They came, they met and they conquered – at least “they” conquered America’s pliant mainstream press.
A press corps recently scourged by former White House Press Secretary, Scott McCellan, as being “too deferential,” have once again bowed to pressures, and decided not to report the largest gathering of corporate, banking, governmental and royal power ever assembled on American soil this past weekend.
Over 140 of the world’s most elite powerbrokers gathered in a high class hotel in Chantilly, Virginia, June 5-8, not far from this nation’s capital for the annual Bilderberg Conference. First held in 1954, the Bilderberg Group has, until recently, never even acknowledged its own existence and attendees, who even today, will not admit they attended or what they actually discussed.
In a rare moment of public relations, an anonymous group affiliated with the ultra-secretive Bilderbergers, called Friends of Bilderberg, issued a list of power elites invited to this year’s conference. The list included American Secretary of State Rice, Secretary of the Treasury Paulson, National Security Agency Director Alexander, World Bank president Zoellick, Fed Chairman Bernanke, NY Fed President Geithner, along with Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, George Schultz, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, and Richard Holbrooke, as well as major European politicians, bankers and businessmen. All the major corporations, the royal houses of Europe, and representatives of the media, such as Donald Graham of the Washington Post and Paul Gigot of PBS, were invited. Yet, not one photo or word documenting the event showed up in the mainstream media, despite a howling blogosphere rife with rumors that Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama secretly attended.
The Friends of Bilderberg press release also states that the “meeting is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion” and that “all participants attend Bilderberg in a private and not an official capacity.” Under the Logan Act, passed in 1799 and last amended in 1994, it is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years, for any U.S. citizen to conduct foreign relations without authority. The attendance of U.S. citizens at annual Bilderberg Group Conference in an unofficial-meaning unauthorized-capacity raises the question of violation of federal law on a rather large scale, which should at the very least draw the mainstream media’s attention.
Daniel Estulin, author of The True Story of the Bilderberg Group (TrineDay; September, 2007), is recognized as the only reliable source of information on the meetings, attendees, and agendas of this secretive group of corporate titans, media moguls and political powers. For years, he has been tracking the movements, speeches, and political webs of Bilderberg members to glean what he can about their plans to re-invent the world in their own image. According to Estulin, and other printed sources, the funds for the first conferences were supplied by the CIA, and security at these conferences are still handled by government agencies.
“The fact of this sinister conclave, as spooky as any midnight meeting of the KKK in a piney wood, was bound to get known to the world eventually,” says Estulin. “There is a queer parallel between Bilderberg’s secret meeting in Chantilly and a conference on Jekyll Island way back in 1908 in which the currency of the United States and of the world was manipulated-to what effect, whether for good or evil, opinions vary. There have been many excited versions of that secret meeting on Jekyll Island in 1908, but relatively few have ever heard of it at all. Most Americans are not aware of Bilderberg nor understand that the decisions taken at their secret confab affect the lives of the entire planet.”
Underlining the serious nature of the meeting, Estulin reports that Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haas spoke at the Bilderberg Conference Thursday, June 5, calling for the elimination of superpowers and sovereign nation states. Estulin quotes Haas as saying in his speech on International Non-Polarity, “The United States’ unipolar moment is over. International relations in the twenty-first century will be defined by nonpolarity. Power will be diffuse rather than concentrated, and the influence of nation-states will decline as that of non-state actor’s increases.”
Estulin has reported over the past few years that the true purpose of these “private” and “informal” discussions, under the disguise of solving world problems, such as nuclear arms and terrorism, are in fact organized to:
The True Story of the Bilderberg Group by Daniel Estulin exposes this powerful cabal as no one else can. Estulin spearheads a network of activists and journalists tracking their every move.