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The Nazi Roots of the House of Windsor


by Scott Thompson
The Crown Jewels: The Queen Is The Ultimate Insider Trader
by Scott Thompson
Britain's "Invisible" Empire Unleashes The Dogs of War
by Jeffery Steinberg
Crown Agents - The Queen's Managers
by Dean Andromidas

The Nazi Roots of the House of Windsor


by Scott Thompson
Printed in The American Almanac, August 25, 1997

One of the biggest public relations hoaxes ever perpetrated by the British Crown, is that
King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne in 1938, due to his support for the Nazis,
was a black sheep,'' an aberration in an otherwise unblemished Windsor line. Nothing
could be further from the truth. The British monarchy, and the City of London's leading
Crown bankers, enthusiastically backed Hitler and the Nazis, bankrolled the Fhrer's
election, and did everything possible to build the Nazi war machine, for Britain's
planned geopolitical war between Germany and Russia.
Support for Nazi-style genocide has always been at the heart of House of Windsor policy,
and long after the abdication of Edward VIII, the Merry Windsors maintained their
direct Nazi links.
So, when Prince Philip, co-founder with Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands of the
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), tells an interviewer that he hopes to be ``reincarnated as a
deadly virus'' to help solve the ``population problem,'' he is just ``doin' what comes
naturally'' for any scion of the Anglo-Dutch oligarchy (see page 8 for more quotes from
Prince Philip).
To get beyond the soap opera stuff and truly understand the Windsors today, it is useful
to start with Prince Philip. Not only was he trained in the Hitler Youth curriculum, but
his German brothers-in-law, with whom he lived, all became high-ranking figures in the
Nazi Party.
Before his family was forced into exile, Prince Philip had been in line of succession to the
Greek throne, established after a British-run coup against the son of King Ludwig of
Bavaria, who became King Otto I of the Hellenes. Having dispatched King Otto in 1862,
London ran a talent search for a successor, which resulted in the selection of Prince
William, the son of the designated heir and nephew to the Danish king, Crown Prince
Christian. In 1862, Prince William of the Danes was installed as King George I of Greece,
and married a granddaughter of Czar Nicholas I in 1866. Prince Philip is a grandson of
Queen Victoria, and he is related to most of the current and former crowned heads of
Europe, including seven czars.
The marriages of Prince Philip's sisters definitely strengthened the German aristocratic
ties. During 1931-1932, Philip's four older sisters married as follows: Margarita to a
Czech-Austrian prince named Gottfried von Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a great-grandson
of England's Queen Victoria; Theodora to Berthold, the margrave of Baden; Cecilia to

Georg Donatus, grand duke of Hesse-by-Rhine, also a great-grandson of Queen Victoria;


and, Sophie to Prince Christoph of Hesse.
Three of Philip's brothers-in-law were part of a group of German aristocrats who were
Anglophile and pro-Nazi at the same time, and who remain a subversive force in
Germany to this day.
Enter Prince Bernhard
His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard, royal consort to Queen Juliana of the Netherlands
and father of the current Queen Beatrix, co-founded and became the first head of the
World Wildlife Fund (now the World Wide Fund for Nature) in October 1961. When the
Lockheed scandal forced Prince Bernhard to resign from his most important public
functions in 1971, he was replaced by Prince Philip. Prince Bernhard, like Prince Philip,
whom he recruited to the eco-fascist cause, had strong roots in the Nazi movement.
In fact, the whole House of Orange did: Queen Wilhelmina, mother of the future Queen
Juliana, married a right-wing playboy who begged for money for Hitler; Juliana married
an SS man (Prince Bernhard); and, Queen Juliana's daughter Beatrix married a former
member of Hitler Youth.
Prince Bernhard first became interested in the Nazis in 1934, during his last year of study
at the University of Berlin. He was recruited by a member of the Nazi intelligence
services, but first worked openly in the motorized SS. Bernhard went to Paris to work for
the firm IG Farben, which pioneered Nazi Economics Minister Hjalmar Schacht's slave
labor camp system by building concentration camps to convert coal into synthetic
gasoline and rubber. Bernhard's role was to conduct espionage on behalf of the SS.
According to the April 5, 1976 issue of Newsweek, this role, as part of a special SS
intelligence unit in IG Farbenindustrie, had been revealed in testimony at the Nuremberg
trials.
When Bernhard left the SS to marry the future Queen Juliana, he signed his letter of
resignation to Adolf Hitler, ``Heil Hitler!'' William Hoffman writes in his book Queen
Juliana:
``Tensions [over the marriage] were not cooled when ... Adolf Hitler forwarded his own
congratulatory message. The newspaper Het Volk editorialized that `it would be better if
the future Queen had found a consort in some democratic country rather than in the
Third Reich.'|''
This is the man who recruited Prince Philip to eco-facism, but Prince Philip's Nazi roots
had been laid much earlier.

