TO LOVE OR HATE—KNOW YOUR ENEMY. A look at the details involved in the creation of a third world war. By Fritz Springmeier


In this article I hope to provide the reader with many specific (and often
little known) details concerning the creation of what may evolve into an
actual third world war. The latest manufactured crisis has already taken on
global proportions.

This article has been written in response to people repeatedly asking me,
“Are we headed for W.W. III?” This is a valid question considering Osama
bin Laden has been circulating the manuscript of his unpublished book (which
he wrote) entitled America and the Third World War. For years, I have been
looking beyond the theatrical symbols of the world’s movers and shakers and
examining the underlying realities. These global elite would not dare let
you know their plans, but I will provide you with more details so that you
might know your enemy, for whether you chose to love or hate your enemy you
need to know them.

I will organize this information into two parts:
B. DETAILS OF SPECIFICS, first Osama bin Laden, & then second, the
creation of a viable Moslem threat.


In my intense study of the world’s elite, I have come
to realize a profound truth; these men know how to control humans by
directing the way the human mind likes to think. Their methods to mind
control are not so much to conquer the mind, but to direct its natural paths
of thinking in the direction they want it to go. If you understand this
principle it will help you understand how the natural desires of Muslims,
Christians, secular Corporations, Jews, Palestinians, Americans, British,
Afghanis, Iraqis, etc. are being manipulated into a large confrontation, a
confrontation that was planned even before Jewish immigrants began to pour
into Palestine to create Islam’s first big sore spot called “al-Naqba”
(Islam’s “Holocaust” in Palestine).

Before providing the details, allow me to give the bigger pictures. The
present crisis was originally planned in the 19th century. The script for
the crisis called for an incredible theater of puppets. The goal is the
elimination of fundamental religions, Christianity and Islam, and the
control and the enslavement of planet earth. The WTC attack is the tip of
the iceberg to this manufactured crisis, and the beginning of more sad
events. This is the biggest picture.

The Moslem world has had a predictable pattern with the west (European
culture). In fact there is a book, which provides Muslim country by Muslim
country, year by year, the history of how this cycle has occurred. The
Moslem world goes through a cycle, one phase is where its adopts technology
and liberty from the west and then the other phase is where it rejects what
is foreign and goes back into Islamic fundamentalism. Different areas of the
Moslem world are at different phases at any given time. The Moslem world has
usually not had all of its territories in the same phase at the same time.
The world’s movers and shakers have aggravated and manipulated this natural
cyclic pattern.

Carroll Quigley, the famous establishment historian writes in Tragedy & Hope
in 1966, “The destructive impact of Western Civilization upon so many other
societies rests on its ability to demoralize their ideological and spiritual
culture as much as its ability to destroy them in a material sense with
firearms…. It is possible that new civilizations may be born in the debris
from the civilizations wrecked by Western Civilization…In this wreckage is
debris from Islamic, Hindu, Chinese and Japanese civilizations…. The birth
of a powerful civilization at any or several of these points…would serve as
a counterbalance to the expansion of Soviet Civilization on the land mass of
Eurasia.” (Tragedy & Hope, p. 14) Quigley had a sense of what the elite
were doing. He predicted that Western Civilization and Russia would be
challenged by a rising Asian civilization by 2000, which turns out to be
Islamic fundamentalism. (Ibid. p. 21) While the politicians of the world
allow themselves to look incompetent, the movers and shakers (the
puppeteers) know in a very detailed way what they are doing and the effects
that their actions are causing. The West’s leadership has had very detailed
studies about the Islamic world and what the impact of certain actions will

Their detailed plans have been repeatedly leaked in vague ways to the
unsuspecting public. For instance, H.G. Wells, one of their Fabian
Socialist-Masonic-Illuminati prophets, in his film “Things to Come” made in
the late 1930’s, shows delta-winged planes (resembling stealth
fighter-bombers) flying over Iraq’s oil fields to bomb.

Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Sudan were used as incubators to create
fierce Moslem fundamentalist Jihad warriors. Palestine, Lebanon, Somalia,
Afghanistan, Iraq, and other spots were used to create incidents that would
fuel natural passions. When one realizes that the non-Islamic leaders (i.e.
the U.K., U.S., USSR etc.) who subtly helped create these incidents had
advisors who knew totally well how these incidents would create Islamic
fundamentalism, it is impossible not to realize that the catalyst that
created Moslem fundamentalism turns out to be the global elite themselves.

