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posted Jun 12, 2013 21:01:24 by Consfearacynewz

Strobe Talbott - Skull and Bones Globalization Expert - Obama connection
Strobe Talbott would be a front runner for Secretary of State in a Clinton administration. His most famous quote is ""Nationhood as we know it will be obsolete."

In the Booktv interview he schools Arthur Brooks on terminology and methods to counter the "ClimateGate" effect and how "Climate Change" (was Global Warming") is a fundemental building block of future Globalization planning (global taxation/cap and trade) (tell Brooks not to use the term "SCANDAL" )
Skull and Bones Society
Strobe Talbott Government 25-Apr-1946 Time journalist, Deputy Secy. of State
After Words: Arthur Brooks, "The Battle" & Strobe Talbott, "Fast Forward"

In a double interview, American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks argues the moral superiority of the free enterprise system in his book “The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America’s Future.” While Brookings Institution President, Strobe Talbott, proposes a blueprint for U.S. action to tackle the effects of climate change in his new release “Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming.”

Strobe Talbott

Strobe Talbott is a former Time columnist and Washington bureau chief as well as the architect of the Clinton administration's foreign policy toward Russia and the former Soviet Union. He is author of several books, as well as the translator-editor of Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs. He is currently President of the Brookings Institution.

Strobe Talbott to head Center for Study of Globalization
November 17, 2000

Strobe Talbott, the deputy secretary of state and a key architect of U.S. foreign policy for the past eight years, will direct the new Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.

The University will also launch an innovative fellowship program for emerging leaders of other countries and establish the first of three new interdisciplinary professorships in international studies.

The announcements underscore the determination of Yale, which celebrates its 300th birthday in 2001, to become a thoroughly global institution of higher education as it enters its fourth century. (See related story.)

Talbott, a 1968 graduate of Yale College and a former trustee of the University, will begin work in July 2001 as director of the new center and professor in the field of international relations.

"Strobe Talbott's contributions to international relations have spanned the worlds of scholarship, journalism and diplomacy," President Richard C. Levin said. "He is superbly qualified to direct an effort that will draw on Yale's distinguished faculty to understand globalization, promote on-line dialogue about its implications, and facilitate the resolution of global and regional conflicts."

Talbott became deputy secretary of state in early 1994 after serving for a year as ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the secretary of state on the new independent states. He entered public service after 21 years as an award-winning journalist for Time magazine, where he was editor-at-large, foreign affairs columnist, Washington bureau chief, State Department correspondent and White House correspondent.

A Rhodes scholar, Talbott is the translator and editor of Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs and the author of six books on diplomacy and U.S.-Soviet relations. Since becoming deputy secretary, he has written articles for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, World Policy Journal and Slate.

Talbott has served as a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a trustee of the Trilateral Commission and a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.

"In moving from government to Yale, I'm coming home to a community that has always upheld the highest intellectual standards while actively engaging in the affairs of the world," said Talbott. "That tradition makes Yale a natural leader in the quest to understand, explain and shape the forces that are changing our lives and defining our era. The mission of the center is to help the University meet that challenge."

The Center for the Study of Globalization and the fellowship program for emerging global leaders will be housed in the Davies Mansion, a recently restored Victorian mansion of nearly 20,000 square feet that sits on a hilltop at the north end of the Yale campus.

Didn't both Clinton and Talbott go to the USSR as Rhodes Scholars ?

Quote from: EvadingGrid on July 05, 2010, 12:10:31 PM
Was it Strobe Talbott that shared a room with Clinton at Oxford ?
Global Governance - To Strobe Talbott, it's inevitable. To John Bolton, it's surrender
The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, And the Quest for a Global Nation By Strobe Talbott
John Bolton, most recently President Bush's ambassador to the United Nations, and Strobe Talbott, President Clinton's deputy secretary of state and now president of the Brookings Institution, have some things in common. Both attended Yale in the troubled 1960s: Talbott as a classmate of George W. Bush, Bolton two years later. Both are baby boomers who did not serve in the Vietnam War: Talbott went to England as a Rhodes scholar, while Bolton made a "cold calculation that I wasn't going to waste time on a futile struggle."

