I believe it was the Pilgrims Society that united Blair and Bush in order to Deregulate all the oil in Mideast, starting with the invasion of Iraq. This society will claim they are not racist, but, are just for the preservation of the Anglo-Saxon Race as the Ruling Race in the world. Not owning all that oil, but being greedy consumers of oil, would not do. Consider the Boxer Rebellion.
I have posted on the PS before. I suspect Rena has been following my blogs for two years. She is a pure blooded Arian of Swedish descent. Her Husband, Sir Ian Easton, had to have been very close to members of the Pilgrims Society. Ian had to know the present president of the PS – Admiral Michael Cecil Boyce, Baron Boyce, KG GCB OBE DL
Here is video that keeps with the facts.
The administration insisted Thursday that President Obama has both the authority and the determination to make his own decision on a military strike against Syria, even as a growing chorus of lawmakers demanded an opportunity to vote on the issue and Britain, the United States’ closest ally, appeared unlikely to participate.
Britain’s sudden withdrawal came after Prime Minister David Cameron, deserted by rebels in his own Conservative Party, lost a parliamentary vote for provisional authorization for military action in Syria.
The Pilgrims Society, founded in 1902, is a British-American society established, in the words of American diplomat Joseph Choate, ‘to promote good-will, good-fellowship, and everlasting peace between the United States and Great Britain’. Over the years it has boasted an elite membership of politicians, diplomats, businessmen, and writers who have included Henry Kissinger, Margaret Thatcher, Caspar Weinberger, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Henry Luce, Lord Carrington, Alexander Haig, Paul Volcker, Tom Kean and Walter Cronkite to mention a very few. It is notable for holding dinners to welcome into office each successive U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom. The patron of the society is Queen Elizabeth II.
Office holders, as of 2012, are:
President – Admiral Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL
Chairman – Ronald M Freeman
Honorary Secretary – Sir Michael Craig-Cooper CBE TD DL
Honorary Treasurer – Ian E Barlow DL FCA
A great example of the cooperation between the London and American Pilgrims is theLondon Bush House, which was ordered to be built in 1919 by Pilgrim Irving T. Bush, a N.Y. businessman. At the time it was the most expensive building in the world and was meant to be an Anglo-American trade center where buyers could purchase goods in one place. It lost it’s original function after a couple of decades, but still exists today as an office to the BBC World Service. Above the entrance there’s a large statue, which represents this Anglo-American cooperation.
Britain is represented on the left by the lions, the USA is represented on the right by the Eagle. The Celtic cross indicates their common heritage. The torch can represent freedom, wisdom, victory, or something along that line. Below the statue you’ll find the inscription “To the friendship of English Speaking Peoples”.
Admiral Michael Cecil Boyce, Baron Boyce, KG GCB OBE DL (born 2 April 1943) is a former Royal Navy officer and current cross bench member of the British House of Lords. Boyce commanded three submarines and then a frigate before achieving higher command in the Navy and serving as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff from 1998 to 2001 and then as Chief of the Defence Staff from 2001 to 2003. As Chief of Defence Staff he is believed to have had concerns about US plans for a national missile defence system. Then in early 2003 he advised the British Government on the deployment of troops for the invasion of Iraq seeking assurances as to the legitimacy of the deployment before it was allowed to proceed.
He attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1988 and then became Senior Naval Officer in the Middle East in 1989. He went on to be Director of Naval Staff Duties at the Ministry of Defence in August 1989 and then, following promotion to rear admiral he became Flag Officer Sea Training in July 1991. He became Flag Officer, Surface Flotilla and NATO Commander of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Striking Force in November 1992.
Promoted to vice admiral in February 1994, Boyce was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 1995 New Year Honours. He was promoted to full admiral on 25 May 1995, on appointment as Second Sea Lord and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command and went on to be Commander-in-Chief Fleet as well as NATO Commander-in-Chief Eastern Atlantic and NATO Commander Allied Naval Forces North West Europe in September 1997.
