Reuters is found at the end of this article in the Addendum.)
As it is said, “information is knowledge and knowledge is power.” The worldwide intelligence network is now as fast as your broadband speed. In order to keep their power, wealth, and influence, the globalists-warlord bankers must silence any news that is not gathered, scrubbed, and redistributed through their media cartel.
The Rothschilds were not the first to use intelligence networks and propaganda under the guise of “news” that actually brought aggressive commerce and trade wars to the East. The original bankers of Italy, who financed the crusades from Venice, used intelligence operatives and spies throughout the region to inform them about the status of their “war investments” so they might gain the upper hand. Those same Italian banking families later moved to Holland and Germany and continued to finance expeditions – this time to find spices and riches in the East – a new crusade of commercial asset stripping. The Spanish ruled the high seas until their armada was lost in the English Channel. Then, Portuguese and Spanish traders (pirates) worked with the German banking families of Hamburg (Berenberg, Fugger, and Welser) to take over the spice trade routes.
In Holland, the East India Company incorporated and was government sanctioned to trade, steal, kill, rape and rule any country for profit. The British (British East India Company) soon joined in the imperialistic war-machines of these East India companies – the first “war corporations” were funded by warlord bankers. These East India “trading” corporations paid 18% on investment to their shareholders who were, for the most part, big bankers. These trading companies warred with each other for wealth and had navies and armies that were the largest of their time, much larger than any nation state.
Raping nations of their wealth became the biggest business on the earth and it continues to this day. Warlord bankers control public opinion and manufacture wars through their intelligence networks which they disguise as helpful public news agencies. Warlord bankers loan money to both sides and have major shareholdings in all of the corporations that provide military and government contracts. Destabilization always means more loans are needed to sustain defense of onslaught and to fund the aggressor. War creates fantastic debt, all owed to warlord bankers.
Additionally, a country’s assets are vulnerable to outright theft during war. Or often, when the losing side cannot collect its money that it turned over to the bank for “safe keeping,” it becomes the bank’s asset by default. Just try and find the gold of the Nazis, the Japanese, the Chinese, the Russians, the Spanish, and all of the other gold stolen as “spoils of war.” Even today the Rothschilds and the media cartel continue to suppress the real intention of their false narratives, which is none other than to keep the war business thriving.
Fake News is Powered with Subliminal Narratives
“Fake news” and “false flag” events always accompany the saber rattling of war. Does the phrase “weapons of mass destruction” ring a bell?” Or should we say, evoke a narrative network that was fed to Americans as “real news” laced with plenty of subliminal programming.
Effective fake news needs to have the characteristics of refined propaganda delivered along with subliminal programming and narratives, the modern tech version of yellow journalism. Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst would be proud of the media cartel and their ability to promote and even manufacture war, just as they did in 1898 to help start the Spanish/American War.
It is known as the Propaganda of the Spanish-American War, which made money for the press by increasing reader circulation and for the warlord bankers by increasing the popularity, hence the expenditures, of the war. Yellow journalism is noted for outrageous headlines, sex scandals, sensationalism, and consumer advertising, all of which are accompanied by the lies and exaggerations that support the globalist-warlord banker-Zionist agenda.
Yellow journalism never went away; instead it became more sophisticated in its delivery. Here are the characteristics that will help you determine if the news source that you read or view is yellow journalism:
1) Yellow journalism doesn’t really have legitimate investigative reporting. The articles, both written and read aloud, just parrot what comes over the scrubbed news cables from other sources like Associated Press and Reuters. Most news is simply “canned” or is just commentary or editorializing. Many news pundits have zero experience as investigative reporters and don’t even realize that true journalists take a creed to deliver the truth to their audience, not suppress news, and to respect the idea of freedom of information. See Journalist Creed here.
2) Yellow journalism uses eye-catching headlines to sell more news. Some news agencies use only AP and Reuters as their sources and simply add sensationalistic headlines that are grossly exaggerated and oriented to redirect the reader to scandals, sex, entertainment, consumerism, sports, and anything other than the truth.
3) Yellow journalism entices with colorful pictures, videos, flashy computer generated images, animation or any other device to draw the audience into the narrative. Media Cartel news is now entertainment that looks like a Walt Disney production – oh, that’s right, it is a Walt Disney production. Through the hundreds of news agencies connected to the AP and Reuters, any subscribing news agency can use the pictures, video feeds, or interviews from around the world – creating a false sense of total global awareness. This illusion is fascinating to the audience who “can’t look away.”
4) Yellow journalism is unprofessional, unethical, and/or untrue. Look at the bias of the media cartel news networks and agencies as they ganged up on patriots and covered up for Clinton and her cabal. We witnessed an election season of blatant lies, disinformation, and fear-mongering, which still continues today. We have watched news agencies and newscasters crumble to pieces before our eyes as they watched election results in disbelief. They actually believed the lies that they had been instructed to read. These newscasters are either STUPID or unashamed of their deception and disinformation that they hoist on the American public. For both reasons, you should turn off television news, stop your print subscriptions to their magazines and newspapers, be discerning when collection websites, like Drudge, hyperlink you to media cartel news sources, or question why your favorite radio host never goes any further than the reservation allows in uncovering the real news.
5) Yellow journalism uses fake stories, pseudoscience, and false narratives as justification and verification of “real news.” Remember when “climate change” used to be called “global warming?” If talking heads were actual journalists, they would question why there was a change in semantics and really drill down into the hard science. The ridiculous opinions of pundits who are not investigative reporters or experienced in the subjects they address are simply parroting ideas taken from other pundits or approved media cartel sources. This is evident in the way the news is characterized the same on all channels, even to the point of using the same silly phrases and nomenclature, repeatedly. This mocking bird syndrome simply promotes the collective media cartel narrative.
6) Yellow journalism pretends to be on the side of the down-trodden common man on the street. Most news agencies have been openly Democrat, tending to socialism and progressivism through the promotion of the New World Order and other globalist agendas. Fox News, for example, is nothing more than a corral where the “republicans” go, thinking that they are getting real news, only to be redirected to the globalist agenda when it suits the media cartel. Both left and right leaning media cartel channels and publications trick the common man into thinking that they are getting real news, when they are actually being herded by the media cartel into their agenda of war, globalism, central banking, etc.
7) Yellow journalism promotes war and hides the true culprits who become wealthy from war economies. How many of us reading this article don’t know that the Bush, Clinton, Obama criminal families have made a permanent war economy by fomenting terrorism and declaring war on ubiquitous “terrorists” who exist everywhere – even in our own country? These are our domestic enemies and they are surrounded by a cadre of protectors, all who benefit from the war business. Fear mongering is the herd dog that keeps the sheeple on the reservation. Name a fear—they promote them all: Muslim terrorism, ISIS, cataclysmic climate change, Russians in Syria and in our presidential elections, WWW III. Even the way-out alternative media channels that the media cartel has subsumed have their own brand of fear mongering—the crash of Planet X or Nibiru into Earth, the return of the Nephilim, Ebola breakouts on the rise, etc.
Anything to keep you in fear is good for the media cartel and their agenda to keep you always on edge, ready to give them your money and liberties, while you cast away your objective discernment in examining the actual events at hand. The real truth is that Bush, Obama, and Clinton created the mess we have in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and the other countries Obama bombed. Clinton-Obama created and funded ISIS.
This is news that doesn’t suit the media cartel and the growth of their war business.
Using these seven points, you can question all news that you consume. Yellow journalism can come in all forms—tradition media, cable, traditional alternative news, and citizen derived alternative news. If you know the agenda of the media cartel, you can better determine if your news source is a form of yellow journalism.
Media Gatekeepers: Reuters and the Associated Press
Gone are the days of objective fact-finding journalism where honesty and integrity were paramount. Most mass consumed media today is nothing more than state-sponsored propaganda run by the Department of Defense through the Board of Broadcasting Governors and the National Security Agency. The non-stop partisan media debates are nothing more than an illusion propagated by six corporations to distract the audience from the awful truth of what is happening in America. PizzaGate, in its larger scope of uncovering worldwide pedophilia and heinous crimes, is their worst nightmare.
Historically, virtually every news agency gets their news from two sources that promote the globalist agenda. When citizen journalists do their own investigations and reporting, they are bypassing the control mechanism of scrubbing, sanitizing, and propagandizing the stories of the day.
To understand how this process works, we need to examine the history of Reuters and the Associated Press. (Below is a brief summary which is supplemented with additional material in the Addendum of this article.)
The Reuter Agency was established in 1851 by Paul Julius Reuter in Britain at the London Royal Exchange as a news agency for bankers. Born Israel Beer Josaphat in Kassel, Germany, his father, Samuel Levi Josaphat, was a rabbi. Paul Reuter worked at a book-publishing firm in Berlin and was involved in distributing radical pamphlets at the beginning of the Revolutions in 1848. These publications brought much attention to Reuter. He later developed a prototype news service in 1849 in which he used electric telegraphy and carrier pigeons. The Reuter’s Telegram Company was later launched. The company initially covered commercial news, serving banks, brokerage houses, and business firms. Almost every major news outlet in the world currently subscribes to Reuters which now operates in more than 200 cities in 94 countries in about 20 languages.
