Thursday, January 31

Rockefeller to Russo: 9/11, War on Terror Ploys for Elite Governance

In 2006, Hollywood producer Aaron Russo (photo, left), the recently- deceased director of the must- see documentary America: Freedom to Fascism, told radio host Alex Jones (watch interview below) how Nicholas Rockefeller (right) attempted to recruit him to join the 1921 Rockefeller-founded Council on Foreign Relations via pre-9/11 cryptic allusions to an impending "big event" to be followed by wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Nick Rockefeller's anticipated attack evokes earlier elite attempts to undermine U.S. democracy, to include Bush family scion Prescott's recently reported role in a 1933 attempted military coup against Franklin Roosevelt's presidency.

In July 1958, the prestigious U.S. magazine Harper's broke the story on the Council of Foreign Relations' secretive 37-year existence along with the elite organization's plans to undermine American democracy and that of other countries then seeking to join the post-World War II global movement toward governance by the majority.
The most powerful clique in these (CFR) groups have one objective in common: they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the U.S. They want to end national boundaries and racial and ethnic loyalties supposedly [to] increase business and ensure world peace.

What they strive for would inevitably lead to dictatorship and loss of freedoms by the people. [emphasis added] The CFR was founded for "the purpose of promoting disarmament and submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government."
Professor Carroll Quigley, the eminent historian at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and well-traveled Pentagon and State Department consultant, apparently read that article before authoring his massive 1348-page tome that in part surveys social elites' control of the poor.

Quigley obtained a confidential dossier of files from elite Anglo-American interrelated "round table groups" that included the CFR. Based on these documents, Dr. Quigley wrote Hope and Tragedy: A History of the World in Our Time, a 1966 treatise "that is unique among...history books in its exposure of the role of International Banking cabal behind-the-scenes in world affairs." (1)

"The CFR is the American Branch of a society which originated in England," Quicley wrote, "and which believes that national boundaries should be obliterated, and a one-world rule." By 2006, the New York City-based CFR members numbered 4282: 1367 from Corporate America, 777 from higher education, 464 from the Bush administration and Congress (2), and 254 from media and news organizations.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Quigley suggested his revelations of the power elite's anti-democratic agenda occasioned them to suppress and destroy (see footnote 21.)

While Quigley theoretically supported the CFR's pacifist globalist philosophy, he opposed the covert strong-arm tactics used in implementing it. How would Quigley view the CFR's covert sponsorship of the North American Union? (3)

On 14 March 2005, the CFR released an overlooked report advocating the creation of an European- styled North American Union, a borderless politico- economic "community" joining the U.S. to Canada and Mexico. Nine days later, George Bush's Canadian and Mexican counterparts joined him in Waco, Texas, to unilaterally approve--without constitutionally- mandated congressional oversight--the "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America" (

A plan Bush tasked to the U.S. Commerce Department with implementing, SPP currently is physically manifesting throughout America as a massive transcontinental "NAFTA" superhighway of intersecting toll ways and "commerce corridors." For example, numerous "stand alone" projects along Interstate 69 are linking the U.S. with Mexico and Canada.

By September 2006, just seven U.S. House members deigned to even symbolically oppose Bush's NAE's dictatorial end-run around congressional oversight. Virgil Goode (R-VA) and six Republican co-sponsors introduced the nonbinding House Concurrent Resolution 487, "Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System or enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada."

In a apparent partisan maneuver, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi failed to put the GOP-sponsored bill on the agenda of the Democrat-controlled 110th Congress convening last January.

CRF "Shaped" Electoral, Legislative and White House Coups

The cache of documents coming into Dr. Quigley's possession demonstrated that America's wealthiest citizens quietly had waged covert class warfare since the 19th century on average Americans, to include undermining the democratic impulses of our congressional representatives.

According to Quigley, the "chief problem of American political life" as seen by our minority power elite "has been"
how to make the two Congressional parties more national and international. The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.
Quigley concluded the CRF and its British counterpart "secretly controlled the U.S. and UK governments," further claiming "both the Republican and Democrat parties were controlled by an 'international Anglophile network' that shaped elections."