Strobe Talbott has been tracking — and making — international news for decades.

He was Time magazine’s principal correspondent on Soviet-American relations through the 1980s. Then he became deputy secretary of state for his college buddy and fellow Rhodes Scholar, Bill Clinton, from 1994-2001.
Talbott will speak to the UNLV Foundation board about the partnership between Brookings and UNLV and about “Fast Forward,” his new book on climate change, at 9 a.m. today in the Greenspun Hall Auditorium on the UNLV campus. The meeting is open to the public.
After earning degrees in Russian studies from Yale and Oxford, Talbott headed to Time, where he became a prolific author and respected foreign affairs expert. He left journalism for government when longtime friend, former housemate and Rhodes classmate Bill Clinton came calling. He served first as ambassador at large and special adviser on the emerging independent states of the former Soviet Union, then as deputy secretary of state under Madeleine Albright.
"A Memoir of Presidential Diplomacy" is the subtitle of The Russia Hand, but it is Strobe Talbott and not Bill Clinton, his fellow Rhodes Scholar and Oxford housemate, who tells this story. It is Talbott the long-time correspondent and columnist for Time magazine who has written it fast and well and delivered it first.

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Consfearacynewz said Jun 12, 2013 21:02:04

Former Clinton Official Named as Russian Dupe By AIM Report | March 4, 2008

In what could be the biggest State Department scandal since State Department official and United Nations founder Alger Hiss was exposed as a Soviet spy, a top Clinton State Department official and former Time magazine journalist has been identified as having been a trusted contact of the Russian intelligence service.

The sensational charge against Strobe Talbott is made in a new book based on interviews with a Russian defector. The book, Comrade J, by veteran author and reporter Pete Earley, identifies Talbott as having been manipulated by a Russian official working for Russian intelligence in order to get information about U.S. foreign policy. The same book describes the United Nations as a major base of espionage operations for Russia in the U.S.

But the story gets much more scandalous than that because Talbott himself has just written a book, The Great Experiment, describing his own background in the pro-world government World Federalist Movement and naming a network of friends and close associates that includes former President Bill Clinton and billionaire leftist George Soros.

Curiously, the book calls for expanding the authority of the U.N. but completely ignores the role of Soviet spy Alger Hiss, himself a top State Department official, in founding the United Nations.

The purpose of Talbott’s book is to promote “global governance,” a euphemism for world government. It is defined in the subtitle as “The Quest for a Global Nation.”

Interestingly, one of Talbott’s closest friends in the U.S. Senate, Republican Richard Lugar of Indiana, has emerged as a foreign policy adviser to leading Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Barack Obama of Illinois. In 2005, Lugar and Obama made a visit to Russia to promote the scandal-ridden “Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (CTR),” also known as the Nunn-Lugar program for its original Senate sponsors. The CTR has poured about $6 billion into the former Soviet Union in foreign aid, supposedly for the purpose of preventing nuclear proliferation.

“After actively promoting Nunn-Lugar while at Time [magazine], Talbott was put in charge of the [CTR] program when named by Clinton as ambassador at large to Russia and the newly independent states in February 1993,” notes journalist Ken Timmerman, in a report headlined, “Strobe Talbott: Russia’s Man in Washington.”

Pleased With Hillary And Obama

Although Talbott has been identified in press accounts as a current adviser to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, he showed up to hear Senator Barack Obama deliver a foreign policy address in 2005 to the Council on Foreign Relations and declared, “It was very impressive.” A story about the speech carried by MSNBC and published on Obama’s Senate
website noted that Lugar was “helping” Obama in the foreign policy field, that Obama and Lugar “have formed a political joint venture and mutual admiration society,” and that they had traveled to Russia together. The trip to Russia was designed to ensure Obama’s support for maintaining and even expanding the foreign aid for Russia through
the CTR program.

