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The Trilateral Commission: Effect on the Middle East

Arlene Johnson
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Whereas this paper deals primarily with First World activity directed toward the Middle East, and every effort is made to confine the paper to that end, the possibility that this can be achieved is severely limited. The Middle East is only one component of the vastly larger Third World, all of which has been exploited by the developed nations including, but not limited to the United States, Western Europe, and Japan. Therefore, the material which is elaborated herein does, by necessity, tend at times to include other regions of the world.

      This paper will attempt to prove that the Trilateral Commission, because of its desire for high profits, exerts a major influence in U.S. policy to the extent that other government institutions will go to any lengths to maintain the world system as it is at the present time.
      The advent of capitalism in the Western world in the 18th century marked a tremendous change not only in terms of the economic situation within the countries affected but in terms of political reality as well. The growth of the capitalist mode of production caused the political structure to become subservient to it. Many sources have documented the facility of the corporate structure to greatly influence governmental institutions. The extent to which the large transnational corporations have become involved in international political organizations is not well known, however, despite the fact that capitalism is a phenomenon which affects each nation in the world by exploiting the Third World nations thereby adding wealth to First World economies.
      Moreover, with the beginning economic crisis in the early 1970's, the conditions existed for the creation of an organization designed to maintain core nation superiority. This coalescence of power by the countries representing the Trilateral Commission was the result of the disintegration of the European Economic Community (considered a political unit) due to the rise of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Other factors include the Soviet Union's increased military capabilities and Cuba's support for developing countries. The developments in the oil rich nations enabled them to directly invest heavily in foreign lands thereby threatening a significant loss of ownership control by the First World community (Kowalewski and Leitko, 1983).

1 Please refer to Appendix A for a list of American Trilateral members. and corporations...." (Sklar, 1980:5).

      All these circumstances culminated in the formation of the Trilateral Commission, a relatively secret organization composed of elites from the core power nations consisting of Western Europe, the United States, and Japan. Headed by David Rockefeller, who was considered at that time to be "the most widely recognized leader of transnational enterprises" (Kowalewski and Leitko, 1983:94), the Trilateral Commission was formed to achieve cooperation in policymaking in an age of post nationalism. Rockefeller (1980:xii) claimed that "the Trilateral Commission is, in reality, a group of concerned citizens interested in fostering greater understanding and cooperation among international allies in the present day international political climate."
      However, the foregoing statement is vague and misleading. How much cooperation among international allies is needed; enough to maintain a dependence among Third World countries far into the future? Indeed, the "trilateralists are saying: (1) the people, government, and economies of all nations must serve the needs of multinational banks
      These elites cannot be members of their governments, e.g. President, cabinet members, members of legislative bodies, or the military establishment. However, one's ideology does not change simply because one is elected to a government post or they are in the military. In fact, the loyalty given to the commission for its support in obtaining a prestigious position seems to prompt reciprocal action to perpetuate the effectiveness of the commission. Therefore, prior to their elections or appointments, many high officials in government were active Trilateral members. In fact, Jimmy Carter, whose Trilateral membership was the result of an invitation by the group at large, was elected president despite his relatively unknown status, because the commission provided the means by which he could be elected (Shoup, 1980). In fact, several members of Carter's early support group in Atlanta, Gambrell, Kirbo, Austin, and others maintain close links with the Rockefeller family or with the broader Eastern Establishment. The Gambrell family is a major stockholder in Eastern airlines, where Laurence Rockefeller is the single biggest individual stockholder. The elder Gambrell is on Eastern's board of directors, and his law firm is general counsel for Eastern. Laurence Rockefeller has long been on the Eastern board with Gambrell and the other Rockefeller families as the two main elements of the group controlling Eastern Airlines. This is the link between Carter and the Rockefellers (Shoup, 1980).
      Although the membership includes persons from academia, law, labor, organizational interests and political circles, (Kowalewski and Leitko, 1983) the largest proportion is from transnational economic enterprises as defined below:

United States       34 per cent
Western Europe       39 per cent
Japan       65 per cent

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