All in the Family: The Real Syndicate
Why, if so much detailed evidence on the world narcotics traffic
exists in the public record or in the files of law enforcement
agencies, has this picture remained hidden for so long? The answer
put forward at the outset was that the "Purloined Letter" principle
is in effect: the Hong Shang and other top traffickers who mingle
freely in the business world were designed specifically to hide
the drug trade behind a facade of legitimate finance. At bottom,
that fraud may deceive the general public, but it could not—by
itself—hold professional investigators at bay indefinitely. The more
important answer lies deeper.
The answer takes the reader behind the corporate board rooms and
precious metal exchanges to the inner life of the British elite.
What we now present would be easier to explain in the format of
fiction than of fact: the entire world drug traffic has been run by
a single Family since its inception. That statement applies not
merely to growing and distribution, but to political, intelligence,
and ideological support as well. We will sketch out the animal in
this section and in the accompanying chart.
Popular accounts of the Italian organized crime families, or
their counterparts in the Jewish and expatriate Chinese banking
groups, give the reader a starting point whence to look at Great
Britain's oligarchy. Britain's elite, in a superficial sense, runs
along lines not much different from the organized crime families.
The Keswick family of Jardine Matheson, the Inchcape family of the
Peninsular and Orient Steamship Co., the Russells, the Dukes of
Sutherland and Elgin, appear and reappear in this account, from the
first Opium War to the directors' lists of the most prominent
The same interbreeding dynasty controls every major
bank, mining, and transportation company in London, including the HongShang, Jardine Matheson, Barclays Bank, Anglo-American
Corporation, N.M. Rothschild, and Lazard Freres. As we will show,
their cousins and in-laws also control Britain's political and
intelligence establishments, and have done so throughout the entire
time-frame of this report.
After a more careful look, however, the "Mafia" image turns out to
be something like a pornographic negative: the Italian, Jewish,
Ch'ao Chou Chinese, and other ethnic minorities that figure in
aspects of the narcotics traffic are fitting allies of the British
oligarchy because their tight-knit family networks parallel it. But
the British dynasty is deeper, more sinister than that. The dynasty
enjoys such power in Britain that a favored nephew can clear opium
shipments through Hong Kong, while an uncle clears payments through
a big London bank, a second cousin expedites necessary gold
shipments through the Hong Kong market, and an in-law in British
intelligence reassures the American drug enforcement authorities.
To call this a "conspiracy" would abuse the meaning of the term.
Under examination is a dynasty that has controlled Britain for
hundreds of years, enjoys virtually all major positions of corporate
and political power, and believes that making events happen from
behind the scenes is as natural and ordinary as afternoon tea. When
the chairmen of the boards of Britain's leading banks, trading
houses, and mining companies show up at the same weddings and
christenings (and bar mitzvahs) as the chiefs of British
intelligence and various government ministries, there is no need for
the formal trappings of conspiracy.
Conspiratorial rituals are useful to bind together secret societies composed
of otherwise unorganized individuals. But it doesn't work that way
at the top. In a frank discussion, a Lazard Freres partner who is
quite active in the Royal Institute of International Affairs
"You seem to think that a group of men meets secretly in
a room somewhere to hatch plots about this or that. I can assure you
that it doesn't work that way!"
The British gentleman is entirely within his rights. Like the
HongShang Bank itself, the British oligarchy is so much part of the
bedrock of events that it does not need to act in conspiratorial
fashion: by its own self-description, it merely is, and always has
been. Its adherents have indulged in public self-examination only
under the protective coloring of fiction, e.g. a famous novel by a
member of one of the British secret societies, Bram Stoker's
secret society, the "Order of the Golden Dawn,"
more will be said below.
