The Protocols in Context
Professor Shahak goes on to reveal that the fanatical religious concepts contained in parts of the Talmud and the old testament have been effectively secularised to a considerable extent within the top echelons of the Zionist movement, many of whose proponents, including many of Israel’s leaders, are not remotely religious. Although Professor Shahak himself makes no mention of the Protocols, it could follow on from what he says that the Protocols are indeed the latest manifestation of these ancient racist supremacist principles, updated, secularised and put into the context of the modern world. Yet they are more than this, for they reveal a profound understanding of the human mind and condition. They show how human weaknesses are to be ruthlessly exploited, how the principle of divide and rule (one group being manipulated and turned against another) will be used by the perpetrators. They show how people in positions of power can be used, often unknowingly, to further the conspirators aims. What is not addressed by those who claim the Protocols to be a forgery is the extraordinary extent to which the agenda set out in them materialised during the 20th century. Whoever produced them either had a remarkable prophetic vision of what lay ahead, or they had very specific ideas and understanding as to how world events could and would be manipulated. To illustrate the point, here are a few brief extracts: 
“ It must be noted that men with bad instincts are more in number than the good, and therefore the best results in governing them are attained by violence and terrorisation and not by academic discussions. Every man aims at power… and rare indeed are the men who would not be willing to sacrifice the welfare of all for the sake of securing their own welfare.” (Protocol 1.3)
“The administrators, whom we shall choose from among the public, with strict regard to their capacities for servile obedience, will not be persons trained in the arts of government, and will therefore easily become pawns in our game in the hands of men of learning and genius who will be their advisors, specialists bred and reared to rule the affairs of the whole world…” (Protocol 2.2)
“…The administrators of the goyim sign papers without reading them, and they serve either for mercenary reasons or from ambition.” (Protocol 8.1) (Note for example how European leaders sign the treaties making up the European Union without reading the full texts.)
“….We shall put responsible posts in the hands of persons whose past and reputation are such that between them and the people lies an abyss, persons who, in the case of disobedience to our instructions, must face criminal charges or disappear – this in order to make them defend our interests to their last gasp.” (Protocol 8.3) (There are numerous leaders with dubious dealings in their private and business lives that could be “exposed” - Bill Clinton was an excellent example.)
“What is it to the proletariat labourer, bowed double over his heavy toil crushed by his lot in life, if talkers get the right to babble, if journalists get the right to scribble any nonsense side by side with good stuff, once the proletariat has no other profit out of the constitution save those pitiful crumbs which we fling them from our table in return for their voting in favour of what we dictate, in favour of the men we place in power, the servants of our argentur…” (Protocol 3.5)
“At the present we are, as an international force, invincible, because if attacked by some, we are supported by others. It is the bottomless rascality of the goyim peoples, who crawl on their bellies to force, but are merciless towards weakness, unsparing to faults and indulgent to crimes… it is those qualities which are aiding us to independence….” (Protocol 3.16)
“Who and what is in a position to overthrow an invisible force? And this is precisely what our force is. Gentile masonry blindly serves as a screen for us and our objects, but the plan of action of our force, even its very abiding place remains for the whole people an unknown mystery.” (Protocol 4.2)
“…We shall create and multiply free masonic lodges in all countries of the world, absorb into them all who may become or who are prominent in public activity, for these lodges we shall find our principal intelligence office and means of influence. All these lodges we shall bring under one central administration known to us alone and to all others absolutely unknown, which will be composed of our learned elders…”. (Protocol 15.4)
“We shall soon begin to establish huge monopolies, reservoirs of riches, upon which even large fortunes of the goyim will depend to such an extent that they will go to the bottom together with the credit of the states on the day after the political smash.” (Protocol 6.1)
“We must intensively patronise trade and industry, but first and foremost speculation…. What we want is that industry should drain off from the land both labour and capital and, by means of speculation, transfer into our hands all the money of the world, and thereby throw all the goyim into the ranks of the proletariat. Then the goyim will bow down before us, if for no other reason but to get the right to exist.” (Protocol 6.6)
“The principal factor of success in the political is the secrecy of its undertakings – the word should not agree with the deeds of the diplomat… We must compel the governments of the goyim to take action in the direction of our widely conceived plan… by what we shall represent as “public opinion”, secretly promoted by us through the means of that so called great power, the Press, which, with few exceptions that may be disregarded, is already entirely in our hands.” (Protocols 7.4 & 7.5)
“We have fooled, bemused and corrupted the youth of the goyim by rearing them in principles and theories which are known to us to be false, although it is by us they have been inculcated.” (Protocol 9.10) (For example today’s neo-classical economics and the current system of money creation?)
