Prince Bernhard presides at the first Bilderberg Conference, Oosterbeek, 1954 (foto bibliotecapleyades.net)Hotel de Bilderberg, Oosterbeek bij Arnhem (Holland) (foto KLM)
How the CIA Created the EU
The details are supplied in an exhaustive 1,000 page biography of Jean Monnet by Éric Roussel, which was published only in France in 1996, and which seems to have been successfully suppressed. It has never been translated, and has no reviews even at Amazon. However, Ambrose Evans Pritchard of UK’s Telegraph newspaper has provided some of the core information from it. Furthermore, Richard J Aldrich’s 2003 The Hidden Hand also provides key details, such as by Aldrich’s saying, on page 366, about the American Committee for a United Europe:
The emerging European Economic Community (EEC) and the growing Western intelligence community overlapped to a considerable degree. This is underlined by the creation of the Bilderberg Group, an informal and secretive transatlantic council of key decision makers [representatives of the billionaires who controlled US and US allied international corporations]. Bilderberg was founded by Joseph Retinger and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands in 1952 in response to the rise of anti Americanism in Europe. (…) Retinger secured support from Averell Harriman, David Rockefeller and Walter Bedell Smith. The formation of the American wing of Bilderberg was entrusted to Dwight David Eisenhower’s psychological warfare chief, Charles Douglas Jackson, and the funding for the first meeting, held at the Hotel de Bilderberg in Holland in 1954, was provided by the CIA.
Funds for these CIA operations came not only from the US Treasury but from private sources, America’s super rich, and, also from organized gangsters, as was revealed in the 1998 classic by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St Clair, Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press. This off the books funding comes from narcotics kingpins throughout the world, as protection money, which is essential to keep them in business. So, the EU was financially fueled from all of these sources, and, basically, was a bribing operation (to end up getting the ‘right’ people into the EU’s Parliament, et cetera), in addition to be receiving funds from what might be considered idealistic philanthropic donors (because the dream of a united Europe had long preceded the grubby version of it that the CIA created for Europeans). The EU was a Cold War operation, from the very start. Though the Cold War was allegedly ideological, it was actually the result of a decision that US President Harry S Truman made on 26 July 1945, for the post WWII US to achieve, ultimately, the world’s first all encompassing global empire. The EU was designed to serve the political aspects of that, and NATO the military aspects, for America’s European ‘allies’ (America’s European vassal nations). The aim was for the Soviet Union (subsequently only Russia) to become surrounded by enemies, so that, in the final analysis, the US and its ‘allies’ would be offering the USSR “a deal they can’t refuse.” This deal (quite fitting to come from an international gangland operation such as America’s Deep State) would be inclusion in the US empire, on terms that are set solely by the US Government – either this, or else conquest. Then, the same thing would be done to China.
Pritchard issued two important articles about this, the first being his 19 September 2000 “Euro federalists financed by US spy chiefs”:
The leaders of the European Movement – Retinger, the visionary Robert Schuman and the former Belgian prime minister Paul Henri Spaak – were all treated as hired hands by their American sponsors. The US role was handled as a covert operation. ACUE’s funding came from the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations as well as business groups with close ties to the US government.
Then, on 27 April 2016, he bannered “The European Union always was a CIA project, as Brexiteers discover” and reported:
[The CIA] treated some of the EU’s ‘founding fathers’ as hired hands, and actively prevented them finding alternative funding that would have broken reliance on Washington. (…) The American ‘Deep State’ was in up to its neck.(…)
Since that newspaper (like all major news media in the US and in its vassal nations are) is both neoliberal and neoconservative, Pritchard approved of all this. He did it by saying: “There is nothing particularly wicked about this. The US acted astutely in the context of the Cold War. The political reconstruction of Europe was a roaring success.” However, obviously, no authentic democracy can exist in a nation that’s governed by means of deceiving its public; nor can any democracy be an empire, either the imperialistic nation itself, or one of its vassal nations, because that is merely a “Deep State” rule, behind the scenes, by its billionaires – it’s an aristocracy, and not a democracy, which reigns there. Though all of the country’s major news media will support the aristocracy – since they’ll all be owned by the aristocracy – anyone who calls it a ‘democracy’ is transparently either a fool or a liar, because such a nation is the exact opposite of a democracy: it is an aristocracy.