Hitler Youth and Universal Fascism


Through the influence of his sister Theodora, young Philip was sent to the German
school near Lake Constantine that had been founded by Berthold's father, Max von
Baden, working through his longtime personal secretary, Kurt Hahn. During World War
I, Prince Max von Baden had been chancellor, while the Oxford-trained Hahn first served
as head of the Berlin Foreign Ministry's intelligence desk, then as special adviser to
Prince Max in the Versailles Treaty negotiations. Von Baden and Hahn set up a school in
a wing of Schloss Salem, employing a combination of monasticism and the Nazis'
``strength-through-joy'' system. At first a supporter of the Nazis, Hahn, who was part
Jewish, soon got into trouble with the SS, and came to support the more centrist
elements of the Nazi Party. What Hahn really had become is what Henry Kissinger's
friend, Michael Ledeen has termed a ``universal fascist,'' in the sense of Vladimir
Jabotinsky, Count Coudenhove-Kalergi, the Strasser brothers, and other fascists whom
the hard-core Nazis would have no dealings with.
Although Hahn's powerful connections permitted him to escape the concentration
camps, he was forced to leave the school he founded in Germany before Philip's arrival
there, and established a new school in Scotland, called Gordonstoun. It would play a
major role in rearing all the male children of Queen Elizabeth II and Philip. When Philip
arrived at Hahn's school in Schloss Salem, it was in control of the Hitler Youth and the
Nazi Party, and the curriculum had become Nazi ``race science.'' Hahn became an
adviser to the Foreign Office in London, urging policies of appeasement based upon
appeals to the ``centrist'' Nazis.
Philip's Relatives Work for the SS
The husband of Philip's sister Sophie, Prince Christoph, was embraced by the Nazis,
who saw him as a channel to the appeasement faction in Britain epitomized by King
Edward VIII. Joining the Nazi Party in 1933, by 1935 Prince Christoph was chief of the
Forschungsamt (directorate of scientific research), a special intelligence operation run by
Hermann Gring, and he was also Standartenfhrer (colonel) of the SS on Heinrich
Himmler's personal staff. The Forschungsamt used electronic intelligence-gathering
methods to police the Nazi Party, while working with the Gestapo against the Catholic
Church, the Jews, and labor organizations. When rumors of homosexuality spread
against Capt. Ernst Roehm of the Stormtroopers, Himmler turned to the
Forschungsamt's eavesdroppers, and ordered the ``Night of the Long Knives'' as a result.
The eldest of Prince Christoph and Sophie's children was named Karl Adolf, after Hitler.
Later, Prince Philip would promote his education.
Prince Christoph's brother, Philip of Hesse, married a daughter of the King of Italy, and
became the official liaison between the Nazi and Fascist regimes.

Four years after Prince Philip left Schloss Salem to attend Gordonstoun Academy in
Scotland, on Nov. 16, 1937, Philip learned that his sister Cecilia and her husband Georg
Donatus, hereditary grand duke of Hesse-by-Rhine, had crashed in one of Gring's
Junker aircraft on a trip to London for Georg's brother's wedding. According to the
British magazine Private Eye, the funeral became a gathering point for leading Nazis and
their appeasers. Prince Philip himself developed secretive ties with King Edward VIII,
continuing after Edward was deposed in 1938.
In fact, one of the central figures in the 1930s Nazi-British back-channel was Philip's
uncle and sponsor, Lord Louis Mountbatten (originally, Battenberg, a branch of the
House of Hesse). Until he was forced to abdicate, King Edward VIII enjoyed the full
backing of ``Dickie'' Mountbatten. Through much of World War II, secret channels of
communication were maintained between the British royal family and their pro-Hitler
cousins in Germany, by Lord Mountbatten, through his sister Louise, who was crown
princess of pro-Nazi Sweden. Louise was Prince Philip's aunt.
Although Buckingham Palace's rumor mill has tried to depict this wartime collaboration
with the enemy as mere family correspondence, the channel apparently included
messages from Prince Philip's secret ally, the Duke of Windsor (the former Edward VIII).
On Nov. 20, 1995, the Washington Times reported, based on recently discovered
Portuguese Secret Service files first published in the London Observer, that the Duke of
Windsor had been in close collaboration with the Nazis in Spain and Portugal to foment
a revolution in wartime Britain, that would topple the Churchill government, depose his
brother King George VI, and allow him to regain the throne, with Queen Wallis
[Simpson, the American divorce, for whom he abdicated the throne] at his side.
Portuguese surveillance revealed that Walter Schellenberg, head of Gestapo
counterintelligence, was one point of contact in this plot. After Schellenberg met with
the Spanish ambassador to Portugal, Nicols Franco, brother of fascist Gen. Francisco
Franco, Ambassador Franco told a Portuguese diplomat: ``The Duke of Windsor, free
from the responsibilities of the war, in disagreement with English politicians, could be
the man to put at the head of the Empire.''
Whatever correspondence was hidden in Sophie and Prince Christoph's Kronberg
Castle, King George VI, in June 1945, felt compelled to dispatch the former MI-5 officer
turned ``Surveyor of the King's Pictures,'' Anthony Blunt, to gather up the
correspondence. Queen Elizabeth II reportedly insisted that there be no interrogation of
Blunt about his secret trip to the castle. Otherwise, it is notable that starting with an
exchange between King George VI and President Eisenhower, the House of Windsor has
been desperate to keep classified those documents from Kronberg Castle that fell into
American Army hands, long beyond the normal length of time. Clearly, Prince Philip's
patron Lord Dickie Mountbatten, Mountbatten's sister Crown Princess Louise, and

Philip's brother-in-law Prince Christoph of Hesse were not just exchanging Christmas
greetings.