THE FAMILY RELIGION
The sinister element that sets the British oligarchy apart from the
popular image of the Mafia family is its unshakable belief that it
alone is fit to rule the world—the view reflected in Cecil Rhodes's
1877 Testament, cited in Section 7. Their religion is not the
Anglican Christianity they publicly profess, but a hodgepodge of
paganism, including satanic cults such as Theosophy and Rosicrucianism. The central, syncretic ideology of the oligarchy's
inner cult life is the revived Egyptian drug cult, the myth of Isis
and Osiris, the same anti-Christian cult that ran the Roman Empire.
And like the ancient Isis-worshipping Egyptian dynasties, the
British ruling family networks have maintained power for centuries
by keeping the secrets of their intrigues within the family.
The Isis cult also formed the core of Lord Palmerston's
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. As Prime Minister during both opium Wars,
Palmerston employed variants of this ideology to
spin a web of connections that stretched from the Order of Zion in
Romania to the Ku Klux Klan in the United States. Parts I and III
of this report document how Palmerston's Scottish Rite
engendered the subterranean world of drug-related mysticism,
and its various secret societies, including what the public now
calls "Organized Crime." (1)
The Cult of Isis, dredged up in modern format, was the official
ideology of leading British politicians, financiers, and literary
figures during the previous century. Its great public exponent was
the colonial secretary during the Second Opium War, Edward
Bulwer-Lytton, the author of The Last Days of Pompeii, which first
popularized the Isis cult, and the mentor of Cecil Rhodes's whole
generation of British imperialists.
The Royal Institute of International Affairs was the "secret
society" called for in Rhodes's will and is the body that provides
the command structure for the drug trade. But the Royal Institute
itself was founded by an even more secret group: the "Circle of
Initiates . . . devoted to the extension of the British Empire," in
the description of one of its historians. (2) The Circle of
Initiates included Lord Milner; Cecil Rhodes, the founder of
Britain's African mining empire; future prime minister Arthur
Balfour; Albert Grey; and Lord Rothschild.
All these men celebrated forms of the Isis cult. Their worldview
was largely designed by Britain's leading exponent of the Isis cult,
novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and his protégé John Ruskin.
Britain's High Priest of Isis, Bulwer-Lytton, was also the British
government's chief drug-runner.
The words of American Founding Father Tom Paine to characterize
British King George III, against whom America fought the
Revolutionary War, thus are highly appropriate:
"I rejected the
hardened, sullen-tempered Pharaoh of England forever . . . and
disdain the wretch."(3)
The beginning: the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem
The elite of the elite in Britain's secret dynastic life is Her
Majesty's Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem — the
"Christians who are not really Christians." (4) We have already
highlighted the Knights' prominence in the centers of the world
drug traffic: from the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank to the Canadian
Pacific in Vancouver to Barclays Bank in London.
Victoria reconstituted the Most Venerable Order in the 1880s as the
Protestant British branch of the Knights of Malta, our tale properly
begins much earlier with the original order of the Knights of St.
John, founded in Jerusalem in 1070. The order of St. John inherited
what British authors smirkingly call "the wisdom of the East" from
the Coptic. Gnostic, and Manichean networks of the Eastern
Mediterranean. The Order of St. John thus maintained direct
continuity with the ancient Cult of Isis.
However distant from the familiarity of the American reader, the
area we have entered must be viewed the way the families themselves
see it. The brooding evil of Walter Scott or Robert Louis Stevenson
romances, or their cheap Gothic novel imitations, gives the reader a
basis for insight into the inner history of the families, and the
need to begin with cobwebbed history in order to get to the bottom
of Dope, Incorporated.
To begin at the beginning: in the 14th century, the Order of St.
John's emergence in England was part of a project to annihilate its
humanist opposition, the Knights Templar. Total warfare had broken
out on the continent. The oligarchists in France and Italy, Philip
the Fair and Pope Clement V, slaughtered hundreds of Templars, and
burned the Templars' courageous Grand Master, Jacques de Molay, at
the stake in 1314.
A renegade group of Templars under the command of an
adventurous thug, King Robert Bruce, grabbed Scotland —
Europe's least civilized outpost — as an "offshore" stronghold,
as a form of insurance against their uncertain fortunes on the
King Robert Bruce is not only the spiritual
founder of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry but the direct
ancestor, by unbroken lineage, of all the men of evil in England
who figure in this report.
