Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign Relations
Thomas Allen

[Editor’s note: Footnotes in original have been omitted.]

To guarantee more surely their control over government, Illuminists set up organizations to train and provide Illuminists and their agents for high governmental posts and to develop plans to bring about their illuministic New World Order. The Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) in the United States and the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Great Britain serve the purpose of training and providing Illuminists for governmental offices. Through these organizations, the Illuminists control the financial and foreign polices of the United States and Great Britain Other groups, such as the Bilderberg Group, were organized to coordinate illuministic activities among governments, banks, business, academia, and the media. Groups were also organized to defend the interest of the Illuminists and to advance the cause of Illuminism.

Between 1909 and 1913, Milner help found Round Table Groups, semi-secret groups, in England; the chief British dependencies of South Africa, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand; and the United States. The Round Table Group in the United States included Frank Aydelotte (Rhodes scholar), George L. Beer, Erwin D. Canham (Rhodes scholar), Andrew Carnegie, Jerome D. Greene, Edward House, Otto Kahn, Thomas W. Lamont, Walter Lippman, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Whitney Shepardson, Benjamin Strong, Paul Warburg, and William Wiseman.[1] According to Dr. Carroll Quigley, “The original purpose of the groups was to seek to federate the English-speaking world. . . .”[2]

Money for organizing these Round Table Groups came from the Rhodes Trust, Alfred and Otto Beit, Sir Abe Bailey (owner of the Transvaal mines and collaborator with Milner in starting the Boer War), and other associates and followers of Cecil Rhodes. After 1915, the Astor family became financial backers. By 1925, financial backers included Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, organizations associated with J. P. Morgan, Jr., the Rockefeller family, the Whitney family, associates of Morgan, Grenfell, and Co., associates of Lazard Brothers, and various foundations and other wealthy individuals.[3] Other financial backers of the Round Table Groups were Lord Nathaniel Mayer Rothschild, the Duke of Bradford, and Lord Iveagh.[4]

Out of the Round Table Groups came the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Great Britain and the Council on Foreign Relations in the United States. (The original plans for these two organizations were drawn up in Paris while the peace negations at the end of World War I were taking place.) These two organizations were set up as independent bodies instead of branches of a single institution to conceal that they were fronts for the Round Table Groups.

In 1919, F.D.L. Astor, Baron John Jacob Astor of Hever (later chairman of The Times and director of Hambros Bank), M.L. Astor, Sir Abe Bailey, Sir Otto Beit (trustee of the Rhode estate and director of the British South Africa Co.), Sir Julien Cahn, Lionel Curtis (colonial secretary of Transvaal), Alfred Milner, Percy Alport Molteno, and John W. Wheeler-Bennett (later General Eisenhower’s political advisor during World War II) founded the Royal Institute of International Affairs.[5] Curtis had the primary task of organizing the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Great Britain and each British dominion. The Royal Institute of International Affairs was a front organization of the Round Table Groups. Sir Abe Bailey, Sir Alfred Beit, and the Astor family were the principal financial supporters of this institute. (Later various Rothschild interests, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Carnegie Corp. became the major sources of financing.) R.W. Leonard, president of the Coniagas Mines, was its first president.

The primary goal of the Royal Institute of International Affairs was to perpetrate British power, to unite the world under British control, that is under the control of the Illuminists who control Great Britain. However, with the death of Milner in 1925, the international financiers gained control of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Round Table Groups. They changed the goals of these organizations to serve their purposes.

Edward Mandell House was the principal organizer of the Council on Foreign Relations, which was incorporated in 1921. Jerome Greene was House’s principal aide in organizing the Council on Foreign Relations. It was founded as a front for the American branch of the Round Table Group and for Morgan’s financial empire. (By World War II the Rockefeller financial empire had gained preeminence over Morgan in control of the Council on Foreign Relations.) Among the Morgan agents involved in organizing and running the Council on Foreign Relations were Lamont and Beer. Russell Leffingwell, one of Morgan’s partners, was its first chairman. Other Morgan men who were early members were Paul Cravath, John W. Davis, Norman Davis, and Russell Leffingwell.[6] Financial backers included Nelson Aldrich, Bernard Baruch, J.P. Morgan, Jr., John D. Rockefeller, Jacob Schiff, and Frank Vanderlip—all of whom were either international financiers or closely allied with them.[7] Among the charter members were Nelson Aldrich, Bernard Baruch, John W. Davis (J.P. Morgan Jr.’s personal attorney and a founder of the English-Speaking Union), Allen Dulles (later head of the Central Intelligence Agency), John Foster Dulles (later Secretary of State), Averell Harriman, Christian Herter (later Eisenhower’s Secretary of State), Walter Lippman (“the authentic spokesman in American journalism for the Establishment”), J.P. Morgan, Jr., Elihu Root (Theodore Roosevelt’s Secretary of State), Henry L. Stimson (later Secretary of War and a member of Skull and Bones), William Boyce Thompson (director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Otto Kahn, John D. Rockefeller, Jacob Schiff, and Paul Warburg (who was one of the incorporators).[8] In 1929, the Rockefellers provided the headquarters building.

