Excerpted from the book
The Bilderberg Group
by Daniel Estulin
Independent Publishers Group, 2005, paperback
David Rockefeller, Memoirs, page 405
Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as “internationalists” and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.
The Trilateral Commission was established in 1973. Its founder and primary mover was international financier David Rockefeller, longtime chairman of the Rockefeller family-controlled Chase Manhattan Bank. Journalist Bill Moyers spoke about the power of David Rockefeller in a TV documentary, The Secret Government in 1980: “David Rockefeller is the most conspicuous representative today of the ruling class, a multinational fraternity of men who shape the global economy and manage the flow of its capital … Private citizen David Rockefeller is accorded privileges of a head of state … He is untouched by customs or passport offices and hardly pauses for traffic lights.”
The first meeting of the Trilateral Commission was held in Tokyo between October 21 and 23, 1973. Sixty-five persons represented the North American group. Of those, 35 were also affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Trilateral Commission is divided into three regions – American, European and Pacific Asian. American headquarters are in Washington; European, in Paris; and Asian, in Tokyo. The 2006 annual three-day Trilateral Commission meeting was held in Tokyo, the 2007 was held in Brussels and the 2008, from April 25 to 28 in Washington, D.C. The meetings are closed to the public, and the non-aligned media denied access.
Gary Allen, in The Rockefeller File, made a prediction concerning the Trilateral Commission
If the Triangle Papers are any indication, we can look for four major thrusts toward world economic controls.
The first, he noted, would pursue a renovated world monetary system; the second would loot U.S. resources for the further radicalization of “have-not” nations; the third would step-up trade with the Communists, and the fourth would milk the energy crisis to gain greater international control.
In the decades since Allen assessed the Commission’s intentions in its first position papers, what has the TC actually accomplished?
No. 1: We’ve seen two regional economic blocks emerge – the European Community, and the Union of the Americas with the adoption of the National Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The soon-to-be-created Asian monetary union is waiting in the wings.
No. 2: The U.S. and western nations have heavily subsidized and carried debt for Third World countries.
No. 3: The U.S. sent billions of dollars worth of technology to the Soviets and the Chinese, and established burgeoning trade following its détente with the Chinese and the Russians.
No. 4: We’ve seen one energy crisis after another beginning with the 1973 Suez Crisis, more recently the Desert Storm action of the early ’90s to restore world oil production to Kuwait following Iraq’s invasion to annex the oil fields, and now the ongoing war in Iraq. U.S. justification for invading Iraq was to secure weapons of mass destruction – these threatened world stability – but they never materialized; so obviously, the Americans’ true purpose was to manipulate the flow of Middle East oil, despite promises to free the Iraqi people to build their own democracy.
In the late 1970s, then-Federal Reserve Chairman, Paul Voicker – a Trilateralist, who once worked for the Rockefeller’s Chase Manhattan Bank – didn’t mince words when he told the American people how these “economic pressures” would affect them. “The standard [of living] of the average American has to decline.”
Volcker was a man of his word. Under his “fiscal austerity” program implemented during President Jimmy Carter’s administration in October 1979, the Treasury bill rate increased an unfathomable six percent during a six month period. Interest rates soared from five percent in 1977 to over 18 percent in 1980, as measured by the rate paid by the government on Treasury bills. The increase added further momentum to the inflation that sent the ’80s and early ’90s into an economic slump that was comparable to the Great Depression in the way it restructured the global economy and eliminated industrial jobs.
professor Zbigniew Brzezinski of Columbia University, in his book Technotronic Era
… people, governments and economies of all nations must serve the needs of multinational banks and corporations.
[Zbigniew] Brezezinski (1970) in Foreign Affairs, the CFR publication… He suggested the “creation of a community of the developed nations, which can effectively address itself to the larger concerns confronting mankind …. A council representing the United States, Western Europe, and Japan, with regular meetings of the heads of governments as well as some small standing machinery, would be a good start.
These words must have been the call-to-arms that set David Rockefeller in action, for in the spring of 1972, he broached the idea of a Trilateral Commission at the annual Bilderberger meeting in Knokke, Belgium.
