WORLD WAR ONE: THE ELEVENTH HOUR OF THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH ...
Yesterday, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018, was the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, when the guns on the Western Front finally fell silent, and the German armies de-mobilized back into Germany, into a shattered economy, food shortages, unemployment, and as the Allied armies, exhausted, breathed a collective sigh of relief as they had narrowly dodged a bullet. I was tempted, yesterday, to write about World War One, and the armistice, but I thought better of it; best to allow some quiet reflection.
My paternal grandfather had fought in World War One, and my maternal grandfather avoided doing so, only because he had already fought with General Pershing against Pancho Villa in Mexico. But it's a lesson in how quickly time flies: just two generations separated me from the unbelievable carnage of that war. Kaiser Wilhelm, who fled into exile into Holland at the end of the war, died in June of 1941, only 16 years before I was born. Though very small and young, two of my older sisters were alive when he was still alive.
It had indeed gone down "right to the wire," for after the surrender of Russia earlier that year in March 1918 to the Central Powers - the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Ottoman Empire - Russia, which as it would do in the Second World War, suffered enormous casualties, was plunged into the Bolshevik revolution and the terror which always comes with any form of radical socialism, and into civil war. The Central powers demanded, and got, a huge chunk of European Russia to occupy, creating puppet states in the Baltic States, and (here it comes), the Ukraine. Worse, for the beleaguered Western Allies Britain and France, which had born the brunt of the fighting on the Western Front, four years of fighting had gained them... nothing. Nothing but massive casualties after failed offensive after failed offensive. Think of Paschendale, the Somme, the Nivelle Offensive of 1917 which nearly broke the French armies and created mass mutinies within the French military.
1918 would be the decisive year; everyone knew it. America had entered the war, and as everyone also knew, by the end of 1918 American forces would arrive in force, and sheer numbers would tip the war to the Allies. The Germans would have to strike first, and hard, and fast.
They did. Operation Michael, the first major German offensive of 1918, began on March 21, 1918, after a horrendous artillery barrage. General Erich Ludendorff, virtual military dictator of Germany at the time, had chosen the place for the offensive himself, at the junction of the French and British armies along the Somme river. The British armies would bear the brunt of the attack, which came very close, but ultimately failed, to splitting the armies apart. War colleges have fought and re-fought that offensive - What if Ludendorff or von Hutier had done this? What if General Gough or Field Marshal Haig had done that? and so on - we won't do so here. The war had started with tactics that were modifications of Napoleonic tactics. Four short years later it had ended with the armies of World War One resembling more the armies of World War Two, than the armies with which it began: machine guns, tanks, long range artillery, aircraft... and the first weapons of mass destruction: poison gas. British, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, Americans, French, Italians, Greeks, Serbs, Hungarians, Austrians, Germans, Turks, Arabs, and Russians had died in the millions.
In September of 1914, after the war had begun, the German Chancellor, Theobald von Bettmann-Hollweg circulated a memorandum of German war aims, which were to create a European "common market" in central Europe, dominated by the Reichsmark, with France and the Low Countries in a special "most favored nation" trading status. (Sound familiar?) Britain, which by some revisionist lights had engineered the war during the machinations of Edward VII, fought to eliminate a powerful rival, not across the ocean of the Atlantic, but much closer to home across the North Sea. Serbia wanted "greater Serbia" at Austria-Hungary's expense, and was rewarded by being occupied by the Central Powers until "Yugoslavia"(whatever that was) was created by the Versailles system, only to crack up decades later. Romania wanted Transylvania from Hungary, was invaded and occupied in short order, until it too gained it in the post-war settlement, only to lose it to Hungary briefly again during World War Two. It managed to regain Transylvania, but as a rump state of Stalin's Soviet Empire.
The war which had been fought to break German power, failed to do so. That would take another war. And the result of that war was the European Union, with Germany firmly in the driver's seat, dictating disastrous refugee policies to the rest of Europe (Italy, France, Austria, the Netherlands... the list goes on and on). After the Versailles Treaty was signed, Germany immediately began secret rearmament, and Clemenceau's France, determined to "surround" Germany, created the cordon sanitaire with a system of alliances with Czechoslovakia (another Versailles creation like Yugoslavia), Poland, Romania, and so on. In recent years, the idea has revived as the USA is rebasing eastward into Poland and Romania, and has been instrumental in the installation of another puppet government in the Ukraine hearkening back to the Ukrainian Hetmanate, the puppet state created by the treaty of Brest-Litovsk in March of 1918 that ended the First World War on the Eastern Front. The current President of France says there's no such thing as French culture, while invoking the memory of Marshal Petain, hero of Verdun, and collaborationist of Vichy. Turkey fought to retain its crumbling empire and hold over Muslim holy sites; the British to dismantle it. And as a direct consequence of these machinations, the rise of the abominable (out)house of Saud...
So what have we learned?
Sadly, it seems to me we've learned exactly nothing.
See you on the flip side...
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the invasion of Normandy (2nd WW) began on the 6th hour on the 6th day of the 6th month of the yr.
now go figure…
Larry in Germany
New William Engdahl article addresses how to correct the economic globalization that has destroyed the American Industrial base.
