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Von Clausewitz, List, the Bormann Capital Network and the Subjugation of Europe

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Mar­tin Bor­mann

COMMENT: To  come to under­stand what is tak­ing place in Europe, it is essen­tial to under­stand the mil­i­tary phi­los­o­phy of Pruss­ian mil­i­tary the­o­reti­cian Karl von Clause­witz. In All Hon­or­able Men, James Stew­art Mar­tin high­light­ed an impor­tant aspect of von Clause­witz’s phi­los­o­phy, that war and diplo­ma­cy are two sides of the same coin. When diplo­ma­cy is no longer effec­tive, the pol­i­cy goal is pur­sued through the use of armed force. When war and mil­i­tary pow­er have reached the lim­its of their effec­tive­ness, diplo­ma­cy con­tin­ues the pur­suit [2] of the goal.

Gen­er­a­tions of Ger­mans have under­stood this and incor­po­rat­ed that con­cept [3] into the method­ol­o­gy of Ger­man pow­er struc­ture.

A pri­ma­ry focus of this web­site is, of course, the Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work [4], termed by one bank­ing pro­fes­sion­al “the largest con­cen­tra­tion of mon­ey pow­er under a sin­gle author­i­ty [5] in his­to­ry.”

Hav­ing plun­dered, pooled and secret­ed away [6] the liq­uid wealth of Europe, the net­work was in excel­lent posi­tion to real­ize the von Clause­witz gam­bit of the post-war, explained below.

Beyond that, the Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work is more than just the fruit of World War II plun­der. The orga­ni­za­tion’s vast wealth derives from cor­po­rate pow­er and the busi­ness and polit­i­cal bro­kers that admin­is­ter that influ­ence. Heav­i­ly invest­ed in major cor­po­ra­tions (espe­cial­ly Amer­i­can “blue chip” cor­po­ra­tions) the group can exert great pres­sure with lit­tle effort.

Of course, when that does­n’t work, the Under­ground Reich will not hes­i­tate to use dead­ly force.

19th Cen­tu­ry pan-Ger­man the­o­reti­cian Friedrich List fore­saw a Ger­many eco­nom­i­cal­ly astride Europe as a vehi­cle for world dom­i­na­tion. The Under­ground Reich has real­ized the Nazi goal, for­mal­ized through the Fed­er­al Repub­lic.

All Hon­or­able Men by James Stew­art Mar­tin; Lit­tle, Brown [HC]; Copy­right 1950 by James Stew­art Mar­tin; p. 235. [7]

. . . . The end of bat­tle in 1945 had sig­naled the start of a new kind of war–a  post-war. Ger­many’s clas­si­cal  mil­i­tary the­o­rist, von Clause­witz, is famous for hav­ing declared that “war is the con­tin­u­a­tion of diplo­ma­cy by oth­er means.”  In deal­ing with a Ger­many which had gone to school with von Clause­witz for gen­er­a­tions, we knew that, con­verse­ly, a post-war is the con­tin­u­a­tion of war by oth­er means.  Since Bis­mar­ck, wars and post-wars have formed a con­tin­u­ous series, chang­ing the qual­i­ty of the events only slight­ly from year to year, with no  such thing as a clear dis­tinc­tion between  heat of  bat­tle and calm of  peace.  This  post-war of  the Ger­man occu­pa­tion was  dif­fer­ent from the  “cold war”  between the Unit­ed States and Rus­sia, which broke out at about  the same time. The lat­ter com­pli­cat­ed  the  diag­no­sis, like a man get­ting typhoid fever and pneu­mo­nia at the same time. . . .

COMMENT: In ana­lyz­ing the deba­cle of the euro­zone cri­sis and the tragedy of Greece [8], it is worth not­ing that unfor­tu­nate coun­try [9] is essen­tial­ly being sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly occu­pied, eco­nom­i­cal­ly col­o­nized and enslaved using the von Clause­witz con­cept of “oth­er means.”

We’ve seen that the pro­vi­sion­al Greek “aus­ter­i­ty” gov­ern­ment includes the Greek neo-Nazi LAOS par­ty, installed with no input what­so­ev­er from the pop­u­la­tion of “the cra­dle of democ­ra­cy.”