Although CTR supporters claim it can be effective in keeping nuclear weapons or materials out of the hands of terrorists, various reports from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reveal that funds have been used mainly to destroy obsolete weapons that Moscow was going to replace with high-tech arms. The International Proliferation Prevention Program, which has evolved from the CTR, was recently exposed by the GAO as a jobs program for Russian scientists, more than half of which may not have any weapons-related experience.

Nevertheless, Obama said that “few people” understand Russia better than Lugar, a “rock star” on the world stage. Lugar, in turn, calls Strobe Talbott a “good friend” and “source of sound counsel” who “continues to provide outstanding national and international leadership.”

The Significance Of Tretyakov

Comrade J is about a Russian master spy, Sergei Tretyakov, who defected to the United States because he was disgusted with the Russian/Soviet system and wanted to start a new and better life with his family in America. His allegations about Talbott have been ignored by most of the media.

Tretyakov is described as the highest ranking Russian intelligence official ever to defect while stationed in the U.S. and handled all Russian intelligence operations against the U.S. He served under cover from 1995-2000 at Russia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations but was secretly working for the FBI for at least three years.

Talbott has been and continues to be a major foreign policy thinker. Back in 2000, when he was named head of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, he was described as “a key architect of U.S. foreign policy” during the Clinton years. Talbott now serves as president of the liberal think tank, the Brookings Institution, in Washington, D.C., where he gets paid over $400,000 a year, leads a staff of 277 and presides over an endowment of over $200 million.

Talbott denies Tretyakov’s charges, calling them “erroneous and/or misleading,” and his denials are featured on page 184 of the book. He says that he always promoted U.S. foreign policy goals and that the close relationship that he had with a top Russian official by the name of Georgi Mamedov did not involve any manipulation or deception.

Deja Vu

This is not the first time that Talbott has come under scrutiny for his alleged contacts with agents of a foreign intelligence service. In 1994, when he was being considered for his State Department post in the Clinton Administration, he was grilled by Senator Jesse Helms, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about his relationship with Victor Louis, a Soviet “journalist” who was actually a Soviet KGB intelligence agent. Talbott had been a young correspondent for Time magazine in Moscow.

As reported by Herbert Romerstein in Human Events newspaper, Talbott admitted knowing Louis from 1969 until his death in 1992 but that he was not aware of his “organizational affiliations.” Pressed further, Talbott acknowledged that he was aware of assertions or speculation to that effect about Louis. Helms then confronted Talbott with a 1986 State
Department publication revealing that Louis had been identified as a KGB agent by KGB defectors and had been used by the Soviets to spread disinformation. Talbott said he still didn’t know for sure that Louis was a KGB agent. Romerstein’s Human Events article accused Talbott of writing articles following the Soviet line.

However, Talbott had powerful friends, including Senator and fellow Rhodes Scholar Richard Lugar, who supported his nomination.

Romerstein, a retired government expert on anti-American and communist propaganda activities, said the Earley book is valuable because it documents that the Russian intelligence service picked up where the KGB left off, and that operations against the U.S. continued after the end of the Cold War.

But he said the information about Talbott needs further explanation from Talbott himself. “Talbott really has to explain more than he did to Pete Earley what his relationship was to Mamedov, and he should tell us about his relationship with Victor Louis,” Romerstein said.

Talbott’s “Vision”

On January 4, Talbott gave a talk at the “Politics & Prose ” bookstore in Washington, D.C., where he explained in precise detail what he means by “global governance.” He said that it “allows for a multiplicity of governments [or] nation states in the world but at the same time depends increasingly on an international system made up of up treaties, international law, institutions, and various arrangements whereby nations in effect pool their national authority in order to deal with certain problems that they cannot deal with all by themselves and they can’t deal with in small numbers.”

Talbott added, “That is the big idea that the book attempts to describe and trace. And it’s not just a utopian dream. Global governance is a reality. We have it today.”

In the future, Talbott says the U.N. will need to be “incorporated into an increasingly variegated network of structures and arrangements, some functional in focus, others geographic; some intergovernmental, others based on systematic collaboration with the private sector, civil society, and NGOs [non-governmental]. Only if the larger enterprise of global governance has that kind of breadth and depth will it be able to supplement what the U.N. does well, compensate for what it does badly, and provide capabilities that it lacks.”

