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How the Banksters Forced the US Into WW2

November 8, 2021


The British had a task force of 1000 people in NYC that would stop at nothing, including murder, to inveigle the US into World War Two. The TV movie Restless on

Prime recreates this fascinating period. 

The banksters that inveigled the US into WW2 are

also behind the #scamdemic. 

"If a Republican nationalist like Robert Taft had won the GOP nomination in 1940, Churchill was prepared to make peace with Hitler and abandon Stalin to his fate. The Jewish holocaust wouldn't have occurred because of Hitler's wish for good relations with England. In a repeat of World War One, American intervention prolonged the war with disastrous consequences for mankind."

from July 22, 2017

By Henry Makow PhD.

After Britain's humiliating retreat from Dunkirk June 4, 1940, Winston Churchill defiantly declared, "We shall fight on the beaches...we shall never surrender..."

His bravado was based on his certain knowledge the United States would back Britain to the hilt.

The vast majority of Americans were against intervention. But, with the full cooperation of the FDR administration, a covert British propaganda and "dirty tricks" campaign, employing almost 1000 people in NYC (mostly Brits and Canadians), had hijacked democracy . It illustrates how London-based central bankers control the American people to this day.

The Republican Party was against intervention. Thanks to the British, the Republican Presidential nomination June 28, 1940 went to an unknown pro-intervention pro-conscription "internationalist" Wendell Wilkie, a lifetime Democrat who had never held public office.

On the eve of the costliest war in US history, (one million dead or maimed, $2 trillion in 1990 dollars), Americans were not given a choice. There wasn't an anti-war candidate. Does this sound familiar?


More than propaganda was involved. The organizer of the Republican convention, Ralph Williams, an "isolationist" (doublespeak for nationalist) conveniently died May 16 and was replaced by a lifelong British agent Sam Pryor who packed the convention with Wilkie delegations and supporters shouting, "We want Wilkie."


True, Williams, left, was 70 years old. But historian Thomas Mahl says that the British mandate included murder and he implies this took place. Heinrich Muller, the Chief of the Gestapo who worked for the CIA during the Truman administration confirms that the British killed many Americans who got in the way. (See Gregory Douglas, The CIA Covenant, Nazis in Washington, at p.107)

" [Wilkie's] nomination exempted President Franklin Roosevelt from the normal pressures of an election campaign," Mahl writes in his explosive book "Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the US, 1939-44." (1998)

Walter Lippmann wrote, "the sudden rise and nomination of Wendell Wilkie was the decisive event, perhaps providential, which made it possible to rally the free world...Under any other leadership but his, the Republican Party would ... have turned its back on Great Britain..." (164)

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If a Republican nationalist like Robert Taft had won the nomination, Churchill was prepared to make peace with Hitler and abandon Stalin to his fate. The Jewish holocaust wouldn't have occurred because of Hitler's wish for good relations with England. In a repeat of World War One, American intervention prolonged the war with disastrous consequences for mankind.

The Illuminati game plan was for a long two-front war that the Nazis would lose. Although Mahl doesn't mention the Illuminati by name, his book exposes its modus operandi, which I will detail later.


The Rockefeller and Morgan empires are part of the central banking cartel. At the highest level, all intelligence agencies (MI-6, CIA, Mossad, KGB) answer to this cartel, not to their national governments.

"British Security Coordination," (BSC) part of MI-6 handled the Illuminati campaign to frog march the USA into World War Two. It was financed by the Rockefellers and Morgans and housed rent-free on the 38th Floor of the "International Building" of Rockefeller Center.

"This was a convenient address," Mahl writes. "Several British agencies promoting intervention were also housed here. The British Press Service was located on the 44th Floor. The British intelligence front group Fight for Freedom located its operations on the 22nd floor in the same building, also rent free." (11)

Wendell Wilkie had been an organizer at numerous Democratic conventions. He was the President of a Morgan-controlled insurance company and a member of the "Fight for Freedom" executive. His whole campaign was financed and organized by the Morgans and British intelligence but made to look homespun.

After losing the 1940 election, Wilkie worked closely with FDR to sabotage nationalist Republicans and was briefly considered for FDR's VP in 1944. Instead, his usefulness apparently at an end, he conveniently died in that year at age 52 of a "streptococcic throat infection" contracted in hospital.

The BSC's minions might be forgiven for thinking the Rockefellers were opponents of Fascism. In fact, the central banking cartel brought Hitler to power. The Rockefellers provided the Nazis with oil and owned part of Germany's largest industrial concern, I.G. Farben. They provided the Nazis with indispensable technology and materiel before and during the war, at the expense of the US war effort.

