Mussolini’s Secret: Did “Il Duce” Betray Hitler?

Il Duce was full of himself.

When assessing Italy’s role in World War II, fake historians and real historians both agree on one thing: the adventures of Benito Mussolini cost Germany dearly. We’ll review the blunders and how they weighed on Germany shortly; but first, a piece of data which we just recently discovered at establishmentarian  ForeignPolicy.com. The item, dated October 14, 2009, was titled Benito Mussolini: British Secret Agent. An excerpt:

“It is fall 1917 in Italy. World War I rages; in late October the German army gasses the Italians to defeat in the Battle of Caporetto. Hyperinflation and food shortages cripple the economy, and suddenly a large number of Italians don’t see the point of fighting anymore. At the same time, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize St. Petersburg and the allies see that soon they will lose a key partner in the war. …. no more Russian-British alliance. And now Britain  is looking at losing another ally, Italy.

Enter Sir Samuel Hoare, the man in Rome for British counter-intelligence. He is charged with keeping the Italian front fighting, and he quickly finds an ambitious newspaper editor to help him with the task, Benito Mussolini. This is the story Cambridge historian Peter Martland tells after uncovering documents proving the relationship.

Yes, MI5 paid Il Duce *£100 a week to keep the fighting spirit alive and well in Italy.

*Editor’s Note: Mamma Mia! That’s $8,000 weekly in today’s US Dollars, and that’s based on phony inflation numbers. So it’s probably about $20,000 weekly!

He did this through his newspaper as well as through his gang of armed thugs who bludgeoned peace protesters into staying home. …. Mussolini, 34 at the time, received the exorbitant salary for at least a year, according to Martland.

“I suspect that Mussolini, who was a noted womanizer, also spent a good deal of the money on his mistresses,” Martland said.

After Mussolini’s brief stint as a British agent, he rose to power and became the dictator of Italy. He met Hoare again when the two signed the Hoare-Laval pact that gave Italy control of present-day Ethiopia and Eritrea.” (emphasis added)

* Editor’s Note: The British government soon withdrew the plan, and Hoare resigned. In early 1936 Italy began a new, larger advance into Ethiopia, using poison gas. In his memoirs, Hoare noted the killing of the Hoare–Laval Pact, pushed Italy closer to Germany.

So then, the post-World War I rise and rise of the young, ambitious Mussolini from womanizing 34-year-old newspaper editor working for British war aims, to appointed Prime Minister at age 39, to supreme dictator dubbed “Il Duce” (1925) at just 42, was “made in London.” Interesting, and frankly, borderline treasonous because it means that he worked to keep Italy in the war for Britain’s interests, even if he himself somehow believed he was acting in Italy’s. And what’s really astonishing is that this bit of data was not unearthed until 2009, only 3 years before your favorite historian here (who knew nothing about this until now!) had penned the first draft manuscript of The Bad War, in which Mussolini’s costly misadventures in WW 2 were reviewed.

The Guardian (UK) // 2009

Now, let’s fast forward to World War II and review how Mussolini’s blunders severely hindered Hitler’s war efforts and may have cost Germany an opportunity to win the war in 1941 or 1942, before the Soviets (with massive US weapons aid) could regroup and rebuild, and before the Americans could arrive and deploy to save the day for the ALL LIES.

TIMELINE OF KEY EVENTS

May 1940: Neutral Italy, via its Ambassador to the UK, offers to broker a peace deal between Germany and the UK. Some in the British War Cabinet are interested in hearing a proposal. But Churchill, who surely must know that Mussolini had been made by British Intel, will have none of it.

June 5 – June 8, 1940: The Germans have already completed the heavy lifting of winning the land-based war in the West. The retreating British are high-tailing it out of Europe from Dunkirk. And France, much to Churchill’s consternation, is poised to negotiate a surrender as Marshal Phillipe Petain prepares to take power in France.

June 10, 1940: After having remained neutral, and just weeks after cordially dealing with the British, Mussolini — acting on his own initiative and independent of the German campaign — declares war on France and Great Britain. This stab-in-the-back invasion at the Alps (which pissed away the lives of 1,000 Italian soldiers just to conquer 13 small villages!) causes tremendous resentment among the already-defeated French. North Africa now opens up as a theater of war as Italy and Britain both have a presence there (as does defeated France).

