Adrian Salbuchi: a history of our ruling elites


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The World's Mastermind: The Hidden Face of Globalization
A view from Argentina

By Adrian Salbuchi

Global Research, December 2, 2006 (original Spanish)

This article is a summary of the key points set forth in the Author¹s book 
published in , ³El Cerebro del Mundo: la cara oculta de la Globalización ² 
(Ediciones del Copista, Córdoba, Argentina, 4th Edition, 2003, 470 pages. and 
Editorial Solar, Bogotá, Colombia, 2004).

³Those who do not learn from history are condemned to re-live it² - George 

As we now have it, globalization can be defined as an ideology that identifies 
the Sovereign Nation-State as its key enemy, basically because the State's main 
function is (or should be) to prioritize the interests of the Many - i.e., "the 
People" - over the interests of the Few.  Accordingly, the forces of 
globalization seek to weaken, dissolve and eventually destroy the very 
foundations of the Nation-State as a basic social institution, in order to 
replace it with new supra-national worldwide social, political, economic, 
financial and military management structures.  Such structures tie in with the 
political objectives and economic interests of a small number of highly 
concentrated and very powerful groups and organizations which today drive and 
steer the globalization process in a very specific direction.

These power groups consist of private interests which have succeeded in 
achieving something that is unprecedented in all of human history, and which we 
describe as the privatization of power on a global scale.

"Globalization" is actually a hypocritical understatement or euphemism of what 
former US presidents Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and 
George H.W.  Bush - each at different times in modern history - described as the
³New World Order².

A New World Order!  Clearly, when former president George Bush Sr. unabashedly 
used that term on 11th September 1991, the Establishment quickly moved to ensure
that it should not be commonly used, and in its place coined the much more 
neutral and seemingly harmless sounding idea of ³globalization² which, 
nevertheless, today still has one main meaning: US-UK-Israeli Imperialism on a 
planetary and all-encompassing scale.  This, at least, is how a growing number 
of people in Argentina and in our region see things today.

Who are they?  What do they want?

The process we have described is in no way anonymous - much less, secret - 
because the power groups promoting and driving the New World Order are doing so 
in full public view: i.e., multinational corporations (e.g., the Fortune Global 
500s accounting for over 80% of US economic activity); the global financial 
infrastructure (which includes banks, investment funds, stock exchanges and 
commodity market operators); multimedia monopolies; major Ivy League 
universities; international multilateral organizations (such as the World Bank, 
the IMF/International Monetary Fund, the IADB/Inter-American Development Bank, 
the BIS/Bank of International Settlements, the UN/United Nations and the 
WTO/World Trade Organization) and, most important, key government posts in the 
United States, Israel, the United Kingdom  and other industrialized nations.   
So, we definitely do not have something that can be explained away as a 
"conspiracy theory".

What we have are the inner trappings and logic behind the way Power is built and
managed.  What is not immediately visible is the fact that all of these players 
form who are part of a "Wheel of Global Power" have one thing in common: their 
key managers, financiers, bankers, government officers, academics, strategists, 
shareholders and other fundamental players all belong to the same inter-twining 
network of think-tanks and lobbying organizations.  This network forms a common 
hub that steers the wheel of world power on its present destructive course.

Among these key think-tanks - which should actually be described as geopolitical
planning centers -, the role of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the 
Trilateral Commission (TC), the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA),
the Brookings Institution, the RAND Corporation, the American Enterprise 
Institute (AEI), the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC), and 
the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), amongst others, are of 
vital importance.

A Historical Perspective

To properly understand today¹s world, one needs to look back on yesterday¹s 
world, in order to see how this whole situation came about.  It was back in 1919
when a small group of influential bankers, lawyers, politicians and academics ­ 
who were taking part in the Paris Peace negotiations between the victorious 
Allies and the vanquished Central Powers right after World War I ­ met in the 
Parisian Hotel Majestic and reached a transcendental agreement: they decided to 
create a network of ³think tanks² - a sort of  exclusive club or lodge - from 
which they would design the kind of ³New World Order² which would properly 
address and accomodate the imperial worldwide interests and objectives of the 
Anglo-US Alliance.

