Since the Benghazi Tragedy US President Obama has done some major cabinet shuffling. Out went Council on Foreign Relation’s member Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State wife Hillary in came CFR member Senator John McCain. Out went CFR National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon, in came Obama’s first choice for Secretary of State Council on Foreign Relations member UN Ambassador Susan Rice. Conspicuously absent from CFR run main stream media coverage of the CFR shuffle is any mention of the CFR.
Jane Harman is the former U.S. Representative for California’s 36th congressional district, serving from 1993 to 1999, and from 2001 to 2011. She is a member of the Democratic Party. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Harman has had a longtime involvement in intelligence issues. In 2006 Democrat Harman defended the Republican Bush CFR run administration‘s use of international warrantless wiretapping through the National Security Agency, saying: “I believe the program is essential to U.S. national security and that its disclosure has damaged critical intelligence capabilities.” Ironically In April of 2009 CFR member Harman was caught on an NSA wiretap cutting a deal with an Israeli agent.
Jane Harman’s second marriage was to audio pioneer CFR member Sidney Harman, Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce in CFR member Carter’s administration. On August 2, 2010 CFR member Sidney Harman bought Newsweek from the CFR run Washington Post for $1 and assumed its liabilities.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) controls Main Stream Media operations throughout the world. One of the magazines they controlled is Newsweek. At the end of 2010, Newsweek merged with the online publication The Daily Beast.. The new entity, The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, was 50% owned by IAC and 50% by the CFR members Sydney and Jane Harman. A feature of The Daily Beast is the “Cheat Sheet”, billed as “must reads from all over”. Published daily, the “Cheat Sheet” offers a selection of articles from online news outlets on popular stories. The “Cheat Sheet” includes brief summaries of the article, and a link to read the full text of the article on the website of its provider. Contributors include Meghan McCain (CFR member John McCain’s daughter), Bilderberger Tony Blair, CFR member Condoleezza Rice, Eric Alterman (columnist for CFR member Katrina vanden Heuval’s the Nation), CFR expert Reza Aslan, Fatima Bhutto (grilfriend of CFR member George Clooney), Judith Miller (a CFR “Must Read” WSJ Not-See CFR reporter), Andrew Sullivan (a CFR “Must Read” Reuters Not-See CFR reporter), Bilderberger David Frum.
Today the Daily Beast published an article titled Susan Rice and John Kerry Will Battle For Obama’s Ear. The article is by Josh Rogin, and Eli Lake. Josh Rogin is senior correspondent for national security and politics for CFR run Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He previously worked for the CFR magazine Foreign Affairs. Eli Lake is the senior national-security correspondent for CFR run Newsweek and the Daily Beast. Since 2008 Lake has been a contributing editor at The New Republic.The New Republic was founded by Walter Lippmann. Lippmann was a member of America’s first intelligence organization the INQUIRY, attended the Paris Peace Conference after World War I, and was a founding father of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Central to Lippmann’s strategy of achieving government and international relations policy aims were large scale psycho-political operations aimed at the masses. The early work of Lippmann, and another leading pioneer in the field of psychological warfare, Harold Lasswell, were funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Not coincidentally the governments national security campaigns usually overlapped the commercial ambitions of Council on Foreign Relations and Institute of International Affairs controlled industries. The Carnegie Corporation and Ford Foundation were principal secondary sources of large-scale communication research funding, operating in close coordination with government propaganda and intelligence programs.
