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William Russell is said to have had a friendship with the clandestine German university society leader and is also the cousin of Samuel Russell. Samuel Russell made his fortune smuggling opium into China. William Russell was a State Legislator in Connecticut and a Military General. Alphonso Taft became Secretary of War, Ambassador to Austria-Hungary and Russia, as well as the United States Attorney General. He is also the father of former President and Supreme Court Chief Justice William Howard Taft.
The Skull and Bones Society is a senior's only association. You may get ‘tapped' to be in the club at the end of your junior year of college. This is one of the reasons that conspiracy theorists believe that this society has more to do with covert political organizations like Trilateral Commission, Council of Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group and the Illuminati.
Initiation starts with being literally tapped by another member in the potential member's junior year. You can refuse this membership; however, it is considered a great honor to be tapped. Candidates may be considered if they have a family member that was a Bonesman, have wealth and power, or are energetic, active, political, and resourceful. Members take an oath and are not to reveal anything about the society. Up until 1992 only men could join this secret society.
The initiation is said to entail lying in a coffin naked and telling their sexual history to the other candidates. They are given names that stay with them for the rest of their lives. The Skull and Bones Society owns two pieces of property used exclusively by it members. One is known as the 'Tomb' which is located at Yale University and the other being Deer Island on the St. Lawrence River.
Some that have actually been in the 'Tomb' have described it as having no windows but many interior rooms, including many bedrooms. There are rooms that are devoted to William H. Taft and one devoted to the Nazi Regime.
Names of Bones members were published until 1970 and are now kept secret. Some of the previous member's names that have been leaked include: James Buckley, Prescott Bush, John Chaffee, Thomas Ashley, Jonathan Bingham, David Boren, Thruston Morton, Robert Taft, William A. Harriman, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and John Kerry.
Many of the members come from East Coast Society, wealthy and powerful families that are in politics, banking, commerce and industry. Some of the older families with memberships include: Whitney, Davidson, Pillsbury, Sloane, Weyerhaeuser, Harriman, Rockefeller, Lord, Brown, Bundy, Bush, and Phelps. Some of the members have been tied to drug trafficking; Iran-Contra, Watergate, and the JFK assassination scandals; as well as immoral dealings with China and the Soviet Union.
Many of the Skull and Bones Society members also have memberships in other covert organizations as mentioned above. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) claims to be dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. Foreign Policy. Many believe that the CFR is a power organization that has great influence on American Foreign policy and are involved in seeking a 'New World Order.' CFR members Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Professor Carroll Quigley (who mentored President Clinton at Georgetown University) both have said that the CFR is a front for the power elites.
A few of the CFR members are: Katherine Harris, Herbert Hoover, Jimmy Carter, Richard V. Allen, Dick Cheney, William F. Buckley, Jr., John Bolton, Jack Kemp, John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Robert S. McNamara, Alan Greenspan, John Kerry, Henry Kissinger, Newt Gingrich, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Anne Garrels, Timothy F. Geithner, Lyman Lemnitzer, Richard Nixon, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Condoleezza Rice, Collin Powell, Dan Rather, and David Rockefeller.
The Trilateral Commission (TC) is the brainchild of David Rockefeller whom is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bilderberg Group. He started the TC in 1973 with the help of Henry Kissinger and Abigniew Brzezinski (Foreign National Security Advisor at one time). The TC is a covert political organization with Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Dick Cheney, and Senator Dianne Feinstein as some of the members. They are also in favor of a New World Order.
The Bilderberg Group is also tied to the CFR and the TC and are on board for the cause of globalization. The purpose of this group which was founded by Polish émigré and political advisor Joseph Retinger, is to promote greater understanding between the United States and Europe. Their annual meetings are attended by central bankers, defense experts, prime ministers, royalty, mass-media barons, government ministers, international financiers, and political leaders from Europe and the United States.
Putting the CFR, TC, Bilderberg Group, and Skull and Bones Secret Societies together with others is known as the 'Round Table' organization. They all play a key part in the day to day manipulation of politics, banking, business, education, and the Military, namely NATO.
The Round Table was founded in London in the late 1900's by Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes was instrumental in the British taking over Southern Africa and says the goal of the Round Table was to create a World Government that would be controlled by Britain (home base of the Illuminati).
Rhodes died in 1902 leaving his money to fund scholarships at Oxford University. Conspiracy theorists believe that Oxford is the centre of the Illuminati's manipulation of education. A large percentage of Rhodes Scholars enter into politics, economics, and media. It is believed that they act as agents for the Illuminati. One of the most famous Rhodes Scholars is President Bill Clinton.
Although Rhodes founded the Round Table it is controlled and funded by the Rothschild's banking dynasty.
The inner elite of the Round Table in the US and the UK were key administration members of World War I whom are believed to have engineered the circumstances that led to World War I and World War II.
At the Versailles Peace Conference near Paris in 1919, the Round Table decided how the world would be changed as a result of the Wars. They imposed impossible reparations payments on Germany causing the collapse of the post-war Weimar Republic amid unbelievable economic collapse which created the circumstances that brought Hitler into power.
It was during the conference in Paris that the Round Table began the process of creating the CFR, the Bilderberg Group, and the Trilateral Commission network.