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Spooks check ID's. PNAC warmonger Richard Perle arrives. Queen Sofia of Spain arrives.
Trianon Palace Hotel in Versailles One of many unknown guests arrives. Notice announcing park closure.
Bilderbergers mingle in the rain. Yet another unknown Globalist agent. Another unknown hides his face.
These are likely to be security guards because Bilderberg rarely invites anyone under 35 years old.
Prince Philippe of Belgium is flanked by security. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands - a high level Globalist - mingles on the Bilderbergers' tourist walkabout.
David Rockefeller stops to have his picture taken by AFP correspondent Christopher Bollyn. Bilderberg security was tougher than usual this year. High security, police presence and motorcycle escorts were the order of the day for Bilderberg attendees.
• Alex Jones interviews Jim Tucker, verteran journalist for American Free Press: Tucker has returned from this year's Bilderberg meeting in Versailles, Paris.
• Bilderberg Black Out: "To witness the annual Bilderberg conference is to realize how the “Lords of the New World Order”—the self-chosen elite of international finance, business, and politics—are allowed to assemble in secret and conspire with the connivance of the mainstream media." Full article at [BACKUP]
• Bilderberg Puts Heat on ‘Loose Cannon’ Bush Over Mideast Policy: "With Bush scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon May 20, immediately after the Bilderberg session, the messages from Versailles came frequently and urgently: tell Sharon he must accept the modest steps required in the “road map to peace” or the billions of dollars in U.S. aid will be turned off." Full article at [BACKUP]
• Bilderberg 2003 Participant List

B - Honorary Chairman - Davignon, Etienne - Vice-Chairman, Societe Generale de Belgique

GB - Honorary Secretary General - Taylor. J Martin - Chairman WH Smith PLC; International advisor, Goldman Sachs International

F - Adler, Alexandre - Editorial counsel, Le Figaro

I - Ambrosetti, Alfredo - Chairman Ambrosetti Group

TR - Babacan, Ali - Minister of Economic Affairs

GR - Bakoyannis, Dora - Mayor of Athens

GB - Balls, Edward - Chief Economic Advisor to the Treasury

P - Balsemão, Francisco Pinto - Professor of Communication Science, New University, Lisbon; Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, S.G.P.S.; Former Prime Minister

P - Barroso, José M. Durão - Prime Minister

TR - Bayar, Mehmet A. - Deputy Chairman of DYP (True Path Party)

A - Becker, Erich - Chairman of the Managing Board and CEO, VA Technologie AG

I -  Bendetti, Rodolfo de - Managing Director CIR S.p.A.

I - Bernabè, Franco - Chairman Franco Bernabe & C. S.p.A.

F - Beytout, Nicolas - Editor-in-Chief, Les Echos

KW - Bishara, Ahmad E. - Secretary General of Kuwait's liberal National Democratic Party

CDN - Black, Conrad M. - Chairman, Telegraph Group Limited

INT - Bolkestein, Frits - Internal Markets Commissioner, European Commission

USA - Bolton, John R. - Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

F - Bon, Michel - Honorary Chairman, France Telecom

F - Bruguière, Jean-Louis - First Vice President, Justice Department

D - Burda, Hubert - Publisher and CEO, Hubert Burda Media Holding GmbH & Co.

F - Camus, Phillipe - CEO, European Aeronautics Defence and Space company European Aeronautics Defence and Space company (EADS)

INT - Cary, Anthony J. - Head of Christopher Patten's cabinet, EU. [Patten is European Commissioner for Enlargement] 

F - Castries, Henri de - Chairman of the Board, AXA

E - Cebrián, Juan Luis - CEO, PRISA

B - Claes, Willy - Minister of State [Willy Claes is not now a Belgian Minister but former Belgian Foreign Minister and former Secretary General of NATO 1994-1995 - now disgraced - TG]

GB - Clarke, Kenneth - Member of Parliament, [former Chancellor of the Exchequer]

USA - Collins, Timothy C. - Senior Managing Director and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings LLC

F - Collomb, Bertrand - Chairman and CEO, Lafarge

F - Copé, Jean-François - Secretary of State in charge of relations with Parliament; Government Spokesman

USA - Corzine, Jon S. - Senator (D, New Jersey)

S - Dahlbäck, Claes - Chairman, Investor AB

GR - David, George A. - Chairman of the Board, Coca-Cola H.B.C. S.A.