“…In order that the masses may not guess what they are about, we further distract them with amusements, games, pastimes, passions, peoples’ palaces. Soon we shall begin through the press to propose competitions in art, in sport of all kinds – these interests will finally distract their minds from questions in which we should find ourselves compelled to oppose them… In countries known as progressive and enlightened, we have created a senseless filthy abominable literature… in order to provide a telling relief, by contrast to the speeches and party programme which will be distributed from exalted quarters of ours….” (Protocols 13.4 & 14.5)
“Every kind of loan proves infirmity in the State and a want of understanding of the rights of the State. Loans hang like a sword of Damocles over the heads of rulers, who.. come begging with outstretched palm to our bankers… The goy states do not tear them off – they go on persisting in putting more on themselves so that they must inevitably perish, drained by voluntary blood-letting. So long as loans were internal, the goyim only shuffled their money from the pockets of the poor to those of the rich, but when we brought up the necessary person in order to transfer loans into the external sphere, all the wealth of states flowed into our cash boxes and all the goyim began to pay us the tribute of subjects.” (Protocol 20.29 & 20.32)
“…We have the GOLD in our hands, not withstanding that we have had to gather it out of the oceans of blood and tears. But it has paid us, though have sacrificed many of our people. Each victim on our side is worth in the sight of God a thousand goyim.” (Protocol 2.5)
To dismiss the Protocols, for example, as a forgery by elements in the Russian Tsarist secret police, as some do, is really not good enough and is to miss the point completely. On the face of it, in “Warrant for Genocide” Professor Cohn appears to make a plausible case that the Protocols are a fake - various people, particularly Russians, are implicated in the publication of the Protocols and the document may have originated in France. However, the evidence presented appears circumstantial at best, and some of it is really no more than speculation and guesswork. In the end Cohn admits he has no proof as to who the author of the document is. The real point is the agenda set out in the document and the extent to which it has since come to pass. This is perhaps ultimately of greater importance than who actually produced the document in the first place – something which we may never know for certain.
The Exploitation of “the lesser brethren”
With the appalling persecution of European Jewry by the Nazis, it could be argued that the expendability of their own people has never been more ruthlessly demonstrated than in the covert support given to Hitler by international bankers many of whom were Jewish. Subsequently, Zionist icons such as Chaim Weizmann former President of Israel, and David Ben Gurion, first prime minister of Israel, made no secret as to how well they considered that Hitler and the holocaust served the setting up of the state of Israel and how the Zionist elite were strengthened as a result of it. After such suffering, who could deny the Jews a homeland of their own, even if in the process, many thousands of the existing Arab inhabitants ended up being forced from their homes and losing their land, as Israel was set up on the back of terrorism and ethnic cleansing, carried out by Zionist terror groups such as the Irgun and the Stern Gang, and the Zionist militia known as the Haganah ?
It is now apparent that there are powerful political reasons for preserving the memory of the holocaust indefinitely. This is a most compelling reason for ensuring that the true facts of the holocaust are established - as Professor Finkelstein says in “The Holocaust Industry”: “The holocaust has proved an indispensable ideological weapon. Through its deployment one of the world’s most formidable military powers (Israel), has cast itself as a victim state, and the most successful ethnic group in the United States has likewise acquired victim status. Considerable dividends accrue from this specious victimhood – in particular immunity from criticism however justified….” Recent years have seen the setting up of holocaust museums, the inauguration of “Holocaust Memorial Day” in Britain, and now even “education packs” in schools in Britain and the US. Hardly a week goes by nowadays, without a TV programme or leading stories in the newspapers being devoted to the holocaust. Other mass atrocities, such as Stalin’s purges, Pol Pots’ murderous regime in Cambodia in the 1970’s, and even current ones, such as thousands of deaths in Iraq caused by economic sanctions, are largely ignored. Many Jews are increasingly disturbed by this. Prof. Finkelstein in his book the “Holocaust Industry” is highly critical of the political exploitation of the suffering of Jews. .Alfred Lilienthal too, writing in his book “The Zionist Connection – What Price Peace?” says: “Yad Vashem (the holocaust museum outside Jerusalem) epitomises the last trump of the professional anti-anti-semite. The holocaust is the weapon that hovers behind the cover up and supplies the principal prop of the cover up. When all else fails the six million Jews killed during the Nazi holocaust remain the ultimate silencer. These six million are quite literally pulled from the ovens, propped up and pushed forward to confront anyone who might raise the slightest question or smallest voice of dissent. Even the mere threat suffices to silence most people…..” To what extent do these constant reminders of the holocaust serve to make ordinary Jews today feel that somehow the world still hates them? Do they feel even more separated than ever, and does it make it more difficult for them to integrate into the rest of society? Could this not just be another example of divide and rule? Indeed, it seems that the publication and dissemination of the Protocols in such a way as to fan the flames of anti-semitism, and thus to create the conditions for mass persecution of the Jews, is an integral part of the agenda of the Protocols themselves. Note the chilling words in Protocol 9.2 “…Nowadays, if any state raise a protest against us it is only pro forma at our discretion and by our direction, for their anti-semitism is indispensable to us for the management of our lesser brethren..” In spite of the fact that “Warrant for Genocide” runs to 300 pages, Cohn does not afford his readers the opportunity to read the Protocols in full for themselves – one is largely left to rely on his judgement that they are “balderdash”. Only brief extracts are included in the appendix, and he omits those which include references to the exploitation of the “lesser brethren” and the role of anti-semitism in the overall agenda.