Charles Higham's book "Trading with the Enemy" demonstrates that the central bankers had an intimate economic relationship with the Nazis through corporations like Standard Oil, General Motors, Ford, ITT and the Chase Bank.

Defeating Nazism was not the immediate goal of American intervention. The goal was to have a long, devastating and lucrative war, leading to greater concentration of power in their hands through the Cold War and world government (the European Union and the United Nations.)


In the 1930's the American people learned how the bankers had maneuvered the US into World War One for great profit. Congress passed a battery of legislation to prevent this from happening again. British PM Neville Chamberlain called the US Congress "pig headed and self righteous nobodies."


Thus the Illuminati had to change public opinion before FDR could commit the US to war. Their main weapon was the mass media, literally owned by the central bankers or controlled by advertising from their cartels.

In 1940, publications owned by the central bankers and their front men included The New York Herald Tribune, The New York Times, PM, The Chicago Sun, The Cowles Group (Look), Time Life, The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun. All were decidedly for intervention. Hollywood also produced war propaganda. Alexander Korda, director of "Lady Hamilton" and "The Lion has Wings" was a British agent.

Journalists achieved success as spokesmen for British Intelligence. They included Walter Winchell, Drew Pearson, Dorothy Thompson, Walter Lippmann, James Reston and Hubert Bayard Swope.

Public opinion polls were rigged or edited to give Americans the impression they favored intervention. For example, a British agent David Ogilvy put out the Gallup polls.

Nationalist politicians like Hamilton Fish, Martin Dies and Burton Wheeler were smeared as pro-Nazi and anti Semitic. They were hounded with false charges and eventually defeated. One, Senator Arthur Vandenburg changed his mind with the help of beautiful socialites working for British Intelligence.

The British manufactured German atrocity photos and a phoney map purporting to be a Nazi plan to divide South America. This map helped FDR overturn the last remaining neutrality legislation. Phoney horoscopes fore casted ruin for Hitler and American "isolationists."

Like the Communists, the British formed numerous groups that masqueraded as grass roots organizations. They included "Friends of Democracy," "The League for Human Rights," the "Fight for Freedom Committee."

After the war, the Rockefeller's Council on Foreign Relations ensured that official histories of American intervention were written. They did not want a repeat of the embarrassing revelations of how the US was tricked into World War One.


The British would have abandoned Stalin only as a last resort. British Freemasonry (i.e. the central bankers) was behind the Bolshevik Revolution but by pretending to be opposed, Britain was able to betray their allies, the nationalist White Russians. The bankers later created Nazi Germany because Stalin had become too nationalistic himself.

The bankers were going to let the two titans fight it out like monsters in a Japanese B-movie but Hitler had to lose because Germany represented a much greater threat to their plans than Russia.

Mahl's book provides glimpses into this confluence between the central bankers, the British, Jewish leaders, and the USSR.

For example, the BSC subsidized the Overseas News Agency, which was a branch of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, founded by Jacob Landau. Banker Felix Warburg also subsidized the JTA, whose job was to publicize persecution of Jews. Landau was also on the executive of "Fight for Freedom."

Decrypted VENONA messages (wires between the Soviet embassy and Moscow) reveal that Landau was working for both the British and the Soviets. He traveled to Mexico City in 1943 and had several meetings with the Soviet ambassador.

Mahl writes: "the VENONA messages reveal...Soviet secret intelligence had thoroughly penetrated BSC and its offspring OSS" (which became the CIA.) (49)

William Stephenson headed BSC. His Second -in- Command was Col. Charles "Dick" Ellis a member of MI-6 who organized and ran the future CIA. According to Mahl, Ellis was "also suspected of working for German and Soviet intelligence services." (194) (Neither men were Jewish.)

This picture is consistent with the view that the central bankers control all Intelligence agencies and wars are just a charade. See my "Are World Wars Orchestrated?"


Freud's nephew Edward Bernays helped manipulate the masses for the Illuminati. In his book "Propaganda," he wrote:


"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government, which is the true ruling power of our country."

Clearly democracy and freedom itself is an illusion. There is room for popular choice but the Illuminati manipulates the process to produce the desired outcome. Ultimately it serves to legitimize illegitimate power.

Wars are orchestrated to eventually produce Illuminati world government. As the Masonic leader Albert Pike wrote in 1871, the third world war will be between the "political Zionists and Islam." Translated, that means the US and Israel versus Iran and possibly China and Russia.

Americans are being frogmarched to the next world war. The present period might be compared to the 1930's when both sides armed and rehearsed. The final conflagration would eliminate a large number of "useless eaters."


