The answer to this question may be found in a very well documented article which I authored in 2004.
The answer will surprise you.
"Without the population or the bomb problem the elect would use some other excuse to bring about things like earthquakes, war, the Messiah, an extra-terrestrial landing, and economic collapse. They might bring about all of these things just to make ....sure that it does work. They will do whatever is necessary to succeed. The Illuminati has all the bases covered." Milton W. Cooper, Behold A Pale Horse,(Flagstaff, AZ: Light Technology Publishing, 1991)177.