The Council on Foreign Relations became a powerful force in the United States after 1927 when the Rockefeller Foundation began funding it. Later, the Carnegie foundations, German Marshall Fund, McKnight Foundation, Dillon Fund, Ford Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Starr Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trusts became significant sources of funds.[9] Major corporations also funded it. (Their financial support bought them special briefings from high ranking governmental officials on information not publicly available—thus, they gain advantage over their competitors.)

One of its primary purposes was to ensure that the United States would become part of the world governance following the next world war as part of the Illuminists’ goal of creating a one-world socialist system that included the United States (where the elite of the international financiers would have a global banking monopoly). Thus, a primary goal of the Council on Foreign Relations is to destroy the United States Constitution and the United States as an independent country. (A necessary step toward this goal was the destruction of the sovereignty and independence of the 50 States. They had to be reduced to administrative provinces of the United States government. This destruction has been achieved.) Its goal is according to Admiral Chester Ward, CFR member, “to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the United States. . . . Primarily, they want the world banking monopoly from whatever power ends in the control of global government.”[10] The American Legion has condemned the Council on Foreign Relation “as being actively engaged in destroying the Constitution and sovereignty of the United States of America.”[11] The Council on Foreign Relations seeks to fulfill the illuministic dream of submerging the United States into the global state of the New World Order where the international financiers and other Illuminists rule.

When Franklin Roosevelt assumed the office of the President, he brought with him the idle rich, Communists, and members of the Council on Foreign Relations. With the outbreak of World War II in 1939, the Council on Foreign Relations began formulating the war and foreign policies of the United States. By 1942, it had captured control of the State Department. Through the Council on Foreign Relations, the Illuminists gained control of the United States government during the Roosevelt administration. They have maintained control ever since then.

Through the Council of Foreign Relations, the Illuminists have gained control of both major political parties in America and the federal government. Since its founding a majority of the presidents (Hoover, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Ford, Carter, G.H.W. Bush, and Clinton) have been CFR members. Since the 1920s, the Council on Foreign Relations has controlled the foreign policy of the United States. Since World War II, a member of the Council of Foreign Relations has nearly always held the offices of the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Advisor, which are the four most influential offices in the United States government next to the President.[12] All but one director of the Central Intelligence Agency have been members of the Council of Foreign Relations.[13] More than 90 percent of the Kennedy administration were members of the Council of Foreign Relations.[14] In the Nixon administration, at least 110 people in top governmental positions were members of the Council of Foreign Relations. The Clinton administration had more than 100 members.

About the power of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Chicago Tribune wrote in 1950:
The members of the council are persons of much more than average influence in their community. They have used the prestige that their wealth, their social position, and their education have given them to lead their country toward bankruptcy and military debacle. They should look at their hands. There is blood on them—the dried blood of the last war and the fresh blood of the present one [the Korean War].[15]
This commentary is more true today than when it was written. (The Council on Foreign Relation wasted more than 50,000 American lives in the Vietnam War and now seems determined to waste at least that many in its War on Terrorism.)

Tax-free foundations, such as the Rockefeller, Ford, and Carnegie foundations, which members of the Council on Foreign Relations control, have supported the Council of Foreign Relations and allied organizations. Also, through the Council on Foreign Relations, Illuminists control the Federal Reserve System and, thereby, the economy of the United States. Members of the Council on Foreign Relations also control major universities and most multinational corporations.