Thanks to historian Dave Martin for alerting me to "Desperate Deception"

See also my "The US is a "Crown" Financial Colony"

and "Was Victor Rothschild a Soviet Agent?"

See also "The Secret Persuaders"


Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for "How the Banksters Forced the US Into WW2 "

Dee said (July 22, 2017):

Hey Henry....

Have you noticed that all the countries targeted for "regime change" are the only ones that resisted the IMF Central banks? That list includes NORTH KOREA....
A Google search on countries without a Central Bank shows there are between 3 and 7 left, depending on how old the posting is! And all of them are countries invaded by US-led NATO (and involving CANADA) since Afghanistan and Iraq.... and Syria and Iran and Libya are on that list too...

And Rothschild started getting super-rich since his carrier pigeons brought him insider info about the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, and he financed the countries that were going bankrupt thanks to believing that Napoleon was winning, when he wasn't... their info was old and WRONG.

They've been pulling this scam from the beginning, starting with INSIDER TRADING!! Once a crook, always a crook....

Pedro said (July 22, 2017):

Wars without end it seems.

I haven't read Mahl's book, but Judas Goats by Michael Collins Piper has this to add on p52

"But what Mahl doesn’t mention — probably for his own good — is that much of Griffith’s disruptive activities on behalf of British intelligence were also carried out in conjunction with the ADL."...
Griffith operated out of New York City, as a key ADL trouble-maker and informant, keeping close watch on groups considered “subversive” by this powerful Zionist spy network. Or, as we’ve said, actually helping such groups along for the ADL’s own purposes. In one notable instance, acting under the alias,“Al Scheffer”, the ubiquitious Griffith came to the aid of a one-man political party in New York City and turned it into a “Nazi menace.” "

a bit more here
" Even Sandy Griffith himself, aka Al Scheffer, the ADL spy chief, attended NRP strategy meetings to offer advice. Griffith in his persona as Scheffer, met regularly with Frederick Weiss, a German immigrant who had served on the Kaiser’s Staff during World War I, and was a central figure in the American Right. Weiss knew that Scheffer was with the ADL but sought a symbiotic relationship with the prospect of getting publicity for the NRP via the ADL's influence with the news media. H Keith Thompson wrote of this ADL symbiosis in Expose "When my activities were quiet, Sandy (Griffith) would give me a pep talk and some ideas on how to get them moving again. For a time even I was puzzled. While I had anticipated that ADL agents would appear as investigators, I was not yet aware that the agents also acted as provocateurs and instigators and are often the most dependable source of funds."

Are your bowels cautiously starting a movement?. Don't worry, relax and let ADL suppositories get in first and do it right (or left) for you.

naughty link for you.

Robert K said (July 21, 2017):

A more recent study of the army of British agents operating on American soil to ensure the entry of the USA into WWII is "The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington", by Jennet Conant (2008). Dahl, who later specialized in writing children's books ("macabre, often darkly comic..., featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters"--Wikipedia), was an RAF pilot who somehow ended up dining regularly with FDR. On becoming accepted into Stephenson's clandestine organization, a process which he said was like being inducted into a secret society, Dahl was told that he must be prepared to commit murder. In order to achieve their goal of widening the war, anything that had to be done would be done.

Americans might find it of interest that the foremost American columnists of the time--Walter Winchell, Drew Pearson, Walter Lippmann--were in close contact with this immense British pro-war propaganda spy network and "actively aided their cause" (p. 54).

Andrew said (February 11, 2008):

Henry--I love the 10 Cent Life Magazine cover for September 30, 1940. You missed spelled Wendell's name. It's Willkie. I own a real Willkie button which says America's Hope--Wendell Willkie. Remind you of ???

My dad--who left me his Wendell Willkie button--called Life the magazine for people who can't read. I was proud I read Time. My feelings of pleasure and satisfaction with Time crashed when my favorite university professors called Time the magazine for people who can't think.

With the right covers I would buy a Life Magazine today. Particularly for 10 Cents. What will 10 Cents buy today? Not even 10 Canadian Cents.

Life covers for the 1940s
Pearl Harbor wasn't bombed until Dec 7 1941. Consider the way the media in 1940 got people ready for war with only images on Life.

"Life appeared as a weekly until 1972" but with TV the "quiet elite" didn't need Life anymore. We shouldn't wonder that kids today don't read. Remember the Renaissance was all about the printing press (1440 AD), reading and learning. We're almost ready for a new Dark Ages.