What is so effectively being concealed? Moroccan former army officer Ahmed Rami has observed: “If you want to know who is running a country, you have to find out who it is forbidden to criticise. In Morocco, it is quite possible to criticise a minister or to point out social shortcomings, but it is rigorously forbidden to say a word against the king. In the so-called free West, we can pillory capitalism, communism, Christianity and Islam, but even the most timid criticism of Jewry is branded as sacrilege and even penalised in an increasing number of countries..” Historically Jews have always enjoyed a substantial measure of power and influence. Following the dispersal of the Khazar Jews as a result of the Russian conquest of Khazaria around 1000 AD, throughout many parts of Europe in the middle ages and in eastern Europe as late as the 18th. century, Jews occupied many important positions under Christian monarchs and rulers. They became administrators, tax collectors, diplomats, courtiers and advisors which often made them unpopular with the masses – not so much because they were Jewish as such, but because of the power they wielded on behalf of repressive rulers and noblemen. This accords with the Halakhah which forbids Jews to occupy subservient positions under Gentiles (non Jews), except Gentile kings and noblemen, where to serve would be beneficial to the Jewish community as a whole . In Spain, the Jewish influence came with the arrival of Sephardic Jews from North Africa from the 8th. century onwards. Ultimately from the 13th to the 16th century Jews were banished en masse from a number of western European countries such as England and Spain, but their influence never disappeared completely – in Spain many converted to Christianity whilst secretly retaining their Jewish faith. They were known as the Marranos, who as merchants, money lenders and traders, extended their influence into South America with the Spanish conquests on that continent . They also remained very influential where they remained in eastern Europe and Russia.
It was perhaps inevitable that Jews would become leading bankers and moneylenders in the world. The Halakhah traditionally forbids usury between Jews, although they get round that today with an ingenious dispensation! On the other hand, it obliges Jews to charge as much interest as possible on loans to Gentiles. By the 17th century the pattern was becoming well established. Jewish merchants and bankers based in Holland helped support and finance Oliver Cromwell who overthrew king Charles I. When William of Orange came the British throne in 1688, Jewish merchants and bankers from Holland were encouraged to settle in Britain and by 1694 the first privately owned central bank namely the Bank of England had been set up. A number of Jewish banking families rose to prominence from then on, the most famous- or infamous - being the House of Rothschild. Meyer Armschel Rothschild had five sons, one of whom remained at home to run the bank in Frankfurt, whilst the others went to Vienna, Naples, Paris and London to set up banking houses. In London, Nathan founded N.M. Rothschild & Co. which remains the City’s leading merchant bank today. In the 19th century the Rothschilds became incredibly wealthy by financing governments to fight each other – each war resulting in a new balance of power. They were leading figures amongst the first truly international bankers who were close to governments and were concerned with government debts. Another big name is Warburg. They went on to fund the Bolshevik revolution in Russia and of course they funded both sides in World Wars 1 and 2. Jacob Schiff, of New York bankers Kuhn Loeb, was able to boast subsequently of being instrumental in overthrowing the Czarist regime. Russian rulers had traditionally been suspicious and hostile towards Jews in Russia, so it was perhaps somewhat inevitable that Jewish banking houses would support the revolution.
