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Guess who's at super-secret Bilderberg meeting today
WorldNetDaily ^ | Posted: June 4, 2004 | Staff??

Posted on 06/06/2004 4:04:17 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park


Guess who's at super-secret Bilderberg meeting today
Italy hosts 50th-anniversary confab of mysterious society of world leaders

Posted: June 4, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2004

The 50th anniversary conference of the elite Bilderberg group – which many believe conspires semi-annually to foster global government – is under way in Stresa, Italy.

The conference, which began yesterday and will run through Sunday, is being hosted at the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees.

Since 1953, the Bilderberg group has convened government, business, academic and journalistic representatives from the U.S., Canada and Europe with the express purpose of exploring the future of the North Atlantic community.

According to sources that have penetrated the high-security meetings in the past, the Bilderberg meetings emphasize a globalist agenda and promote the idea that the notion of national sovereignty is antiquated and regressive.

'Shadowy aura'

"It's officially described as a private gathering," noted a BBC report last year, "but with a guest list including the heads of European and American corporations, political leaders and a few intellectuals, it's one of the most influential organizations on the planet."

And according to a current BBC report on the conference in Stresa: "Not a word of what is said at Bilderberg meetings can be breathed outside. No reporters are invited in and while confidential minutes of meetings are taken, names are not noted. The shadowy aura extends further – the anonymous answerphone message, for example; the fact that conference venues are kept secret. The group, which includes luminaries such as Henry Kissinger and former UK chancellor Kenneth Clarke, does not even have a website."

But, counter participants, the secrecy is not evidence of a grand conspiracy, but only an opportunity to speak frankly with other world leaders out of the limelight of press coverage and its inevitable repercussions.

"There's absolutely nothing in it," argues the UK's Lord Denis Healey, one of the four founders of Bilderberg. "We never sought to reach a consensus on the big issues at Bilderberg," he told the BBC. "It's simply a place for discussion."

Here is the partial guest list of the current meeting obtained by WorldNetDaily – which includes Senators John Edwards, D-N.C. and Jon Corzine, D-N.J., Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, Melinda Gates (wife of Bill Gates), David Rockefeller, Timothy F. Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Donald Graham, chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company, and even Ralph Reed, former head of the Christian Coalition:

N - Auser, Svein - CEO, DnB NOR ASA;
D - Ackermann, Josef - Chairman, Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG;
I - Ambrosetti, Alfredo - Chairman, Abbrosetti Group;
TR - Babacan, Ali - Minister of Economic Affairs;
P - Balsemao, Francisco Pinto - Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, SGPS, Former Prime Minister;
ISR - Barnavie, Elie - Department of General History, Tel-Aviv University;
I - Benedetti, Rodolfo De - CEO, CIR;
I - Bernabe, Franco - Vice Chairman, Rothschild Europe;
F - Beytout, Nicolas - Editor In Chief, Les Echos;
INT - Bolkestein, Frits - Commissioner for the Internal Market, European Commission, former leader of Dutch right wing Liberal Party VVD;
*USA*- Boot, Max - Neoconservative, Council on foreign Relations, Features Editor, Wall Street Journal;
CH - Borel, Daniel - Chairman, Logitech International S.A.;
I - Bortoli, Ferrucio de - CEO, RCS Libri;
S - Brock, Gunnar - CEO, Atlas Copco AB;
GB - Browne, John - Group Chief Executive, BP plc;
NL - Burgmans, Antony - Chairman, Unilever NV;
F - Camus, Phillipe - CEO, European Aeronautic Defence and Space NV;
I - Caracciolo, Lucio - Director, Limes Geopolitical Review;
F - Castries, Henri de - Chairman, AXA Insurance;
E - Cebrian, Juan Luis - CEO, PRISA (Spanish language media company), former Chairman, International Press Institute;
TR - Cemal, Hasan - Senior Columnist, Milliyet Newspaper;
GB - Clarke, Kenneth - Member of Parliament (Con.), Deputy Chairman, British American Tobacco;
*USA* - Collins, Timothy C - MD and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings LLC, Yale School of Management, Trilateral Commission;
*USA* - Corzine, Jon S. - Senator (D, New Jersey), Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs;
CH - Couchepin, Pascal - Former Swiss President, Head of Home affairs Dept.;
GR - David, George A. - Chairman, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company SA;
B - Dehaene, Jean-Luc - Former Prime Minister, Mayor of Vilvoorde;
TR - Dervis, Kemal - Member of Parliament, former senior World bank official;
GR - Diamantopoulou, Anna - Member of Parliament, former European Commissioner for Social Affairs;
*USA* - Donilon, Thomas L - Vice-President, Fannie Mae, Council on Foreign Relations;
I - Draghi, Mario - Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs;
*USA* - Edwards, John - Senator (D. North Carolina), Democratic Presidential Candidate;
DK - Eldrup, Anders - Chairman, DONG gas company (becoming privatised) A/S;
DK - Federspiel, Ulrik - Ambassador to the *USA*;
*USA* - Feith, Douglas J. - Undersecretary for Policy, Department of Defense;

