Relevance for the Present

Post Cold War

The rise of Gorbachev, who has since made a name for himself on the world stage as one of the globalist elite, and the brief drunken interregnum of Yeltsin, must have seemed as though Russia was at last about to come into the globalist fold. Whatever the influences that might have been working behind Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev when he dismantled the Soviet state, in 1991 he had created the Gorbachev Foundation for the purpose of planning Russia’s “place and role in the future world order” as well as having a broader policy of promoting “globalization.”[38] Gorbachev also has a grander role, stating that, “the keynote of the Foundation’s activities is Toward a New Civilization.”[39]

The same year that Gorbachev created his Foundation to advocate for a “new world order” in tandem with other globalist think tanks such as the Soros Foundation and Open Society Institute, etc., President George H W Bush was enthusing that with the demise of the Soviet bloc a “new world order” might at last emerge as envisaged by the founders of the UNO:

…Until now the world we’ve known has been a world divided – a world of barbed wire and concrete block, conflict and cold war.

Now we can see a new world coming into view. A world in which there is the very real prospect of a new world order… A world where the United Nations, freed from cold war stalemate, is poised to fulfill the historic mission of its founders…[40]

That the globalist hopes for Russia were yet again dashed with the advent of Putin, and the emergence of influential forces even more antagonistic towards Russia’s incorporation into a “new world order”,[41] including the rise of Stalin nostalgia for Russian Great Power status, is evident from the position of the CFR in the title of a special report produced by the “East Coast foreign policy establishment.” Tellingly entitled, Russia’s Wrong Direction: What the United States Can and Should do, the hegemonic attitude of the US ruling clique is not even disguised. The report is replete with all the old Cold War rhetoric, and castigates Putin for placing Russia on a course in his domestic and foreign policies that “cause problems for the United States.” The current recommendation is for “selective cooperation” rather than “partnership, which is not now feasible.” The conclusion in the opening statement is that “Russia is heading in the wrong direction.”[42]

John Edward and Jack Kemp are acknowledged for their efforts in bringing “international attention” to Putin’s attempts to “intimidate or put out of business foreign and Russian nongovernmental organizations.” That is to say, Putin has attempted to resist the organizations that mainly derive from the Soros network and the National Endowment for Democracy, that create revolutionary and subversive organizations, fund and train agitators, and that have been responsible for “colour revolutions” throughout the former Soviet bloc and further afield.[43]

The Task Force Report laments that cooperation is now the exception rather than the norm. Russia is critiqued for “becoming increasingly more authoritarian,” while America’s foreign policy is one of promoting “democracy” throughout the word,[44] which is to say, overthrowing states that do not succumb to US hegemony with the use of the NGOs that Putin is condemned for “intimidating.” Russia’s policies on its “periphery” are also of concern; [45]by which is meant that Russia does not desire hostile states on its borders, such as Georgia, run by regimes that have been installed by those noble NGO’s of the Soros network etc. The CFR therefore recommends that more should be done to “accelerate the integration of those states into the West.” [46] The CFR recommends that US Congress interfere directly in the Russian political process by funding opposition movements in Russia under the façade of strengthening democracy, by increased funding for the Freedom Support Act, in this instance referring specifically to the 2007-2008 presidential elections.[47] Of note is Mark F Brzezinski as one of the authors, who served on the National Security Council as an adviser on Russian and Eurasian affairs under Clinton, as his father Zbigniew served under Carter. Antonia W Bouis is cited as founding executive director of the Soros Foundations (1987-92). James A Harmon, senior advisor to the Rothschild Group, et al.

What can be expected under Obama in regard to Russia? Despite the electoral rhetoric Obama has pursued policies in the same direction as prior administrations. Mark Brzezinski was Obama’s foreign policy adviser during the presidential campaign.[48] Of particular significance is that among Obama’s primary backers is George Soros, which makes anything other than a subversive and belligerent attitude towards Russia unlikely.[49]

[1] K R Bolton, “Socialism, Revolution and Capitalist Dialectics,” Foreign Policy Journal, May 5, 2010.

[2] Jacob H Schiff, “Jacob H Schiff Rejoices, By Telegraph to the Editor of the New York Times”, New York Times, March 18, 1917. This can be viewed in The New York Times online archives: (accessed 12 January 2010). Schiff, “Loans easier for Russia”, The New York Times, 20 March 1917. (accessed 12 January 2010).

John B Young (National City Bank) Is A People’s Revolution”, The New York Times, 16 March 1917.

“Bankers here pleased with news of revolution”, ibid.

“Stocks strong – Wall Street interpretation of Russian News”, ibid.

