Our country is so divided, on so many issues, yet intervening in foreign countries is a united addiction we just can’t tear ourselves away from.
Emerging from the Rockefeller Foundation in the late 1970s, the Group of Thirty was designed as a think tank, lobby/industry group and, ultimately, a consensus-building institution for the global elites – to ensure that they stayed that way.
Citigroup, the largest single recipient of US taxpayer bailout funds with some $476 billion in cash and guarantees, didn't just defraud investors: it foreclosed on hundreds of U.S. military members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bank of America and others continue to get "backdoor bailouts" through the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which acts as a legal guarantor and protector of the Wall Street chain gang of criminal conglomerates.
From Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission to the Council on Foreign Relations, International Chamber of Commerce and Rockefeller, Ford and Carnegie foundations, here are the institutions that shaped our current power structure.