February 27, 2013 3 Comments
Full Spectrum Dominance in the Anglo-American Great Game
It is often stated in “conspiracy circles” so-called that the Western elites help train and put Mao in power. Is this true? Can we find documented evidence for the claim? If so, it would put a lot of modern “conservative” and “libertarian” analyses in perspective. In my experience, the so-called “conspiracy” sites and alternative media outlets are far more reliable (for all their shortcomings), as anyone with any sense knows, than the mainstream media, that retarded organ of Government, Inc. Those that want to live in the Matrix can stay in the Matrix.
For those who want to know the real world, several factors are worth analyzing in regard to this question. First, the CIA (preceded by the OSS) was set up as a result of the National Security Act of 1947 under Franklin D. Roosevelt, springing in part from the Pratt House in New York (future home of the Council on Foreign Relations), itself modelled from the British Secret Intelligence Service. Likewise, the over-arching institutions that control and run the intelligence agencies in the West, like the Council on Foreign Relations, were modelled on the Oxford Round Table Groups and the Royal Institute for International Affairs. Indeed, the Pratt House’s British counterpart was the Chatham House. We read from the Council on Foreign Relation’s site as follows:
‘The Council’s home on East 65th Street, so grand when acquired after the Wall Street crash, was proving hopelessly inadequate for these expansions. In 1944 the widow of Harold Irving Pratt, a director of Standard Oil of New Jersey and a faithful Council member since 1923, donated the family’s four-story mansion, at the southwest corner of 68th Street and Park Avenue, for the Council’s use. (In keeping with a prevailing reverse snobbery, the address and front door were on the side street, not the more showy avenue.) John D. Rockefeller, Jr., led a slate of 200 members and companies who volunteered funds to convert the gracious residence into offices, meeting rooms, and an institutional library. When the Council moved into its new quarters in April 1945, Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, a member since 1938, came to New York, “to bear witness [he said], as every Secretary of State during the past quarter of a century, to the great services and influence of this organization in spreading knowledge and understanding of the issues of United States foreign policy.”
In regard to the Pratt House and OSS one should note the prominent position of Allen Dulles in moving from the OSS to the CFR. Also important is the transition of US foreign policy from “isolationist” or perhaps non-interventionist, to openly imperial engine for the Anglo-American establishment: Read more of this post