Rogin and Lake make no mention of the Council on Foreign Relations in their article about Rice and Kerry. Both Susan Rice and John Kerry are CFR members. Susan Rice was President Obama’s first choice for Secretary of State was CFR member UN Ambassador Susan Rice. September 11, 2012 the US Embassy In Benghazi was attacked and Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer, and two Navy SEALS, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods were killed. On September 16 CFR member Rice made the rounds of CFR run news shows including CBS’s Face the Nation , ABC’s This Week, This Week with George Stephanopoulos,[ Meet the Press, State of the Union with Candy Crowley, and Fox News Sunday. On November 19th ninty-seven House Republicans sent a letter to President Obama on saying Rice’s statements were “misleading.” The house put together a CFR run Accountability Review Board to look into the matter. The Secretary of State requires Senate confirmation. Due to her role in the Benghazi tragedy Rice new she would never be confirmed and withdrew her name. Her withdrawal left Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman CFR member John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) with no apparent rivals to take over from Secretary of State. Secretary of State has always been a Council on Foreign Relations job. Hillary Clinton followed CFR member Condoleezza Rice. While Hillary is not a CFR member both her husband President William Jefferson Clinton and her daughter Chealsea, who works for ABC are CFR members. John Kerry will be the twenty-second Council on Foreign Relations member to be Secretary of State.
On June 5th CFR member Thomas Donilon resigned as President Obama’s National Security advisor and the President announced that CFR member Susan Rice will be his new National Security advisor. Senate confirmation is not required for the National Security Advisor, probably because the job is so unimportant. Susan Rice is the eighteenth Council on Foreign Relations National Security Advisor.
The CFR has turned every President of the United States since Woodrow Wilson into a CFR puppet. They do this by surrounding POTUS with CFR members who influence his decisions to further Council on Foreign Relations goals. The Council on Foreign Relations profits from the Military Industrial Complex that it controls. While the Council on Foreign Relations makes war bucks from selling weapons millions of innocent men women and children are caught in CFR engineered endless wars. The Daily Beast article follows it has been modified so the reader can easily identify the Council on Foreign relation ties Rogin-Lake left out.
CFR’s Kerry beat out CFR’s Susan for the Secretary of State job they both wanted. But as National Security Adviser CFR’s Rice will effectively be CFR’s Kerry’s boss, report Josh Rogin and Eli Lake.
Earlier this year, [CFR’S] John Kerry seemed to prevail over [CFR’S] Susan Rice when President Obama selected him to be Secretary of State, a job they both coveted. On Wednesday, [CFR’S] Rice regained the upper hand when she was appointed National Security Advisor, giving her a position that clearly outranks [CFR’S] Kerry’s in the [CFR run] Obama power structure.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations [CFR member] Susan Rice watches as the voting takes place on the resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state, November 29, 2012. (Henny Ray Abram/AFP/Getty)
Now, in an administration where all foreign-policy decision making flows through the [CFR run] White House and the [CFR puppet] president makes key decisions personally, [CFR’S] Rice and Kerry will be the two senior officials jockeying for influence over the remaining three-and-a-half years of [CFR puppet] Obama’s second term.
They have different styles and different agendas, and [CFR member] Rice’s famously sharp elbows and tough management style may prove a difficult fit in a [CFR run] White House where the [CFR puppet] president values harmony and discourages open infighting. Nonetheless, the two have worked in the past for common policy goals pursued by [CFR puppet] President Obama, such as the targetting of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.
CFR puppet “Obama doesn’t like drama and particularly not public fights among members of his team. Susan certainly knows that,” a former Obama administration official told [CFR member] Harman’s The Daily Beast.
CFR member Rice replaces [CFR member] Tom Donilon, the national security advisor who rarely let the public glimpse his disagreements with senior officials. [CFR member] Rice, by contrast, has reportedly clashed with other administration officials, such as former Sudan Special Envoy Scott Gration.
“Even more so than [CFR member] Donilon… [Rice] has a temper that needs tempering,” Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote at The Daily Beast Wednesday. “And unlike [CFR member] Donilon, she often rushes to judgment, and then digs in. She’ll have to learn to count to one hundred—I mean one thousand—before making up her mind, and meantime, listen to different views carefully.”
CFR member Rice appeared to be [CFR puppet] Obama’s favorite for the Secretary of State job, but her standing among Senate Republicans was badly damaged following her appearances on Sunday talk shows, when she read from flawed talking points that sought to frame the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benhgazi as a spontaneous event caused by reaction to an anti-Islam video. After trying hard to win over Senate Republicans, she withdrew herself from contention before a nomination was announced.
