One month after Abraham Lincoln was sworn-in as the 16th President of the United States, the American Civil War officially began on the 12th April 1861, when Union troops were attacked by Confederate forces at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, after South Carolina had ‘illegally’ seceded from the Union.
To demonstrate how the banksters thrive on financing both sides in a war and how they utilise the Hegelian Dialectic (problem, reaction, solution) of opposing forces to advance their agenda for world domination, the Rothschild banksters loaned Napoleon III of France (the Napoleon of the battle of Waterloo fame’s nephew), 210 million francs to seize Mexico and then deploy troops along the Southern border of the United States, by taking advantage of the American Civil War to return Mexico to colonial rule.
This was in gross violation of the ‘Monroe Doctrine,’ which was issued by President James Monroe during his annual ‘State of the Union’ address to Congress, in 1823. This doctrine proclaimed the United States’ opinion that European powers should no longer colonise the Americas or interfere with the affairs of sovereign nations located in the Americas, such as the United States, Mexico, and others. In return for which, the United States agreed to remain neutral in wars between European powers and in wars between a European power and its colonies. However, should the latter type of war occur in the Americas, then the U.S. would be entitled to view such action as being hostile toward itself.
Regardless of this, the banksters encouraged the British government to send 8,000 troops to Canada towards the end of 1861, in complete defiance of the Monroe Doctrine. This was then followed in early 1862, by their sending even more British troops along with those from France and Spain, to Vera Cruz, Mexico, on the pretext of collecting debts from Mexico. This was exactly what the Russian Ambassador to America had warned his government… “England will take advantage of the first opportunity to recognise the seceded states and France will follow her.”
On 1stJanuary 1863, Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation, thus ‘freeing’ the slaves, at least in principle if not exactly in practice.
Later in 1863, the French army of 30,000 troops was in complete control of Mexico and Czar Alexander II of Russia through his representatives in London and Paris, learned that the Confederacy had offered the states of Louisiana and Texas to Napoleon III of France, on condition that he would deploy his armies against the North. Alexander being no friend of the banksters or their ongoing schemes to establish one of their central banks in Russia, offered his support to President Lincoln and watched keenly for any new developments. He further declared that if Britain and France entered the conflict on the side of the South, then Russia would regard it as an act of war against its interests.
However, as with most actions of those in power, there was an ulterior motive. Lincoln was desperate for recruits for his army and was at this stage even cajoling Irish immigrants into service, directly from the ships. The real truth was that the black slaves were no more valued by the ‘North,’ than they were by the ‘South.’
On the 8th September 1863, at the request of President Lincoln and Secretary of state William H. Seward, Czar Alexander II deployed his Navy to San Francisco and New York and placed it directly under the command of Lincoln. This arrival of the Russians came at a most crucial time for the North and it is no exaggeration to state that it caused the British and French to hesitate and even make a ‘U-turn,’ on their proposed actions. Entirely contrary to his falsely engendered, saintly, iconic image, Abraham Lincoln certainly had a darker side to his character. He was indeed no friend to the slaves, as documented in detail by researchers and evidenced by personal statements such as quoted above and now repeated here for emphasis…
“I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it now exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so and I have no inclination to do so… My paramount objective is to save the Union and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it.”
The truth is that Lincoln took the country to war WITHOUT the consent of Congress, completely ignoring the US Constitution, which he had taken an oath to defend. He suspended Habeas Corpus and imprisoned many people without trial. Furthermore, he strictly enforced the draft whilst ensuring that his own draft-eligible son remained safe at college.
Was Lincoln doing the banksters’ bidding by promoting the war, or was he just anxious to save the Union from them? One thing is certain though and that is that what he did next, proved very costly indeed. Needing money to continue to finance the war, Lincoln travelled to New York with his Secretary of the Treasury, Salomon P. Chase, to borrow money but found the quoted, extremely high 24-36% interest rates that the banksters asked, absolutely out of the question. Of course, the banksters knew that fact in advance. Their idea from the very beginning was that the North should lose the war and the country be divided.
So, upon returning to Washington, Lincoln sent for his old friend, Colonel Edmund ‘Dick’ Taylor from Chicago and offered him the position of trying to save the Union’s precarious finances with a creative fiscal policy. As a solution, Taylor suggested the very same thing championed by the Rothschilds themselves and that was the creation of money ‘out of thin-air.’ This then was the birth of the Lincoln debt-free currency, the infamous ‘Greenback.’ It was in fact the first attempt by a US government to create a national currency in the United States, based upon paper money rather than gold and silver coins. Lincoln obtained the agreement of Congress as it was decreed to be only a ‘temporary, emergency measure’ and the ‘Greenbacks’ were duly instigated in July of 1862 with an initial printing of $150 million but this would later total $450 million.