The Crown Jewels:


The Queen is the Ultimate Insider Trader
by Scott Thompson

Printed in The American Almanac, August 25, 1997.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the wealthiest crone in the world, who gives new
meaning to the phrase, ``stinking rich.'' Her total wealth is divided into two parts. One is
a Venetian-style fondo (trust), that is, it is inalienable and must be passed on to her heir,
free from inheritance tax. The second part of her wealth consists of her private collection
of castles, jewelry, and art, and a portfolio of blue chip stocks and bonds and real estate
investments around the world. Her investment portfolio is estimated to be worth 3
billion.
One of the secrets to her disposable wealth is that she amassed it tax free until 1992--the
Annus Horribilis, which started with the separation of Charles and Diana and ended with
the fire at Windsor Castle--when she entered a memorandum of understanding to pay
taxes on income, capital gains, and inheritance on this portfolio; although, the Queen can
break this agreement at any time she desires.
A second, most important secret is that the Queen is the world's ultimate ``insider
trader.'' She not only gets tips from British financiers, but also has access to all the state
secrets, through the ``boxes.'' Thus, if the Queen learns from among all public and
private British Empire intelligence and economic warfare entities reporting to her, for
example, that Nigeria is about to be destabilized, she can immediately call her broker.
Under the secrecy laws of the British Empire, it would be unthinkable for anyone to
consider pressing charges of insider trading and conflict of interest against the sovereign:
In fact, only a handful of trusted advisers would ever know.
The Queen thus follows the Venetian system of being Doge of a financier-oligarchy. One
key point in this shift of the sovereign as the largest landholder, to the sovereign as a
financier, took place under George III, who turned over most of the Crown Lands to
Parliament in exchange for a Civil List of payments to fund the monarchy and its
retainers, which has expanded ever since (when all the perquisites are taken into
account). The Civil List, especially since the reign of Queen Victoria's heir, Edward VII,
represented a vast pool for financial speculation.
Incestuous Relationship
Since at least King Edward VII (1901-10), there has been an incestuous relationship
between the monarch of the British Empire and the financier oligarchy, especially with

Barings Bank, dating from before the Opium Wars, and with Morgan Grenfell. Edward
had a geopolitical vision in the Venetian tradition, and it was one of brutal simplicity: the
encirclement of Germany with a hostile coalition, and the destruction of the nation-states
of Europe. With this ambition driving him, Edward VII set up the Anglo-Franco-Russian
alliance that became known as the Triple Entente. His policies led directly to explosion
of world war in 1914.
One of Edward VII's leading financial advisers was Hungarian Jewish banker Baron
Hirsch, who purchased an introduction to Edward in 1890 from Crown Prince Rudolf of
Austria. When Baron Hirsch died in 1896, his position as leading adviser passed on to
his executor, another Jewish banker, Ernest Cassel, whose daughter and heiress, Edwina,
would ultimately marry Lord Louis Mountbatten, a chief influence on Prince Philip and
Prince Charles.
The Rothschilds and the Sassoons, also Jewish bankers, were friendly with Edward VII,
as were the American financiers J.P. Morgan and E.H. Harriman.
Within a span of less than ten years, Edward VII amassed a fortune of 100 million (at
1991 prices), which would place him among the world's wealthiest. This was the start of
the modern-era financial wealth of the British monarchy.
Edward VII's heir, George V (1910-36), tended to be more plodding in his investments.
Nonetheless, he continued the ``philo-bankerism'' of his father. George V's private
financial adviser from 1929 onward was a Canadian, Sir Edward Peacock, of Barings
merchant bank and a director of the Bank of England. Sir Edward had been prepared for
this position by his predecessor, Lord Revelstoke, who had also been with Barings. In
1934, for services rendered the Crown, Peacock was knighted a Grand Cross of the Royal
Victorian Order, which is part of the ``Sovereign's Gift'' that does not require advice of
the prime minister. George V liked the incestuous relationship with ``the City''; for
example, he selected Lord Cromer as his Lord Chamberlain (which is the highest
household rank), who was briefly managing director of Barings and a director of several
other companies.
When George V died in 1936--the year of the three kings--he left 100 million (at 1991
prices).
George VI (1936-52), who ascended the throne when his brother Edward VIII abdicated
in 1936, inherited about half their father's fortune. He also inherited the advice of
Barings' head, Sir Edward Peacock, who would continue to advise the monarch until his
death, well into Queen Elizabeth II's reign. Queen Elizabeth II is believed to have
inherited the bulk of George VI's fortune, some 50 million, to invest and reinvest tax
free from 1952, when she became Queen. Conservative estimates are that her portfolio
grew to 3 billion (present value).