Reuters was at one time own by the Rothschild banking family, in the late 1800’s when they also owned Wolff and Havas. They essentially had a monopoly on news throughout Europe and the world. Reuters was sold to the Thompson family in 2008. The new company is called Thompson-Reuters and its shareholders now are the majority owners. The Thompson family owns 27% and the usual Warlord bankers and their dummy corporations own the rest.
The Associated Press is a not-for-profit company owned by its 1,300-member news agencies, or at least that is what they want you to think. The Associated Press is governed by an elected board of directors. Since January 26, 2012, the Chairman is Mary Junck, who is the President, CEO and Chairman of Lee Enterprises. Other members of the board represent the following companies: Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., The E.W. Scripps Company, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Journal Communications, Inc., Swift Communications, The Spokesman-Review, Cowles Publishing Co., GatehouseMedia, LLC, New Media Investment Group, The New York Times Co., Cox Media Group, ESPN, BH Media Group, The Omaha World-Herald, Univision Communications, Inc., Fusion, The Santa Fe New Mexican and The Taos News, Gannett Co., Inc., A. H. Belo Corporation, The Ogden Newspapers Inc., Paxton Media Group, Hearst Corporation, The McClatchy Company, Times Publishing Company.
If you look closely at who “owns” the shares of these member news agencies you will find that the big ones are owned by either the founders and their family or the usual warlord bankers and their war corporations. Look closely again and you will find that those large investment corporations are owned by each other. Eventually, you find out that the true owners are banks and investment companies who hide their true owners behind walls of corporate insulation. The Anonymous Patriots have written extensively about the interconnections of all of these corporations. See Who Owns the Military Industrial Complex Part 1 and Part 2.
Are the Rothschilds major shareholders in the global media cartel?
The answer circuitously winds its way back to England and the corporations clustered around the City of London where we eventually discover that the Rothschilds own the large chunk of the media cartel, just as they still have a monopoly over central banking, offshore banking, investment banking, gold and silver fixing, and interest rate fixing. Lord Rothschild is the sole trustee/executor of the Bank of England, one of the most powerful economic institutions in the world. Only the Vatican Bank has as much power in the world of global economics. And, as we have seen, all good warlord bankers need to control the media so that they can cover up their sins and crimes. This is the standard modus operandi of the East India type imperialistic warlord bankers who must control the news, turning it into propaganda that is fed to the media-consuming public. So, yes, the Rothschilds have their tentacles in Reuters and the Associated Press, and you can bet your stack of silver that they only want you to read news that benefits their war and banking businesses.
All Propaganda News has Subliminal Programming
From 2012 onward, President Obama expanded the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to include using propaganda and disinformation on Americans in all forms of broadcasting. (See our article on Legal Propaganda if you aren’t aware of this information.)
Each year Obama expanded those powers and has tried to create yet another federal agency to carry out state-sponsored propaganda that is filled with subliminal programming that creates narrative networks through brain-washing techniques. A current bill in Congress, in response to the allegations that the Russians hacked the elections and John Podesta’s emails, aims to expand the ability of the State Department’s Global Engagement Center to identify and combat online disinformation – “fake news” included. The measure would draw on the resources of the Defense Department, intelligence agencies, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the DoD’s Broadcasting Board of Governors — parent organization to Voice of America and other U.S. government-funded international propaganda news agencies. The effort grew out of the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act but now would expand those powers to include Americans in America.
This $160 million, two-year authorization is being advanced through the annual military budget (NDAA) which makes it all the more dubious. Under the guise of the war on terror, the NDAA has been used to increase presidential executive authority, and the 2012 version went so far as to authorize the indefinite military detention of U.S. civilians without habeas corpus. Last year, the Pentagon ramped up its information war through the STRATCOM program which uses “psychological operations, propaganda and public affairs under the catch phrase ‘strategic communications.’” The control and manipulation of information is now viewed as a “soft power” weapon.
To battle fake news and foreign propaganda, the U.S. engages in bigger and better form of “fake news” and propaganda through the Department of Defense, which before now has had no authority within the borders of the United States of America. This action explains the recent war on alternative media from government sources who perhaps are frightened because “fake news” questions the official narrative and points out the lies and disinformation coming from the government itself. This bill destroys the U. S. constitutional right to free speech and makes a mockery of freedom of information.
So let’s get real here: To the asinine talking heads and writers of the media cartel outlets and the dual-citizen Israeli congressional politicians (and those who are aligned with them) who are ready to throw out our constitutional free speech with your fake news narrative, IT IS NOT THE RUSSIANS.
It is the American people who have awakened to the lies of the globalists-warlord bankers-Zionists, and we are determined to espouse truth all over the world using our constitutional free speech to eradicate evil off this planet—permanently. We know what you are doing to our children and to humanity. And you will not be able to silence the lambs anymore.
Intelligence Networks Also Suppress Real Truth
The Central Intelligence Agency is the international espionage and intelligence network that controls U. S. diplomacy and all aspects of war, infiltration, subversion and spying in all theatres both foreign and domestic. The CIA runs hundreds of war corporations, banks, offshore accounts and has untold amounts of stolen gold that is being slowly laundered back into world markets. This gold came to the CIA as the “spoils of war.” It is financially benefits the CIA to be in continual war with the nations. It also benefits the CIA and its operations to keep the citizenry uninformed of the real truth; hence, they are part of this worldwide network of yellow journalism.
Essentially, all foreign policy is determined by the CIA and its operatives, many of whom work in corporate war management companies that do the heavy lifting for the U.S. military. For instance, there were as many war corporation contractors in the Iraq War as there were U. S. troops. Blackwater’s 50,000 mercenaries secured the green zone in the Iraqi war-theatre. Those same mercenaries now work for ISIS and the U. S. counter-insurgency forces in Syria. Cheney’s company, Halliburton, created the war corporation KBR which made over $139 billion during the Iraq War and are still making money there today. Many of these lucrative contracts were no-bid contracts “awarded” to Halliburton (and KBR), which is a subsidiary of the Carlyle Group where George Bush Sr. is a senior member. The collusion, cronyism, graft, and greed are obvious to the observer who pierces the veil of the media cartel’s propaganda.
Transnational intelligence networks/corporations do a great deal of the dirty work for the U. S. government. The trouble is, these international/transnational/globalist corporations work for both sides and basically participate in corporate espionage. Some corporate para-military intelligence agencies are equivalent to an entire nation’s military and intelligence networks combined.
The Romans, and later the Roman Catholic Church, created pervasive and controlling intelligence networks that controlled their imperialistic empire. The Templars and Knights of Malta followed quickly behind the Vatican and became large and effective intelligence and banking networks that were comprised of the world’s richest people. The current Knights of Malta parade around as if they are a charity; indeed, the Knights take in much in charitable donations but give out little and often launder the money in the process. The Knights are supported by the Vatican Bank, which is the largest money laundering organization in the world. Basically, the CIA, just as Hitler had done, copied the Vatican’s intelligence network and the East India companies’ war corporation model, added a dash of Jesuit espionage and Knight of Malta subterfuge, and then, voilà – the model for the CIA as an international imperialistic charity doing the good work of “protecting” America.
Imagine a corporation like KBR or Blackwater that can create an army, a navy, an air force, and a full complement of intelligence agencies through a single corporate contract. When war is driven by private businesses and central banks, then the line between war and profit is blurred. War corporations that call themselves management services are the modern day East India companies making a profit on war commerce, filling their coffers with riches, yet leaving death and destruction behind them.
There are 24 million dead, injured and homeless as the result of Obama’s unconstitutional attacks on seven sovereign nations. The refugees that are created by these bombings are big business for charities, government agencies, the United Nations, and warlord bankers who helped create the crisis to begin with by blackmailing politicians through their personal weaknesses that are fed and nurtured by the CIA in America as part of “International Security” which trumps “National Security.” (For more information on how charities and the Catholic Church, along with the CIA and its agents, benefit from war, please see our article Whore of Babylon Revealed.)
The president can control “national security” through his bundled package of emergency powers which can be enacted without congressional approval in the case of a “national security” threat, which includes cyber-attacks like the recent “supposed” Russian hacks of the election. Even a solar coronal mass ejection is now considered a possible “national security” threat that could give the president the power to seize control of all aspects of American life.
That is nothing compared to what the CIA can do! The CIA’s determination of an “international security” threat over-rules a ‘national security’ threat. For example, the threat of currency manipulation is “international” and over-rules “national.” The CIA’s own intelligence agencies came up with the narrative “weapons of mass destruction” as the false-flag propaganda that created the second illegal war in Iraq – against a CIA installed puppet, Saddam Hussein. America takes a back seat to the needs of CIA “International” manipulation – for the good of the country, of course. Warlord Bankers have made at least $5 trillion on the two Iraqi Wars where CIA “intelligence” created the war. The CIA attacked Iraq using Yellow Journalism through the Media Cartel who repeated every word the CIA told them – as if it were true.