However, Lincoln needed even more money to win the war, even after inaugurating the Federal Income Tax. Realising this fact and knowing that the President could continue printing his own money, the banksters proposed a National Bank Act. They exerted their power over Congress once again to see the act passed and from this point onwards the entire US money supply was to be created out of debt by the banksters buying US Government bonds and issuing them from reserves for bank notes. The banksters by causing their trademark financial panics, had already destroyed many of their competitors in the form of 172 state banks, 177 private banks, 47 savings institutions, 13 loan and trust companies and 16 mortgage companies. With an election on the horizon however, Lincoln decided to wait until the following year and until he gained the necessary public support to reverse the National Bank Act, which he had been pressured into signing in the first place.
In the meantime, the banksters were constantly pressing for a gold standard, because gold was scarce and therefore easier to monopolise but Lincoln was as strongly opposed to this as he was to their demands for the re-establishment of a central bank.
Prior to the Lincoln administration, private commercial banks were able to issue paper money, ‘State Banknotes,’ but that all ended with the National Bank Act of 1863 which prohibited states from creating money and it began the movement to abolish redeemable currency. The Greenback was an emergency-issued currency that was not redeemable in silver until after the Civil War. In 1879 it became legal tender and the Greenbacks remained valid until they were discontinued in 1994.
But sadly, Lincoln was the last President to issue debt-free United States notes. In his own words, “We gave the people of this republic the greatest blessing they ever had, their own paper money to pay their own debts.” The Rothschild/bankster controlled newspaper, ‘The Times’ of London responded, rather predictably and defiantly…
“If that mischievous policy, which had its origin in the North American Republic, should become indurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off debts and be without a debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous beyond precedent in the history of civilised governments of the world. The brains and the wealth of all countries will go to North America. That government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe.”
What the ‘voice’ of the British bankster Empire, was in effect saying, was that the head of state of another sovereign nation, the United States, President Abraham Lincoln had to be destroyed.
Despite the increased efforts of Rothschild agent August Belmont, who had already become Democratic Party Chairman and who backed General George McClellan as the Democratic nominee to run against him with the full support of the banksters, Lincoln was nevertheless re-elected to a second term in office. But two weeks later, Lincoln wrote to a friend…
“The money power preys upon the nations in times of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy.”
And then, in a statement to Congress, Lincoln declared “I have two great enemies, the Southern army in front of me and the financial institutions in the rear. Of the two, the one in my rear is my greatest foe.”
Salomon P Chase, Lincoln’s Secretary to the Treasury, stated… “My agency in promoting the passage of the National Banking Act was the greatest financial mistake in my life. It has built up a monopoly which affects every interest in the country.”
The statistics of this totally manufactured Rothschild/bankster war were staggering. It really was the first war of the modern industrialised age. It was a war that saw some 240 patented applications for military weapons, the first war to use telescopic gun-sights, the first to use land mines and the banksters profited greatly from all those arms sales too. This was also the first war to utilise the 200 rounds per minute unprecedented ‘killing-power’ of the Gatling gun. The world’s first ever ‘machine gun.’
The American Civil War cost the lives of over 600,000 men, with half of that total being from pneumonia and disease and a further 1 million were to die later from their injuries. There were 51,000 deaths alone, in the three days of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1st to 3rd July 1863, the bloodiest battle of the war. Staggeringly, more than 100,000 Union soldiers were under the age of 15 (drummer boys were often as young as 9.) Of the 60,000 documented surgeries of the war, most were amputations.
It is also staggering to report that twenty-five per cent of all military-aged men (18-45) in the South, died in the Civil War. The state of Mississippi in 1863 alone spent one-fifth of its annual budget on prosthetic limbs to accommodate its amputees from the war. The financial cost of the entire war, damages and pensions included, was estimated at close to $7 billion. A Union private was paid $13 per month, his Confederate counterpart, $11 per month. But in the North, it was possible to legally buy yourself out of the draft for $300 (an extremely large sum in those days) and in the South you were exempt if you owned more than 20 slaves. Only one-in-five Southerners owned slaves and most of those usually just owned one or two.
In 1860, the US National Debt was $65 million. The Civil War saw this debt grow to $2.7 billion – a 40-fold increase. However, in 1789, the year George Washington took office, the US National Debt was $77 million. The only logical and reasonable conclusion to be drawn from those figures has to be that for this debt to actually decrease in those critical years for the young, growing United States from 1789 – 1860, that it must have been the direct result of the US Government rejecting the Rothschild created Second Bank of the United States in 1836 and its regaining control of its own money supply and hence its ability to repay the said debt.
Then, on the evening of 14th April 1865, forty-one days after his second inauguration and just five days after General Lee officially surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox court house, thus ending the four-year, bloody conflict, President Lincoln was shot in the back of the head at point-blank range by assassin and 33rd degree Freemason, John Wilkes Booth, at Ford’s Theatre, Washington DC. He died of his injuries early the next morning and less than two weeks after the final end of the Civil War.
And thus did Abraham Lincoln become the first American President to be ‘officially’ assassinated in office. ‘Officially,’ because the widely-held belief among researchers, is that President William Henry Harrison was the first in 1841, when instead of dying of pneumonia as reported, he was believed to have been poisoned for defying the banksters. His successor John Tyler was also poisoned, but he recovered and quickly re-thought his opposition to the money powers.