The Truth at Last:
Hong Kong's opium dens
Hong Kong and The Sassoon Opium Wars
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
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 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 1842 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
Use British Army to Drug An Entire Nation
Prime Minister Palmerston wrote Crown Commissioner 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
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
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
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!