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Council on Foreign Relations

Writes The August Review,

Prior to the founding of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was the most significant body of global-minded elitists in the United States. As far back as 1959, the CFR was explicit about a need for world government.

They did so claiming,

The U.S. must strive to build a new international order... including states labeling themselves as 'socialist'... to maintain and gradually increase the authority of the United Nations.

Since its founding funded by the Rockefeller family, the CFR has been "a Who's Who of the elitist eastern establishment."1

The CFR's mission statement scratches the surface of what they are about:

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that individual and corporate members, as well as policymakers, journalists, students, and interested citizens in the United States and other countries, can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments.2

The wording of this mission statement is very interesting. Examination of the CFR's actions and documents shows that the "foreign policy" described is in fact Globalism and the loss of national sovereignty. The methods carrying out these policies hardly allow for "choice" as they describe, at least not in respect for the democratic process.

The CFR is a leading contributor to a movement to build an international infrastructure system of SuperCorridors through America (see their document, Building a North American Community). This has involved selling public roads to foreign corporations, utilizing imminent domain laws to take land from American citizens, and forming a new secretive policy organization set on stripping America of its sovereignty, the North American Forum. Thanks to the involvement of mainstream media in organizations like the Council on Foreign Relations (see list below), Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg, the borders are being erased åwithout the input, approval or even knowledge of the American people.

The CFR has also advocated Globalizing Currency, arguing that eliminating monetary sovereignty will stabilize the global economy. The plan is flawed however, as it abandon's the gold standard. The U.S. dollar has become unstable and suffered heavy inflation since it has been printed without the backing of gold. Abandoning the gold standard puts the value of currency solely into the hands of those who print it, who are of course the bankers who have funded and continue to influence (see list below) on the Council on Foreign Relations.

CFR Board of Directors

  • Peter G. Peterson, Chairman; Senior Chairman and Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group
  • Carla A. Hills, Vice Chairman; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company
  • Robert E. Rubin, Vice Chairman; Director/Chairman of the Executive Committee, Citigroup, Inc.
  • Richard N. Haas, President, Former State Department Director of Policy Planning and lead U.S. official on Afghanistan and Northern Ireland, principal Middle East adviser to President George H.W. Bush, attendee, Bilderberg 2007
  • Peter Ackerman, Managing Director, Rockport Capital, Inc.
  • Fouad Ajami, M. Khadduri Prof. of Middle Eastern Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
  • Madeleine K. Albright, Principal, The Albright Group LLC
  • Senior International Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • Henry S. Bienen, President, Northwestern University
  • Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • Tom Brokaw, NBC News
  • Frank J. Caufield, Co-Founder, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Kenneth M. Duberstein, Chairman and CEO, The Duberstein Group, Inc.
  • Martin S. Feldstein, President, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Richard N. Foster, Managing Partner, Investment and Advisory Services (Invaserv), LLC
  • Ann M. Fudge
  • Helene D. Gayle, President & CEO, CARE
  • Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman & CEO, C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.
  • Richard C. Holbrooke, Vice Chairman, Perseus LLC, attendee, Bilderberg 2007
  • Karen Elliott House
  • Alberto Ibargüen, President & Chief Executive Officer, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Henry R. Kravis, Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
  • Michael H. Moskow, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Distinguished Service Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Ronald L. Olson, Senior Partner, Munger Tolles and Olson LLP
  • James W. Owens, Chairman & CEO, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Thomas R. Pickering, Vice Chairman, Hills & Company
  • Colin L. Powell, United States Army (Ret.)
  • David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
  • Richard E. Salomon, Chairman, Mecox Ventures, Inc.
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Joan E. Spero, President, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Professor, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Vin Weber, CEO and Partner, Clark & Weinstock
  • Christine Todd Whitman, President, The Whitman Strategy Group
  • Fareed Zakaria, Editor, Newsweek International; 2006 attendee, Bohemian Grove.

International Advisory Board

  • Syed Babar Ali (Pakistan), Chairman, Interbank; Advisor, Packages Limited; Former Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Planning, Pakistan
  • Khalid A. Alturki (Saudi Arabia), Chairman, Trading and Development Company (TRADCO)
  • Mukesh D. Ambani (India), Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • Franco Bernabè (Italy), Vice Chairman, Rothschild Europe; attendee, Bilderberg 2007
  • Ahmad E. Bishara (Kuwait), Secretary-General, National Democratic Movement
  • John Browne (United Kingdom)
  • Mark C. Chona (Zambia), Chairman and CEO, Sumika Consultancy and Management Services Ltd.; former Political Adviser to the President of Zambia
  • Gustavo A. Cisneros (Venezuela), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisneros Group of Companies
  • Gerhard Cromme (Germany), Chairman, Supervisory Board, ThyssenKrupp AG
  • Abdel Raouf El Reedy (Egypt), Chairman, Egyptian Council on Foreign Relations
  • Jacob A. Frenkel (Israel), Vice Chairman, American International Group; former Governor, Bank of Israel
  • Mikhail Fridman (Russia), Chairman, Alfa Bank
  • Toyoo Gyohten (Japan), President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs; former Vice Minister of Finance, Japan
  • Baba Gana Kingibe (Nigeria), AU Special Representative in the Sudan; former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria
  • Yotaro Kobayashi (Japan), Chief Corporate Adviser, Fuji Xerox Company, Ltd.
  • Rahmi M. Koç (Turkey), Honorary Chairman, Koç Holdings A.S.
  • Luiz Felipe Lampreia (Brazil), Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais; former Foreign Minister of Brazil
  • Maurice Lévy (France), Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, Publicis Groupe
  • Juan March (Spain), Chairman, Juan March Foundation, and Juan March Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences
  • Brian Mulroney (Canada), former Prime Minister of Canada; Senior Partner, Ogilvy Renault
  • Sari Nusseibeh (Palestinian Authority), President, Al Quds University
  • Sadako Ogata (Japan), President, Japan International Cooperation Agency; former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Lubna S. Olayan (Saudi Arabia), Chief Executive Officer, Olayan Financing Company
  • Ana Palacio (Spain), Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel
  • Surin Pitsuwan, (Thailand), Member of Parliament; former Foreign Minister of Thailand
  • Prannoy Roy (India), President, New Delhi Television Ltd.
  • Zalman Shoval (Israel), Head, Foreign Policy Bureau, Likud Party; former Israeli Ambassador to the United States
  • Khehla Shubane (South Africa), Director, RMB Holdings
  • Washington SyCip (Philippines), Chairman and Founder, SGV Group; Chairman, Asian Institute of Management
  • Horst M. Teltschik (Germany), Chairman, Teltschik Associates GmbH
  • Jacob Wallenberg (Sweden), Chairman of the Board, Investor AB
  • Jusuf Wanandi (Indonesia) Senior Fellow, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta)
  • Shirley V. T. Brittain Williams (United Kingdom), Member, House of Lords
  • Yuan Ming
    (China), Director, Institute for International Relations, Beijing University
  • Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León (Mexico), former President of Mexico; Director, Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University

Source: CFR.Org. (accessed May 26, 2007)


  1. "The Global Elite: Who Are They?", The August Review.
    (accessed May 26, 2007).
  2. CFR.Org. (accessed May 26, 2007).

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