That in mind, let’s take a closer look at the shady Mr. Benjamin. Outwardly, the
esteemed Jefferson Davis is the ‘top dog’ of the South – the President of the Confederate
States of America. But behind the scenes, Judah Benjamin, with his European connections, 'gift of gab' and impressive intellect
is, in the grand scheme of things, more powerful than Davis. What the banking agent Alexander Hamilton had been to George
Washington, the trusted Benjamin is to Davis, and then some. Like Hamilton, Benjamin was also born a British subject
(West Indies). There is simply no exaggerating the influence
of Judah Benjamin.
Biographer Eli Evans wrote that Benjamin:
"...achieved greater political power than any other Jew in the
nineteenth century — perhaps even in all American history."
Historian Charles Curran, in a 1967 issue of ‘History Today" wrote:
"Judah Philip Benjamin must be bracketed with Disraeli, who was his contemporary,
as the ablest Jewish politician ever born under the British flag. But his career outdid Disraeli’s in audacity. Benjamin
lived three lives in one."
Judah is a plantation owner,
slave-owner and originally a Senator from Louisiana - as was the aforementioned and equally European-connected John Slidell.
Although he has no military experience, Benjamin is named the South’s Secretary of War in 1861, after
having served as Attorney General for several months. Many in the South will come to loath and mistrust Benjamin. The
great General Jackson once threatened to resign over conflicts with Benjamin (here) - who was commonly referred to in the South as “Mr.
Davis’s pet Jew". (here)
But certain people in Europe had a much higher opinion
of Benjamin. In 1861, Salomon de Rothschild - grandson of dynasty founder Mayer Amschel Rothschild
- during a visit to Louisiana describes Benjamin as: “the greatest mind in North America.” (here) That pretty much tells us all we need to know about the “southern rebel” Judah Benjamin!
In the fall of 1859, de Rothschild, the son of Baron James
de Rothschild of Paris, had come to the United States as a tourist. His travels in the North and South are recorded
in a series of letters to his cousin Nathaniel in London.
Rothschild met with prominent politicians (surely with Benjamin!) and commented on the issues of the day.
His views were "pro-Confederate" and his letters urged cousin Nathan to use the family's influence to gain the recognition
of the Confederacy by the European powers.
Rothschilds for Dixie? - Sing it! - "Oh I wish
I were in the land of Matzo..."
Solomon Rothschild (l) urged Nathan Rothschild (who resembles Judah Benjamin) to support the South.
EXCERPT: "The European states should indeed intercede in order to avoid bloodshed which would be useless
and very detrimental to their commerce.....
What is astonishing here, or rather, what is not astonishing, is the high position occupied
by our co-religionists, or rather by those who were born into the faith and who, having married Christian women, and without
converting, have forgotten the practices of their fathers.
Judah P. Benjamin, the Attorney General of the Confederate States, is
perhaps the greatest mind on this continent. H.M. Hyams, the lieutenant governor of Louisiana, Moyse, the
Secretary of the Interior, etc. And what is odd, all these men have a Jewish heart and take an interest in me,
because I represent the greatest Jewish house in the world." (here) http://www.jewish-history.com/salomon/
BENJAMIN's EUROPEAN PLOT
In 1862, Benjamin, under
intense Congressional pressure, is forced to resign as War Secretary. Jefferson Davis then appoints his beleaguered adviser
as the South’s Secretary of State! In this position, Benjamin will work with Slidell and Slidell’s French Jewish
son-in-Law Erlanger to secure not just financing from the Rothschild syndicate, but also to induce the direct involvement
of Rothschild’s Britain & France into the war, on the side of the South.
A joint British & French entry into the war would have tipped the scales in favor of the South,
and ultimately led to two American nations, both under foreign influence. Lincoln and his Secretary of State, William
Seward block Judah Benjamin's scheme by turning to Russia for help.
In a clear message to his old Rothschild-funded foes from the Crimean War, Czar Alexander II stations
the better part of his Pacific fleet in San Francisco, and a portion of his western fleet in New York. The British & French
instigators of the Crimean War get the message and are forced to back off. Judah Benjamin and the Rothschild financiers are
thus thwarted. Together, Alex and Abe have defied the London Bankers and will both pay a heavy price
After the war, in recognition of, or payback
for, Russia’s help in keeping Britain & France out of the war; Seward will arrange for the purchase of Alaska
from Russia after the war – an act dismissed at the time as “Seward’s Folly”. But now we know the
reason for the “folly".
The presence of Russian fleets in San Francisco and New York kept Judah Benjamin's British and French attack dogs at bay.
