Why isn't the CFR
in the History Books?

Author unknown

Hardly one person in a thousand has ever heard of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was formally established in Paris in 1919 along with its British counterpart the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA). The CFR and the RIIA can trace their roots back to a secret organization founded and funded by Cecil Rhodes, who became fabulously wealthy by exploiting the people of South Africa. Rhodes is the father of Apartheid.

The Council on Foreign Relations was founded by a group of American and British imperialists and racists intent on ruling the world. Many of the American members were American intelligence officers that belonged to the first American Intelligence Agency — THE INQUIRY. Many of the British members were British intelligence agents. THE INQUIRY and its members, who included such notable Americans as Col. Edward Mandel House, Walter Lippmann, Isaiah Bowman and James Shotwell, wrote most of Woodrow Wilson's 14 points.

The CFR/RIIA method of operation is simple — they control public opinion. They keep the identity of their [working] group secret. They learn the likes and dislikes of influential people. They surround and manipulate them into acting in the best interest of the CFR/RIIA.

The Council on Foreign Relations and the Royal Institute of International Affairs are adept at using the media to create massive psycho-political operations used to manipulate public opinion. The psycho-political operations are often designed to create tensions between different groups of people. The object is to keep the world in a state of perpetual tension and warfare to maximize profits from CFR/RIIA munitions, medicine, media, energy and food businesses.

The CFR has only 3000 members yet they control over three-quarters of the nation's wealth. The CFR runs the State Department and the CIA. The CFR has placed 100 CFR members in every Presidential Administration since Woodrow Wilson. They work together to misinform and disinform the President to act in the best interests of the CFR not in the best interests of the American People. At least five Presidents (Eisenhower, Ford, Carter, Bush, and Clinton) have been members of the CFR. The CFR has packed every Supreme court with CFR insiders. Three CFR members (Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Sandra Day O'Connor) sit on the supreme court. The CFR's British counterpart is the Royal Institute of International Affairs. The members of these groups profit by creating tension and hate. Their targets include British and American citizens.

The 100 CFR members that surround the president are "the Secret Team." The "Secret Team" help carry out psycho-political operations scripted by CFR members in the State Department and the intelligence organizations. These psycho-political operations are coordinated by a group of CFR members called the "Special Group". The Special Group evolved from thePsychological Strategy Board (PSB).

President Truman issued an executive order establishing the PSB. This was run by CFR members Gordon Gray and Henry Kissinger. The PSB has close ties to the State Department and intelligence organizations. The purpose of the PSB was to co-ordinate psycho-political operations. Many of those operations were focused at Americans. People became wary of the PSB. Eisenhower issued an executive order changing its name to the Operations Coordination Board (OCB). The OCB was a bigger more powerful PSB. Gray and Kissinger ran the OCB too. President Kennedy abolished the OCB. It became an ad hoc committee called the "Special Group," which exists today. The PSB/OCB/Special Group always has CFR members running and sitting on it. Since the Special Group was not formed by Executive Order it cannot be abolished.

On September 12, 1939, the Council on Foreign Relations began to take control of the Department of State. On that day Hamilton Fish Armstrong, Editor of Foreign Affairs, and Walter H. Mallory, Executive Director of the CFR, paid a visit to the State Department. The Council proposed forming groups of experts to proceed with research in the general areas of Security, Armament, Economic, Political, and Territorial problems. The State Department accepted the proposal. The project (1939-1945) was called "Council on Foreign Relations War and Peace Studies". Hamilton Fish Armstrong was Executive Director.

In February 1941 the CFR officially became part of the State Department. The Department of State established the Division of Special Research. It was organized just like the Council on Foreign Relations War and Peace Studies project. It was divided into Economic, Political, Territorial, and Security sections. The Research Secretaries serving with the Council groups were hired by the State Department to work in the new division. These men also were permitted to continue serving as Research Secretaries to their respective Council groups. Leo Pasvolsky was appointed Director of Research.

In 1942 the relationship between the Department of State and the Council on Foreign Relations strengthened again. The Department organized an Advisory Committee on Postwar Foreign Policies. The Chairman was Secretary Cordell Hull, the vice chairman, Under Secretary Sumner Wells, Dr. Leo Pasvolsky ( director of the Division of Special Research) was appointed Executive Officer. Several experts were brought in from outside the Department. The outside experts were Council on Foreign Relations War and Peace Studies members Hamilton Fish Armstrong, Isaiah Bowman, Benjamin V. Cohen, Norman H. Davis and James T. Shotwell.