I - Galateri, Gabriele - Chairman, Mediobanca;
*USA* - Gates, Melinda F. - Co-Founder, Gates Foundation, wife of Bill Gates;
*USA* - Geithner, Timothy F. - President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York;
I - Giavazzi, Francesco - Professor of Economics, Bocconi University; adviser, world bank and European Central bank;
IRL - Gleeson, Dermot - Chairman Allied Irish Bank Group (currently being investigated for personal and corporate tax evasion);
*USA* - Graham, Donald E. - Chairman and CEO, Washington Post Company;
*USA* - Haas, Richard N. - President, Council on Foreign Relations, former Director of Policy and Planning staff, State Department;
NL - Halberstadt, Victor - Professor of Economics, Leiden University;
B - Hansen, Jean-Pierre - Chairman, Suez Tractabel SA;
S - Heikensten, Lars - Governor, Swedish Central Bank;
*USA* - Holbrooke, Richard C - Vice Chairman, Perseus, former Director, Council on Foreign Relations, former Assistant Secretary of State;
*USA* - Hubbard, Allen B - President E&A Industries;
*USA* - Issacson, Walter - President and CEO, Aspen Institute;
*USA* - Janow, Merit L. - Professor, International Economic Law and International Affairs, Columbia University;
*USA* - Jordan, Vernon E. Senior Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co LLC;
*USA* - Kagan, Robert - Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace;
GB - Kerr, John - Director, Shell, Rio Tinto, Scottish American Investment Trust;
*USA* - Kissinger Henry A. - Chairman, Kissinger Associates Inc.;
TR - Koc, Mustafa V. - Chairman, Koc Holdings AS;
NL - Koenders, Bert (AG) - Member of Parliament, president, Parliamentary Network of the World Bank;
*USA* - Kovner, Bruce - Chairman Caxton Associates LLC, Chairman, American Enterprise Institute;
*USA* - Kravis, Henry R. - Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquisitions financier;
*USA* - Kravis, Marie Josee - Senoir Fellow, Hudson Institute Inc.;
FIN - Lehtomaki, Paula - Minister of Foreigh Trade and Development;
FIN - Lipponen, Paavo - Speaker of Parliament;
CHN - Long, Yongtu - Secretary General, Boao forum for Asia;
P - Lopes, Pedro M. Santana - Mayor of Lisbon;
*USA* - Luti, William J. - Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs;
CDN - Lynch, Kevin G. - Deputy Minister, Department of Finance;
*USA* - Mathews, Jessica T. - President, Carnegie Endowment for International War Peace;
*USA* - McDonough, William J. - Chairman and CEO, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, former president, Federal Reserve Bank of New York;
CDN - McKenna, Frank - Counsel, McInnes Cooper, former premier of New Brunswick;
I - Merlini, Cesare - Executive Vice Chairman, Council for the United States and Italy, Council on Foreign Relations, former director, Italian Institute for International Affairs;
F - Montbrial, Thierry de - President, French Institute of International Relations;
INT - Monti, Mario - Competition Commissioner, European Commission; *USA* - Mundie, Craig J. - Chief Technical Officer, Advanced Strategies and Policies, Microsoft Corporation;
N - Myklebust, Egil - Chairman, Scandinavian Airline System (SAS);
D - Naas, Matthias - Deputy Editor, Die Zeit;
NL - Netherlands, HM Queen Beatrix;
GB - Neville-Jones, Pauline - Chairman, QuinetiQ (UK privatized military research/services company), governor of the BBC, Chairman Information Assurance Advisory Council, formar Chairman Joint Intelligence Committee, former Managing Director NatWest Markets;
