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Council on Foreign Relations Influencing American Government

Council on Foreign Relations Influencing American Government

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Published by Steve Diggins
Origin and influence of the Council on Foreign Relations in the United States.
Origin and influence of the Council on Foreign Relations in the United States.

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Published by: Steve Diggins on Aug 02, 2009
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well-publicized incidents such as myencounter with Castro to attack theRockefeller family for the inordinateinfluence they claim we wield overAmerican political and economic in-stitutions. Some even believe we arepart of a secret cabal working againstthe best interests of the United States,characterizing my family and me as“internationalists” and of conspiringwith others around the world to builda more integrated global political andeconomic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I standguilty, and I am proud of it.Two major means the establishment em-ploys for controlling government policy:(1) through its influence within the twomajor parties and the mass media, it canusually assure that both the Republicanand Democratic presidential candidateswill be its own hand-picked men; (2) bystacking presidential cabinets with CFRmembers at key positions — especiallythose involving defense, finance, foreignpolicy, and national security — it can as-sure that America will move in the direc-tion it wants. Since the council’s foundingin 1921, 21 secretaries of defense or war,19 secretaries of the treasury, 17 secretariesof state, and 15 CIA directors have hailedfrom the Council on Foreign Relations.
Background
Prior to the CFR’s founding, what Con-gressman Charles Lindbergh, Sr. (thefather of the famous aviator) called the“Money Trust” — a cabal of internationalbankers including the houses of Rockefel-ler, Morgan, and Rothschild — conspiredto create the Federal Reserve System. Theiragents, such as Paul Warburg and Benja-min Strong, who had secretly planned theFed at a nine-day meeting on Jekyll Island,were then put in charge of the system it-self. This gave them control of Americaninterest rates, and, by virtue of this, controlof the stock market, as well as the capacityto have the U.S. government spend with-out limit by having the Fed create moneyfrom nothing. The result has been decadesof inflation and skyrocketing national debt.(For full details, see the April 13, 2009
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)Not just an accumulation of wealth,but a consolidation of political power wasinvolved. The Money Trust had backedWoodrow Wilson in the presidential elec-tions, and then controlled him through theirfront man, Edward Mandell House, wholived in the White House. The trust recog-nized how the power of government couldbe used to advance their own interests.Wilson, surrounded by the bankers,traveled to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, which was settlingthe aftermath of WorldWar I. His chief proposalthere, of course, was theLeague of Nations — afirst step toward worldgovernment. However,although the League wasestablished by the Ver-sailles Treaty, the UnitedStates did not join be-cause the Senate refusedto ratify the treaty.In response to this rejection, the bank-ers’ circle, still in Paris, held a series of meetings and proposed to establish a neworganization in the United States, whosepurpose would be to lead America into theLeague. This organization was incorporat-ed in New York City two years later as theCouncil on Foreign Relations.
Architects of a New World Order
The CFR’s goal was formation of an incre-mentally stronger world government. Ad-miral Chester Ward, former Judge Advo-cate of the U.S. Navy, was a CFR memberfor 16 years before resigning in disgust. Hestated: “The main purpose of the Councilon Foreign Relations is promoting the dis-armament of U.S. sovereignty and nationalindependence, and submergence into anall-powerful one-world government.”After World War II, the League’s suc-cessor, the United Nations, was born.Contrary to what the public is commonlytold, the UN was not founded by nationswho had tired of war. The UN was con-ceived by a group of CFR members in theState Department calling themselves theInformal Agenda Group. They drafted theoriginal proposal for the UN, and securedthe approval of President Roosevelt, whothen made establishing the UN his high-est postwar priority. When the UN heldits founding meeting in San Francisco in1945, 47 of the American delegates wereCFR members.Though the UN was not initially set up
Admiral Chester Ward was a CFR memberfor 16 years before resigning in disgust.He stated: “The main purpose of theCouncil on Foreign Relations is promotingthe disarmament of U.S. sovereignty andnational independence, and submergenceinto an all-powerful one-world government.”
The UN
was developed by the CFR’s “Informal Agenda Group” — not by nations tired ofwar — and financed by the Rockefellers.
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