Furthermore, that “roaring success” which was praised by Pritchard, depended upon the US bribing West-European leaders with Marshall Plan reconstruction aid money for their countries, conditional upon their allying with the US against the Soviet Union. US taxpayers funded those countries’ reconstruction, and the owners of Lockheed, Exxon, and other US international corporations, also benefited enormously from their expanded markets, but all allies of Russia were barred from receiving any US reconstruction aid, though the Soviet Union was the nation chiefly responsible for defeating Hitler and which suffered vastly the most casualties and destruction in World War II. So: the US Government was squeezing out the very country that had done the most to defeat Hitler.
Here is how the EU has thanked Russia for that: by blaming Russia, right along with Nazi Germany, as having been their enemy during WWII. The US regime created EU’s European Parliament voted on 19 September 2019 for a resolution condemning both Hitler and Stalin for having started World War II, which is a lie – and an especially outrageous one, considering that the Soviet Union did more than any other country to defeat Hitler and to enable all of those countries to not now be controlled by a Nazi regime. Shortly after I published that article, another, by Max Parry, independently came to the same conclusion: that the EU is fascist. That Big Lie Resolution, which the EU’s Parliament passed on 19 September 2019, said that
whereas it has become commonplace for Russia to deny responsibility and blame hostilities on the West in its official rhetoric, creating a reliable propaganda base upon which it can rely to justify its disregard of international law and continue its aggression against Eastern Partnership countries; [the EU]
(1) Stresses that the Second World War, the most devastating war in Europe’s history, was caused by the notorious Nazi Soviet Treaty of Non Aggression of 23 August 1939, also called the Molotov Ribbentrop Pact, and its secret protocols, which allowed two totalitarian regimes that shared the goal of world conquest to divide Europe into two zones of influence.
The actual history is: Stalin had been begging the UK to ally with the Soviet Union to defeat Hitler, and, after being snubbed each time, joined with Hitler in order to prevent an expected invasion by Hitler against the Soviet Union. It was an act of desperation by Stalin, which was forced upon him by the UK. And, now, the US and its allies rewrite ‘history’ to make the Soviet Union their enemy during WWII, instead of their savior – as they actually were.
The US, in a sense, has adopted not only many ‘former’ Nazis, but the mantle of German Nazism – not as regards Jews, but as regards Russia and world conquest in general: America is the world’s leading aggressive and imperialist nation. The EU is an important part of that operation and thus now equates Russia with Nazism instead of with having conquered the Nazis. Authentic European democrats will therefore abandon alliances with the imperialistic US, and will recognize – and honor the fact – that Russia is an important part of Europe, and was the main source of the victory against Nazism. Only then will the Cold War, which Truman started, and which George Herbert Walker Bush and his successors continue, finally end. And, by abandoning the fascist US empire, Europeans will finally break the back of imperialism; and, maybe, ultimately establish what had been FDR’s dream, of a truly meaningful UN.
All of this goes back to the plan which was first stated in the 1877 version of the Will that was written by the racistly English aristocrat and champion of English imperialism, Cecil Rhodes. The plan was for England to retake the US through subversive means and then use US power in order to expand the US UK empire throughout the world. Taking control of Europe would be an important step. There is a good summary presentation, on the Web, of this Deep State background to Monnet, which is titled “The New World Order And the European Union”. In at least a general sense, Rhodes seems to have seen it all coming, and he very skillfully set up the Rhodes Trust and (less directly) other organizations, so as to bring it about. It’s as if he was a super master chess player on the global political chessboard, and the public are mere pawns to the global aristocracy that he organized during the late 1800’s.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic versus Republican Economic Records, 1910 – 2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.