More and more, NGOs [Non-Governmental Organizations] are helping to set public policy agendas... It is this movement... that has such significance for governance... What is generally proposed is the initial setting up of an assembly of parliamentarians... and the subsequent establishment of a world assembly through direct election by the people. (1)
- Commission on Global Governance, Our Global
National governments are not simply losing autonomy in a globalizing economy. They are sharing powers - including political, social, and security roles at the core of sovereignty - with businesses, with international organizations, and with a multitude of citizen groups, known as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)... Increasingly, NGOs are able to push around even the largest governments.
- Jessica T. Mathews (CFR, TC), Foreign Affairs,
Establishing the dialogue with NGOs that have issues relevant to your company is a bottom line issue for Wall Street. (3)
- Robert Hormats (CFR Director), vice-chairman,
You will become the new superpower.
- Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General, addressing the
NGO Millennium Forum, May 2000 (4)
Especially significant, of course, is the development of an NGO network worldwide and its increasing role in the development of a culture of democracy throughout the world... Civil society, in order to be an effective partner with government and business in providing global governance in the 21st century, must develop a clear vision of basic values and a better future. (5)
- Steven C. Rockefeller, Chairman of the Earth Charter Drafting Committee and Chairman of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, addressing the UN Millennium Forum, May 2000
During World War II, a Soviet spy network in Nazi-occupied Europe kept Stalin supplied with first-rate intelligence on German military plans and political developments. It came to be known as the Red Orchestra (Rote Kapelle). The network sent its information to its Moscow superiors via secret radio transmitters that operated only for short bursts and moved constantly to avoid detection by the Gestapo. Nazi intelligence referred to the transmitters as "music boxes" and assigned the names of musical instruments to the distinctive, but elusive, operators.
The elaborate Red Orchestra espionage operation was set up several years before the start of the war and involved agents who were military personnel, Nazi officials, clerks, janitors, and housewives, as well as "businessmen" in a network of corporations (both real and dummy companies) throughout Europe. A similar Red Orchestra was established in the United States, and, as noted in previous chapters, its agents succeeded in penetrating to the highest levels of the federal government. A few top agents were exposed in high-profile cases - Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, Victor Perlo, the Rosenbergs - but, according to both Communist defectors and U.S. intelligence officials, dozens of Red cells involving hundreds of high-level Soviet agents were never exposed. (*) Many of these agents were not engaged merely in the lower level aspects of espionage such as stealing state secrets and reporting on military plans and weapons development. They were performing a more critical role for the Kremlin as "agents of influence": misinforming and misdirecting America's leaders and actually influencing and formulating U.S. policies concerning the most sensitive areas of our national security.
*On February 14 and 15, 1957, former Soviet NKVD agent Alexander Orlov testified before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee ("Scope of Soviet Activity In The United States," Part 51). Orlov claimed knowledge of 38 espionage rings in the U.S., with only two exposed as a result of the revelations of Whittaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley. Decades later, in the 1990s, evidence was still seeping out to confirm those charges of penetration of the U.S., including some of our most sensitive institutions and high-level positions. The recently released "Venona intercepts" - decoded secret Soviet transmissions collected in the 1940s - verified that Harry Hopkins, top adviser to President Franklin Roosevelt, was a Soviet agent. Ditto for atomic bomb scientists Robert Oppenheimer and Theodore Hall. But the identities of many of the Venona agents are still unknown.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu has long served as a primary textbook for Soviet military and intelligence strategists. Written over 2,000 years ago, it is one of the most famous studies of strategy ever written. The Communists have especially focused on Sun Tzu's lessons on strategic deception and the supreme importance of espionage and intelligence. They are completely familiar with what Sun Tzu described as the "five sorts of spies": Native spies; internal spies; double spies; doomed spies; and surviving spies. "Native spies are those from the enemy country's people whom we employ," explained Sun Tzu. "Internal spies are enemy officials whom we employ. Double spies are enemy spies whom we employ. Doomed spies are those of our own spies who are deliberately given false information and told to report it to the enemy. Surviving spies are those who return from the enemy camp to report information." (6)
"When all these five types of spies are at work and their operations are clandestine, it is called the 'divine manipulation of threads' and is the treasure of a sovereign," (7) continued China's master strategist. The Communists adapted and greatly expanded on the ancient sage's doctrines, creating a global apparatus with capabilities and long-term plans for world conquest that would have astounded Sun Tzu.
