I'm also a big believer that it isn't working out the way they envisioned and that various parts of the big picture elude them. They had planned for a chaotic transition to world government through manufactured crisis ... and the irony was that the whole planet was going into the next Ice Age, a situation they did not plan for at all. The result will be a catastrophic collapse of civilization into all-out war, another eventuality that did not work out quite the way they saw it going down. I think they expected a controlled little nuclear war in the Middle East, a sanitary affair where their host nations would keep functioning. None of them wanted World War III to be Klausewitzian, but that is the way it will work out.
What actually happened as a result of unforeseen factors was something completely outside their original scope.
The reader may have observed the following about human nature....when first confronted with something true but strange, the mind rejects it as ridiculously crazy. The second time it is heard it is merely rejected, and often the third time the truth confronts them the person will say "I knew that" as if the item were self-evident.