There is so much “intelligence” in the federal government that no one can control it all. Rogue activity is bound to happen and the CIA has numerous rogue members who have opened their own consulting firms after leaving their CIA jobs. Below is a list of the intelligence networks in the U. S. Federal government that generally do not trust one another and work quite independently and have hundreds of departments making sure that real truth is suppressed and obscured:
Twenty-Fifth Air Force (United States Air Force), Intelligence and Security Command (United States Army), Central Intelligence Agency (Independent Agency), Coast Guard Intelligence (United States Coast Guard), Defense Intelligence Agency (Defense), Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (Energy), Office of Intelligence and Analysis (Homeland Security), Bureau of Intelligence and Research (State), Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (Treasury), Office of National Security Intelligence (Drug Enforcement Administration), Intelligence Branch (Federal Bureau of Investigation), Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (United States Marine Corps), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Defense), National Reconnaissance Office (Defense), National Security Agency/Central Security Service (Defense), Office of Naval Intelligence (Defense).
The political game of musical chairs between U. S. government agencies and the corporations they are supposed to be regulating is staggering and SHOULD BE ILLEGAL.
The heads of the CIA and FBI often just came from jobs as bank presidents and head legal counsels of crooked corporations, and then end up at the SEC or in the Treasury Department regulating the very markets they were previously running. Goldman Sachs and the Treasury have a revolving door relationship that is embarrassing. The corrupt banks of America and Europe often share the same top executives. They also shuffle through the IMF, BIS, World Bank and other international posts that should require a degree or some training in economics instead of simply CIA indoctrination training. These appointments are clearly collusion and insider trading on an international scale.
CIA stooges play their roles at the highest level of government and industry, just like CIA stooge presidents, and no one blinks an eye. It is always the “usual culprits” who are involved in these banker fraud schemes and yet no investigative journalist uncovers what is right before their eyes. This begs the question: “Why?”
The media cartel outlets are used by the CIA to collect information around the world, and to disseminate the news with the slant that benefits their war and banking business agenda. This is yellow journalism in its modern form as it uses technology, psyops, subliminal programming with the traditional components of deceit and disinformation. The media cartel’s interests are similar, or the same, as the globalists/trans-nationalists/warlord bankers/Zionists because they are practically the same players. The majority owners of the media cartel are globalists hiding behind holding companies and transnational corporations. So, of course, they are all in bed together with the fake news narrative intended to silence citizen journalists armed with real truth.
World news that is disseminated through the media cartel channels is completely scripted and is filled with government propaganda and subliminal messaging. This has been active since the 60’s but now is overwhelmingly commonplace and sanctioned by the NDAA laws that allow domestic propaganda.
Warlord bankers do not want you to know what they are doing so they work through organizations that create the international narrative for America through the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Highland Forum, the British Round Table, and other such organizations who put economic interests ahead of the American Constitution.
Key Point: U. S. foreign policy is determined by the Council on Foreign Relations and implemented in large part by the CIA.
Jesuits and Zionists Control the Global Agenda
The Council on Foreign Relations is a Rockefeller group that is sponsored by the Jesuits and is the most powerful intelligence network in world politics. Many CFR members are also members of the Knights of Malta and are indoctrinated CIA stooges or were previous CIA agents and directors. Another part of the CIA works with mercenary war corporations that carry out the will of warlord bankers who have been doing this for centuries.
The first corporation in modern times was the imperialistic war-machine of the East India companies that started with investment bankers in Germany, Holland, and England who then became mercenaries who stole, pillaged, killed, and imprisoned countless people. The West India Company brought many of the African slaves to America while the British East India Company was exploiting the colonies. These Jesuit and Jewish (Zionist), forces of corporate greed have gone on unabated for hundreds of years.
The Rothschilds and their central bank cronies continue to fleece every market in the world. The City of London bankers are still one of the great war-machines in the world. They have controlled gold and silver pricing, interest rates, currencies and stock markets since they were created. There is no free-market economy; there are only rigged markets controlled by the warlord bankers.
Who Owns the News Media Cartel?
Let’s take a look at the U. S. Media Cartel and who owns it according to public records:
Comcast – $74.51 billion in revenues for 2015
Ralph Roberts was a Jewish American businessman who was the founder of Comcast, serving as its chief executive officer for 46 years until his death in 2015.
Holdings include: NBCUniversal, NBC and Telemundo, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, 26 television stations in the United States and cable networks USA Network, Bravo, CNBC, The Weather Channel, MSNBC, SyFy, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Esquire Network, E!, Cloo, Chiller, Universal HD and the Comcast SportsNet regional system.
Walt Disney Company – $52.46 billion
Chairman and CEO, Michael Eisner, is a Jewish American business man.
Holdings include: ABC Television Network, cable networks ESPN, the Disney Channel, A&E and Lifetime, approximately 30 radio stations, music, video game, and book publishing companies, production companies Touchstone, Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, mobile app developer Disney Mobile, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, and theme parks in several countries. Also has a longstanding partnership with Hearst Corporation, which owns additional TV stations, newspapers, magazines, and stakes in several Disney television ventures. Miramax Films, 225 affiliated stations in the United States and is part owner of several European TV companies. Arts & Entertainment Network cable companies. ABC Radio Network owns eleven AM and ten FM stations with over 3,400 affiliates, Capital Cities/ABC owns seven daily newspapers, Fairchild Publications, Chilton Publications, and the Diversified Publishing Group.
Time Warner –$28.11 billion
Chairman of the board and CEO, Gerald Levin, is a Jewish American business man.
Holdings include: Time Warner’s subsidiary HBO is the country’s largest pay-TV cable network. Warner Music is the world’s largest record company, with 50 labels. Formerly the largest media conglomerate in the world, with holdings including: CNN, the CW (a joint venture with CBS), Cinemax, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, HLN, NBA TV, TBS, TNT, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Warner Bros. Pictures, Castle Rock, DC Comics, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and New Line Cinema.
21st Century Fox – $28.98 billion
Rupert Murdoch, former CEO of 21st Century Fox, whose mother was an Orthodox Jew, the parent of powerhouse cable TV channel Fox News. He is executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox with his son Lachlan and is also chairman of News Corp. Altogether, his family controls 120 newspapers across five countries.
Holdings include: Fox Broadcasting Company; cable networks Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, FX, FXX, FX Movie Channel, and the regional Fox Sports Networks ; film production companies 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Blue Sky Studios.
CBS Corporation/Viacom – $13.88 billion
Sumner Murray Redstone (Rothstein) is a Jewish American businessman and media magnate. He is the majority owner and chairman of the board of the National Amusements theater chain. Through National Amusements, Redstone and his family are majority owners of CBS Corporation and Viacom (itself the parent company of Viacom Media Networks, BET Networks, and the film studio Paramount Pictures).
Holdings include: CBS Television Network and the CW (a joint venture with Time Warner), cable networks CBS Sports Network, Showtime, Pop; 30 television stations; CBS Radio, Inc., which has 130 stations; CBS Television Studios; book publisher Simon & Schuster, MTV, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, VH1, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures, and Paramount Home Entertainment.
Viacom produces and distributes TV programs for the three largest networks, owns 12 television stations and 12 radio stations. It produces feature films through Paramount Pictures. Its publishing division includes Prentice Hall, Simon & Schuster, and Pocket Books. Paramount Television, Spelling Television, MTV, VH-1, Showtime, The Movie Channel, UPN (joint owner), Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Sundance Channel (joint owner), Flix, 20 major market US stations. Media holdings: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Home Video, Blockbuster Video, Famous Players Theatres, Paramount Parks.
Subsidiary Media Owners
General Electric – NBC: includes 13 stations, 28% of US households, NBC Network News: The Today Show, Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, NBC News at Sunrise, CNBC business television: MSNBC 24-hour cable and Internet news service (co-owned by NBC and Microsoft); Court TV (co-owned with Time Warner), Bravo (50%), A&E (25%), History Channel (25%). The “MS” in MSNBC means Microsoft.
Westinghouse/CBS Inc. – Westinghouse Electric Company, part of the Nuclear Utilities Business Group of British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) owns the following television holdings: CBS: includes 14 stations and over 200 affiliates in the US, CBS Network News: 60 minutes, 48 hours, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CBS Morning News, Up to the Minute, Country Music Television, The Nashville Network, 2 regional sports networks, Group W Satellite Communications.
Time-Warner/TBS /AOL – America Online (AOL) acquired Time Warner the largest merger in corporate history. Television Holdings: CNN, HBO, Cinemax, TBS Superstation, Turner Network Television, Turner Classic Movies, Warner Brothers Television, Cartoon Network, Sega Channel, TNT, Comedy Central (50%), E! (49%), Court TV (50%), Largest owner of cable systems in the US with an estimated 13 million subscribers. Media holdings: HBO Independent Productions, Warner Home Video, New Line Cinema, Castle Rock, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, Music: Atlantic, Elektra, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, EMI, WEA, Sub Pop (distribution) the world’s largest music company, 33 magazines including Time, Sports Illustrated, People, In Style, Fortune, Book of the Month Club, Entertainment Weekly, Life, DC Comics (50%), and MAD Magazine.
