============================================================================ Delivered-To: moderator for •••@••.••• Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 23:01:54 -0500 From: Nurev Ind Research <•••@••.•••> To: Activist Mailing List <•••@••.•••> CC: activ-l <•••@••.•••>, Columbia List <•••@••.•••>, "•••@••.•••" <•••@••.•••> Subject: How it's done: Another CFR administration. Caveat Lector The bias of this article, is ultra Right. I don't believe the part about the Gorby Foundation. The rest however, is true. =========================== Bush Appoints CFR Members As national attention focuses on President-elect Bush's initial appointments, a picture of an administration dominated by Establishment insiders committed to an internationalist agenda is coming into focus. The selection of retired General and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell as secretary of state continues a party-transcending tradition of having a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in that post. (The outgoing secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, is also a CFR member.) General Powell participated in the State of the World Forum 2000 sponsored by the Gorbachev Foundation at the New York Hilton last September. The thousand participants discussed "Shaping Globalization" (the theme of the forum) and took part in sessions to plan our planet's emerging "new world order." According to Christopher Story, publisher of the London-based Soviet Analyst, the Gorbachev Foundation is the secret successor to the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Sharing the media spotlight with Powell is Stanford Professor Condoleeza Rice, the president-elect's choice for national security adviser. As with the position at State, the NSA top slot has often been occupied in recent years by a CFR member (e.g., Henry Kissinger, Brent Scowcroft, and Zbigniew Brzezinski), and the appointment of Dr. Rice continues this tradition. In addition to her CFR credentials, Dr. Rice is a member of the Aspen Institute's Strategy Group, a dubious honor she shares with Senator Dianne Feinstein, former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, and Foreign Affairs editor Fareed Zakaria. Emeritus members of the Strategy Group include outgoing Vice President Al Gore, and incoming Veep Richard Cheney. The feeling that the executive branch of our government, the CFR, the Aspen Institute, and a few other Establishment think tanks trade staff members among themselves as frequently as major league baseball teams trade players is anything but illusory! Speculations about several other key Bush administration posts were made in The New York Times for December 18, 2000. The Times reported that two Bush advisers had mentioned former Senator Daniel R. Coats (R-Ind.) as a likely candidate for secretary of defense. Paul H. O'Neil, the chairman and chief executive of Alcoa, was also mentioned by the Times as "the top contender to become treasury secretary." Other contenders mentioned for Treasury by the Times included: Walter V. Shipley, former chairman of Chase Manhattan Corporation; Donald B. Marron, chairman of the Paine Webber Group; and John M. Hennessy, former chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston. The latter three are all members of the Establishment's favorite club - the CFR. http://www.thenewamerican.com/tna/2001/01-15-2001/insider/vo17no02_ins_cfr.htm ============================================================================ Richard K Moore Wexford, Ireland Citizens for a Democratic Renaissance email: •••@••.••• CDR website & list archives: http://cyberjournal.org content-searchable archive: http://members.xoom.com/centrexnews/ Please take a look at "A Guidebook: How the world works and how we can change it" http://cyberjournal.org/cj/guide/ A community will evolve only when the people control their means of communication. -- Frantz Fanon Permission for non-commercial republishing hereby granted - BUT include and observe all restrictions, copyrights, credits, and notices - including this one. ============================================================================ .