Boyce was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff in October 1998 and was advanced to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in the 1999 Birthday Honours. He went on to be Chief of the Defence Staff in February 2001 and in that role is believed to have had concerns about US plans for a national missile defence system. Then in early 2003 he advised the British Government on the deployment of troops for the invasion of Iraq seeking assurances as to the legitimacy of the deployment before it was allowed to proceed. He was made a Knight of the Venerable Order of Saint John on 27 November 2002 and retired as Chief of Defence Staff on 7 November 2003.
Easton joined the Royal Navy in 1931 and qualified as a pilot at the start of World War II in which he saw active service on aircraft carriers. On 4 January 1941, flying a Fairey Fulmar of 803 Squadron from HMS Formidable during a raid on Dakar he force landed, with his aircrewman Naval Airman James Burkey and was taken prisoner and held by the Vichy French at a camp near Timbuktu until released in November 1942. He was appointed Assistant Director of the Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1960 and was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy as Captain of HMAS Watson in 1962. He went on to be Naval Assistant to the Naval Member of the Templer Committee on Rationalisation of Air Power in 1965, Director of Naval Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1966 and Captain of the aircraft carrier HMS Triumph in 1968. After that he was made Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy) in 1969, Flag Officer for the Admiralty Interview Board in 1971 and Head of British Defence Staff and Senior Defence Attaché in Washington D. C. in 1973. He last posting was as Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1976: he commissioned armourial bearings for the College which were which were presented during a visit by the Queen in November 1977. He retired in 1978.
The British Defence Staff – US, which was previously known as British Defence Staff (Washington), is the home of the Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom) in the United States of America and its purpose is to serve the interests of Her Majesty’s Government in the USA. The British Defence Staff – US is led by the Defence Attaché and has responsibility for military and civilian MOD personnel located both within the Embassy and in 34 states across the USA.
British Defence Staff – US alongside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other Government Departments collectively serve the interests of Her Majesty’s Government in the USA.
The British Defence Staff in the United States is led by the Defence Attaché Major-General Francis Hedley Robertson “Buster” Howes, CB, OBE. The Defence Attaché is the British Ambassador’s senior adviser on defence issues, and as Head of the British Defence Staff in the United States has responsibility over 385 military and civilian MOD personnel located both within the Embassy and in 34 states across the USA. The Defence Attaché is drawn rotationally from each of the three Services.
BDS-US Command Group
Major-General Francis Hedley Robertson “Buster” Howes, CB, OBE & Will Jessett CBE, Minister Defence Materiel, former director (CT&UkOps) at the MoD UK – Leading the Defence Staff in the US.
Our coat of arms
RCDS crest on outside of Seaford House
Our armorial bearings were granted in 1977, on the occasion of the college’s 50th anniversary. A painting of the design was presented to Admiral Sir Ian Easton, the Commandant, by Sir Anthony Wagner, Garter King of Arms, in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Seaford House on Friday 11th November 1977.
The crest is a representation of the ‘Beast’ which has been our unofficial emblem since 1932 at least. The trident represents the Royal Navy, the lion the Army and the wings of the lion the Royal Air Force. The laurel wreath around the lion’s neck symbolises the civilian component of the college and was added in 1977 after consultation with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The lion is shown sitting on a wreath, or torse, in accordance with heraldic custom.
The basic feature of the shield is the Royal Crown which is a special privilege granted to the college. The book refers to the educational activities of the college and the green background is included to indicate the distinctive green onyx which decorates Seaford House and is a feature of the building.
The supporters were inspired by the Beast and are in accord with the historical use of lions or leopards in royal heraldry. They are rendered distinctive by the inclusion of the wolf from the arms of Lord Hankey and the lion from those of Sir Winston Churchill, both of whom were involved in the establishment of the college.
The motto can be translated as ‘concord (or co-operation) strengthens the limbs’ or, more usefully, ‘strength through unity’.