Through the Council on Foreign Relations, Illuminists have gained control of West Point and the United States military. Commandants of West Point over recent decades have been members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Many senior commanders have been members of the Council on Foreign Relations. They include John T. Chain (Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Operations, U.S. Air Force), Paul F. Gorman (Commander and Chief, U. S. Southern Command), Bernard W. Rogers (Supreme Allied Commander, Europe), John W. Vessel, Jr. (Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff), John W. Wickham, Jr., (Chief of Staff, U. S. Army). With one exception, every secretary of defense since 1957 has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations or Trilateral Commission.[16] Thus, using the Council on Foreign Relations, the Illuminists have executed Weishaup’s strategy: “First, the military academies and the military.” (In Great Britain, the Illuminists seem to rely more on Freemasonry to control the military.)

Through the Council on Foreign Relations and foundations, Illuminists control think-tanks, such as Brookings Institute, Rand Corp., Hudson Institute, and Middle East Institute. These think-tanks spew out information that influences government, public education, and public opinion. The propaganda produced by these think-tanks subtly promote socialism and globalism—hence, the New World Order. They are “little more than propaganda divisions of the Rockefeller establishment, generating tainted data.”[17]

Furthermore, the Council on Foreign Relations controls the news media. Thus, its control over the United States government is never really revealed in the establishment media—NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, etc. Not only are most chief executives of the major networks members of the Council on Foreign Relations, so are most of the broadcasters and chief reporters. (Not only do the Rockefellers control the major networks through the Council on Foreign Relations, they also control them through their banks, which own a controlling interest in them.) The Rockefellers through the Council on Foreign Relation also control the major wire services. Members of the Council on Foreign Relations control the major newspapers and magazines. Members of the Council on Foreign Relations even control the major publishers. Furthermore, through interlocking directors, the international bankers and multinational corporations control the major news media. Most of the newspapers not directly controlled by Illuminists are controlled through advertising money. If a newspaper prints a story that the Illuminists do not want printed, the paper loses advertising revenue. Thus, the media “do not simply report the news, they actively manage information, censor information, and manipulate images in order to promote those cause they espouse.”[18] The illuministic controlled media often select and report news that support the positions of Illuminists or that undermine contrary positions. As Walter Lippman, a founder of the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote, “News and the truth are not the same thing. . . .”[19] So much for an independent press.

Some of communication executives, journalists, and correspondents who are (or were) members of the Council on Foreign Relations are Steward Alsop (Newsweek), William Atwood (Look), Frederick Beebe (Newsweek), Michael Bloomberg (Bloomberg Financial Markets), David Brinkley (NBC), Tom Brokaw (NBC), William F. Buckley, Jr. (National Review), John Chancellor (NBC), Robert Christopher (Newsweek), Norman Cousins (Saturday Review), John Cowles (Look, Harper’s, Harper and Row, Minneapolis Tribune, Des Moines Register), Gardner Cowles (Look, Harper’s, Harper and Row, Cowles Communications), Orvil E. Dryfoos (New York Times), Michael Eisner (Disney/ABC, a Jew), Osborne Elliot (Newsweek), Georgie Anne Geyer (syndicated columnist), Katharine Graham (Washington Post, Newsweek, Associated Press), Philip Graham (Newsweek), George V. Grune (Reader’s Digest), Karen Elliott House (Wall Street Journal), Walter Isaacson (CNN News Group and a Rhodes Scholar), Peter Kann (Dow Jones and Co.), Ted Koppel (ABC), Jim Lehrer (PBS), Irving R. Levine (NBC), Sol Linowitz (Time, Inc.), Richard Lowry (National Review), Henry Luce (Time, Inc., Life, Time, Fortune, Little, Brown and Co.), Jason McManus (Time, Rhodes Scholar), Bill Moyers (CBS), Malcolm Muir (Newsweek), Rupert Murdoch (News Corp.), Frank Murphy (Los Angeles Times), Thomas Murphy (ABC), Michael O’Neill (CBS), William S. Paley (CBS and a Jew), Richard D. Parsons (AOL Time Warner), Dan Rather (CBS), James Reston (New York Times), A.M. Rosenthal (New York Times), David Sarnoff (NBC and a Jew), Dianne Sawyer (ABC), Tony Snow (Fox News), Frank Stanton (CBS), Donna Shalala (Gannett News Service), Arthur Hays Sulzberger (New York Times), Arthur Ochs Sulzberger (New York Times), Arthur Taylor (CBS), Laurence A. Tisch (CBS), Barbara Walters (ABC), John F. Welch, Jr. (NBC), and George Will (Washington Post, Newsweek).

