Month: Sep 2011


The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline by James Perloff is a well researched book on who controls the United States government which he refers to as the Establishment. The book has been published by Western Islands Publishing.

The “Establishment” is made up of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), formed on 29 July 1921 and its sister organisation, the Trilateral Commission (TC) formed in 1973 and includes members from America, Europe and Japan. The CFR includes many prominent persons in business, government, law, and the mass media that are from the United States of America and headquartered in the elegant Harold Pratt House in New York City. The TC consisted of leaders in business, banking, government and mass media from North America, Western Europe and Japan.


The USA Africa Command which they call “Africom” is a military structure of the Defence Department of America. It is the American political deception for establishing military bases on the African Continent. It conceals its real intentions in Africa. It was formed in February 2OO7 during George Bush’s term of office. This was two months after America had bombed a small African country, Somalia, destabilizing it to the ashes it is today.

At that time the American President said Africom “will enhance our efforts to bring peace and security to the people of Africa and promote our common goals of development, health, education, democracy and economic growth of Africa.” Where in Africa has the USA done this? With the same breath Bush revealed, “Africom will co-ordinate all U.S. security interests throughout Africa.”


Senior Attorney Themba Langa opens his article in Sowetan of 23 August published under the headline, “Judicial independence is not equal to supremacy over state” by writing that “the storm surrounding the nomination of Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng as President Jacob Zuma’s preferred candidate to be the next chief justice symbolises the destruction of the crucial cornerstone of our democracy – the judiciary”.

I would argue, and so would many other South Africans, that it is Zuma’s flouting of the constitution and the silly appointments he makes that symbolises the destruction of the judiciary. The President, after consulting the Judicial Service Commission and the leaders of parties represented in the National Assembly, appoints the Chief Justice. President Zuma came up with the name of Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng before consulting the JSC and leaders of all political parties represented in Parliament

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