News Corporation Ltd./ FOX Networks – Television holdings: Fox Television: includes 22 stations, 50% of US households, Fox International: extensive worldwide cable and satellite networks include British Sky Broadcasting (40%); VOX, Germany (49.9%); Canal Fox, Latin America; FOXTEL, Australia (50%); STAR TV, Asia; IskyB, India; Bahasa Programming Ltd., Indonesia (50%); and News Broadcasting, Japan (80%), The Golf Channel (33%). Media holdings: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, 132 newspapers (113 in Australia alone) including the New York Post, the London Times and The Australian, 25 magazines including TV Guide and The Weekly Standard, HarperCollins books.
Media Cartel Billionaires
Here’s a look at some of the billionaires, many who are also Jewish or have been educated at Jesuits institutions, who own parts of the media cartel in the United States
Michael Bloomberg – Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Media.
Forbes pegs his net worth at $45.7 billion. The company expanded into business news coverage and has more than 2,000 reporters around the world.
Donald and Samuel “Si” Newhouse – Advance Publications
Advance owns newspapers in 25 cities and towns across America and is the country’s largest privately-held newspaper chain. Conde Nast, a unit of Advance Publications, publishes magazines including Wired, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Vogue.
Cox Family – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Cox Media Group Division today owns the Journal-Constitution and six other daily newspapers, more than a dozen non-daily publications, 14 broadcast television stations, one local cable channel and 59 radio stations.
Jeff Bezos – The Washington Post
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post for $250 million and remains front and center in the recent fake news controversy.
John Henry – The Boston Globe
Billionaire Red Sox owner John Henry purchased The Boston Globe in October 2013 for $70 million.
Sheldon Adelson – The Las Vegas Review-Journal
In December 2014, Las Vegas casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson secretly bought the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Since then, there have been reports of Adelson influencing coverage of himself at a newspaper that in the past was often critical of the billionaire.
Mortimer Zuckerman – US News & World Report, New York Daily News
Real estate billionaire Mortimer Zuckerman is the owner of both publications and serves as chairman and editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report, which he bought in 1984.
Peter Barbey – Village Voice
In October 2015, investor Peter Barbey bought the Village Voice, a New York City alternative weekly, through his investment company Black Walnut Holdings LLC for an undisclosed price. Barbey is a member of the billionaire Barbey family, which made its fortune in textiles and manufacturing.
Stanley Hubbard – Hubbard Broadcasting
Media mogul Stanley Hubbard is CEO of Hubbard Broadcasting, which has 13 TV stations, including a number of ABC and NBC news affiliates in the Midwest, and 48 radio stations.
Patrick Soon-Shiong – Tribune Publishing Co.
L.A. doctor and pharmaceutical billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s Nant Capital is the second-largest shareholder. He is now the vice chairman of the media company, which owns papers like The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.
Warren Buffett – regional daily papers
As CEO of Berkshire Hathaway he invested in a number of small newspapers and owns about 70 dailies today. In 2012, Berkshire Hathaway acquired 63 daily newspapers and weeklies in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama from Media General for $142 million.
Intelligence Agencies Support the Media Cartel
When we speak of the CIA and intelligence networks we must look to the most effective of all CIA operatives, George Bush Senior, as the proto-type of the CIA president who becomes a major leader of war corporations immediately after his presidency. Bush Senior became a billionaire only a few years after being president. He was a founder of the CIA god laundering operation called Barrick Gold Corporation as well as a director of the Carlyle Group (Halliburton, KBR, etc.). Even during his presidency Bush Senior set up one of the evilest and notorious intelligence groups called the Vulcans. Bush is a neoconservative and a member of almost every corrupt international group that supports the New World Order. Below are some of Bush Seniors intelligence agencies he set up and/or used that were outside of U. S. control.
The Vulcans: They waged war against the Soviet Union and Iraq under George H.W. Bush, and against Iraq and Afghanistan under George W. Bush. Belonging to this group were Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Armitage and Condoleezza Rice.
Diligence, Halliburton and others: The CIA firm’s Diligence, LLC, Dick Cheney’s KBR/Halliburton, and the Russian military intelligence firm Far West are private intelligence agencies that are so powerful they can take down countries and were used extensively by George Bush Senior to do much of his dirty work. Far West has connections to terrorists and has extensive ties to the CIA and is particularly fond of the hawkish neoconservatives the Vulcans and their CIA and Defense Department handlers.
Dick Cheney’s KBR Halliburton (ISGP) shows up everywhere in Eurasia– in the controversial Estonia ferry sinking, which was seemingly also linked to Far West; in business associated with controversial Zionist oligarchs Marc Rich and Frank Timis, and as a partner of the Solntsevskaya-linked Alfa Group. KBR was also deeply involved in illegally shipping KH-55 cruise missiles to Iran in the months prior to 9/11.
Far West has partnered with the Chechen government and mafia, the Saudis Prince Turki al Faisal, Adnan Khashoggi the notorious arms dealer, the Pakistani ISI, the Uzbekistan dictatorship, the al Qaeda-financing Al Haramain Foundation, jihadist terrorist and Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, ISI and CIA-sanctioned Taliban terrorist Mullah Abdullo, Al Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri, the CIA-backed bin Laden-allied Kosovo Liberation Army, and Dagestan and Ossetia-based terrorist groups. Far West leadership also maintained relations with the Mossad, including Shabtai Shavit, head of the Israeli spy agency from 1989 to 1996.
William Webster, founder and advisory board chairman of the CIA intelligence firm Diligence, LLC, is a Far West partner. William Webster was the FBI Director 1978-1987, the CIA director 1989-1991, a member of the CFR, and a consulting partner in Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy since 1991. He was the director of the “private CIA” firm GlobalOptions with former CIA director James Woolsey, former FBI head William Sessions and General Wesley Clark. Vice-chairman Homeland Security Advisory Council 2002-2006 and chairman since 2006.
In 2007 JNR, the firm of Jacob and Nathan Rothschild, appears to have bought a majority stake in Diligence, LLC. Jacob Rothschild was also involved in the Yukos affair. Yukos’ Mikhail Khodorkovsky was the partner of Kissinger and Rothschild in the Open Russia Foundation and automatically handed over Yukos to Rothschild after his arrest. Rothschild employee and 1001 Club member Robert Hartmann has been involved in the BCCI, BNL and Russian IMF money laundering scandals.
Diligence is CIA, along with its closely allied firm GlobalOptions, which has described itself as a “private CIA.” GlobalOptions founder Neil Livingstone and his friend James Woolsey, who could also be found at Booz Allen Hamilton, later created a spin-off of GlobalOptions: the “consultancy” firm Executive Action, LLC, a bizarre reference to the CIA’s term for political assassinations. The company’s ties with the Russian mafia-connected oligarchs are extensive.
Other Intelligence Networks
The Carlyle Group is an American multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services corporation. It is one of the largest private equity and alternative investment firms in the world. At various times it had investments in companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Dex Media, Dunkin’ Brands, Freescale Semiconductor, Getty Images, HCR Manor Care, Hertz, Kinder Morgan, Nielsen, Halliburton and United Defense – all of which are War-Corporations.
Carlyle currently operates with more than 1,700 employees across 35 offices in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Over the course of two decades, Carlyle has amassed a portfolio of $193 billion in assets under management across 130 funds and 156 fund vehicles and has made investments in more than 200. According to a 2015 ranking called the PEI 300 based on capital raised over the last five years, Carlyle was ranked No. 1 as the largest private equity firm in the world.
Former members of Carlyle include the most corrupt neoconservatives, the Vulcans, the Project for the New American Century, members of the Council on Foreign Affairs, etc.:
George H. W. Bush, former U.S. President, Senior Advisor to the Carlyle.
Mack McLarty, Carlyle Group Senior Advisor (from 2003), White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton.
Randal K. Quarles, former Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under President George W. Bush, now a Carlyle managing director.
Thaksin Shinawatra, former Prime Minister of Thailand (twice), former member of the Carlyle Asia Advisory Board.
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., formerly Booz Allen is an American management consulting firm headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, in Greater Washington, D.C., with 80 other offices throughout the world. In 2013 Booz Allen had 25,000 employees, of which half carried top secret security clearances. In 1940, the firm was hired to help the United States Secretary of the Navy with World War II preparations. Booz Allen has had a hand in advising the breakup of Bell Telephone Company, help the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) modernize, sub-contractor for the National Security Agency, Trailblazer and Pioneer Groundbreaker, and other such contracts. Trailblazer was an NSA program that analyzes data carried on communications networks like the internet, cell phones, and e-mail.
Booz Allen helped the Government of the United Arab Emirates create an equivalent of the National Security Agency for that country including training in data mining, web surveillance, and all sorts of digital intelligence collection.