*USA* - Nooyi, Indra K. - President and CEO, PepsiCo Inc.;
PL - Olechowski, Andrzej - Leader, Civic Platform;
FIN - Ollila, Jorma - Chairman, Nokia Corporation;
INT - Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso - Director, European Central Bank;
CY - Pantelides, Leonidas - Ambassador to Greece;
I - Passera, Corrado - CEO, Banca Intesa SpA;
*USA*- Perle, Richard N. - Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, former Likud policy adviser, former chair Defence Policy Board, former co-chairman, Hollinger Digital;
B - Phillipe, HRH Prince;
*USA* - Reed, Ralph E. - President, Century Strategies;
CDN - Reisman, Heather - President and CEO, Indigo Books and Music Inc.;
I - Riotta, Gianni - Editorialist, Corriere della Serra;
*USA* - Rockefeller, David - Member JP Morgan International Council, Chairman, Council of the Americas;
E - Riodriguez Inearte, Matias - Vice Chairman, Grupo Santander;
*USA* - Ross, Dennis B - Director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy;
D - Sandschneider, Eberhard - Director, Research Institute, German Society for Foreign Policy; I - Scaroni, Paolo - CEO, Enel SpA;
D - Schilly, Otto - Minister of the Interior;
*USA* - Schnabel, Rockwell A. - Ambassador to the EU;
A - Scholten, Rudolf - Director, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG;
D - Schrempp, Jurgen E. - Chairman, DaimlerChrysler AG;
E - Serra Rexach, Eduardo - Head, Real Institute Elcano;
RUS - Shevtsova, Lilia - Senior Associate. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace;
PL - Sikora, Slawomir - President and CEO, Citibank Handlowy;
I - Siniscalo, Domenico - Director General Ministry of the Economy;
P - Socrates, Jose - Member of Parliament;
*USA* - Strmecki, Marin J. - Smith Richardson Foundation;
B - Struye de Swielande, Dominique - Permanant repressentative of Belguim, NATO;
IRL - Sutherland, Peter D. - Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, Chairman, BP plc;
*USA* - Thornton, John L. - Chairman, Brookings Institution, Professor, Tsinghua University;
I - Tremonti, Giulio - Minister of Economy and Finance;
INT - Trichet, Jean-Claude - President, European Central Bank;
I - Tronchetti Provera, Marco - Chairman and CEO, Pirelli SpA;
N - Underdal, Arild - Rector, University of Oslo;
CH - Vasella, Daniel L. - Chairman and CEO, Novartis AG;
NL - Veer, Jeroen van der - Chairman, Committee of Managing Directors, Royal Dutch/Shell;
GB - Verwaayen, Ben J. M. - CEO, British Telecom; former director, Lucent Technologies;
I - Visco, Ignazio - Foriegn Affairs Manager, Banca D'Italia;
INT - Vitorino, Antonio M. - Justice and Home Affairs Commissioner, European Union;
INT - Vries, Gijs M. de - EU Counter Terrorism Co-ordinator;
S - Wallenberg, Jacob - Chairman, SEB investments (including biotech); Chairman, W Capital Management AB;
D - Weber, Jurgen - Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutche Lufthansa AG;
GB/*USA* - Weinberg, Peter - CEO, Goldman Sachs International;
NL - Wijers, Hans - Chairman, AkzoNobel NV;
D - Wissmann, Matthias - Member of Parliament;
GB - Wolf, Martin H. - Associate Editor/Economic Commentator, The Financial Times;
INT/*USA* - Wolfenson, James D. - President, The World Bank;
RUS - Yavlinsky, Grigory A. - Member of Parliament;
*USA* - Yergin, Daniel - Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates;
D - Zumwinkel, Llaus - Chairman, Deutche Post Worldnet AG.