The internationalists didn’t want Trump coming into the picture to focus America on recapturing its industrial capabilities; especially with regards to the military supply chain.
Illustrates why WW111 isn’t likely for sometime to come.
At least from a USA perspective.
Oh, I don’t know. Many a folk are so pumped up with adrenaline and despair the relief of throwing one’s selves on a pitchfork will be grand in their minds.
What was it that Delenn said in Babylon 5, we go crazy together and become sane together or something to that effect!
“Delenn does not walk in the same world you and I walk in. She does not see the same world you and I see. In her world, we are better than we are, we care more than we care, we act towards each other with compassion. I much prefer her world to that of my own. And, I will not allow anything to threaten that.”
~Lennier [to fearful Mimbari], Rumors, Bargains and Lies
“Rules of combat older than contact with other races. Did not mention aliens. Rules change caught up in committee. Not come through yet.”
~Former Green Drazi Leader, The Geometry of Shadows
“No-one ever listens to Zathras. Quite mad, they say. It is good that Zathras does not mind. He’s even grown to like it. Oh yes.”
~Zathras, War Without End, Part II
If we want to be paranoid about this we can push this war back to the Crimean and American Civil Wars. Well their nefarious plans on schedule the Zugs who run the USA have been sucked into this Gordian knot. You forgot about Africa and Asia where shotting galleries in both world war’. Thermonuclear weapons will replace the capture and sacrificial altars in this century industrial offerings to their gods of greed and power.
I am going to go with the Albert Pike letter to Mazzini, dated August 15, 1871. Whether ultimately ‘real’ or not, it laid out the deep planning for World Wars to restructure society into what we would call a One World Order:
“The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia…”
“The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists…”
“The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the ‘agentur’ of the ‘Illuminati’ between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam and political Zionism mutually destroy each other…”
Note that these all involve ‘maneuvering’ existing powers or ideologies into conflict, and with a hidden power waiting in the wings to take advantage of the situation. Also note that “political Zionism” is on the table to be destroyed. Today, people associate “political Zionism” with the modern State of Israel. However, the tone of the letter seems to take a broader view’; probably starting from basic principles.
(The above is limited to humans vs humans. It gets even more interesting when Anunnaki and such are thrown in…)
James Corbett of “The Corbett Report,” released a pretty good video covering “The WWI Conspiracy.” Ironically, its safe to use the term “conspiracy” here, beings that it was indeed assassins who conspired and killed a world leader to stoke the fire. Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tclAbWvBt70
Also, James brought on a co-author of a wonderful book that I own. Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War. I HIGHLY recommend picking this book up. https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-History-Secret-Origins-First/dp/1780576307
Thank you Ronin. Hidden History purchased.
then read the sequal to this book (much longer than original book):
“Prolonging the Agony” with the subtitle “How the Anglo-American Establishment Deliberately Extended WW1 by Three-and-a-Half Years”
it is literally a “HELLuva” read…
Larry in Germany
I want to say this was an orchestrated war for the bankster/ruling classes. The latest cartel bank, the not federal, Federal Serve Act of Christmas Eve 1913 was passed. That meant WORLD WAR.
Flash forward to today. The banks/ruling class are in trouble again? WORLD WAR again?
Now I’ll read the post
WW1 was slaughter on a massive scale. Idiot generals sending countless young workers to kill each other. Oil was the new lubricant of the war machine, and that was one of the primary objectives. Germany’s economic engine was geared more to industrial capitalism; versus, the Banking cartel’s financial capitalism.
WW11 continued the economic war that ended w/the Bretton Wood Agreement putting Corporate Fascism on steroids!
In Dr. Farrell’s book The Third Way, the goals of WW1 were eventually realized as well after WW11.
WAR is The tool of economic warfare; its sine qua non is War profiteering; including, setting up infrastructures of hidden violence upon the 99%’ers.
I’ll stop my rant now.
A beautifully written piece which would be ideal to be read and discussed in every K-12 history/current events class and institution of “higher learning” in the United States and worldwide during the current week.
I second that Enrico!
Brilliantly stated. I second the second….
Third that. Was about to same something similar but you said it for me a Enrico!
Thank you Joseph.
Oops. This was posted between my second…. I fourth the third…
Transatlantic masonic handshake is no armistice. It is a revolutionary fist with bureaucratic boot in the face.
Robotic man is idolatry, for slaves to follow, that question not. Those are greedy dwarfs that fear daylight.
Patristic exegesis is thinking man’s guide, to question legitimacy of self-proclaimed deified rulers of satanic majesty.
ANGELIC SAXON 25b
Ash is friend of fire,
standing tall, straight upright,
though many fight it.
The Bethmann-Hollweg memorandum on a “common market” hinged on the mark is somthing I had never come across, a real tidbit. So Reichsminister Funk, and later Adenauer & C., were just working on the basis of an existing project. While the German political class does not deserve a doff of the hat for its wisdom, it may well do so for its intergenerational persistence.