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What do you know about the Council of Foreign Relations?
July 12, 2014

Posted on 07/12/2014 6:36:36 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

I saw something on FB about the group and have been looking at their website and I see David M. Rubenstein is an officer and connected to the Carylye Group, which is connected to George Soros.

Just looking for information and opinions.

Thanks FRiends.


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1 posted on 07/12/2014 6:36:36 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

http://www.cfr.org/


2 posted on 07/12/2014 6:41:44 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ilovesarah2012

I know it’s the Council ON Foreign Relations.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 6:46:50 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The only recent president who has not been a member of the CFR is Reagan.

Oldie but goodie:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/586965/posts


4 posted on 07/12/2014 6:50:38 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ilovesarah2012

CFR is very Anti American Globalist. Not as secretive or devious as Bilderburger, but their policies are anti American

For years, Liberal Globalists would deny the CFR existed....even while the CFR published Foreign Relations periodicals...which were available at many booksellers

CFR tries to use a lot of intellectual spin in their writings to cover their One World nonsense

Note that the Carlyle Group, which George Soros is a member, was formed by GOPe who served in the Reagan and Bush 41 admin. The Bush family are long time members of the Carlyle Group


5 posted on 07/12/2014 6:52:01 AM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour rather work for drug cartels than Americans)
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To: PLMerite

Thanks.


6 posted on 07/12/2014 6:54:24 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: DisorderOnBorder

Their “mission statement” is very vague.

I guess Chicago has their own version:

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, is an independent, nonpartisan organization committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning.

Michelle Obama was listed as a director on the Chicago Council website until her husband started gaining more attention during the 2008 Democratic nomination race.

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs was founded as the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations on February 20, 1922. At its inception, the council included 23 members with the purpose of opposing what they viewed as U.S. isolationism during the first World War. Ivo Daalder has served as President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs since July, 2013.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Council_on_Global_Affairs

Ivo H. Daalder (born 1960, The Hague, Netherlands), has served as President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs since July, 2013. He was the U.S. Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization from May 2009 to July 2013. He is a specialist in European security. He was a member of the staff of United States National Security Council (NSC) during the administration of President Bill Clinton, and was one of the foreign policy advisers to President Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivo_Daalder

I get the impression not many conservatives are involved in the organization.


7 posted on 07/12/2014 7:01:08 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

I had a friend who was obsessed with the CFR back in 1981. And he would talk to anyone who would listen. I already knew about it. He was basically a lone voice crying out in the wilderness.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 7:05:02 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Check out "None Dare Call It Conspiracy" by Gary North.

It is a bit dated but I remember reading this when it was first published in 1972. Had the pleasure of meeting the author back then.

It is a distillation of the larger work, "Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time" (1965) by Dr. Caroll Quigley (coincidentally was also one of BJ Clinton's professors).

The book was quickly taken out of print, allegedly because it exposed too much of the "secret" stuff behind world finance and the political mechanics thereof. I have a copy of this larger book, myself.

The history and what was then current knowledge about the CFR is discussed at length. Fascinating reading even 40 years later.

FReegards!

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9 posted on 07/12/2014 7:07:13 AM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: Agamemnon

Sometimes I fear I’m becoming a conspiracy nut but the more I read, the more I believe there really is some sort of giant conspiracy to eliminate the United States of America. I really didn’t pay attention until Obama took over.


10 posted on 07/12/2014 7:14:20 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: jjotto
Actually, GWB wasn't a member, either. However...



11 posted on 07/12/2014 7:17:50 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s not a conspiracy. They are very open about their intentions and plans.

A lot of people just don’t pay attention, or don’t believe they mean what they say.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 7:20:02 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Bratch

Very true, and excellent post and graphic!


13 posted on 07/12/2014 7:22:05 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Agamemnon; ilovesarah2012

Surprise, surprise, just found it as an on-line pdf, all 1367 scanned pages -

http://www.carrollquigley.net/pdf/Tragedy_and_Hope.pdf


14 posted on 07/12/2014 7:34:29 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: ilovesarah2012

CFR is a gatekeeping organization for US political types that is completely aligned with the globalist agendas vs our national agenda. If you are not a CFR member, chances are you will not ever be a President or Senator or powerful member of the Federal government. Membership equals access and privileges which is why both parties embrace CFR. As mentioned by other posts, this is not a conspiracy. CFR publishes the “Foreign Affairs” which basically outlines their agenda very clearly.