After the death of Jacques du Molay, some Scottish Templars... at
the instigation of Robert Bruce ranged themselves under the banners
of a New Order (The Royal Order of Scotland) instituted by this
prince... It is there
that we must seek the origin of the Scottish masonry. (emphasis
This statement by a leading historian of
the Masonic movement is the
standard interpretation of the origin of the Scottish rite.
The Family's Opium Wars
As the accompanying Family Tree (below images) indicates, there is a direct lineage
from the King Robert Bruce to the British officials who ran the
first opium wars against China. James Bruce, the 8th Earl of Elgin —
after supervising the Caribbean slave trade as Jamaican Governor
General from 1842-46 — was appointed Ambassador and Minister
Plenipotentiary to China from 1857 to 1861 — the period covering the
Second Opium War against China. His brother Frederick Bruce had been
Colonial Secretary at Hong Kong during the mopping-up operations
following the First Opium War and returned to China in 1857 to
assist his brother in delivering the British government's ultimatum
to the Chinese emperor. (6)
The British Dictionary of National Biography summarizes the Chinese
career of the elder Bruce succinctly:
In 1857 Elgin was sent as envoy to
China. On reaching Singapore he was met by letters from Lord
Canning informing him of the Indian mutiny, and urging him to
send troops to Calcutta and from the force which was to
accompany him to China. With this requisition he at once
complied, sending in fact the whole of the force, but he
proceeded himself to Hong Kong in the expectation that troops
would speedily follow...
He repaired to Calcutta... Later
in the year he returned to
China, fresh troops having been sent out (to replace those which had
been directed to India — ed.)... Canton was speedily taken and
some months later a treaty was made at Tientsin, providing, among
other matters, for the appointment of a British minister, for
facilities for British trade (i.e., opium — ed.)... and for a war
indemnity. (emphasis added)
Elgin returned to England in 1859.
In the following year he was again sent to China, the Emperor having
failed to ratify the treaty of Tientsin and having committed other
unfriendly acts. . . . The military opposition (to Elgin's mass
addiction policy — ed.) was not effective, but the Chinese resorted
to treachery. (Chinese forces killed some British troops enforcing
opium distribution — ed.). In retribution for this treacherous act,
the summer palace, the favorite residence of the Emperor at Peking,
was destroyed. A few days later the treaty of Tientsin was formally
The account concludes that Elgin's "letters show he was a man of
warm affections, eminently domestic, with very decided convictions
on religion. . . ."
Who was running England at the time?
The prime minister was the same
Lord Palmerston who turned the Scottish Rite into Britain's leading
cash-producing export product. The foreign secretary was Lord John
Russell, son of the 6th Duke of Bedford, and grandfather of
Britain's most dangerous 20th century intelligence operative —
Palmerston and Russell were relatives of the Bruce brothers, the
Elgin peerage, by marriage into the direct line of Order of St. John
control over England. The branch that encompasses Britain's two
leading cabinet ministers during the Second Opium War is the
Villiers line. The line began with George Villiers, who assisted
Robert Cecil and Edward Bruce in seizing the English throne for
another descendant of Robert Bruce — James I of Scotland — in 1603.
Lord Russell's daughter, Victoria, married into the Villiers family.
Russell's grandson, Bertrand, among his other covert operations,
maintained liaison with Chou En-lai throughout the postwar period on
behalf of British intelligence, at the height of the Anglo-Chinese
drug traffic. (9)
Even more significant is the third member of the London team during
the Opium Wars — Colonial Secretary Edward BulwerLytton, a
relation by marriage of the Duke of Wellington. His son married
Edith Villiers, of the same branch of the leading Order of St. John
The imperial cultists and opium
Bulwer-Lytton is best known to Americans through his 1838 novel,
Last Days of Pompeii, but he is also both the spiritual father of
the Rhodes-Milner secret societies and of Nazi fascism. A mystic and prenascent fascist, Bulwer-Lytton led the English Rosicrucians, a
branch of the Scottish Rite Masons headed by his Prime Minister
Unlike the comparatively closed members of the British elite around
him, Bulwer-Lytton was an outspoken exponent of the Isis cult, which
formed the subject of his famous novel. His popularized Isis myth
was the inspiration for an entire array of warped imitations.
