Stop the FTAA!  


Rogues� Gallery

by William F. Jasper


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A behind-the-scenes look at some of the key globalist architects and apparatchiks responsible for launching and promoting NAFTA, FTAA and other "free trade" traps.

David Rockefeller � No other individual comes close to matching the influence that David Rockefeller has exerted over U.S.-Latin American relations � through both Democratic and Republican administrations � over the past five decades. And no other individual has been as instrumental in the design, promotion and implementation of NAFTA, FTAA and other regional schemes. In his April 23, 1992 address to the Forum of the Americas, President George Bush (the elder) paid public homage to Rockefeller�s key role, saying: "David, thank you, sir. And thank you for your really vital work in rallying the private sector and congressional support for the North American Free Trade Agreement.... And let me say to his many friends here that David�s personal involvement has been a major factor in the success we�ve enjoyed so far." President Clinton, President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick, likewise, have all publicly praised Rockefeller as an indispensable force in the process of hemispheric convergence.

The 89-year-old Rockefeller has combined his family�s dynastic wealth and business contacts with a formidable array of organizational power bases at the global and hemispheric levels. He was founder and chairman of the Council of the Americas, the Americas Society, and Forum of the Americas, through which he has exercised enormous influence over the thinking and policies of U.S. and Latin American business and political elites. He founded the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University and has funded the Latin American studies programs at many other institutions. As chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank, he has intertwined his business dealings with the operations of the IMF, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and US AID. He has also been one of the main voices on Wall Street for increasing U.S. taxpayer funding for these globalist institutions.

In addition, Mr. Rockefeller is the founder and honorary chairman of the Trilateral Commission, as well as a continuing power within the Council on Foreign Relations (he was CFR chairman for 15 years) and a major financial angel of the Institute for International Economics, all of which have been at the forefront of the push to establish sovereignty-eroding regional trade pacts.

At the end of World War II, Rockefeller was named secretary of a special CFR study group headed by Charles M. Spofford to plan the merger of Western Europe. That CFR plan became known as the Marshall Plan, which was soon funneling millions of U.S. dollars to European socialists and business leaders who would sell out their countries and work to establish a supranational governing structure for Europe. The Marshall Plan�s ostensible purpose, fighting Communism, was intended to justify the cost to U.S. taxpayers.

The Common Market was formed as a supposed "free trade" pact and has, by design, morphed into the European Union, a continental monstrosity that is destroying what remains of its members� residual national sovereignty and is rapidly being transformed into a socialist tyranny. Mr. Rockefeller, the last living member of the CFR study group that devised the EU scheme, has utilized the same ploys and deceptions that worked so successfully in that long-running ruse to advance the treasonous NAFTA-FTAA conspiracy here in the Americas.


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