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What Is The Council On Foreign Relations?

In his book, With No Apologies, Senior GOP statesman Barry Goldwater publicly described the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as a group that "believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one world rule established."

Based in New York and composed solely of U.S. citizens, the CFR was created in 1921 with Rockefeller family funding and emerged as the American branch of the British Royal Institute on International Affairs (RIIA). The RIIA was the brainchild of English financier Cecil Rhodes (founder of the Rhodes Scholarships) and devoted to the concept of reuniting the United States with the British Empire.

CFR members, beginning with the Republican Herbert Hoover administration on through the present day in administrations Democrat and Republican alike, have continuously been appointed to key policy-making posts. David Rockefeller himself served as longtime chairman of the CFR and remains its virtual master. The CFR publishes a quarterly journal, Foreign Affairs, and conducts regular public meetings and seminars. However, its key meetings are strictly confidential and off the record. Although the CFR is separate from other Rockefeller-financed internationalist groups such as the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group, the three organizations do have overlapping membership.

The CFR has often been described as the "public relations" branch of the plutocratic elite, carrying out the instructions of the more senior power brokers who belong to the Bilderberg organization, for example.