Two months after the Bilderberg meeting, in July 1972, David Rockefeller lent his famous Pocantico Hills estate in New York’s Hudson Valley to be the headquarters for the first organizational meetings of the Trilateral Commission. Two-hundred-and-fifty financiers and industrialists, with interlocking memberships in the Bilderberg Group and the CFR, attended that first get-together.
Washington Post, January 16, 197,7 about the Trilateral Commission
Trilateralists are not three-sided people. They are members of a private, though not secret, international organization put together by the wealthy banker, David Rockefeller, to stimulate the [E]stablishment dialogue between Western Europe, Japan and the United States. But here is the unsettling thing about the Trilateral Commission. The President-elect [Carter] is a member. So is the Vice President-elect Walter F. Mondale. So are the new Secretaries of State, Defense and Treasury: Cyrus R. Vance, Harold Brown and W. Michael Blumenthal. So is Zibigniew Brzezinski, who is a former Trilateral director and Carter’s national security adviser, also a bunch of others who will make foreign policy for America in the next four years.
The Establishment crowd “got the message.” Soon after, Katherine Graham, Chairperson of the Board of Washington Post Companies, was offered a Trilateral membership to go along with her memberships in the Bilderberg Group and Council on Foreign Relations. From then on, that leading newspaper no longer felt it necessary to shine the light of truth on the newest of “private” organizations.
Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw, in The Commanding ‘ Heights
The Establishment, represented by the TC (Trilateral Commission) , CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) and Bilderberg elite were incensed that [Richard Nixon’s] government officials were now in the business of setting prices and wages.
David Rockefeller’s plan for the Trilateral Commission which he founded
… [to encourage] unity among the industrialized powers as a temporary alterative to a United Nations increasingly dominated by radicalized Third World states, so that together they could achieve his goal of amore integrated global political and economic structure.
Doug Henwood, economist, Left Business Observer 1991
… each member of the Triad [Trilateral Commission – US, EU, Japan] has gathered under itself a handful of poor countries to act as sweatshops, plantations, and mines: the U.S. has Latin America; the EC, Eastern and Southern Europe and Africa; and Japan, Southeast Asia. In a few cases, two Triad members share a country – Taiwan and Singapore are split between Japan and the U.S.; Argentina, between the U.S. and the EC; Malaysia, between the EC and Japan; and India is shared by all three.
[David] Rockefeller’s strategy reveals something fundamental about wealth and power: it does not matter how much money one has; unless it is employed to capture and control those organizations that produce the ideas and the policies that guide governments and the people who eventually serve in them, the real power of a great fortune will never be realized.
U.S. Senator Goldwater in his book ‘With No Apologies’, termed the Trilateral Commission
… David Rockefeller’s newest international cabal. It is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States.
Senator Jesse Helms, December 15, 1987
This campaign against the American people – against traditional American culture and values – is systematic psychological warfare. It is orchestrated by a vast array of interests comprising not only the Eastern establishment but also the radical left. Among this group, we find the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the money center banks and multinational corporations, the media, the educational establishment, the entertainment industry, and the large tax-exempt foundations.
Mr. President, a careful examination of what is happening behind the scenes reveals that all of these interests are working to create what some refer to as a New World Order. Private organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Trilateral Commission, the Dartmouth Conference, the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, the Atlantic Institute, and the Bilderberger Group serve to disseminate and to coordinate the plans for this so-called New World Order in powerful business, financial, academic, and official circles ….
The influence of establishment insiders over our foreign policy has become a fact of life in our time. This pervasive influence runs contrary to the real long-term national security of our Nation. It is an influence which, if unchecked, could ultimately subvert our constitutional order.
U.S. Senator Goldwater in his book ‘With No Apologies’
What the Trilaterals truly intend is the creation of worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nationstates involved …. As managers and creators of the system, they will rule the future.
Harvard political scientist Samuel Huntington in a 1974 report: The Crisis of Democracy
[A democratic republic] is only one way of constituting authority, and it not necessarily a universally applicable one… there are potentially desirable limits to the indefinite extension of political democracy… A government will have little ability,, short of cataclysmic crisis to impose on its people the sacrifice which may be necessary… In many situations, the claims of expertise, seniority, experience and special talents may override the claims of democracy as a way of constituting authority …. The arenas where democratic procedures are appropriate are, in short, limited.