The Net That Covers the World
In 1955, British intelligence expert and author E. H. Cookridge aptly described the global Soviet apparatus as "the net that covers the world," in his book by that title. As he pointed out, the Communists had at that time established a worldwide militant organization of tens of millions of members, operating aggressively in virtually every country toward a centrally directed common objective - an accomplishment without parallel at any time in history. Besides controlling these millions of disciplined members, who could be ordered into coordinated global action on short notice, the Communist leaders had developed an intelligence apparatus of unparalleled, massive proportions. Cookridge noted:
The number of men and women employed by the Soviet government on intelligence work has been estimated at about 250,000 this quite apart from the internal political police. The number is at least ten times larger than that of agents used by all Western nations combined. But even this is only part of the Communist secret army... A suggestion that there are 750,000 men and women in the world - semiprofessional agents, informants, fifth-columnists, fellow-travelers, and sympathizers - whom the Soviet secret service succeeded in ensnaring in some way into the spy net - is probably an underestimate. It is a formidable army, combined with a quarter of a million of full-time agents and officials, and led by an elite of 10,000 to 12,000 trained master spies. (8)
"No other nation," Cookridge noted, "devotes anything approaching the proportion of its manpower and resources to secret service work as do the Soviet Union and the satellite countries." (9) Likewise, no other nation comes close to matching the size of the internal secret police forces required by the Communists to maintain their Total State. Through innumerable movies, documentaries, novels, articles, and history books, Hitler's dreaded Gestapo has been cast as the epitome of evil incarnate in the long drama of human existence. It has become synonymous with totalitarian brutality and malevolence, and rightly so. Yet most Americans have never even heard of Stalin's even more murderous and evil NKVD. Historian Martin Malia points out that German National Socialism, for all of its cruelty and viciousness, was "distinctly less murderous than Communism." (10) A major reason for this can be seen in the relative strength of the Nazi and Soviet secret police organs at the time of the Hitler/Stalin Pact: In 1939, Hitler's Gestapo employed a total of 7,500 people; Stalin's NKVD employed 366,000!
During the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, the U.S. Congress and many state legislatures held extensive investigative hearings into Communist penetration and subversion in the United States. These official inquiries produced a large number of important reports that included testimony from top military and intelligence authorities, as well as Communist defectors. Reports by the Committee on Un-American Activities of the House of Representatives such as, "The Communist Infiltration of the Motion Picture Industry" (1947), "Communist Political Subversion" (1956), "Soviet Total War" (1956), and "Communist Target - Youth" (1960) provided explosive, detailed information about the Soviet attack on America. As did reports of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee (SISS), such as "The Institute of Pacific Relations" (1951), "Expose of Soviet Espionage" (1960), and "The Soviet Empire" (1965). The voluminous 1953 SISS report entitled "Interlocking Subversion in Government Departments" labeled the Communist operations in our government "a conspiracy" and concluded:
Policies and programs laid down by members of this Soviet conspiracy are still in effect within our government and constitute a continuing hazard to our national security. (11)
The massive scope and insidious nature of the Communist offensive was so far beyond what most Americans imagined that FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover stated in 1956 that "the individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists." (12) That handicap, however, was largely the work of the CFR-dominated media, which made sure that the American public remained largely unaware of the shocking information uncovered by the congressional investigations. The same media subversives attacked the congressional investigators and characterized proper concern over Communist and socialist advances as "right-wing paranoia."
Many Tentacles, One Brain
In 1960, the Kremlin hosted the Congress of 81 Communist Parties from around the world. Those parties boasted a collective strength of more than 40 million members. But their real strength then, as now, lay in their ability to get non-Communists to do their work for them. In the U.S., as elsewhere, the Communists created hundreds of front organizations and penetrated virtually all existing organizations and institutions, with the intent of gradually gaining significant influence, if not total control. Labor unions were especially targeted because they offered: 1) huge sources of funds, in the form of members' dues; 2) major political clout to elect sympathetic politicians and influence legislation and policy; 3) an important conduit of propaganda for class warfare; 4) the ability to paralyze governments and economies through strikes; and 5) the ability to mobilize large numbers of non-Communists (marches and demonstrations) to give the appearance of popular support for Communist causes.
Similarly, the Communists and their various Marxist-socialist brethren have, during the past century particularly, targeted the colleges and universities - with amazing success. They have gained such influence in academia that from the 1960s onward they have been able to generate mass demonstrations of students, and even violent riots, by exploiting emotional issues such as war, nuclear weapons, the environment, homosexual rights, feminism, civil rights, race, etc.
