In my article “Play It Again Sam!” posted on October 27th, I mentioned the CFR without emphasis, because my aim by then was to highlight an important memorandum of highest concern to my country. Now I will bring forth the real aspect of that body, falsely categorised as “Think Tank” in most political circuits in the States and around the world. As you will judge for yourself, that formation is operating for more than seven decades, as the power behind the throne, just for the single purpose of establishing the New World Order.
It began in 1921 as a front organization for J.P. Morgan and Company. By World War II it had acquired unrivaled influence on American foreign policy. Hundreds of U.S. government administrators and diplomats have been drawn from its ranks - regardless of which party has occupied the White House.
But what does the Council on Foreign Relations stand for?
Why do the major media avoid discussing it?
To express better my findings, I will quote parts of one of the most debated studies of recent times, and even characterized by Dr. Yosef Lapid (the acknowledged American expert on Terrorism and Middle Eastern affairs) as “paranoid… possibly a symptom of mental illness”. But such did not stop Mr. William Blase from presenting his paper, after publishing it, for an Honors Class “Dilemmas of War and Peace”, at New Mexico state University.
Streaming through Mr. Blase’s thoughts, we'll encounter in his introduction, he went straight to the point saying: “Growing up in the midst of the ‘Cold War’, our generation were taught that those who attempted to abolish our national sovereignty and overthrow our Constitutional government were committing acts of treason. Please judge for yourself if the group discussed is guilty of such”.
Just to understand more about that powerful body, I will cite some well documented testimonies collected over the years and representing the views and opinions of very influential persons:
Ø During the American Civil War president Lincoln decided to bypass the high interest loans offered by the European banks, and create an independent and inherently debt free currency, which he named “GREENBACK”, shortly after this measure was taken, an internal document circulated among British and American private banking interests. Here is a passage of that document: “..slavery is nothing else but the property of labour which implicates taking care of labourers, while the European plan is that Capital must control labour, through controlling wages. This could be achieved through controlling money. And that cannot be done permitting the introduction of the GREENBACK since we will not be able to control it”. (The Hazard Circular 1862).
Ø Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the Supreme Court (1939-1962), said: “The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes”.
Ø In a letter to an associate dated November 21, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt wrote, “The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson”.
Ø On February 23, 1954, Senator William Jenner warned in a speech: “Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our Constitution is outmoded”.
Ø Baron M.A. Rothschild wrote, “Give me control over a nation's currency and I care not who makes its laws”.
Ø Georgetown professor Dr. Carroll Quigley (Bill Clinton's mentor while at Georgetown) wrote about the goals of the investment bankers who control central banks: “... nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole... controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences”.
Ø Congressman Louis McFadden, House Committee on Banking and Currency Chairman (1920-31), stated: “When the Federal Reserve Act was passed, the people of these United States did not perceive that a world banking system was being set up here. A super-state controlled by international bankers and industrialists...acting together to enslave the world...Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers but the truth is--the Fed has usurped the government”.
Mr. Blase highlights the fact that Although called “Federal”, the Federal Reserve system is privately owned by member banks, makes its own policies, and is not subject to oversight by Congress or the President. As the overseer and supplier of reserves, the Fed gave banks access to public funds, which enhanced their lending capacity. And according to Peter Kershaw, in “Economic Solutions”, the ten major shareholders of the Federal Reserve Bank System are: Rothschild: London and Berlin; Lazard Bros: Paris; Israel Seiff: Italy; Kuhn- Loeb Company: Germany; Warburg: Hamburg and Amsterdam; Lehman Bros: New York; Goldman and Sachs: New York; Rockefeller: New York. (That most, if not all of these families just happen to be Jewish, you may judge the significance of yourself). The balance of stock is owned by major commercial member banks.
Now, I would like to go through a brief about the CFR’s real nature and how it functions in secrecy and total concert with other national and international institutions in its straight forward course to establish its one world government.
