Obama's Council on Foreign Relations Crew - November, 2008

On president elect Barak Obama:

Americans better wake up and realize that when it comes to core political matters there are no real differences between Republicans and Democrats. For a long time the US has been a nation of 'one' political party with two factions. The political/financial elite here decides what shirt the people will wear, the people are giving the privilege of picking the color (no pun intended).

I truly feared and hated the Bush administration (as well as the prospect of having a warmongering freak like McCain as president) but I'm truly getting sick to my stomach over blind Obama worship in America, including by us hopelessly naive Armenians. In real political terms, Obama will prove to be just as bad if not worst than Bush's administration. America's economic downward spiral will continue. America's lose of freedoms will continue. America's military entanglements worldwide will continue. Moreover, I'll call it now, despite his pre-election promises, Obama will not recognize the Armenian Genocide. Maybe one day Americans will realize that US presidents don't make national policy, they are simply chosen to represent those who do.

What we the sheeple need to realize is that Obama was not elected by the people, he was instead chosen by the nation's political/financial elite four years ago as one that can potentially replace the failed and discredited representatives of Neoconservatism in Washington DC. In short, it now seems obvious that the globalist agenda of the American Empire needed a fresh new face to move it forward, a face that could again appeal to the disillusioned masses; and Barak Obama is that new face. President Obama has barely moved into the White House, yet look at the kind of people already standing behind him.

Obama administration is now composed of Globalists, Clintonites, Neocons, Zionists, Turkophiles and Russophobes. As a matter of fact, Obama's election has actually been a massive coup d’état for high level policy makers in Washington DC, giving them the effective means to silence, or win over, their domestic opposition. Nevertheless, the Obama presidency will essentially be the continuation of the American Empire's global agenda by other more effective means... and due to the sheeple's blind Obama worship, it may even prove to be more disastrous.

Arevordi

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Obama's Council on Foreign Relations Crew


The men behind Barack Obama part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MouUJNG8f2k

The men behind Barack Obama part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-KJC...eature=related

Foreign Policy Debate - Relations with Russia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukR4U27aoig

Ralph Nader: Obama will be like Bush: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8H92fcSOdY

Alex Jones speaks out on Obama's team: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19esfWGZIys

Obama endorses American imperialism - anti-war activist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StDdCPZUNTE

Obama's Chief of Staff a son of terrorist?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l2W8vTD494
November, 2008

Meet some of president elect Obama’s leading foreign and domestic policy advisors and likely administration members, every one of them a prominent member of the Council On Foreign Relations. Will these people bring about "change" or will they continue to hold up the same entrenched system forged by the corporate elite for decades?

Susan E. Rice - Council on Foreign Relations, The Brookings Institution - Served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs under Clinton from 1997 to 2001. Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright is a longtime mentor and family friend to Rice. Critics charge that she is is ill disposed towards Europe, has little understanding of the Middle East and would essentially follow the same policies of Condoleeza Rice if appointed the next Secretary of State or the National Security Adviser.

Anthony Lake - CFR, PNAC - Bill Clinton’s first national security adviser, who was criticized for the administration’s failure to confront the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 and now acknowledges the inaction as a major mistake.

Zbigniew Brzezinski - CFR, Trilateral Commission - Brzezinski is widely seen as the man who created Al Qaeda, and was involved in the Carter Administration plan to give arms, funding and training to the mujahideen in Afghanistan.

Richard Clarke - CFR - Former chief counter-terrorism adviser on the U.S. National Security Council under Bush. Notoriously turned against the Bush administration after 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq. Also advised Madeleine Albright during the Genocide in Rwanda.

Ivo Daalder - CFR, Brookings, PNAC - Co-authored a Washington Post op-ed with neocon Robert Kagan arguing that interventionism is a bipartisan affair that should be undertaken with the approval of our democratic allies.

Dennis Ross - CFR, Trilateral Commission, PNAC - Served as the director for policy planning in the State Department under President George H. W. Bush and special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton. A noted supporter of the Iraq war, Ross is also a Foreign Affairs Analyst for the Fox News Channel.

Lawrence Korb - CFR, Brookings - Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Has criticized manor of the invasion of Iraq but has detailed plans to increase the manpower of the United States Army to fight the war on terror and to "spread liberal democratic values throughout the Middle East".

Bruce Reidel - CFR, Brookings - Former CIA analyst who wishes to expand the war on terror to fight Al Qaeda across the globe. Considered to be the reason behind Barack Obama’s Hawkish views on Pakistan and his Pro India leanings on Kashmir.

Stephen Flynn - CFR - Has been attributed with the idea for Obama’s much vaunted "Civilian Security Force". Flynn has written: "The United States should roughly replicate the Federal Reserve model by creating a Federal Security Reserve System (FSRS) with a national board of governors, 10 regional Homeland Security Districts, and 92 local branches called Metropolitan Anti-Terrorism Committees. The objective of this system would be to develop self-funding mechanisms to more fully engage a broad cross-section of American society to protect the country’s critical foundations from the widespread disruption that would arise from a terrorist attack."

Madeline Albright - CFR, Brookings - Currently serves on the Council on Foreign Relations Board of directors. Secretary of State and US Ambassador to the United Nations under Clinton. Did not take action against the genocide in Rwanda. Defended the sanctions against Iraq under Saddam Hussein. When asked by CBS’s 60 Minutes about the effects of sanctions: "We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?" Albright replied: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price — we think the price is worth it."