Apart from Barings, which, going back 300 years, had worked with the British East India
Company and which, after its bankruptcy last year, was taken over by the ``hot-moneylaundering'' Dutch firm ING, the Queen had relied upon Morgan Grenfell, which was
taken over by Deutsche Bank, transforming that German bank into part of the British
Empire's financial network in the process. Morgan Grenfell senior executive William
Hill-Wood, financial adviser to King George VI, continued his services to George's
daughter Elizabeth, who gave him a knighthood of the Royal Victorian Order.
Undoubtedly, the Queen was not pleased by ING's takeover of Barings and by Deutsche
Bank's takeover of Morgan Grenfell.
The Queen's "Fondo" and Her Private Property
The Queen has some 310 residences. Almost all are part of the inalienable fondo to be
passed on to her heir, and most are ``grace and favor'' houses for family members and
retainers, ranging from the humble to the magnificent. Included in the fondo are five
castles: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Kensington
Palace (occupied by Princess Diana), and St. James Palace (occupied by Prince Charles).
Two other castles, Balmoral and Sandringham, are private property, originally purchases
of Queen Victoria. All these properties are maintained by the Department of the
Environment (presumably because they are the habitat of an endangered species).
Queen Elizabeth recently created the Royal Collection Trust--which she heads, as will
her heir--to which were transferred all the 7,000 paintings, 20,000 Old Master drawings,
and various antiques acquired before Queen Victoria's reign, all part of the fondo. At the
instigation of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a chapel owned by the royal family was
converted to a museum for the display of this art, a fraction at a time. As part of her
private fortune, the Queen has a large collection of art works ranging from Renaissance
masterpieces, such as Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks, to the craziest of modern art.
The Duchy of Lancaster is also part of her fondo: The duchy is comprised of properties
stolen in the 13th Century from the rebel Simon de Monfort, who tried to create a
powerful Parliament and failed in 1265, only to have his land and life taken by Edmund
Crouchback, youngest son of Henry III. In 1987, the Duchy of Lancaster was 36,456 acres,
mainly agricultural land; within the duchy, the freehold of 2.25 acres in the Strand area
of London (lying between the Savoy Hotel and Somerset House) is so valuable, that the
Queen had The Duchy of Lancaster Act of 1988 steered through Parliament allowing her
to develop and sell this area.
The Prince of Wales, the Heir Presumptive, Charles, came into the income of the second
royal family duchy, the Duchy of Cornwall, which has 44,000 acres, including another
posh section of London. Prince Charles agreed to return 50% of Cornwall's earnings to
the state, which was reduced to 25% upon his marriage to Lady Diana. As for the Queen,

she uses part of the income from the Duchy of Lancaster to supplement the Civil List in
giving an income to her close relatives.
The famous Crown Jewels, which are kept in the Tower of London, except for major
events such as coronations, are part of the fondo. Apart from those, the Queen has
inherited or bought the largest private collections of jewels in the world. At auction, it
might bring 350 million (1991 currency). There is no complete listing of the Queen's
private collection, but the monarchist Leslie Field estimates that it includes: 14 tiaras, 34
pairs of earrings, 98 brooches, 46 necklaces, 37 bracelets, 5 pendants, 14 watches, and 15
rings.
The history of the collection again shows the incestuous relationship between the Crown
and the City of London. When the British East India Company defeated the Maharajah
of the Punjab, in 1851, the Company presented to Queen Victoria what was then the
world's largest diamond, the Koh-in-noor diamond. Queen Victoria took sadistic
pleasure in displaying the Koh-in-noor to the defeated Maharajah on his visit to
Buckingham Palace, and he left muttering, ``Mrs. Fagin.'' At the conclusion of the Boer
War, the peace offering to the sovereign, included the largest uncut diamond in the
world, the Cullinen Diamond, weighing 3,106 carats. Two cut stones from the Cullinen
Diamond went to adorn the Crown Jewels, and the Queen today possesses a brooch that
consists of the third and fourth largest stones (94.4 and 63.6 carats) cut from the Cullinen
Diamond. The British sovereigns were regularly showered with jewels by propitiatory
princes of India, and, as that largesse ran out, they received special treasures from
Anglo-American diamond finds in South Africa. For example, shortly after World War II,
Mary Oppenheimer presented Princess Elizabeth with a 6-carat, blue-white diamond for
helping advertise Anglo-American's diamond monopoly at a time when diamond prices
were depressed. Later, Princess Anne, the Queen's oldest daughter, on her 21st birthday,
received a necklace of colored diamonds. Today, an adulatory group of oil-rich sheikhs
and emirs adds to the Queen's private collection.
Her Majesty's Portfolio
It is forbidden for Parliament to discuss the fact that the Queen has kept her private
wealth a secret. But, in 1977, it was discovered through a Parliamentary question, that
the Bank of England had established a special nominee company, the Bank of England
Nominees Ltd. (BOEN), to hide investments of the Queen's portfolio, as well as those of
others whom she recommends, such as King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, the Sultan of Brunei,
King Bhumibhol Adulayadej of Thailand, and the Kuwaiti Investment Office. But, BOEN
is only one of the means apparently employed by the Queen's royal insider trader to hide
her wealth.
Philip Beresford, author of The Book of the British Rich, written in conjunction with the
Sunday Times of London, has said that the Queen tends to invest in ``blue chip'' stocks,

