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Portuguese Newspaper Admits Bilderberg Kingmaker Power
Sol reports on 2008 meeting, cowardly complicit American corporate media silent about this week's confab of nearly 200 global powerbrokers


Paul Joseph Watson

Prison Planet
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
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A Portuguese newspaper has reported on something the American corporate media remains cowardly complicit about and dare not even mention - this week's confab of nearly 200 of the world's most influential powerbrokers in Chantilly Virginia for the 2008 Bilderberg Group meeting.

The Sol newspaper carries a story today concerning two of the Portuguese attendees of this year's conference, the mayors of Lisbon and Porto - Antonio Costa and Rui Rio (pictured top).

Tellingly, the report highlights the fact that Bilderberg has kingmaker power in vetting future Prime Ministers and Presidents, noting how Pedro Santana Lopes and Jose Socrates attended the 2004 meeting in Stresa, Italy before both going on to become Prime Minster of Portugal.

In addition, the report underscores how both Costa and Rio have ambitions to lead their respective parties and potentially run for Prime Minister in the future.

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The clear implication is that Costa and Rio are being groomed by Bilderberg for future "selection" as Portuguese Prime Minister in the same way that Bill Clinton and Tony Blair were vetted by the secretive organization in the early 1990's.

The fact that there has been just one mainstream news report about Bilderberg and not one single mention of this year's meeting in the U.S. corporate media less than 48 hours before nearly 200 top globalists will meet to set the agenda for the planet is another damning indictment of the back-slapping cronyism that dominates the national media.

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the editors of such newspapers as the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are regular Bilderberg attendees and value Bilderberg's strict secrecy rule over and above any responsibility to their readers or the American people.

Bilderberg is routinely attended by the world's top CEO's, Prime Minsters, Presidents, NATO officials, UN officials, Federal Reserve members, European Central Bank heads, banking heads, oil heads, University Professors, as well as people like Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller and Bill Gates.

If 200 football or basketball stars met in secret do you think the media would be interested in finding out what they were talking about?

Yet these people shape the destiny of our world and there's barely a hint of a mention in the U.S. media.

The full translation of the Portuguese article appears below. Thanks to Rui Garrido for sending it in.

Meeting in Washington: Bilderberg invites Antonio Costa and Rui Rio

By Helena Pereira

Mayors of Lisbon and Porto represent Portugal in the think-tank's annual meeting which starts this Thursday

The mayors of Lisbon and Porto, Antonio Costa (PS), and Rui Rio (PSD), are the Portuguese invitees at Bilderberg, which will have its annual meeting by the end of this week in Washington.

Bilderberg is an exclusive think-tank which, every year, seeks to invite influential personalities of the political and business world. In 2004, for example, the Portuguese invitees were Pedro Santana Lopes and Jose Socrates, who were to later become prime-ministers.

Besides being mayors to the two biggest cities in the country, both Antonio Costa and Rui Rio are seen as strong candidates to their respective parties' leaderships, in the near future.

This year's Bilderberg meeting will take place between next Thursday and Sunday in a hotel located in the vicinities of Washington.

Francisco Pinto Balsemão, the chairman of Impresa, is the only Portuguese citizen in Bilderberg's board of directors.

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