One of the most knowledgeable analysts of Communism is Jimmy Clabough of Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Clabough, a careful scholar of Communist literature and strategy, who has been attending and monitoring Communist meetings in the New York City area for years, says the Red network in this country is as strong as ever. "Look at the records of all of the so-called experts who keep assuring us that 'the Cold War is over,''' he says. "These are the same voices - the Kissingers, the Kennans, the McNamaras, the New York Times and Washington Post - who have always been disastrously wrong on every major call concerning Communism. The Clinton 'Chinagate' scandals were the tip of the iceberg. Communist activities in New York City alone are increasing at a furious rate. They are practicing the old 'united front' strategy of finding 'hot button' issues that they can exploit with every group imaginable: the homeless, gays, environmentalists, feminists, ethnic minorities, clergymen, New Agers, labor unions, etc. By appealing to these issues, they have developed large cadres of what I call Enviro-Leninists, HomoLeninists, Femi-Leninists, Afro-Leninists, Peacenik-Leninists, Guru-Leninists, and Labor-Leninists. And they so expertly manipulate and orchestrate these various elements that the average television viewer or newspaper reader doesn't recognize the Communist coordination behind the scenes. As Lenin said: 'We must build Communism with non-Communist hands.''' (13)
This was precisely the message of Soviet Premier Konstantin Chernenko, when, in his June 1983 address to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), he made this noteworthy remark:
The battle of ideas in the international arena is going on without respite. We will continue to wage it vigorously... our entire system of ideological work should operate as a well-arranged orchestra in which every instrument has a distinctive voice and leads its theme, while harmony is achieved by skillful conducting. (14) [Emphasis added.]
As we will show in this and following chapters, despite the supposed "collapse of Communism," that global orchestra has continued playing, with the same "skillful conducting" continuing from the background. There are still official Communist Parties operating in most countries and dozens more socialist parties run by "former" Communists. Meanwhile, in the 1990s, Russia and China reestablished friendly relations and began openly cooperating on many economic and military fronts. (*)
*Some of the most clear-sighted analysts of global affairs predicted this decades ago. Soviet defector Anatoliy Golitsyn and John Birch Society founder Robert Welch were ridiculed by both liberals and conservatives for contending that the so-called "Sino-Soviet Split" was entirely a strategic deception from the start, aimed at playing the West for suckers. Their careful research, reasoned analysis, and alarming predictions have proven true. Golitsyn's books, New Lies for Old (15) and The Perestroika Deception, (16) are immensely important for an understanding of this deception. Robert Welch's printed expose of the phony Sino-Soviet split began in the August 1971 Bulletin of The John
Birch Society and was developed in subsequent Bulletins. For example, in the December 1971 Bulletin, he observed: "If you have any doubt that these wars or threats of wars are all arranged by the Communists, with the actual fighting subject to being turned off or on by the Communists at will, then you are a long way from recognizing the kind of world you are living in. You might even swallow the now increasing rumor of some kind of border military conflict being produced by the bitterness between Red China and Soviet Russia. Of course they could no more be real enemies than could the two hands of one human body directed by one brain. But neither Moscow nor Peking would have the slightest hesitation about getting a few hundred thousand of their respective subjects killed in such a 'war,' in order to make their 'feud' look real, if the Insiders who write the script for this worldwide show decided that such an act would be worth the trouble."
What many readers will find most extraordinary is that it is often difficult to discern whether it is the Communist leaders who are in charge of conducting this orchestra, or the CFR oneworlders, since they both are so frequently standing arm-in-arm at the same podium, moving their conductor's batons in perfect synchronization. And always, the "harmony" they seek is that which leads ineluctably to their mutual goal of world government.
To the massive, worldwide, militant network of the Communists, the CFR Insiders have added their own formidable global resources, including: presidents, prime ministers, and other government officials; billions of dollars from taxexempt foundations and corporate globalists; prestige and brain power from numerous think tanks and universities; the tremendous impact of their one-world media cartel; and the growing power of their global rent-a-mob, otherwise known as the NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) lobby. Together they apply simultaneous "pressure from above and below" in a strategy that is known in Communist circles as "revolutionary parliamentarianism."
Pressure From Above and Below
The one-world architects know that they must create the appearance of popular support for their global designs in order to pave the way for national governments to surrender political power to the UN. To accomplish this surrender, they have devised a giant pincer strategy in the form of a huge NGO network (pressure from below) on the one hand, and sympathetic political and corporate leaders (pressure from above) on the other. The NGOs clamor for "world governance," and their orchestrated clamor is portrayed as the collective voice of the peoples of the world expressing a global consensus. The political and corporate leaders - according to plan - then "respond" to the "will of civil society."
The use of this pincer strategy to seize power was explained by Communist Party "theoretician" Jan Kozak. In his instructions for "revolutionary parliamentarianism," written in the early 1950s, Kozak detailed how he and his fellow Communist conspirators overthrew a democratically elected, mainly non-Communist government in Czechoslovakia and turned it into a Communist dictatorship - legally. (17)
Kozak explained how his Communist minority in parliament (in coalition with socialists and "liberals") worked in concert with the street-level activists and grassroots revolutionaries. Utilizing demonstrations, strikes, rallies, petitions, threats, and - sometimes - sabotage, the radicals (like the NGOs today) provided "pressure from below." Meanwhile Kozak and his coconspirators provided coordinated "pressure from above" to get parliament to institute Communism piecemeal, by centralizing power and taking over more and more functions that had previously been left to local governments and the private sector. It is important to understand that this takeover was accomplished by a small minority. But this minority was highly organized and disciplined. And it was also highly skilled in the art of deception, in creating the false appearance of having overwhelming numbers on their side. The opposition was psychologically outmaneuvered and made to believe that "resistance is futile." They surrendered without firing a shot. The Communists won that war because they were the only side fighting; their opponents didn't even realize they were under attack!
