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.

Fake ‘Global Warming’ Agenda: Multiple Fires In Greece Linked To Arson, A Dozen Suspects Arrested

The fires that are currently raging in Greece, just like the ones in Australia from last year, have been set by arsonists, on a large scale. In Australia, at least 200 people have been arrested for deliberately starting the bushfires. In Greece, around a dozen suspected arsonists have been apprehended so far. But the media has conveniently ignored the truth, and instead pushed a fake narrative that advances the Green Agenda.multiple fires in greece linked to arson, a dozen suspects arrested

Picture of the fires that are currently raging in Greece, via Tovima.gr

Last year’s fires in Oregon have also been set by arsonists.

In California, there is solid evidence from weather radars, of non-conventional weapons being used to start the fires. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has also pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for sparking the state’s deadliest wildfire.

The media is largely ignoring all of the above, and is instead focusing on the lie that the fires are caused by manmade Global Warming, which has been disproved time and again by actual climate scientists.

The reason for pushing the lie of manmade Global Warming on this scale, is to prepare the world for the post-COVID Lockdowns, which will be linked to the Climate Agenda (of depopulation).

Multiple Fires In Greece Linked To Arson, Suspects Arrested

by Thomas Kissel

Multiple people have been linked to arson across Greece, as fires rage through nearly every region of the country. Two people were arrested in Agios Stefanos, where fires are still currently spreading. The suspects were apprehended by the bridge of Agios Stefanos on Athinaias Street with a can of gasoline.

The suspects were unable to offer an explanation for why they had the gasoline and were escorted to the State Security. One suspected attempted to convince the authorities he was a volunteer firefighter.

Before this incident a man was arrested in Kalamata for intentional and continuous arson. His case will be brought to the prosecutor on Saturday.

A 60-year-old man has been arrested in Fokida on similar charges.

Authorities have also detained a suspect in Ilia who is currently undergoing interrogation from the fire brigade.

Arson Is Taking Place Across Greece

A woman attempted arson in the Pedion tou Areos neighborhood of Athens twice this afternoon. The woman was arrested and is currently being interrogated by the Kypseli Police Department.

Giorgios Patoulis, the current prefect of the Attica region, addressed the arson attempts in Athens, saying that:

“It is particularly worrying that an attempt was made to set fire to the heart of Athens, in our park. We must all be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. I warmly thank the executives of the fire brigade and the Attica Region who intervened immediately. The fire was brought under control before it spread.”

The attempted arson was witnessed by Elias Marosoulis, the owner of the Alsos theater located in Pedion tou Areos. Marosoulis, speaking to protothema.gr, said that the arsonist threw a towel soaked in gasoline into the entrance of the Aliki theater. Maosoulis acted fast with other witnesses to subdue the fire before firefighters arrived, who then completely extinguished the fire.

One Twitter user posted an image of the suspect from Pedion tou Areos as she was apprehended on August 7:

In Theologos, where five attempts of arson have been made in the past few days, mayor Thanassis Zekentes said in a statement that:

“It will last for days because [Theologos] is a place with a dense pine forest and unfortunately there are not enough Fire Brigade forces since they are scattered in so many other areas.”

Deputy Regional Governor of Ilia Vassilis Giannopoulos believes that various fire fronts in the region are the product of a deliberate arson plan.

Social media users across the country have been documenting the arson attempts, and posting about being watchful of certain people acting strangely in their areas. Some users claim to have witnessed the arson attempts after noticing suspicious activity with fires immediately following.

Short throwback to the fires of 2018, when Yahoo! News reported:

Greek authorities say they have “serious indications” a wildfire near Athens that killed at least 82 people was set deliberately.

Public Order Minister Nikos Toskas said satellite image analysis and ground inspections suggest the fire that broke out in multiple places in a short time frame Monday likely resulted from arson.

Greek Prosecutor Calls For Investigation Into Organized Arson Plot

by Patricia Claus

Yesterday [August, 9], the prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court, Vassilios I. Pliotas, called for an investigation into a possible organized arson plot on the part of a criminal organization after fires ravaged the country for the past week.

The Supreme Court prosecutor referred to “deliberate organized criminal activity” that may have been behind the fires which torched several regions of Greece in the past days.

Pliotas, stated there were “reasonable suspicions of deliberate organized criminal activity and not only of a simple, accidental phenomenon of coincidence of incidents of negligent behavior.”

He went on to state that “the criminal procedural arsenal (removal of telephone secrecy, conduct of investigations, special investigative acts, etc.) must be activated in all its scope in order to control and utilize any useful relevant information” as part of the investigation.

The order of the prosecutor of the Supreme Court reads as follows:

“The excessive number of fires, of unusual intensity and extent, that have occurred in recent days, resulting in incalculable damage to the natural environment (especially the forest resources of the country), buildings, facilities, agricultural land and crops and tourist Infrastructures, even endangering the lives of a large number of our fellow human beings, as well as the “synchronization” in their manifestation, create reasonable suspicions of deliberate organized criminal activity and not only of a simple, accidental phenomenon of incidents of negligent behavior.

“Following this, we ask, in the context of the ex-officio preliminary investigation according to article 245 par. Directorate for the Prevention of Arson Crimes of the Police, to gather all the critical data that provide indications for the existence of an organized plan and central planning for a single action of arson-members of a criminal organization, i.e., for committing the crime of article 187 par. 1 and 2 of the Penal Code: inclusion and management of a criminal organization that seeks to commit crimes of arson in forests and common crimes of arson (articles 264 par. 1 and 265 par. 1 item b, c of the Penal Code).

“It goes without saying that the criminal procedural arsenal (removal of telephone secrecy, conduct, investigations, special investigative acts, etc.) must be activated in its entirety in order to control and utilize all relevant relevant information. For the progress of the preliminary investigation during the formation of the relevant criminal case, the Supervising Prosecutor of Appeals will inform the competent Deputy Prosecutor of the Supreme Court Mr. Lambros Sofoulakis.

“The Prosecutor of the Supreme Court, Vassilios I. Pliotas.”

The police needs to focus on discovering the link between all these arsonists, and the people or organisations that finance them to start the fires.