PBS [Public Broadcasting Service] is a non-profit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation’s public television stations. A trusted community resource, PBS uses the power of noncommercial television, the Internet and other media to enrich the lives of all Americans through quality programs and education services that inform, inspire and delight. Available to 99 percent of American homes with televisions and to an increasing number of digital multimedia households, PBS serves nearly 90 million people each week.
The cornerstone of PBS’s programming is the evening television news program, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Jim Lehrer, however, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. For most of PBS’ history, funding was provided by AT&T [a CFR company]; Archer Daniels Midland, whose Chairman Dwayne Andreas was a member of the Trilateral Commission; PepsiCo [a CFR company], whose newly promoted Chief Executive Officer, Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, is a Bilderberger and a Trilateral Commission Executive Committee member; and Smith Barney [a CFR company], one of the world’s leading financial institutions. Furthermore, Smith Barney is interlocked with Citigroup Inc., a global financial services company that is a member of the Bilderberg Group, the CFR and the Trilateral Commission.
Journalists who participate in The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer are some of the best-known political pundits in the United States, such as Paul Gigot, David Gergen, William Kristol and William Safire. All of them belong to the Bilderberg Group, the CFR or the Trilateral Commission.
Craig S. Karpel wrote “Cartergate: The Death of Democracy” for Penthouse’s November 1977
The presidency of the United States and key cabinet departments of the federal government have been taken over by a private organization dedicated to the subordination of the domestic interests of the United States to the < international interests of the multi-national banks and corporations. It would be unfair to say that the Trilateral Commission dominates the Carter Administration; the Trilateral Commission is the Carter Administration.
Henry Kissinger’s declaration to the head of state of Canada
Jimmy Carter is not the President of the United States. The Trilateral Commission is the President of the United States; I represent the Trilateral Commission.
Interlocking directorates and world market shares provide the greatest political power because individual transnational corporations participate not as individual or autonomous companies but as parts of a whole network or integrated systems. The Trilateral Commission is the further extension of this network.
The Trilateral/Bilderberg/CFR model is composed of top financial managers and Establishment insiders. The key, however, to achieving the centralized power the TC covets is finding “a way to get us to surrender our liberties in the name of some common threat or crisis. The foundations, educational institutions, and research think tanks supported by members of the Trilateral Commission and Council on Foreign Relations oblige by financing so-called ‘studies’ which are then used to justify their every excess. The excuses vary, but the target is always individual liberty. Our liberty.
And despite the primarily financial nature of both their motives and methods, they are not without political goals: “Although the Commission’s primary concern is economic, the Trilateralists have pinpointed a vital political objective: to gain control of the American Presidency.
PACKAGING A PRESIDENT
In the spring of 1972, a high profile group of men gathered for dinner with W. Averell Harriman, the grand old man of the Democratic Party, a Bilderberger and member of the CFR. Also present were Milton Katz, a CFR member and Director of International Studies at Harvard, Robert Bowie, who would later become Deputy Director of the CIA, George Franklin, David Rockefeller’s coordinator for the Trilateral Commission, and Gerald Smith, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Non-Proliferation Matters. The focus of their discussion was the not-too-distant 1976 U.S. Presidential elections. Harriman suggested that if the Democrats wanted to recapture the White House, “we had better get off our high horses and look at some of those southern governors.” Several names cropped up. Among them were James Earl Carter, governor of Georgia, Reubin Askew, governor of Florida, and Terry Sanford, former governor of North Carolina and, at the time, President of Duke University.
Katz is reported to have promptly informed David Rockefeller that Carter was a viable candidate and could be sold politically to the American public. In the fall of 1973, Rockefeller invited Carter for dinner in London, in order to better acquaint himself with Georgia’s governor. As he listened to the southern gentleman, he became convinced that Carter was ideally suited to become the next U.S. president.