[3] “Bolsheviki Will Not Make Separate Peace: Only Those Who Made Up Privileged Classes Under Czar Would Do So, Says Col. W B Thompson, Just Back From Red Cross Mission”, The New York Times, 27 January 1918.

[4] Also spelt Grose, indicative of some poor proofreading from the CFR.

[5] The original name of the think tank founded by Pres. Wilson’s primary adviser, Edward House, which became the present CFR.

[6] Peter Grosse, Continuing The Inquiry: The Council on Foreign Relations from 1921 to 1996, (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2006). The entire book can be read online at: Council on Foreign Relations:

[7] Armand Hammer of Occidental Petroleum, who had been a concessionaire at the earliest stages of the Soviet regime, stated of his meeting with Trotsky that the he was questioned as to how US capitalists regarded Russia as a “desirable field for investment?” Trotsky having returned from the Urals thought that the region had great possibilities for American capital. Armand Hammer, Hammer: Witness to History (London: Coronet Books, 1988), 160.

[8] Lenin had stated to Hammer: “The New Economic Policy demands a fresh development of our economic possibilities. We hope to accelerate the process by a system of industrial and commercial concessions to foreigners. It will give great opportunities to the United State.” Ibid., 143.

[9] Antony Sutton, National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union (New York: Arlington House, 1973).

[10] For Roosevelt’s commitment to friendship with Stalin see the CIA essay: Gary Kern, How “Uncle Joe” Bugged FDR, Central Intelligence Agency, <>

[11] Andrei Gromyko, Soviet representative to the UN and to the UN Atomic Energy commission, future Foreign Minister and Soviet president remarks: “Washington tended to view colonial empires as an anachronism and made no secret that it would shed no tears were they to be dismantled… In any case it was time for the old masters to move aside….” Andrei Gromyko, Memories (London: Hutchinson, 1989). What was to fill the void of the European empires were the neo-colonialisms of the USSR and the USA, and often mistaken for “Soviet communist” activities.

[12] Gromyko, ibid.

[13] G Edward Griffin, The Fearful Master: A Second Look at the United Nations (Boston: Western Islands, 1964).

[14] Caroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope (Macmillan, ) 892.

[15] Ibid., 893.

[16] Ibid., 895.

[17] Ibid.

[18] Ibid.

[19] Bernard Baruch, The Baruch Plan, 1946.


[20] Gromyko, op.cit.

[21] Dulles suspected the peace initiative came form the emperor himself.

[22] “Ladies of the Press,” panel-interview programme, WOR-TV, New York, January 19, 1963.  <>

[23] Bob Fisk, “The Decision to Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” II, 1983. The article can be found at: <>

[24] Ibid.

[25] Bernard Baruch, NY Tribune, April 17, 1947. cited by Fisk, ibid.,

[26] Frances Stonor Saunders, The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters (New York: the New Press, 2000), 91.

[27] Bertrand Russell, “The Atomic Bomb and the Prevention of War,” Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, October 1, 1946, 5.

[28] Ibid., 2.

[29] Ibid., 3.

[30] Ibid., 3.

[31] Bertrand Russell, Has Man a Future? (Hammondsworth: Penguin Books, 1961), 25.

[32] Peter Grosse in his semi-official history of the CFR, calls the Council “the East Coast foreign policy establishment.” Grosse, op.cit., Chapter: “’X’ Leads the Way,” <>

[33] Peter Grosse, ibid., “The First Transformation”.

[34] Peter Grosse, ibid., “X Leads the Way”. “X” was Kennan, an anonymous policy-maker.

[35] Ibid.

[36] Ibid., “The First Transformation.,” <>

[37] Ibid.

[38] The Gorbachev Foundation, “About Us, The Foundation Projects and Structural Subdivisions,” <>

[39] Ibid.

[40] George H W Bush, speech before US Congress, March 6, 1991.

[41] For example, the “Eurasian” concept whose chief proponent is Prof. Alexander Dugin, head of the Center for Conservative Research, Moscow State University, who advocates a “multi-polar” world of power bloc “vectors” as an alternative to globalization.

[42] Jack Kemp, et al, Russia’s Wrong Direction: What the United States Can and Should do, Independent Task Force Report no. 57 (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2006) xi. The entire publication can be downloaded at:


[43] Richard N Haass, CFR President, ibid.

[44] Ibid., 4.

[45] Ibid., 5.

[46] Ibid., 6.

[47] Ibid., 7.

[48] Michael Hirsh, “The Talent Primary,” Newsweek, September 17, 2007.

[49] K R% Bolton, Obama – Catspaw of International Finance, August 28, 2008, <>