A similar operation is underway today on a global scale. The war is on, but for the most part only one side is fighting. The UN-CFR axis is organizing NGOs, churches, educational institutions, labor unions, business groups, and other organizations into a force that it calls "global civil society." At the UN's World Civil Society Conference in Montreal in 1999, UN SecretaryGeneral Kofi Annan explained to the professional NGO activists their new "partnership" with the UN. Annan explained that the NGOs must serve as "strategic partners in policy - in areas where you can persuade your Governments to work through the United Nations. You can tell them that our goals are your goals, and that you want them to give us the means to achieve those goals." (18)
Kofi Annan is not the mastermind of this UN pincer strategy, of course; he is merely a factotum carrying out the program for the Insiders who have posted him as their front man. The magnitude of this global pincer strategy and the incredibly deceptive processes employed in the pursuit of their monstrous goals is mind-boggling. To paraphrase (and modify) Sun Tzu, when all of these elements are at work and their operations and/or connections are clandestine, it is justly called the "diabolic manipulation of threads."
Orchestrating the "Disarmament" Concert
This diabolic manipulation and conspiracy are very apparent when one looks beneath the surface of the global "peace" and "disarmament" campaigns during the last half of the 20th century. These campaigns support a primary objective of the UN's founders - providing the UN with a monopoly of force. Recall that the primary impetus, ostensibly, for creating the UN was to "put an end to war" through an organization which would provide "collective security." As we have already seen, it was the CFR oneworld brain trust, together with the Communists, that designed, organized, and launched the UN. And it was the same cabal that authored the State Department policy documents, Freedom From War and A World Effectively Controlled By the United Nations. (19)
The global "disarmament" campaign - which is, in truth, a program to transfer arms from private individuals and individual nation-states to the UN - continues unabated. In fact, it is accelerating. In May 2000, thousands of activists from across the planet gathered at the United Nations in New York for the "Millennium Forum." Disarmament was very much on the agenda. The Forum was the formal rent-a-mob warm-up to prepare the NGO militants for coordinated action at the Millennium Summit of world leaders, which would follow in September. Addressing the NGO activists, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan welcomed them as "the new superpower," leaders of the new international "civil society," and "implementing partners" in the work of the UN. (20) But contrary to the manufactured image, these NGOs certainly do not represent civil society, and most are not independent.
A key disarmament document advanced at the UN's Millennium Forum, and later at the Millennium Summit, was The Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st Century, (21) which was praised by Secretary-General Annan. The person in charge of presenting the Hague Agenda document at the Forum was Cora Weiss, president of the private Hague Appeal for Peace and Justice. "There are only three documents that you need... to be an informed, effective member of organized civil society, Weiss told the Forum attendees. "The Charter of the United Nations, the [Universal] Declaration of Human Rights, and The Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st Century." (22) My colleague and fellow senior editor at The New American, William Norman Grigg, who attended that UN session, noted: "Neither the Declaration of Independence nor the U.S. Constitution was among Weiss' indispensable texts, and once her background is understood it will become clear why neither of our founding documents made the cut." (23)
Cora Weiss is both a member of the CFR and a veteran, hardcore Leninist. She is the daughter of Samuel Rubin, a longtime member of the Communist Party, U.S.A., and heads a taxexempt foundation that bears her father's name. The Samuel Rubin Foundation is the chief financial angel behind the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a very influential Washington, D.C. "think-tank" which has long served as a major front for Soviet KGB activities. The chairman of IPS is Cora Weiss' husband, Peter Weiss, a radical attorney who is a member of the Communist-front National Lawyers Guild. Like Tom Hayden, Jane Fonda, and other pro-Communist traitors, Cora Weiss made the pilgrimage to Hanoi during the Vietnam War and organized pro-Vietcong demonstrations. In 1969, she returned from North Vietnam two days before Christmas and held a major press conference where she reported that American POWs were treated well and housed in "immaculate" facilities. Weeks later, at a press conference she held in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., Weiss scoffed at the claims of two former POWs - Lieutenant Robert Frishman and Seaman Douglas Hegdahl. Frishman and Hegdahl had testified before Congress concerning the inhumane treatment they had experienced at the hands of the Reds. Weiss made light of their injuries, and referred to our POWs as "war criminals." (24)
As self-appointed high priestess of disarmament at the Millennium Forum, Weiss declared to the UN assemblage: "I propose the activation of Chapter VII, article 47 of the UN Charter, which provides for a Military Staff Committee to assist the Security Council for the maintenance of international peace." (25) The activation of Chapter VII would require a standing UN military with the power to "take such action by air, sea or land forces as may be necessary to maintain or restore international peace and security." (26)
In keeping with the schemes of the global strategists, both at Pratt House and in the Kremlin, the Hague Agenda proclaims that, "it is time to redefine security in terms of human and ecological needs instead of national sovereignty and national borders." (27) Which, naturally, will require the "creation of standing UN peace forces for use in humanitarian interventions" and the implementation of "demobilization programs" around the world to "reclaim and destroy weaponry" not under UN control. (28) This refers not only to nuclear arms and other weapons of mass destruction, but also to "light weapons, small arms and guns" (29) - meaning those held by private citizens, as well as those under control of national military forces. (More on the UN drive for personal disarmament in Chapter 9).
