A great snippet from the Modern History Project
Reagan's 59-member "transition team" who would pick, screen, and propose appointees for major administrative posts, consisted of 28 CFR members, 10 Bilderbergers, and 10 Trilateralists. The CFR members included William Simon (former Secretary of Treasury under Nixon and Ford), Alexander Haig, George P. Shultz (former Secretary of Treasury under Nixon), Donald Rumsfeld (former Secretary of Defense under Ford), Alan Greenspan (former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors), and Henry Kissinger; and the Trilateralists included William Casey and Anne Armstrong.
A note about George Pratt Shultz. His father was Dr. Birl Earl Shultz, who from 1918-23 was Personnel Director of the American International Corporation in New York which was located in the same building as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. They [AIC] had offered $1,000,000 in credits to the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution. Shultz was a close friend of Armand Hammer's father, Julius Hammer, co-founder of the U.S. Communist Party.
George was a member of the Pratt family, who were related to the Rockefellers, and who donated the Pratt mansion to the CFR [for their headquarters]. According to The Oregonian (1/3/87), George Shultz was quoted as saying: "The New Age has already dawned, and a new financial World Order is fast taking shape."
Reagan had 287 CFR and Trilateral Commission members in his Administration. Trilateral member, Caspar W. Weinberger (Reagan's Finance Director when he was Governor of California, former Vice President of Bechtel Corp., and former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Nixon and Ford), became Secretary of Defense. Weinberger said:
"The Trilateral Commission is performing a very valuable service in strengthening the ties between the United States and our natural allies."Other Trilateral members who joined the Administration included:
Seemingly, Reagan was the Establishment's candidate all along, because he played ball with them. Republican Presidential candidate (during the 1980 Primary) John Connally, said that if he was elected, he wouldn't appoint any Trilateralists to his Administration. His campaign quickly ran out of steam -- and money.
Note that all of these (except Brady) were also CFR members.
- Alexander Haig (Secretary of State)
- George Shultz (Secretary of State)
- Nicholas Brady (Secretary of Treasury)
- Donald Regan (Secretary of Treasury)
- John C. Whitehead (Deputy Secretary of State)
- Caspar Weinberger (Secretary of Defense)
- Frank Carlucci (Deputy Secretary of Defense)
- Winston Lord (Ambassador to China)
- Malcolm Baldridge (Secretary of Commerce)
- William Brock (Secretary of Labor)
- Alan Greenspan (Chairman of the Federal Reserve)
The 1984 Presidential campaign included Trilateralists Walter Mondale, Sen. John Glenn from Ohio, and Sen. Alan Cranston from California, fighting for the Democratic nomination among a slate of seven candidates. Cranston had been the President of the United World Federalists. After World War II, he traveled the country saying that disarmament "must be done by an international army and a world court." However, he changed his tune when he became a Presidential candidate, and said: "I do not feel that world federalism is a realistic objective" and that disarmament "does not require world government." When asked about his membership with the United World Federalists, he said: "I would point out that at the time I was national president of the United Federalists, one of its more noted members was one Ronald Reagan."
Winston Lord, former president of the CFR, U.S. Ambassador to China during the Reagan Administration and Assistant Secretary of State for Asian and Pacific Affairs under Clinton is reported to have said:
"The Trilateral Commission doesn't run the world, the Council on Foreign Relations does that!"
Much more at the MHP Table of Contents