The Times of London gave an account of the developing Rockefeller-Carter relationship:
“Governor Jimmy Carter, 1976 Democratic Presidential candidate, has for reasons known only to himself professed to be an innocent abroad, but the record is somewhat different. As Governor of Georgia, a state aspiring to be the centre of the New South, he led the state trade missions abroad. While in London in the autumn of 1973 he dined with another American visitor, but by no means an innocent, Mr. David Rockefeller of Chase Manhattan Bank. Mr. Rockefeller was then establishing, with the help of Professor Brzezinski of Columbia University, an international group now known as the Trilateral Commission. He was looking for American members.., was impressed by the Governor, if only because he had ventured abroad, and invited him to join. Governor Carter, perhaps because he was already eyeing the White House from afar, was only too happy to accept.”
Rockefeller felt that Carter “could project an image of a Southern Governor that could be used to fool many voters by appearing ‘conservative’ or ‘moderate,’ while in fact favoring the most left-wing of agendas. The idea was to use Carter to court both White and Black voters who could be delivered by the Democrat Party’s big urban political machines.
In fact, before moving forward, we should backtrack to the “screening” process and to 1973. That year, Carter and Askew were invited to David Rockefeller’s Tarrytown, New York estate. Also present was Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was helping Rockefeller screen prospects for the Trilateral Commission. Carter’s southern gentility charmed both men, but what impressed them more was that Carter had already opened up trade offices for the state of Georgia in Brussels and Tokyo. This seemed to fit perfectly with the aspirations of the Trilateral Commission.
However, what truly impressed them wasn’t Carter’s independence. Rather, what endeared Carter to the Establishment crowd was his ruthlessness and ambition. As Gary Allen writes in his controversial 1976 book, jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter: “Carter’s overwhelming ambition and corruptibility made him vulnerable. It included conniving with his own personal banker, Bert Lance, to funnel bank depositors’ money into Carter’s peanut business and into the bank accounts of Lance associates and family members to finance Carter’s campaign, while waiting for federal matching funds. The illegalities involved were enough to send the whole gang to jail. And the key to exposure was in the hands of David Rockefeller and his fellow banking insiders.”
Thus, a peanut farmer was plucked out of the peanut field by the CFI/Bilderberg and soon-to-be Trilateral Commission organizations and “discovered” as a potential presidential candidate.
In Carter’s acceptance speech after winning the nomination at the Democratic National Convention, he attacked the “unholy, self-perpetuating alliances [that] have been formed between money and politics.., a political and economic elite who have shaped decisions and never had to account for mistakes nor to suffer from injustice. When unemployment prevails, they never stand in line for a job. When deprivation results from a confused welfare system, they never do without food, or clothing or a place to sleep. When public schools are inferior or torn by strife, their children go to exclusive private schools. And when bureaucracy is bloated and confused, the powerful always manage to discover and occupy niches of special influence and privilege.
On the basis of the last paragraph, one may actually feel inclined to believe that jimmy Carter truly was an outsider. But, was he really? Let’s see. Twelve individuals belonging to the CFR/TC combines, according to a June 1976 article in the Los Angeles Times, helped Carter prepare his first major speech on foreign policy: Zbigniew Brzezinski, Richard Cooper, Richard Gardner, Henry Owen, Edwin 0. Reischauer, Averell Harriman, Anthony Lake, Robert Bowie, Milton Katz, Abram Chayes, George Ball and Cyrus Vance. With a writing team like this, how could Carter come up with a bad political speech? But each of these men was an insider heavyweight with an agenda. Most belonged to the Bilderberg Group. All were members of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. In the speech they created for Carter, they created what the American people craved to hear from a prospective leader.
Carter’s early support group from Atlanta, in his pre-candidate days, featured several people “with very close ties to the Rockefeller family, such as Gambrell, Kirbo and Austin.”” The “outsider” Gambrell family was a major shareholder in Eastern Airlines, where David’s brother Laurence Rockefeller was the biggest individual shareholder.
However, Carter played the role of an outsider to perfection. And, immediately upon entering the White House, he filled many of the administrative positions with CFR and Trilateralist insiders. An astounding 40 of the American Trilateral members joined the Carter Administration. In all, 291 members of either the CFR or TC or both formed part of the Carter presidency; among them, of course, both President Carter and Vice President Mondale.