Joining Cora Weiss (CFR, IPS) on the board of directors of the Hague Appeal for Peace, Inc. are: Adele Simmons (CFR and president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation); World Federalist Movement officials Tim Barner and William Pace (CFR); and Peter Weiss (IPS). Funding for the Hague Appeal is provided by the usual CFR-dominated sources: Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Samuel Rubin Foundation, Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust, billionaire George Soros (a CFR director), The Nation magazine, Institute for Policy Studies, Greenpeace International, UNESCO, UNIFEM, and the World Federalist Association. (30)
The Hague Appeal is an international coalition of 180 organizations, most of which have been involved in the radical "peace and disarmament" movement for decades. (*) The Hague Appeal received favorable support from the CFR media cartel during the Forum, which was bracketed for months before and after with a coordinated release of disarmament appeals in all the usual CFR transmission belts: the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Christian Science Monitor, etc.
*These include Amnesty International, the American Friends Service Committee, Friends of the Earth, Pax Christi, the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, Parliamentarians for Global Action, UNICEF, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the World Order Models Project, and the WorldWatch Institute.
Why This Orchestration Works!
Why do the CFR elites go through such elaborate charades, creating these multitudes of radical front groups (or co-opting existing ones) and funding them with piles of money? And why all of the orchestrated media support? The CFR elites know, of course, that they wouldn't get very far if they were honest and straightforward about their intent: "People of the world: Our global political, economic, and social arrangements are all wrong. However, our elite group of superior thinkers have a plan. All you have to do is relinquish all political and financial power to us so we can fix everything. Trust us." Wouldn't work, obviously.
However, what if they employ a different strategy? What if they fund a gaggle of radical groups, with various elements calling for the transfer of power in one area or another to international authorities? What if they also fund another gaggle of even more radical groups to make the first gaggle appear "moderate" and "reasonable"? And suppose they saturate the print and broadcast media with the antics and propaganda of these groups for a sufficient length of time. And suppose that this propaganda clamors for government to address outrageous problems while ignoring any possible danger to freedom in the new "arrangements." Then the pressure from below will reach the point that the Insiders above can have their political agents in Congress and the White House respond to the "will of the people" with "compromise" legislation. These "compromise" solutions always move the whole political arena further leftward, toward ever bigger, more oppressive government.
In his 1968 book The Strawberry Statement: Notes of a College Revolutionary, radical activist/author James Kunen made an interesting admission about this process. Concerning the campus riots then rocking the nation, he wrote:
In the evening, I went up to the U. to check out a strategy meeting. A kid was giving a report on an SDS [Students for A Democratic Society] convention. He said that... at the convention, men from Business International Round Tables... tried to buy up a few radicals. These men are the world's leading industrialists and they convene to decide how our lives are going to go... They offered to finance our demonstrations in Chicago. We were also offered ESSO (Rockefeller) money. They want us to make a lot of radical commotion so they can look more in the center as they move to the left. (31)
Another similar revelation was provided by Jerry Kirk, who, as a student, was active in the SDS, the DuBois Club, the Black Panthers, and the Communist Party. In a 1970 interview, Kirk said:
Young people have no conception of the conspiracy's strategy of "pressure from above and pressure from below"... They have no idea that they are playing into the hands of the Establishment they claim to hate... The radicals think they are fighting the forces of the super-rich, like Rockefeller and Ford, and they don't realize that it is precisely such forces which are behind their own revolution, financing it, and using it for their own purposes. (32)
Understanding the objectives, it was not surprising that the Hague Agenda and the UN Millennium events were accompanied by a deluge of disarmament propaganda - courtesy of the Pratt House mediacracy. Simon and Schuster, one of America's largest book publishers, brought out William Shawcross' new paean to the UN, Deliver Us from Evil: Peacekeepers, Warlords, and a World of Endless Conflict. (33) Written largely from the perspective of Kofi Annan, whom the left-wing Shawcross obviously adores (and with whom he traveled the world), the book repeatedly indicts the U.S. for its miserly refusals to surrender more of our sovereignty, money, and military to the noble UN. Glowing reviews followed in the CFR media choir.
