More historical examples include Germany, Japan, and Italy during World War II. The Illuminati always operate through "cover and deception". The public is given a cover story to explain any military operation, while only the elite know the truth.
Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail - The bank has defrauded everyone from investors and insurers to homeowners and the unemployed. So why does the government keep bailing it out? This article over at rolling stone is well worth the read.