In London , that think tank would take on the name of Royal Institute of 
International Affairs (RIIA), whilst in the United States it would become known 
as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) based in New York City .  Both 
organizations had the unmistakeable mark of the social strategy of gradually 
imposing a socialist (i.e., formally "democratic" but in reality increasingly 
authoritarian) political order as a means of mass control of the population.  At
that time, that was promoted by such masonic fronts as the Fabian Society 
financed by the Round Table Group which was in turn created, controlled and 
financed by South African magnate Cecil Rhodes, the international financial 
dynasty of the Rothschilds, various UK-based Ancient Rite Masonic Lodges, and 
the British Crown.

The CFR got its initial support from the most wealthy, powerful and influential 
families in the United States, such as Rockefeller, Mellon, Harriman, Morgan, 
Schiff, Kahn, Warburg, Loeb and Carnegie (the latter, in particular, through its
own front organization founded in 1910: the Carnegie Endowment for International

In order to express and thus propagate its influence amongst elite circles, one 
of the first measures of the CFR consisted in publishing its own journal which 
still remains the world¹s premier mouthpiece on geopolitics and political 
science: Foreign Affairs.  Amongst the CFR´s first directors, was Allan Welsh 
Dulles, a key figure in the US intelligence community who would later 
consolidate the covert spying structure of the CIA leading to the NSA; 
journalist Walter Lippmann, director and founder of The New Republic; a host of 
J.P. Morgan corporate lawyers; bankers Otto H. Kahn, and Paul Moritz Warburg,[1]
the latter a wealthy German emigrée who emigrated to the United States and in 
1913 designed and promoted legislation leading to the creation of the Federal 
Reserve Bank ­ the basically private central bank of the US which since then 
controls the financial structure of the United States (and, through it, of a 
good part of the world).  When World War II ended in 1945, the Federal Reserve 
Bank was supplemented by the International Monetary Fund and The World Bank, 
both of which were masterminded, planned and designed by CFR planners at the 
Bretton Woods Conference in 1944.

Another member of the CFR and one of its first directors, was geographer and 
president of the American Geographical Society, Isaiah Bowman, who in 1919 would
lead the team of experts re-drawing the map of Central Europe after the World 
War I, thus ushering in times of grave turmoil in Europe which would actually 
lead to World War II in 1939.  It was CFR lawyers Owen D. Young (president of 
General Electric) and Charles Dawes (a top J P Morgan Bank lawyer), who in the 
twenties designed and promoted the ³debt refinancing² plans for Germany ¹s war 
reparations debt imposed by the Treaty of Versailles.  It was top Federal 
Reserve Bank directors and CFR members who would generate the monetary 
distortions leading to the 1929 financial crisis and ensuing Depression. It was 
CFR directors who through the powerful media under their control such as the 
NBC, ABC and CBS radio networks and newspapers like the The Washington Post, The
Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and The New York Times, would coax and 
press public opinion to break US isolationist neutrality and embark that nation 
on another European war in 1939, which they themselves had been seeking since 
the early thirties.

The Second World War

At the very start of that terrible European civil war in which The United States
would only formally take part in 1941, CFR members set up the War & Peace 
Studies Group which literally became a part of the State Department and designed
its major foreign policies towards Germany, Italy, Japan and their allies.  
Later, they began preparing for yet another post-war ³New World Order² after the
then forseeable Allied victory.  In this manner, the CFR designed and promoted 
the creation of the United Nations to manage world politics and US hegemony in 
the Nuclear Age, and some of its key economic agencies such as the IMF and the 
World Bank, through members like Alger Hiss, John J. McCloy, W. Averell 
Harriman, Harry Dexter White, Henry Kissinger and many others.

