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We read a lot of nonsense about the British ruling the world.
Georgetown professor Carroll Quigley, who had links to the American elite, claimed that there has been a British plot to expand the British Empire.
Quigley has described the influence of a group of mainly Jewish bankers, centred on the Rothschilds, some of whom had links to London.
(Baring Bros., N M Rothschild, J Henry Shroder, Morgan Grenfell, Hambros, Larzard Bros, Warburg, Lehman, Schiff, J P Morgan and Rockefeller.)
Quigley referred to the importance of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Quigley's alleged Brit conspiracy, involving Queen Elizabeth, suits the Pentagon and its friends in Israel.
To be fair to Quigley, it should be pointed out that he has been much misquoted.
Quigley made it clear that the international bankers are much divided, "often fought among themselves, had great influence but not control of political life and were sharply reduced in power about 1931-1940, when they became less influential than monopolized industry." ("The Professor Who Knew Too Much". )
Quigley said: "I generally think that any conspiracy theory of history is nonsense, for the simple reason that most conspiracies that we know about seem to me to be conspiracies of losers..."
On 8 August 2010, at foreignpolicyjournal,/ Dr K R Bolton says Don't Blame the Brits
Among the points made by Dr Bolton:
1. Britain's Royal Institute of International Affairs and the USA's Council on Foreign Relations do not always have the same policies.
In 1919, at Versailles, the USA and UK had different views on the British Empire.
(After 1919, the British Empire declined and the US Empire became more powerful)
2. Bankers such as the Rothschilds were not part of a British plot.
They are 'international' in outlook.
The Rothschild branches in France and Germany worked with the French and German Empires.
3. In the case of the Warburgs, brother Max was the financial adviser to the Kaiser during the world war, while Paul came to the USA.
The USA is a rival to the UK.
In 1939, many of the American elite were fans of Hitler.
At the time of the 1956 Suez crisis, Eisenhower ordered the US treasury to prepare to sell sterling bonds, so as to weaken the pound and force the UK out of Egypt.
In 1962, the US decided to cancel the Skybolt air-launched ballistic missile, on which the UK had based its entire deterrent force. (Why UK diplomats dislike the 'special relationship' label ... )
Britain did not send troops to Vietnam.
At start of the Falklands war, many generals in the Pentagon had more sympathy with Argentina than with Britain.
Carlos Slim Helu & family are worth $53.5 billion.
Mukesh Ambani is worth $29 billion.