At least one former GOP senator publicly endorsed Quigley's viewpoint. In 1979, Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, a 1964 presidential candidate, was so convinced that "elitist sentiments" were threatening the U.S. Congress that he did the unprecedented: he publicly named influential Democrats and Republicans he knew were CFR members.

Quigley and Goldwater's assessment goes a long way in explaining why Democrat House leaders, swept to power in November 2006 on a US-out-of-Iraq campaign mantra, pulled what Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) characterized as a "bait-and- switch" with its post-election endorsements of Bush's requests for additional war funding and troop deployments. Buried by U.S. mainstream news organizations, a U.S.-sponsored 30-year lease pending in the Iraqi parliament to give American oil companies (and here) most of Iraq's oil reserves could have something to do with the party's reversal on the war. One leftist political journal recently suggested the deal was linked to Rockefeller oil interests. (3)

Coopting state legislatures also is a revered project among America’s wealthy. (4) In his book American Rich (1930), Hoffman Nickerson, a confidant to Nick Rockefeller's billionaire great-grandfather John D. who joined J.P. Morgan in founding the CRF, argued for America's 18th-century parochial "Cult of Equality" to end. Convinced that America was destined for either a hereditary or elective monarchy, Nickerson claimed the country “should and will be led by a land-owning leisure class” that governed the masses through the guiding principle of “the divine right of landed aristocracy.”

Nickerson even suggested strategies for hastening monarchical rule by advocating that legislatures be “abolished or their bases and functions changed" (p. 259) to ensure "all pretense of an election dependent on popular will would have vanished" (ibid)--a plan he reported was well underway at the state level (5).
The first step toward complete monarchical (Presidential) initiative is the executive budget plan now prevailing in the Federal government and in thirty-four of the forty-eight states. Even the logical second step of limiting the constitutional powers of the legislative bodies has been taken in seven of the thirty-four, Maryland, West Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, California, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The rich therefore might do well to help forward such a development (p. 261)
During the 1930s, the American Rich successfully insulated themselves and their banking and money cons from legislative oversight. While publication of Nickerson's book coincided with "War Plan Red," a top secret military plan drafted for invading and annexing Canada, it was the patrician "class traitor" Franklin Roosevelt's 1932 election as president that most threatened their interests. Roosevelt populist agenda, which included terminating Wall Street's cherished gold standard and adopting his Depression-era New Deal agenda--convinced America's Very Wealthy that neutralizing his betrayal of their class interests necessitated more than Nickerson's gradualist legislative coup.

J.P. Morgan designated his wealthy Wall Street broker Grayson Murphy and Singer sewing machine heir Robert Sterling Clark to organize a military coup against Roosevelt. Two-time Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps General Smedley Butler (right) was approached to recruit 500,000 WWI veterans and soldiers disenfranchised by Republican President Herbert Hoover to march on and capture the White House.

Refusing the assignment, Butler blew the whistle on its conspirators. In subsequent testimony before the U.S. House Committee on UnAmerican Activities, Butler reported heavy financial involvement by Wall Street financiers--the Rockefellers, Mellons, DuPonts, Morgans the American Liberty League, an ad hoc “pro-business think-tank and ultra-right wing lobby group” created to abet the coup.

But the influential and guilty succeeded in having their names excised from the McCormack-Dickinson committee’s final 125-page report, a testament to their ability to hide their felonious treason by 1935--a time many of these very same Very Wealthy Few, believing Hitler and Mussolini's fascism was a solution to America's Great Depression, were heavily subsidizing Third Reich fascist businesses, to include a Bush family scion Prescott bank.