The CFR started a program in 2008 to last for 5 years called "International Institutions and Global Governance: World Order in the 21st Century" which aims in setting up global institutions in different levels to foster a global governance, in order to tackle different trans-national problems Countering Transnational Threats, including terrorism, proliferation of WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction), and infectious disease
· Protecting the Environment and Promoting Energy Security
· Managing the Global Economy
· Preventing and Responding to Violent Conflicts
In August 2009, Obama's government urged cooperation with UN to tackle the same points covered by CFR plan's. "The Obama administration will work with the United Nations to fight terrorism and other major world challenges...like nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea, the global financial crisis, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, pandemics and global warming."
The Council has been the subject of debate, as shown in the 2006 film by Aaron Russo, America: Freedom to Fascism and a 2007 documentary Zeitgeist, the Movie. This is partly due to the number of high-ranking government officials in its membership, along with world business leaders, its secrecy clauses, and the large number of aspects of American foreign policy that its members have been involved with, beginning with Wilson's Fourteen Points. The John Birch Society believes that the CFR plans a one-world government. Wilson's Fourteen Points speech was the first in which he suggested a worldwide security organization to prevent future world wars.
Historian Carroll Quigley included the CFR in his discussion of the Anglo-American Establishment's efforts to shape international developments during the 20th century. His book “Tragedy and Hope” was cited by conspiracy theorists as showing that the CFR was engaged in a conspiracy against American interests, though Quigley himself denied this.
The Federal Reserve pays the Bureau of Engraving & Printing approximately $23 for each 1,000 notes printed. 10,000 $100 notes (one million dollars) would thus cost the Federal Reserve $230. They then secure a pledge of collateral equal to the face value from the U.S. government. The collateral is the land, labor, and assets... collected by their agents, the IRS. By authorizing the Fed to regulate and create money (and thus inflation), Congress gave private banks power to create profits at will.
World War I produced both a large national debt, and huge profits for those who had backed Wilson. Bernard Baruch, a wealthy banker, was appointed head of the War Industries Board, where he exercised dictatorial power over the national economy. He and the Rockefellers were reported to have earned over $200 million during the war. Wilson backer Cleveland Dodge sold munitions to the allies, while J.P. Morgan loaned them hundreds of millions, with the protection of U.S. entry into the war.
While profit was certainly a motive, the war was also useful to justify the notion of world government. William Hoar reveals in “Architects of Conspiracy” that during the 1950s, government investigators examining the records of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a long- time promoter of globalism, found that several years before the outbreak of World War I, the Carnegie trustees were planning to involve the U.S. in a general war, to set the stage for world government.
The main obstacle was that Americans did not want any involvement in European wars. Some kind of incident, such as the explosion of the battleship Main, which provoked the Spanish - American war, would have to be provided as provocation. This occurred when the Lusitania, carrying 128 Americans on board, was sunk by a German submarine, and anti-German sentiment was aroused. When war was declared, U.S. propaganda portrayed all Germans as “Huns and fanged serpents”, and all Americans opposing the war as “traitors”.
What was not revealed at the time, however, was that the Lusitania was transporting war munitions to England, making it a legitimate target for the Germans. Even so, they had taken out large ads in the New York papers, asking that Americans not take passage on the ship.
Colin Simpson, author of “The Lusitania”, wrote that Winston Churchill, head of the British Admiralty during the war, had ordered a report to predict the political impact if a passenger ship carrying Americans was sunk. German naval codes had been broken by the British, who knew approximately where all U-boats near the British Isles were located.
According to Simpson, Commander Joseph Kenworthy, of British Naval Intelligence, stated: “The Lusitania was deliberately sent at considerably reduced speed into an area where a U-boat was known to be waiting...escorts withdrawn”. Thus, even though Wilson had been reelected in 1916 with the slogan “He kept us out of war”, America soon found itself fighting a European war. Actually, Colonel House had already negotiated a secret agreement with England, committing the U.S. to the conflict. It seems the American public had little say in the matter.
With the end of the war and the Versailles Treaty, which required severe war reparations from Germany, the way was paved for a leader in Germany such as Hitler. Wilson brought to the Paris Peace Conference his famous “fourteen points”, with point fourteen being a proposal for a “general association of nations”, which was to be the first step towards the goal of One World Government-the League of Nations. The League of Nations was established, but the plan for world government eventually failed because the U.S. Senate would not ratify the Versailles Treaty.
