Hillary recently testified to the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that "we are in an information war" and that "we are losing that war." The Daily Bell's Anthony Wile today questions who the "we" is behind Hillary's statement and concludes that she is referring to the Anglo-American financial and political elite.
In order to determine whether we agree with Wile's assessment, we must first define the political elite. Murray Rothbard's mind-blowing article, "Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy," calls out and identifies the political elite by name. Murray's article provides a detailed description of the 19th and 20th century battle between JP Morgan and Rockefeller interests. He also describes how early in the 20th century Rockefeller and Morgan interests melded and became one, forming the "eastern establishment." He explains that it was the need to open up new markets that drove JP Morgan and Rockefeller to unite and promote a militaristic and aggressive foreign policy. A path we've been on since the Spanish American war.
The article is long and detailed, and very much worth the read from beginning to end. The portion most pertinent to determining who Hillary meant when she said "we" is Murray's description of the period immediately following WWI. Murray says that at that time "influential Britons and Americans," what I call the political elite, "decided that intimate post-war collaboration between the two countries required more than just close cooperation between the central banks." "Also needed were permanent organizations to promote joint Anglo-American policies to dominate the post-war world."
Murray then goes on to describe how a secret society established by the magnate Cecil Rhodes created the more open Round Table Movement. Both the secret society, called out in Rhodes' will, and the Round table had, per Murray, the "aim of maintaining and expanding the British Empire to re-incorporate the United States." Yes, this is the same Cecil Rhodes and the same Round Table that is behind the Rhodes Scholarship, awarded to Hillary's husband Bill in 1968. Amazingly this obscure figure from Arkansas had a meteoric rise to power after completion of his Rhodes-funded studies.
According to Murray's article, members of Rhodes' round table established in the US a group with the same intention of supporting the British Empire. It was called the "Institute of International Affairs." This group was funded by members of the JP Morgan circle and eventually merged with another Morgan-controlled group called the Council on Foreign Relations. Murray names the members of the CFR and their relation to JP Morgan interests. Murray's article goes on to describe how and why the CFR and the Round Table pushed for a second world war.
Murray's article shows the influence of the political elite and the mechanisms, such as the CFR, that they use to influence foreign policy. Information and the information wars per Hillary are critical in our foreign policy endeavors. But what, besides her husband’s scholarship, does this have to do with Hillary?
Hillary openly admitted during an address delivered to the CFR on July 15, 2009 that she and thus the United States of America gets its marching orders from the CFR. As per the State Department's own website she said:
"I have been often to, I guess, the mother ship in New York City, but it's good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won't have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future."
There is not a hint of sarcasm or jest in any of her statements that day. The tone is one of reverence and gratitude for the position she finds herself in. It is because of her own words that I am convinced that Mr. Wile is correct and that Hillary was in fact thinking of her sponsors, the global financial and political elite, when she testified that "we" are losing the information war.
Luis Almeida [send him mail] is a security software consultant in Miami, FL.