McCain Opposed Talbott

In 1993, when Talbott was nominated by President Clinton as Ambassador at Large and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State on the new Independent States (of the former Soviet Union), Senator John McCain took to the Senate floor to declare that, despite Talbott being a close friend and personal pick of the President’s, “I cannot in good conscience vote
to confirm his appointment.”

McCain said that Talbott, as a writer for Time magazine and a commentator, had been guilty of making “mistaken observations” and suggesting “flawed policy solutions” on the matter of whether Russia “will evolve peacefully and democratically, collapse into chaos, or return to totalitarianism, be it Communist or fascist.”

McCain noted that Talbott opposed all of the Reagan initiatives, including deployment of missiles to Europe and the Strategic Defense Initiative, which had kept Europe free from Soviet control and eventually resulted in the demise of the Soviet empire. McCain said that “it would require many more hours for me to cite all the examples of mistakes and inconsistencies upon which Mr. Talbott bases his reputation as a Soviet expert.”

However, on April 2, 1993, Talbott was confirmed by the Senate to this post by a Yea-Nay Vote of 89-9. One of his leading Senate backers was Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar. The nine voting against Talbott were
Craig (R-ID), Faircloth (R-NC), Gorton (R-WA), Helms (R-NC), Kempthorne (R-ID), Lott (R-MS), McCain (R-AZ), Smith (R-NH), and Wallop (R-WY).

On February 22, 1994, again with Lugar’s vigorous support, Talbott was confirmed by the Senate by a Yea-Nay Vote of 66-31 to the post of Deputy Secretary of State. Once again, McCain voted against him.

While critical of the George W. Bush Administration, Talbott hosted Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a May 2007 meeting of the International Advisory Council of Brookings. In his book, he gives credit to Rice for “moderating the tone and substance” of policy coming from the Bush White House in the president’s second term.

Talbott’s Friends

Talbott’s book, The Great Experiment, not only ignores the role of Soviet spy Alger Hiss in founding the U.N. but describes the production of the U.N. Charter as a “very public American project.” He thanks George Soros and Walter Isaacson, formerly of Time but now with the Aspen Institute, for their input on his manuscript.

Talbott also gives thanks to convicted document thief Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton’s national security adviser who now advises Hillary’s presidential campaign; Soros associate Morton Halperin, formerly of the ACLU; Javier Solana of the European Union; and Bill Clinton,

“for helping me better to understand several aspects of his view of the world and America’s role in it.”

A close personal friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Talbott is described in the Comrade J book as having been “a special unofficial contact” of the Russian intelligence agency, the SVR, when he was
Deputy Secretary of State in the Clinton Administration. Talbott had been in charge of Russian affairs.

“Inside the SVR, that term was used only to identify a top-level intelligence source who had high social and/or political status and whose identity needed to be carefully guarded,” the book says.

On the same level of interest was Fidel Castro’s brother Raul, a communist “recruited by the KGB during the Khrushchev era” who continued to work for the Russians after the Soviet collapse, the book says. He, too, was a “special unofficial contact.”

Talbott was allegedly manipulated and deceived by Russia’s then Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georgi Mamedov, who was “secretly working” for Russian intelligence, the book alleges. The book, however, does not make the specific charge that Talbott was recruited as a Russian spy or was a conscious agent of the Russian regime.

The book cites Talbott as an “example of how a skilled intelligence agency could manipulate a situation and a diplomatic source to its advantage without the target realizing he was being used for intelligence- gathering purposes.” It says Mamedov was “instructed” by the SVR to ask specific questions to get information about certain matters.

The book says that Talbott was so compromised by his relationship with Mamedov that the FBI asked Secretary of State Madeleine Albright not to share information with Talbott about an espionage investigation at the State Department because Mamedov might learn about it and tip off Russian
intelligence. Earley says he confirmed this account but that Albright has refused to discuss the incident.