Included among these was Helena Blavatsky's book, Isis Unveiled, and
her Theosophist cult. Theosophy was the Satanic bible of the mystic
secret societies, including Germany's "Thule" group, which produced
most of Hitler's SS. (10)
Another Bulwer-Lytton protégé was satanist
Aleister Crowley, of the
"Thule" group's equivalent in England, the "Isis-Urania Hermetic
Order of the Golden Dawn." Both of these groups traced their lineage
back to Palmerston's Scottish Rite Masons through Bulwer-Lytton.
Aleister Crowley was the tutor of Aldous Huxley, the prophet of mind
control, who later introduced the LSD cult into the United States
during the 1950s (see Part IV). (12)
Britain's imperial link to Nazi fascism is even more direct in the
case of Bulwer-Lytton's other published work. His novel Rienzi,
about the Knights of St. John, provided the text of Richard Wagner's
first opera. His 1871 novel,
Vril: The Power of the Coming Race,
contained virtually everything that Houston Stewart Chamberlain
later had to say on racial theory; Prof. Karl Haushofer, who ghost-wrote most of
Mein Kampf in Hitler's
prison cell 50 years later, named his first secret organization the
Bulwer-Lytton's Nazi German and British secret
societies met officially for the last time when Nazi minister Rudolf
Hess attempted to make contact in 1941 by flying to Britain.
Bulwer-Lytton directly influenced John Ruskin at Oxford University
and established the lineage that leads — through such names as
Milner and Rhodes — to the present-day Royal Institute of
Ruskin's students included Milner, Rhodes,
Albert Grey, and the future director of research for the IA,
Arnold Toynbee. Ruskin's inaugural speech at Oxford in 1870,
inspired by Bulwer-Lytton, left such an impression on Cecil Rhodes
that he carried a handwritten version of it with him until he died.
The speech — which set the tone for Rhodes's 1877 will quoted in
Section 7 — stated in part:
There is a destiny now possible to us — the highest ever set before
a nation, to be accepted or refused. We are still undegenerate in
race; a race mingled of the best northern blood... We are rich
in an inheritance of honor, which it should be our daily thirst to
increase with splendid avarice... (England) must found colonies
as fast and as far as she is able... seizing every piece of
fruitful ground she can set her foot on, and teaching these her
colonists that their... first aim is to advance the power of
England by land and sea... (14)
Bulwer-Lytton's son Edward Lytton was Viceroy and Governor-General
in India 1876-80. Two aspects of the younger Lytton's rule in India
are important to this report. First, Lytton supervised the single
greatest expansion period in the history of opium production in
British India. (15) As noted in Part I, Palmerston had set forth
this task as a means of compensating for Britain's industrial
decline relative to the United States. It was fitting that the son
of his former cabinet colleague and fellow cultist personally
carried out Palmerston's opium-expansion program.
Secondly, Edward Lytton's rule in India provided a home for the most
important of the crackpot cultists inspired by his father. Lytton
himself was the closest friend of Rudyard Kipling's parents, members
of the circle around A. P. Sinnett's Allahabad journal The Pioneer.
(16) The elder Bulwer-Lytton's follower Madame Blavatsky, of the
Theosophy Cult, appeared in India in 1879, and recruited A. P. Sinnett to her belief-structure. (17) Both
Kipling and Blavatsky
employed the swastika as their personal mystic symbol. From Kipling,
Blavatsky, Haushofer, and others, the swastika found its way into
the German cults that formed the core of later Nazism.