Of course, Islamic fundamentalism is a natural reaction to the
modernization, secularization, and corruption that is accelerating in what
is termed “the West” (European civilization). Such a strong reaction to the
sinfulness of the West has taken place that the Sunni and Shiite
fundamentalists are in full collaboration. Devout Christians who hold to
wholesome family values, freedom from global corporate tyranny, and the
destruction of communities are also having some similar “reactionary”
reactions to the New World Order. Christian fundamentalists turn to the
Bible and Biblical law, and the Moslem of course turns to the Koran and its
Sharia (Islamic law). The trick of the elite is to harness those natural
reactions to destroy their opposition. This is why both the Christian
Patriot movement and the Islamic fundamentalists are infiltrated with agent
provocateurs who will encourage both groups to run to their own destruction.

The elite are not above actually stepping in and taking leadership of their
opposition. This is why George Hunt discovered that the Rothschilds and
Rockefellers and other leading capitalists were leaders of the UNSED
environmental activities. This is why the anti-big corporation movement that
rioted in Seattle against the WTO, has its share of connections back to the
elite. This is why many of the leaders of Islamic fundamentalism have ties
back to powerful rich Capitalists or Communists. (Communism has been a great
front for the elite.) While I am not attacking the concerns of the Islamic
fundamentalists, I am pointing out that their leaders are tainted with
puppet strings. Moslems have threatened me in the past for being so frank.

As an example of someone who heralds himself as a third alternative to
capitalism and communism and yet has ties to both is Col Qaddafi of Libya.
Without outside help he would not survive in power. I personally noticed
that Col. Qaddafi of Libya maintained his popularity with his people because
he came into power at the same time that big oil money flowed into Libya. He
was able to associate himself in the eyes of his people with prosperity.
Rich capitalists, (such as the Bush family, the Rockefellers, the Royalty of
England and the Netherlands, to name just a few) are behind the oil
companies. Americans have operated the oil fields that provided Quaddaffi
the money to remain popular with his people. Behind those Americans
technicians were Capitalists who controlled or even became political

The script calls for a primary “bad guy”, in this case Bin Laden, who like
other modern “bad” guys, actually is quite popular with fundamentalist
Muslims. Actually a number of bad guys have been created, and we will
examine some of the details of these. The puppet strings of many of the
leaders of around the world can be discerned by looking at their
affiliations, their training, their genealogies, their fraternal memberships
and their actions. These puppet strings ultimately go back to the global
elite. For instance, the elite here in America verbalized to each other how
pleased they were with Saddam Hussein’s destruction of things.

Islamic fundamentalists would say that Allah is responsible. If the West’s
leaders had seriously wanted to halt the rise of Islamic fundamentalism,
they had the ability to do so, but they added fuel to the fire at each step.
My point is that the rise of fundamentalism is being encouraged and
manipulated. How convenient for Israel that Iran has its religious
revolution and then goes to war with Iraq. How convenient for all the
corporations in the West and the Soviet Union that supplied materials for
the long war and the attempts to rebuild after the war. How convenient for
those who made profits off of oil and gas and opium. Follow the money of
Moslem terrorists, the CIA, the Illuminati elite, and the rich Gulf Arabs
and you will find much of it met at the infamous BCCI.

The fall of the West’s puppet Shah of Iran was actually not a surprise to
the elite. They had decided to let him fall. He had been empowered by
America’s CIA, and then abandoned when the time was ripe for a strong
reaction. The man who replaced him, the Ayatollah Khomeini was British MI6.
And tying together Saudi intelligence, Saddam Hussein’s intelligence and
Egyptian intelligence (and previously the Shah’s CIA-led SAVAK) is a group
called the Safari Club set up by French espionage. When you are aware of
these kind of things, then you realize the insidious deceptive nature of
this script. Different puppets, one script.

Look at the Moslem leaders like Jordan’s King Hussein. He married an
American and was a Freemason. The Shah of Iran’s father was put into power
by the British, and is descended from an old Jewish bloodline. The Shah
joined a Catholic Military Order in 1958, and Jordan’s King Hussein joined
the Catholic Military Order of the Golden Spur in 1964. And then some of the
Moslem leaders are Sufis. Syria’s leader Assad, who is also a Freemason,
maintains secret ties with Syrian-born Jews from Aleppo who are one of the
groups plotting the Temple Mount conspiracy to build a Temple in Jerusalem.
All these men have allegiances beyond Islam.