The book cites a House of Representatives report, released in September 2000, which found that the Clinton Administration and Talbott in particular had excused the actions of the Russian government and had failed to promote democracy and free enterprise there.

Earley’s book itself discusses how, during the mid 1990s, Talbott, State Department spokesman Mike McCurry, and President Clinton himself echoed Russian propaganda that justified Russian attacks on Chechnya. This “delighted the propagandists inside the SVR,” which claimed credit” for what the U.S. officials had said, the book says.

It seems that Talbott has a tendency, which continues to the present day, of whitewashing the Russian regime.

In congressional testimony just last October on U.S.-Russian relations, Talbott attacked the Bush Administration for withdrawing from the ABM treaty, urged Russian membership in the World Trade Organization, and advocated more negotiations and agreements with Russia over nuclear arms. The U.S. has “set a bad example” for the Russians in foreign affairs, Talbott said.

With all of these high-powered connections, the story about Talbott being used by the Russians seems to be a story worth reporting or commenting on. However, if the media examine the charges against Talbott, they might have to deal with other evidence and information in the book about how spies for the Soviet intelligence service manipulated the U.S. media.

The book, for instance, explains how the Soviet KGB peddled charges that deployment of U.S. nuclear weapons to Europe in the 1980s might lead to their use and a “nuclear winter” or climate crisis for the world. The book says the story was cooked up by the KGB and fed to the Western world by anti-nuclear activists such as Carl Sagan, who penned an article on the topic for the Council on Foreign Relations journal Foreign Affairs. The book notes that Sagan later appeared on the ABC television network to talk about the subject.

Tretyakov says he discovered “dozens of case studies” of the KGB using “propaganda and disinformation to influence public opinion” in the West.

His Time - At Time
A prominent journalist himself at one time, Talbott achieved notoriety for writing a July 20, 1992, Time column, “The Birth of the Global Nation,” saying that in the next century “nationhood as we know
it will be obsolete,” that we will all some day become world citizens, and that wars and human rights violations in the 20th century had clinched “the case for world government.” This reflects the views of the
pro-world government World Federalist movement.

“The piece made me briefly popular with foreign policy liberals and, not so briefly, a target of brickbats from the right,” he says in his book. He acknowledges that his parents were members of the World Federalist Movement (they were also “active in the internationalist wing of the Republican Party in the late forties and early fifties “) and that he had a dog growing up known as “Freddie,” which was short for World Federalists. The World Federalist Movement collaborated with Soviet front groups such as the Soviet Peace Committee during the Cold War and tried to avoid scrutiny from anti-communist congressional committees after World War II.

In one of his first major media appearances after his selection as Brookings president, on the Charlie Rose program, he was identified in promotional material as a World Federalist. But this designation doesn’t appear in the official biography on the Brookings website.

Talbott’s global left-wing vision was endorsed personally by President Clinton, who had sent a June 22, 1993, letter to the World Federalist Association (WFA) when it gave Talbott its Norman Cousins Global Governance Award. In the letter, Clinton noted that Cousins, the WFA founder, had “worked for world peace and world government” and that Talbott was a “worthy recipient” of the award. Talbott and Bill Clinton became friends when they were both Rhodes Scholars.

Hillary Clinton, who has been friends with Talbott since their days together at Yale University, gave a videotaped address to the WFA in 1999 on the occasion of the group giving former anchorman of the CBS Evening News Walter Cronkite its global governance award. She praised Cronkite’s work. For his part, Cronkite declared that “we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government” and America must “yield up some of our sovereignty.”
Significant Dates in the Creation of the New World Order
1993 -- Strobe Talbott receives the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award for his 1992 TIME article, The Birth of the Global Nation and in appreciation for what he has done "for the cause of global governance."

President Clinton writes a letter of congratulation which states:

"Norman Cousins worked for world peace and world government... Strobe Talbott's lifetime achievements as a voice for global harmony have earned him this recognition... He will be a worthy recipient of the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award. Best wishes... for future success."