Once the war ended, US President Harry S. Truman would establish the 
far-reaching national security doctrine which was based on the doctrine of 
"containment" of Soviet expansionism proposed by yet another CFR member, who at 
that time was US Ambassador to Moscow: George Kennan,[2] who described his ideas
in a famous seminal 1947 Foreign Affairs article which he signed with the 
pseudonym ³X².  Similarly, the so-called ³Marshall Plan² presented to the world 
by US Army General George C. Marshall, was in fact designed by a CFR task force 
and implemented by W. Averell Harriman.[3]

Elite Power Structures

Although it is little known among public opinion, the CFR is very powerful and 
has grown in influence, prestige and breadth of activities.  So much so, that 
today we can say without a doubt that it operates as the ³World¹s Mastermind², 
silently directing the course of  many complex and highly volatile social, 
politicial, financial, military and economic processes throughout the world.  
There are no peoples, regions or aspects of human life which are not affected by
CFR influence ­ whether we realize this or not ­ and the very fact that it has 
been able to remain ³behind the scenes² makes the CFR exceptionally powerful and
elusive, even amongst US public opinion.

Today, the CFR is a discreet organization counting among its more than 4.500 
members, the best, most capable and brightest minds, operating together with 
very powerful anbd influential individuals wielding great influence in their 
respective professions, corporations, institutions, governmental posts and 
social environments.  In this way, the CFR brings together top corporate 
officers from financial institutions, industrial giants, the media, research 
organizations, academics, top military officers, government leaders, university 
deans, trade union leaders and study center investigators.  Their fundamental 
objectives consist in identifying and assessing a wide range of political, 
economic, financial, social, cultural and military factors spanning every 
imaginable aspect of public and private life in the United States , its key 
allies and the rest of the world.  Today, thanks to the enormous power wielded 
by the US , the CFR's breadth of activities literally spans the whole planet.

Its research and investigations are carried out by different task forces and 
study groups which identify Opportunities and Threats, assess Strengths and 
Weaknesses, and design far-reaching strategies to promote its interests 
worldwide, each with their respective tactical and operational plans.  Although 
such intensive and far-reaching tasks are made inside the CFR, the key issue to 
understand its enormous success lies in the fact that the CFR per se never 
actually does anything under its own name.  Rather, it is its individual members
who do so.  And they do this from their formal posts as chairmen, CEO¹s and 
directors of major corporations, financial institutions, international 
multilateral institutions, media, and key posts in government, universities, the
armed forces, and trade unions, never invoking or even referring to the CFR as 
their main seat of planning and coordination.[4]

Indeed, today we can find  CFR members in many powerful and decisive posts.  To 
name but a handful of the more than 4.500 CFR members, we find David 
Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samuel 
Huntington, Francis Fukuyama, Paul Wolfowitz, Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, 
Richard Perle, Robert Gates, James Baker III, Stephen Hadley, Douglas Feith, L. 
Paul Bremer III, John Bolton, John Negroponte, former secretary of state 
Madeleine Albright, international rogue financier George Soros, supreme court 
judge Stephen Breyer, Lowes/CBS CEO Laurence A. Tisch, former General Electric 
Co. CEO Jack Welsh, CNN CEO W. Thomas Johnson, former chairman and CEO of The 
Washington Post / Newsweek / International Herald Tribune Katherine Graham (and 
today her successor son), US vicepresidente, former secretary of defence, and 
former  Halliburton CEO Richard Cheney, former president George H.W. Bush, 
former national security advisor to president Clinton Samuel ³Sandy² Berger, 
former CIA directors John M. Deutch and George Tenet,  Federal Reserve Bank 
former governor Alan Greenspan and present governor Benjamin Shalom Bernanke, 
former World Bank president James D. Wolfensohn, CS First Boston Bank CEO and 
former Federal Reserve Bank governor Paul Volcker, reporters Mike Wallace, 
Barbara Walters, Wolf Blitzer, top CitiGroup directors John Reed, William 
Rhodes, Stanford Weill, and Stanley Fischer (in turn formerly No. 2 at the IMF),
economists Jeffrey Sachs and Lester Thurow, former treasury secretary, Goldman 
Sachs CEO and CitiGroup director Robert E. Rubin, former secretary of state and 
³mediator² during the the Falkland/Malvinas Islands War between Argentina and 
Britain Gral. Alexander Haig, ³mediator² in the Balcan conflict Richard 
Holbrooke, IBM CEO Louis V. Gerstner, democratic senator George J. Mitchell, 
former republican representative Newt Gingrich, former Bush Sr. national 
sercurity advisor Air Force General Brent Scowcroft, Kenneth Lay (recently 
deseased member of the Trilateral Commission and Enron CEO), amongst many, many 

