Generally speaking, the 1%, multinational corporations, bankers, military-industrial complex, run the US and the world. They use corporate mainstream media to push their agenda.
World leaders – Low-level powers that be (PTB)
The Banksters – IMF, ECB, WB, Federal reserve,
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The multinational corporations
The global military-industrial complex
The unacknowledged group – possible highest level PTB