1. Editing Note: “Imam” Faisal Abdul Rauf’s official American Society of Muslim Advancement’s “audit” can be found here, http://www.asmasociety.org/about/asma_audit_2009.pdf This information was obtained by a simple Google search: asmasociety.org annual report. Apperently this is beyond the abilities of Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and the myriad of pundits who claim the funding of the Cordoba Initiative is “mysterious.”
2. The Ford Foundation has been removed from the list of ASMA supporters, though it indirectly funds it via grants to the Ms. Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy, and the Global Fund for Women, as well as funding the Council on Foreign Relations itself, direclty. Further information can be found here, at Ford Foundation’s Grant Database.
Update: September 5, 2010. Fox News of News Corporation is also on the corporate membership list of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rupert Murdoch of News Corporation is an individual member of the CFR as well. Fox News has been leading the fake-right narrative on this “Ground Zero Mosque” in the mainstream media.
The Anatomy of a Globalist Propaganda Operation.
By Tony Cartalucci
As the drums for war with Iran beat louder, so does the din of the globalist’s “clash of civilizations.”
Taking center stage of the “clash” is the now infamous, “Ground Zero Mosque.”
It was previously reported that the “Ground Zero Mosque,” officially known as the Cordoba House, is the vision of “Imam” Faisal Abdul Rauf, a member of the Council on Foreign Relation’s Religious Advisory Committee.
It was also reported that the dual organizations Rauf is using to promote and fund his activities are the Cordoba Initiative and the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA). ASMA had listed several large globalist foundations as its supporters including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Rockefeller Brothers, Rockefeller Philanthropy, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
It was established that the Council on Foreign Relations’ corporate membership consists of various and notorious war profiteering corporations, including KBR and Veritas Capital Fund’s DynCorp, the top 2 profiteers of the Iraq war by 2007.
The Council on Foreign Relations individual membership consists of notorious “Neo-Conservatives,” including Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Elliott Abrams, Vin Weber, John R. Bolton, General Colin L. Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Robert Zoellick. It also consists of General David H. Petraeus, General Stanley McCrystal, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Timothy F. Geithner, Paul Volcker, Henry M. Paulson, Jr. who are currently working under (or over) President Obama’s administration.
So when one considers that war mongering, war profiteering corporations, and establishment politicians from both sides of the aisle are members of a single organization, funding the divisive “Ground Zero Mosque,” one can’t help but feel it is nothing more than a stunt, a hoax, foisted upon the American public in order to continue their lucrative, endless wars while allowing them to wrestle away whatever is left of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Researching deeper into the organizations funding “Imam” Faisal Abdul Rauf’s ASMA organization, one sees this apparent conspiracy in absolute definitive terms.
The Money Men
Let’s take a look at the complete list of “supporters” that appears on Rauf’s ASMA website.
- Carnegie Corporation of New York
- Rockefeller Brothers
- Rockefeller Philanthropy
- Rockefeller Brothers Fund
- Global Fund for Women
- William & Mary Greve Foundation
- The Sister Fund
- The Russell Family Foundation
- Danny Kaye & Sylvia Fine Foundation
- Graham Charitable Foundation
- Deak Family Foundation
- Henry Luce Foundation
- The Elizabeth Foundation
- The Ms. Foundation
- Hunt Alternatives
The Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Carnegie Corporation of New York is chaired by CFR member Thomas H. Kean. According to the Carnegie Corporation’s own website, Mr. Kean “was tapped by President George W. Bush to head The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States (the “9/11 Commission”)…”
Other CFR members populating the Carnegie Corporation of New York include:
Richard Beattie: Chairman of the global law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Ralph J. Cicerone: “president of the National Academy of Sciences, is an atmospheric scientist whose research in atmospheric chemistry and climate change has involved him in shaping science and environmental policy at the highest levels nationally and internationally.”
Susan Hockfield: president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Norman Pearlstine: Chief Content Officer of Bloomberg, formally a senior advisor to the Carlyle Group’s telecommunications and media group.
Thomas Pickering: Vice chairman of Hills & Company (Carla Hills of the CFR’s consultant firm)
and until 2006 was Senior Vice President of Boeing International Relations (Boeing is a corporate member of the CFR.)
James D. Wolfensohn: former president of the World Bank, Chairman of Citi International Advisory Board (Citi is a CFR corporate member), founder of the Brookings Institute‘s Wolfensohn Center, and “served both as Chairman of the Finance Committee and as Director of the Rockefeller Foundation and of the Population Council, and as member of the Board of Rockefeller University.”