However the Jewish role in the Bolshevik revolution was more fundamental and far reaching than just financial support. A British Intelligence report in 1913 stated that “there is definite evidence that Bolshevism is an international movement controlled by Jews – communications are passing between the leaders in America, France, Russia and England with a view to concerted action…” . By 1919 a section of the Jewish press in London was openly encouraging Bolshevism in Britain – a statement in the Times of 29th March 1919 said.. “of the 20 or 30 commissaries or leaders who provide the central machinery of the Bolshevik movement, not less than 75% are Jews… and among minor Soviet officials the number is legion” The latter is borne out by this writer’s own great grandfather’s brother, John Edward Greaves who for many years, before the revolution, lived in Berdiansk on the Sea of Azov, where he ran a successful business manufacturing agricultural equipment. He escaped to England in 1918 having lost everything, including most of his family. In a letter to a friend in Germany, in which he described the horrors of Bolshevik atrocities in Berdiansk, he noted “..the Red commissars are practically all young Jews.” Subsequently, the newspaper the American Hebrew reported on 10th Sept. 1920: “the Bolshevik revolution was the work of Jewish brains, of Jewish dissatisfaction, of Jewish planning whose goal is to create a new world order…”. 
Bringing matters up to date, in the U.S. Jews make up 3% of the population, yet they are said to occupy about 90% of the top administrative positions in central government. In Britain they account for just 0.5% of the population. In the western world as a whole, they are disproportionately represented in media corporations, the major publishing houses particularly, and other substantial key business interests, including banking. There is nothing wrong with this state of affairs in itself – after all, if they have the skills and ability, it is perfectly reasonable that they should hold these posts - but what is crucial is the extent to which such positions are occupied by those who would pursue an elite Zionist agenda. However it is a fact that the professional Jewish Israeli lobby in America is huge in size and is a powerful even dominant factor in American politics. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is said to be the largest foreign lobby in Washington and fourth most powerful lobby in the country. Other groups also include the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs and the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America. These groups are essentially Zionist, and through Jewish interests having large stakes in media giants like the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek Magazine, Time-Warner-AOL and their CNN news network, they have a high level of control over the dissemination of news in the United States.
One could say that all this accords with the plan set out in the Protocols. Protocol 11.8 says: “God has granted to us his chosen people the gift of the dispersion, and this, which appears in all eyes to be our weakness, has come forth all our strength which has now brought us to the threshold of sovereignty over all the world..” Through the network of business interests especially banking, it is clear that Zionism can at least influence if not dictate much of what will happen economically and politically in the world today. The currency raids led by Jewish speculator George Soros in 1997, which led to the collapse of many of the economies of far eastern nations, caused Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammed to make a public outburst that his country’s prosperity had been deliberately wrecked by international Zionist speculators. In the west, Soros is often presented as a great philanthropist – in reality a case of “robbing Peter to pay Paul”? Soros has since been confronted by angry demonstrators when visiting the far east. This must indeed be the most powerful and influential ethnic minority group the world has ever known. Yet it is no longer acceptable in the west for such matters to be raised and discussed, and indeed in practice it is almost impossible to do so. Anyone who does is immediately branded as racist and anti-semitic. This was well illustrated only recently, when investigative journalist John Pilger wrote an article that appeared in the New Statesman on 10/1/02. In it, he was highly critical, first of increasing British government support for Ariel Sharon’s Zionist project and the current onslaught against the Palestinian people, secondly a failure on the part of the British media to report on this impartially, and thirdly the appointment by Tony Blair, of Lord Levy, a wealthy Jewish businessman with close family ties to the Israeli establishment, as his “special envoy” to the middle east. The response was immediate with a Jewish group calling itself “Action against Anti-Semitism” occupying the offices of the New Statesman in protest, and a vitriolic attack on Pilger appearing in Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper, accusing him of bringing comfort to the enemies of Brtiain, America and Israel. Murdoch, although not Jewish, has always been a fervent supporter of Zionism. The New Statesman editor ended up printing a grovelling apology for publishing the article saying he “got it wrong” and pointing out that New Statesman vigorously opposes racism. All this highlights the problem of how anti Zionism and anti-Semitism are presented as one and the same thing, when this is absolutely not the case, and nothing serves the Zionist cause more effectively than the failure to make this vital distinction, as the Pilger debacle so clearly illustrates. The term “anti-Semitic” was coined in the late 19th century. It is actually an absurdity because it is the Arabs who are a Semitic race – the only Jews today who can claim to be Semitic being the small percentage who share a common ancestry with the Arabs – sometimes referred to as oriental Jews. Nevertheless “anti-Semitic” has become the phrase that is used to frighten Jews and intimidate everyone else. Giving the impression today that somehow there is a revival of the old suspicions and dislike of Jews that became quite widespread across parts of pre war Europe, today serves to provide in many quarters, unwitting and unquestioning Jewish solidarity behind the Zionist elite.
