By Mark Anderson
STOP THE PRESSES!
[Art credit: American Free Press]
After an exasperating delay during which the Bilderberg Meetings Foundation kept the whereabouts of this year’s conference more tightly under wraps more than ever before, Bilderberg’s anonymous press office, on May 28, finally released the dates and location of the 67th Bilderberg conference in 65 years—May 30 through June 2 in Montreux, Switzerland. The official lists of topics and attendees also were released, with the highlight being the inclusion of President Trump’s Senior Advisor Jared Kushner on the list of 130 people from 23 nations who are attending by invitation-only.
This year’s conference is taking place at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace on the shores of Lake Geneva. And while the attendance of Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was speculative at first, the Washington Post claims to have confirmed that Pompeo will attend the Swiss meeting as part of a side-trip.
“The State Department has said that Pompeo is planning to briefly stop by the elite event, held this year in Montreux, at some point during a three-day stay in Switzerland. . . .The involvement of key Trump administration members may spark criticism from those who view the meetings as nefarious gatherings of the global elite. Conspiracy theorists, including a number who have publicly supported Trump, have picketed the event in recent years,” wrote the Post’s Adam Taylor, who descended into mocking Bilderberg’s critics and detractors near the very beginning of his “accidentalist-theory” article.
And while Taylor mused “there is one stop . . . that is sure to interest those who are more conspiratorially minded: Pompeo’s side trip to the secretive Bilderberg Meeting,” he contrasted his amusement with this statement:
One thing not listed, however, is the topic that is apparently driving Pompeo’s visit to Europe: Iran, which the Trump administration claims poses a growing threat. . . . Could the world’s power brokers end up discussing Iran anyway? Perhaps. But it’s unlikely that we’ll ever know.”
As for Kushner, who’s also Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, he is considered something of an enigma in both conventional and alternative media circles. He is seen by some as steering the Trump Administration into a relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu’s Zionist regime in Israel which puts that country’s interests ahead of America’s and brings undue misery upon Palestinians, including the area’s Christians; conversely, others argue that Trump needs to project that image to win the pro-Israel American evangelical Christian vote and use it as cover for Kushner’s recent efforts to revamp talks between Israel and Palestine for a two-state solution, which, if ever reached, could force Israel to define its borders, thereby stopping Israel’s long-term drive to expand its territory from the Nile to the Euphrates.
Notably, Bilderberg’s Steering Committee used to invite hard-care neo-conservative Zionists Richard Pearle, Robert Kagan and Paul Wolfowitz, but that’s no longer the case in recent years.
As for other American 2019 attendees with government affiliation, Kushner is joined at Bilderberg 2019 by a cross section of people with military and strategic duties: James H. Baker, who directs the Office of Net Assessment for the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Matthew Pottinger, the National Security Council’s senior director; Matthew Daniels, new space and technology projects for the Secretary of Defense; Matthew Turpin, director for China affairs for the National Security Council; and James O. Ellis, chairman of the Users’ Advisory Group of the National Space Council.
At press time, this appeared to be the largest contingent of American government attendees at a Bilderberg meeting in recent memory, and quite possibly in the history of Bilderberg, whose original meeting, funded with CIA seed money, took place in the Netherlands in 1954 at the Hotel de Bilderberg.
According to the Pentagon, Baker is responsible for “providing the Secretary of Defense with comparative assessments of the prospects of the military capabilities of the United States relative to other actors, as well as the political, economic and regional implications of those assessments.”
Thus, the participation of Baker and his fellow travelers from the defense and strategy realm makes sense, given that five of Bilderberg’s 11 “official” topics this year deal with strategic matters—apparently a strong-than-ever strategic emphasis. The five relevant topics are: A Stable Strategic Order; China; Russia; the Importance of Space; and Cyber-Threats. Two other topics this year, the Weaponization of Social Media, and the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, also fit into the strategic mold.
In apparent tandem with Bilderberg’s discussion topics this year and in 2018, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper—who, since attending last year’s Bilderberg meeting in Italy, curiously decided to run president in 2020 on the Democratic ticket—highlighted the cyber-threats issue in a May 20 foreign policy speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. If elected, Hickenlooper said he’d create “a new cyber-security director.” And while sharply scolding Trump over his policies toward China and Russia, he also claimed Russia weaponized social media to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, thereby touching on some of the themes on Bilderberg’s official topics list this year.