Former director of multiple CFR corporate members Helene L. Kaplan, former Clinton Secretary of State Warren Christopher, and former FCC chairman Newton N. Minow are the Carnegie Corporation’s three honorary trustees, and all three are also members of the CFR.
The Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors consist of senior staff members who “offer an average of 20 years each in grantmaking experience with major foundations, both domestic and international, including the Ford Foundation, the Levi-Strauss Foundation, the New York Community Trust, and the John A. Hartford Foundation.”
Judy Belk for instance, had previously worked for the Ms. Foundation, also listed above as supporters of “Imam” Faisal Abdul Rauf’s ASMA organization.
Chris Page: was a former program officer at the Ford Foundation
Nicholas Burns: CFR member, Former ambassador, National Security Council member under Clinton
Miranda Kaiser: CFR member, deputy counsel of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme
Vali Nasr: “Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Fellow at the Dubai Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University”
Timothy O’Neil: Senior strategy officer at Goldman Sachs & Co, which of course, is a “founding” corporate member of the CFR.
Steven C. Rockefeller: Chaired the Earth Charter International Drafting Committee whose preamble is an open declaration for world government and reads:
“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations. ”
He is also a CFR member.
Advisory Trustees for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund include David Rockefeller, Rockefeller patriarch, and CFR member, Jonathan F. Fanton CFR member, Robert B. Oxnam, also a CFR member.
Global Fund for Women
According to the Global Fund for Women’s annual report which can be downloaded in .pdf format here, this organization has received over 10 years of financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Ms. Foundation (which is also a supporter of Rauf’s ASMA organization,) the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, Citigroup Foundation, Morgan Stanley, are just a few donors on the extremely long list of globalist, CFR listed corporations.
The Ms. Foundation
Founded by CIA operative Gloria Steinem, the Ms. Foundation, according to its annual report found under their publication section here, is funded by the Ford Foundation (over $1 million USD), Goldman Sachs, Citi Group, Citi Foundation, Time Warner, amongst many others.
Hunt Alternatives Fund
Founder and president Swanne Hunt sits on the Council of Foreign Relations. Within the Hunt Alternatives Fund is the Prime Movers fellowship program that serves as a nexus for “social movements.”
Primary Movers listed on Hunt Alternatives Fund’s website includes:
Van Jones: former adviser to President Obama, member of the Center for American Progress think tank.
Daisy Khan: co-founder with Rauf of the above mentioned ASMA.
Jim Wallis: CFR Religious Advisory Committee member, Jim Wallis is also currently a member of President Obama’s White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He publishes Sojourners which has printed several articles in defense and in support of Faisal Abdul Rauf’s “Ground Zero Mosque:”
One Council, Two Lies, One Goal
CFR Sends its Proponents
Jim Wallis’ publication, Sojourners, provides for us the “tolerant” narrative of this false paradigm.
“Islam did not attack America on Sept. 11 — terrorists did.”
“A mosque isn’t being proposed for Ground Zero; more accurately, the Cordoba House is a community center, to be built at 51 Park Place (multiple blocks away from Ground Zero) by an organization currently located across the street at 45 Park Place that has been serving that community for years.”
“Thankfully, America has a Bill of Rights that protects against such erosions of liberty.”
And if you believe the “official” account of 9/11, and believe this is a genuine Muslim group seeking “outreach” this all sounds reasonable.
When you see the CFR funding the Cordoba House, up one side and down the other and don’t believe the government’s official account of 9/11, your suspicious are raised by such commentary.
CFR Sends its Detractors
Counter to CFR member Jim Wallis’ “tolerant” narrative, comes fellow CFR member and a senior adviser to the Coalition in Iraq, Dan Senor’s “intolerant” narrative, published in the Wall Street Journal. The article was also posted on the CFR’s official website,
“However, while we will continue to stand with you and your right to proceed with this project, we see no reason why it must necessarily be located so close to the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”
“Those attacks, as you well know, were committed in the name of Islam. We applaud and thank every Muslim throughout the world who has rejected and denounced this association. But the fact remains that in the minds of many who are swayed by the most radical interpretations of Islam, the Cordoba House will not be seen as a center for peace and reconciliation. It will rather be celebrated as a Muslim monument erected on the site of a great Muslim “military” victory—a milestone on the path to the further spread of Islam throughout the world. ”
“Our deeper concern is what effect Cordoba House would have on the families of 9/11 victims, survivors of and first responders to the attacks, New Yorkers in general, and all Americans.”
Here, Senor claims there are “many” Muslims who will not only see the Cordoba House as a monument of victory (for an attack Muslims didn’t commit), but are also partaking in an implied campaign of world domination to “spread” Islam. This is also very believable, assuming one believes the government’s official narrative of 9/11 and the imminent threat presented by “radical” Islam.