In the business world, top Fortune 500 corporations all have senior directors 
who are CFR members. These corporations together have a combined market value 
equivalent to almost twice the gross domestic product of the United States and 
concentrate the better part of the wealth and power of that country, controlling
key resources and technologies around the world. Together, they employ over 25 
million people in the US alone and account for over 80% of its GDP.  In short, 
they wield gigantic power, leverage and influence in the US and beyond.

We thus find here the key to the CFR¹s enormous effectiveness and power:  its 
decisions and plans are drafted out and agreed in closed meetings, study groups,
conferences and task forces.  But when the time comes to execute those plans, 
they are then carried out by its different members, each from his or her formal 
post in different powerful organizations, both public and private.  And what 
powerful posts and organizations these are!

If, for example, a plan has been drafted and agreed regarding how globalisation 
of the economy and the financial system is to evolve, or which countries are to 
enjoy peace and prosperity and which are to be ravished by war, invasion and 
famine, then the coordinated action of personalities like the president of the 
United States, his secretaries of state, defense, commerce and treasury, CIA, 
NSA and FBI directors, key international bankers and financiers, Fortune 500 
CEO's, media owners and moguls, reporters and writers, military officers and 
academics, heads of the IMF, World Bank and World Trade Organization, are all 
brought together at the right time, in the proper sequence and on a myriad of 
specific matters.  In this way, they are able to coordinate concrete, effective 
and almost irrestistible action, anytime and anywhere.

This is how it has worked for more than eighty years.
Real Power and Formal Power

In order to understand how the world really works, we must first understand the 
difference that exists between Formal Power and Real Power.  What the media 
propagate with a very high public profile every day in their television and 
radio newscasts, and in the press are basically the concrete and visible results
of the actions carried out by Formal Power structures, especially those of 
national governments and the technological, financial and corporate 
infrastructures.  However, Real Power levers that actually make things happen 
are far less visible.  They are the ones which plan out what will occur in the 
world, when it will occur, where it will take place and who shall carry it out.

Formal Power operates short-term and with a high public profile.  Real Power 
operates within a long-term framework and has almost no public profile.  
Nowadays, Formal Power is mostly ³public² ­ Real Power is fundamentally  
³private².  This reflects the fact that the institutions of the Nation-State 
(the prime public Formal Power entity) has become subordinate to private 
interests (i.e., Real Power driven by money interests).

Since the United States is today¹s sole superpower, it is reasonable to conclude
that this world power structure ­ that is what it really is ­ provisionally 
manages this veritable World Government from the territory, the political and 
economic structures of the United States.  This, however, by no means implies 
that the majority of the people of the United States necessarily form part of 
that scheme of things, much less that the people of the US are "enemies" of any 
other peoples (rarely are the People of any country an "enemy"; rather, it is 
their elite establishments that become adversarial through excessive 
concentration of power).

We are thus speaking of power groups which operate from within the United States
(as they also do from within the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Israel and, 
through their local agents, also in countries like Spain, Argentina, Brasil and 
Korea), but that are not necessaily identified with the people of the United 

To better understand the true nature of the United States ­ especially in what 
refers to US Foreign Policy ­ one does well to keep in mind that the US 
³Administration² as they so aptly call their Government - i.e., Formal Power - 
is based in Washington DC.   However, Real Power structures in the US are mainly
located in New York City and some New England states.   In other words, the 
Administration of  the United States is done from Washington DC, whilst the 
country is actually governed from New York City .

