Hong Kong and The Sassoon Opium Wars

Author Unknown

 

"The 99 year British lease on Hong Kong expired in July allowing  the  Red Chinese to take over. Hundreds of newspaper stories and TV reports have  covered this event but not one revealed how England first gained control  of  Hong Kong! The truth lies buried in the family line of David  Sassoon,  "The  Rothschilds of The Far East," and their monopoly over the opium trade.  Britain won Hong Kong by launching the opium Wars to give the Sassoons  exclusive rights to drug an entire nation!
 
"David Sassoon was born in Baghdad, Iran in 1792. His father, Saleh  Sassoon,  was a wealthy banker and the treasurer to Ahmet Pasha, the  governor   of  Baghdad. (Thus making him the "court Jew" - a highly influential  position.)  In 1829 Ahmet was overthrown due to corruption and the Sassoon family fled  to Bombay, India. This was the strategic trade route to interior India and  the gateway to the Far East. In a brief time the British government granted Sassoon "monopoly rights" to all manufacture of cotton goods, silk and  most  important of all - Opium - then the most addictive drug in the
world!
 
"The Jewish Encyclopedia of 1905, states that Sassoon expanded his opium  trade into China and Japan. He placed his eight sons in charge of   the various major opium exchanges in China. According to the 1944  Jewish  Encyclopedia: "He employed only Jews in his business, and wherever  he sent them he built synagogues and schools for them. He imported whole families of  fellow Jews. . . and put them to work."
 
"Sassoon's sons were busy pushing this mind-destroying drug in Canton, China.  Between 1830 - 1831 they trafficked 18,956 chests of opium earning millions of dollars. Part of the profits went to Queen Victoria and the   British  government. In the year 1836 the trade increased to over 30,000 chests and  drug addiction in coastal cities became endemic.
 
 "In 1839, the Manchu Emperor ordered that it be stopped. He named  the  Commissioner of Canton, Lin Tse-hsu, to lead a campaign against opium.  Lin  seized 2,000 chests of Sassoon opium and threw it into the river.  An  outraged David Sassoon demanded that Great Britain retaliate.  Thus, the  Opium Wars began with the British Army fighting as mercenaries of   the  Sassoons. They attacked cities and blockaded ports. The Chinese  Army,  decimated by 10 years of rampant opium addiction, proved no match for the British Army. The war ended in 1839 with the signing of "The  Treaty  of  Nanking." This included provisions especially designed to  guarantee  the Sassoons the right to enslave an entire population with opium. The "peace  treaty" included these provisions: "1) Full legalization of the opium  trade  in China, 2) compensation from the opium stockpiles confiscated by  Lin of  2 million pounds, 3) territorial sovereignty for the British Crown over  several designated offshore islands.
 
"   Sassoon's Use British Army to Drug An Entire Nation
 British Prime Minister Palmerston wrote Crown Commissiner Captain  Charles  Elliot that the treaty didn't go far enough. He said it should  have been rejected out of hand because: "After all, our naval power is so strong  that we can tell the Emperor what we mean to hold rather than what he would  cede. We must demand the admission of opium into interior China as an article of  lawful commerce and increase the indemnity payments and British  access to  several additional Chinese ports." Thus, China not only had to pay  Sassoon the cost of his dumped opium but reimburse England an unheard sum of  21 million pounds for the cost of the war!
 
 "This gave the Sassoon's monopoly rights to distribute opium in  port  cities.  However, even this was not good enough and Sassoon demanded the right to sell opium throughout the nation. The Manchus resisted and the British Army again attacked in the "Second Opium War fought 1858 - 1860.  Palmerston  declared that all of interior China must be open for uninterrupted opium  traffic. The British suffered a defeat at the Taku Forts in June 1859 when sailors, ordered to seize the forts, were run aground in the  mud-choked  harbor. Several hundred were killed or captured. An enraged  Palmerston  said:  "We shall teach such a lesson to these perfidious hordes that the  name of  Europe will hereeafter be a passport of fear."
 
"In October, the British besieged Peking. When the city fell,  British  commander Lord Elgin, ordered the temples and other sacred shrines in  the city sacked and burned to the ground as a show of Britain's  absolute  comtempt for the Chinese. In the new "Peace Treaty" of Oct.25, 1860,  the  British were assigned rights to vastly expanded opium trade  covering  seven-eights of China, which brought in over 20 million pounds in 1864   alone. In that year, the Sassoons imported 58,681 chests of opium and  by  1880 it had skyrocketed to 105,508 chests making the Sassoons the richest   Jews in the world. England was given the Hong Kong peninsula as a colony  and large sections of Amoy, Canton, Foochow, Ningpo and Shanghai. The  Sassoons  were now licensing opium dens in each British occupied area with large fees  being collected by their Jewish agents. Sassoon would not allow  any other race to engage in "the Jews' business."  However, the British government would not allow any opium to be imported into Europe!


 "Sassoon "Monopoly Rights" Wrecked Lancashire - England's Textile Industry - Made Roosevelt Wealthy 

 Sir Albert Sassoon, the eldest of David Sassoon's sons took over the  family  "business" empire. He constructed huge textile mills in Bombay to pay slave labor wages. This expansion continued after World War One and ended  up  putting mills in Lancashire, England out of business with  thousands  losing  their jobs. This did not stop Queen Victoria from having Albert knighted  in 1872. Solomon Sassoon moved to Hong Kong and ran the family business  there  until  his death in 1894. Later, the entire family moved to England  because with modern communications they could operate their financial empire  from their luxurious estates in London. They socialized with royalty and  Edward Albert. Sassoon married Aline Caroline de Rothschild in 1887 which linked  their  fortune with that of the Rothschilds. The Queen also had Edward knighted. All 14 of the grandsons of David Sassoon were made officers during World  War  One and thus most were able to avoid combat.
  
 "Franklin D. Roosevelt's fortune was inherited from his maternal grandfather Warren Delano. In 1830 he was a senior partner of Russell & Company.  It was  their merchant fleet which carried Sassoon's opium to China and returned  with tea. Warren Delano moved to Newburgh, N.Y. In 1851 his  daughter  Sara Married a well-born neighbor, James Roosevelt - the father of  Franklin  Delano Roosevelt. He always knew the origin of the family fortune but refused to discuss it.
   
" The Sassoon opium trade brought death and destruction to millions and  still  plagues Asia to this day. Their company was totally operated by  Jews  ONLY!


 "The corrupt British monarchy honored them with privilege and  knighthood -    to  the disgrace of the Crown! To this day the Sassoons are in the  history books as "great developers" of India but the source of their vast wealth  is never  mentioned!"

 

YOUR DONATION = OUR SURVIVAL!

Please contribute today - buy our books - and spread the word to all your friends!

* * * Back to the Home Page of John "Birdman" Bryant, the World's Most Controversial Author * * *