Who Really Runs the World? Conspiracies, Hidden Agendas & the Plan for World Government

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By Andrew Gavin Marshall, Globalresearch.ca For New Dawn Waking Times

So, who runs the world? It’s a question that people have struggled with since people began to struggle. It’s certainly a question with many interpretations, and incites answers of many varied perspectives.

Often, it is relegated to the realm of “conspiracy theory,” in that, those who discuss this question or propose answers to it, are purveyors of a conspiratorial view of the world. However, it is my intention to discard the labels, which seek to disprove a position without actually proving anything to the contrary. One of these labels – “conspiracy theorist” – does just that: it’s very application to a particular perspective or viewpoint has the intention of “disproving without proof;” all that is needed is to simply apply the label.

What I intend to do is analyse the social structure of the transnational ruling class, the international elite, who together run the world. This is not a conspiratorial opinion piece, but is an examination of the socially constructed elite class of people; what is the nature of power, how does it get used, and who holds it?

In answering the question “Who Runs the World?” we must understand what positions within society hold the most power, and thus, the answer becomes clear. If we simply understand this as heads of state, the answer will be flawed and inaccurate. We must examine the globe as a whole, and the power structures of the global political economy.

The greatest position of power within the global capitalist system lies in the authority of money-creation: the central banking system. The central banking system, originating in 1694 in England, consists of an international network of central banks that are privately owned by wealthy shareholders and are granted governmental authority to print and issue a nation’s currency, and set interest rates, collecting revenue and making profit through the interest charged. Central banks give loans to both governments and industries, controlling both simultaneously. The ultimate centre of power in the central banking system is at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), in Basle, Switzerland; which is the central bank to the world’s central banks, and is also a private bank owned by the world’s central banks.

As Georgetown University history professor Carroll Quigley wrote:

[T]he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations.1

The central banks, and thus the central banking system as a whole, is a privately owned system in which the major shareholders are powerful international banking houses. These international banking houses emerged in tandem with the evolution of the central banking system. The central banking system first emerged in London, and expanded across Europe with time. With that expansion, the European banking houses also rose and expanded across the continent.

The French Revolution resulted with Napoleon coming to power, who granted the French bankers a central bank of France, which they privately controlled.2 It was also out of the French Revolution that one of the major banking houses of the world emerged, the Rothschilds. Emerging out of a European Jewish ghetto, the Rothschilds quickly rose to the forefront in banking, and established banking houses in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna and Naples, allowing them to profit off of all sides in the Napoleonic wars.3

As Carroll Quigley wrote in his monumental Tragedy and Hope, “The merchant bankers of London had already at hand in 1810-1850 the Stock Exchange, the Bank of England, and the London money market,” and that:

In time they brought into their financial network the provincial banking centres, organised as commercial banks and savings banks, as well as insurance companies, to form all of these into a single financial system on an international scale which manipulated the quantity and flow of money so that they were able to influence, if not control, governments on one side and industries on the other.4

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U.S. MARINES & AIR COMBAT SUPPORT POSITIONED IN SPAIN IN VIEW OF NEAR ALGERIAN REGIME FALL

Lemag : The Mariano Rajoy Government gave green light to U.S. Forces to position a Task Force in Spain, in view of near general Chaos in Algeria.

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Spanish military base Morón de la Frontera. 500 Special Forces of the U.S. Marine Corps from the US Navy as well as 8 US military aircrafts will be positioned at the Móron de la Frontera Spanish military base located near Sevilla in the Andalusian province.

By Adil Alifriqui, Le Mag.ma

This US Task Force will be allowed for military intervention in Algeria, where the signs of a near Chaos are in place, especially in the southern areas, in view of the next presidential elections in which president Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking a fourth mandate.

As per London “Al Quds Arabi” newspaper which revealed the information, the Spanish government decision to authorize the US move of military forces in Spain was taken unusually suddainly.

Actually it took only a few days for Mariano Rajoy to give his OK to Washington to arrange their military move, which is a sign of the emergency of the situation. Algeria is in great danger, regime could collapse any moment.