Clifford Shack said (February 10, 2008):

The core of this plot can be found in the N.Y. offices of Kuhn Loeb. The man in charge of the deceptions that you refer to was a general partner in the international banking house owned by the Warburg family. William Wiseman directed America's intervention into World War II from his office. He worked with William Stephenson (Intrepid), a son of Winnepeg, to orchestrate the Pearl Harbor attack.

Jacob Schiff, who ran Kuhn Loeb before his son-in-laws (Paul & Felix Warburg) took over had a close connection to the bankers who run Japan. Schiff was especially close to Takahashi Korekiyo. Schiff made Takahashi's career when Schiff lent Japan millions of dollars to fight Russia in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05.

Kuhn Loeb had maintained close connections with the Japanese bankers ever since. After all, the Rothschilds opened Japan up to the West when August Belmont sent his father-in-law, Matthew Perry to the Far East (on the orders of the Rothschilds). The Rothschilds and their agents made Japan and have been sustaining Japan since Perry's efforts of 1852-54.

So when the Rothschilds needed to put the final nail in the coffin of American isolationism they had Kuhn Loeb call in the favor. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was that favor. The subsequent destruction of Japan was Kuhn Loeb's reward as it rebuilt Japan into the powerhouse that it has become today.

"There are no accidents in history. If it happened it was planned that way." So said FDR who understood the dynamics of the destruction of American Isolationism more than anyone else.


Thank you for this brilliant contribution that only you could make.


Gary said (March 9, 2006):

It reminded me of a statement out of England that I had filed away - and that you've probably seen...

Between the 1st and 2nd world wars, a document came to light out of London, which is a real center for this global manipulation, called ‘Propaganda in the Next War’. An American Senator held it up on Capitol Hill at the time and said, ‘what all this about? And was ignored, or course, and this is what it said - this is before Pearl Harbor and before the 2nd World War started;

“To persuade her (the United States) to take our part will be much more difficult, so difficult as to be likely to succeed. It will need a definite threat to America. A threat moreover, that will have to be brought home to every citizen before the Republic again take arms in an external quarrel. The position would naturally be considerably eased if Japan were involved and this might, and probably would, bring America in without much further ado. At any rate, it would be a natural and obvious effect of our propagandists to achieve this, just as in the Great War, they achieved in broiling the United States with Germany. Fortunately with America, our propaganda is on firm ground. We can be entirely sincere, as our main plank will be the old Democratic one. We must clearly enunciate our belief in the old Democratic form of Government and our firm resolve to adhere to the old ‘Goddess of Democracy’ routine.”

Ivan said (March 8, 2006):

I have been reading your articles for awhile and have come to the conclusion, I am definitely on the same page but with not nearly the as much back up material. In fact I am relying on memory of things that I have read over the years. What they did to Goldwater when he ran convinced me that something was really wrong with the media. I heard on TV that the Birchers were supporting him so I found them and joined. I am no longer connected but I did get a crash course on politics that has helped me read between the lines so that I get a feel for what is going on. Awhile back I heard that JBs were a CIA vehicle, that could be true but it still opened my eyes. I am what I consider a strong Christian in belief and desire to know the big picture so that I can correlate things in my mind. I totally agree that the Masons are running the world wide show under the guidance of their god Lucifer with roots that go back to the Tower of Babel.

David said (March 6, 2006):

"British Security Coordination," (BSC) part of MI-6 handled the Illuminati campaign to frog march the USA into World War Two. It was financed by the Rockefellers and Morgans and housed rent-free on the 38th Floor of the "International Building" of Rockefeller Center.

"This was a convenient address," Mahl writes. "Several British agencies promoting intervention were also housed here. The British Press Service was located on the 44th Floor. The British intelligence front group Fight for Freedom located its operations on the 22nd
floor in the same building, also rent free."


What I want to draw your attention to is the floor numbers.

This is standard illuminati/NWO numerology dwelling on 11.

38 = 3 + 8 = 11
44 = 4 * 11
22 = 2 * 11

The odds that these three floor numbers would be
chosen at random is obviously slim. When you add it to all the other similar patterns... well, you get the idea.

D said (March 6, 2006):

As a native of Chicago, I recall, upon graduating from high school, when I went with friends that summer down to the International Amphitheatre to have a closer look at the 1952 Republican Party convention. I also recall going to the Conrad Hilton Hotel, then known as the Stevens Hotel, where I saw some young people from the East Coast, wearing smirks on their faces, because they knew that General Eisenhower, a farm boy from west of the Mississippi, by then properly groomed by East Coast patricians, was going to win the nomination. During earlier years, a few blocks away, when they spoke of back rooms, actually hotel rooms, it was implied that during a number of political party conventions, there were those who were effectively elected President of the United States at the Palmer House, very likely even including Abraham Lincoln. In 1952, Colonel McCormick of the Chicago Tribune also favored Robert Taft of Ohio for President, and even then, I felt that Colonel McCormick was right.