The Muslim world views itself as a single entity. This is embodied in the
term pan-Islamism, which transcends nationalism. However, in my travels in
the Middle East, I saw first hand that most Muslims also have allegiances to
clans, language groups, nations, ideologies and sects. The West and Russia
have meddled in the affairs of the Moslem world most of the 19th and 20th
century, and have tried to work the different allegiances of the Moslem
world to their own advantage. The Soviet Union took a very active role in
helping to create Greater Syria & a Greater Israel. The New Right in Israeli
politics was KGB controlled. The West managed to interject itself smack into
the middle of the Moslem world, and there is a great deal of tension in the
Moslem world about this. They feel that their civilization will not be safe
until they eject the West (with its control and influence) from the middle
of their territory.

DETAILS, first, Bin Laden, and second, the creation of a viable Moslem

Now let’s look at the script’s top Bad guy Osama bin Laden. Osama bin
Laden’s family was on the inside track with the House of al-Saud of Saudi
Arabia. Anyone who has had the opportunity to bump into Saudi princes here
in America or Europe is well aware of their enormous appetites for immoral
behavior. The King and Princes of Saudi Arabia have been provided any
perversion they wanted by the West’s elite. As a young man, Osama bin Laden
was cut from the same cloth. He loved fornication, alcohol and the pleasures
of sin. Some of his brothers and sisters live in the United States, mostly
in the Boston, MA area. He doesn’t come from some poor Palestinian family
that has suffered from Israeli tyranny. Instead he comes from a family that
has tasted what the West has to offer. He has tasted of the sins that are
associated with the West and has rejected that life. It’s sad that that is
the view of America that so many see. While the Bible Belt and America’s
traditional spiritual values are mocked and scorned by the establishment
media, the liberal values that Hollywood treasures are in turn scorned by
the militants who hate their intrusion into the Moslem world.

Osama bin Laden had several religious experiences, and turned his back on
wealth and the life of sin. Even though he was a successful businessman with
a university education, he lives the life of a warrior monk, along with his
4 wives and fifteen children. (No small responsibility, especially since
each wife according to Moslem standards should be treated equally.) He has
been reported to live in a cave with no running water. (His forces are also
headquartered in remote deep well protected caves.) He has turned his back
on the easy life, and technology and is waging a war against the non-Islamic
world. Since America is the top power in the non-Islamic world and very
active interfering in the affairs of the Moslem world, America has captured
his negative attention.

Christians have long tried to tell secular Americans that the life of sin
was an empty life. It is no surprise that Osama bin Laden lost interest in
it. Osama bin Laden rediscovered his religious roots in medieval Afghanistan
when he led their freedom fighters against the infidel Russians. He said,
“One day in Afghanistan was like one thousand days of praying in an ordinary
mosque.” This is similar to the Baptism of Fire that the Christians talk
about, which purges the weak sinner of what is insignificant in life and
gets the pilgrim down to the real fundamentals of life, one’s spiritual
roots. I’m not saying that bin Laden found the right roots, but he certainly
found the spiritual roots of Islam, which included Jihad against the

Besides Osama bin Laden, over 20,000 other Arabs traveled to Afghanistan to
join in the holy war against the Russians. Pakistan and Afghanistan became
the crucible where these individuals were turned into warriors with a
kamikaze martyr spirit and the training and experience to make them deadly.
Our CIA helped supply them. The Russians provided one side of the hellish
fight; America helped provide the other, and out of the conflict comes a
closely bonded experienced group of radical Moslem warriors. And Osama bin
Laden was down in the trenches with them, sharing their dangers, and poor
food. And the American elite’s House of al-Saud helped finance Osama bin
Laden & the other Arab volunteers (mujahideen) from all over the Moslem

There were two events had great impact on Moslem terrorism. One was done by
the United States, the other by Russia. America’s contribution was the
“al-Azma” (literally Arab for “crisis”). The crisis was the American
desecration of Saudi soil during Desert Shield/Storm. All of the Saudi
religious leaders were against allowing the infidel American troops into
Saudi Arabia. The global elite, as well as the House of Saud, knew that the
Moslem world would be outraged for years, and they were.