USA - Donilon, Thomas E. - Executive Vice President, Fannie Mae

I - Draghi, Mario - Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs International

DK - Eldrup, Anders - CEO, Danish Oil and Gas Corporation

USA - Feldstein, Martin S. - President and CEO, National Bureau of Economic Research

CDN - Fell, Anthony S. - Chairman, RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

USA - Friedman, Thomas L. - Foreign Affairs Columnist, The New York Times

F - Gergorin, Jean-Luis - Executive Vice President, Strategic Coordination, European Aeronautics Defence and Space company (EADS)

USA - Gigot, Paul A. - Editorial page editor, The Wall Street Journal

F - Giscard d'Estaing, Valéry - French President 1974-81; Chairman of the Convention on the Future of Europe

N - Gjedrem, Svein - Governor, Central Bank of Norway

IRL - Gleeson, Dermot - Chairman designate, Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

GB - Gould, Philip - Public Relations Adviser to Prime Minister Blair

USA - Haass, Richard N. - Director, Office of Policy Planning Staff, State Department

NL - Halberstadt, Victor - Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings

CDN - Harper, Stephen - Leader of the Opposition

USA - Hertog, Roger - Vice-Chairman, Alliance Capital Management

NL - Hoop Scheffer, Jaap G. de - Minister for Foreign Affairs

USA - Hubbard, Allan B. - President, E&A Industries

USA - Hubbard, R. Glenn - Russell L. Carson Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia University

USA - Johnson, James A. - Vice Chairman, Perseus L.L.C.

USA - Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. - Senior Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co. L.L.C.

CH - Kielholz, Walter B. - Former Chairman of the Board, Credit Suisse; Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Swiss Re

GB - King, Mervyn A. - Deputy Governor, Bank of England

USA - Kissinger, Henry A. - Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.; Member, Defense Policy Board; Member J.P. Morgan International Council

FIN - Kivinen, Olli - Senior Editor & Columnist, Helsingin Sanomat

NL - Kok, Wim - Former Prime Minister

D - Kopper, Hilmar - Former Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG

USA - Kravis, Henry R. - Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

USA - Kravis, Marie-Joseé - Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.

INT - Lamy, Pascal - Trade Commissioner, European Commission

F - Lellouche, Pierre - Vice Chairman, NATO Parliamentary Assembly

F - Lévy-Lang, André - Former Chairman, Paribas

S - Lindh, Anna - Minister for Foreign Affairs

FIN - Lipponen, Paavo - Former Prime Minister; Speaker of the Parliament

DK - Lykketoft, Mogens - Chairman, Social Democrat Party

CDN - MacMillan, Margaret O. - Provost, Trinity College, University of Toronto

RUS - Margelov, Mikhail V. - Chairman, Committee for Foreign Affairs, Council of Federation

F - Montbrial, Thierry de - President, French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)

INT - Monti, Mario - Competition Commissioner, European Commission

USA - Mundie, Craig J. - Chief Technical Officer, Advanced Strategies and Policy, Microsoft Corporation

N - Myklebust, Egil - Chairman, Norsk Hydro ASA

D - Naas, Matthias - Deputy Editor, Die Zeit

NL - Netherlands, H.M. the Queen of the [Queen Beatrix - Royal Dutch Shell]

PL - Olechowski, Andrzej - Leader, Civic Platform

FIN - Ollila, Jorma - Chairman of the Board and CEO, Nokia Corporation

INT - Padoa-Schioppa, Thomasso - Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

I - Panara, Marco - Journalist, La Republica

I - Passera, Corrado - Managing Director, Banca IntesaBCI

USA - Perkovich, George - Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

USA - Perle, Richard N. - Member, Defense Policy Board ; Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) for Public Policy Research; member Project for a New American Century (PNAC) 

B - Philippe, H.R.H. Prince - Crown Prince of Belgium

I - Poli, Roberto - Chairman, Eni S.p.A.