July 3, 1940: The British attack the French naval base at Mers El Kébir — killing 1,300 French sailors and damaging / destroying 3 battleships and 2 destroyers. Churchill then claims that the pretext for this dastardly deed was to stop the victorious Germans from seizing the vessels of French navy.

Summer, 1940: The Italians struggle against the superior British in North Africa. Mussolini appeals to Hitler for help and that’s how Germany’s costly involvement with the Africa Korps under the leadership of Erwin Rommel began in 1941.

* Editor’s Note: In the alternative news & history community, Hitler is often criticized for having graciously allowed 300,000 British troops to safely evacuate from the shores of Dunkirk. The Germans would later have to fight these very same men in North Africa. In Hitler’s defense, he had no way of knowing that Mussolini, just one week after the end of the Dunkirk boat-lift, would suddenly and dishonorably abandon his neutrality and declare war against the already defeatedAllies — and then proceed to make such a mess in North Africa.

October, 1940: Against Hitler’s wishes, Mussolini, having already inflamed Africa and now occupying Albania, invades Greece in what will bog down into an even more disastrous military campaign. Mussolini’s war will cost the Italians 14,000 killed and 25,000 missing. In his private diary, one of his own generals recorded his disgust with Il Duce’s recklessness (here). Churchill uses this event as a pretext to offer military assistance to the Greeks — which would entail a renewed British presence on the European mainland via “the soft underbelly of Europe.”

* Editor’s Note: Mussolini had been wrongly informed that bribes paid to key Greek politicians and generals to not resist the Italian invasion would be enough to assure an easy conquest. Was British Intel feeding him the same “cakewalk” lie fled to aggressor Poland in 1939?

April, 1941: To block the British from setting up military action in Europe, Hitler —  who had earlier sought to mediate a peace between Italy and Greece — has no choice but to bailout his Italian “ally” (again) and thus thwart the British advance by subduing Greece. As is the ongoing case in North Africa, valuable manpower and resources are thus diverted and valuable time is lost because Hitler’s preemptive invasion of the Soviet Union has to be postponed by two months. The lost months could have been enough to finish off the Soviet Union in 1941, before the winter pause arrived.

* Editor’s Note: The Germans were also forced to invade Yugoslavia at this time because British Intel had engineered a coup which installed an anti-German government.

June 22, 1941: 
Having lost two months and being spread thin in North Africa and southern Europe, Hitler launches the necessary invasion of the Soviet Union just in the nick of time. Operation Barbarossa is a stunning success for the Germans, but the lost time and resources enabled Stalin to barely hang on until the brutal winter of 1941 set in and stalled the advance. That allowed the Soviets to regroup and, with US help, rearm in 1942. Oh what have been had the Germans not lost all that time and all that firepower in 1941!

November, 1942: The Joint American & British Operation Torch launches in November 1942. Stalin now has the “Second Front” that he had been openly pleading for to relieve pressure on the Red Army by diverting German forces to North Africa. After a slow start by the allies, General George Patton is brought in to win North Africa. Now the Germans really have problems! Half the German transport planes that were needed to supply the encircled Axis forces at Stalingrad will eventually be tied up supplying the German and Italian armies in North Africa. And it was all because Mussolini picked a fight he couldn’t win against Britain in Africa.

Summer, 1943: After winning Africa, it was a short hop to Sicily and then onto the Italian mainland for the ALL LIES. It was through Italy, not Normandy (1944), that the Allies will establish their first true presence on the European mainland — through which they began tightening the noose on Germany from the South (and later, the West) — all while diverting German power away from the Russian front. Again, none of this happens if Mussolini had not declared war on France & Britain AFTER Germany had already secured Western Europe.

