Mitt Romney’s 13 Globalist ‘Working Groups’ Exposed

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article entitled “Romney’s Foreign Policy Advisers Exposed as Globalists” where I compiled a list of the 22 individuals selected by Mitt Romney to serve as his foreign policy advising team back in October 2011.

Along with the names of each of these individuals, I included a list of globalist, neo-con, or otherwise nefarious organizations or government offices that they belong to or have belonged to in the past.

Besides announcing a foreign policy advising team, Romney also announced 13 (interesting number) working groups dedicated to regional and issue-specific policies. It is not surprising that the individuals, although somewhat less important in terms of their pedigree, are themselves diehard globalists.

As I wrote in my last article dealing with this subject:

Considering Romney’s attendance at the 2012 Bilderberg meeting and the apparent tendency of the elite in leaning to Romney as the next president, it is imperative that those who are aware of the forces truly guiding the United States and the rest of the world be prepared to shift gears, even if it is only temporary, and begin to expose Mitt Romney as the criminal globalist that he is.

Still, we must guard against being played like a tennis ball and rushing back into the arms of “Bush on steroids” Barack Obama. Unless we become significantly more streetwise than the general public has been in the past, the condition of the world will only continue to degenerate with every election, regardless of the results.

Therefore, I have compiled a similar listing of Mitt Romney’s 13 Working Groups, the individuals that make them up, and the organizations that they are or have been a part of. Keep in mind, the list is by no means comprehensive.

1. Afghanistan & Pakistan Working Group

James Shinn – Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs; Chase Manhattan; East Asia Bureau of the U.S. State Department; Advanced Micro Devices; Dialogic (voice processing firm); Council on Foreign Relations; National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the Central Intelligence Agency; National Intelligence Officer for East Asia for the Director of National Intelligence; Global Strategic Associates; Millstein Center for Corporate Governance;

Ashley TellisCarnegie Endowment for International Peace; Former Senior Adviser to the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs; National Security Council; RAND Corporaton; RAND Graduate School; Council on Foreign Relations; International Institute of Strategic Studies; United States Naval Institute; Navy League of the United States;

2. Africa Working Group

Tibor Nagy – Former Ambassador to Ethiopia; Former Ambassador to Guinea;

3. Asia-Pacific Working Group

Evan FeigenbaumCouncil on Foreign Relations; Paulson Institute; Eurasia Group; RAND Corporation; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia; adviser to Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick; Center for International Security and Cooperation (Stanford University);

Aaron Friedberg – Center for International Security Studies (Princeton); Defense Policy Board; U.S. State Department; U.S. Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Office of the VP 2003-2005); Director of Policy Planning (Office of the VP 2003-2005); Council on Foreign Relations; International Institute For Strategic Studies; National Bureau of Asian Research; Project for the New American Century; Social Science Research Council; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars;

Kent Lucken Citigroup; Eurasian election observer via U.S. State Department; USA-Asia Institute; Former Foreign Service Officer; Robertson Stephens Investment Bank; Institute for Global Leadership (Tuft’s University);

4. Counter-Proliferation Working Group

Eric EdelmanIran war proponent; Iraq war proponent; Foreign Policy Initiative; Center For Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; Council on Foreign Relations; Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies;

Robert Jospeh – U.S. Chief Negotiator to Libya in 2003 (regarding nuclear weapons), National Institute for Public Policy (NeoCon Think Tank), Center For Security Policy (Pro-Israel Think Tank); Rumored to have been responsible for the Iraq-WMD-Niger claims circulated by the Bush Administration.

Stephen Rademaker – Barbour, Griffith, and Rogers; formerAssistant Secretary for Non-Proliferation and International Security at the U.S. State Department (reportedly stated that India’s vote against Iran at the IAEA was coerced); Podesta Group;Bipartisan Policy Center; Assistant Secretary of State; worked on the staff of Senator Bill Frist; Chief Counsel to the Select Committee on Homeland Security for the U.S. House of Representatives (helped draft legislation that created the DHS); Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council;

5. Counterterrorism and Intelligence Working Group

Michael ChertoffSecretary of the Department of Homeland Security; legally advised in favor of torture, body scanner beneficiary; Co-author of PATRIOT ACT; Covington and Burling;Chertoff Group; Institute For Cultural Diplomacy; Latham and Watkins; active in Whitewater Investigation; Assistant Attorney General;

Michael HaydenFormer CIA Director, Former Director of the NSA (where he oversaw domestic wiretapping), Former Director of National Intelligence, Former Commander of the Air Intelligence Agency, Proponent of the Trailblazer Project, Former Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, Torture proponent, argued against Probable Cause, Council on Foreign Relations, principal at the Chertoff Group, Board of Directors of Motorola Services,