F - Ranque, Denis - Chairman and CEO, Thales Aerospace and Defence

DK - Rasmussen, Anders Fogh - Prime Minister

CDN - Reisman, Heather - President and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.

F - Riboud, Franck - Chairman and CEO, Danone Foods

CH - Ringier, Michael - CEO, Ringier AG

USA - Rockefeller, David - Member, J.P. Morgan International Council

P - Rodrigues, Eduardo Ferro - Leader of the Socialist Party; Member of Parliament

E - Rodriguez Inciarte, Matias - Executive Vice Chairman, Banco Santander Central Hispano

F - Roy, Olivier - Senior Researcher, CNRS

USA - Ruggie, John - Director, Center for Business and Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

NL - Ruys, Anthony - Chairman of the Board, Heineken N.V.

TR - Sanberk, Özdem - Director, Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation

I - Scaroni, Paolo - Managing Director, Enel S.p.A.

D - Schäuble, Wolfgang - Deputy Parliamentary Leader, CDU/CSU Group

D - Schily, Otto - Minister of the Interior

A - Scholten, Rudolf - Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG

D - Schrempp, Jurgen E - Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler Chrysler AG

INT - Schwab, Klaus - President, World Economic Forum

DK - Seidenfaden, Toger - Editor in Chief, Ploitiken

RUS - Shevtsova, Lilia - Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

E - Spain, H.M. the Queen of   [King Juan Carlos (see photo) arrived with the queen, but he is not on this list]

USA - Steinberg, James B. - Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Studies Program, The Brookings Institution

CDN - Steyn, Mark - Journalist for various publications

IRL - Sutherland, Peter D. - Chairman and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs International; Chairman, BP Amoco

USA - Thornton, John L. - President and CEO, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

F - Trichet, Jean Claude - Governor, Banque de France

GR - Tsoukalis, Loukas - Professor, University of Athens; President Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

A - Trumpel-Gugerell, Gertrude - Vice Governor, Central Bank of Austria

CH - Vasella, Daniel L. - Chairman and CEO, Novartis AG

NL - Veer, Jeroen van der - President, Royal Dutch Petroleum Company; Vice Chairman of the Committee of Managing Directors of Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies

F - Villin, Philippe - Vice Chairman, Lehman Brothers Europe

NL - Vries, Klaas de - Member of Parliament (Labour); Former Minister of the Interior

FIN - Whalroos, Björn - President and CEO, Sampo plc.

S - Wallenberg, Jacob - Chairman of the Board, Skandinavivska Enskilda Banken

GB - Williams, Gareth - Leader of the House of Lords

GB - Wolf, Martin H. - Associate Editor/Economics Commentator, The Financial Times

USA/INT - Wolfensohn, James D. - President, The World Bank

USA - Wolfowitz, Paul - Deputy Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense

USA - Zakaria, Fareed - Editor, Newsweek International

USA - Zoellick, Robert - Principal Trade Adviser to the President

D - Zumwinkel, Klaus - Chairman, Deutsche Post Worldnet AG


GB - Micklethwait, R. John - United States Editor, The Economist

GB - Rachman, Gideon - Brussels Correspondent, The Economist
• Alex Jones interviews webmaster Tony Gosling, who attended the recent Bilderberg meeting in Versailles as a journalist.
• Washington Post mentions comments of de Villepin at Bilderberg conference: "American anger toward France was reignited last weekend by remarks that de Villepin made at Versailles to a foreign-policy gabfest known as the Bilderberg meeting. Though the gathering was supposedly off the record, European and American sources have volunteered accounts of comments that infuriated Americans there. It was only because Chirac and Pope John Paul II opposed the American war in Iraq that the world was able to avoid a Christian-Muslim "clash of civilizations," de Villepin reportedly said in response to a question. At another point, he implied that if America had just made clear from the outset that its goal in Iraq was regime change, then the French might have been willing to go along." Full article at [BACKUP]
• Babacan Explained Government Vision for Turkey at Bilderberg: "Commenting on the Bilderberg conferences' highly secretive nature, Babacan said, "The meeting is kept secret for the participants' safety." Underlining that "mysterious or dark" incidents had not taken place during the meeting, Babacan said: "No decisions were taken. Everybody just put forward his own opinions in a sincere manner." Full article at [BACKUP]
• The masters of the universe: "An influential Jewish European banker reveals that the ruling elite in Europe is now telling their minions that the West is on the brink of total financial meltdown; so the only way to save their precious investments is to bet on the new global crisis centered around the Middle East, which replaced the crisis evolving around the Cold War." Full article at [BACKUP]
• Partial progress on 'EU army' (after it was discussed at Bilderberg): "A draft statement at a meeting in Brussels says the 60,000-strong rapid reaction force is now ready for a full range of peacekeeping tasks." Full article at
• Bilderberg Convenes In Versailles: "The annual meeting of the global elites kicked off mid May in secrecy. However, two resourceful AFP correspondents were there to greet them, unveiling to the world what goes on behind closed doors when the world’s most powerful meet to discuss pressing issues of the day." Full article at [BACKUP]
• 'Lords of the World' Put AKP Under Microscope: "The State Minister for Finance Ali Babacan's participation in the 49th Bilderberg meetings at the 'Trianon' Hotel in Versailles, France this weekend, has caused controversy. Stating the participants of the meeting are not allowed to issue statements and to write articles about the subjects being discussed, an analysts pointed out that Minister Babacan needed to inform the public about the meetings." Full article at [BACKUP]
• Turkish presence at Bilderberg: "The meeting, scheduled to end today [incorrect - the meeting ends on the 18th], is rumored to control international policy from behind doors. Turkey’s Islamist circles have accused the Bilderberg group of being a “Zionist organization” trying to manipulate world affairs, and other international figures have also criticized it for being “sinister” and “conspiratorial.” This year, despite Islamist opposition, Treasury Minister Ali Babcan is said to be among the attendees, together with a handful of state bureaucrats." Full article (scroll down) at [BACKUP]
• World Net Daily: World government in action: "There really are conspiracies at work. There really are powerful people plotting world domination. And they really operate in near-total secrecy as the world press sits on its collective duff." Full article at [BACKUP]
• BBC: Elite power brokers' secret talks: "Bilderberg, which was founded in the 1950s by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, is said to steer international policy from behind closed doors." Full article at [BACKUP]
• Bilderberg: Versailles Palace Park Now Closed (short report from a Propaganda visitor on the scene in Paris): "Today, May 14 there is a guard (it is unusual) at the Trianon Palace Hotel entrance. Next to the hotel, a notice mentions that Queen's Gate ("Grille de la Reine") that gives access to Versailles Palace Park will be closed from May 15 to May 18 because of the holding of an 'international symposium'." Full article at [BACKUP]
• Eu Observer: Lamy attends Bilderberg annual meeting in Versailles: "Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy will represent the European Commission in the hermetically sealed meeting." Full article (scroll down) at [BACKUP]
Other Links

• 2003 full coverage

• Propaganda Bilderberg Archive

• Alex Jones interviews Jim Tucker of the American Free Press on the upcoming Bilderberg meeting in Versailles (MP3).

• Kissinger Likely to Attend Bilderberg Conference


• Bilderberg 2002: Chantilly, Virginia: Last Year's Coverage

• BBC World Service Report on 2002 Bilderberg Meeting (MP3)