The CFR's Foreign Affairs (which Time has dubbed "the most influential journal in print" and Newsweek has called the "preeminent" journal of its kind) and the Carnegie Endowment's Foreign Policy both provided several issues running of globalist disarmament forensics. In the September/October 2000 issue of Foreign Affairs, timed for the Millennium Summit, Jonathan Schell led off with "The Folly of Arms Control," in which he argued for complete nuclear disarmament as envisioned in the 1946 Baruch Plan. (34) And he reminded "the great and good" that the U.S. is obligated under Article VI of the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) to: "pursue negotiations... for nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control." (35) The same issue of Foreign Affairs featured an article by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Ivanov warning that any U.S. move toward deploying a missile-defense system would jeopardize NPT, ABM, CTBT - the whole edifice of arms control treaties. (36) Also in the same issue, General Andrew J. Goodpaster (CFR) offered boilerplate Pratt House "Advice for the Next President," echoing the Schell and Ivanov appeals for disarmament, and urging the use of NGOs to "mobilize understanding." (37)
Writing in 1975, retired Admiral Chester Ward, a veteran CFR member who had grown sharply critical of the organization wrote:
Once the ruling members of CFR have decided that the U.S. Government should adopt a particular policy, the very substantial research facilities of CFR are put to work to develop arguments, intellectual and emotional, to support the new policy, and to confound and discredit, intellectually and politically, any opposition. The most articulate theoreticians and ideologists prepare related articles, aided by the research, to sell the new policy and to make it appear inevitable and irresistible. By following the evolution of propaganda in the most prestigious scholarly journal in the world, Foreign Affairs, anyone can determine years in advance what the future defense and foreign policies of the United States will be. (38)
Millennium Summit Pressure
As the UN Millennium Summit got underway, the pressure from above and below increased. Following the pattern from past Summits, it was a well-honed, multi-level, multi-pronged, multidimensional attack aimed at multiple targets. Prime targets, of course, were the heads of state in attendance; if they could be induced to sign the disarmament treaties, declarations, and resolutions, it would add to the international momentum and legitimacy of the UN disarmament agenda. Other intended targets, however, were the U.S. public and the U.S. Congress, as well as the U.S. governmental, academic, and intellectual cadres who follow, influence, and make foreign policy - and then help sell it to the public.
The UN's glossy UN 2000 report, which was provided to all Summit participants, included an essay by President Clinton's Ambassador to the UN, Richard C. Holbrooke (CFR, TC). Mr. Holbrooke parroted the globalist hymn to enlarge and empower the UN, calling for a major boost in the world body's military and police capacities. It also featured similar bilge by billionaire eco-socialist and CNN founder Ted Turner, whose UN Foundation has contributed more than $250 million in support of UN programs and activities. Joining them in this orgy of praise for the UN were such one-world luminaries as: former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, now Director-General of the UN's World Health Organization; Chris Patten (TC), who played a key role in the betrayal of Hong Kong to Red China and who now serves as a member of the European Commission; former Socialist President of Ireland Mary Robinson, now UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; leftwing author William Shawcross; and Bjorn Stigson, president of the environmental extremist World Business Council for Sustainable Development. (39)
Among the profusion of programs circulating at the Summit, the Middle Powers Initiative (MPI) is particularly noteworthy. Claiming to represent the non-nuclear "middle-power" countries of the world, it describes itself as "a carefully focused campaign established by a network of international citizens organizations to encourage... leaders of the nuclear weapons states to break free from their Cold War mindset" and embrace disarmament as defined by the MPI and the UN. (40) But, as we shall see, MPI's "independence" is all illusion; while posing as a "citizens network," MPI is, in reality, nothing less than a front group for the one-world internationalists.
MPI's primary spokesperson is New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, whose Labour Party is affiliated with the Socialist International. The eloquent Mrs. Clark championed the MPI disarmament campaign both at the UN Summit and at the Gorbachev Foundation-sponsored "State of the World Forum," which ran concomitantly with the UN affair, a few blocks away at the Hilton Towers. Many UN leaders and heads of state jockeyed back and forth between the UN and the Gorbachev confab, where they shmoozed and "brainstormed" with corporate titans, academics, NGO rabble rousers, and New Age gurus. As it turns out, Gorbachev's State of the World Forum is also one of the original eight co-sponsors of the MPI, as well as a funder of the group.