The Russian contribution was to carry out the covert sabotage of a C-130
plane carrying Pakistan’s President Zia-ul-Haq on Aug. 17, 1988. His
replacement, Benazir Bhutto, made it national Pakistani policy to support
militant Islamic fundamentalists. Pakistan gave out special “tourist” visas
and airline tickets were given out to Moslems who wanted to join the
militant fundamentalists in their Pakistani training camps. Kosovo Albanians
and Bosnian Moslems were some of those who came. They didn’t come to
liberate Afghanistan. They came to create militant Moslem groups in their
own countries.

Another Russian contribution to things was Gulbaddin Hekmatiyar, a Muslim
leader who they controlled, and who led one of the factions of Afghan
resistance. His contribution was to fight other resistance groups and weaken
the original Afghan mujahideen forces.

Next, it was Pakistan (still supported by the U.S.) who encouraged the
Afghan mujahideen to carry out a large-scale conventional offensive against
the fortress Jalalabad. In a fashion similar to the how the Viet Cong
(southerners) were eliminated by the Tet offensive, and then the NVA
(northerners) had complete control, the Afghani rebels lost large numbers of
men, & were replaced by Pakistan’s Taliban mujahideen force.

We can then see how through a series of actions encouraged by outside
influences, the original Afghan forces were decimated and the fundamentalist
Taliban, who were foreigners, could take over. In a sense, Afghanistan was
still an occupied country; they traded the occupation by the Russians for
the occupation of the Taliban.

In 1989, after the war, Bin Laden returned to Saudi Arabia as a popular war
hero. He was popular with the Saudi Royal family, with whom he was still
very close friends. He was also close to Saudi intelligence. Since the Saudi
Royal family is clearly reprobate spiritually, by any standards, it is
difficult to rationalize Bin Laden’s loyalty to them, and to seriously
continue to believe he genuinely believed in the tenets of Islam. Unless
perhaps he has multiple personalities, which may well be the case. Bin
Laden is now titled as Sheikh bin Laden, and is very respected across the
Moslem world.


While an explanation of how this
threat was created will not eliminate it, it is useful for us to learn how
the bad guys’ threat was created.

The bad guys in the script had to have a viable dangerous army or threat. It
has taken billions of dollars and countless wars and machinations by the
global elite to finally get the fundamental Moslems to the point that they
are both angry and a real threat.

In 1991, after the Afghan war wound down, the militant Moslem
fundamentalists shifted from Pakistan to the Sudan. Iran contributed to this
shift. The training of hard-core fighters occurred in numerous countries,
but the center of activity shifted to Africa.

Anyway, prior to the Afghan War, the Moslem world lacked a large trained
international cadre of dedicated warriors committed to fundamentalism. The
Afghan war provided the perfect setting with which to create the hard core
international Moslem cadre to create a third world war. It was the perfect
setting because the United States, which protects Israel, could (without the
contradiction looking too obvious) supply and assist these Moslem
fundamentalists, and Russia could provide a technologically superior
super-power for them to train against. I realize that most people reading
this will not realize the enormous cultural-technological gulf that has
existed between the Arab world and the West. To put it bluntly, these people
were riding donkeys and camels a few years ago, and living in medieval
cultures. The ways of organizing things, of openness, and education that we
take for granted were foreign to them. The establishment press has done a
poor job of showing this cultural gap. In order to create a credible threat
to the West, the Moslem world has had to receive an incredible amount of
help from the West and Russia. This incredible amount of assistance from the
West and Russia finally began to show some successful results during the
1990’s. Even then the gap between the two cultures is enormous. I write this
from first hand observations, as well as from the observations of numerous
others who have shared their experiences.

By the way, this is not the first time America played both sides of a
conflict. During the six-day war of June 1967, the CIA provided the
Egyptians important intelligence on the Israeli’s ongoing Order of Battle
via the USS Liberty spy ship sailing near the battle in order to make the
war more equal. The Israeli’s sank the U.S. spy ship. Since Israel & the
U.S. call each other an ally, they both covered up the sordid affair.