“Europe Adrift (1)”; german-foreign-policy.com; 12/21/2011. [10]

. . . Recent­ly, a rightwing extrem­ist par­ty was again made a direct coali­tion part­ner in a coun­try’s gov­ern­ment — in Greece. The new­ly installed tran­si­tion­al gov­ern­ment — imposed under the super­vi­sion of Berlin and Brus­sels — includes not only the con­ser­v­a­tive and social demo­c­ra­t­ic par­ties but also the LAOS Par­ty (Laikós Orthó­dox­os Synager­més, “Ortho­dox Peo­ple’s Alarm”). The LAOS Par­ty musters also par­ti­sans of the for­mer mil­i­tary dic­ta­tor­ship and is known for its racist and anti-Semit­ic invec­tives. Gior­gos Karatzaferis, LAOS Par­ty Chair­per­son, is quot­ed to have pro­claimed that he is proud “not to be Jew­ish, homo­sex­u­al and com­mu­nist,” which “only few can claim.”[5] He is said to have called out to the Israeli ambas­sador: “Jew ambas­sador, watch out where you tread! Let’s dis­cuss the Holo­caust, let’s talk about all the fairy tales about Auschwitz and Dachau.”[6] Makis Voridis, a mem­ber of the LAOS Par­ty and min­is­ter of trans­porta­tion in the Greek gov­ern­ment, imposed by Berlin and Brus­sels, began his polit­i­cal career as the leader of a youth orga­ni­za­tion of the par­ty presided over by Geor­gios Papadopou­los. Papadopou­los had been the mil­i­tary com­man­der of the jun­ta. He found­ed that par­ty after he had been released from prison, in the after­math of the over­throw of his dic­ta­tor­ship. The Ger­man gov­ern­ment evi­dent­ly con­sid­ers the LAOS Par­ty help­ful for imple­ment­ing its aus­ter­i­ty dic­tate. . . .

COMMENT: As Greece is being sub­ject­ed to sys­tem­at­ic eco­nom­ic exploita­tion and loot­ing, with no effec­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion by the Greek cit­i­zen­ry, it is impor­tant to remem­ber that their prob­lems stem, in part, from the long term Ger­man pol­i­cy of avoid­ing repa­ra­tions for the wealth they stole dur­ing their occu­pa­tion of Greece.

The pur­loined Greek cap­i­tal, like that of many oth­er Nazi vic­tims, has not  been repaid.

Fol­low­ing a deci­sion made in August of 1944, the Third Reich trans­ferred its vast assets and secret­ed the wealth into 750 front com­pa­nies in neu­tral coun­tries, where it formed the foun­da­tion of the Bor­mann net­work. That net­work, in turn, admin­is­ters “cor­po­rate Germany”–the Ger­man “core cor­po­ra­tions” and their asso­ci­at­ed finan­cial insti­tu­tions.

It is also worth not­ing that the Nazis loss on the bat­tle­field has been reversed dur­ing the post­war. Ger­many lost the war, but won the post­war.

An impor­tant, inci­sive arti­cle from german-foreign-policy.com (which feeds along the bot­tom of the front page of this web­site) notes the extent of the eco­nom­ic dam­age done to Greece dur­ing both World War II and the post-war, to date.

Note the skilled, decades-long maneu­ver­ing by Ger­many to cir­cum­vent repay­ing wealth loot­ed from Greece and oth­er nations.

“Pro­tec­torate-Like”; german-foreign-policy.com; 2/13/2012. [11]

Last night, under strong pop­u­lar protests, the Greek par­lia­ment accept­ed the lat­est “aus­ter­i­ty pack­age,” that the Ger­man gov­ern­ment had pro­mot­ed in the form of an ulti­ma­tum. This “aus­ter­i­ty pack­age” will lead to a 20 per­cent cut in pri­vate rev­enue and the min­i­mum wage, there­fore also in the pub­lic sec­tor wages, which are depen­dent on the min­i­mum wage. One hun­dred fifty thou­sand gov­ern­ment employ­ees will be laid off. Crit­i­cism of Berlin has become sharp­er because of its efforts to trans­form Athens into a de fac­to EU finance pro­tec­torate, using so-called aus­ter­i­ty com­mis­sion­ers. Demon­stra­tors burned Ger­man flags; Greek par­lia­men­tar­i­ans have announced an ini­tia­tive to remind that Ger­man World War II repa­ra­tions are still out­stand­ing. Since 1945, the Fed­er­al Repub­lic of Ger­many has con­sis­tent­ly refused not only to pay repa­ra­tions, but also Nazi debts, even those undis­put­ed by the Ger­man Reichs­bank at the end of the war. These would amount to more than three bil­lion Euros today. But, the debate con­tin­ues in the Ger­man cap­i­tal about the sus­pen­sion of democ­ra­cy in Greece.

