The late Admiral Chester Ward, who resigned from the CFR in disgust after being a member for 16 years, was not exaggerating when he charged that the group's agenda is to promote "disarmament and submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government." The leadership of the group, he said, "is composed of the one-world-global-government ideologists — more respectfully referred to as the organized internationalists."
Admiral Ward's harsh assessment is more than justified.
The CFR has cut a sordid path through American history. But its dreadful record has not stopped it from gaining unprecedented power and influence. Author/journalist Richard Rovere (CFR) has aptly described the Council as "a sort of Presidium for that part of the Establishment that guides our destiny as a nation." It controls both major parties and has had a virtual lock-hold on the executive branch of the federal government since World War II.
In his 1979 memoir, With No Apologies, Senator Barry Goldwater noted: "When a new President comes on board, there is a great turnover in personnel but no change in policy. Example: During the Nixon years Henry Kissinger, CFR member and Nelson Rockefeller's protégé, was in charge of foreign policy. When Jimmy Carter was elected, Kissinger was replaced by Zbigniew Brzezinski, CFR member and David Rockefeller's protégé."
That pattern has continued. The Clinton administration was loaded with over 400 CFR members; the Bush team, it appears will match that. Top Bush picks such as Cheney, Powell, Rumsfeld, Rice, Zoellick, and Chao are all Pratt House veterans. One of the first persons Colin Powell officially received as Secretary of State was Frank Carlucci, who recently chaired the CFR's panel on restructuring the State Department. The party labels may have changed, but don't expect a substantive change in policies.
"Bush & the Council for Revolution " by William Jasper(The New American - Mar 12, 2001)
It is no surprise that the 911 Commission is loaded with CFR members:
9-11 Commission Members
Thomas H. Kean Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member
Lee H. Hamilton CFR member / Trilateral Commission (TC) member
Fred F. Fielding
Jamie S. Gorelick CFR member
Bob Kerrey CFR member
John F. Lehman CFR member
Timothy J. Roemer
James R. Thompson
Philip D. Zelikow CFR member
Deputy Executive Director
Note: Dr. Condoleezza Rice, President Bush's National Security Adviser,
is also a CFR member, as are:
Vice President Dick Cheney (formerly: a CFR director, member of the
Trilateral Commission, and former chairman,
president and CEO of Halliburton Co.)
Colin Powell, Secretary of State
Paul Wolfowitz, senior Bush administration official involved with Iraq War
(also has been member of the Trilateral Commission)
(also: former President George H.W. Bush was both a CFR director and
a member of the Trilateral Commission)
Note: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and many other executive, congressional,
and judiciary offcials, including THREE US Supreme Court Justices (O'Connor
appointed by Reagan, and Breyer and Ginsburg appointed by Clinton, are CFR
members. Conclusion: There's not a dime's bit of difference in the end-game
agenda of BOTH the national Democrat and the Republican Parties, because
BOTH national parties are controlled by the same CFR/TC/Bilderberg/Masonic/
Skull & Bones/Bohemian Grove Establishment NWO global elites: the Illuminati.
See a concise overview article about the CFR that follows. Showing the growth of CFR, the membership was 3,100 in 95 and now is over 4,000.