including Rio Tinto Zinc, General Electric Company of Great Britain, Imperial Chemical
Industries, Royal Dutch Shell, and British Petroleum. Among the firms through which
she has invested are Barings, S.G. Warburg's subsidiary Rowe & Pitman, and Cazanove.
The Queen's holding in Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) was first discovered through a leak from a
source at the Bank of England to Andrew Morton, who wrote the authorized biography
of Diana, Princess of Wales.
According to Charles Higham, co-author of Elizabeth and Philip, the Queen is a major
stockholder in RTZ, which, with her old friends at Anglo-American, controls 12% of the
world's precious, strategic, and base metals and minerals (see corporate profiles). Forbes
magazine also reported that she was a major RTZ shareholder, as was the Bank of
England. Higham quotes Sir Mark Turner, then chairman of RTZ: ``You're running into
problems of what the government is going to say about the Queen's involvement. RTZ is
one of the great assets of the country.''
RTZ was in on developing North Sea oil from the beginning. Writes Higham: ``The
Queen undoubtedly approved the heavy investment, which would enrich her in the
immediate future.'' Starting in June 1975, RTZ and Texaco were spearheading shipments
from the North Sea Argyll Field, to the refineries of British Petroleum, in which firm
Queen Elizabeth is also believed to hold an interest.
In 1976, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in hearings chaired by Frank
Church (D-Idaho), and attended by Attorney General Edward H. Levi, found that an
international cartel, of which RTZ was a major partner, had been formed in 1971 to fix
the world's uranium prices. A federal grand jury found corroborating evidence of RTZ's
role. Also discovered to be part of the cartel was Mary Kathleen Uranium of Australia,
which has been encouraging indigenous, aborigine agitation to occupy large uraniumbearing lands, taking them out of production.
When, in May 1976, power companies brought charges against the U.S. Westinghouse
Electric Corp., claiming that it failed to supply uranium according to contract,
Westinghouse responded with the allegation that RTZ and other corporations had
formed a cartel that was forcing up world prices, preventing Westinghouse from meeting
its contracts. Lord Denning and the Law Lords quashed Westinghouse's ability to take
depositions in the United Kingdom, even under grant of immunity from selfincrimination, in order to protect RTZ's directors and their shareholder, the Queen, from
exposure. But, on June 16, 1976, in hearings in the U.S. House Interstate and Foreign
Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Jerry McAfee, chairman of
the Gulf Oil Corp., admitted that the cartel in which RTZ was his partner had, in fact,
increased the world price of uranium.
When the Tennesee Valley Authority tried to sue RTZ, Gulf released new documents
inculpating RTZ and its Rio Algom subsidiary in Canada, at which point, the U.S.

Attorney General demanded immunized testimony. However, the directors of RTZ and
the Queen were once again protected by the Law Lords, who claimed that the RTZ
directors did not have to appear before an American court, as this was ``an unacceptable
invasion of British sovereignty.'' So, despite the fact that a cartel involving HM Queen
Elizabeth II was hampering nuclear energy development in the United States, the ``freetrader'' Queen was protected by her appointees among the Law Lords.
The Queen's Dixie Plantation
According to the statements of Sen. Thomas J. McIntyre (D-N.H.) and Rep. Silvio O.
Conte (R-Mass.) in 1971, Queen Elizabeth held a major share in Courtaulds Textile.
Courtaulds came to their attention when the Queen had used it to hide her ownership in
the largest plantation in Mississippi. The Queen apparently has used Courtaulds as a
nominee for the purchase of other stocks, but what bothered the congressmen was that
the wealthiest woman in the world was getting agricultural subsidies to run a plantation
in the United States. In 1968, these two congressmen had described in the Congressional
Record how the Queen obtained one of the world's largest plantations from Courtaulds,
complete with sharecroppers, in Scott, Mississippi, situated on the banks of the
Mississippi River near the border with Arkansas. It was known as the Delta and Pine
Land Company, or ``the Queen's Farm,'' and it consisted of 38,000 acres with rich soil, a
factory, and a mill. At the time, it was worth $44.5 million. It employed hundreds of
African-American laborers at minimal wages. Since 1968, it had been subsidized by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture to the tune of $1.5 million. On April 16, 1970, Senator
McIntyre, while introducing a bill relating to limitations on farm payments, said: ``We
paid the Queen $120,000 for not planting cotton on the farmland she owns in
Mississippi.'' Following the publicity, the Queen seems to have sold the plantation back
to Courtaulds, but some believe Courtaulds merely exerted nominee ownership. In any
event, the Queen's friend, Lord

Britain's "Invisible" Empire Unleashes the Dogs of War


by Jeffery Steinberg
Printed in The Executive Intelligence Review, August 22, 1997.