Not only does President Clinton use the specific term, "world government," but he also expressly wishes the WFA "future success" in pursuing world federal government. Talbott proudly accepts the award, but says the WFA should have given it to the other nominee, Mikhail Gorbachev

see also: FULLY ARMED Russian ships pay a "Friendly" visit to San Francisco 6-20-2010
Consfearacynewz said Jun 12, 2013 21:03:25
Back to Talbott and ClimateGate
Fast Forward - Review by Edward Luce
Published: May 17 2010 00:35

Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming, by William Antholis and Strobe Talbott, Brookings Institution Press, $22.95

“Everyone talks about the weather,” Mark Twain observed, “but nobody does anything about it.” The aphorism rings true today in a way the novelist could never have imagined. For almost 20 years, world leaders have gathered at regular intervals to discuss the threat of global warming – with few concrete results.

As last December’s climate summit demonstrated, talk is much easier than action. Following the summit, the Danish capital quickly went from being “Hopenhagen” to “Brokenhagen”. Hillary Clinton was perhaps being polite when she described it as the “worst meeting I’ve been to since eighth grade student council”.

Strobe Talbott and Bill Antholis – head and senior fellow respectively of the Brookings Institution, and former stalwarts of the Clinton administration – prefer to describe Copenhagen as a “useful disappointment”. In their very timely and fast-paced account of where we are today on the politics of global warming, the authors see Copenhagen as having pointed up the futility of relying on the United Nations as the only vehicle through which to tackle climate change.

Instead, they argue, the world’s most important powers, particularly the US, China, India and the European Union, should supplement multilateralism with “minilateralism”, since the number of participants is inversely related to the speed of what a process can deliver. But that still leaves a lot of players. And the domestic politics have, if anything, become even less favourable in Washington and Europe since last December.

Indeed, as the authors observe, it was fashionable in the midst of last February’s snowstorm in Washington for Republicans to make jokes about the onset of global warming. Jim DeMint, a famously sceptical senator from South Carolina, even built an impromptu igloo on Capitol Hill to highlight the punchline.

The book rightly puts last year’s disastrously timed “Climategate” into context. The leak of cynical e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s climate change unit, and the almost simultaneous revelation that there were problems with one portion of the UN’s latest report on climate change exaggerating the retreat of the Himalayan glaciers, were presented by sceptics as proof of the corruption of the whole process.

Given the vast weight of research, that was equivalent to finding a needle in a haystack and then declaring there was no hay to be seen. But the fallout combined with the Great Recession to stop the US legislative process in its tracks.

In spite of the launch last week of a much diluted Senate bill to cap carbon emissions in the US power sector, the momentum has yet to show much sign of revival. Any Republican who votes in favour of what has already been dubbed an “energy tax” will almost certainly be signing his political death warrant.

Yet the authors are unapologetic in making their case that it is effectively now or never – the scientific consensus says 2015 – for the world to begin to reverse emissions growth. “Our forebears had the excuse of ignorance,” they write. “Our descendants will have the excuse of helplessness. We have no excuse.”

In the face of such challenges, the reader is often left wondering whether we can possibly live up to what the authors require of us. Likening the threat of climate change to that of nuclear armageddon during the cold war, they point out that the former would “produce death by a thousand cuts” whereas the latter was a blunter “sword of Damocles”.

It is far easier to mobilise opinion to tackle a threat that has the power to bring such instant devastation. In contrast, the slightest flurry of snow is taken by sceptics as proof that climate change is a myth. Contrast Mr DeMint’s approach to politics with the revolution the authors say will be needed to bring meaningful action.

Improving the process that has stretched from Rio in 1992 to Copenhagen in 2009 will require “nothing less than a revolution in global civics – our understanding of our duties as citizens of the world”, they argue. This must start with the recognition that “Americans are more responsible than anyone else both for causing the problem and for leading the search for a solution”.

The bill enacted in the US lower chamber last year stalled partly because the upper chamber believed the cost would be too high for the average American. That burden was estimated at between $80 and $400 a year. The authors have produced a superbly argued call for action. But people only respond to emergencies when they believe they are in one. Right now, most people clearly do not.