And we see the same repetitious pattern emerge in the MPI case: funding for the Initiative comes from the Rockefeller Foundation, Samuel Rubin Foundation, and the W. Alton Jones Foundation. MPI's International Steering Committee includes Comrade Peter Weiss, and it included the late Senator Alan Cranston (TC, WFA), a veteran one-worlder. Other "Establishment" activists at the Initiative include General Lee Butler, General Andrew J. Goodpaster, and former Secretary of Defense Robert Strange McNamara (all CFR). The "anti-Establishment" activists at MPI include a host of revolutionary radicals. Among the MPI co-sponsors are the Parliamentarians for Global Action, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and the International Peace Bureau. (41) All of these groups have been long connected to the KGB-created-and-controlled World Peace Council (WPC), which, since its founding in 1949 by Communist mass-murderer Joseph Stalin, has served the dual purpose of leading the drive for U.S. disarmament and providing support for terrorist groups and regimes worldwide. (*)
*One of the most informative studies on the WPC, The War Called Peace: The Soviet Peace Offensive, was published in 1982 by the Western Goals Foundation. The study accurately notes: "Since 1950, when it launched the Stockholm Peace Appeal, the World Peace Council (WPC) has been the Soviet Union's single most important international front organization." During the 1960s and '70s, the WPC played a crucial role in organizing the anti-Vietnam War protests throughout the U.S. and stirring up anti-American demonstrations throughout the world. It has led, albeit often from the background, most of the "popular" disarmament campaigns, such as those supporting the ABM, SALT, INF, and CWC treaties, and the crusades against building a U.S. missile defense system. The WPC has supported, with financial aid and propaganda, terrorist organizations such as the PLO, ANC, UDT, and SWAPO. In fact, the WPC has included leaders of terrorist groups among its top officers. Which is hardly surprising considering that the WPC's longtime president, Romesh Chandra, was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India. The Soviet "control agent" over Chandra for many years was KGB officer Aleksandr Berkov, who was later replaced by fellow KGB officer Igor Belyayev. Although Chandra was the WPC's front man, Berkov and Belyayev actually called the shots - as directed by Moscow. WPC national affiliates, such as the U.S. Peace Council (USPC), were and are controlled by national Communist parties. The WPC and USPC closely coordinate their activities with other KGB-connected groups, such as the Institute for Policy Studies, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Women's Strike for Peace, the Center for International Policy, the Center for Defense Information, Citizens Committee for a Sane World, and others.
Both the Establishment and anti-Establishment activists were eager to cite the fact that the World Court at the Hague had issued an opinion on July 8, 1996 that: "There exists an obligation to... bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control." (42) They prattled that the nuclear weapon states are "flouting the World Court" and the rule of law by not disarming. They cited "eminent" scholars who argued that the U.S. and the other nuclear states risk running afoul of "the Nuremberg Principles" and "international humanitarian law." (43) They posed as the moral voice of the majority of the world's nonnuclear powers while rebuking the major powers for endangering the planet because of chauvinistic adherence to narrow national and ideological interests.
Of course, the MPI does not represent the "middle power" states at all; its whole purpose (and the reason that it has been so bountifully funded and promoted) is to provide orchestrated pressure from below so that the Insiders of the "weapons states" will have the excuse to do what they have wanted to do all along. Our home-grown internationalists realize that by having the disarmament pressure appear to come from an independent citizens network, the motives and agendas of those who must implement the changes will not be seriously challenged.
As a journalist covering the UN Millennium Summit, the Gorbachev State of the World Forum, and a number of additional programs that took place in New York City in September 2000, this reporter had a front-row seat to this amazing spectacle. The diabolic "manipulation of the threads" was both fascinating and frightening to behold. It was not the first time that I had observed this phenomena; I had seen it in operation at previous summits.
Still, it was evident that, with practice, the Kremlin-Pratt House one-worlders are perfecting their pincer strategy. They have become very adept at managing their rangy NGO rent-amob, which, on cue, either chants and demonstrates in the streets, or comes inside the halls of power and negotiates like a genuine "superpower." At the same time, they have assembled an amazing array of politicians-and-professors-for-hire, who can be counted on to spout the proper globalist slogans, and reporters who reliably retail every line of internationalist propaganda handed to them.
With the orchestra so lavishly funded and skillfully conducted, they are able to give the appearance that their position truly does "represent the will of global civil society." Politicians who might normally do battle are completely outgunned and overwhelmed; there is no way they can match, by themselves, the intellectual firepower of the assembled think tanks and universities that have been preparing their positions for months - or even years. And when their congressional offices are besieged with an orchestrated campaign of telephone calls, e-mails, faxes, and letters; while CNN, C-Span, and the other networks are all spewing forth the same story - even the stalwart begin to crumble before such an onslaught. That is what has been happening, and what we can expect to see a great deal more of, as the advocates of "global democracy" continue to press their fraudulent and totalitarian agenda.
We hasten to add, however, that this totalitarian agenda can be stopped, and it must. In fact, the plans of this cabal have been disrupted many times through well-organized exposure of the hidden agendas and the phony orchestration. The good news is that these deceptions cannot stand the light of day. The bad news is that credible evidence to support this story will never reach sufficient numbers of Americans through disorganized action. However, the existence of strong organizational leadership opens up real opportunities. For more on the antidote, the reader may wish to jump to Chapter 14. However, there is still much more to the story. The following chapters will examine some of the other prominent strategies of this cabal.