Protests against Berlin
Berlin’s bru­tal aus­ter­i­ty dic­tate and the Ger­man medi­a’s on-going rab­ble-rous­ing anti-Greek (“bank­rupt Greeks”) pro­pa­gan­da has enflamed Greek protests against Ger­many for quite some time. Last sum­mer, Greek demon­stra­tors chant­ed “Ger­many out of the EU!”, and dis­played “Merkel = Nazi” ban­ners at ral­lies. EU flags with a swasti­ka in the cen­ter were occa­sion­al­ly seen. The mem­o­ry that this is not the first time that Berlin has dic­tat­ed Athen­s’s poli­cies, has recent­ly been accom­pa­nied by ref­er­ences to Nazi rule in occu­pied Europe. Last week demon­stra­tors out­side of the Greek par­lia­men­tary build­ing again chant­ed “Nazis Out!” while burn­ing a Ger­man flag. Trade union­ists also occu­pied the Athen­ian offices used by the Ger­man Horst Reichen­bach and his “task force Greece,” mon­i­tor­ing Athen­s’s aus­ter­i­ty mea­sures, in the name of the EU Com­mis­sion. These protests against Berlin’s hege­mon­ic dic­tate are defamed in the Ger­man media sim­ply as “anti-Ger­man pro­pa­gan­da.”

Old Debts
A few days ago, a group of twen­ty-eight Greek par­lia­men­tar­i­ans, from var­i­ous par­ties, react­ed to Berlin’s per­sis­tent pres­sure by tabling a res­o­lu­tion, call­ing on the par­lia­ment to debate Nazi Ger­many’s plun­der of Greece, which has nev­er received indem­ni­ties. The indem­ni­ties not only refer to repa­ra­tions in gen­er­al, but also to the com­pul­so­ry loans to the Reichs­bank’s clear­ing account. Short­ly before the end of World War II, Nazi bankers were still in pos­ses­sion of Greek assets worth 476 mil­lion Reichs­mark, which has nev­er been repaid by the Fed­er­al Repub­lic of Ger­many. Accord­ing to experts, this would today amount to 3.4 bil­lion Euros with inter­ests includ­ed. Greece is not the only coun­try that has waived Ger­many’s old Nazi debts with­out receiv­ing any­thing in return. As the econ­o­mist Albrecht Ritschl, who teach­es at the Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics, con­firmed, Nazi Ger­many’s unpaid debts to its wartime adver­saries would today range between 700 bil­lion and 1.4 tril­lion Euros with inter­ests includ­ed, depend­ing on the method of calculation.[1] This does not even include the repa­ra­tions for war dam­ages.

Debt Can­ce­la­tion
Because of the Fed­er­al Repub­lic of Ger­many’s long­stand­ing pol­i­cy of refusal, even total­ly indis­putable Nazi debts have nev­er been paid. Bonn scored a deci­sive suc­cess in 1953 with the so-called Lon­don Debt Agree­ment, achiev­ing a gigan­tic debt can­ce­la­tion, in the frame­work of which Greece also waived its for­mer occu­pier’s enor­mous debts. That agree­ment per­mit­ted the Fed­er­al Repub­lic of Ger­many the expunc­tion of enor­mous debts, cre­at­ed both before and since World War II. The agree­ment also stip­u­lat­ed that the ques­tion of the pay­ment of Nazi debts and repa­ra­tions would first be solved with a peace treaty con­clud­ed with a “reunit­ed” Ger­many. [The Fed­er­al Repub­lic of] “Ger­many has been in a very good posi­tion ever since, even as oth­er Euro­peans were forced to endure the bur­dens of World War II and the con­se­quences of the Ger­man occu­pa­tion,” says the econ­o­mist Ritschl. This has made the resur­gence of the “great­est debt trans­gres­sor of the 20th Cen­tu­ry,” name­ly, Ger­many, possible.[2] . . . .