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No doubt about it, Italian debacles in Africa and Greece came at a heavy cost for Germany to fix. In addition to the damage caused to the German war effort overtly, certain events that might have happened didn’t happen because of Mussolini. By abandoning Italy’s neutrality and attaching himself to Hitler’s hip the way he did, it made it politically impossible for Petain’s France (which was really done dirty by Mussolini) to join Germany in protecting Northern Europe from Allied invasion. Whatever French resentment the anti-communist French had toward Britain for its treacherous attack at Mers El Kébir, was offset by Italy’s stab-in-the-back just one month earlier. Hitler’s idea of rallying the North Africans and Arabs against the British colonialists could have worked as well, but not with poison gas man of Ethiopia attached to him. Oh what might have been if not for blundering Benito!

NYT // JUNE 10, 1940
NY TIMES // October 29, 1940
NY TIMES // October 31, 1940
NY TIMES // April 6, 1941
NY TIMES // July 10, 1943
NY TIMES // September 5, 1943

The disillusioning (for me) 2009 discovery of Mussolini having served as a paid agent of the British during World War I not only tells us A LOT about his ambition and his flawed character; but it leads us to this very logical and rational question: With this bit of dirt hanging over his head — this old skeleton hiding in his closet — might British Intelligence — partly with a carrot and partly with a stick — have reactivated the ambitious egoist which they made into “Il Duce?” Following is a plausible THEORY — for which there is no hard evidence (at this time) but for which proof may surface from the bowels of some dusty archive one day — just like the amazing find of 2009.

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Hitler controls the continent and the British are worried that Germany may invade their island if they refuse to make peace. Mussolini, through his ambassador to the UK, conveys a peace offer from Hitler, which Churchill will kill. The British then reactivate their old asset.

The Island of Britain needs a land presence somewhere in order to confront the Germans directly, and, more importantly, secure a staging ground for the inevitable entry of the United States into the war, and an invasion into the southern “soft underbelly of Europe.” To that end, the ego-maniac Mussolini (who was always jealous of Hitler and talked behind his back) is once again bought — not with money this time — but with the promise an expanded African Empire (paired with a disclosure of the bribes he accepted during World War I!).

This is very similar to how Tsarist Russia was induced into the pre-WWI British-French Alliance in 1907 — with the secretive empty promise of Constantinople (Istanbul) being returned to eastern Christendom’s control….or, more recently, how the mad Marshal Edvard Rydz Smigly of expansionist-minded Poland was manipulated into picking a fight with Germany in 1939. Standard British foreign policy for centuries!

The British know that a stab-in-the-back of France by Mussolini will make a French-German alliance impossible. His opening of hostilities against Britain in Africa is a fake war with real casualties on both sides; but what would the lives of enlisted men ever mean to men like Churchill and Mussolini anyway? They die for the cause of Italian Empire. The trap works and the Germans are drawn into the quicksand of Africa.

An Italian invasion of Greece is also needed to provide a pretext for diverting more German resources and manpower there; and to finally give the British a Europe-based land opening. “Benny, our dear old friend. Thanks for your help in Africa. As a show of our appreciation, we’ll let you take Greece and control the Mediterranean Sea. Our sources us tell us that the pathetic Greeks won’t even put up a fight, as long as you bribe them. You’ll be the second coming of Julius Caeser!”  Mussolini — who is expecting a “cakewalk” in Greece (as Rydz Smigly had been led to believe with respect to attacking Germany in 1939) takes the bait and reaps the whirlwind.

And what about the subsequent British crippling of the Italian fleet at Taranto, later that same year; and the savage Allied bombardment and invasion of Italy; and the eventual toppling (July 1943); and brutal “dead-men-tell-no-tales” killing (1945) of Mussolini and his mistress by Allied-controlled “partisans?” Well, that’s the same type of “double cross” that the Brits did to the Tsar after they reneged on taking Constantinople; and the same “double cross” that they did to Rydz Smigly when they refused to help after he was tricked into starting the war in 1939, and then invaded by Germany from the West and the Soviet Union from the east. Standard British foreign policy — and there wasn’t a darn thing the already compromised fool could ever have done about it. British Intel had their ambitious ex-Italian newspaper man by “i 
cuglione” (the balls) all along.

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Far fetched? Before learning that newspaper man Mussolini accepted BIG MONEY from British Intel to propagandize his war weary countrymen into remaining immersed in the WW1 bloodbath (1.1 million dead Italians, military & civilian), I would probably not have entertained this idea. But in light of this new data, anything is possible. Legendary historian Edward Gibbon taught us: “History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.” — And indeed it is. In any event, both for his acceptance of British bribes and his stupendous “blundering” in World War II — we can no longer honor Il Duce, in spite of his anti-communism and other laudable domestic achievements.

