World power brokers meet in secret -
In June 1999 THE NEWS gave extensive and exclusive
coverage to the Bilderbergs' annual meeting held in Lisbon. THE NEWS
called, without success, for the agenda of the three day secret
meeting, between the world's top financiers, industrialists and
politicians, to be made public. Three years on and the Bilderbergs
have met yet again - this time at the Westfields Marriott Hotel in
the town of Chantilly, Virginia, USA, from May 31st to June
With the same
high level of security and secrecy as in Lisbon, the world's power
brokers were put under the spotlight by several American civil
rights organisations. Among them the Liberty Lobby group and
journalist, Jim Tucker of the American Free Press Association.
During the past twelve years Tucker has been fed inside information
on Bilderberg meetings by a most reliable source.
A spokesman for
Liberty Lobby echoed the strains of THE NEWS in 1999 asking why it
was that the future of the world was being orchestrated behind
closed doors by a handful of bankers and their political lackeys.
political and financial institutions have been well represented at
Bilderberg meetings. President Jorge Sampaio, Prime Minister Durão
Barroso and some of his predecessors (António Guterres and Francisco
Pinto Balsemão) and ex-cabinet ministers João Cravinho and Eduardo
Grilo, have been regular attenders - as have members of the ruling
PSD Party and Ricardo Salgado, President of Espírito Santo Bank, and
Artur Silva, President of BPI Bank.
also included the presidents of some of the country's major
commercial organisations such as Portugal Telecom, IPI Holding and
Grupo José de Mello. Nicolau Santos, Editor-in-Chief of the Expresso
newspaper, has fronted for the news media.
Jim Tucker told
THE NEWS that in all his experience of covering Bilderberg meetings,
including Lisbon, he had never seen such stringent security. He
said: "The FBI secret service and White House security staff are
crawling all over the place - obviously at the American taxpayers'
expense. They all have coded magnetic identification symbols on
their lapels. The hotel is completely cordoned off and its staff
under strict orders not to speak to anyone about the event."
attending were David Rockefeller, head of the global banking
dynasty, members of the Rothschild family and Henry Kissinger.
Lesser mortals such as Lord Robertson, Secretary General of NATO,
Donald Rumsfield, US Secretary of State for Defence, and TV mogul,
Ted Turner, were also present.
According to Jim
Tucker's informant, the topics under discussion ranged from Iraq
through to the euro zone and global taxation. President Bush's
recent tariff increases on steel imports into the USA were also
questioned by some of those European MP's among the 120 delegates
Speakers from the
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank informed their
audience that once the enlargement of the European Union had been
completed, and the Euro currency accepted by all member states, the
Euro will be pegged to the Dollar. This would create a de facto
world currency paving the way for a global taxation policy.
Portugal, among others, was warned that it must cut back on public
spending to remain within its agreed budget deficit.
The USA Deputy
Secretary of State for Defence, Kenneth Dam, stated that the
sanctions against Iraq, which according to aid agencies are costing
the lives of 6000 children every month, will not be lifted. He
anticipated that the impending war against Saddam Hussein would now
begin in Autumn 2003.
It was in 1954
that the international bankers convened their first formal assembly
of the world's top industrialists and political leaders at the Hotel
Bilderberg in Holland. Since then all of the major news agencies
including Reuters, News International and The Washington Post, have
maintained a veil of secrecy around the names of the participants
and the agendas up for discussion.
The list of
American and British politicians who have attended previous
Bilderberg meetings reads like a who's who. Before, during, and
after, their rise to high office Presidents Clinton, Bush, Ford,
Eisenhower, and Prime Ministers, Heath, Callaghan and Blair, are but
a few of the Western leaders who have taken part in these
clandestine get-togethers. More recently Eastern European
politicians and those from Russia have graced the assembly halls of
the Bilderberg Group.