This paradigm was reinforced by the “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War against the West” DVD. In a rare mass mailing that saw the propaganda piece arrive at millions of American homes from the mysterious “Clarion Fund,” Americans received their Fox News approved primer on “radical” Islam. Interviewees included, professed Zionists, journalists writing for the Jerusalem Post, lawyers specializing in anti-Semitism, a former Nazi, a former PLO member, and a spy for the UK police.
In an almost cartoonish, intelligence insulting manner, “Obsession” proposes to us that Islam is the great threat of our time and that the “War on Terror” waged by the likes of President George Bush and his inner circle of Neo-Cons, is our only hope of saving Western civilization. We take a look at Bush’s war mongering inner circle who lurked within William Kristol’s Project for a New American Century think tank before Bush became president in 2000:
Elliott Abrams, CFR member, PNAC signatory.
Eliot Cohen, CFR member, PNAC signatory.
Lewis Libby, CFR member, PNAC signatory
Richard Cheney, CFR member, PNAC signatory
Vin Weber, CFR member, PNAC signatory
Paul Wolfowitz, CFR member, PNAC signatory
Douglas Feith, CFR member, PNAC signatory
John Bolton, CFR member, PNAC signatory
John McCain, CFR member, PNAC signatory
Daniel Pipes, CFR member, PNAC signatory
Robert Zoellick, CFR member, PNAC signatory
Robert Kagan, CFR member, PNAC signatory
Francis Fukuyama, CFR member, PNAC signatory
PNAC 2.0: Foreign Policy Initiative
Other notable Neo-Conservatives that can be found on the CFR are the members of William Kristol’s reinvented PNAC called the Foreign Policy Initiative.
Robert Kagan is on the Initiative’s board of directors and a CFR member – Jamie Fly is executive director of the Initiative, also a CFR member – Ellen Bork, Initiative director, also a CFR member – Dan Senor sits on the board of directors and is also, a CFR member.
The FPI has come out decisively against the Ground Zero Mosque. In a piece titled “Mayor Bloomberg is Wrong on the Ground Zero mosque, says FPI Director William Kristol,” Kristol starts by saying,
“Last Tuesday, standing in front of the Statue of Liberty, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke on the subject of the proposed mosque at Ground Zero. His remarks will be read with curiosity by future generations of Americans, who will look back in astonishment at the self-deluding pieties and self-destructive dogmas that are held onto, at once smugly and desperately, by today’s liberal elites. Our liberation from those dogmas, and from those elites, is underway across the nation.”
A man surrounded by CFR globalist elites, who are funding both the “conservative” and “liberal” agenda at once is already framing this, at the expense of his respect for his reader’s intelligence as a liberal vs. conservative false paradigm. He continues…
“As is the way of contemporary liberals, Bloomberg spoke at a very high level of abstraction. He appealed to the principle of religious toleration, while never mentioning the actual imam who is responsible for and would control the planned Ground Zero mosque. To name Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf might invite a consideration of his background, funding, and intentions. Do Rauf and his backers believe in the principles underlying the “inspiring symbol of liberty” that greets immigrants to the United States and before which Bloomberg stood?”
Perhaps Mr. Kristol should have his own board of directors ask the good Imam where his funding comes from at the next CFR meeting? Or perhaps Mr. Kristol needs the American people who he claims to speak for, to remind him we are not as stupid as he thinks we are. That we are not incapable of clicking on the “About Us” button on their public, official websites, from the CFR, to the Cordoba Initiative, and all the way back to fake right-wing conservatives like Kristol.
And so we come full circle, we began with the CFR fully funding Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf’s ASMA organization, looked extensively at how each foundation was either funded by globalist CFR members, or directly controlled by CFR members. We saw how the Ground Zero Mosque received praise from CFR fake left-wingers like Jim Wallis of Sojourner, then how fake CFR right-wingers like Dan Senor and his FPI colleague Bill Kristol lead the debate with intolerance, anger, and zeal on the opposing side.
When you consider the corporate membership of the Council on Foreign Relations is making trillions off of the endless war on terror, they themselves started and now refuse to end, when you consider Mr. Rockefeller’s Earth Charter Initiative’s open declaration for global government, and how every arm of the CFR above and below reaches for globalization and you see the “war on terror” hand delivering all of the above – you should be suspicious.