Kipling's last major official post was under press czar Lord
Beaverbrook at the wartime Propaganda Ministry; working side-by-side
with him was a relative of the Lyttons' by marriage, Sir Charles Hambro. Hambro went on to run Britain's dirty operations during
World War II as chief of the Special Operations Executive from 1942
onwards. Kipling also served as a trustee of the Rhodes Trust from
Kipling's cousin, Stanley Baldwin, was prime minister from
1923-29 and 1935-37; during his second tenure, the Baldwin government groomed Hitler as a "marcher lord" against the Soviet
Union, setting the stage for Munich 1938. (18)
Another well-known British literary figure, also with a
mystical bent, deserves mention in this context: Alfred, Lord
Tennyson. Tennyson married the niece of the 8th Lord of Elgin
(James Bruce), and remained a close personal friend of the
commander-in-chief of the Second Opium War. Tennyson was a
founding member of the Metaphysical Society, with Bulwer
Lytton's protégé John Ruskin, Lord John Russell's uncle Lord
Arthur Russell, future prime minister Arthur Balfour, and
Thomas Huxley. (19)
In 1880, the Metaphysical Society was
reorganized, and became the Aristotelian Society. Lord John
Russell's grandson Bertrand Russell became the Aristotelian
Society's President 1913-14 and 1935-37; one of his successors was
Sir Karl Popper. The Aristotelian Society remains the Apollonian
side of British intelligence's High Priesthood.
Tennyson's unambiguous endorsement of opium abuse was
expressed in his well-known poem,
"The Lotus Eaters":
Let us swear an oath, and keep it with an equal mind,
In the hollow Lotus-land to live and lie reclined,
On the hills like Gods together, careless of Mankind. (20)
Today's opium dynasty
The closing days of the Baldwin government and the opening days of
World War II are an appropriate place to pick up the contemporary
trail of the leading opium families — the Inchcapes and Keswicks.
In 1939 the creation of Britain's Ministry for Economic Warfare
offered a meeting place for the old families: Sir John Henry
Keswick, later the architect of the Peking Connection; Sir Mark
Turner, the current chairman of the old Matheson-Keswick firm Rio
Tinto Zinc; Gerald Hyde Villiers, a leading scion of the evil old
family; and John Kidston Swire, of the old Swire dope-trading
Starting from the Matheson family's role in the first Opium War and
tracing through to the World War II period and up to the present,
the fortunes of the Matheson and Keswick line of the dynasty run the
entire gamut of political developments surrounding the drug trade.
The Rio Tinto Zinc Company was founded in 1873 by James Sutherland
Matheson's nephew Hugh Matheson — taking the lineage of that firm
all the way back to the days of George III and the American
Revolution through then-Prime Minister Spencer Perceval. The younger
Matheson founded the firm with his uncle's opium profits and help
from the Schroeder banking family — who in 1931 funded
Bulwer-Lytton's ideological spawn Adolf Hitler. The Lyttons and
Mathesons are relatives by marriage, through the Villiers family and
the Sutherland family.
Hugh Matheson's successor at Rio Tinto Zinc in 1898 was J. J.
Keswick, a partner in the opium-running Jardine Matheson firm, and a
relative of the Mathesons by marriage through the Fraser family.
Apart from their leading role in Jardine Matheson, J. J.
Keswick's family had a leading role in the British governance of
the official opium trade. His cousin, William P. Keswick, was
British Consul-General in Hong Kong during the same years that
Edward Lytton, Governor-General in India, was expanding opium output
according to the Palmerston program.
William P. Keswick's son Henry Keswick, a past chairman of the
Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank at the height of its dope-trading glory,
had three sons: David, John H., and William J. David Keswick is
still among the largest shareholders and a partner of the London
merchant bank Samuel Montagu. Sitting with him on the board of
directors of Samuel Montagu is Rio Tinto Zinc's current chairman Sir
Mark Turner. Turner, as noted, also worked with brother Sir John
Henry Keswick in the Ministry of Economic Warfare. Later, John Henry
went on to the British embassy in Chungking, picking up the opium
trail where World War II had cut it off (see Section 7).