Once we grasp this concept, then many other things automatically fall into 
place.  Additionally, the world's real power center resides not in New York City
but, more likely, in London Š  Understanding this complex and subtle process 
automatically pre-empts any simplistic identification of the ³enemy² as the 
United States or England or any other peoples .   More often than not, in times 
of turmoil the people of the United States are victims ­ even bloody ones as 
fallen US citizens in Vietnam , Afghanistan , Iraq and the World Trade Center 
attest to ­ of this very process.  Nevertheless, the fact that most people in 
the US ignore this fact, does not make them less responsible or accountable for 
the genocidal strategies the New World Order power structures operating from US 
territory perpetrate upon the rest of the world through the use and abuse of US 
military and economic might to achieve their goals.

That this should be so is understandable when one considers that exercising Real
Power requires complying with a set of rules and conditions such as, for 
example, operational continuity spanning many decades in order to achieve 
far-reaching goals and carrying out complex strategies which, in turn, span the 
entire planet, its nations and resources.  This requires long-term planning: 
twenty, thirty and fifty years into the future.

Ironically, the New World Order power elites know full well that there is no 
greater threat to political continuity and consistency in the design and 
execution of such long-term global strategies, than to have them subjected to a 
democratic process that imposes high public profiles on its leaders who must (or
should!) heed the "voice of the People" at every step they take, coupled with 
recurrent power interruptions which all democratic electoral processes entail.

How much better it is to be able to operate discreetly, from what can only be 
describes as a gentlemen¹s club such as the CFR, in which powerful and 
influential men and women can be officers, directors and chairmen for decades at
a time without ever having to be accountable to anybody but their own peers.  In
this manner, 4.500 powerful individuals can exert tremendous policital, 
economic, financial and media clout over countless hundreds of millions of 
people throughout the entire planet.

It goes without saying that one of the main tasks of the global media monopolies
is to impose ³political correctness², normally expressed through the "Two-Party 
System" ­ Democrats and Republicans in the US, Labour and Conservative in the 
UK, CDU or SPD in Germany, Radicals and Justicialists in Argentina ­ all of 
which are mere variations of the same basic politically correct tenets, and of 
each other.  Stable Western democracies have all conformed to what is, in 
practice, a One-Party System with slightly different internal factions.  People 
think they may ³choose², but the "options" are just not there: it's sort of like
"choosing" between Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola ­ no matter what they want you to 
believe, the truth is that they are both basically the same thing.

What we are describing is, in fact, the central hub of a veritable network of 
powerful people, considering that the CFR is, in turn, supplemented by a myriad 
of similar institutions both inside and outside of the United States .

All of these think tanks bring together the most intelligent, best prepared, 
creative and ambitous men and women in a wide range of fields and disciplines.  
They are paid and rewarded very handsomely - both economically and socially - as
long as they clearly and uncompromisingly align themselves to the basic tenets 
of the CFR¹s political objectives.  These are nothing less than the creation of 
a Private World Government; the systematic erosion of the structures of all 
sovereign Nation-States (though, naturally, not all of them in the same way, at 
the same speed, nor at the same time); the (sub)standardization of cultural 
values and social norms; the spreading of a globalized financial system based on
gross speculation and usury; and the management of a Global War System in order 
to maintain the necessary social cohesion of its own masses by permanent coaxing
and alignment against real or imagined enemies of ³democracy², ³human rights², 
³freedom² and ³peace²; i.e., against "terrorism".[6]

Since 2003, we saw first-hand how inexistent Iraqui ³Weapons of Mass 
Destruction² turned out to be nothing but Weapons of Mass DISTRACTION, 
generating enormous suffering, pain and hardship for untold millions of people.
The invasion of Irak and Afghanistan are just two examples of the 
double-standards and double-talk "Newspeak" on which this entire system thrives.