2- Seward's Folly was Union payback to Russia.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE ACCUSES AUGUST BELMONT AND THE ROTHSCHILDS OF PLOTTING AGAINST THE UNION
On 16, October 1864 on page 2, The Chicago Tribune reported,
BELMONT'S CONFEDERATE BONDS (Excerpt)
"It is perhaps
somewhat flattering to our national pride to know that the Rothschilds, who hold up every despotism in Europe, have
concluded that it would be cheaper to buy up one of our political parties (Democrats), and in that way secure the
dissolution of the Union, than to have their agents in England and France interfere and fight us.
But Irishmen and Germans
have a something, which for brevity we will all a 'crop,' and this fact sticks in their crop, that the oppressors
of Ireland and Germany, the money kings of Europe, not daring to carry out their first pet project of breaking down
this Government by the armed intervention, of England and France.
Let Belmont state over his own signature, if he can that he and Rothschilds have not, directly
or indirectly, in their own name, or in that of others, operated in Confederate stocks during this rebellion. Until
he can face the music in that style it matters little what tune any of the Copperhead penny whistles may be authorized
to blow, as they are very seldom authorized to state anything that is true."
Slidell – Erlanger – Belmont – Benjamin
DID JUDAH BENJAMIN KILL LINCOLN?
In the closing days of the American Civil War, a massive conspiracy to decapitate
the U.S. government results in the assassination of President Lincoln by an actor with ties to secret societies. John
Wilkes Booth shoots Lincoln in the back of the head as Lincoln and his wife watch a play at Ford’s Theatre.
On the same night of Lincoln’s murder, Lewis Powell, an associate
of Booth, attacks Secretary of State William Seward in his home. Seward is stabbed in the face and neck before
other men in the house subdue Powell. Seward’s wife Frances dies two months later from stress caused by seeing her husband
Vice President Johnson and General Ulysses
S Grant were also to have been killed. The “conspiracy theorists” of the day point the finger at Judah
Benjamin, (here) who burns the official papers of the Confederate Secret Service right about this time. (here) Thanks to Bennie the Burner, the full story of Confederate clandestine services, and
most likely the Lincoln assassination, may never be known.
1 & 2: Abe and Alex both paid with
their lives for defying the Rothschilds. Judah Benjamin was suspected of engineering the Lincoln assassination.
3 - "Extremes
Meet" - British Press mocks Abe and Alexander's cooperation.
alliance with the Rothschild family's most hated enemy, Russia, and his printing of interest-free 'Greenbacks" to finance
the war were big "no-no's" that got him killed. John Fazio's 'Decapitating the Union' supports the belief of many
during that time that Judah Benjamin was the mastermind of the plot.
As the south collapses, Benjamin
stays in the home of a Jewish merchant in South Carolina while final surrender negotiations drag on. Here, Benjamin abandons
President Davis's plan to fight on, telling him that the cause is hopeless. When negotiations fail, Benjamin remains
part of the group around Davis that moves on with the President.
At one point, Benjamin (under suspicion for involvement in Lincoln’s assassination)
tells Davis that he needs to separate from the Presidential party temporarily, and go to the Bahamas to be able to send instructions
to foreign agents. He reassures Davis that he will rejoin him in Texas. According to historian William C. Davis, "the
pragmatic Secretary of State almost certainly never had any intention of returning to the South once gone".
When he bades
Postmaster Reagan goodbye, the Postmaster asks where Benjamin is going. Benjamin replies: "To the farthest place from the United States, if it takes me to the middle of China." (here)
Confederate leaders, including the trusting fool Jefferson Davis, are being jailed and abused, Benjamin arrives in London
before traveling to Paris - where his wife and daughter had been sent to live years before the war had even started.
Benjamin then moves back to England and will enjoy a very profitable career and “second life” as an attorney,
until his death in 1884. Congressman John Wise, son of Confederate General and Virginia Governor Henry Wise, wrote a highly
popular book about the South in the Civil War in 1899, The End of an Era. In it, he stated:
"(Benjamin) had more brains and less heart than any other civic
leader in the South ... The Confederacy and its collapse were no more to Judah P. Benjamin than last year's bird's nest."
Unfortunately for historians, and fortunately for the Rothschilds, Benjamin, exactly as
he had done with papers pertaining to the Confederacy’s secret services in 1865, also burned his personal papers shortly
before his death in 1884.
1 & 2 - John Wise's ‘End of an Era’
expresses the true Southern feeling toward the fleeing scoundrel Judah Benjamin, to whom the South was like "last
year's bird's nest."
3 - After abandoning his Confederate colleagues and the people of the South, Benjamin the "British"
Barrister went on to enjoy a hugely successful 2nd career in Rothschild’s London -- where he was a contemporary of Karl
Marx and Benjamin Disraeli.
Now that you know the story of "The Confederate Kissinger" -- the reason his
name is so little known should no longer be a mystery.