The December 2, 1976 edition of the Wall Street Journal covered the screening of sixteen prospects in Plains, Georgia, and reported that Cyrus Vance, Trilateralist, was to be given the post of Secretary of State. At the time, he was a director of IBM, Pan-Am Airways, and a member of the Foreign Policy Task Force, vice-chairman of the CFR as well as a former Deputy Director of Defense. With such an associate, Carter could hardly be called an outsider. Michael Blumenthal, a Trilateralist and a member of the CFR, was given the post of Secretary of Treasury. This appointment was quickly followed by that of Harold Brown, TC/CFR, to the post of Secretary of Defense. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Bilderberg, CFWTC, was chosen to become Carter’s National Security Advisor. Andrew Young, CFR, TC, became U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Paul A. Voicker became Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.”
U.S. News and World Report took note of the unmistakable influence of Trilateralists on Jimmy Carter: The Trilateralists have taken charge of foreign policy-making in the Carter Administration, and already the immense power they wield is sparking some controversy. Active or former members of the Trilateral Commission now head every key agency involved in mapping U.S. strategy for dealing with the rest of the world.”
In fact, if we are to compare Carter’s words in 1976 to what Ronald Reagan said during his campaign against Carter in 1980, as quoted in Time’s issue of October 20, we may be shocked at the similarity of language and ideas. These are Reagan’s words: “I think there is an elite in this country, and they are the very ones who run an elitist government. They want a government by a handful of people because they don’t believe the people themselves can run their lives… Are we going to have an elitist government that makes decisions for people’s lives, or are we going to believe as we have for so many decades, that the people can make these decisions for themselves?”
Was Reagan an anti-Trilateralist? Hardly. Reagan’s campaign was managed by William J. Casey, former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Reagan’s future Director of the CIA. Casey was a full-fledged Trilateralist. Active CFR and Trilateralist members such as Caspar Weinberger, Anne Armstrong, David Packard, George H. Weyerhauser, Bill Brock and William A. Hewitt helped manage Reagan’s campaign.
Additionally, Reagan’s 59-member transition team responsible for selection and screening of candidates for major governmental posts consisted of 28 CFR members, 10 Bilderbergers and 10 Trilateralists. Amongst them figured such “outsiders” as Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig, George Shultz (former Secretary of Treasury under Nixon), Donald Rumsfeld and Alan Greenspan.
Yet, this maneuvering would never have become nearly as effective or even possible had it not been for the close cooperation between the media and people under the control of the Bilderberger/CFPTC apparatus. When in December 1975, seven months before the Democratic National Convention, the Gallup Poll indicated that only 5% of registered Democrats wanted Carter as President, alarms went off in the plush offices of David Rockefeller. For Carter to win the nomination, they needed to create the most elaborate media campaign in history – just like the media circus we have come to expect today from any top name in the entertainment industry – all in the effort to convince the electorate that James Earl Carter was indeed America’s only hope for a better future.
But, former Georgia Governor Lester Maddox spoke out against Carter’s candidacy: “Based on false, misleading and deceiving statements and actions… Jimmy Carter, in my opinion, neither deserves or should expect one vote from the American people.”
Nevertheless, the American people, with the help of incessant bombardment from the media, convinced themselves that Carter was indeed their first choice.
Cyrus Vance (CFR), then on the board of the New York Times, and Hedley Donovan, then editor-in-chief of Time magazine, (a CFWTC member as well as director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) used Time’s elaborate range of resources to aid Carter’s campaign. First, Time painted Carter as an “outsider with no connections to the corrupt politics of Washington.
But of course Time had been pushing Carter for sometime: “After Time devoted a flattering 1971 cover photo to him as a progressive Southern governor, it used that cover photo in all of Time’s ads in other magazines through 1975. The Time reports on the Carter campaign were so adulatory that they could scarcely be differentiated from the campaign’s own literature.
Senator Barry Goldwater in his book ‘With No Apologies’
David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski found jimmy Carter to be their ideal candidate. They helped him win the nomination, and the presidency.
Gary Allen, The Rockefeller File
“To the Rockefellers socialism is not a system for redistributing wealth – especially not for redistributing their wealth – but a system to control people and competitors. Socialism puts power in the hands of the government. And since the Rockefellers control the government, government control means Rockefeller control.
Before the Bolshevik revolt, Russia had surpassed the U.S. as the world’s number one oil producer. In 1900, the oil-saturated Baku fields in Russia were producing more crude oil than the United States and, in 1902, produced more than half of the total world output.