In July 2007, the British Broadcasting Corporation's award-winning radio investigative series Document presented archival evidence of the current Bush's grandfathers was involved in Roosevelt coup.
The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression. (Listen to the 29-minute RealPlayer broadcast here. )
Russo Reveals Rockefeller CFR Offer, 9/11 Plot

In January 2007, Hollywood producer Aaron Russo sat down with internet radio host Alex Jones to tell some difficult truths before dying of cancer later that year. Disclosing an initial friendship with Rockefeller family scion Nicholas, Russo said that relationship ended when he refused Rockefeller's offer to join the Council of Foreign Relations.

During one conversation, Rockefeller asked Russo if he was interested in joining the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) but Russo rejected the invitation, saying he had no interest in "enslaving the people" to which Rockefeller coldly questioned why he cared about the "serfs."

"I used to say to him what's the point of all this," states Russo, "you have all the money in the world you need, you have all the power you need, what's the point, what's the end goal?" to which Rockefeller replied (paraphrasing), "The end goal is to get everybody chipped, to control the whole society, to have the bankers and the elite people control the world."

The following clip is a 15-minute excerpt of a 70-minute interview Jones did with Russo.


1. See Quigley's obituary followed by links to selections of his scholarly work here. Echoing similar conspiratorial concerns, Quigley's 1947 book The Anglo-American Establishment (which American booksellers wouldn't publish until after his 1982 death) alleged that UK Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain staged a pre-Munich Pact crisis that "had secretly been prepared as early as 1937 by Great Britain politicians to give Germany and the Soviet Union a common border to eventually destroy the latter in a war between the two."

2. In 2005, columnist and 9/11 researcher Devvy Kidd named several Bush administration officials--GOP congressional heavyweights and former Democrat presidents included--as CFR members:
Who are some of the past and present members of this anti-American operation? Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Porter Goss, Alan Greenspan, John Bolton, Paul Wolfowitz, Gen. Richard B. Myers, Henry Hyde, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Sandra Day O'Connor, George Soros, Christopher Dodd, Diane Feinstein, Gerald Ford, Bill Frist, Newt Gingrich, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Katherine Harris, Teresa Heinz [Senator John Kerry's wife] , Antonia Hernandez – President of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Gen. John P. Jumper – current Air Force chief of staff, Joseph Lieberman, John McCain, Rupert Murdock, David Rockefeller, Diane Sawyer and Tony Snow."
Though dated, this alphabeticalized membership listing cites 4426 past and present CFR members, among them pollster James Zogby; Senator John Kerry; journalists George F. Will, Bob Woodward, George Stephanopoulous, Tom Brokaw (a CRF director), PBS's Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Jim Lehrer; and 9/11 Commission co-chairs Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton.

While CNN corporate headquarters apparently forbids its U.S. network anchors and reporters to inform Americans about elite groups like the secretive Bilderbergs also advocating a one-world government, CNN International is allowed to do so.

3. Dr. Antony Sutton, a Stanford academic who said his colleagues had "sold their souls for Rockefeller Foundation money," reported the American Rich's anti-democratic tendencies first became publicly evident in 1916 when Wall Street funded the Bolshevik Revolution that evolved into arch US enemy the Soviet Union.

4. Investigative reporter Greg Palast reported in December 2003 on US elites' pre-invasion plans for slicing up Iraq's spoils. In an interesting twist, Senator John ("Jay") D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) recently alleged fellow CFRer "Vice President Dick Cheney applied applied 'constant' pressure... to drag out" the second phrase of the Senate Intelligence Committee's probe into manipulated pre-Iraq war intelligence. On 8 February 2007 Senator Carl Levin released a declassified executive summary of a long awaited report from the Defense Department's Office of Inspector General that concluded DoD Undersecretary of Defense Policy Douglas Feith establish a "shop" in the Pentagon "to lay the groundwork for a pre-emptive military strike against Iraq" using handpicked information contested by all other U.S. intelligence agencies.

5. Since 1973, the American Legislative Exchange Council ( "connects corporations to state legislatures via conferences and forums"-- has funneled funds from America's best-born into state legislatures to curry favorable elections and policies. See Nick Penniman, "Outing Alec:," The American Prospect vol. 13 no. 12, 1 July 2002,

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