Should CFR be dismantled? If they were, some other similar organization would probably pop up and perform the same gatekeeping role. Remember, politicians are a dime a dozen. Centuries of wealth building means the super elite of billionaires and trillionaires do not want any loose cannons upsetting the system we live in. Behind every king, is a kingmaker.


15 posted on 07/12/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT by Gen-X-Dad
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To: Gen-X-Dad

I also found World Resources Institute, which is connected.

Among the Board of Directors:

Al Gore
Chairman Of Generation Investment Management, London; And Former Vice President Of The United States
Former Vice President Al Gore is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management. He is a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of Apple, Inc.’s board of...

Read More

http://www.wri.org/about/board

A lot of “climate change” projects.

So we have a lot of unelected people controlling a lot of what happens in America it seems.


16 posted on 07/12/2014 7:39:41 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Gen-X-Dad

Another board member:

Felipe Calderón
Former President Of Mexico
Felipe Calderón served as President of Mexico from December 1, 2006, to November 30, 2012, and was leader of Mexico’s National Action Party (PAN) from 1996 to 1999.

While president,...

Read More

There are a lot of dots to connect.


17 posted on 07/12/2014 7:41:19 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Research by two different people may help you understand that We the People do not elect Presidents,they are selected in advance and the whole election process is just theater to keep us from messing up the plans of the Global Luciferians for their one world Communist Government.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M11Dfld2NyQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKqVcCGy_6k


18 posted on 07/12/2014 7:43:31 AM PDT by hwkbeer
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To: canuck_conservative

I looked on Amazon. It is considered a collectible and isn’t cheap.

Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World In Our Time by Carroll Quigley (1974)
(3)
Formats Price New Used Collectible
Hardcover
$140.58 $63.28 $124.95
Trade-in eligible for an Amazon gift card

Thanks for finding it online. Don’t know if I will read it all, but I am definitely saving it.


19 posted on 07/12/2014 7:45:35 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

They have a members roster at the website (if you trust it).

A few names I noticed:
James Baker III
Frank C. Carlucci
Zoe Baird
George Soros
George Clooney
George R. Stephanopoulos
Lawrence H. Summers
Chuck Hagel
Gary Hart
Franklin D. Raines
Dan Rather
Condoleezza Rice
Paul D. Wolfowitz
Robin Wright
David H. Petraeus
Janet Yellen

And that was a quick look. I’m sure there are many more I didn’t run across


20 posted on 07/12/2014 8:10:12 AM PDT by quagmier (There is no "common good" which minimizes or sacrifices the individual. Walter Scott Hudson)
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To: quagmier

Is there anything Soros isn’t involved in?


21 posted on 07/12/2014 8:20:20 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: jjotto

The One Worlders weren’t always so open. But as they come closer to achieving their hideous goals the bolder they get.


22 posted on 07/12/2014 8:21:25 AM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: Agamemnon

I thought Gary Allen wrote that book


23 posted on 07/12/2014 8:46:11 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: ilovesarah2012

>>So we have a lot of unelected people controlling a lot of what happens in America it seems.<<

They are known as the Elite.


24 posted on 07/12/2014 10:49:35 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

bfl


25 posted on 07/12/2014 6:31:23 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: drypowder
You are correct. I meant to say Gary Allen, not Gary North.

FReegards!

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26 posted on 07/13/2014 11:27:24 AM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: canuck_conservative; drypowder; ilovesarah2012
Great find canuck conservative. Happy reading!

I would be remiss if I failed to mention the book published which was predicate by two years (1970) to Allen's book, which is entitled "The Naked Capitalist" by W. Cleon Skousen (also author of the earlier published work, "The Naked Communist.")

This book too is an even deeper digest of Quigley's "Tragedy and Hope" complete with Skousen's own commentary. In addition to Allen I also had the privilege of meeting Skousen back in the early 1970's also.

Unlike Quigley's book Skousen's is not available on line in full but excerpts of it may be found here: exerpts from "The Naked Capitalist"

In 1970 Quigley was approached to render his opinion on Skousen's book, derived as it was from his own, as well as 2 other professors from BYU, William Fort (a Skousen proponet), Louis Midgely (a Skousen detractor). The professors as well as Skousen also happened to be Mormons.

Skousen was allowed a rebuttal as was his BYU opponent, Midgely. The 18 page debate was published in 1970 in "Rondtable Review."

Quite a little pissing match at the time!

FReegards!

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27 posted on 07/13/2014 2:04:05 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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