In total there were 362 meetings of the War and Peace Studies groups. The meetings were held at CFR headquarters — the Harold Pratt house, 58 East Sixty-Eighth Street, New York City. The Council's wartime work was confidential.

In 1944 members of the Council on Foreign Relations The War and Peace Studies Political Group were invited to be active members at the Dumbarton Oaks conference on world economic arrangements. In 1945 these men and members of Britain's Royal Institute of International Affairs were active at the San Francisco conference which ensured the establishment of the United Nations.

In 1947 CFR members George Kennan, Walter Lippmann, Paul Nitze, Dean Achenson and Walter Krock took part in a psycho-political operation forcing the Marshall Plan on the American public. The PSYOP included a "anonymous" letter credited to a Mr. X, which appeared in the CFR magazine FOREIGN AFFAIRS. The letter opened the door for the CFR-controlled Truman administration to take a hard line against the threat of Soviet expansion. George Kennan was the author of the letter. The Marshall Plan should have been called the Council on Foreign Relations Plan. The so-called Marshall Plan and the ensuing North Atlantic Treaty Organization defined the role of the United States in world politics for the rest of the century.

In 1950 another PSYOP resulted in NSC-68, a key cold war document. The NSC (National Security Council) didn't write it — the Department of State Policy Planning Staff did. The cast of characters included CFR members George Kennan, Paul Nitze and Dean Achenson. NSC-68 was given to Truman on April 7, 1950. NSC-68 was a practical extension of the Truman doctrine. It had the US assume the role of world policeman and use 20% of its gross national product ($50 billion in 1953) for arms. NSC-68 provided the justification — the WORLD-WIDE COMMUNIST THREAT!

NSC-68 realized a major CFR aim — building the largest military establishment in peacetime History. Within a year of drafting NSC-68, the security-related budget leaped to $22 billion, armed forces manpower was up to a million — CFR medicine, munitions, food, and media businesses were humming again. The following year the NSC-68 budget rose to $44 billion. In fiscal 1953 it jumped to $50 billion. Today (1997) we are still running $300 billion dollar defense budgets despite Russia giving up because it went bankrupt.

America would never turn back from the road of huge military spending. Spending that included the purchase of radioactive fallout on American citizens in the 50's, and buying thermonuclear waste from the Russians as we approach the year 2000. Spending resulting in a national debt of $5.5 trillion that continues to grow, and interest payments of over $270 billion a year. Is the CFR trying to make the United States economically vulnerable to influence from outside sources? Isn't that treason?

THE INQUIRY, the PSB/OCB/Special group, the War and Peace Studies, the "X" Affair, and NSC-68 have had tremendous historical impact. Yet these events and the role played by the CFR in sponsoring and carrying out the events are missing from our History books. Why has the CFR role in history has been left out of the history books? Why don't we learn about them in high school history courses? Why don't history majors in college learn about the CFR?

If you want to learn about the CFR try the following:

TRAGEDY AND HOPE: HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN OUR TIME by Carroll Quigley. NY: MacMillan, 1966. 1348 pages.

THE ANGLO-AMERICAN ESTABLISHMENT by Carroll Quigley. NY: Books in Focus, 1981.


THE WAR AND PEACE STUDIES OF THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS 1939-1945, The Harold Pratt House, 58th E. 68th Street, NY, 1946

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS: Case Studies of Military Application Vol. 1 and 2, Pamphlet No. 725-7-2, DA Pam 525-7-2, Headquarters, Dept of the Army, Washington, DC, April 1976. Pollock, Daniel C, Project Director, & Editors De Mclaurin, Ronald, Rosenthal, Skillings (Carl F., Sarah A.)

These books are written or edited or contributed to by CFR members and insiders. The CFR is leaving proof so some historian can piece together the truth sometime in the future. By the time this happens there may be no more [United States of] America.

CFR member Congressman Richard Gephardt (D-MO) recently informed a TV audience that America will soon have to relinquish control to an "international regime". Are we approaching the day when students and workers marching in the United States will be crushed by UN peacekeeping forces under the control of this "international regime"? Who will control it? The CFR? Should a major political party consider someone willing to turn our country over to an "international regime" a possible presidential candidate?

Reproduced with minor alterations from
at The RoundTable

See also: Roster of Prominent CFR/Trilateral Commission Members
for an overview of the extent to which the CFR has infiltrated the U.S. government.

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