CFR member Kerry, though, has implicitly disputed the idea that he was a consolation pick, telling the Boston Globe that he was offered the job well before [CFR member] Rice decided to withdraw from consideration.
“He [the president] called me, actually a week before [CFR member] Susan got out of the thing,” Kerry said. “He called me and said, ‘You’re my choice. I want you to do this.’ He asked me to keep it quiet. I did. I sat on it.”
Politicians and pundits weigh in on the appointment of Susan Rice to National Security Adviser.
Now, [CFR member] Rice will be in a position to supervise Kerry. Although the Secretary of State is a cabinet-level official and the national security adviser is just a White House staffer, in the Obama administration the latter job has carried more weight and arguably more influence.
“During the Bush [H.W.Bush is a CFR member] years, Democrats came up with concepts like ‘smart power’ to harness all of the tools of American power—political, diplomatic, economic— and not just the military. A key element was to empower the [CFR run] State Department which was massively overshadowed by the [CFR run] Pentagon,” said Thomas Wright, a scholar at the Brookings Institution. “For better or worse, the [CFR run] Obama administration has killed smart power. Its chosen concept is central power—the idea that everything flows to and from the National Security Council.”
Access to the president and the ability to influence him on major decisions is now key to influencing foreign policy in this administration. [CFR member] Donilon protected that access carefully, for example by never missing his chance to give [CFR puppet] Obama his daily briefing on national security.
The conventional wisdom is that [CFR member] Rice is closer to Obama, having been with him as his premier foreign policy advisor since the 2008 presidential campaign. She is also a close personal friend of both Michelle Obama and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. In this sense, [CFR member] Rice is the ultimate [CFR puppet] Obama-land insider, with a personal friendship with the president as her greatest bureaucratic asset. She worked hard to preserve her relationship with the president while serving as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. for four years, spending more time in Washington than any of her predecessors.
“I know that after years of commuting to New York while Ian, Jake and Maris stayed here in Washington, you will be the first person ever in this job who will see their family more by taking the National Security Advisor’s job,” Obama joked today.
Now, [CFR member] Rice will be in a position to .supervise [CFR member] Kerry
But the [CFR member] Kerry-Obama personal relationship dates back several years as well. It was [CFR member] Kerry who chose then-Illinois State Senator Obama to deliver the keynote speech at his 2004 presidential convention, the speech that catapulted Obama to national prominence and attention for the first time. [CFR member] Kerry was also one of the first U.S. senators to endorse Obama during his primary fight with [CFR spouse] Hillary Clinton in 2008.
When Obama took office, he brought several former [CFR member] Kerry presidential campaign staffers in to fill key positions. Some of those staffers have moved back to [CFR member] Kerry’s team since their old boss took over at State in February. Heather Higginbottom was the Kerry 2004 campaign’s deputy policy director and then was his legislative director in the Senate before she moved over to work for Obama at the White House Office of Management and Budget. She returned to work for [CFR member] Kerry in April and is now his Counselor at the State Department.
Kerry’s chief of staff David Wade was the traveling press secretary for Joe Biden after having worked years for Kerry. Jon Favreau, Obama’s former speechwriter (and now a columnist for [CFR member Harman’s] The Daily Beast) was [CFR member] Kerry’s speechwriter during his 2004 presidential campaign. State Department spokeswomen Jen Psaki and Marie Harf are both former Obama campaign staffers who also have worked with Kerry in the past. Even Marvin Nicholson, Obama’s body man who replaced Reggie Love, was Kerry’s body man before he moved over the White House.
Since becoming Secretary of State, [CFR member] Kerry has placed a lot of emphasis on working directly with Obama and the White House, rather than concentrating on harnessing the resources of the [CFR run] State Department, as did his predecessor [CFR spouse] Hillary Clinton. Aides say there’s constant contact and coordination between the buildings.
