I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist and spend hours pining away through old articles, wikipedia entries and that sort of thing. Recently, I came across a video of a reporter interviewing a Lynn Forester de Rothschild on Youtube. De Rothschild was an avid supporter for Hilary Clinton when she was running for Presidency, so much so that she was in fact a fund raiser for her. Mrs. Clinton, for those of you who aren't aware was a democrat and many of her policies reflected those of Barack Obama. Some obviously, didn't but more of her ideals were in line with the current president's than with Senator John McCain's.
After she fell out of the election race though, de Rothschild switched completely from Democrat to Republican and supported John McCain calling Obama an Elitist, with some vigour. This seemed strange and made CNN news, which in turn went up on youtube and I watched. Good times.
Lynn Forester de Rothschild, was a millionaire woman who married into the Billionaire de Rothschild Family, through Sir Evelyn de Rothschild. Each having been divorced twice before, found each other at some sort of Suaree of some sort in Scotland. Anyway, Lynn Forester is small time, I've wasted far too many paragraphs on her already. It's the family and it's history that is interesting. You see, I watched this whole clip and read up on it many, many months ago, found it interesting and catalogued it into the back of my head somewhere.
Until today, when I was reading up on the history of Palestine, Israel and it's support from the US and UK. Deep rooted Christian and Jewish beliefs along with the tragedies of the Holocaust led to both states agreeing that Israel needed to be founded for the Jews.
In 1917, Britain's government issued the Balfour treaty which read:
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet: "His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country". I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
And fair dinkum. But who should this letter be addressed to? Why, it's Lord Rothschild! Obviously not the Rothschild from ealier, but One of his predecessors, Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild.
And I swear to you, I only stumbled on it by coincidence. Which led me to look back on the whole Rothschild thing. Funnily enough, this particular Rothschild was an MP for Aylesbury from 1899 to 1910, the town my sister lives in with her husband. CrAzY stuff...
Anyway, these Rothschild dudes, they first appeared way back in the black and white days. They established worldwide banking and finance operations initially in five major cities: Frankfurt, Vienna, London, Naples and Paris. One dad, five sons, each got a city.
Throughout their history, the Rothschild Family have been prominent figureheads in political matters, particularly those surrounding the state of Israel. The supreme court of Israel, (this building here) was DONATED by a Rothschild to Israel.
As was this building...
It's not so much that people are giving stuff to Israel, I don't want to get into that can of worms at this point, but when people can hold so much power that they can literally, pay for a few major landmarks to be erected, or that they control some of the largest financial institutions in the world, it's no wonder then that some governments, that have become reliant on their fiscal stimulus would want to appease them. And that's dangerous.
I was gonna start this post only talking about funding for presidential elections, but came across that whole Rothschild thing that threw me. I'll go back to it though. If a person can give a candidate X amount of money, let's say $40 million, for their election campaign, then it's fair to say that it's on a quid pro quo basis. Not simply out of the goodness of ones heart does somebody simply donate such a grand sum of money to another ones plight... Especially those who are shrewd enough to be successful billionaires. They did not come to amass such a gargantuan sum of capital through simple expenditure, rather I can expect it to be quite the opposite.
No, no, it's a case of, you scratch my back, I scratch yours. And when someone is in a position of power like, let's say the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES(!) and someone has lobbied for them, fund raised for them, donated to them, what would they expect in return?
And stuff on a much larger scale, I'm sure.
I hate to get into this, but for a family with such a vetted interest in Israel, and so much financial influence around the world, wouldn't it be great for nationalists of Israel or Zionist idealists, to have Israel prosper and be on good terms with the worlds biggest super power?
In terms of Governance; Israel was the first country America agreed to sign an FTA with. Meaning there would be no added tariffs for goods that come in and out of both America and Israel. What does this mean? When Wallmart decide to stock the cheapest dates for their customers, they won't need to pay import taxes on the ones from Israel. So they'd be more likely to want to buy those. Thus Israel's economy benefits. And vice versa for the states.
In terms of private companies; major corporations such as Motorola, IBM, Microsoft and Intel all have R&D centres in Israel. Why? Dunno? How does this benefit them? Well jobs. Israel has more companies listed on the NASDAQ than any other country outside North America.
And I'm sure there's plenty more, but my insane fixation with conspiracies can't simply be quenched from writing them up in a blog, I'm off to hunt for aliens!!!
One of my favourite pieces of Banksy art work, on the wall erected in Palestine.
I'd also like to point out, that Rothschild is a word that spellcheck immediately recognizes and knows is correct. The same spellcheck that underlines the word spellcheck! Or Youtube! Or... Martina! I'm sorry but Martina is a FAR more common name that Rothschild!