The third brother, Sir William Johnston Keswick, is the protagonist
of Section 8 dealing with Canada; as previously documented, Keswick
ruled the Shanghai Municipal Settlements at the height of Shanghai's
heroin traffic, and set up the first big heroin connection, via
intermediary Jacob "Yasha" Katzenberg (see Part III Section 1).
The family history of the Keswicks intersects the story of the
Russells, Villiers, and Bruces through their most senior political
operatives, notably Lord Milner. Milner, Cecil Rhodes's protege and
one of racist John Ruskin's early trainees, bridged the gap between
the establishment of the Rhodes Trust and the creation of the Royal
Institute of International Affairs in 1920. Milner became a director
of Rio Tinto Zinc in 1921, and served as chairman from 1922 until
his death in 1925.
More important, however, is Milner's joint work with the Keswick
family in setting forth the "geopolitical" policy than finds its
most succinct expression today in Britain's proposed alliance with
China against the Soviet Union. As documented above, that policy
includes a free hand for British drug-running.
This option first saw the light of day through the World War I
collaboration of Lord Milner, William Boyce Thompson, and wartime
British Commissioner in St. Petersburg, Frederick Lindley. During
his wartime mission to Russia, according to the History of the
London Times, a documentary source, Lord Milner
worked closely with Frederick Lrndley to install and then,
unsuccessfully, to maintain in power, Alexander Kerensky. (21) This
followed Britain's post-American-Civil War policy offostering a weak
and dependent Russia. Frederick Lindley was the grandfather of Henry NevilleLindley Keswick, who currently occupies the traditional
seats at the head of Jardine Matheson's directors and on the board
of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank.
The third member of the Milner
team, William Boyce Thompson, was the head of the Red Cross
delegation in Russia; the Red Cross is, officially, the "charitable"
side of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. (22) After the war,
Thompson, with funding from the Morgan bank, established the
Anglo-American mining firm in South Africa — which now controls 60
percent of world gold output outside the Soviet Union, and, through
its controlling interest in De Beers, virtually all the diamond
output (see Section 4). That is the origin of London's top-down
control over the precious metals and gems channels for laundering
To tie these strands back into the main line of the narcotics
traffic: Milner's hand-picked successor at Rio Tinto Zinc, whose
original mines were in Spain, was Sir Auckland Geddes. Geddes, who
ruled until 1952, was a sponsor of Francisco Franco's fascist coup
in Spain. (23)
His nephew, Ford Irvine Geddes, was a director and
then chairman from 1971-72 of the Inchcape family's huge shipping
complex, the P&O Steamship Company, which has shipped more opium
than any other entity in the world. One of P&O's officers, deputy
chairman Sir Eric Drake, is a close associate of Sir William
Johnston Keswick, also of the old Rio Tinto Zinc family (see Section
8). Drake and W. J. Keswick jointly control Canada's Hudson's Bay
Company, which established the rum-running routes from Canada into
the United States during Prohibition, together with the Bronfmans.
The old Inchcape family, whose current scion, the 3rd Earl of
Inchcape, still is chairman of the P&O Lines, is closely related to
the Matheson family of Jardine Matheson. The founder of Jardine
Matheson, James Sutherland Matheson, was the son of Katherine Mackay
and Donald Matheson; Mackay is the family name of the Earls of
Inchcape. The 3rd Earl, J. W. Mackay, is the
son of the 2nd Earl of Inchcape, who authored the infamous 1923
Inchcape Report, insisting that the opium trade must be maintained
to "protect the revenues" of the British Empire — despite the outcry
of the League of Nations.
Through the current Lord Inchcape, the old opium dynasty married
into the highest level of British banking. The afore-mentioned J. W.
