In 1916, while World War I was raging in Europe, Woodrow Wilson won re-election with the slogan, "He kept us out of war." The truth was that at the same time he and his key advisors, led by Edward Mandell House along with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, were planning to involve our nation in war at the earliest possible opportunity. Even before the 1916 re-election campaign had begun, House had traveled to England where he secretely committed the United States to war.
Part of the House-Wilson strategy called for spreading inflammatory propaganda throughout America about Germany sinking of the British ocean liner Lusitania, supposedly an unarmed passsenger ship, on May 15, 1915. This enraged the American people because there were many Americans aboard, all of whom perished. The people of this nation were led to the conviction that Germany should be punished.
In his 1972 book, British author and researcher Colin Simpson showed conclusively that the ship was a registered armed cruiser of the British fleet carrying military personel and munitions , that it was sent into waters where German U-boats were known to be operating, and it was actually a victim of deep intrigue emanating from both Washington and London. More than 50 years after the incident, this important book confirmed what many had suspected at the time of the tragedy. [Colin Simpson, The Lusitania [Boston, Ma; Little, Brown & Co. 1972]
More than any single reason, Germany's sinking of this ship gave the U.S.leaders an excuse to involve our nation in a war we did not belong in.
The American people were never told that Germany had tried unsuccessfuly to purchase advertising space in numerous newspapers to warn prospective passengers that they would be endangering themselves by traveling in a ship known to be a British man of war. 1200 men, women and children were sent to a watery grave so that America could be taken into a war that would prepare the American people for radical changes. Kathryn Casey, it should be recalled, had discovered that the CEIP trustees were urging President Wilson not to end the war "too quickly." Before the war ended, 48,000 Americans were killed and 228,000 suffered wounds and death by mustard gas.
President Wilson delivered his famous "fourteen points" speech proposing a world government organization kown as the League of Nations. But the U.S.senate rejected the idea in 1919. William Harding, Republican president in 1920, was returning our nation to normalcy despite having been dragged into World War I. From the point of view of the plotters, something more than the blood spilled in that war to be arranged if World Government were to become a reality.
The "something more" was arranged by Colonel House. Meeting with British counterparts while in Paris in 1919 to construct the Versailles Treaty at the end of the war, House and his team laid the groundwork for the foundation of the Council on Foreign Relations. Formally launched in 1921, The CFR has drawn powerful and influential men and women into its network for the world government it has always sought. It quickly became and and has remained the governing force behind the U.S. government.
Excerpts from "Changing Commands: The Betrayal of America's Military," by John F. Mcmanus
The CFR was financed by the Rockefellers and other organizations such as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and other like minded foundations to alter the lives of the American people.