Notes

[1] Carroll Quigley, Tragedy & Hope – A History of the World in Our Time (New York: MacMillan Co., 1966), p. 39.

[2] “Communist International,” founded in 1919. Stalin shut down the Comintern in 1937, with an interesting comment to Dimitrov that “all of you in the Comintern are hand in glove with the enemy.” Interestingly also, Stalin stated that “international revolution” was passé, the tasks now being national. Robert Service, Comrades: Communism – A World History (London: Pan books, 2007), pp. 220-221.

[3] Francis Stonor Saunders, The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the world of Arts and Letters (New York: The New Press, 1999).

[4] George H W Bush, “State of the Union Address,” United States Capitol, January 29, 1991. The concept is an integral part of the Messianic legacy of the founding of the USA, Bush referring similarly to “the new order of the ages” envisaged by the Founding Fathers. G H W Bush, Second Inaugural Address, United States Capitol, January 20, 2005. This in turn refers to the slogan of the Great Seal of the USA. The globalist groups here being considered repeatedly refer to the “revolutionary mission” of the USA.

[5] The center of mineral rich Kosovo in the “Trepca Complex,” where there has been mining since pre-Roman times. http://www.kosovo-mining.org/kosovoweb/en/mining/minerals.html

Ferronikeli, one of the largest nickel mining and smelting operations in Europe, was “put up for sale” in 2005 by “U.N. authorities.”

“A recent report by the World Bank and Kosovo’s Directorate of Mines and Minerals, DMM, valued Kosovo’s total mine resources at 13.5 billion euros, including 6.5 billion at the Sibovc lignite mine just outside Pristina.” Balkan update: http://balkanupdate.blogspot.com/2005/04/privatization-continues-in-kosovo-with.html

500 formerly state owned enterprises have been privatized, with a further 200 to be sold off.

…Privatisation offers excellent opportunities to both domestic and foreign investors to obtain access to valuable natural resources, production facilities with infrastructure, land, equipment and entire enterprises with trained and skilled employees.

…Kosovo’s banks are now private with some being foreign-owned.

“Doing business in Kosovo,” http://www.kosovafair.com/DoingBusinessInKosovo/tabid/177/language/en-US/Default.aspx

“Privatization” of Kosovo’s mines might be of more relevance to discerning the reasons for the war and “color revolution” against Serbia than crap about “human rights” and “democracy.”

[6] US envoys insisted that the KLA was a “Muslim terrorist organization,” but it was nonetheless removed from the State Dept. “Terrorism List” in February 1998. History Commons, “Context of ‘February 1998: State Department Removes KLA from Terrorism List,’” http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=western_support_for_islamic_militancy_2124

[7] IRI Chairman, Senator John McCain, 25th Anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s, Westminster Speech, June 20, 2007. http://www.iri.org/sites/default/files/2009%20IRI%20Brochure.pdf

[8] “It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world,” George Washington’s Farewell Address. “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations-entangling alliances with none,” inaugural pledge of Thomas Jefferson.

From 1789 until the Second World War, excepting only our relationship with Panama, the United States refused to enter into treaties of alliance with anyone, David Fromkin, “Entangling Alliances,” Council on Foreign Relations, Foreign Affairs, July 1970.

[9] Prof. Paul Gottfried is credited with coining the term palaeoconservative to distinguish traditional non –interventionist conservatism from the necons. See: http://www.paulgottfried.com/

[10] K R Bolton, “Origins of the Cold War: How Stalin Foiled a ‘New World Order:’ Relevance for the Present,” Foreign Policy Journal, May 31, 2010, https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2010/05/31/origins-of-the-cold-war-how-stalin-foild-a-new-world-order/all/1

[11] J Sobran , “Why?”, Sobran’s The Real News of the Month, Volume 8, No. 11, November 2001.

[12] For example the statement by Carl Oglesby, former head of Students for a Democratic Society:

What we have to contemplate nevertheless is the possibility that the great American acid trip, no matter how distinctive of the rebellion of the 1960s it came to appear, was in fact the result of a despicable government conspiracy…. If U.S. intelligence bodies collaborated in an effort to drug an entire generation of Americans, then the reason they did so was to disorient it, sedate it and de-politicize it. Carl Oglesby, “The Acid Test and How It Failed,” The National Reporter, Fall 1988, p. 10.