Over the past three years, EIR has produced two blockbuster studies of the dominant
evil power on this planet, the British Commonwealth/Empire, and many supporting
elements of documentation. We have exposed the major battlelines in the global strategic
battle before us all, between the British Imperial System, and the system of sovereign
nation-states, of which the United States is the leading example. In this issue of EIR, we
unravel a new set of secrets of the Empire, exposing the way in which the British Crown
is using private networks--in the military, the church, and business--to carry out its
objective of destroying the nation-state, and thus, to maintain its power into what it
hopes will be a New Dark Age.
To get the picture, you have to start from the top down. At the top, you find the British
monarchy and Privy Council, positioned as the primus inter pares of the 3-5,000 families
that comprise the inner core of the Club of the Isles. While the Queen herself, contrary to
myth, exercises her royal prerogative over the nations of the Commonwealth, and a
network of companies, the broader grouping of families runs a set of cartels which
functions as a modern-day British East India Company.
For much of the 250 years following its chartering in 1600, the East India Company
served as the leading instrument of the British imperium, governing India as ``private''
territory, employing its own private mercenary armies, and presiding over the Opium
War policy against China. The ``Company'' was administered by a board of stockholders,
who reported to a three-man ``secret committee,'' who, in turn, represented the
combined interests of the British Crown and the leading City of London financial
interests. When circumstances required, ``Company'' figures, typified by the lateeighteenth-century Earl of Shelburne, would even take up posts in the British
government, to ensure that the interests of the British oligarchy were always served, with
hands-on precision. Shelburne held positions, first, as Colonial Secretary, and then, as
prime minister, during the negotiation of the Treaty of Paris, which formally ended the
American War of Independence. The presence, today, of Sir David Simon, chairman of
British Petroleum and governor of the Bank of England, in the Tony Blair cabinet, is a
contemporary example of the same phenomenon.
There is no aspect of society, internationally, which the British Empire does not seek to
influence, and control. The British oligarchy has intentionally sought to create an
invisible empire, which will evade an effective counterattack by its victims. In many
cases, the operatives of the Queen's invisible empire don't even know on whose behalf
they are acting--until it is much too late.

This major study by EIR will lift the veil on a number of critical tentacles of the British
Empire that have previously remained hidden. We begin with the military arms, now
mostly disguised as ``private security firms.'' From there, we demonstrate the role of
these firms with the major cartels, using the Africa example, and then the surprising
case study of Papua New Guinea. We then move to the United States, where we uncover
the shocking story of British Intelligence's role in infiltrating and subverting the military,
and even the churches! The concluding section provides an exhaustive analysis of how
the Empire is moving to turn Ibero-America, and particularly Brazil, into the new Africa,
in a recolonization effort that represents a direct security threat to the United States
itself.
Unpeeling the onion
This phase of EIR's investigation was set into motion by a report we received of a June 24
seminar sponsored by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), on ``The Privatization
of National Security Functions in Sub-Saharan Africa.'' According to a five-page
unclassified summary of the event made available to EIR, there were a total of 74
participants, representing the Pentagon, several major U.S. corporations and Department
of Defense sub-contractors, embassy officials from four African countries (including
Uganda), a dozen academics, representatives of a number of non-governmental
organizations and United Nations agencies, and officials from two prominent British
Commonwealth ``private'' security firms, Executive Outcomes, and Sandline
International.
While conference participants debated the virtues and dangers of using private, paid
mercenary ``corporations'' to carry out functions formerly performed by government
military units and law enforcement agencies, they blithely ignored the strategic reality:
The whole project was part of the British imperial project to redraw the map, and
recolonize Africa, in order to facilitate the looting of raw materials, and establishing
undisputed choke-point control over the entire natural resources wealth of the planet.
Since 1993, Central Africa has been targetted by the City of London-based Club of the
Isles for end-game genocide, using colonial ``gang versus countergang'' tactics perfected
during the post-World War II recolonization period by such senior British irregular
warfare specialists as Brig. Gen. Frank Kitson. Kitson's counterinsurgency textbook,
Gangs and Countergangs, recounted his successful efforts in the 1950s in Kenya to create a
synthetic, murderous ``countergang,'' the Mau Mau, which wiped out the legitimate
nationalists struggling for independence from British colonial rule. Today's African
``Mau Mau'' countergang leaders are Ugandan Hitler-loving marcher lord Yoweri
Museveni, his Rwanda-based right-hand man, Paul Kagame, and their Congo stooge,
Laurent Desir Kabila. This murderous trio, as EIR has reported since 1994, are out to

destroy all of the nation-states of the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa,
purportedly to create a ``Greater Tutsi Empire.''
But behind these pawns stand the British Commonwealth cartels, controlled by 3-5,000
``Families'' that comprise the inner core of the Club of the Isles. This is the modern-day
British East India Company, chartered by the British Crown to rule a global empire,
based not on British jackboots, but on sophisticated former SAS irregular warfare
operatives, now wearing the corporate colors of Defence Systems Ltd., Executive
Outcomes, Sandline International, KAS, KMS, and so on, and serving the needs of
corporate giants such as Anglo American-De Beers, Lonrho, Rio Tinto, British Petroleum,
Royal Dutch Shell, the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp., and Barrick Gold--to
name just a few of the leading British, South African, Australian, and Canadian elements
of the interlocking cartel structure.
EIR researchers in the United States, Ibero-America, western Europe, and Australia have
now uncovered the evidence, presented for the first time here, to show that the so-called
``private'' security firms being employed as the mercenary and counterinsurgency arms
of the Club of the Isles' global raw materials grab, are no more private, than the East
India Company itself was private, at the height of the eighteenth- and nineteenthcentury British imperium. Through two, little-known Crown-chartered agencies, Crown
Agents and the Corps of Commissionaires, EIR has discovered, the entire private
security apparatus of former British SAS operatives, South African ``scouts,'' British
military and police ``regulars,'' and so on, is centrally deployed by high-ranking officials
of the British Royal Household and the Privy Council. These British mercenary
operations, from Defence Systems Ltd. to Executive Outcomes, are not only not rogue
operations, in competition with one another. They are an integral, highly centralized
component of the British ``invisible'' empire--Her Majesty's and the Club of the Isles'
contract killers.
Ibero-America is next
With Africa in the throes of depopulation and raw materials cartelization, the British
Crown apparatus has already sank its fangs into the next big, untapped repository of
natural wealth: Ibero-America. As you will read here, South and Central America have
been invaded by the same Club of the Isles financial houses, raw materials cartels, and
private ``security'' fronts that are well along to ``de-Africanizing'' (i.e., depopulating)
sub-Saharan Africa. In short, the British are out to ``Africanize'' Ibero-America.
The British cartels have already moved into Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela,
Mexico, and Peru. They have targetted Brazil for takeover, employing the same arsenal of
weapons and the same recipe they have already displayed in Africa: Mau Mau-style
synthetic countergangs and terrorist bands, such as the Brazilian ``Landless Movement,''
linked to wealthy narcotics cartels, create havoc. British- and Commonwealth-centered