6. Defense Working Group

John Lehmanmember of the 9/11 Commission; Foreign Policy Research Institute; Project For A New American Century; National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States; Heritage Foundation; Center For Security Policy; Committee on the Present Danger; J.F. Lehman and Company; Hawaii Superferry; Princess Grace Foundation – USA; Ball Corporation; Partnership For A Secure America; Council on Foreign Relations; Staff member to Henry Kissinger at the National Security Agency; Securing America’s Energy Future;Straight Talk America; Paine Webber;

Roger ZakheimCouncil on Foreign Relations; The Vulcans; Project For A New American Century; SPC International; International Institute For Strategic Studies; Heritage Foundation;Center For Strategic and International Studies; Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) tasked with tracking down the Pentagon’s missing 2.3 trillion dollars; Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan; Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton; CNA Corporation; Center For Strategic and International Studies; Global Panel America; Chatham House; Royal Institute of International Affairs; Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences; American Jewish Committee; System Planning Corp.; Northrop Grumman; McDonnell Douglas; London School of Economics;

7. Europe Working Group

Nile Gardiner – Heritage Foundation; Foreign Policy Researcher for British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; Transatlantic Alliance supporter; Iraq war supporter;

Kristen SilverbergDeputy Assistant to the President; Adviser to the Chief of Staff; Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy; Senior to L. Paul Bremer in Iraq; law clerk to Clarence Thomas; Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Affairs;

8. Human Rights Working Group

Pierre ProsperArent Fox; L.A. District Attorney’s Office; Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice; Lead Trial Attorney for the United Nations; U.S. State Department;

9. International Assistance Working Group

Grant AldonasCenter for Strategic and International Studies; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Overseas Private Investment Corporation; President’s Export Council; Milller and Chevalier; counsel to Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform; adviser to Commission on U.S. Pacific Trade and Investment; Split Rock International; Center for International Private Enterprise; Foreign Service in Mexico; Global Fairness Initiative;

Daniel RundeProject on Prosperity and Development; Foundations Unit for the Department of Partnerships; Advisory Service Operations at the International Finance Corporation; Office of Global Development Alliance at the U.S. Agency for International Development; Citibank; Bank Boston (Argentina); Alex. Brown & Sons; Global Philanthropy Forum; Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy; Society for International Development; Peter C. Alderman Foundation; Alliance for the Family; Advisory Boards of the UN Development Program’s Growing Inclusive Markets Initiatives;

10. International Organizations Working Group

Christopher BurnhamBush era appointee; Deustche Bank;

Paula DobrianskyCouncil on Foreign Relations; Climate Change promoter; Trilateral Commission; Institute For Cultural Diplomacy; Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs;Bipartisan Policy Center; Freedom House; Hungary’s International Center for Democratic Transitions; Australia-American Dialogue; National Endowment for Democracy; American Council of Young Political Leaders;

Robert O’BrienArent Fox; US Alternate Representative to the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly; Former legal officer with the United Nations Security Council (Compensation Commission); International Center for Dispute Resolution/American Arbitration Association; U.S. Department of State (Public-Private Partnership For Justice Reform in Afghanistan);

11. Latin America Working Group

Clifford SobelU.S. Ambassador to Brazil; U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands; SJJ Investment Corporation; CMS Realty Company; Norcrown Bank; Net2Phone; Alexis de Tocqueville Institution; Business Executives for National Security; Campaign America Inc.; Council of American Ambassadors; Empower America; Lexington Institute; Republican Leadership Council;

Ray WalserHeritage Foundation; Foreign Service Officer (Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, South Africa);

12. Middle East & North Africa Working Group

Mary Beth Long – Neural IQ Government Services; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense For International Security Affairs; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics; Central Intelligence Agency (Directorate of Operations); Deputy and Acting Chief for the Haiti Task Force (CIA); Embassy Principal Money Laundering Officer (U.S. State Department); Williams and Connolly, LLP.[1]

Meghan O’SullivanTrilateral Commission; Special Assistant to the President; Deputy National Security Adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan; National Security Council; Brookings Institution; Council on Foreign Relations; strategic adviser to John Hess/Hess Oil; Aspen Strategy Group; Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; TechnoServe;

Walid Phares – Foundation for Defense of Democracies; European Foundation for Democracy; Trans-Atlantic Parliamentary Group on Counter Jihadi-Terrorism; Wikistrat; Department of Homeland Security;

13. Russia Working Group

Leon AronAmerican Enterprise Institute;

William Martel – International Security Program; Tufts University (Fletcher School); Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs;

[1] “Biography: Ms. Mary Beth Long: Assistant Secretary of Defense For International Security Affairs.” Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Mullins, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over one hundred articles dealing with a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville is available for podcast, radio, and TV interviews. Please contact us at activistpost (at) 

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