Sunday, January 19, 2014

1914 – 2014: Time to Revise the War Guilt Clause of the Versailles Treaty

The entire international public order of the post-1919 era, including the League of Nations and, by extension, the United Nations, has been based on the absurd lie that Germany was solely responsible for the outbreak of World War I. This finding was officially reported to the Paris Peace Conference at the close of the war by a “Commission on the Responsibility of the Authors of the War”, which was chaired by American Secretary of State Robert Lansing. Lansing refused to allow any Germans to take part in his deliberations, and the commission ignored a new “German White Book” compiled in 1919 by Hans Delbrück, Professor Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Count Montgelas, and Max Weber, which contained enough evidence to show that the thesis of exclusive German war guilt was untenable. The kernel of Lansing' s conclusions was as follows: “The War was premeditated by the Central Powers together with their allies, Turkey and Bulgaria, and was the result of acts deliberately committed in order to make it unavoidable. Germany, in agreement with Austria-Hungary, deliberately worked to defeat all the many conciliatory proposals made by the Entente Powers.

Webster G. Tarpley, 2014: The Triple Entente of Great Britain, France, and
Russia was formed by the British King Edward VII between 1904 and 1907 for
the following reasons: (1.) unleash a continental European war that would
crush Germany, (2.) severely weaken France and Russia, (3.) undermine the
advance and expansion of modern European industrial civilization, and hence
(4.) sustain the global supremacy of the British oligarchy's brutal and racist
colonial slave empire. Edward VII died in May 1910, before he could see his
life's work carried through to completion. But he had created a network of
cothinkers, agents, and dupes in every chancery in England, Europe, and
America who would, when the time came, push the mobilization buttons and
launch the war. The madmen of 1914 - William II, Sir Edward Grey, Izvolski,
Sazonov, Delcasse, Clemenceau, Poincaré - were all agents of Edward VII's
influence. It was Edward's crowd that made sure that the lights went out
across Europe, not to be re-illuminated for a generation and more. Edward VII,
far more than any other single human being, was the author of the First World
War. Without his' exertions, the most destructive single event in the history
of western civilization could never have occurred.
This false verdict was then incorporated into the infamous Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles, which alleges: “The Allied and Associated Governments affirm, and Germany accepts, the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage to which the Allied and Associated Governments and their nationals have been subjected as a consequence of the war imposed upon them by the aggression of Germany and her allies.

The German delegates were coerced into signing the Versailles Treaty by threats of renewed war and by the economic blockade still imposed on Germany after the armistice by the fleets of the Entente. The thesis of exclusive German war guilt was required by the Entente as a premise for the Carthaginian peace imposed on the Central Powers, which included the demand for more than $32 billion in war reparations, especially to France, plus interest for servicing this debt over decades into the future. In the years after the war, documentary evidence was published which further undermined the Big Lie of Versailles. This included Karl Kautsky's Outbreak of the World War (New York, 1924) , the Soviet Materials for the History of Franco-Russian Relations from 1910 to 1914 (Moscow, 1922), the Austrian Red Book of 1919, and the diary of Baron Schilling of the Russian Foreign Ministry (London, 1925).

The false verdict of Versailles had already become a scandal in America during the 1920s, when historians like H.E. Barnes demanded the revision of the war guilt clause. Typical is this conclusion from the academic historian Sidney B. Fay of Harvard in 1930: “The verdict of the Versailles Treaty that Germany and her allies were responsible for the War, in view of the evidence now available, is historically unsound. It should therefore be revised. However, because of the popular feeling widespread in some of the Entente countries, it is doubtful whether a formal and legal revision is as yet practicable. There must first come a further revision by historical scholars, and through them of public opinion.

Now, after fascism, a second world conflict, the Cold War, and the fall of the communist regimes in Europe, the time has come to reopen the Versailles Treaty. The treaty must be revised to specify the war guilt of an international conspiracy masterminded first by king Edward VII of England, and after him by Sir Edward Grey, in which figures like Izvolski, Sazonov, and Clemenceau were participants. The center of war guilt must be fixed in London.
Webster G. Tarpley [EIR - March24, 1995; pp. 58-59]
To rescue European civilization today, an alliance of France, Germany and Russia is due to stop the War of Globalization that is waged since 1991 by lunatics from Washington and London together with their vassals in Paris, Brussels, and Berlin.

Larry Edelson: "From 2014 through 2017, the world is, sadly, at very high risk of a major,
international war. A war that could be as significant as the Korean War, and quite possibly,
World War II.
" The worst-case scenario is a world war between the West — NATO, U.S., EU with
Japan-Taiwan-South Korea — and the East—the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) with Russia,
China, Central Asia as members and India, Pakistan, Iran as observers. With four nuclear powers
on each side, and West versus Islam as a major issue. In the centre is the explosive mix of a
divided territory (Israel-Palestine) and Jerusalem, a capital divided by a wall.