[13] Dwight Eisenhower:

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Military-Industrial Complex Speech,” 1961, Public Papers of the Presidents, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960, p. 1035- 1040, http://www.h-net.org/~hst306/documents/indust.html

[14] K R Bolton, “Tunisian Revolt: Another Soros/NED Jack-Up?”, Foreign Policy Journal, January 18, 2011, https://foreignpolicyjournal.com/2011/01/18/unisian-revolt-another-sorosned-jack-up/aa/1

“What’s Behind the Tumult in Egypt?,” FPJ, February 1, 2011, http//:www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2011/02/01/whats-behind-the-tumult-in-egypt/all/1

[15] Maj. Ralph Peters, military strategist:

Our cultural empire has addicted – men and women everywhere – clamouring for more. And they pay for the privilege of their disillusionment…. If religion is the opium of the people, video is their crack cocaine… There will be no peace… Our military power is culturally based… Our American culture is infectious, a plague of pleasure… But Hollywood is preparing the battlefield and burgers precede the bullets. … What could be more threatening to traditional cultures?, “Constant Conflict,” Parameters, US Army War College Quarterly, Summer 1997.

[16] International Republican Institute, “History,” http://www.iri.org/learn-more-about-iri/history

[17] IRI, “Officers,” http://www.iri.org/learn-more-about-iri/board-directors-and-officers

[18] IRI, “Political Party and Candidate Development,” http://www.iri.org/sites/default/files/2009%20IRI%20Brochure.pdf

[19] IRI, “Political Party and Candidate Development,” http://www.iri.org/sites/default/files/2009%20IRI%20Brochure.pdf

[20] Emphasis added.

[21] “Civil society” being a euphemism for the creation of subversive organizations and the training of “activists.”

[22] IRI, “Civil Society Initiatives,” http://www.iri.org/sites/default/files/2009%20IRI%20Brochure.pdf

[23] IRI, “Youth Leadership Development,” http://www.iri.org/sites/default/files/2009%20IRI%20Brochure.pdf

[24] “Closed Societies,’ http://www.iri.org/sites/default/files/2009%20IRI%20Brochure.pdf

[25] Ibid.

[26] “IRI Around the World” http://www.iri.org/countries-and-programs/

[27] “IRI Around the World: Egypt,” http://www.iri.org/countries-and-programs/middle-east-and-north-africa/egypt

[28] “IRI Around the World: Egypt,” ibid.

[29] Ambassador Richard S Williamson, “Freedom’s March: Egypt at the Tipping Point,” The American, February 1, 2011; “IRI Board Member Urges Support for Democracy in Egypt,” http://www.iri.org/news-events-press-center/news/iri-board-member-urges-support-democracy-egypt

[30] Gershman was an adherent to the Shachtmanish faction of US Trotskyism, which became so anti-USSR as to – like Trotsky’s widow and other Trotskyites – end up adhering to the USA during the Cold War, and hence forming a foundation for what became the neocon movement.

[31] Carl Gershman, “Democracy Promotion in the middle East: time for a Plan B?”, NED, December 4, 2006, http://www.ned.org/about/board/meet-our-president/archived-remarks-and-presentations/120406

NED provides much of the funding for IRI, ACILS, CIPE, NDI, etc.

[32] IRI, “Middle East and North Africa,” http://www.iri.org/countries-and-programs/region/middle-east-and-north-africa

[33] IRI, “Burma: Political Parties and Organizations,” http://www.iri.org/countries-and-programs/asia/burma

[34] http://www.soros.org/initiatives/bpsai/about

[35] K R Bolton, “What’s Behind the tumult in Egypt?, ‘ElBaradei: Leader-in-waiting’”, Foreign Policy Journal, February 1, 2011, http//:www.foreingpolicyjournal.com/2011/02/whats-behind-the-tumult-in-egypt/all/1

[36] Ambassador Richard S Williamson, “Freedom’s March: Egypt at the Tipping Point,” op. cit.

[37] “Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative: Country Implementation Status notes,” IMF/world Bank, May 11, 2001.

[38] IRI, “Baltic-Eurasia Inter-Parliamentary Training Institute,” http://www.iri.org/countries-and-programs/eurasia/baltic-eurasia-inter-parliamentary-training-institute

[39] IRI, “Belarus,” http://www.iri.org/countries-and-programs/eurasia/belarus

[40] IRI, “Russia,” http://www.iri.org/countries-and-programs/eurasia/russia

[41] IRI, “Europe,” http://www.iri.org/countries-and-programs/region/europe

[42] IRI, “Latin America and Caribbean,” http://www.iri.org/countries-and-programs/region/latin-america-and-caribbean

[43] “About NDI: Political Party Building,” http://www.ndi.org/about_ndi?page=0,2