Booz Allen has had trouble with ethics and was complicit in a program (electronic surveillance of SWIFT) that was deemed illegal by the European Commission. There has also been a revolving-door conflict of interest between Booz Allen and the U.S. government, and between multiple other contractors. A United States Department of Homeland Security contract with Booz Allen increased from $2 million to more than $70 million through two no-bid contracts. Anonymous accused Booz Allen of working with HBGary Federal by creating a project for the manipulation of social media. Anonymous also accused Booz Allen of participating in intelligence-gathering and surveillance programs of the U.S. federal government. Edward Snowden — at the time a Booz Allen employee contracted to projects of the National Security Agency (NSA) — publicly disclosed details of classified mass surveillance and data collection programs, including PRISM.
Intelligence is an Integral Part of the War Business
PRISM is the Planning Tool for Resource Integration, Synchronization, and Management, a clandestine surveillance program under which the NSA collects internet communications from at least nine major US internet companies. The PRISM program collects stored internet communications based on demands made to internet companies such as Google Inc. PRISM began in 2007 in the wake of the passage of the Protect America Act under the Bush Administration. The program is operated under the supervision of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA Court, or FISC) pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Documents indicate that PRISM is “the number one source of raw intelligence used for NSA analytic reports”, and it accounts for 91% of the NSA’s internet traffic acquired under FISA section 702 authority.”
As we can see by the descriptions of the private “intelligence” agencies above, intelligence, news suppression and war corporations are all one big family. Corporations now brag about being war-machines that will brainwash the enemy at home or abroad. War is openly sold as big business and the companies are proud of their abilities to effectively control perception management that hides the lies and crimes of anyone who can pay for the services.
Modern day intelligence corporations are new versions of the East India companies and their imperialism. (Please see Addendum for details on the East India company history.) They are the mercenaries used to gather intelligence and carry out war and conflicts in any theatre imaginable. The federal government has used these corporations continuously for decades and a large part of the U. S. defense budget is paid to international companies who pay no taxes and are not truly American in their corporate interests.
Let’s examine a number of other intelligence agencies that are used by the Defense Department to support the war business. We have extracted descriptions of these “intelligence agencies” from their own websites.
Horizon is an online platform providing topic and location-based media and social media monitoring service on political, security and safety risks that is specially designed for: political risk advisory firms; corporate security departments; travel security managers; freelance consultants; national security agencies; Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Interior; insurance companies; investment banking firms; NGOs; academics, among others. They provide: online dashboards for our online platform provides an easy access to political, security & safety risk-related information (e.g. terrorism-related incidents, crime, civil unrest, strikes, natural disasters and outbreak of epidemic); Situational awareness that discover potential risks affecting your business operations in real-time and with extremely accurate geotagging; Strategic insights that discover trends and patterns that can affect your business or that of your clients in the medium/long term; Geofencing that sets up a geofence around your office, hotel or production areas and receive email notifications for the location most relevant to you; Impact assessment of each event is assessed by our experts to help you filter relevant information from circumstantial ones; Application Programming Interface (API) keys to automatically import Horizon’s reports into your system.
Kroll was founded in 1972 by Jules B. Kroll as a consultant to corporate purchasing departments. The company focused on helping clients improve operations by uncovering kickbacks, fraud or other forms of corruption. Kroll began its line of investigative work in the financial sector in the 1980s, when corporations in New York City approached Kroll to profile investors, suitors and takeover targets, with special attention to any perceived connections to disreputable organizations, suspicious business practices, personality and integrity issues, or any kind of corporate malfeasance. Kroll expanded into: Ontrack and electronic data recovery, computer forensics, and electronic discovery, background screening, fraud solutions, identity theft protection and identity restoration services, security consulting, security consulting services, Security Engineering & Design, threat assessments, vulnerability assessments, physical security surveys, security disaster planning, forensic accounting, background screening, drug testing, and market intelligence. Kroll expanded its working relationship with the insurance company, A.I.G., offering through their Private Client group personal security services to high-net-worth individuals and their families providing global protection. Kroll is headquartered in New York City, and has offices throughout America, Canada, Latin, America, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, Europe, Middle East, Africa. Spain, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai, Beijing, Singapore, and Tokyo.
Smith Brandon International, Inc. (SBI) is an American corporation providing corporate investigations services and risk consulting. Based in Washington, D.C. It was founded in 1996 and today employs a worldwide network of investigators, including former heads of law enforcement agencies, political figures and professionals with legal, financial and intelligence backgrounds. SBI offers a range of services, including high-level political analysis, global due diligence, risk avoidance, corporate investigations, financial investigations, political risk assessments and business intelligence services. SBI does not disclose the names of its clients or the specifics of its projects. With assistance from its international network of contacts in the intelligence, business and diplomatic communities, SBI has worked across North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and India. Ninety-five percent of their work is outside of the U.S. Founders Smith and Brandon have had close ties with U.S. governmental agencies; Smith was an agent for the CIA and Brandon was deputy assistant director of the National Security and Counter Terrorism programs for the FBI.
Stratfor bills itself as a geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm, with revenues derived from subscriptions to its website and from corporate clients. Stratfor has published a daily intelligence briefing since its inception in 1996. Its rise to prominence occurred with the release of its Kosovo Crisis Center during the 1999 NATO airstrikes over Kosovo, which led to publicity in Time magazine, Texas Monthly, and other publications. Before the end of 1999, however, Stratfor had introduced a subscription service through which it offered the majority of its analyses. At the time of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Stratfor made its “breaking news” paragraphs, as well as some notable analyses predicting likely actions to be taken by al-Qaeda and the Bush administration, available freely to the public. Stratfor’s publishing business includes written and multimedia analysis and an iPhone application. A monthly publication called Compass was launched in June 2014, adding a third tier to the company’s subscription business model. In a public announcement, the company said Compass is designed specifically for global executives in strategic industries such as energy, trade, finance, and technology. Some of Stratfor’s work remains available free to the public. Barron’s once referred to Stratfor as “The Shadow CIA.”
Oxford Analytica is an international consulting firm providing strategic analysis of world events. It was founded in 1975 by David Young, an American employee of the National Security Council during the Nixon administration. Clients of Oxford Analytica consist of governments, international institutions, and public sector bodies, as well as financial institutions, corporations, and other private sector organizations. The company has access to a network of over 1,400 academics and specialists around the world. Its main activities are in the areas of geopolitics and macroeconomics, and its principal work comprises advisory work and a daily analysis service known as The Oxford Analytica Daily Brief.
Aegis Defence Services is a British private military and security company with overseas offices in Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Somalia and Mozambique. In Iraq, Aegis is under contract (worth $293 million over three years) to the United States Department of Defense to provide security support services to the Project and Contracting Office (PCO), responsible for managing the reconstruction program. In May 2011, it was announced that U.S. military was to pull out of Baghdad, in the air and ground, and to be replaced by eight companies including Aegis and DynCorp International to take over security operations. In 2011, Aegis was awarded a $497 million contract by the U.S. Department of State for assuming security forces operations at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
DynCorp International is an American private military contractor. The company provides flight operations support, training and mentoring, threat assessment protection, perimeter security, base security, and guard services, international development, intelligence training and support, contingency operations, security, and operations and maintenance of land vehicles. DynCorp receives more than 96% of its more than $3 billion in annual revenues from the U.S. federal government. DynCorp has held one contract on every round of competition since receiving the first Contract Field Teams contract in 1951.
AECOM is an American multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to a wide range of clients. AECOM has approximately 95,000 employees, and is number 156 on the 2016 Fortune 500 list. Services relate to areas including Architecture & Design, Asset Management, Construction, Cost Management, Decommissioning & Closure, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Services, International Development, IT & Cyber Security, Operations & Maintenance, Planning & Consulting, Program, Management/Construction Management, Risk Management & Resilience and Technical Services.
Academi is an American private military company, originally founded in 1997 by former Navy SEAL officer Erik Prince. Formerly known as Blackwater, the company was renamed XE Services in 2009. It was renamed Academi in 2011, after the company was acquired by a group of private investors in late 2010. Academi provides security services to the United States federal government on a contractual basis. Since 2003, the group has provided services to the CIA, including a 2010 contract for $250 million.
Carratu was set up in 1963 by Vincent Carratu as a corporate investigations company. As such it is the oldest privately owned corporate investigations company in the United Kingdom. The company is based in London. Little is publicly known about the company.
Black Cube is a private intelligence agency, which operates out of London, Paris, and Tel Aviv. The company was founded in 2010 by former Israeli intelligence officers. The company’s personnel are known to maintain close ties to the Israeli government and intelligence agencies. Black Cube’s primary field of operation is litigation support, where the company provides intelligence, evidence and strategic advisory services in multi-jurisdictional lawsuits.
Control Risks is a global risk and strategic consulting firm specializing in political, security and integrity risk. Operating with 2,000 employees from 36 offices in 100 countries, the company’s primary services include anti-corruption audits, consultancy and training, eDiscovery, political risk analysis and a broad range of security and crisis management support. Other services provided include threat assessment, embedded consultancy, security design, travel security and executive protection and emergency crisis management and incident response. Services provided include Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI), Cyber Protect and Cyber Respond.