Oh if only I could get unlimited access to the secret archives of British Intel!

To what lengths would “Caesar” Mussolini have gone to restore “the glory of the Roman Empire?” Could he have betrayed the honorable (to a fault) Hitler — who he was privately jealous of? Men of such ego and ambition can be easy pickings for the British and their Jewish senior partners.

Remembering Devious Despicable Drew Pearson

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Drew Pearson, the Muckraking Journalist With the Bully Pulpit.

Back in the days when newspapers ruled, nationally syndicated political columnist Drew Pearson ranked first among all journalistic jackals for his influence on public opinion. Pearson’s “Washington Merry-Go-Round” appeared daily from late 1932 until his death in 1969.  During that time, the gutter-dwelling, left-wing libeler helped to shape history, though not in a good way. According to his one-time writing partner, Jack Anderson, Pearson used journalism as a weapon against those he hated. When Pearson had to choose between a story’s fairness and accuracy or his desire to trash an American patriot / conservative, Pearson always attacked.

* PEARSON vs DOUGLAS MACARTHUR 

In May 1934, Pearson published a hit piece accusing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Douglas MacArthur of “dictatorial, insubordinate, disloyal, mutinous and disrespectful” actions during the crackdown on the 1932 Communist-led “Bonus March” in Washington DC — so named because  a bunch of World War I vets demanded their bonuses 13 years early. MacArthur had broken up the Marxist-led mob of 45,000 by force — using tear gas and tanks commanded by General George Patton. Enraged by Pearson’s claims, MacArthur sued Pearson — which must have scared Pearson because he would not have been able to prove his false claims against MacArthur. After a Democrat Congressman informed Pearson of an alleged affair that the general had with a Filipino actress, Pearson used that bit of dirt as a threat to force MacArthur to withdraw his action.

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Pearson’s scandalous Washington Merry-Go-Round’ spewed vicious attacks at the nation’s leading anti-Communists.
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Gen. Douglas MacArthur
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When MacArthur put down the Communist-backed “Bonus Army” occupation of Washington in 1932, he became the number # 1 enemy of the Reds and Globalists. Pearson led the attacks.

PEARSON AND WORLD WAR II

After FDR had deliberately-induced the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Pearson — eager to see the US come to the rescue of the Soviet Union — reported that 90% of the US ships docked there were destroyed. In reality, about 30% were destroyed. Typical Pearsonism.

During the first few years of America’s involvement in World War II, Pearson, although a Roosevelt-lover, criticized FDR’s conduct of the war. As a supporter of the Soviet Union, Pearson was frustrated with the delay in creating a second front in Europe to take some of the pressure off of his beloved Soviets. He complained that the Soviet Union was being “bled white” by the lack of a second front. Pearson’s chief “aide” during this time period was David Karr, a disgraced former employee at the WW2 propaganda agency, OWI (Office of War Information). Karr (born “Katz) was not only a supporter of various communist front groups; he was also a former employee of the Communist newspaper, The Daily Worker and evidently Pearson’s assigned handler — (one under every rock!).

  • PEARSON vs GEORGE PATTON

After a front was opened up in Africa — then southern Italy — in 1943, Pearson redirected his filth toward the legendary anti-Communist American general — George S. Patton. Pearson, having been fed information by his Communist friend — Ernest Cuneo, the OSS (CIA forerunner) — breathlessly broke the story of Patton’s slapping of Jewish shirker-soldier, Charles Kuhl, for having checked himself into a medical facility for “bad nerves.” Demands for Patton to be recalled and sent home soon arose among certain Communists in Congress as well as in newspaper editorials across the country. You see, though the commies wanted to win the war against Hitler– they also dreaded the idea of a formidable anti-Communist like Patton becoming a living legend which they would have to contend with later on. However, public opinion favored Patton. While he was later reassigned, he was not relieved; and would later, out of necessity, take command the U.S. Third Army. It was left to the OSS (with Eisenhower’s cooperation) to murder Patton soon after the war had ended in 1945.