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2. Jessica T. Matthews, "Power Shift," Foreign Affairs, January/February 1997, pp. 50, 53.
3. Robert Hormats,"Non-Governmental Organizations at the Table," a presentation of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide at Atlanta, Singapore, and Sydney, October 2000 on 3/10/01.
4. Kofi Annan, address to the (NGO) Millennium Forum, New York, May 22, 2000. (See: Press Release, SG/SM/7411, GA/9710, http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2000/20000522.sgsm7411.doc.html). 5. Steven C. Rockefeller addressing UN Millennium Forum, May 2000, as videotaped by The John Birch Society.
6. Sun Tzu, The Art of War (Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions, Ltd, Cumberland House,1995), pp. 132-133.
7. Ibid., p. 133.
8. E. H. Cookridge, The Net that Covers the World, (New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1955), pp. 15,16.
9. Ibid., p. 16.
10. Martin Malia, quoted in "Books in Brief," The New American, February 14, 2000, from the foreword of The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999).
11. "Interlocking Subversion in Government Departments," Senate Internal Security Subcommittee report (U.S. Government Printing Office), July 30, 1953, p. 49.
12. J. Edgar Hoover, The Elks Magazine, August 1956, quoted by Jerreld L. Newquist in Prophets Principles and National Survival, (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1964), p. 273.
13. Interview with author.
14. Dennis L. Bark and Owen Harries, ed., The Red Orchestra, Volume 3: The Case of the Southwest Pacific (Stanford University, Stanford, Cal., Hoover Institution Press, 1989), pp. xix, xx.
15. Anatoliy Golitsyn, New Lies for Old (New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1984.)
16. Anatoliy Golitsyn, The Perestroika Deception: Memoranda to the Central Intelligence Agency (London & New York: Edward Harle, 1995). 17. Jan Kozak, And Not A Shot Is Fired, (Appleton, Wis.: Robert Welch University Press, 1999).
18. Kofi Annan, address to the World Conference on Civil Society, Montreal, December 8, 1999, http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/1999/19991207.sgsm7249.r1.doc.html on March 29,2001.
19. Freedom From War: The United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World, (Washington, D.C.: Department of State Publication 7277, 1961).
20. Kofi Annan, address to the (NGO) Millennium Forum, New York, May 22, 2000.(See: http://www.un.org/disarmament/HomePage/HR/docs/2000/2000Jan22_SriLanka.pdf) 21. "The Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st Century," UN Ref N54198 (Hague Appeal for Peace).
22. Cora Weiss remarks at Forum videotaped by JBS staff.
23. William Norman Grigg, "Building World Order," The New American, July 3, 2000, p. 6.
24. S. Steven Powell, Covert Cadre: Inside the Institute for Policy Studies, (Ottawa, Ill.: Green Hill Publishes, 1987), pp. 38-39.
25. Grigg, pp. 6-7.
26. UN Charter, Chapter VII, Article 42.
27. "The Hague Agenda," p. 4.
28. Ibid., pp. 34, 44.
29. Ibid., p. 44.
30. Peace Matters, Newsletter of the Hague Appeal for Peace, May 2000.
31. James Kunen, Strawberry Statement: Notes of a College Revolutionary (New York: Avon, 1969), pp. 130-131.
32. Gary Allen, "Who is Paying: For the Student Revolutionary Movement," American Opinion magazine, November 1970, p. 4. (Note: Kirk was also interviewed by House and Senate investigative committees. See: "Investigations of Students for a Democratic Society, Part 5," Hearings Before the Committee on Internal Security, House of Representatives, August 6 and 7, 1969 (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1969); "Testimony of Gerald Wayne Kirk, Part 1," Hearings before Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, March 9, 1970 (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1970); and "Testimony of Gerald Wayne Kirk, Part 2," Senate Internal Security Subcommittee Hearings on March 11, 1970 (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1970).
33. William Shawcross, Deliver Us from Evil: Peacekeepers, Warlords, and a World of Endless Conflict (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000).
34. Jonathan Schell, "The Folly of Arms Control," Foreign Affairs, September/October 2000.
35. Ibid., p. 25.
36. Igor Ivanov, "The Missile-Defense Mistake," Foreign Affairs, September/October 2000, pp. 15-20.
37. Andrew J. Goodpaster, "Advice for the Next President," Foreign Affairs, September/October 2000, p. 159.
38. Chester Ward, Kissinger on the Couch, (New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House Publishers,1975), p. 151.
39. UN 2000: The United Nations Millennium Summit, New York, 6-9 September 2000 (London: Agenda Publishing, 2000).
40. Robert D. Green, Fast Track to Zero Nuclear Weapons: The Middle Powers initiative, Revised Edition (Cambridge, Mass.: Middle Powers Initiative, 1999), p.6. See also The Year in Review, 2009 on video at http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/.
42. Ibid., pp. 37, 38.
43. Ibid., p. 37