COMMENT: Just how acute is the sit­u­a­tion in Greece? So bad that phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion teach­ers are excus­ing chil­dren from par­tic­i­pat­ing due to the fact that mal­nu­tri­tion pre­vents them from exer­cis­ing with­out becom­ing dizzy. These chil­dren may very well expe­ri­ence long-term effects from their “aus­tere” diet.

This is a text­book exam­ple of pol­i­tics as the con­tin­u­a­tion of war by “oth­er means”–applied von Clause­witz.

“Greece on the Bread­line: Chil­dren of Athens too Hun­gry to Do PE” by Jon Hen­ley; The Guardian; 3/13/2012. [12]

EXCERPT . . . It has been a com­mon secret among PE teach­ers for some time now that they don’t expect pupils to do PE any more, because many of them are under­fed and get dizzy. . . .

COMMENT: The details of the agree­ment to which the Greeks are being sub­ject­ed might be polite­ly described as stun­ning. The coun­try is being used as a vehi­cle for shoring up weak­ened Euro­pean finan­cial insti­tu­tions!

“Scan­dal: Greece to Receive ‘Neg­a­tive Cash’ from ‘Sec­ond Bailout’ as It Funds Insol­vent Euro­pean Banks” by Tyler Dur­den; zerohedge.com; 2/22/2012 [13]

Ear­li­er today, we learned the first stun­ner of the Greek “bailout pack­age”, which cour­tesy of some con­vo­lut­ed trans­mis­sion mech­a­nisms would result in some, poten­tial­ly quite many, Greek work­ers actu­al­ly pay­ing to retain their jobs: i.e., neg­a­tive salaries. Now, hav­ing looked at the Eurogroup’s state­ment on the Greek bailout, we find anoth­er very cre­ative use of “neg­a­tive” num­bers. And by cre­ative we mean absolute­ly shock­ing and scan­dalous. First, as a reminder, even before the cur­rent bailout mech­a­nism was in place, Greece bare­ly saw 20% of any actu­al fund­ing, with the bulk of the mon­ey going to Euro­pean and Greek banks (of which the for­mer ulti­mate­ly also end­ed up fund­ing the ECB and thus Euro­pean banks). Fur­ther­more, we already know that as part of the lat­est set of con­di­tions of the sec­ond Greek bailout, an’ ‘Escrow Account” would be estab­lished: this is sim­ply a means for Greek cred­i­tors to have a senior claims over any “bailout” cash that is actu­al­ly dis­bursed for things such as, you know, a Greek bailout, where the mon­ey actu­al­ly trick­les down where it is most need­ed — the Greek cit­i­zens. Here is where it just got sur­re­al. It turns out that not only will Greece not see a sin­gle pen­ny from the Sec­ond Greek bailout, whose entire Use of Pro­ceeds will be lim­it­ed to fund­ing debt inter­est and matu­ri­ty pay­ments, but the coun­try will actu­al­ly have to fund said escrow! You read that right: the Greek bailout #2 is noth­ing but a Greek-fund­ed bailout of Europe’s insol­vent banks... and the Greek con­sti­tu­tion is about to be changed to reflect this! . . .

COMMENT: The Euro­pean Mon­e­tary Union is, as we have seen in many pro­grams and arti­cles, the real­iza­tion of the strat­a­gem of Pan-Ger­man the­o­reti­cian Friedrich List.

Writ­ing in 1943, Paul Win­kler fore­saw that Ger­many would real­ize its goals through the cre­ation and dom­i­na­tion of a Ger­man-dom­i­nat­ed cen­tral Euro­pean eco­nom­ic union (bear­ing a strik­ing resem­blance to today’s Euro­pean Mon­e­tary Union.) One of the prin­ci­pal influ­ences on List’s think­ing was the “con­ti­nen­tal” con­cept of Napoleon, who attempt­ed to eco­nom­i­cal­ly unite Europe under French influ­ence.