Thus, in order to better understand today's world, one needs to read and assess 
what the CFR ­ or rather, its individual members - say and propagate, as many of
its activities though discreet are not actually secret.  Any person visiting CFR
headquarters on fashionable Park Avenue and 68th Street in New York City, as I 
have done many times in recent years, can easily get all sorts of information 
including a free copy of their latest Annual Report describing the Institution¹s
main activities and the full alphabetical list of its 4.500 members.  All the 
information on these organizations is readily available for those who want to 
see it.  It is, then however up to each of us to cross-check all that data on 
CFR members with what each really does in their professional, corporate, 
academic and government activities and capacities.

One need also look back on modern history and assess the exceptional leverage 
which the CFR has had throughout the twentieth century, both on its own, as well
as in conjunction with its sister organizations.  They have triggered and 
influenced ideologies, public events, wars, military alliances, political 
crimes, covert actions, mass psychological warfare, economic and financial 
crises, promotion and destruction of political and business personalities, and 
other high-impact events ­ many of them clearly difficult or impossible for them
to admit or confess.  All have, however, marked the course of humanity in these 
stormy modern times.

The technique used is to keep us all far too busy and fascinated as pasive 
spectators of this whirlwind of events taking place every day in the world.  
This ensures that almost no one ever thinks of looking elsewhere for suitable 
explanations to today¹s grave crises, because that would then enable us to 
identify, not so much the effects and shocking results of many of these 
political decisions and covert actions, but rather their real and concrete 
originators, organizers and objectives.

In order for this gigantic mass psychological warfare ­ for that is what it 
really is - to succeed, the mass media play a vital role which cannot be 
underestimated.  For they are the instruments whose goal it is to undermine and 
neutralise the capacity of independent thought among the world¹s population.  
That is the key role of global mass media like CNN, CBS, NBC, The New York 
Times, The Daily Telegraph, Le Figaró, FoxNews, The Economist, The Wall Street 
Journal, Corrieri della Sera, Le Monde, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, US News
& World Report, Business Week, Reuters, and their respective local outlets in 
all countries, all of which are directed by key people belonging to the CFR 
and/or its sister organizations in the US and elsewhere.

And the worst part of it all is that, in spite of all the enormous friction, 
wars, violence and destruction it generates, the New World Order just does not 
work.  You cannot build a world empire only based on billions of dollars, B1 
bombers, F16 fighters, Tomahawk missiles, CNN and gross lying and hipocrasy at 
the top.  Historically, Rome , France , Spain and even Britain knew that only 
deeper cultural values can consolidate a true empire that will endure even after
the colonizing power is long gone, as has happened even to this very day 
throughout South America where Spanish, Potuguese (and British) influence are 
ubiquitous .  These key cultural factors seem to be very much lacking in the 
United States that was once described by former French premier George Clemenceau
as ³that complex political and social process running from barbarity to 
civilization without going through the necessary stage of cultureŠ²

Implications for Argentina and our Region

Within this context, we can say that the local media in Argentina , our 
educational system and local mainstream politicians are all basically aligned to
the New World Order process ­ independently of whether they are aware of this or
not.  In this respect, this System of Domination has three key objectives:

1.  To hide from public opinion how the world really works, knowing that if we 
cannot properly understand and diagnose the source of our problems and 
weaknesses, then we can hardly expect to find the proper solutions to them.   We
are thus (mis)led into believing that we are at ³peace², when in actual fact a 
veritable and violent total war is being waged against Argentina since more than
half a century on the political, economic, financial, media, educational, 
technological and environmental fronts.  Primarily, this is a Psychological War.