The remaining four “official” topics for Bilderberg 2019 are: What Next for Europe?; Climate Change and Sustainability; the Future of Capitalism; and, rather predictably, Brexit—given the Bilderberg-connected British establishment’s apparent intent to ultimately betray the UK’s voters about leaving the European Union—an EU that Bilderberg in its early days helped build for the purpose of submerging the economic and political sovereignty of the nations which became EU member states.
So, while Brexit is on the topics list, the just-concluded European elections are all but assured to be an un-announced Bilderberg topic this year, due in part to modest but steady populist-nationalist gains in public office. America’s 2020 elections will unavoidably come up, as well.
American propagandist David E. Sanger, national security correspondent for The New York Times, will be among this year’s media representatives at Bilderberg. These journalists will have a front-row seat at Bilderberg’s “discussions,” the details of which won’t be reported as having come from Bilderberg. Writers and editors for the Washington Post, Financial Times, Bloomberg and The Economist also are represented this year, among several other news anchors and media company owners [See complete “official” attendees list here, which is released by Bilderberg itself and may not be complete.]
Such “reporters,” like the government officials with whom they co-mingle, always leave the public trust at the door upon entering Bilderberg, where the hotel of choice is completely sealed off from real reporters, normal customers and the general public and surrounded by heavily armed private security and publicly financed police.
This super-secretive gathering of uber-wealthy, highly influential figures from the fields of government, high finance, central banking, high-tech, European royalty, large corporations and think tanks, academia, and the derelict mass media consists of a series of talks which amount to brainstorming sessions. The late Bilderberg regular, David Rockefeller of Chase Manhattan Bank and Trilateral Commission fame, described the meetings as “intelligence briefings” in his autobiography, Memoirs.
From these briefings, and from all the networking that happens before, during and after Bilderberg’s annual meeting, the gathered information, in an off-the-record manner, is quietly disseminated via a network of insiders along military, economic, technological, governmental, informational and other lines in order to maintain, consolidate and expand the trans-national world government grid, accompanied by heavy privatization of public assets and systems.
BELOW IS THE CURRENT BILDERBERG STEERING COMMITTEE THAT WORKS WITH THE BILDERBERG MEETINGS FOUNDATION TO DETERMINE WHERE AND WHEN TO MEET AND WHO TO INVITE TO THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
Castries, Henri de (France), Chairman, Institut Montaigne
Altman, Roger C. (USA), Founder and Senior Chairman, Evercore
Barbizet, Patricia (France), Chairwoman and CEO, Temaris & Associés
Barroso, José Manuel (Portugal), Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Former President, European Commission
Botín, Ana P. (Spain), Group Executive Chair, Banco Santander
Elkann, John (Italy), Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Gruber, Lilli (Italy), Editor-in-Chief and Anchor “Otto e mezzo”, La7 TV
Halberstadt, Victor (Netherlands), Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings Foundation; Professor of Economics, Leiden University
Hobson, Mellody (USA), President, Ariel Investments LLC
Karp, Alex (USA), CEO, Palantir Technologies
Koç, Ömer M. (Turkey), Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
Kravis, Marie-Josée (USA), President, American Friends of Bilderberg Inc.; Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Leysen, Thomas (Belgium), Chairman, KBC Group and Umicore
Micklethwait, John (USA), Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP
Minton Beddoes, Zanny (Britain), Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
Mundie, Craig J. (USA), President, Mundie & Associates
O’Leary, Michael (Ireland), CEO, Ryanair D.A.C.
Papalexopoulos, Dimitri (Greece), CEO, TITAN Cement Company S.A.
Sabia, Michael (Canada), President and CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Sawers, John (Britain), Executive Chairman, Newbridge Advisory (former MI-6 Intel chief and longtime officer with the Bilderberg Association, the UK “charity” that’s the counterpart to the American Friends of Bilderberg)
Schmidt, Eric E. (USA), Technical Advisor, Alphabet Inc.; former head of Google.
Scholten, Rudolf (Austria), President, Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue
Sikorski, Radoslaw (Poland), Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland
Thiel, Peter (USA), President, Thiel Capital
Wallenberg, Marcus (Sweden), Chairman, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB