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FACTS on Council of Foreign Relations

Foundation & Goals

  • Founded in 1921 by Col Edward Mandell House – chief adviser to President Woodrow Wilson.
  • USA organization – an offshoot of the British Fabian Society
  • Admitted goal – abolish the Constitution, replace independent Republic with World Government.

Board Members include

  • George Bush Snr – US President
    1991 – 382 CFR members served in Bush administration
  • Dick Cheney – US Vice-President
  • Strobe Talbot
  • Madeleine Albright
  • Tom Brokaw – NBC News
  • Colin L Powell
  • David Rockefeller
  • Stephen Biddle – expert in US National Security & Defence policies
  • Richard Haass – current President of the CFR
    Stated in an article entitled “State sovereignty must be altered in globalized era,”… that a system of world government must be created and sovereignty eliminated in order to fight global warming, as well as terrorism….Moreover, states must be prepared to cede some sovereignty to world bodies if the international system is to function…. Globalization thus implies that sovereignty is not only becoming weaker in reality, but that it needs to become weaker. States would be wise to weaken sovereignty in order to protect themselves…”

Members, Past & Present, include:

  • CFR members have controlled the last six US government administrations.
  • Republicans Eisenhower and Nixon
    Richard Nixon appointed at least 100 CFR members to high positions in his administration
    Nixon initiated the more open policy toward Red China.
  • Democrats Stevenson, Kennedy, Humphrey, and McGovern
  • Hubert H. Humpries – vice-president of USA
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Alexander Haig – Secretary of State
  • Michael Dukakis
  • General Colin Powell – Joint chief of Staffs Chairman
  • Secretary of State Dean Rusk
  • Robert Strauss – US Ambassador to the Soviet Union
  • Gerald Ford
  • Ronald Reagan’s campaign manager William J. Casey
    After Reagan’s win as President – 257 CFR members were govt officials
  • Walter Mondale – Carter’s running mate was a member
    Jimmy Carter packed his administration with 284 CFR members.
  • Ronald Reagan’s campaign manager William J. Casey was a member
    After Reagan’s win as President – 257 CFR members were govt officials
  • George P Schult – 10th Secretary of State in a row to be a member
    Started with Dean Acheson in Truman Administraton
  • Condoleeza Rice
  • Donald Rumsfeld – Secretary of Defence
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Timothy Geithner – President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
    Called for a new global monetary authority”, a de-facto global financial dictatorship, operating across borders and forcing nations and corporations to register and adhere to strict monitoring and regulations.
  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews – Vice President of World Resources Institute
    Stated in 1989 – “Environmental strains that transcend national borders are already beginning to break down the sacred boundaries of national sovereignty….”
  • Alan Greenspan – head of Federal Reserve Bank
  • Dan Rather – CBS News
  • Four top leaders of the Wall Street Journal hold membership in the CFR: Chairman & Publisher Peter R. Kann; Executive EditorNorman Pearlstine; Editor Robert L. Bartley; and Managing Editor Paul E. Steiger.
  • John J DeGioia – member of the US National Commission for UNESCO, Chair of its Education Committee, President of Georgetown University, represents Georgetown on the World Economic Forum, Rapporteur of the Global Agenda Councils focusing on Society & Values.
    His biography states that he is dedicated to helping “prepare young people for leadership roles in the global community.”
    In a report he states “We believe that this new moment also calls for a new media platform, across all media channels, a global non-profit ‘CNN’ providing a new form of independent journalism to inform, illuminate and deepen knowledge about issues that improve the state of the world.”
  • Harlan Cleveland – mentor for Richard Gardner
  • Richard Gardner –
    Wrote “The Hard Road To World Order” which called for world government & “an end run around national (USA) sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece.” The article urged the use of such agencies as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, even a UN military force, to achieve the means.
    Apparently involved in crafting the infamous State Department disarmament proposal entitled Freedom From War which calls for the succession of steps toward disarmament in USA & culminates in the complete turning over of national military forces to the UN.
    Wrote “The Case For Practical Internationalism” urging that internationalists take advantage of opportunities presented by 5 challenges – nuclear safety, AIDS, drug abuse, overpopulation & environmental destruction.
    Advisor to the UN for Bill Clinton
    US Ambassador to Spain
  • Clinton’s election involved the appointment of 2 CFR members (Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg) to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to secure abortion rights (population control), etc.
  • John J DeGioia – member of the US National Commission for UNESCO, Chair of its Education Committee, President of Georgetown University, represents Georgetown on the World Economic Forum, Rapporteur of the Global Agenda Councils focusing on Society & Values.
    His biography states that he is dedicated to helping “prepare young people for leadership roles in the global community.”
    In a report he states “We believe that this new moment also calls for a new media platform, across all media channels, a global non-profit ‘CNN’ providing a new form of independent journalism to inform, illuminate and deepen knowledge about issues that improve the state of the world.”
  • Rick Warren – Mentored by Peter Drucker, “Father of Modern management” Organized Purpose-Driven churches around the world Church congregations are seen as “resources” to be managed. Each church and each member of its congregation then has a “purpose” (e.g., combating global poverty) which needs to be “managed.” To the extent this is done, those churches and their members spend more and more time acting as social service conduits, and less time involved in traditional religious activities. Wrote The Purpose-Driven Life (2002), in which he emphasizes community, our being “more connected than we realize” Says the Holy Bible (New Century Version) indicates that God “is everywhere” and is “in everything.” 2008 formed his P.E.A.C.E. Coalition (his P.E.A.C.E. Plan began late 2003), a global alliance of churches, businesses, etc., addressing problems including poverty, disease, etc., around the world Also working with Tony Blair’s new Faith Foundation

Note

  • 1989 – Boris Yeltsin historical visit to the USA:
    He first had a meeting at the CFR headquarters before meeting the President.
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