Groucho Marx is famously quoted as once saying, “I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member!” If one is able to judge others by the company they keep, Groucho’s sentiments could apply to the nefarious Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), founded in 1921 by the world’s wealthiest and most influential tycoons on the four pillars of unbridled capitalism, imperialism, Zionism, and elitism.
The CFR’s membership sits at 4,700 and aspiring members must be nominated in writing by a current member, and seconded by at least three and no more than four other active members, in order to advance through the membership vetting process.
Thanks to a leak to Cryptome.org, a list of the CFR members with an interest in intelligence matters was leaked. A close examination of the list, which contains affiliations and contact information for the members, yields a relational picture of the close connections between those pushing the National Security Agency’s surveillance agenda and members of the media, including a large contingent of journalists who are with media organizations who attacked this editor for his revelations about NSA surveillance in Europe.
To peruse the CFR list is to understand how the world’s elites control almost every aspect of the government, the military, the intelligence agencies, big business, the media, and academia.
The most alarming names on the CFR list are not merely those of high-ranking members of the military and Foreign Service, including a “Who’s Who” of current and former U.S. commanders, intelligence officers, and diplomats in the Afghan and Iraqi military disasters, but mid-level military, intelligence officers, and State Department employees, including the commander of SEAL Team 2, who are obviously being groomed for higher rank and positions of responsibility.
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