[44] NDI, “Political Parties,” http://www.ndi.org/content/political_parties

[45] NDI, “Who supports Our Work,” http://www.ndi.org/who_supports_our_work

[46] “CFR Membership Roster,” http://www.cfr.org/about/membership/roster.html?letter=A

[47] “CFR Membership Roster,” http://www.cfr.org/about/membership/roster.html?letter=D

[48] “CFR Membership Roster,” http://www.cfr.org/about/membership/roster.html?letter=N

[49] CIPE, “Who We Are,” http://www.cipe.org/

[50] CIPE, http://www.cipe.org/about/index.php

[51] “CIPE Board of Directors,” http://www.cipe.org/about/board/index.php

[52] Kahn remained a follower of the Shachmanite faction of Trotskyism, which supported America’s role in Vietnam and other Cold War policies. Tom Kahn, “Max Shachtman: His Ideas and His Movement,” Democratiya 11 (2007), 258. Reprinted in Dissent Magazine: http://www.dissentmagazine.org/democratiya/article_pdfs/d11Khan.pdf

[53] Asia Society, founded in 1956 by John D Rockefeller III as a type of forerunner of David Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission. Luminaries include Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Henry Kissinger. It represents the pro-China faction of the US Establishment. http://asiasociety.org/about/mission-history

[54] Central and East Europeans Law Initiation is a program founded by the American Bar Association to lay down the law American-style in the former Soviet bloc states, founded in 1991, and receiving funding from the US State Dept. and USAID. One of the primary activities is to document cases against former Serb soldiers and politicians who opposed the globalization of Kosovo.

[55] IFDS was set up in 1994 as another NED front. IFDS is co-directed by Marc F Plattner, CFR. http://www.cfr.org/about/membership/roster.html?letter=P

The other Co-director is Larry Diamond, a member of the CFR Task Force on US Policy; previously with USAID and Toward Reform in the Arab World.

http://www.stanford.edu/~ldiamond/cv.html

[56] IDEE started in 1985 as an “extension of the Committee in Support of Solidarity, which had supported Poland’s underground Solidarity movement since the imposition of martial law in December 1981.” “It provided direct financial and material assistance” to opposition groups in the Soviet bloc states as a prelude to the “color revolutions.” Like the other organizations discussed here, it provides funding and training for “activists”, in this instance in Eastern Europe as well as in Cuba. Since 1994 IDEE has focused on the ex-Soviet states that did not succumb to the globalist ideals of government. Here again, Belarus is a major concern. IDEE operates through “Centers of Pluralism,” which in turn have spawned sundry fronts. “What is IDEE?”, http://www.idee.org/idee.html

Among the donors to IDEE are: Freedom House, IRI, NDI, NED, Soros’ Open Society Institute, Rockefeller Bros. Fund, USAID, and several other US state departments. “Centers for Pluralism and IDEE Partners,” http://www.idee.org/ideelinks.html

[57] WMD “Second Assembly: North America,” http://www.wmd.org/assemblies/second-assembly/participants/north-america

[58] “About the World Movement,’ http://www.wmd.org/about

[59] WMD, “Member Profiles,” http://www.wmd.org/networking/assistance-foundations/member-profiles

[60] Freedom House, “About Us,” http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=2

[61] “Cuba,” http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=66&program=73

[62] “Venezuela: Support for Human Rights,” http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=66&program=74

[63] http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=66&program=75

[64] “Programs for Central Asia,” http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=66&program=82

[65] “New Generation of Advocates: Empowering Civil Society in Egypt,” http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=66&program=84

[66] Press Release: “Egyptian Activists Stress Democracy, Human Rights in Talks with U.S. Secretary of State,” May 28, 2009, http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=70&release=989

[67] K Marx (1848), The Communist Manifesto (Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1975), p. 46.

[68] K Marx, ibid., p. 71.

[69] K Marx, ibid., pp. 77-80

[70] K Marx, Appendix to Elend der Philosophie; cited by Oswald Spengler, (1933) The Hour of Decision (New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1963), pp. 141-142.

[71] They were both products of the same zeitgeist or “spirit of the age” of the 19th Century, that of rationalism and concomitant materialism. Spengler was stating that the antithesis of capitalism because it is motivated by capitalism, will have the same outlook, rather than being a total rejection of it. A total rejection would have implied opposing materialism and advocating a return to tradition, which is what Marx condemned in part three of his Manifesto.

[72] Oswald Spengler, op. cit.

[73] Zbigniew Brzezinksi, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era (New York: The Viking Press, 1970), pp. 33-34.