The writer is the FT’s Washington bureau chief
Early life

Born in Dayton, Ohio to Jo and Nelson Strobridge "Bud" Talbott II, Talbott attended the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and graduated from Yale University in 1968 where he was chairman of the Yale Daily News, a position whose previous incumbents include Henry Luce, William F. Buckley, and Joe Lieberman. He was also a member of the Scholar of the House program in 1967-8, and participated in the Skull and Bones Society.

He became friends with former President Bill Clinton when both were Rhodes Scholars at the University of Oxford;[1] during his studies there he translated Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs into English

Federal News Service -- HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 10/6/99 PREPARED TESTIMONY OF KENNETH R. TIMMERMAN "....As members of this committee know well, the architect of this administration's policy toward Russia,

Strobe Talbott, was a journalist as I am Mr. Talbott jump-started his career after a brief stay in Moscow in the summer of 1969, where he had gone with his Oxford roommate Bill Clinton, and met up with a well-known KGB asset named Victor Louis.

Victor Louis's job for the KGB was to serve as a talent scout and what we would call today a spin doctor. He planted stories in the Western press that were favorable to the Soviet leadership and to the KGB, and many reporters got to know him. In 1969, Soviet leader Leonid Breznev was intent on debunking Stalin and opening a new era of detente with the United States, to further the Soviet Union's strategic aims. Key to this was planting a carefully-edited version of his predecessor's diaries with a mainstream Western media organization.

By all accounts, it would appear that Victor Louis leaked the Khruschev diaries deliberately to a young man whose sole journalist experience until then was working as a summer intern at the Time magazine bureau in Moscow, Strobe Talbott. It was a great way to start a career....."

Assuming that Mr. Talbott's lifelong association with Victor Louis was totally innocent, it illustrates how a journalist can be used unwittingly by a foreign intelligence service which is smart enough to give him real information for purposes that go beyond a journalist's ability to know. In preparing a profile of Mr. Talbott two years ago, which I would ask the Chair's permission to include in the record of this hearing, I examined Strobe Talbott's public positions toward the Soviet Union, Israel, and disarmament issues during the Cold War. Mr. Talbott was a great champion of detente, an enemy of President Reagan's initiative to deploy Pershing II and cruise missiles in Europe in the early 1980s, urged the U.S. to end its support for Israel, and wrote an entire book portending imminent doom because Mr. Reagan had walked out on a Soviet arms proposal in Geneva. It is my opinion that Strobe Talbott consistently misread America's interests during the Cold War, and he continues to do so today. And like so many others in this town, he continues to get rewarded for being consistently wrong. I dwell on Mr. Talbott's record because this administration's policy toward Russia, its unwavering and uncritical support for Boris Yeltsin in the face of mounting evidence of criminal corruption and anti- American policies, has been largely shaped and controlled on a day-to- day basis by Strobe Talbott. Strobe Talbott and the Shahab missile ...."
Consfearacynewz said Jun 12, 2013 21:05:00
Interesting article with a couple of video's:
Monday, April 2, 2012
Meet Your Elites: Strobe Talbott

One thing that caught my eye in the Strobe map was the Americans Abroad Media groups that seems to comprise a generous portion of America's high level "national security" people. Apparently this group was founded by Aaron Lobel in 2001, who is also on America Elect 2012 Leadership team.

Brooke Shearer
Brooke Shearer dies at 58; former journalist, personal aide to Hillary Clinton

She also directed the White House Fellows program, served in the Interior Department and had been a private investigator.

May 27, 2009|Times Staff And Wire Reports

Brooke Shearer, a former journalist and personal aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton who had directed the White House Fellows program and served in the Interior Department, has died. She was 58
She was married to Strobe Talbott, a high-ranking State Department official in the Clinton White House who heads the Brookings Institution research and policy center in Washington.

The couple's lives and careers were intertwined with those of President Clinton, whom Talbott roomed with at Oxford University in the early 1970s. Shearer became close to Clinton's wife, Hillary, now the secretary of State.