``private'' cartels then move in with their own security forces--in the case of British
Petroleum's vast operations in Colombia, Defence Systems Ltd.--with the willing
cooperation of local British compradors, such as Colombian narco-President Ernesto
Samper Pizano. Samper is a 20-year veteran of Britain's opium war against the Americas.
If Brazil goes, the entire southern half of the Western Hemisphere will be in the hands of
the new British East India Company, within a short period of time.
Strategic deception
If the ``Red Coat'' invasion of the Western Hemisphere described here appears farfetched, don't be shocked. This effort has been carefully concealed, and is not easily
recognized, especially by the targetted victims, including leading circles inside the
United States who are among the ultimate targets of this British onslaught.
In fact, the structure of the ``new British imperium'' cannot be seen from below. It is hidden
behind a string of myths, beginning with the myth that the British Empire is a relic of the
past, and the British monarchy is little more than a prop to lure tourists. The corollary
myths that follow from this are: that the United States is the last ``imperial power'' on the
planet; that the world has moved into an era of unbridled free trade, open markets, and
``democracy''; and that, with the end of the Cold War, the nation-state system has
become an unnecessary piece of excess baggage, a dinosaur that carries with it the last
and only threat of general war.
In many parts of the world, the crucial myth, that the United States is the ``Evil Empire,''
has been successfully spread, to the point that rampant anti-Americanism, today, is one
of the most valuable tools in the arsenal of the Club of the Isles, blinding its victims to
the actions by London. One of the principal objectives of this strategic study is to provide
the reader with the in-depth evidence, to see through the smoke screen.
This is particularly important for many in the United States who have lost sight of the
historical role of the United States as the leading opponent of the British System. For
many Americans, who have been lured into a wide range of anti-government
``movements,'' from the militias to the radical environmentalist gangs, the information
here is of special importance.
A new pagan pantheon
Another vital element of the Windsor-Club of the Isles structure that is ``in play'' in the
current offensive, is the Church of England, and the Anglican Communion over which it
presides. Ever since the reign of Henry VIII, who declared himself ``Pontifex Maximus''
and established the Church of England as part of the English imperial structure, the
Church of England has served, paradoxically, as both a branch of the Christian faith, and

as an instrument of social control and manipulation, serving the most bestial


requirements of the British Empire.
Today, in particular, through ``low church'' ``evangelical'' and ``charismatic'' sects,
through such imperial throwbacks as the Church Missionary Society, and through the
Anglican Commune's dominant position within the World Council of Churches, the
Church of England serves as a crucial instrument for British ``strategies of tension,'' i.e.,
terrorism directed against the populations of Africa and the Americas.
As you will read here, the Anglican charismatics'' and the various British Israelite sects,
which have targetted the United States throughout the twentieth century, have
repeatedly managed to recruit the cannon fodder for such anti-American movements as
the Ku Klux Klan, and the armageddonist elements within today's militias, in much the
same way that the kindred irrationalist ``new age'' sects of Prince Philip's World Wide
Fund for Nature produce today's most rabid eco-terrorists. The leading operatives in
both of these efforts frequently possess serious credentials as military counterinsurgency
and psychological warfare specialists. In several instances, unearthed in the course of
EIR's investigation of the low church penetration and attempted subversion of the U.S.
military establishment, the self-described ``militia leaders'' have turned out to be rabid
environmentalists and world-federalists! And in several instances, they also turned out
to be paid employees of leading Club of the Isles entities.
1. [return to text]
See EIR, Oct. 28, 1994, ``The Coming Fall of the House of Windsor''; and, EIR,
May 24, 1996, ``The Sun Never Sets on the New British Empire.''

Crown Agents - The Queen's Managers


by Dean Andromidas
Printed in The Executive Intelligence Review, August 22, 1997.