2.  To make us all believe that although we are in a difficult situation, 
³things will improve², as long as we reach yet another "agreement" with 
international bankers and speculators, privatize more State interests, reform 
our federal and provincial governments to the World Bank¹s liking, reform our 
labour, educational and social legislation, and do all necessary so that 
³international investors² will smile upon us.  The truth is that to say we are 
in a ³difficult situation² is an absurd understatement: Argentina is in a 
terminal situation and if we do not awaken to this reality, in a few more years 
­ a decade at most ­ we shall cease to exist as a country altogether.[7]   
Clearly, Argentina has only two options: either we accept living with all the 
problems and crises we have and take no action to resolve them, trying to merely
manage their consequences as best we can or, we confront these problems and 
crises and decide to do something about them.  Naturally, the second option is 
more difficult and risk laden.  Our Governments over the past thirty years have 
all chosen the former option of living with these problems, which has led us to 
our present predicament.

3.    To make us believe that, whether we like it or not, there is nothing we 
can do to stop ³globalization².  The truth, however, is that there are myriads 
of things that we can do to neutralise the adverse effects of globalization.  
But they all require that we first recover sovereign Nation-State institutions 
that will achieve its basic and fundamental functions of:

·        integrating internal conflicting social forces (i.e., promote the 
Common Good),

·        foreseeing all possible threats and opportunities from without and 
within (i.e., defending the National Interest), and

·        leading the Nation on a political course geared on defending its 
national interest (i.e., leading the country to its Destiny).

These functions require the existence of a Sovereign Nation-state which 
Argentina today no longer has.  We have become a colony, so we must first 
promote a true Second Declaration of Independence in order to found a Second 
Argentine Republic.   The implications and inspiration for our region and even 
further afield of such a revolutionary act would be truly momentous.[8]

Additionally ­ and this is beyond the scope of this brief article ­, the global 
financial infrastructure is on the brink of what can only be described as a 
controlled worldwide collapse, something that the CFR has been carefully 
planning through various projects such as the so-called Financial 
Vulnerabilities Project and New International Financial Architecture programmes.
When this occurs it will spell out unimagined new opportunities for Argentina 
and our region.

As we become aware of these realities, the road which we need to tread becomes 
increasingly clear too.  In truth, things then do not appear as complex as we 
once thought.  It is all basically a question of thinking with our own minds and
not with the minds of our adversaries; of starting to assess and defend our 
National Interest, which implies having our own view of world events, interests 
and forces, and then taking intelligent measures that respond to our needs, real
possibilities and idiosincracy.   In this sense, we have an advantage because we
do not need not ³reinvent the wheel², as the CFR gives us a brilliant and highly
successful blueprint for political, economic, financial and social planning and 
management of national power.  Why not learn from them?   Why not form our own 
network of think-tanks, bringing together a wide range of local, regional and 
like-minded interests, players and thinkers from different fields?  Why not put 
them all to work on promoting the National Interests of Argentina and its 
neighbours, so as to recover sovereignty and self-determination for our peoples 
in a consistent and coherent manner, irrespective of what the world power 
players try to impose upon us?

But to do this we must first understand what globalization really is: an 
immensely large range of threats which we need to avoid, and opportunities which
we should take advantage of.  Regarding every subject having potential impact on
us, we need to understand which are our relative strengths and weaknesses in 
order to be able to successfully confront them; if not today, then certainly in 
the future.  That requires proper planning.  Medium and long-term planning. That
requires trying to always be one step ahead of the Adversary, achieving and 
keeping an edge and an advantage over coming events.

No doubt this will lead us to designing the right policies that are consistent 
with our National Interest, which in many instances will certainly not coincide 
with the interests of today's global power brokers.  To this end, we need to 
seek and work closely with nations and organizations in Central and South 
America, Africa, Asia, and Europe, with which we share the common goal of 
neutralising the negative effects of global imperial domination.  In truth, this
all means that we need to found a New Argentina .   We have many of the 
necessary tools already at hand; we have millions of countrymen ready to accept 
the challenge if we but explain to them clearly and forcefully the odds which 
are at stake; and there are millions of others beyond our borders with whom we 
can work arm-in-arm towards such a common Cause.

In short, it is really a question of understanding that in Politics there are 
two kinds of people: those who are active players in the political arena and 
those who merely and passively look on.  The Council on Foreign Relations is 
clearly a key active player in the global political arenat.  Isn't it time that 
we started doing the same in our own country?