The same source indicated that the priority of the 500 Marines will be to enforce the safety of the American citizens and of the US Embassy personnel and to cover their repatriation from the country.

BRUCE RIEDEL : WE ARE CLOSE TO A POPULAR REVOLUTION IN ALGERIA.

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Bruce Riedel
Bruce Riedel former american presidential advisor, who served under 4 Administrations, has foreseen the explosion of a popular revolution in Algeria that would put an End to the military dictatorship.

In december 2012 during a conference given at the ElCano Royal Institute of Madrid, Bruce Riedel, a recognized expert on terrorism and Middle East policy declared : “Algeria is suffering from a police state. Its civil Society is kept under lock, and you can expect no improvement from the regime in place.

“The very similar social conditions that leaded to a popular revolution in Egypt are now in place in Algeria, a constant demographic pressure, despaired youths with no future, and lack of democracy.”

Bruce Riedel warned that “buying social peace of the people with billions of US dollars will have no effect in a near future.”

He concluded that the process has started and that the general popular uprising will come soon.

His conference was given in December 2012. We are in April 2013, and his predictions were true. The uprising has started in Kabylie region where the fierce repression and the human rights abuses by the regime only lighten the fire of the rebellion.

Brookings Institution’s “Which Path to Persia?” Report Detailing Conspiracy Against Iran Redirected on Website

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Update from Tony Cartalucci: Brookings has moved around their documents, leaving dead links for anyone who cited them over the years.

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All documents cited by Land Destroyer will now be hosted online using Scribd, and linked to that way.

Those who have been following Tony Cartalucci’s articles about geopolitics and the strategies employed by Western governments to destabilize the Middle East and surrounding regions have no doubt seen many references to the 2009 “Which Path to Persia?” report.

This report is key proof that what we are seeing around the world today is not by accident; it was a well-coordinated effort that we see unfolding by the day according to scripts created by think-tanks such as Brookings Institution.

For those who might be new to this material, this single report, as Tony Cartalucci points out, “conspires against the nation of Iran. Plots include using terrorists, provoked war, economic warfare, and covert military and political subversion against the Iranian people.”

Brookings has now moved their documents. This creates a large amount of dead links on both our site, as well as Cartalucci’s Land Destroyer.

In an effort to preserve this key document both sites are posting the embedded report in full below.

For a full analysis of the document please see Cartalucci’s reporting on “Which Path to Persia?” Part I and Part II.

Brookings Institution’s “Which Path to Persia?” Report

Brookings Institution’s "Which Path to Persia?" Report

The Libyan Election Farce

All candidates are neo-imperial candidates – Wall Street proxy Jibril of “National Forces Alliance” presumed winner
by Tony Cartalucci (Land Destroyer)

July 9, 2012 – Ideally the West would like to install “liberal” pro-globalist candidates into power in each of the nations it has destabilized and destroyed during its premeditated, engineered “Arab Spring.” In the case of Egypt where Mohammed ElBaradei was sufficiently exposed and his presidential aspirations effectively derailed, the West’s Muslim Brotherhood proxies made for a viable second option.

In Libya, a similar scenario has unfolded with two tiers of Western proxies poised to take power – pro-globalist technocrats like US-educated Mahmoud Jibril (Gibril) Elwarfally’s National Forces Alliance, and of course NATO’s terrorist proxies within the Muslim Brotherhood along with Al Qaeda-linked Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) warlords like Abdul Hakim Belhaj.

In Egypt where relative economic and social stability returned after the brief chaos and violence of the early 2011 protests, the alternative media was able to sufficiently expose and disrupt “liberal” candidate ElBaradei. In Libya, the nation has been plunged into nationwide lawlessness, violence, and sweeping genocide by sectarian extremists, tribal confrontations, and militant opportunists. The people of Libya have been too busy defending themselves and desperately fighting for their own immediate survival to function as a nation-state, let alone scrutinize candidates politically before the farcical Western-hyped elections.  Continue reading