The chaos and destruction of the Revolution destroyed the Russian oil industry. In Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, [Anthony] Sutton writes: “By 1922, half the wells were idle,” and the other half barely functioning, because they lacked the technology to make them operational.
In The Rockefeller File, Gary Allen notes that the revolution crushed America’s competition. The Revolution effectively eliminated Standard Oil’s competition from Russia for several years until Standard could move in and get a piece of the Russian oil business.”
Even though channels linking the Rockefellers and the Soviets have been largely censored, Antony Sutton’s detailed document, Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, exposes how John D. Rockefeller and American super capitalists financed the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. At the outset of his investigation, he found “virtually nothing written on the close relationship over the past century that the Rockefellers have had with its supposed arch-enemies, the Communists. [Nevertheless,] there has been a continuing, albeit concealed, alliance between international political capitalists and international revolutionary socialists to their mutual benefit.
Current knowledge makes clear that Wall Street bankers reacted with help as early as 1905, when Lenin and Trotsky’s initial rebellion had failed. They arranged safe passage for Lenin to Switzerland, where he remained out of harm’s way.
The American International Corporation had already been founded in New York in 1915. Its principal responsibility was to coordinate financial assistance to the Bolsheviks. J.P. Morgan, the Rockefellers, and the National City Bank provided the funding, while the new corporation’s Chairman of the Board was Frank Vanderlip, former president of National City Bank, and member of the Jekyll Island group, which had written the Federal Reserve Act in 1910.
In New York Trotsky received word to return to Russia immediately. Conditions were now ripe for a Revolution. With $10,000 for “traveling expenses,” he left New York on March 26, 1917, on the S.S. Kristianiafjord, along with 275 Communist revolutionaries under the watchful eye of Lincoln Steffens, an American Communist and John D. Rockefeller’s emissary, to make sure Trotsky was returned safely to Russia.
Where did Trotsky get his passport? How was it arranged and why? It appears that John D. Rockefeller himself obtained a special passport for Trotsky through Woodrow Wilson, the President of the United States.
Through the 1920s and ’30s, lone U.S. Congressman Louis McFadden tracked the secret financial manipulations of the Federal Reserve System for the benefit of the Soviet Union. By June 10, 1932, he was fed up with the deliberate drainage of U.S. funds to Russia and harangued the House: “Open up the books of Amtorg, the trading organization of the Soviet government in New York, and of Gostorg, the general office of the Soviet Trade Organization, and of the State Bank of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and you will be staggered to see how much American money has been taken from the United States Treasury for the benefit of Russia. Find out what business has been transacted for the State Bank of Soviet Russia by its correspondent, the Chase Bank of New York.”
Years later, during World War II, Amtorg’s bank of choice to handle the billions of dollars of Lend Lease transactions for Soviet Russia was, of course, the Chase National Bank.
Unfortunately, funneling U.S. taxpayers’ money to the Soviet Union was not a profitable enough operation for the Wall Street gang of profiteers. They finally engaged in treason for profit when they secretly began transferring the most sophisticated and expensive American technology to the Soviets in 1943.105 Then, the Soviet Purchasing Commission requested from the U.S. government 200 pounds of uranium oxide, 220 pounds of uranium nitrate, and 25 pounds of uranium metal, commodities virtually unknown at that time, for their war efforts. On April 29, 1943, the Board of Economic Warfare granted a special license to Chematar Corp. of New York to fill this order.
This provided the Soviets with the resources to build their own atomic bomb (if they had the formula), while at the same time, Winston Churchill demanded from President Roosevelt that Stalin be barred from sharing scientific intelligence leading to the development of nuclear weapons before Britain or the U.S. had produced an atom bomb first. It was enough that the Allies were in a race with Hitler to beat him at building atomic capabilities without worrying about another “madman” launching a nuclear threat on the world.
While the rich became richer, Americans were told that a détente was necessary, because without bilateral agreements the enemy would attack. For the illusion of a partnership among equals to become a reality, there must at least be the “semblance of parity among the senior member states before you can justify a merger.
Is this why, according to hundreds of U.S. State Department documents, the Soviet industrial and military capabilities such as trucking, aircraft, oil, steel, petrochemicals, aluminum, and computers were constructed at the U.S. taxpayers’ expense in the Soviet Union? For the sake of parity?
