Saturday, December 20, 2008

Change? Obama Inner Circle Filled With Bilderbergers
[Note: The first one post I sent out a few minutes ago has the correct story for Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs: ‘We need an international order’]
By Victor Thorn

For two years, Americans have heard an unrelenting mantra of change emanating from the campaign trail. But now that President-elect Barack Obama has begun forming his cabinet, we’re seeing a cadre of more deeply entrenched insiders than any administration that has preceded it.

In regard to key foreign policy advisors, all three of Obama’s selections either initially supported the Iraq war, or still do. On the economic front, each appointee maintains a close relationship with the Jewish triad of Ben Bernanke, Robert Rubin and Alan Greenspan—as well as bailout engineer Henry Paulson. Barack Obama himself is a Council on Foreign Relations member, has strong ties to Zbigniew Brzezinski, and participated in a clandestine meeting with Hillary Clinton at Bilderberg member Diane Feinstein’s house at the time when 2008 Bilderberg members were congregating only a few miles away.

Below is an overview of Obama’s top 14 selections to date. When considering their collective histories, a trend becomes clear, proving that the more things change under Obama, the more they stay the same.


Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, president and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of New York, director of policy development for IMF, member Group of Thirty (G30), employed at Kissinger & Associates, architect of the recent 2008 financial bailouts, mentored by Lawrence Summers and Robert Rubin.


Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations, North American chairman of Trilateral Commission, Federal Reserve chairman during Carter and Reagan administrations, president of Federal Reserve Bank of New York, G30 member, chairman Rothschild Wolfensohn Company, key figure in the collapse of the gold standard during the Nixon administration, longtime associate of the Rockefeller family.


Member of Israeli Defense Force, staunch Zionist, senator, Board of Directors for Freddie Mac, member of Bill Clinton’s finance campaign committee, made $16.2 million during 2.5 years as an investment banker for Wasserstein Perella. His father was a member of the Israeli Irgun terrorist group.


Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, treasury secretary during Clinton administration, chief economist at World Bank, former president of Harvard University, Brookings Institute board member, huge proponent of globalization while working for the IMF, prot�g� of David Rockefeller, mentored by Robert Rubin.


Political consultant whose past clients include Sens. Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Christopher Dodd; main Obama fixer in the William Ayers and Reverend Wright scandals.


Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, clandestine CIA asset used to infiltrate the anti-war movement at Yale University and the Watergate hearings, senior partner at the Rose Law Firm, key figure in the Mena drug trafficking affair, architect of the Waco disaster, implicated in the murder/ cover-up of Vince Foster, and many other deaths.


Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senator since 1972, member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, current chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, strong Zionist sympathizer who recently told Rabbi Mark S. Golub of Shalom TV, “I am a Zionist. You don’t have to be a Jew to be a Zionist.”


Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations, former U.S. congressman, chairman of the Democratic National Convention in 2004, employee of Kissinger Associates, UN ambassador, governor of New Mexico, energy secretary, major player in the Monica Lewinsky cover-up with Bilderberg luminary Vernon Jordan.


Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations, former CIA Director, defense secretary under President Bush, co-chaired CFR task force with Zbigniew Brzezinski, knee-deep in the Iran-Contra scandal, named in a 1999 class action lawsuit pertaining to the Mena drug trafficking affair.


Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations, former Senate majority leader, Citibank lackey, mentored by Robert Rubin.


Key person in the pardon of racketeer Marc Rich, deputy attorney general under Janet Reno, facilitated the pardon of 16 Puerto Rican FALN terrorists under Bill Clinton.


Council on Foreign Relations, Arizona governor, attorney for Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas hearings, U.S. attorney during the Clinton administration, instrumental in the OKC cover-up, where she declared, “We’ll pursue every bit of evidence and every lead,” described as another Janet Reno, soft on illegal immigration (i.e. pro-amnesty and drivers licenses to illegals).


Bilderberg, Trilateral Commission, European supreme allied commander, special envoy for Middle-East Security during Bush administration, board of directors for Chevron and Boeing, NATO commander, member of Brent Scowcroft’s Institute for International Affairs along with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Bobby Ray Inman, Bilderberg luminary Henry Kissinger and former CIA Director John Deutch.


Council on Foreign Relations, Rhodes scholar, campaign foreign policy advisor to presidential candidates John Kerry and Michael Dukakis, member of Bill Clinton’s National Security Council and assistant secretary of state for Africa, member of the Brookings Institute (funded by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefellers) , and member of the Aspen Strategy Group (teeming with Bilderberg insiders such as Richard Armitage, Brent Scowcroft, and Madeleine Albright).

Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs: ‘We need an international order’
Jurriaan Maessen, December 17, 2008

Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs and 2008 Bilderberg attendee, Maxime Verhagen

On the first of September 2008, the Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs and 2008 Bilderberg attendee, Maxime Verhagen, gave a speech at the opening of the academic year of the prestigious University of Leiden, the Netherlands. He spoke via satellite connection before an assembly of impressionable minds who no doubt were curious what the minister had to say to send them on their academic way. After the usual formalities (praising the institution and its ancient traditions) he began marvelling at the changes that the university had undergone since the old days when he himself attended the university, cunningly personalising the subject and subsequently setting the tone for the rest of his speech:

Students today have greater opportunities than in my day. It is perfectly possible that you will spend some part of your working life abroad. There is a good chance you will end up getting a job with a foreign or international corporation, even if you stay in the Netherlands. You’ve grown up in a world without borders, and your future prospects reflect that.’

Premising that the students have grown up in a new world, he casually steps over the issue of national sovereignty (as if it was some obnoxious obstacle), at the same time celebrating a ‘world without borders’:

Globalisation’, he remarks, ‘has brought the world closer to home.’

That’s nice.
Establishing globalisation as a springboard from which to plunge into the rest of his elucidation, he continues (unhindered by any regard for historic accuracy) by saying that the Dutch in history have always aspired to a world without national borders.

‘(…) Globalisation is nothing new to the Netherlands. What is new, however, is the speed, inevitability and totality of the process as we now know it.

Yes, we should all get up to speed and that right soon. Here he intentionally confuses the human urge (and Dutch tendency) to explore and discover, with an ideology to merge all nations into a global super state. It is an old trick and selling point to argue that an idea, or an intended policy, is a natural consequence of an age-old tradition while in point of fact it’s not.

He goes on to promote an increased move towards world government not with the help of any argument with which to convince his listening audience, but to point out rather that the process is completely irrevocable, no longer in our hands. We might as well accept it:

There is no point in pretending that we can turn back time. The intensity of globalisation is a fact of life over which we have little control.’

If this doesn’t silence the critics, he constructs a classic straw man to finish the job. It is the famous ‘Yes yes, globalisation is beautiful, but does it also work?’- straw man. Completely dismissing any rejection on principle, Verhagen instead proposes that it is only possible to have practical objections to world government. Then he deconstructs the straw man by summing up all the presumed benefits we’ve heard so often, including the thoroughly debunked global warming-myth, the need for globally operating supervising entities (who will do the supervising? ) and the pledge that the developing countries will magically turn into gardens of Eden once they conform to the new world order. Verhagen:

‘To make the world a safer and more equitable place, we need an international order. (…) That multilateral system, based on legal principles that apply to all people and all nations, is designed to impose order and prevent or resolve conflict and chaos.(…). Accordingly, our policy aims to bind as many countries as possible to the international structure.’

Who Maxime Verhagen refers to when he speaks of ‘we’ and ‘our’ is unclear. Could it be he is speaking of the powerbrokers and moguls who attend the Bilderberg-conferen ce, as Verhagen himself did just a couple of months before?
Regardless, after panegyrising globalisation as the most desirable form of governance, he couldn’t help himself from adding a last, biting comment, sounding remarkably similar to a threat:

When states renounce the system and try to withdraw from agreements they have made, the world becomes less safe and more unstable.’

In conclusion the minister addressed his young audience directly, proclaiming that:

The academic world has an important role to play here. Students need the tools that will enable them to cope in an international setting. They will have to find these tools for themselves, though it’s the university’s job to give them something else: the right drive, the right mentality, the right international orientation!

It’s remarkable. Verhagen does not advocate just an international orientation. He pleads for the right international orientation.
The future intelligentsia is being systematically prepared for the new world order. Although Bilderberg luminaries were often heard soft-speaking for a new world order in the past, now they’re practically falling over each other, crying for it.

Tenth anniversary celebration of the Statute of Rome  Print this article
The tenth anniversary of the Statute of Rome was celebrated at the Peace Palace in The Hague on 3 July.

The celebration began with speeches by foreign minister Maxime Verhagen, the French state secretary for foreign affairs and human rights, Rama Yade, the president of the International Criminal Court, Philippe Kirsch, and the ICC’s prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo.

Remarks With Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen After Their Meeting

Secretary Condoleezza Rice
Remarks With Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen After Their Meeting
Treaty Room, Department of State, Washington, DC
June 5, 2008View Video

Click here for the statement by H.E. Maxime Verhagen

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