Grant said (March 6, 2006):

A man named Edward Dewey and Kansas University Professor Raymond Wheeler studied human history and determined various war cycles. These cycles said that international war would bottom in the 1990's and begin to tick up starting in 2003 with the first peak around 2010-12. If you would like more on this, I would be happy to email further. But I doubt if you got those dates by accident given your very through knowlege of so many esoteric things concerning the conspiracy.

Doug said (March 6, 2006):

I appreciate the research you have done and the information on your website. Thinking on these things could make one be fearful and there is torment in fear. The conspiracy is so complete and is difficult to understand without turning to the primary source of the Word of God for an explanation. The 14th chapter of Isaiah spans from the past where Lucifer said "I will be like the most High" to the future where those that see him brought down will say "Is this the man that made the earth to tremble ,that did shake kingdoms;..." Truly it is as God says in 1John 5:19 "...the whole world lieth in wickedness." Our only hope in this life is in the first portion of that verse-"And we know that we are of God." Only the perfect love of God can cast out the fear of the time that we live in and what the future will bring.

Tony on the Pat Tillman Inquiry said (March 6, 2006):

The Army criminal probe into Pat Tillman's murder has about no chance of being anything but a whitewash. The only reason it is happening is to still the Tillman family who won't let it drop. We're told the pressure to make this "last" investigation comes from Sen. McCain, who the Tillmans have obviously been bugging to do something. McCain is one of
the most gung-ho advocates of the occupation of the Middle East.

Obviously he wants his Pentagon buddies to get this thing covered up once and for all.

Tillman was adamant that Bush's "war" (occupation) in Iraq is unlawful
and has nothing to do with U.S. security. Americans would have listened to him just because he had a known name.

He was a ranger, I'm told. Rangers have a cardinal rule that the group never separates, I've also been told. But Tillman's group separated from him and their interpreter, going to higher ground. They then began shooting at the two. The interpreter was killed and Tillman was shot through the wrist when he got mad, stood up, yelled, "I'm Pat Tillman, damnit" and was instantly shot twice through the head by his own group.

That, boys and girls, is the description of a "hit." Tillman was offed to shut him up because the neocon/Bush mountain of lies are too damned weak to stand any real opposition. Even from a football player.

I can't see the Army saying what is relayed here. It will blab about the "confusion of warfare" or some such bull shit and that will be that.

GK said (March 5, 2006):

The German offer to surrender in 1943 was a stunner. Heard on Radio an author about the Nazi's in Chile gave an aside in his talk . He said that Gestapo records had been kept secret till a few years ago, A translation of a Nazi
agent in Switzerland who said he had had a
conversation with John Foster Dallas. He said Dallas told him that the Allies knew what the Germans were doing to the Jews and that the allis did not have a problem with that
because they did not want them living in their area and that was one of the reasons that the end of the war was being delayed .

Bad stuff in a bad world that makes Alice in wonderland seem like a documentary .

Max in NY said (March 5, 2006):

Lend lease passed by one vote who was bribed to switch and how long was the board
held open after time expired ala the "recent" vote rigging?

Dan said (March 4, 2006):

My grandfather's take on Wilke was similar to yours. He didn't know Wilke was a British stooge, he put it as follows. The American public didn't want to go to war. Republicans, still held accountable for the collapse of the economy in 1929, took on the sheep's clothing of anti-interventionism to acquire votes to get back in the good graces of the public. My grandfather's interpretation was that the
Republican party is run by what were called industrialists (now NWO), and the king makers slipped in Wilke, with his Democrat credentials, in case the Republicans did win the election.

Roosevelt of course was pro-war and directing all branches of government toward pushing America
into the world war on schedule. The WPA program of the 1930's put hundreds of thousands of unemployed young American men to work, while
simultaneously preparing them to become oldiers. Working in remote areas in all male battalions, living in tents and barracks, being fed at
"mess", morning calesthetics, wearing uniforms, etc. Not a bad life life in peace time for a young man growing up during a world depression!
within 6 years most of these men would be fighting in Europe and the Pacific.

Of course the Illuminati don't care who wins, since they control both sides of anything, and the 1940 election is another historical situation
in evidence of that. Close reading of the political histories of the US, Britain, Germany, and Russia in particular reveal a pattern of
preparation for another world war that official history implies was spontaneous, or over local disputes.

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at