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Frustrated with the US pace of early deployment, Joe Stalin, the Communist Daily Worker and Drew Pearson all advocated for an immediate “second front” to relieve German pressure on of the Red Army in the East. 
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Officially, Jewish Communist David Karr was Pearson’s “aide.” In reality, he was Pearson’s Soviet handler. 
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The attacks on Patton were engineered by Karr (formerly of The Daily Worker) and fed to Pearson.

* PEARSON vs JAMES FORRESTAL

In the late 1940s, Pearson made false allegations against the anti-Communist Secretary of Defense James V. Forrestal. Pearson told his associate Jack Anderson that he believed Forrestal was “the most dangerous man in America.”  He hounded the honorable Forrestal, insinuating that he was guilty of corruption, without ever providing any detailed allegations of wrongdoing. The lowest blow came in 1949, when Pearson wrote that Forrestal had once run away during a holdup — leaving his wife behind defenseless!

After the end of the war, Pearson began citing “anonymous sources” questioning Forrestal’s mental condition. He unrelentingly continued his attacks on Forrestal, both in columns and radio broadcasts, and he berated President Truman for not firing  him. Truman then asked for Forrestal’s resignation. After Forrestal’s “suicide” in May 1949 (caused by a fall from a 16th-floor window of the Bethesda Naval Hospital), Pearson wrote that Forrestal suffered from “paranoia” and had attempted suicide on four previous occasions. The claim was completely contradicted by the testimony of Forrestal’s attending physicians. Many in DC blamed the “suicide” on Pearson’s attacks.

* PEARSON vs JOSEPH McCARTHY

We all know the story of how Communism suddenly exploded across Europe and Asia, and entrenched itself in America, during the years following World War II. When the great Senator Joseph McCarthy launched his investigations into this post-war treason of both foreign and domestic affairs, he became Pearson’s ultimate nemesis .

In 1950, Pearson began attacking McCarthy after the Senator had declared that he had a list of 205 people in the State Department that were members of the American Communist Party. McCarthy counter-attacked Pearson, calling for a “patriotic boycott” of his radio show which cost Pearson the sponsor. Twelve newspapers also cancelled their contract with Pearson. McCarthy referred to Pearson’s aide, David Karr, as his “KGB handler” — a fact later confirmed by the 1994 declassification of the “Venona Intercepts.”

In December 1950 McCarthy and Pearson were involved in a brawl at the Sulgrave Club in Washington, D.C. The two men had traded insults over dinner. Later on, when Pearson went to the cloak room, he was grabbed from behind, spun around, slapped, choked and kneed in the groin by McCarthy. As the fight was broken up by a young Senator Richard Nixon (R-CA), Pearson ran away like the cowardly shit he was. McCarthy then said to Nixon “You shouldn’t have stopped me Dick.”

After McCarthy began investigating communist infiltration into the military, President Dwight Eisenhower instructed his minions to cooperate with the Communist Pearson in taking down McCarthy. The investigation stopped after 1954 and McCarthy, like Forrestal, died mysteriously in 1957 — like Forrestal, at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

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The writer of this Slimes book review, as well as the Fake Historians who have written about Pearson, unanimously (and out of necessity) all concede  that Pearson played fast and loose with the truth. But the general spin is that although his methods weren’t always professional, he was serving a higher cause. The close of this article sums it up:

“When Pearson died, this newspaper (NY Times) editorialized about his “pugnacity,” “vindictiveness” and “irresponsibility.” But it also lauded his “fearless dedication to the belief that the independent and resourceful reporter is the indispensable guardian of good government.”

Unlike those of many historical figures, Drew Pearson’s contradictions were pretty well understood even in his own time.”

In other words, if you’re a Marxist / Globalist, then sleazy shoddy, slanderous journalism is forgivable. The ends justify the means.

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Communist, Globalist and Zionist Jews all hated the Irish-Catholic anti-Communist James Forrestal.

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Joe McCarthy outed both Karr and Pearson as traitors, and history has proven his assertions about Karr being a Soviet agent to be correct.

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It’s no surprise that scum like LBJ and the ageing Pearson got along.