As Sutton pointed out in 1972, “There was no such thing as Soviet technology.”
Of the technology that did exist, almost 90 to 95% came directly or indirectly from the United States and its Allies. “Even stranger,” commented Sutton in testimony he gave to the Subcommittee of the Platform Committee of the Republican Party, “the U.S. apparently wants to make sure this enemy remains in the business of being an enemy.
The Soviets’ merchant marine, for example, was the largest in the world, containing nearly 6,000 vessels. But, Sutton further testified, “About two-thirds of the vessels were built outside the Soviet Union. About four-fifths of the engines for these ships were also built outside the Soviet Union.”
“All Soviet automobile, truck, [guns, tanks, aircraft] and engine technology come from the West. The Gorki organization, built by the Ford and Austin companies, produced most of the trucks that once carried Soviet-supplied military equipment down the Ho Chi Minh Trail [during the Viet Nam War]. Automobile factories can also be used to build tanks. The same Gorki organization under the guise of ‘peaceful trade,’ produced in 1964 the first Soviet wire-guided anti-tank system. The Soviets have the largest iron and steel plant in the world. It was built by McKee Corporation. It is a copy of the U.S. steel plant in Indiana.”
How many billions did the United States spend on defense against a phantom enemy it created, nurtured, supported and built up? Do the costs justify the means? Of course, they do! Remember, the Great Merger will be controlled by the same Bilderberg-CFR-TC combines that are orchestrating behind-the-scenes regional blocks and “temporary” monetary unions.
In the early 1950s, Anglo-American leadership faced their first real challenge from the then-Western Alliance partners, as the post-WWII liberal economic system was discernibly going to pieces. France, the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as American nationalist forces were proposing a new orientation in favor of a commitment for renewed industrial development worldwide. “Such a policy would have meant industrialization of key sectors of the Third World and thus the eventual emergence of new, sound, and strong nations – a repeat of the British nightmare at the turn of the 20th century. Such a policy would also have meant that France, the Federal Republic of Germany, and Japan, with their special relations with Third World nations, would experience an industrial boom, as their economies mobilized to provide the capital goods needed by the new nations. In the beginning of 1973, the West German deutschmark had already smashed the British pound and by July-August was on its way to gaining hegemony over the ailing U.S. dollar.
Economic development would have meant future competition from up-and-coming nations: competition, which needless to say, had to be strangled in the cradle. From the Establishment’s point of view, there is a clear advantage to conducting business in this manner. “First, economic exchanges [with weaker nations] can always be used as a tool of political power through boycotts, bribery, and manipulation of trade incentives. Second, economic relationships can operate on a more fundamental level, shaping the political economic foundations of a weaker, less developed economy through the opportunity offered to it in the form of trade and finance. The weaker country in the economic relationship, like a weaker class, then becomes not just a group of assorted individuals but a particularized, isolated and dependent participant in the world economy.”
Latin America is important to the United States because it has the potential to provide a huge market for American exports of technology and heavy industrial equipment, which could galvanize many of America’s faltering companies and provide thousands of new jobs. In the Bilderberg/CFR/TC “post industrial” age, this has to be prevented at all costs.
David Rockefeller said in his Memoirs
Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘intemationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.
What we have witnessed from this “cabal” is the gradual collapsing of the U.S. economy that began in the 1980s.
The corporate raiders, financed by the dirty-money junk bond networks, bought up significant chunks of corporate America, and terrified the rest. The raiders’ targets, and those who feared they might become targets, turned to Wall Street’s investment banks and law firms for “protection.” As such, the leveraged buy-out/junk bond operation functioned as a giant protection racket, destroying some as a way of collecting tribute from the rest. At the same time, dirty money poured into the real estate market, notably through the giant Canadian developers …. These firms built the skyscrapers, which were then filled up with service workers – bankers, lawyers, accountants, clerks, and other white-collar types ….
The pouring of hot money into the real estate markets caused real estate prices to rise. The “wealth” created by these rising values provided more money to pump into the bubble ….
The speculator went from being the enemy to being the role model ….
The old-style productive industry became the realm of “losers,” replaced by the hot new “industries” of finance and information ….