But when you see the Council on Foreign Relations funding a controversial mosque and protesting against it simultaneously, there is only one conclusion to be made:
This “War on Terror” is 100% absolute, utter theater. The very people making trillions from the wars are now purposefully generating hatred, division and animosity to continue their lucrative genocide and continue their designs of world domination they openly write about. They bought the land for Fiasal Abdul Rauf, they fielded his supporters and detractors, who are then parroted verbatim by the media pundits they own, and the blogging shills they pay to infiltrate the alternative media with. Their “clash of civilizations” materializes before their very eyes based on our shear ignorance and emotional knee-jerk reactions.
Worst of all, our “elected” politicians, from the President to the Senators all are fully aware of who and what the CFR is. Many of them are members and if they are not, their advisers are.
Here is the final passage from William Kristol’s “Mayor Bloomberg is Wrong on the Ground Zero mosque, says FPI Director William Kristol” and realize Kristol who represents the inner most circle of Neo-Conservatives in America, all of whom are CFR members, just wrote an entire article condemning Mayor Bloomberg’s comments regarding the Ground Zero Mosque, with the mayor himself, also being a CFR member:
“The conclusion of Bloomberg’s speech was odd: “Political controversies come and go, but our values and our traditions endure—and there is no neighborhood in this City that is off limits to God’s love and mercy, as the religious leaders here with us can attest.” Do the rest of us need Bloomberg’s hand-picked religious leaders to tell us that there are no limits to God’s love and mercy? We do doubt that encouraging this mosque to be built is an appropriate expression of respect for God’s love and mercy for those who were killed almost nine years ago. And we would note that no expression of New Yorkers’ love and gratitude for the victims of September 11 has yet been built at the site of Ground Zero during Mayor Bloomberg’s tenure.
It is likely, we believe, that civic pressure will cause the mosque to be moved elsewhere—Bloomberg’s lecture notwithstanding. But if Bloomberg were to have his way, it’s worth noting that he would presumably attend a dedication of Feisal Abdul Rauf’s mosque at Ground Zero before he would attend a dedication of a proper memorial to those who died there.
Contemporary liberalism means building a mosque rather than a memorial at Ground Zero—and telling your fellow citizens to shut up about it.”
What Kristol leaves you with is a choice to make, left or right. He himself questioned Faisal Abdul Rauf’s funding, but where did he provide the answer? Surely a man with such connections could find out easier than I did…
The danger when confronted with a news story, especially a controversial one, by not asking yourself the important questions, is being forever trapped in a false paradigm. A cage not of steel, but of your own ignorance. One within which you may send your son off to die because you fell for absolute utter theater put on by a single organization with soulless scum posing in different masks on opposing sides. Always click “About Us” and never settle on a conclusion until you have all the facts. Knowledge is power; that is not a cliche that is literally the difference between freedom and slavery, life and death.
There is a conspiracy to dominate the planet. It is not one of Christians, not Muslims, not Jews, not even Zionists, but rather godless nihilistic megalomaniacs. The globalists play each and every angle, whatever will work in a certain geological location, upon a certain cultural paradigm. The goal of meticulously documenting the CFR connections above to the foundations funding “Imam” Faisal Abdul Rauf, was to illustrate how large the CFR is. It illustrates how interconnected the CFR is with other think tanks and foundations.
Upon the CFR’s 2009 roster, you can find authors of what you read in the bookstore, in the pages of Newsweek and Time magazine, the commentators you see in news editorials and the expert commentators brought onto mainstream media news shows.
The CFR has a sister organization in the United Kingdom called the Chatham House. It is equally as large, backed by the world’s largest corporations, and infiltrating your daily news with their nefarious interjections.
Amsterdam & Peroff
BHP Billiton International Services Ltd
Booz & Company
British American Tobacco
City of London
Clifford Chance LLP
Coca-Cola Great Britain
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Goldman Sachs International
Herbert Smith LLP
HSBC Holdings plc
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
JICA UK Office
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
MediCapital Bank plc
Merck & Co Inc
Nomura International plc
Rio Tinto plc
Royal Bank of Scotland
Saudi Petroleum Overseas Ltd
Standard Chartered Bank
The European Azerbaijan Society
United States of America, Embassy of the
Here, the Huffington Post allots a whole page to the “editorials” of Robert Amsterdam who is grooming another globalist operative, Thaksin Shinwatra who is leading, not “radical” Muslims, but this time a “people’s revolution” in Thailand, on behalf of foreign investors. You will notice Robert Amsterdam’s firm, Amsterdam & Peroff on the above list, second from top.
Definitely, we can see the same globalists, partnering with any personality that will have them, exploiting them along whatever paradigm will work at the moment. While the CFR uses “Imam” Faisal Abdul Rauf in America to divide along theology and Constitutional rights, the Chatham House and International Crisis Group is using Thaksin Shinwara to divide Thailand along economic class.