Halliburton’s (KBR) made $39.5 Billion on the Iraq War. Private or publicly listed firms received at least $138 billion of U.S. taxpayer money for government contracts for services that included providing private security, building infrastructure and feeding the troops. The primary recipient was the Houston-based energy-focused engineering and construction firm KBR, Inc., which was spun off from its parent Halliburton Co. The company was given $39.5 billion in Iraq-related contracts over the past decade, with many of the deals given without any bidding from competing firms, such as a $568-million contract renewal in 2010 to provide housing, meals, water and bathroom services to soldiers, a deal that led to a Justice Department lawsuit over alleged kickbacks.
Global Intelligence Network – Behind successful advanced threat defense is powerful threat intelligence. The Blue Coat Global Intelligence Network is a cloud-based service that collects, categorizes and analyzes over a billion previously unseen and uncategorized websites a day from our 15,000 enterprise customers and their millions of users accessing the Internet daily. The network effect of having over 70% of the Fortune Global 500 as customers provides us valuable data to feed our analytics engines and keep you a step ahead of fast-changing security threats. It applies advanced sandboxing techniques and analytics to identify, categorize, and block threats, so you can continuously strengthen your defenses.
Enterprise Intelligence – Over $600 billion was spent on Enterprise Software in 2015. Enterprise data offers unique technology challenges that don’t generally get discussed enough within the traditional consumer context. Uncovering newer insights and learning best practices of successful employees through advanced Data Mining algorithms on enterprise data is a huge untapped opportunity.
System Planning Corporation is a Virginia based corporation founded in 1970 that produces military electronics, such as radar, and Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance in airwarfare, cybersecurity, program management and research of advanced weapons systems, advanced space systems and advanced microsystems for the United States Department of Defense (DoD). It is principal support contractor to cabinet-level departments, including the Department of Defense, Justice and State, and Homeland Security. SPC is one of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s largest support contractors and has supported DARPA virtually continuously since SPC’s founding. SPC provides Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance, and support services to most of DARPA’s Technology Offices.
Other nefarious Intelligence Agencies include: Global Options, the Institute of Globalization Studies (IPROG), New Bridge and many others. These agencies are a form of Black Ops government within the U. S. government. Each of the 17 U. S. federal intelligence agencies work with these private intelligence agencies to conduct the international and domestic propaganda warfare that the CIA conducts. Only the CIA has authority outside of American and within the borders of America. Even Homeland Security is trumped by the cry of “International Security Threat” that only the CIA can sound. Thus, all U. S. government policy is screened and approved by the CIA for “International Security Threats.” So no matter whether its foreign or domestic questions, it is the intelligence from the CIA and her private intelligence agencies that rule the day.
One might ask how the CIA got all of this power.
Key Point: As we have alluded above, the stolen gold of wars has continuously come into the hands of the CIA who use the money as a slush-fund to support their international manipulations of other nations, currencies and markets. They utilize yellow journalism to keep We the People distracted and misdirected of their true intentions—cannibalization of the world.
Many banks, corporations and dummy companies have been set up to launder the huge amounts of CIA stolen gold into normal markets so that the entire world economy would not be affected negatively and the value of the CIA gold reduced to a fraction of its current worth.
Now let’s look at a few of the CIA banks and their history to see that this is common practice. We only highlight a few of the many CIA banks that have hidden and laundered stolen war gold.
The CIA Banking Network is Vast
The Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) was an international bank founded in 1972 by Agha Hasan Abedi, a Pakistani financier. A decade after opening, BCCI had over 400 branches in 78 countries, and assets in excess of US$20 billion, making it the 7th largest private bank in the world. Investigations revealed that it was involved in massive money laundering and other financial crimes, and illegally gained the controlling interest in a major American bank. BCCI became the focus of a massive regulatory battle in 1991, and, on 5 July of that year, customs and bank regulators in seven countries raided and locked down records of its branch offices.
In addition to violations of lending laws, BCCI was also accused of opening accounts or laundering money for figures such as Saddam Hussein, Manuel Noriega, Hussain Mohammad Ershad and Samuel Doe, and for criminal organizations such as the Medellin Cartel and Abu Nidal. Police and intelligence experts nicknamed B.C.C.I. the “Bank of Crooks and Criminals” for its penchant for catering to customers who dealt in arms, drugs and hot money.
William von Raab, a former U.S. Commissioner of Customs, also told the Kerry Committee that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency held “several” accounts at BCCI. According to a 1991 article in Time magazine, the National Security Council also had accounts at BCCI, which were used for a variety of covert operations, including transfers of money and weapons for Iran-Contra.
This is a partial list of the economic and political scandals connected to BCCI: the savings and loan scandal; stock market manipulation and money laundering; Iran-Contra Affair; the October Surprise and Iran hostage crisis; Iraqgate-BNL and the rise and funding of Saddam Hussein; Pakistan’s nuclear program and the selling of bomb-making technology to Libya, Iran and North Korea; the rise and funding of the Afghan Mujahideen (founding and funding of the Taliban and Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda network); illegal weapon sales to Iran and Saudi Arabia; the proliferation of Middle Eastern terrorism; and the international drug trade run by people like Manuel Noriega and Pablo Escobar.
Paul Helliwell would become the primary covert operations banker for U.S. intelligence, setting up in Nassau Castle Bank and then Mercantile Bank and Trust. When Castle Bank needed to be closed, he set up Nugan Hand Bank. When the Nugan Hand Bank closed, he helped shift banking operations to Household Bank in Chicago, Illinois and to the notorious BCCI bank.
International Bank: General George Olmsted was President of a Washington DC based bank holding company known as International Bank, which took over the CIA’s Mercantile Bank and Trust in the Bahamas. Under Olmsted’s leadership, International Bank sold Financial General Bankshares (FGB) then known as First American, to BCCI.
Nugan Hand Bank was an Australian merchant bank that collapsed in 1980 after the suicide of one of its founders, Australian lawyer Francis John Nugan, resulting in a major scandal. News stories suggested that the bank had been involved in illegal activities, including drug smuggling, arranging weapons deals, and providing a front for the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Speculation grew when it became known that the bank had employed a number of retired United States military and intelligence officers, including former CIA director William Colby. In 2000, Brigadier General Erle Cocke, former head of Nugan Hand’s Washington branch, gave a court deposition admitting that he carried out long-term, clandestine banking activities for numerous agencies including the CIA and FBI. Michael Hand’s military colleague and Nugan Hand ‘fixer’, Douglas Sapper, also confirmed that Nugan Hand Bank had been a conduit for CIA money.
Alex. Brown & Sons was the first investment bank in the United States, founded by Alexander Brown in 1800 and based in Baltimore, Maryland. The firm was acquired by Bankers Trust in 1997 to form BT Alex. Brown, and then integrated into Deutsche Bank in 1999 following Deutsche’s acquisition of BT. In 2016, Raymond James acquired Deutsche’s U.S. private client services unit, operating under the Alex. Brown brand.
HSBC: (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) was a major recipient of the CIA’s stolen gold and later charged and fined for gold fixing, money laundering and fraud. And, of course, we all now know of FBI James Comey’s association with HSBC!
UBS: (Union Bank of Switzerland) UBS is well known for gold fixing and gold fraud. Adnan Kashoggi, Sheik Kamal and Edgar Bronfmann ran a series of operations which ultimately would evolve into Barrick Gold. Barrick Gold would become an investment for nearly every gold bullion bank associated with the CIA stolen gold. UBS would loan gold to Barrick, which would then sell the borrowed gold as derivatives, with the promise of replacing the borrowed gold with their gold mining operation. The records of many of those transactions disappeared when Enron collapsed and the trading operation and all its records were taken over by UBS, another major recipient of the CIA stolen gold. The FBI was reportedly conducting an investigation into those transactions, and the investigation files were kept on the 23rd floor of the North Tower of the WTC.
Household Finance was taken over by Harris Bank, which was then taken over by the Bank of Montreal. The Bank of Montreal would be controlled by the Bronfmann family, which became heavily invested in Barrick Gold. Other banks that received portions of the stolen CIA gold included Morgan Guaranty Trust, Chase Manhattan, Citibank, Jardine Matheson, and Deutschebank.
Barrick Gold Corporation: George H.W. Bush during the last several days of his presidency sold Barrick rights for a nominal $10,000 to mine deposits ‘valued’ at $10 billion on public domain lands in Nevada. While there was nothing illegal to the arrangement, a special process put in place by President Bush allowed Barrick to use outside specialists to determine the value of the claim, permitting them to control the appraised value of the deposit. Shortly thereafter, George H.W. Bush served on the Advisory Board of Barrick Gold. In the long term, the Barrick operation would create billions of dollars of paper gold by creating ‘gold derivatives’, under the reports that a Nevada claim whose potential was doubted by industry experts had actually produced a fortune. A major distribution channel for the sale of Barrick’s gold futures would be Enron.