Through their control of movies, television, radio, and newspapers and other print media, the Illuminists have achieved what Edward Bernays, “the Father of Public Opinion,” wrote about in 1928: “Those who manipulate the organized habits and opinions of the masses constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of the country. . . .”[20] Thus, the Illuminists are the invisible government of the Western World, if not the planet, and are truly the ruling power.

The international banks (Kuhn, Loeb and Co.; Lazard Freres, which is directly afflicted with the Rothschilds ; Dillon, Reed; Lehman Brothers; Goldman, Sachs; Brown Brothers, Harriman; J.P. Morgan Chase and Co.; First National City Bank; Chemical Bank; and Manufacture Hanover Trust Bank) are represented on the Council of Foreign Relations. Most major multinational corporations are also represented on the Council on Foreign Relations, i.e., members of the Council on Foreign Relations control the major multinational corporations.

The ultimate goal of the Council on Foreign Relations is to destroy the sovereignty and independence of the United States and to merge them into the world government of the New World Order. To accomplish this goal, it must suppress racial, ethnic, and national loyalty.

According to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., a CFR member, the Council on Foreign Relations is among the front groups of the power elite, the Illuminists. Using the Council on Foreign Relations, the Illuminists have brought about a concealed revolution in the United States. Because this revolution lacked the violence of the French Revolution or the Bolshevik Revolution, most Americans have been unaware of it. The United States government was changed from a constitutional federal republic ruled by the people to a democratic fascist state ruled by the Illuminists. The trappings of the Constitution remain as there is still the President, Congress elected by the people, and the Supreme Court, and State governments elected by the people. However, the soul of the United States Constitution has been gutted. What now passes for the constitutional federal republic today is completely alien to what the founding fathers established.

[Editor’s note: References in original are omitted.]

1. “House of Morgan,”, May 1, 2001. “Kuhn-Loeb,”, May 1, 2001. W. Cleon Skousen, The Naked Capitalist: A Review and Commentary on Dr. Carroll Quigley’s Book Tragedy and Hope (Salt Lake City, Utah, 1971), p. 33.

2. Stanley Monteith, Brotherhood of Darkness (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Hearthstone, 2000), p. 90.

3. Skousen, p. 33.

4. Eustace Mullins, The World Order: Our Secret Rulers (Second edition. Staunton, Virginia: Ezra Pound Institute of Civilization, 1992), p. 22.

5. Ibid., pp. 50-51.

6. “Council of Foreign Relations,”, May 1, 2001.

7. Gary Allen, None Dare Call It Conspiracy (Seal Beach, California: Concord Press, n.d.), p. 82.

8. William Blase, “The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the New World Order,” 1995,, Dec. 12, 2002. Dennis L. Cuddy, Now Is the Dawning of the New Age New World Order (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Hearthstone Publishing, 2000), p. 162. Gary H. Kah, En Route to Global Occupation (Lafayette, Louisiana: Huntington House Publishers, 1992), p. 31. Skousen, pp. 52-53.

9. Sterling E. Lacy, Valley of Decision (Texarkana, Texas: Dayspring Products, Inc., 1992), p. 55. Jim Marrs, Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids (New York, New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2000), p. 34. Dan Smoot, The Invisible Government (Dallas, Texas: The Dan Smoot Report, Inc., 1962), p. 4.

10. Marrs, p. 35.

11. Dennis L. Cuddy, The Globalists: The Power Elite Exposed (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Hearthstone Publishing, 2001), p. 114.

12. Kah, p. 53.

13. Monteith, p. 37.

14. H.S. Kenan, The Federal Reserve Bank (Los Angeles, California: The Noontide Press, 1966), p. 84. Mary M. Davidson, The Profound Revolution (Omaha, Nebraska: The Greater Nebraskan, n.d.), p. 4.

15. Allen, pp. 92-93.

16. Kah, p. 53.

17. Ibid., p. 61.

18. Paul McGuire, Who Will Rule the Future: A Resistance to the New World Order (Lafayette, Louisiana: Huntington House Publishers, 1991), p. 53.

19. Dennis Behreandt, “Understanding the News,” The New American, Feb. 10, 2003, col. 2, p. 55.

20. Cuddy, Globalists, p. 87

Copyright © 2010 by Thomas Coley Allen.

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