During the 1992 presidential campaign, she was Hillary Clinton's personal aide or "friend, advisor, short-order cook," as the irreverent Shearer once put it.
In 2001, she was named founding director of the Yale World Fellows program, which recruits young world leaders to study at Yale University.

Subsequently, Shearer was involved in fundraising for the National Archives and groups that support reconstruction work in Afghanistan and bring HIV/AIDS education and medicine to women in developing countries.

Brooke Lloyd Shearer and her twin brother, Cody, were born July 28, 1950, in Culver City and grew up in Los Angeles. Her twin also became a journalist and investigator.

Her father, Lloyd Shearer, wrote Parade magazine's "Personality Parade" feature under the pen name Walter Scott, and her mother, Marva, was a longtime editor at House Beautiful magazine.

In 1971, Shearer earned a bachelor's degree in English and history at Stanford University and married Talbott, the Yale roommate of her older brother Derek.

Early in her career, Shearer reported from Eastern Europe for the Christian Science Monitor and later worked as a private investigator.
In addition to her husband, Shearer is survived by twin sons, Adrian, of Washington, and Devin, of Bethesda, Md.; her mother, Marva, 92, of Brentwood; two brothers, Derek, of Pacific Palisades, a former U.S. ambassador to Finland, and Cody, of Washington; and a granddaughter

{ interesting, the illuminati have many twins in their backgrounds - this lady was a spook }
Consfearacynewz said Jun 12, 2013 21:08:55
John A. Mccone ; Nelson A. Rockefeller ; Robert S. Mcnamara ; Dean Rusk
Secretary of State, Dean Rusk (R), w. Secretary Defense Robert S. McNamara, C.I.A., John A. McCone, & Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller
In this photo: John A. Mccone, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Robert S. Mcnamara, Dean Rusk
Photo: Francis Miller./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
May 01, 1964

Rocky gets Secrets - Comes out Talking May 15, 1964
"The Los Angeles World Affairs Council promotes greater understanding of current global issues and their impact on the people of Southern California by inviting authoritative, influential figures in world affairs to Los Angeles and providing them an open forum."

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Life directors: Eli Broad
Eli and Edythe Broad are the founders of The Broad Foundations

In 2010, Broad backed "The Giving Pledge," an initiative started by fellow billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates for rich Americans to give at least half of their wealth to charity.[4] Eli and Edythe Broad committed to give 75 percent of their wealth to philanthropy during or after their lifetimes
A History of Power in L.A.

"Norman Chandler, unlike his father, did not like the tumult, roughness, and combat of the political and economic pit," writes Halberstam. "He was an excellent businessman yet nonetheless quick to delegate as much responsibility as he could in order to spare himself the pain of dealing in the fierce and often harsh world that his father passed on to him."

Norman presided over the Committee of 25, a clique of power that was larger and more diverse than the M&M.
"The Committee of 25 was intended to function as a shadow government of the chief burghers," writes Mike Davis, "bringing their consensual opinion to bear upon the mayor and the council."
John McCone, a college friend of Norman Chandler's and Committee of 25 member, was appointed head of the CIA in 1961. Over the next three and a half years, he would oversee numerous covert operations in Vietnam, Laos, Cuba, Ecuador and Brazil.

Less than four months after he resigned, in 1965, the South L.A. ghetto of Watts erupted in what were then the worst riots in Los Angeles history. Governor Edmund G. "Pat” Brown appointed McCone to head a commission to figure out what went wrong. The commission, which also included Asa Call and an O'Melveny & Myers lawyer named Warren Christopher (later the U.S. Secretary of State), "pointed out few of the social and economic problems in the ghetto," according to Gottlieb and Wolt, "and absolved Chief Parker, the city government, and the business establishment of any responsibility."

Obama is very much a creature operative of the CIA and of Bilderberg - very much in the realm of the pope - his muslim background opens the doors to those countries... Oh John McCone was a Roman Catholic

Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad - By Gordon Thomas
KNIGHTS OF MALTA -John McCone, C.I.A. Director

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