Introduction: part 1
No they are not one in the same; however members of one group may be members of another. Council on Foreign Relations members are all Americans…….elite and egotists I might add. The Illuminati and the Bilderberg Group have members (who they attempt to keep secretive) from around the globe. Hence the word globe as in global!!
Membership is by invitation only. You can submit your application for membership with the CFR, but you still must meet their requirements, then you may or may not be invited into their elite organization/club.
The main goal as you will learn, if you did not already know, is shared by all three of these organizations and that is a One World Government, one monetary system and a planet without “borders”…….. (Obama’s immigration open border). The central governing body would be the U.N. with NATO as the Military Police; and yes the U.S. Armed Forces would fall under the command of NATO. With no borders there is but One Nation (I would not call it a United Nation, I don’t believe Americans as we are currently known will unite so easily).
After the difficult negotiations of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, a group of diplomats, financiers, generals, and lawyers concluded that Americans needed to be better prepared for significant responsibilities and decision-making in world affairs. With this in mind, they founded the Council on Foreign Relations in 1921 to “afford a continuous conference on international questions affecting the United States, by bringing together experts on statecraft, finance, industry, education, and science.”
CFR’s early members believed it was important for the institution to be both nonpartisan and noncommercial. Members (restricted to U.S. citizens and by invitation only) were chosen for their knowledge of foreign affairs and their ability to contribute to discussions and debate. CFR carried out its mission by inviting important statesmen to speak and answer questions at meetings and by forming small groups to discuss serious issues of the day and publish their findings.
For a more complete account of CFR’s founding and history, view Peter Grose’s book Continuing the Inquiry.
Former secretary of state and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elihu Root (second from left) was one of the founders of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is shown here (left to right) with CFR President John W. Davis, U.S. secretary of war Newton D. Baker, and Foreign Affairseditor Hamilton Fish Armstrong.