Crown Agents, officially known as Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and
Administration, occupies a non-descript office block in Surrey, in the suburbs of London.
According to its literature, Crown Agents is a not-for-profit, private corporation, which
carries out mundane logistical and administrative sub-contract work for the British
Overseas Development Administration, and various development agencies and foreign
governments. This is typical British understatement--i.e., strategic deception.
Crown Agents is exactly what its name implies, an agent of Her Majesty the Queen. It
was founded in 1833 as Crown Agents for the Colonies, and historically played a vital
role in the creation and management of what British historians call the Third Empire.
[ While Lord Palmerston, Cecil Rhodes, Prince Edward Albert (``The Prince of the Isles''),
and Lord Milner were providing the geopolitical theory and ideology to justify Britain's
global empire, Crown Agents ran the day-to-day affairs. Crown Agents printed the
stamps and banknotes of the colonies; provided technical, engineering, and financial
services; served as private bankers to the colonial monetary authorities, government
officials, and heads of state; served as arms procurers, quartermasters, and paymasters
for the colonial armies. In effect, Crown Agents administered the British Empire, which at
one point in the nineteenth century, encompassed over 300 colonies and nominally
``independent countries'' allied to the British Crown.
According to its charter, Crown Agents is an ``Emination of the Crown.'' This gives
Crown Agents a status close to the monarchy, yet outside the official government
structures of the United Kingdom. Through much of its existence, it was overseen by the
Colonial Secretary and, later, in the so-called post-colonial era, by the Minister of
Overseas Development. Although not formally a department of the government, Crown
Agents' entire debt was guaranteed by the Exchequer.
In 1996, as the British were in the process of unleashing the dogs of war in Africa, as the
cutting edge of its final assault against the nation-state system worldwide, Crown Agents
was ``privatized,'' under the new name, Crown Agents for Overseas Government and
Administrations Ltd., with its own board of directors and management. In turn, Crown
Agents functions as a holding company for dozens of operating companies and joint
ventures. Its shares are held in trust by the Crown Agents Foundation, which is presided
over by a board of directors and councillors, bringing together an impressive collection
of governmental and non-governmental organizations, corporations, banking and

business organizations, and so on (see article which follows)--all from the inner core of
the Club of the Isles and the formal Crown apparatus.
Providing functions in "difficult areas"
According to its 1996 annual report, Crown Agents' numerous subsidiaries still carry out
the same wide array of governmental functions, from printing postage stamps and bank
notes, to running worldwide commercial shipping and air freight operations, to
procuring arms and other logistical supplies. Crown Agents, according to spokesmen,
specializes in providing these functions in ``difficult areas.''
And, indeed they do. Today, Crown Agents functions as ``agents'' for over 150 foreign
governments and organizations, which they refer to as ``principals.'' In some instances,
they manage vast real estate and financial portfolios, specializing in offshore banking
``services.'' According to its recent public statements, Crown Agents manages over $3
billion worth of projects. Its asset management business alone, has a portfolio valued at
over $1 billion.
Typical of Crown Agent's current ``discreet'' operation are the following:

It manages the entire customs service for the government of Mozambique;


Through its chairmanship of a quasi-public entity called Europe SA, it is in
charge of all economic reconstruction procurement for Bosnia;
Through a joint venture with a Monaco-based company called ES-KO, Crown
Agents provides all of the food for United Nations peacekeepers in Angola and
Bosnia. ES-KO also provides logistical services to private petroleum and mining
companies in such ``difficult'' areas as Algeria and Colombia, and manages the
privatization of the state sector of Ghana.
Her Majesty's Murder, Inc.

By now, it may have dawned on some readers that Crown Agents' range of ``services''-arms procurement, border controls, offshore banking--also nicely fit the ``administrative
requirements'' of the world's organized crime cartels.
In fact, a careful review of some of the more sordid aspects of the recent history of
Crown Agents, suggests that the firm has been at the center of the British Crown's highly
sensitive patronage of global organized crime--what EIR long ago dubbed Dope, Inc.
Crown Agents' extensive links to international organized crime surfaced in the mid1970s, when the firm's over-extended real estate portfolio, particularly its London real
estate investments, blew sky high. At the time that the London commercial real estate
market collapsed, Crown Agents was managing a portfolio of assets, loans, and other

financial paper, totalling more than 4 billion. Despite the fact that Crown Agents held
no banking charter, it owned a string of banks all over the world, including some
unsavory outfits in some of the most notorious hot-money havens of the
Commonwealth.
Much of the capital through which Crown Agents built up its real estate portfolio came
from Third World governments, which made the unfortunate mistake of placing their
trust in the Queen's favorite service agency. Crown Agents heavily leveraged its
investment capital, building up debts far beyond its resources. When the 1973 oil shock
hit, and the real estate market was one of the first of the bubbles to pierce, Crown
Agents, along with many other institutions that were heavily leveraged in the secondary
banking markets, went broke.
The Bank of England stepped in to bail out Crown Agents to the tune of several hundred
million pounds--more than a decade before the U.S. government would carry out a
similar bailout of the savings and loan institutions, ravaged by similar commercial real
estate speculation. The collapse of Crown Agents' real estate portfolio led to three
governmental and parliamentary investigations.
The surfacing of a wide criminal conspiracy was averted with the timely death of one of
the key witnesses, the director of Crown Agents' money market operations, who
purportedly blew his brains out shortly before he was to face trial on charges of
corruption. According to news accounts at the time, this fellow, whose signature
appeared on many of the most outrageous transactions, happened to be a heavy
gambler. He had been a member of Crockfords, an elite gambling club, and two other
casinos. He was a fixture at London casinos, often signing 1,000 checks. He had a home
in Westminister, one of the most expensive sections of London, a country house, and
three cars--all on a middle-level civil servant's salary of 5,OOO a year.