“Charles Andler, a French author, summed up cer­tain ideas of List in his work, The Ori­gins of Pan-Ger­man­ism, (pub­lished in 1915.) ‘It is nec­es­sary to orga­nize con­ti­nen­tal Europe against Eng­land. Napoleon I, a great strate­gist, also knew the meth­ods of eco­nom­ic hege­mo­ny. His con­ti­nen­tal sys­tem, which met with oppo­si­tion even from coun­tries which might have prof­it­ed from such an arrange­ment should be revived, but, this time, not as an instru­ment of Napoleon­ic dom­i­na­tion. The idea of unit­ed Europe in a closed trade bloc is no longer shock­ing if Ger­many assumes dom­i­na­tion over such a bloc—and not France. [Empha­sis added.] Bel­gium, Hol­land, Switzer­land, will­ing­ly or by force, will enter this ‘Cus­toms Fed­er­a­tion.’ Aus­tria is assumed to be won over at the out­set. Even France, if she gets rid of her notions of mil­i­tary con­quest, will not be exclud­ed. The first steps the Con­fed­er­a­tion would take to assure uni­ty of thought and action would be to estab­lish a joint rep­re­sen­ta­tive body, as well as to orga­nize a com­mon fleet. But of course, both the head­quar­ters of the Fed­er­a­tion and its par­lia­men­tary seat would be in Ger­many. [Empha­sis added.]”

(The Thou­sand-Year Con­spir­a­cy; by Paul Win­kler; Charles Scrib­n­er’s Sons [HC]; 1943; pp. 15–16.) [14]

COMMENT: The Lis­t­ian mod­el was put into effect by the Third Reich, as can be gleaned by read­ing Dorothy Thomp­son’s analy­sis of Ger­many’s plans for world dom­inane by a cen­trail­zed Euro­pean eco­nomic union. Ms. Thomp­son was writ­ing in The New York Her­ald Tri­bune on May 31, 1940! Her com­ments are repro­duced by author T. H. Tetens.

. . . . The Ger­mans have a clear plan of what they intend to do in case of vic­tory. I believe that I know the essen­tial details of that plan. I have heard it from a suf­fi­cient num­ber of impor­tant Ger­mans to cred­it its authen­tic­ity . . . Ger­many’s plan is to make a cus­toms union of Europe, with com­plete finan­cial and eco­nomic con­trol cen­tered in Berlin. This will cre­ate at once the largest free trade area and the largest planned econ­omy in the world. In West­ern Europe alone . . . there will be an eco­nomic uni­ty of 400 mil­lion per­sons . . . To these will be added the resources of the British, French, Dutch and Bel­gian empires. These will be pooled in the name of Europa Ger­man­i­ca . . .

“The Ger­mans count upon polit­i­cal pow­er fol­low­ing eco­nomic pow­er, and not vice ver­sa. Ter­ri­to­r­ial changes do not con­cern them, because there will be no ‘France’ or ‘Eng­land,’ except as lan­guage groups. Lit­tle imme­di­ate con­cern is felt regard­ing polit­i­cal orga­ni­za­tions . . . . No nation will have the con­trol of its own finan­cial or eco­nomic sys­tem or of its cus­toms. [Empha­sis added.] The Naz­i­fi­ca­tion of all coun­tries will be accom­plished by eco­nomic pres­sure. In all coun­tries, con­tacts have been estab­lished long ago with sym­pa­thetic busi­ness­men and indus­tri­al­ists . . . . As far as the Unit­ed States is con­cerned, the plan­ners of the World Ger­man­ica laugh off the idea of any armed inva­sion. They say that it will be com­pletely unnec­es­sary to take mil­i­tary action against the Unit­ed States to force it to play ball with this sys­tem. . . . Here, as in every oth­er coun­try, they have estab­lished rela­tions with numer­ous indus­tries and com­mer­cial orga­ni­za­tions, to whom they will offer advan­tages in co-oper­a­tion with Ger­many. . . .

Ger­many Plots with the Krem­lin; T.H. Tetens; Hen­ry Schu­man [HC]; 1953; p. 92. [15]