The effect of all this deregulation and speculation has been the decimation of the physical economy of the United States. Over the last three decades, the productive capacity of the U.S. economy has been cut in half, measured in terms of market baskets of goods on a per-capita, per-household, and per-square-kilometer basis. At the same time, the monetary claims on that declining production have risen hyperbolically!
As a result, the rich have grown richer, and the poor, poorer, while the middle class has continued to shrink. This is the price the interconnected organizations of “international insiders” have exacted behind our backs. They have sacrificed our dreams, our independence and our self-sufficiency at the altar of their New World Order.
Richard N Cooper a Trilateralist and one of the authors of a 1977 Trilateral Commission Task Report entitled, Toward a Renovated International System, defined the Commission’s objectives for world control.
The support for human rights will have to be balanced against other important goals of world order. Some Trilateral conceptions of détente with the Soviet Union and other Communist states tend to conflict with a policy of promoting human rights.
Regular Bilderberger attendees are/were Richard Hoibrooke, Donald Rumsfeld, Donald Graham, Henry Kravis, Marie-Josee Kravis, Vernon Jordan, Richard Haass, Michael Ledeen, William Luti, Jessica Mathews, Kenneth Mehiman, Dennis Ross, Paul Wolfowitz. James Wolfensohn; George Soros. The Rothschild dynasty of Europe is the most powerful force within the Bilderberg Group.
James Woolsey, former head of CIA and Project for the New American Century member, in an article titled ‘The New Petroleum’ in the journal Foreign Affairs, January/February 1999
The underlying goal of the U.N. force in Gulf War I which included 500,000 American troops, was to ensure continued and unfettered access to petroleum.
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More than 92% of Europe’s oil and 81% of its gas, will have to be imported from oversees within 30 years. The country, or countries, able to establish control over this vital resource will secure a major advantage over their international rivals. This is a prime factor motivating U.S. policy in the Middle East. By occupying Iraq and seizing its oil resources, the U.S. hopes to establish its undisputed hegemony over Europe and Japan.
In Zbigniew Brzezinski’s 1997 book The Grand Chessboard, “Russia” and “vital energy reserves,” as it turns out, are mentioned more frequently than any other country or subject in the book. According to Brzezinski, global U.S. and thus Bilderberg hegemony depended on having complete control of Russia’s vital energy reserves in Central Asia. As long as Russia remained strong, it remained a threat – a potential block to the complete imposition of Bilderberg-led economic and military will. Bilderberg energy imperatives and geopolitical control are once again coming to play a key role in the lives of hundreds of 1-millions of unsuspecting people.
Brzezinski spelled out in The Grand Chessboard the compelling energy issue driving American policy: “A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world’s three most advanced and economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map also suggests that control over Eurasia would almost automatically entail Africa’s subordination, rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically peripheral to the world’s central continent. About 75 percent of the world’s people live in Eurasia, and most of the world’s physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprise and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for 60 percent of the world’s GNP and about three-fourth of the world’s known energy resources.
At a 1997 symposium held in Bonn, Germany, Dr. Sergei Glazyev, Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, made a stark declaration: “This colonization, masked as reforms, destroyed the basic institutions of Russian society along the following basic lines: (1) destruction of the financial system of the state, by means of an endless buildup of the state debt pyramid, shrinking of the tax base, deepening of the non-payments crisis, and disorganization of the monetary system; (2) destruction of the scientific and technological potential of the country, achieved by means of a many-fold reduction in state financing of science, the collapse of technological cooperation and scientific production integration in the course of mass privatization, and the refusal of the government to have any scientific and technical, industrial or structural policy at all; (3) sale of controlling blocs of shares in the leading and most valuable Russian firms, in industry, electric power and telecommunications, to foreign companies; (4) Transfer of the right to exploit the most valuable Russian raw materials deposits to transnational corporations; (5) establishment of foreign control over the Russian stock exchange; establishment of direct foreign control over the shaping of Russian domestic and foreign economic policy.”
Henry Kissinger at the 2007 Bilderberg Group conference
Aggressive, unilateralist U.S. foreign policy has forced ‘axis of evil’ states to accelerate their pursuit of nuclear weapons to immunize themselves against U.S. military strikes.