Pat Robertson, in “The New World Order”, states that Colonel House, along with other internationalists, realized that America would not join any scheme for world government without a change in public opinion. After a series of meetings, it was decided that an “Institute of International Affairs”, with two branches, in the United States and England, would be formed. The British branch became known as the “Royal Institute of International Affairs”, with leadership provided by members of the Round Table. Begun in the late 1800's by Cecil Rhodes, the Round Table aimed to federate the English speaking peoples of the world, and bring it under their rule. The “Council on Foreign Relations” was incorporated as the American branch in New York on July 29, 1921. Founding members included Colonel House, and “...such potentates of international banking as J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Paul Warburg, Otto Kahn, and Jacob Schiff...the same clique which had engineered the establishment of the Federal Reserve System”, according to Gary Allen in the October 1972 issue of ‘AMERICAN OPINION’.
Professor Carroll Quigley characterized the CFR as “...a front group for J.P. Morgan and Company in association with the very small American Round Table Group”. Over time Morgan influence was lost to the Rockefellers, who found that one world government fit their philosophy of business as well. As John D. Rockefeller, Sr. had said: “Competition is a sin”, and thus global monopoly fitted perfectly their needs as they grew internationally.
Antony Sutton wrote of this philosophy: “While monopoly control of industries was once the objective of J.P. Morgan and J.D. Rockefeller, by the late nineteenth century the inner sanctums of Wall Street understood the most efficient way to gain an unchallenged monopoly was to 'go political' and make society go to work for the monopolists-- under the name of the public good and the public interest”.
As corporations went international, national monopolies could no longer protect their interests. What was needed was a one world system of government controlled from behind the scenes. This had been the plan since the time of Colonel House, and to implement it, it was necessary to weaken the U.S. politically and economically.
During the 1920's, America enjoyed a decade of prosperity, fueled by the easy availability of credit. Between 1923 and 1929 the Federal Reserve expanded the money supply by sixty-two percent. When the stock market crashed, many small investors were ruined, but not “Insiders”. In March of 1929 Paul Warburg issued a tip “the Crash was coming”, and the largest investors got out of the market, according to Allen and Abraham in “None Dare Call it Conspiracy”.
With their fortunes intact, they were able to buy companies for a fraction of their worth. Shares that had sold for a dollar might now cost a nickel, and the buying power, and wealth, of the rich increased enormously.
Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking Committee declared: “It was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence...The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so that they might emerge as rulers of us all”.
Curtis Dall, son-in-law of FDR and a syndicate manager for Lehman Brothers, an investment firm, was on the N.Y. Stock Exchange floor the day of the crash. In “FDR: My Exploited Father-In-Law”, he states: “...it was the calculated 'shearing' of the public by the World-Money powers triggered by the planned sudden shortage of call money in the New York Market”.
The Crash paved the way for the man Wall Street had groomed for the presidency, FDR. Portrayed as a “man of the little people”, the reality was that Roosevelt's family had been involved in New York banking since the eighteenth century.
Frederic Delano, FDR's uncle, served on the original Federal Reserve Board. FDR attended Groton and Harvard, and in the 1920's worked on Wall Street, sitting on the board of directors of eleven different corporations.
Dall wrote of his father-in-law: “...Most of his thoughts, his political 'ammunition,'...were carefully manufactured for him in advance by the CFR-One World Money group. Brilliantly... he exploded that prepared 'ammunition' in the middle of an unsuspecting target, the American people--and thus paid off and retained his internationalist political support”.
Taking America off the gold standard in 1934, FDR opened the way to unrestrained money supply expansion, decades of inflation--and credit revenues for banks. Raising gold prices from $20 an ounce to $35, FDR and Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (son of a founding CFR member), gave international bankers huge profits.
FDR's most remembered program, the “New Deal”, could only be financed through heavy borrowing. In effect, those who had caused the Depression loaned America the money to recover from it. Then, through the “National Recovery Administration”, proposed by Bernard Baruch in 1930, they were put in charge of regulating the economy. FDR appointed Baruch disciple Hugh Johnson to run the NRA, assisted by CFR member Gerard Swope. With broad powers to regulate wages, prices, and working conditions, it was, as Herbert Hoover wrote in his memoirs: “...pure fascism;...merely a remaking of Mussolini's 'corporate state'...”. The Supreme Court eventually ruled the NRA unconstitutional.
