“Obama: I don’t carry a Council on Foreign Relations card or know any special handshake.”
David Edwards and Eric Mayes from Raw Story, here.
Worries about One World Order and a North American Union have been “ginned up by the blogs and the Internet,” Sen. Barack Obama told a Lancaster, Pennsylvania audience in a stump speech as he continued his tour through the battleground state.
(“ginned up by the blogs“? is that what he thinks? How about a history lesson, Barack?
“In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all. – Strobe Talbott, Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State, Time Magazine, July 20th, l992.
“We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries. – David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, address to The Trilateral Commission, June, 1991.)
The Illinois senator also defended the recently re-authorized Patriot Act.
Responding to a question from the audience, asking whether he was a member for the Council on Foreign Relations, a group many allege is leading a move toward one world government, Obama said:
“I don’t know if I’m an official member. I’ve spoken there before. It basically is a forum where people talk about foreign policy. There is no official membership. I don’t have a card, or you know a special handshake or anything like that.”
(But there is an “official membership”; just not for people who are running for office and don’t want to answer the question directly.
from their site listed above:
“A candidate for life membership must be nominated in writing by one Council member and seconded by a minimum of three other individuals. It is recommended that applications contain no more than four seconding letters. The seconding letters do not need to be from Council members, but letters from members are strongly encouraged. “
curious how Obama has spoken there “several times” and he doesn’t even know this much. Or isn’t it curious that his Wife is a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, an organization that changed it’s name in late 2006 from Chicago Council on Foreign Relations…)
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