During the 1990’s, these militant fundamentalists trained in Afghanistan
have been using terrorism to gain control over the rest of the Moslem world
and to extend Moslem control over the sub-Saharan and East African areas.
The Somalian fiasco where hundreds of American Rambos almost got annihilated
at Mogadishu was an extension of the new strength the Moslems gained from
the spread of the trained militants. The defeat of America in Somalia
convinced the Moslem militants that they could defeat America in other

During the 1980’s and the 1990’s a large number of Moslem successes against
Russia, Israel, and the United States have breathed a new spirit into the
militant Moslems. This impact of these successes can’t be overstated. For
instance, the Intifadah was only possible after the Palestinians regained
their self-respect from a successful commando raid into Israel which used
hang gliders. After losing war after war with Israel and the West, the
Moslems had begun to doubt their abilities. Their successes worldwide that
have occurred since Russia invaded Afghanistan have changed all that. That
confidence is going to be crucial to sustain any credible world war.

Are we entering into a war similar to the Vietnam War, except that this time
it will be continental (and perhaps global) rather than against a single
nation? An example of how widespread the fighting is already is the
Philippines. Militant Islamic Fundamentalists are fighting there. Both Iran
and Iraq work with Bin Laden. Do the Muslim forces have enough of a military
and terrorist threat to really create a third world war? It is clear that
just as the elite quietly supplied Hitler’s war machine before and during
W.W. II, the elite are going to continue to supply both sides to continue
this war between Moslem fundamentalists and the West. The United States
military has even provided training for some of the Moslems here in the
United States. The Kosovo Liberation Army is connected to the Militant
Moslems, and yet it was assisted during the Kosovo crisis by the Americans.

Where will the next major terrorist strike be? What kind of weapon will be
used next? How far will the war spread? As things continue to
deteriorate, we can expect more Moslem countries to become militant. The
entire Moslem world is in a state of flux. Militant Moslems live in all over
Europe. Chechnya is part of the militant Moslem network, and events are
tossing Russia and the U.S. together as allies again. The level of Moslem
abilities to carry out terrorist acts is impressive. Besides extensive
training in the use of aircraft as vehicles of terrorism, extensive work has
taken place to create a cadre of trained martyrs who can carry suitcase
nukes into areas.

While it looks great on paper that America can launch a $600,000 cruise
missile with pinpoint accuracy, the effect of some expensive cruise missile
hitting a mud building in Afghanistan is less impressive. America is
infatuated with its military toys, but a few B-1s and B-2 Spirit bombers are
not going to impress a hardened group of warriors who have already faced
everything the Soviet Union could dish out. This “war” doesn’t seem to be
well thought out. It seems to setting the stage for more trouble. In
America’s haste to do something, it looks like Bush will be just as
effective as Carter and Clinton were against radical Moslems. The threat
from Moslem terrorism is more dangerous because the United States still
thinks like it did when it fought North Vietnam.

For instance, during that war, the Vietnamese successfully used tunnel
systems. The Moslem fundamentalists have spent energy learning how to copy
those successful Vietnamese tunnel systems. Even our B-52 bombers had
limited success against the Vietnamese’s tunnel systems, and our high
technology failed. Our best weapon against the tunnels turned out to be
small men called tunnel rats armed with knives. It seems that many of the
same high tech American attitudes that had limited success in Vietnam are
being brought out again. Dropping bombs on people is not the solution to
the Moslem fundamentalists. It makes Americans feel good, but what are these
expensive cruise missiles really accomplishing?

Our approach to solving our difficulties with Moslem fundamentalism is
seriously lacking. Why are our leaders setting us up for failure? Who is
going to benefit from this long war? What kind of alternatives could be
creatively developed to back out of this mess? As usual, the elite have
done their job well in creating this crisis. They prefer to develop these
problems so that only one plan of action makes sense, and then they stampede
us that direction before we can think of anything else.

What we have covered in this article are some of the details tracing the
creation of today’s war between the U.S.A. and her allies and militant
Moslem Fundamentalists. Some will call the evolution of hostilities
accidental, or the fault of reckless indifference by incompetent
politicians. But the strings of the puppets are visible if you look close.
The unfolding of events look like scripts that were discussed years ago. It
is obvious, that whatever caused this “war” has happened and now we have the
problem of how to end it. But like a disease, we can treat the symptom or
the cause, and in this case, the war is a symptom of a larger problem.