One World, If You Will
By G. Asgar Mitha
In 2002, David Rockefeller wrote in his book Memoirs (Chapter 27, The Proud Internationalists) that “some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as internationalists and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."
The banking and financial empire of J.P. Morgan Chase consists of The Chemical Bank (est.1923), Hanover Bank (est.1873), Manufacturers Trust Company (est.1905), Chase National Bank (est. 1877) that was also known as The Rockefeller Bank, J.P. Morgan & Co. (est. 1877), Bank One acquired in 2004 and Bear Stearns acquired 2008. Total assets in 2007 were nearly $1.6 trillion. What is most interesting is that the main competitor bank of J.P. Morgan Chase has been and still is Citibank (formerly First National City Bank) owned by the Stillman family. First National City Bank flourished by its association with the Rockefeller’s oil wealth from Standard Oil. The Stillmans and the Rockefellers intermarried till the off springs James Stillman Rockefeller became chairman of Citi Bank at the same time that David Rockefeller became the chairman of Chase Manhattan.
Equity trading is the buying and selling of company stocks. Bear Stearns was founded in 1923 by Joseph Bear, Robert Stearns and Harold Mayer. Bear Stearns miraculously survived the great stock market crash of 1929 and between 2005 and 2007, it was Fortune magazine’s “most admired company”. Then in March 2008, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and J.P. Morgan Chase issued loans to Bear Stearns to prevent a potential market crash resulting from the subprime mortgage hedge fund crisis. Was it a crisis or was it deliberately engineered? Hedge funds are largely unregulated, private pools of capital whose managers can buy or sell any assets.
Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869 by Marcus Goldman, a German immigrant. Later Samuel Sachs, Sidney Weinberg and Gus Levy joined this banking, investment and securities firm. Lloyd Craig Blankfein is the current CEO since May 2006 replacing Hank Paulson who went on to become the U.S. Secretary of Treasury. Similarly another very powerful private equity firm, Carlyle Group, was founded in 1987 by David Rubenstein. Carlyle Group is associated with defense, aerospace, communications, real estate and health care among others.
In 1904 Standard Oil, founded by David Rockefeller’s grandfather John D. Rockefeller, had control over 90% of oil production. Due to unfair practices and lawsuits by the States of Ohio and New Jersey, the US Department of Justice sued Standard Oil in 1909, under the Sherman Anti-trust Act. As a result, Standard Oil was broken up into over 30 companies. Two of these companies were Jersey Standard of New Jersey and Standard Oil Company of New York (SOCONY). The former later became Exxon and the latter Mobil Oil. Exxon and Mobil merged in November 1999 to become ExxonMobil. Also as a result of break-up of Standard Oil, Standard Oil of California (SOCAL) was formed in 1911. Socal, which became Chevron merged with Gulf Oil in 1984. In 1981, the Dupont group acquired Conoco but then sold all its shares in 1999 merging with Phillips Petroleum Company to become ConocoPhillips. Without going into the history, Amoco founded by Louis Blaustein in 1922, now merged with BP as Amoco-BP, had the John Rockefeller touch as Standard Oil of Indiana.
In 1980, Ted Turner launched his Cable Network News (CNN). Then in 1987 Warner Communications merged with Time Inc and in 1996 Time Warner acquired CNN. By 2000, another giant media was established, AOL-Time Warner that controlled everything from the print to TV news and entertainment. Then there is the Fox group founded by William Fox in 1915. It is a subsidiary of News Corporation whose chairman and CEO is the Australian media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. News Corp. controls films, cable, news, internet and print media. Similarly ABC, NBC, CBS and BBC share the responsibility with Time-Warner and News Corp. to feed homes with across the globe. All global news is synchronized among the networks. The affiliate stations only feed homes with local news but never international news.
These US mergers, mega-mergers, vertical integration and parent-subsidiary companies have become ultra giants. Shell, Total, BP-Amoco, ExxonMobil, JP Morgan Chase, Citi Group, Dow and Dupont, among others, control oil, finance and media globally. It is like one giant octopus with a million tentacles that reaches out to every corner of the globe. The entire objective, thus remains, one world if you will. But who are these “you”? They exist in small groups, far removed from the public eye. They seek to have control over the world governments whether it is the United States, Britain, Germany, Russia, China, Zimbabwe or any other country in any of the six continents. They are the untouchables, an extremely elite group, tight lipped. These are the giants with the one world dream of a super empire. Their main weapon of control is the oil and the US dollar with G-7 servile currencies.
Probably the one group that has recently attained some glare of publicity is the Bilderberg group. David Rockefeller Sr. may have said so in pun or he may have said so in pride that “we” are the internationalists, a secret cabal. If that is so, in pun or in seriousness, then the world has a lot to fear either way. We, in Rockefeller’s words, may well have applied to the neo-cons, collectively the Christian and Jewish Zionists and among them some Muslims Zionists like Zalmay Khalilzad, Ahmed Chalabi and Hamiz Karzai, all of whom have been well connected with western oil companies or with diehard front line neo-cons Dick Cheney, Richard Perle, Donald Rumsfeld, John Bolton, Paul Wolfowitz, Rockefellers and most notably Henry Kissinger who helped form the group. The powerful Bilderbergers who come from, mainly, several western countries, are tight lipped so there is very little speculation about what transpires in the annual meetings. Only the elite who share the one world dream are invited to attend the annual forums.
Those individuals and countries that do not accept the political and economical supremacy of the western-Israeli axis and the objectives of Zionism become targets. Through fear, intimidation, propaganda, coercion, blackmailing and fabrication of charges, regimes are toppled by covert operations or direct war. Oil, US dollar and the UN are the principal weapons of control. The Gulf war of 2003 and occupation of Iraq was not about WMDs but it was about oil and the US dollar; Saddam refused to sell oil in dollars so he had to be removed. The propaganda against Iran is not about nuclear issues but about oil and dollars as it has established a bourse on Kish. Afghanistan occupation was not about Al-Qaeda but it was about oil and dollars.
Rather than living and letting live in peace, the architects of the super empire are making the world dangerous to live in. But somewhere along the line at some point in time, some force may rise to challenge the dreams of a super empire and the empire may get hemmed in by its own lies. Every country that has expanded into an empire has contracted back into the country again. And the architects will once again fight among themselves like vultures as they did for three hundred years in the colonial era.
(Gulam Asgar Mitha)
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