How to Spot Yellow Journalism
Now that we have learned who owns and controls the media cartel and how important it is for the globalists-warlord bankers to “market” their war business using propaganda, deceit, disinformation, redirects, obfuscations, and high-tech intelligence, we can call out yellow journalism when we see it.
The hard part is getting beyond your own brainwashing. For the next week, continue to go to the websites, news programs, magazines, newspapers, and radio stations that you customarily read, watch, or listen. But now you are going to pay attention to WHAT IS NOT REPORTED by your favorite media outlets, even if it is your most beloved radio host or easy-on-the-eyes reporter. And this includes any sites that are in the alternative media categories, which may have been infiltrated by the media cartel.
Fake news, or yellow journalism sites, will not run stories on the following issues because they come too close to revealing their war and banking business operations:
Israeli secret service
Pedophilia among politicians and business leaders
The Saudi secret service
The large scale issue of missing children, missing refugees, missing women, human trafficking, pedophilia
Private intelligence agencies
Israeli dual citizens in the U.S. congress and government
Catholic Charities scamming refugee programs
The Bush/Clinton/Obama CIA crime family
The real truth behind 911 (See our article on Treason and 911.)
Pedophilia among Catholic Church and other religious organizations (See our article on Catholic Church and Pedophilia)
The true owners of the US Federal Reserve, US Central Banks, ICE, Inc., MERS, Cede and Company, the Highland Forum, the CFR, the Internet, and U.S.-based offshore banking. (See our article on ICE and CME.)
The Exchange Stabilization Fund and its ability to set U.S. economic policy.
How false flags are used as legal propaganda.
The true agenda of the United Nations and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
CERN and its fake experiments (See our article on the CERN scam.)
There are more, but this is a good start for you to use a discerning and educated mind to decide for yourself, without government screening and scrubbing, what is real news and what is fake.
For the reader that cares to learn more about this subject matter, we offer the following insight as a supplement to the article above.
The Rothschilds and Reuters News
“If my sons did not want wars, there would be none.”
— Gutle Schnaper (Mayer Amschel Rothschild’s wife) 1849
The Reuters Company was founded by Paul Julius Reuter in 1851 in London as a business transmitting stock market quotations. Reuter set up his “Submarine Telegraph” office in October 1851 and negotiated a contract with the London Stock Exchange to provide stock prices from the continental exchanges in return for access to London prices, which he then supplied to stockbrokers in Paris, France. It was acquired by the British National & Provincial Press in 1941 and first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1984.
The Rothschilds had control of the three European news agencies: Wolff (1849) in Germany, Reuters (1851) in England, and Havas (1835) in France. The Rothschilds used Wolff to manipulate the German people into a fervor for war. It is reported that Rothschild purchased Reuters News Agency around 1888. From this time, the Rothschilds are rarely reported in the media, because they own the media.
It is known that Iran is one of only three countries left in the world whose central bank is not under Rothschild control. Before 9-11 there were seven: Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and Iran. Afghanistan and Iraq were gained by 2003, then Sudan and Libya followed by 2011. In fact, a Rothschild bank was established in Benghazi, Libya while the country was still mid-revolution.
Since the Rothschild family took over the Bank of England around 1815, they have been expanding their banking control over all countries of the world. Their method has been to get a country’s corrupt politicians to accept massive loans which they can never repay, thereby going into debt and losing their sovereignty to the central banks. If a country’s leader refuses to accept the loan, he is oftentimes ousted or assassinated. And if that fails, invasions can follow, and a Rothschild usury-based bank is established.
Rothschild’s News Agency Monopoly
The article below, written by the then head of the Associated Press, is one of the clearest pictures we have of warlord bankers controlling the press for the purpose of controlling news and suppressing information that did not add to their personal agenda. Thus, news agencies become the open tool of intelligence and propaganda for the Rothschilds and the many Warlord Bankers who have followed in their footsteps.
Freedom of Information – Head of Associated Press calls for unhampered flow of world news, by Kent Cooper, Life magazine, November 13, 1944. Relevant extracts are provided below:
Before and during the first World War the great German news agency, Wolff, was owned by the European banking house of Rothschild, which had its central headquarters in Berlin. A leading member of the firm was also Kaiser Wilhelm II’s personal banker, friend and loyal subject. What actually happened in Imperial Germany was that the Kaiser used Wolff to blind and excite his people to such a degree that they were eager for World War I.
Twenty years later, under Hitler, the pattern was repeated and enormously magnified. NDB, Wolff’s successor, became the official Nazi news agency and spewed out the deceptions and propaganda that made the German people again ready to attack their neighbors. In Italy, Mussolini used Stefani, the official Fascists agency, for the same propagandistic ends. In Japan, where the news agency and daily press have always been subservient, the government leaders were careful to subvert it completely before starting the Japanese aggressions.
It has always been so: when a government wants to make war it first takes control of the news. In the peace conferences of World War I, we overlooked this basic element of world peace. In the peace conferences of War II – even in the earliest discussions – we should not forget it.
“Freedom of the press” is a phrase that covers many arguments. Whatever it once meant, it is too limited to define the problems of international news in relation to world peace. A better phrase is “freedom of information.” There should be freedom for journalists everywhere in the world both to seek out news – with equality of access to all – and to send it without censorship; freedom of news organs to publish it; and freedom of news agencies to compete with one another or to exchange news on an unlimited basis. If this kind of freedom is established and enforced, there can never be another Goebbles.
To understand what the problem is before we tackle it, it is necessary to look back beyond World War I to the involvements of international news manipulations. They were as full of guile, secrecy and power seeking as international diplomacy itself. They were so bad, indeed, that to appreciate them one must have a point of reference – the news agencies of this country.
In the U. S. the agencies grew naturally and openly. There were many newspapers and thousands of sources of information. Obviously, no newspaper could afford to station men at every town and city in the country. When the telegraph was invented it became possible for papers to exchange local news with one another. The Associated Press was formed for this purpose in 1848. Nonprofit and necessarily nonpartisan, it developed a principle of “True and Unbiased News: – a promise that the A. P. has held to ever since. When the United Press was formed in 1907 it did not follow the A. P. in organization – the U. P. is a profit-making concern – but it did follow the central proposition of uncorrupted news.
In Europe, on the other hand, the agencies grew up separate from the newspapers. The British agency, Reuters, for instance, was originally not a news agency at all; it sent government messages and market data between European capitals. When the telegraph and the cable were invented, Reuter convinced a group of London papers that he should collect their foreign news for them. In the news agency that was formed control rested solely with Reuter, who operated it for his private and social profit. Victorian England at the time was setting up a great worldwide network of cables, over which Reuter portrayed in glowing words the news of Queen and country, making the bad appear good and the good excellent. His efforts were so much appreciated that, although he was born a Prussian, he was made of British baron. Meanwhile on the continent Havas in France and Wolff in Germany had set up business on similar principles: “Tell the news the government’s way, and take your profit.”
Since all the three agencies were alike, all three willingly pooled resources and formed in the 1870s one of the most powerful cartels the world has ever seen. The established complete agency control of international news literally split up the globe into various sphere of influence. They either established news agencies of their own in smaller countries or dealt with actual branches of the various governments. By their subservience to their own governments they secured semiofficial backing, and by their profits they attracted the interest of powerful financial groups, particularly the Rothschilds. Reuters carved out for itself Great Britain, including all the dominions and colonies: Egypt, Turkey, Japan, China, along with all countries in England’s sphere of influence; Havas took France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, all of South America. Wolff had not only Germany but Scandinavia, Russia, the Slave states and Austria. News was treated the same as any other commodity – as a simple matter of profit, particularly when government or banking influence stepped in. The British confronted an anomalous situation – their domestic press was free but their foreign news was not.
By getting into this cartel, the Associated Press kept Reuters out of the U. S. It agreed to receive Reuters’ dispatches and Reuters agreed to receive A. P.’s. But the A. P. discovered that it was in unwholesome company. Reuters sent only the news the British wanted us to read and sent to the rest of the world only the news about us that the British wanted others to read. Finally, in an attempt to prevent this, the A. P. actually placed guards in the persons of American newsmen in Reuters’ offices abroad. Havas repeated the slanted news in essentially the same form in Havas territory, as did Wolff in its territory. Little favorable information about the U. S. as a country beset by Indians, lynchers and gangsters simply because of the workings of the news cartel.
We, too, were kept ignorant. Even after the Spanish-American War, Reuters’ British-owned cables carried the news of the Philippines to London for editing before it came to the U. S.. Persecution of missionaries occurred in 1912 in Korea but Reuters, which enjoyed pleasant dealings with the Japanese government, sent out no news of it. Two U. S. battleships cruised off Chilean territory; Havas sent out a scare story that they were anchored without permission in Chilean waters, a report that U. S. and Chile both denied. Even during World War I and over the objection of President Wilson, news of the U. S. contribution to that war was carefully understated in the press of our allies.
World War I in no way broke the cartel; it only gave more power to Reuters and Havas by limiting Wolff’s activities to Germany. During the war the British government is said actually to have owned Reuters. After the war it was taken over by Roderick Jones and his associates. During the war, while managing Reuters, Jones also was director of propaganda for Britain. On him a knighthood was bestowed for this service.