This is by no means an exhaustive list. Of course, had John McCain become president, being a member of the CFR himself, his administration would have been replete with CFR representatives also. Max Boot, Lawrence Eagleburger and Henry Kissinger, to name but a few, are all CFR members and were all advisors to the McCain campaign. Please do your own research and add more names in the comments section of this report. It is important to document how these people are a part of the engine of global elitism and do not represent change. Only with this understanding will others wake up to the false left-right paradigm and be able to create the environment for real political change.

Source: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10867

Round table in REGNUM press center: We must not indulge into illusions about Obama’s election


The new president of the USA, Barack Obama will have to follow current interests of the American establishment, Deputy Chairman of Russian State Duma Committee for International Affairs, Yuli Kvitsinsky has said during a round-table discussion at the REGNUM press centre. According to him, the election of Barack Obama as US president produced positive expectations both in Europe and in other parts of the world. “There is some euphoria, besides it is sometimes unnatural”, Kvitsinsky believes. “We should listen to what Obama will say, and see what team he chooses. We should not indulge in illusions, he is only the next president of the United States, which foreign policy and national interests are constant. There are the American establishment and the American position as a nation chosen by the God, a nation that directs orders all over the world. Obama will have to act in interests of the American establishment. If he does not, he will not be the president,” Yuli Kvitsinsky summarized. It is worth mentioning, the round table “The USA in the post-Soviet space. The new policy” is taking place at the REGNUM press centre today, on November 24.

Source: http://www.regnum.ru/english/1088354.html

Barack Obama accused of selling out on Iraq by picking hawks to run his foreign policy


Mr Obama has moved quickly in the last 48 hours to get his cabinet team in place, unveiling a raft of heavyweight appointments, in addition to Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State. But his preference for General James Jones, a former Nato commander who backed John McCain, as his National Security Adviser and Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, a supporter of the war, to run the Homeland Security department has dismayed many of his earliest supporters. The likelihood that Mr Obama will retain George W Bush's Defence Secretary, Robert Gates, has reinforced the notion that he will not aggressively pursue the radical withdrawal of all combat troops from Iraq over the next 16 months and engagement with rogue states that he has pledged. Chris Bowers of the influential OpenLeft.com blog complained: "That is, over all, a centre-right foreign policy team. I feel incredibly frustrated. Progressives are being entirely left out of Obama's major appointments so far." Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos site, the in-house talking shop for the anti-war Left, warned that Democrats risk sounding "tone deaf" to the views of "the American electorate that voted in overwhelming numbers for change from the discredited Bush policies."

A spokesman for the President-elect was forced to confirm that Mr Obama holds to his previous views. "His position on Iraq has not changed and will not change." But the growing disillusionment underlines the fine line Mr Obama must walk between appearing to reach out to former opponents and keeping his grassroot supporters happy. Mr Obama seems conscious of the need to move fast, to reassure a watching world that he will be ready to hit the ground running on foreign and economic policy. He will wait until Friday before formally announcing his national security team, but he will on Monday formally unveil his economic team, with New York Federal Reserve bank chairman Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary and the New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson, in the Commerce portfolio. On Friday night, Mr Obama and his wife Michelle revealed that they will send their two daughters Malia and Sasha to the private Sidwell Friends school in Washington, once attended by Chelsea Clinton. That announcement ended two weeks of speculation in the capital, where excitement is growing over the arrival of the Obama family in time for the inauguration on Jan 20. City officials now expect four million people to turn out to see history made. Hotels are sold out, house rental prices for the week are rising into five figures and others are buying space for their tents on people's lawns. If every visitor descended simultaneously on the National Mall, each would have just one square foot of space.

But the huge enthusiasm of Obama supporters might dissipate if they believe he is crafting a government more likely to pursue "politics as usual", rather than his often-promised "change we need". There is growing concern among a new generation of anti-war foreign policy analysts in Washington, many of whom stuck their necks out to support Mr Obama early in the White House race, that they will be frozen out of his administration. Mrs Clinton is expected to appoint her own top team at the State Department, drawn from more conservative thinkers. A Democratic foreign policy expert told one Washington website: "They were the ones courageous enough to stand up early against Iraq, which is why many supported Obama in the first place." Their fear, he added, is that they will not now secure the mid-level posts which will enable them to reach the top of the Washington career ladder in future. Suspicion of Mr Obama's moves has been compounded, for some liberals, by the revelation that Mr Obama has for several months been taking advice from Brent Scowcroft, the national security adviser to the first President Bush.

His return to prominence in Washington represents a resurgence of the old school conservative realists, who were largely eclipsed during this Bush administration by the neoconservatives. They place US national interests above the quest to defend human rights or to spread democracy. Progressives and liberals see Mr Scowcroft's hand in the move to retain Mr Gates, an old friend, at the Pentagon and also in the expected elevation of Gen. Jones. Others are troubled by an announcement on Friday night that Mr Obama will retain the White House political office, an institution recently associated with George Bush's adviser Karl Rove, who has been blamed for running government as a permanent and highly partisan election campaign. During the campaign, Mr Obama pledged to end "politics as usual" and the "perpetual campaign". But a spokesman for the Transition team said: "An Obama White House will be focused on meeting the next challenge, not winning the next election."

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...gn-policy.html

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