Mackay of the P&O Lines married Aline Pease, his brother-in-law,
Richard T. Pease, has been the vice-chairman of Barclays Bank since
1970. Barclays Bank, as noted above, is the controlling institution
for the entire array of Israeli financial operations, through its
control over the current Japhet family bank — Charterhouse Japhet.
The current senior Japhet family member, Ernst Israel Japhet, is
now. the chairman of Israel's biggest commercial bank, Bank Leumi.
Barclays Bank controls outright Israel's second-largest commercial
bank, the Israel Discount Bank, also known as Barclays discount
Taking together the Inchcapes, Keswicks, Peases and related
families, control over London's banking establishment becomes a
swirl of intermarriages, to the point that the top London banks and
the scions of the drug trade appear as a single family entity,
rather than competing or even parallel institutions. For example,
the current deputy chairman of Inchcape and Co. — the family,
holding company that owns majority stock in the P&O Lines — is Sir
Hugh Mackay-Tallack. Mackay-Tallack is also the deputy chairman of
the Standard and Chartered Bank, the second-largest bank in the Far
East after the HongShang. The 3rd Lord Inchcape himself, J. W.
Mackay, is also a director of Standard and Chartered, along with
cousin Sir Hugh.
As the reader can judge from the chart, the Pease branch of the
Family is further closely related to:
The Schroeder Bank, whose chairman, the 10th Earl of Airlie, is the
brother-in-law of A. D. F. Lloyd, of the bank that bears his name.
Kuhn Loeb, whose leading partner was Otto Kahn; his granddaughter
is the wife of the 10th Earl of Airlie, the chairman of Schroeder
The family of Winston Churchill, whose mother-in-law is an Airlie
The Lazard group, related to the Churchills by marriage; Lazard
controls the London Financial Times, the Economist, Penguin books,
as well as one of Britain's top merchant banks.
It should be
remembered that the Lytton family and the Keswick family are related
to each other, via marriage through the Fraser family, whose current
leading member is deputy chairman of Lazard. The British and
American Hofjuden are represented at the borders of this complex. As
noted, the 10th Earl of Airlie married the granddaughter of Otto
Kahn, Capo of American Hofjuden; his sister, Margaret Ogilvie,
married into a branch of the dynasty
(see chart) that, in turn, married into the Rothschilds.
The Rothschilds were the first of a number of leading families to
come up the ladder through intermarriage with the leading families —
an award for special service to the British monarchy. Other
prominent examples are the Kennedys and Bronfmans. After a display
of Anglophilia during his tenure as America's Ambassador to the
Court of St. James, Joseph Kennedy achieved his ultimate
social-climbing ideal: his daughter Kathleen married the son of the
10th Duke of Devonshire. After their elevation to the status of
leading Hofjuden during the 1930s, the Bronfmans intermarried with
the French de Gunzberg family and the Belgian Lambert family (the
Belgian branch of the Rothschilds).
However, Edgar Bronfman's
attempt to wed Caroline Townshend, the direct descendant of the Lord
Townshend who precipitated the American Revolution through a tea
tax, came to naught. Shortly after their 1972 marriage, Edgar
Bronfman sued for divorce, on the grounds that the English
noblewoman had denied him connubial relations. Apparently, there are
limits to what the British families will suffer from social-climbing Hofjuden.
Few even among specialist readers will appreciate how many
significant historical and intelligence problems of the last hundred
years are clarified, in one degree or another, by this summary
description of the Family. Only a small portion of the names listed
on the chart, or their historical significance, has been presented
in this section.
Nonetheless, the point is irrevocably established
for the general reader that the
individuals named throughout this section are part of a single
family operation, whose members take critical roles in furthering
the opium trade, financing the opium trade, and directing the opium
trade — wherever the opium trade is a matter of public record. This
includes every crucial juncture of Dope, Incorporated: the period of
opium production expandion in India, the Opium Wars against China,
the Shanghai Connection of 1928, the Peking Connection of the World
War II period and after, and the Opium War against the United
The point is also indisputably established that this has been and is
the policy of the British government and, through the Most Venerable
Order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, the British
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