On April 28, 1915, Baron Herbert de Reuter, Chief of the Reuters Agency, shot himself. The cause was the crash of the Reuters Bank, which had been organized by Baron Julius de Reuter, founder of Reuter’s, to handle foreign remittances without their being subjected to any accounting. He was succeeded by Sir Roderick Jones, who says in his autobiography, “Shortly after I succeeded Baron Herbert de Reuter in 1915, it so happened that I received an invitation from Mr. Alfred Rothschild, then head of the British House of Rothschild, to lunch with him in historic New Court, in the City.” Jones prudently refrains from telling us what was discussed at this meeting.
From The Reuters Connection(s), by Eustace Mullins, World Economic Review, Issue 79, July 1989, the following excerpt offers further insight into the establishment of Reuters and its relationship to the Rothschilds.
We recommend to the student of political science, if there is such a science, a volume which has come to our attention, the autobiography of Sir Roderick Jones, entitled A Life in Reuters, Hodder and Stoughton, 1951. This book gives us much authoritative information on news distribution. Sir Roderick was Chief of Reuters News Agency for many years, assuming command of that agency when it was still at its historic address of 24 Old Jewry, London.
Sir Roderick tells us that Baron Julius de Reuter was born Israel Ben Josaphat Beer, the son of Rabbi Samuel Beer of Caase, Germany. Like so many of his co-religionists, Beer saw that the British Empire was ripe for plucking. He emigrated, set up a news agency, came to the attention of the House of Rothschild, and the rest is history. In 1859, now Baron de Reuter, Beer signed a Covenant with his two rivals in Europe, Havas of France and Wolff of Germany. Havas was a French Jew, Wolff was a German Jew, and these three divided up the world between them. Havas was to have South America, the three were to share the continent of Europe, and Reuter was to have the rest of the world. The arrangement, providentially concluded just before the outbreak of the Civil War in the United States, endured until the First World War for Zionism.
Sir Roderick Jones began his career as Assistant to the Chief Correspondent in the Transvaal, one Leo Weinthal, before the Boer War. Sir Roderick, although he freely relates the role of the House of Eckstein in promoting that war, does not reveal the importance of the House of Rothschild. John Hays Hammond was chief mining engineer for the Rothschilds, later being employed by the Guggenheims at a salary of five hundred thousand dollars a year, and finally becoming Washington lobbyist for the Rothschild policy group, the Council on Foreign Relations. Sir Abe Bailey was the principal angel of its sister group in Britain, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Almost any biography of Cecil Rhodes will inform the reader that he was financed in his African empire by the House of Rothschild.
On April 28, 1915, Baron Herbert de Reuter, Chief of the Agency, shot himself. The cause was the crash of the Reuters Bank, which had been built up by Baron Julius de Reuter to handle foreign remittances without their being subjected to inspection. It was felt by the directors to be unwise to replace the Baron with another German Jew, there being a war going on with Germany, and Sir Roderick Jones who had served Leo Weintal faithfully and well, was chosen as a more respectable front for the international operations of the agency.
On page 363, he tells us:
“Shortly after I succeeded Baron Herbert de Reuter in 1915, it so happened that I received an invitation from Mr. Alfred Rothschild, then the head of the British House of Rothschild, to lunch with him in his historic New Court, in the City.”
We are not favored with an account of the conversation, Sir Roderick limiting himself to a description of the formalities attending upon a visit to the Rothschild. After this, the Chief of Reuters toured the world, being received everywhere with a display usually reserved for royalty. In India he was entertained by the Viceroy, Lord Reading, whose name had been entered at the synagogue as Rufus Isaacs. Isaacs told him that on his first visit to India, he had been a lowly ship’s boy, and on his second visit he was a Viceroy, whereupon Sir Roderick remarked that only in the British Empire could such a thing have happened. His observation is a slight to America.
Brief History on How War Corporations Came to Exist in Modern Times
At the end of the sixteenth century, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian sailors funded by Germany’s richest bankers (Fuggers, Berenberg, and Welsers) used Hamburg as their northern port to distribute their goods, thereby cutting Dutch merchants out of the trade. To manage risk, a cartel was formed to protect the banker’s interests.
In 1600, the English bundled their resources into a monopoly enterprise, the English East India Company thereby threatening their Dutch competitors. In 1602, the Dutch government followed suit, sponsoring the creation of a single “United East Indies Company” that was also granted monopoly over the Asian trade. With a capital of 6,440,200 guilders, the charter of the new company empowered it to build forts, maintain armies, and conclude treaties with Asian rulers. It provided for a venture that would continue for 21 years, with a financial accounting only at the end of each decade.
The United East Indian Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie; VOC), referred to by the British as the Dutch East India Company, was originally established as a chartered company in 1602, when the Dutch government granted it a monopoly on Dutch spice trade. It is often considered to have been the first multinational corporation in the world and it was the first company to issue stock. As the largest and most valuable corporation in history, it possessed quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, imprison and execute convicts, negotiate treaties, strike its own coins, and establish colonies.
The VOC’s 4,785 ships netted for their efforts more than 2.5 million tons of Asian trade goods. The British East India Company had 2,690 ships and a mere one-fifth the tonnage of goods carried by the Dutch. The Dutch paid an 18% annual dividend for almost 200 years. The VOC’s territories became the Dutch East Indies and were expanded over the course of the 19th century to include the whole of the Indonesian archipelago.
Warlord Bankers of the East India Companies
The Fugger Family is a German family that was a group of European mercantile bankers and venture capitalists. Alongside the Welser and Berenberg families, the Fuggers controlled much of the European economy in the sixteenth century and accumulated enormous wealth. This banking family replaced the de’ Medici family, who influenced all of Europe during the Renaissance. The Fuggers took over many of the Medicis’ assets and their political power and influence. They were closely affiliated with the House of Habsburg whose rise to world power they financed.
The Berenberg family were merchants and bankers who came as refugees to the Dutch merchant colony of the city-republic of Hamburg following the Fall of Antwerp in 1585. There, they established Berenberg Bank in 1590, the world’s second oldest bank and the world’s oldest surviving merchant bank. A London branch of the Berenberg family were prominent merchants in the West Indies trade from the 17th century and co-founded the London firm Meyer & Berenberg which was one of the largest import–export trade companies of London.
Modern banking, in general, is seen to have arisen in Renaissance Italy in the affluent cities of Florence, Venice, Genoa, and Siena. The Bardi, Medici, and Peruzzi families dominated banking in 14th century Florence, establishing branches in many other parts of Europe.
The first bank to be established was in Venice in 1157. This was due to the commercial agency of the Venetians, acting in the interest of the Crusaders of Pope Urban II. The Bank of Venice made “a forced loan” to the Pope and a Chamber of Loans was created to manage the affairs of the 4% interest. Banking practices proper began in the mid-parts of the 12th century, and continued until the bank was caused to cease to operate during the French invasion of 1797.
In the middle of the 13th century, groups of Italian Christians, particularly the Cahorsins and Lombards, invented legal fictions to get around the ban on Christian usury; they became known as the pope’s usurers, and reduced the importance of the Jews to European monarchs. The accompanying growth of Italian banking in France was the start of the Lombard moneychangers in Europe, who moved from city to city along the busy pilgrim routes important for trade. By the later Middle Ages, Christian Merchants who lent money with interest were without opposition, and the Jews lost their privileged position as money-lenders.
After 1400, political forces turned against the methods of the Italian free enterprise bankers as main bankers were expelled from Europe by reigning monarchy. In 1401 the magistrates of Barcelona established in the city the first replication of the Venetian model of exchange and deposit. In the 16th century Jews were expelled from Iberia and moved to Istanbul where they became bankers to the Ottoman Empire who were in commerce with Europe. They thrived in Baghdad during the 18th and 19th century performing critical commercial functions such as moneylending and banking that were proscribed for Muslims under Islamic law.
Court Jews were Jewish bankers or businessmen who lent money and handled the finances of some of the Christian European noble houses, primarily in the 17th and 18th centuries. Court Jews were precursors to the modern financier or Secretary of the Treasury. Their jobs included raising revenues by tax farming, negotiating loans, master of the mint, creating new sources for revenue, floating debentures, devising new taxes and supplying the military. In addition, the Court Jew acted as personal bankers for nobility: he raised money to cover the noble’s personal diplomacy and his extravagances. Court Jews were skilled administrators and businessmen who received privileges in return for their services. They were most commonly found in Germany, Holland, and Austria, but also in Denmark, England, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal, and Spain. Virtually every duchy, principality, and palatinate in the Holy Roman Empire had a Court Jew.
Throughout the 17th century, precious metals from the New World, Japan and other locales were being channeled into Europe, with corresponding price increases. Thanks to free coinage, the Bank of Amsterdam, created heightened trade and commerce and the Netherlands attracted even more coin and bullion to be deposited in their banks. These concepts of fractional-reserve banking and payment systems were further developed and spread to England and elsewhere.
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