21 February 2009
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Obama's Trilateral Connection
February 21, 2009 12:00 AM
With spring nearly upon us, the Trilateral Commission will soon blossom into
its annual conference -- scheduled for Tokyo, the weekend of April 24-26.
This networking elite of politicians, bankers, industrialists and intellectuals
from North America, Europe, Japan, and South Korea strives to shape foreign
and economic policies of nations from behind the scenes. Who are these
Commissioners -- and who commissioned them?
The notion of a tri-sphere concept, combining movers and shakers from three
geographic regions, was first broached at a Bilderberg conference.
So what is Bilderberg -- and from where does it derive its authority?
It is an elite group of self-appointed global manipulators -- from North
America and Europe -- who have met privately since 1954 to quietly influence
Bilderberger banking bigwig David Rockefeller tapped Zbigniew Brzezinski
to attend the April 1972 Bilderberg meeting in Knokke, Belgium, having taken
a fancy to "Tripartite Studies" produced by the then-obscure Colombia University
Appearing before Bilderbergers, Dr. Brzezinski made a pitch for inviting
the Japanese into their secretive coterie on the basis that Japan had morphed
into an economic powerhouse entitling it to play with the big boys. (South
Korea joined that "sphere" much later.)
But the burghers of Bilderberg declined to integrate the Japanese into their
own forum, a bilateral success for 22 years (by then) that had succeeded
in fashioning a new order in Europe -- the Common Market and European unity.
Instead, attendees sanctioned a new league and, thus, the Trilateral Commission
Mr. Rockefeller and Zbiggy launched themselves through Europe and Japan on
a recruiting drive.
Their "planning group" convened on July 23rd and 24th at Pocantico Hills,
a Rockefeller estate overlooking the Hudson River. Mr. Rockefeller underwrote
the expense from his own (deep) pocket, having discovered, decades earlier,
that investing in high-level networking paid huge dividends.
With approval from "the highest political and financial circles" (an internal
Commission memo), the trio selected chairmen and directors to represent each
sphere of the tri.
The Commission quickly became a springboard for the presidency of Jimmy Carter.
Mr. Carter, as governor of Georgia, had caught Mr. Rockefeller's eye as a
potential president and, consequently, Zbiggy and Mr. Rockefeller lunched
Jimmy in October 1972 at the Connaught Hotel in London, where they signed
him on the spot to be a Commissioner. Jimmy also became David and Zbiggy's
presidential candidate -- and the Commission bestowed him the power elite
support (influence and money) he needed to "arise from nowhere."
The Trilateral Commission was not nowhere -- just nowhere (back then) to
be found in the newspapers.
So Jimmy the peanut farmer got elected president in 1976, and Zbig became
his national security adviser, the job he had coveted from the outset. Other
Commissioners in the Carter Administration included Vice President Walter
Mondale, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, Defense Secretary Harold Brown and
Treasury Secretary Michael Blumenthal -- 18 in all, from 54 original members
from the American sphere.
Together, this elitist clique messed things up real good: Soaring inflation,
interest rates at 20 percent, and the world chessboard a horrible mess. President
Carter's poor judgment caused confusion among our allies, laughter in the
Soviet Union, and led, ultimately, to the hostage crisis in Iran.
"It completely justified our belief," a former senior CIA official told The
Investigator, "that left to its own devices, the power elite is fully capable
of causing another world war, not unlike their predecessors last century."
The CIA descended into decline, having had to endure Stansfield Turner as
Said our CIA source: "Admiral Turner was more concerned about intelligence
officers abroad engaging in extra-marital affairs than Iran imploding from
within. He apparently mistook our agency for a missionary group."
As if things were not bad enough, Trilateral Commissioners David Rockefeller
and Henry Kissinger pushed President Carter into allowing the ailing Shah
of Iran into the United States, a political miscalculation that precipitated
the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Teheran and the resulting hostage crisis
that sealed the fate of Jimmy Carter's one-term presidency.
Mr. Rockefeller quietly bailed from the monster he'd created, putting his
money behind another horse from the Commission stable: George Bush, a privileged
East-coast preppie who had moved to Texas to prove his manhood in the oil
But Mr. Bush lost to Ronald Reagan -- partly because the former California
governor took a few jibes at "Trilateral Commission elitists" during his
campaign to woo voters away from Mr. Bush in New Hampshire, where Commission
membership had been whipped into a major issue just before its decisive
Having enjoyed 15 minutes of fame during Jimmy Carter's presidency, the
Commission then shriveled into just another think-tank opportunity for young
men and women wishing entry to an international "Old Boy" network.
But now they're back!
Many of President Obama's picks for premier positions in his administration
are Trilateral Commissioners (read: Beltway Establishment insiders). These
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;
National Security Adviser James Jones;
Deputy National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon;
Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair;
State Department special envoys Richard Holbrooke. Dennis Ross, and
Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice;
Lawrence Summers, Director of the National Economic Council;
Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg;
Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell;
Paul Volcker, chairman of the Economic Recovery Committee.
(Gee, maybe President Obama will break Jimmy Carter's record?)
Ten days ago Adm. Blair clearly demonstrated how the "Old Boy" network functions:
He tapped fellow Commissioner John Deutch to sit upon a spy satellite advisory
Mr. Deutch, you may recall, was CIA director under Bill Clinton. "The worst
director in CIA history," a former senior agency official told the The
Investigator. You may also remember this: Soon after Mr. Deutch's departure
from that job in 1996, he was discovered to have grossly mishandled government
secrets. Mr. Deutch, it transpired, had downloaded 74 top secret documents
onto four computers used at his home by other family members and connected
by modem to the Internet -- on which Mr. Deutch also accessed Russian porn
sites through his AOL account.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence investigated and produced a report
to Congress stating: "Despite this knowledge (the risk of keeping secrets
on un-encrypted computers), Deutch processed a large volume of highly classified
information on these unclassified computers, taking no steps to restrict
access to the information and thereby placing national security information
A senior CIA official privy to the classified version of the Senate Committee's
report put it more bluntly for The Investigator: "Deutch allowed the Russians
access to our biggest secrets."
Mr. Deutch was stripped of his security clearances. (They have now been
Anyone else would have been investigated for espionage. But an Old Boy like
Mr. Deutch? Janet Reno's Justice Department worked out a gentle plea bargain.
But while Mr. Deutch was in the midst of pleading guilty to a mere misdemeanor,
brazen Bill, on the last day of his presidency, pardoned him, thereby vanquishing
even a mild slap on the wrist for his fellow Commissioner. (Did we mention
William Jefferson Clinton was a member of the Trilateral Commission when
elected president in 1992?)
So excuse our suspicions about this so-called "power elite." Not because
they're in charge again, but because they don't know what the heck they're
doing. Conspiracy theorists yearn to believe these uber networkers rule the
world. Truth is, our Beltway Establishment -- Democratic or Republican --
couldn't organize a binge in a brewery. These are the folks responsible,
through negligence and profit taking, for where we are today -- ripped off
by banksters and Wall Street, and Madoffs who made off.
"Obama for Change"? Maybe President Rhetoric meant spare change.