In addition, according to the website, two reporters ("rapporteurs") from the British publication The Economist will also be attending: Gideon Rachman, Brussels correspondent, and Adrian D. Wooldridge, the magazine's foreign correspondent.

That may afford slightly more transparency than in the past. In 1998, British free-lance journalist Campbell Thomas attempted to cover the conference in Turnberry, Scotland, for the Daily Mail. Thomas began by seeking the opinions of neighbors to the secret meeting being held nearby. One of those was a young woman who told him he was in the hotel's staff quarters and should leave immediately, which he did. A short while later, two local police officers arrested Thomas, who reportedly remained in custody for eight hours.

British journalist Jon Ronson, who is the author of a book on Bilderberg, had this to say: "I'm a sort of semi-conspiracy theorist when it comes to Bilderberg because I think they wouldn't go to that much trouble of having this incredibly expensive international conference every year and they'd go to all this trouble to keep themselves out of the press and be really secret and invite the world's most powerful people if it was just a chat and a game of golf, which is basically what they say it is. So I do think they have some impact on world affairs."

Some observers are even speculating that President Bush will make an appearance at this year's event, just as Bill Clinton did at the group's 2000 meeting. By coincidence, it just happens that Bush will be in Italy over the weekend …

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"There's absolutely nothing in it," argues the UK's Lord Denis Healey
All, Of course not. Just another day of pleasure under the sun. Peace and love, George.
1 posted on 06/06/2004 4:04:17 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park
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To: Alamo-Girl; Jim Robinson; farmfriend; editor-surveyor; A. Pole; countrydummy; Travis McGee
Mr Gosling seizes on a quote from Will Hutton, the British economist and a former Bilderberg delegate, who likened it to the annual WEF gathering where "the consensus established is the backdrop against which policy is made worldwide"............
"Shouldn't we expect that the rich and powerful organise things in their own interests. It's called capitalism."
Guys, Above are two quotes from the BBC Report. Actually, "it" would be more appropriately called socialism. Enforced somewhat by the imposed allowance of information of Fascism.

Alamo Girl, I thought{?} you might be interested in the list of names. Peace and love, George.

2 posted on 06/06/2004 4:18:21 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park (FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

I think this is a sign that Edwards is the VP nominee.

3 posted on 06/06/2004 4:18:43 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Always Right

AR, VERY possible. Peace and love, George.

4 posted on 06/06/2004 4:25:15 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park (FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Always Right
I think this is a sign that Edwards is the VP nominee.

I think you may be Right, Always.

5 posted on 06/06/2004 4:26:47 AM PDT by JesseHousman (Execute Mumia Abu-Jamal)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
Just another day of pleasure under the sun

Sometime before Ronald Reagan's death, this google search would have returned 3 results : the two pieces of the puzzle put together, one of them and a piece out of place (not useless, but used to confuse people).
Check which result is missing now.
BTW, this is the FINAL MEETING under the Sun - as Venus appears for the first time to more than 6 billion people, and the two of the three people that were at the base of the furfillment of the third secret of Fatima start their last journey - on Earth and from Earth -
always larger swarms, shorter warning times and closer approaches
......... this is year 2004 after Christ and the big numbers trick doesn't work anymore
6 posted on 06/06/2004 4:29:20 AM PDT by Truth666
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To: Always Right

Surprised Kerry did not send Madalin Albright.

Socialists at Work.

but PEPSI! never drink pepsi, the drink of socialists.

7 posted on 06/06/2004 4:39:46 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
Guess who's at super-secret Bilderberg meeting today

Oh, no-not Jim Robinson??????

8 posted on 06/06/2004 4:43:38 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Now you go feed those hogs before they worry themselves into anemia!)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

Interesting. Thanks for the post.

9 posted on 06/06/2004 4:48:38 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Always Right
John Edwards Attends Bilderberg Meeting In Italy Today
10 posted on 06/06/2004 4:50:06 AM PDT by Fraulein
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

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11 posted on 06/06/2004 5:02:15 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: longtermmemmory

too bad,i like pepsi

12 posted on 06/06/2004 5:15:21 AM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 (saved by GRACE and GRACE alone)
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To: Always Right
What is very striking about John Edwards being in attendance is just how utterly unremarkable and of little consequence he is, making him unqualified he is to be there.

The only reason he would be there is if he's been selected as the envoy of the Kerry campaign.

Perhaps he is there to petition "The Powers That Be" to bequeath the election to John Kerry.
Haha. Sorry, I'm not a conspiracy kook.

check out

original political satire

13 posted on 06/06/2004 5:15:24 AM PDT by counterpunch (<-CLICK HERE for my CARTOONS)
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To: Leroy S. Mort

For a super secret meeting there sure are a lot of details.

14 posted on 06/06/2004 5:17:16 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Dutch Boy

15 posted on 06/06/2004 5:29:03 AM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I am trying to stop an outbreak here and you're driving the monkey to the airport.)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

This list sounds like my last birtday party.

16 posted on 06/06/2004 5:33:49 AM PDT by Big Horn (A waist is a terrible thing to mind.)
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To: Big Horn

What is Ralph Reed doing among that bunch? Interesting...

17 posted on 06/06/2004 5:38:21 AM PDT by Russ
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

Are these the guys who didn't qualify for the Trilateral Commission?

18 posted on 06/06/2004 5:39:35 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

What a bunch of B-list second raters. I'd hate to think they have a plan for running the world. They're more the EU "Vegetable Shapes and standards Commission" kind.

Melinda Gates? Is the NWO going to use the "Bob" OS?

19 posted on 06/06/2004 5:46:27 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (John Kerry - Not the Swiftest Boat in the Delta.)
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To: Always Right
I think this is a sign that Edwards is the VP nominee.


20 posted on 06/06/2004 5:47:05 AM PDT by A. Pole
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