On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) released a very cryptic publication — detailing their top international “concerns” for 2017.
Per their ninth annual Preventive Priorities Survey, here are some of their “top tier” conflicts identified for 2017:
1. A deliberate or unintended military confrontation between Russia and NATO members, stemming from assertive Russian behavior in Eastern Europe.
2. A severe crisis in North Korea caused by nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) weapons testing, a military provocation, or internal political instability.
3. The intensification of violence between Turkey and various Kurdish armed groups within Turkey and in neighboring countries
4. The intensification of the civil war in Syria resulting from increased external support for warring parties, including military intervention by outside powers.
While many of these conflicts have come to fruition, who exactly are some of the CFR Members?
Henry Kissinger, former U.S. national security advisor, has once said: “Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the third world, because the US economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries.”
David Rockefeller, former banker and chief executive of Chase, has even said this: “The negative impact of population growth on all of our planetary ecosystems is becoming appallingly evident.”
What could they be possibly outlining? And are they preparing for something BIGGER?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
CFR Survey (2017): http://www.cfr.org/conflict-preventio…
CFR Preventive Priorities Survey (2017): http://www.cfr.org/conflict-assessmen…
CFR (About): http://www.cfr.org/about/
CFR (Membership): http://www.cfr.org/about/membership/r…
CFR (Prior Surveys): http://www.cfr.org/thinktank/cpa/cpa_…