International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Kissinger, Rice and Kroll involved in Ebola coordination via IRC

BY ANNIE · MARCH 12, 2015

The International Rescue Committee have been at the forefront of the Ebola policy and public relations since it began in 2014.With long standing programs in Kono and Kenema, they have been involved in Liberia since 1996.

IRC is responsible for the coordination efforts in Sierra Leone and Liberia including briefing Govt officials on numbers of ‘Supposed’ victims. This can be verified by the list of announcements on the IRC website in which it claims that one of their coordinators/managers was sent emails stating how many cases of Ebola there were, of which his job was to brief Govt officials.

This number has been reported from WHO sources.

What is astounding about this organisation is the people involved in its board of directors and overseers.

The President and CEO is David Miliband, brother of Ed, the board includes Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer and secretary of the US treasury while the over-seers include the Chairman of Pepsi, Former US Sec of State, Condoleezza Rice, Former President of the World Bank, Madeleine Allbright, President of the UN, Kroll Associates, Former Sec of US Treasury, Tom Brokaw NBS news, Senior VP of Bank of America, HRH Princess of Jordan, Greenbergs and Henry Kissinger.

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David Miliband was the UK government minister responsible for the UK spy service MI6.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is the largest, nonsectarian refugeeorganization in the world, with a budget of over ninety million dollars and a staffnumbering in the hundreds. From its inauspicious origins in April 1933, the organizationhas blossomed into a worldwide operation, with allies at the highest levels ofgovernment and corporate power. Indeed, in November 1993, President Bill Clintonsent greetings to the notables attending the Committee’s sixtieth anniversary banquet,praising it as a “beacon of hope and inspiration.” Ten years earlier, the New York Timescongratulated the Committee for “a half-century of urgent, shrewd, [and] often braveinterventions for refugees.” 1

Yet the true history of the International Rescue Committee is not merely astraightforward, heartwarming story of a refugee relief agency providing humanitarianaid to the victims of wars and disasters. Throughout the Cold War, the IRC acted as anessential component of the covert network, the interconnected set of organizationshelping the U.S. intelligence community to implement a variety of clandestineoperations designed to destabilize the Soviet Union and its dependent allies. With theend of the Cold War, the Committee continues to operate in close conformity with thepolicy mandates of U.S. foreign policy.

In the years following World War II, U.S. decision makers came to understand the vitalimportance of political exiles who had fled from the Soviet bloc countries. Theserefugees could provide revealing insights into a closed society. Their skills could beutilized to implement specific projects, for instance, staffing ostensibly “private” radiostations transmitting to targeted countries. Finally, the defection of high-level officialsand highly trained intellectuals undermined morale within the Soviet elite. Thesedefections could also be exploited as a propaganda windfall.

William Donovan, wartime OSS director, held a seat on the IRC board of directors duringthe first years of the Cold War, acting as an unofficial liaison between the intelligencecommunity and the Committee. William Casey spent several years as a member of theboard of directors during this same period. He would later hold office as IRC presidentfrom 1970 to 1971, before becoming President Ronald Reagan’s CIA director. figure in the Iran-contra scandal.

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