“The approach [CFR member] Kerry has clearly has taken is that he wants to work closely and hand in hand with the [CFR puppet] president,” one [CFR run] State Department insider said. “He feels that working closely is going to help him be able to do his job best.”
The working relationship was cemented when the two traveled together to the Middle East in March, during which the president would go out of his way to include Kerry in his daily routine, including middle of the night briefings for the president.
“They can work together on global issues, that there’s a decision making process that weaves through them,” the insider said.
CFR members Rice and Kerry at times have worked closely together. But on some important policy areas they do not see eye to eye.
CFR member Kerry has spent his first months in Foggy Bottom working to repair the U.S.-Russia relationship and use that as a mechanism to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria. [CFR member] Kerry believes he has a close personal friendship with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. [CFR member] Rice, by contrast has traded public insults with her Russian counterpart at the U.N.
Regarding Syria specifically, administration officials and other close supporters of the [CFR run] White House say [CFR member] Rice in internal meetings has supported a no-fly zone for Syria. But the incoming national security adviser is also wary of arming the more liberal elements of Syria’s opposition.
“CFR member Susan is not for arming the rebels, but she leans in on the no fly zone,” said one outside adviser to the White House on foreign policy.
CFR member Kerry has voiced several views in recent years on arming the Syrian rebels, but recently he has indicated that [CFR puppet] Obama would lift his objections to sending such lethal aid to Syria’s opposition if Syria’s president, Bashar Assad, boycotts an upcoming peace conference in Geneva that [CFR member] Kerry has worked with the Russians to arrange.
“There will be some conflict at some point between [CFR member] Kerry, [Secretary of Defense Chuck CFR member] Hagel and [CFR member] Rice. They all come from very different world views and different backgrounds,” this source said.
For [CFR member] Rice, who got her start during the[ [CFR member] William] Clinton administration and was seared by the world’s inaction in the face of the Rwandan genocide, her worldview in some ways hews closely with liberal internationalism, or a belief that American power can be used to promote American values through multi-lateral institutions like the United Nations.
That said, other former officials who know CFR memberRice say she is hard to pin down ideologically. “There is no doubt that Rwanda shaped her views profoundly and seeing things go wrong in Iraq has shaped her views as well,” said Heather Hurlburt who worked with [CFR member] Rice at the [CFR run] State Department during the CFR member’s Clinton administration and is now the executive director of the National Security Network. “Seeing the good we did and some of the bad that has come in Libya has also shaped her views and made them more complex.”
Despite the differences in style and worldview however, [CFR members] Rice and Kerry have joined forces under the [CFR puppet] Obama [CFR run]administration before.
John Prendergast, the co-founder of the Enough Project who worked on Africa issues with [CFR member] Rice during the [CFR member Bill] Clinton administration, said [CFR members] Kerry and Rice worked closely on developing U.S. policy to support the referendum vote in Sudan that ended the north-south civil war as well as [CFR puppet] Obama’s decision to send special operations teams to Africa to counter the Uganda based Lord’s Resistance Army.
“They are solutions oriented people and they work often together on outcomes that advance US interests,” Prendergast said. “ [CFR member] Ambassador Rice is a pragmatist. [CFR member] Secretary Kerry is a pragmatist. They are not going to let alleged personal rivalries or alleged past grievances undermine their policy objectives.”
Josh Rogin is senior correspondent for national security and politics for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He previously worked at Foreign Policy magazine, Congressional Quarterly, Federal Computer Week magazine, and Japan’s leading daily newspaper, The Asahi Shimbun. He hails from Philadelphia and lives in Washington, D.C.
Eli Lake is the senior national-security correspondent for Newsweek and the Daily Beast. He previously covered national security and intelligence for the Washington Times. Lake has also been a contributing editor at The New Republic since 2008 and covered diplomacy, intelligence, and the military for the late New York Sun. He has lived in Cairo and traveled to war zones in Sudan, Iraq, and Gaza. He is one of the few journalists to report from all three members of President Bush’s axis of evil: Iraq, Iran, and North Korea.
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