During the FDR years, the Council on Foreign Relations captured the political life of the U.S. Besides Treasury Secretary Morgenthau, other CFR members included Secretary of State Edward Stettinus, War Secretary Henry Stimson, and Assistant Secretary of State Sumner Welles. Since 1934 almost every United States Secretary of State has been a CFR member; and ALL Secretaries of War or Defense, from Henry L. Stimson through Richard Cheney.
The CIA has been under CFR control almost continuously since its creation, starting with Allen Dulles, founding member of the CFR and brother of Secretary of State under President Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles. Allen Dulles had been at the Paris Peace Conference, joined the CFR in 1926, and later became its president.
Since the 1940s, nearly ALL presidential candidates have been CFR members. President Truman, who was not a member, was advised by a group of “wise men”, all six of whom were CFR members, according to Gary Allen. In 1952 and 1956, CFR Adlai Stevenson challenged CFR Eisenhower. In 1960, CFR Kennedy (who was probably killed because he had the courage NOT to go along with all their plans) CFR Nixon. In 1976 Jimmy Carter, who is a member of the Trilateral Commission, created by David Rockefeller and CFR member Zbigniew Brzezinski with the goal of economic linkage between Japan, Europe, and the United States, and: “...managing the world economy...a smooth and peaceful evolution of the global system”. Also (though his name strangely disappears from the membership list in 1979) CFR director (1977-79) George Bush, and last but not least, CFR member Bill Clinton.
They have all promoted the “New World Order”, controlled by the United Nations. The problem is that “...the present United Nations organization is actually the creation of the CFR and is housed on land in Manhattan donated to it by the family of current CFR chairman David Rockefeller”, as Pat Robertson describes it.
Since that time the CFR and its friends in the mass media (largely controlled by CFR members such as Katherine Graham of the ‘Washington Post’ and Henry Luce of ‘Time, Life’), foundations, and political groups have lobbied consistently to grant the United Nations more authority and power. Bush and the Gulf War were but one of the latest calls for a “New World Order”.
Admiral Chester Ward, a member of the CFR for over a decade, became one of its harshest critics, revealing its inner workings in a 1975 book, “Kissinger ON THE COUCH”. In it he states “The most powerful cliques in these elitist groups have one objective in common: they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and national independence of the United States”.
Most members are one-world-government ideologists whose long-term goals were officially summed up in September 1961 State Department Document 7277, adopted by the Nixon Administration: “...elimination of all armed forces and armaments except those needed to maintain internal order within states and to furnish the United Nations with peace forces...by the time it (UN global government) would be so strong no nation could challenge it”.
Within the CFR there exists a “much smaller group but more powerful...made up of Wall Street international bankers and their key agents. Primarily, they want the world banking monopoly from whatever power ends up in control of the global government ...This CFR faction is headed by the Rockefeller brothers”, according to Ward.
Their founding they describe as: “American Participants in the Paris Peace Conference decided that it was time for more private Americans to become familiar with the increasing responsibilities and obligations of the United States...there was a need for an organization able to provide for the continuous study of U.S. foreign police for the benefits of its members and a wider audience of interested Americans”.
Mr. Blase says: “They are not AFFILIATED with government, they ARE the government, in effect”. And adds: “Today we have the spectacle of Spc. 4 Michael New, a U.S. soldier in Germany who refuses to wear the uniform of the UN, facing an ‘administrative discharge’. He states rightly that he swore an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution, not the United Nations. Many other Americans have taken that same oath, such as myself, and believe it is our sworn duty still to defend the Constitution, since an oath sworn before God must be fulfilled.
Meanwhile, others who attempt to destroy the Constitution and our sovereignty are given honors and position...At least they are not hypocrites...only supremely arrogant”.
James Warburg, son of CFR founder Paul Warburg, and a member of FDR's ‘brain trust’, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 17, 1950, “We shall have world government whether or not you like it--by conquest or consent”.
They are a group that actually has the power to do it, and is doing it every day, bit by bit.
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