In spite of everything that is written in this section, what must be remembered is that the vast majority of Jews whether in Israel or elsewhere, are ordinary folk like anyone else. They just want to get on with their lives in peace, provide for themselves and their families, have financial security and get some enjoyment out of life. They far outnumber those who would pursue power and control. However the question remains - does a Zionist Jewish elite set the global agenda and manipulate global events accordingly? Some people believe that Zionism is confined to an aggressive policy intent on maintaining and expanding the state of Israel, in which only Jews enjoy full rights of citizenship and others – Arabs in particular - are treated as inferior. However, as this cannot be achieved without the active support of the US, this requires that Zionists or Zionist sympathisers occupy as many influential posts in the US government as possible, and ensuring that the media is generally supportive. This is most certainly the case, because there’s little doubt when it comes to US foreign policy especially in the middle east, Israel often seems to be the tail that wags the dog. Influencing or controlling US policy is vital to Zionist power – these people both inside and outside Israel realise that, with Russia and Europe having ceased to be world powers, the US is now the sole superpower - and can do more or less as it wants. Control the US and you are not far off controlling the world…
However, being seen to act alone is not good even for the all powerful US – a staunch ally such as Britain is vital – so, albeit to a lesser extent, the same Zionist influence is hard at work here as well. Israel Shamir in an article entitled “Chosen and Choosing” writes as follows: “..The elevation to be a peer of the realm of that man-eating ogre, the pillar of the Tories, Conrad Black, friend of Pinochet, Sharon and Thatcher, husband of Barbara Amiel, the owner of the Daily Telegraph and numerous other newspapers, is a proof of the influence and infectious nature of the malady. And what of Labour? Another freshly minted lord, Michael Levy, also a friend of Sharon, is the grey eminence behind Prime Minister and US envoy plenipotentiary, Tony Blair. A fervent Zionist, Levy was the man who effectively made Tony Blair Prime Minister. He found youthful Tony, managed his election campaign and brought him to power. Blair made Levy his special envoy to the Middle East, but Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook blocked Levy’s attempts to re-Zionize British policy. He even refused to give the freshly knighted Levy a room with a secretary in the Foreign Office. It was short-sighted of Cook, who had annoyed Israelis on previous occasions as well. After Blair’s re-election in 2001, Cook received the boot, and Sir Michael was elevated to the peerage…”
However there is always the danger of over simplification. The fact is that when it comes to the global agenda contained in the Protocols, others have clearly endorsed it and put it into practice – for example those who have controlled the expanding corporate military industrial complex of the 20th. century. Although Jews are involved especially in banking, many of these big players are not Jewish. This is essentially an Anglo-American axis of corporate and political power of which families like Bush and Rockefeller are good examples. These sorts of people dominate gatherings such as Bilderberg and the World Economic Forum. This western axis, according to King and Beveridge writing in “Princess Diana – the Hidden Evidence”, has its roots in the power of the Christian church and can ultimately be traced back via the Roman Catholic church to the Roman Empire. In our complex modern world, the likelihood is that two or more groups vie for power. Corporate interests, banking interests and Zionist interests all overlap. The state of Israel, in spite of its religious fanatics who are only a minority, actually represents the intrusion of secular western interests, values and lifestyle into the heart of the Arab world. Theodor Herzl, founder of the Zionist movement, rallied Jews to form “ a wall of defence for Europe in Asia, an outpost of civilisation against barbarism”. It has divided and distracted Arab countries, which might otherwise have presented a stronger more united front against western corporate interests. Israel Shamir refers to the two headed monster of globalisation and Zionism. They will unite against a common foe – the perfect example today being the Arabs and the Islamic world. Islam is the one religion that is still very hostile to a money system based on usury, and the Arabs of course are sitting on the world’s largest oil fields. The important feature of the Protocols is the content perhaps, rather than exactly who wrote them. A truly successful conspiracy must remain hidden if it is to succeed – the Protocols themselves state as much. That is the nature of conspiracy - it can be very difficult to prove. Authors such as Robin Ramsay understandably want to deal with conspiracy facts – but conspiracies by their very nature are not always very obliging in providing hard evidence. However that is no reason for simply writing off the Protocols as a fake. Even if the Elders of Zion are as elusive as the Illuminati, the Brotherhood, the Olympians, the Committee of 300 etc. one only has to examine the world of today to see the extent to which the Protocols agenda has materialised. In reality they represent the perfect agenda for any cabal seeking to dominate the world.….