Adrian Salbuchi  is a researcher, author and speaker; host of the Buenos Aires 
talk-show ³El Traductor Radial² and founder of the Argentine Second Republic 
Movement (Movimiento por la Segunda República Argentina)  He is author of  ³El Cerebro del Mundo: la cara 
oculta de la Globalización², (³The World¹s Mastermind: the Hidden Face of 
Globalization²) and ³Bienvenidos a la Jungla: Dominio y Supervivencia en el 
Nuevo Orden Mundial². Contact info. •••@••.•••


[1]  Warburg belonged to a prestigious and powerful Jewish-German family of 
bankers, closely related to the Rothschilds and the Schiffs, owners of New 
York-based banking house, Kühn Loeb & Co. of which Paul Warburg was a partner 
together with CFR founding director, Otto Kahn.  As a reflection of how these 
international power structures have been operating for almost a century, it is 
interesting to note that when the World War I ended, significantly, one Warburg 
­ Paul ­ was on the Allied side of the negotiation table in Versailles , whilst 
another Warburg ­ his brother Max ­ was on the other side representing the 
vanquished Germans.  Additionally, Jakob Schiff, Paul Warburg¹s partner, had in 
turn financed the Japanese against the Russian Tsar during the 1905 
Russian-Japanese War, thus paving the way for the Bolshevic Revolution....   
Interestingly, another Kühn Loeb & Co.,partner N. Jivotovsky, had his daughter 
Natasha marry one Lev D. Bronstein which later became known as Leon Trotzky, 
through whose intermediary surprisingly large financing for the 1917 Bolshevic 
Revolution was funnelledŠ.

[2] Kennan died recently at 101 years of age and almost to the last continued as
an advisor at the CFR, an eloquent symbol of his continued influence spanning 
more than half a century among Real Power brokers in  the CFR.

[3] Notably, W. Averell Harriman was a business partner of Prescott Bush, 
republican senator from Connecticut , father of former president George Herbert 
Walker Bush and grandfather of president George W. Bush.

[4] The CFR¹s so called ³Rule of Non-attribution² specifically bans its members 
from ever publicly invoking the CFR in any way or manner or even disclosing 
matters discussed behind closed doors at its private meetings..

[5] The reader will find detailed information in the author¹s Spanish language 
book El Cerebro del  Mundo: la cara oculta de la Globalización (Ediciones del 
Copista, Córdoba , Argentina , 4th Edition, 2003, 470 pages.).

[6] Among these ³enemies² of the ³free peoples of the world² over the past 
decades one can mention Italian Fascism, German National Socialism, Japanese 
Imperialism, Argentine Peronism, Communism, environmental contamination, Global 
Terrorism, Saddam Hussein, Slobodan Milosevic, Islamic ³Fundamentalism², 
Ayatollah Khomeini, Muhamar-el-Kadafi, Fidel Castro, Maoism, non-US 
³militarism², Iran, Syria, and so-called ³Antisemitism², among many,many others.

[7] This might sound a bit strong and yet at the pace events are occuring in 
today's world, such a forecast may hold true for just about any country in the 
world.  Just think what public opinion would have thought only seventeen years 
ago ­ at the beginning of 1989 ­ if it had been announced that only three years 
later (i.e., by 1992), the following would take place: the fall of the Berlin 
Wall, the reunification of Germany , the collapse of the USSR into fifteen 
independent republics and their abandoning Marxism for Capitalism.   At that 
time, any such announcement would have been considered totally exagerated, if 
not downright stupid and yetŠ..that is exactly what happened.  It does make one 
thinkŠ.   The fact that The New York Times ran a front page story in their 
27-August-2002 edition with the title ³Secession of Patagonia as a way for 
Argentina to pay its Foreign Debt² is telling us somethingŠ.

[8] Elsewhere, the autor of this article has written extensively on the need to 
found a Second Argentine Republic as that is the only solution for Argentina and
its neighbours, if both  Argentina and our region are to recover their right to 

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