henrymakow.com — May 22, 2014
How the Illuminati goaded America into World War One
The Illuminati happily sacrifice Christians to advance the cause of war and world government. 1200 passengers and crew, including 128 Americans, were drowned.
by James Perloff
This year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. America’s entanglement in that war, like so many others, was engineered through a false flag.
In 1915, Britain was at war with Germany, but the U.S. was still neutral. On May 7, the Lusitania, a British ocean liner en route from America to England, was sunk by a U-boat. 128 Americans were among the dead. The 32,000-ton ship went down in just 18 minutes after a single torpedo hit. Survivors reported two explosions – a smaller one followed by an enormous one. The tragedy was publicly portrayed as wanton slaughter, and was the most important in a series of pretexts used to generate the eventual U.S. declaration of war.
• Germany’s U-boat campaign against British shipping was in retaliation for Britain’s naval blockade of Germany, which ultimately caused hundreds of thousands to die of starvation.
• U-boats initially observed “Cruiser Rules” established under international law: before sinking a merchant vessel, they would surface, and allow the ship’s crew to evacuate in lifeboats.