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Bilderberg Exposed
Date: Thursday, October 06 2005



Award-winning investigative journalist Daniel Estulin writes: When presidents, prime ministers, bankers and generals rub shoulders with European royalty at the annual secret Bilderberg meeting, they discuss the business of running markets and wars without being accountable to the public.


Bilderberg's Plans for the World

The Bilderberg group's secret annual meeting determines many of the headlines and news developments that you will read about in the coming months. But the Establishment media completely black out any news of it and remain strangely reluctant to lift the curtain hiding this major event. A number of high-ranking members of the press who attend the annual meeting are sworn to secrecy, and news editors are held responsible if any of their journalists "inadvertently" report on what takes place. Yet few have ever heard of this exclusive and secretive group of the world's most powerful financiers, industrialists and political figures.

Although the Bilderberg group has lost some of its past luster, on May 5-8, 2005 it met at Rottach-Egern (in Munich, Germany) under its usual secrecy that makes a freemasonry lodge look like a playgroup. Staff at the hotel were photographed and put through special clearance. From porters to senior managers, the employees were warned (under the threat of never working in their country again) about the consequences of revealing any details of the guests to the press.

The discussions that the Bilderbergers engaged in this year and the
consensus they reached -- deciding how the world should deal with
European-American relations, the Middle East powder keg, the Iraq war, the
global economy and how to stave off war in Iran -- will influence the
course of Western civilization and the future of the entire planet.
Ironically, they met behind closed doors, protected by a phalanx of armed

After three straight years of open hostility and tension amongst the
European, British and American Bilderbergers, caused by the war in Iraq,
the aura of complete congeniality amongst them has returned. Bilderbergers
have reaffirmed and remain united in their long-term goal to strengthen
the role the United Nations plays in regulating global conflicts and

However, it is important to understand that the Americans are no more the
"Hawks" than the European Bilderbergers are the "Doves." Europeans joined
in supporting the 1991 invasion of Iraq by US President George Bush
Senior, celebrating (in the words of notable Bilderberg hunter Jim Tucker)
the end of "America's Vietnam syndrome." Europeans also supported former
US President Bill Clinton's invasion of Yugoslavia, bringing NATO into the


A much discussed subject in 2005 at Rottach-Egern was the concept of
imposing a UN tax on people worldwide through a direct tax on oil at the
well-head. This, in fact, sets a precedent. If enacted, it would be the
first time that a non-governmental agency (read the United Nations)
directly benefited from a tax on citizens of free and enslaved nations.
The Bilderberg proposal calls for a tiny UN levy at the outset, which the
consumer would hardly notice.

Jim Tucker, formerly of the court-killed Spotlight magazine, wrote in the
American Free Press (June 1421, 2004) that: "...establishing the principle
that the UN can directly tax citizens of the world is important to
Bilderberg. It is another giant step toward world government.
Bilderbergers know that publicly promoting a UN tax on all people on Earth
would meet with outrage. But they are patient; it [Bilderberg] first
proposed a direct world tax years ago and celebrates the fact that it is
now in the public dialogue with little public attention or concern."

Bilderberg wants "tax harmonisation" so that high-tax countries can
compete with more tax-friendly nations -- including the United States --
for foreign investment. They would "harmonise" taxes by forcing the rate
in the US and other countries to rise so that socialist Sweden's 58% level
would be "competitive."

According to sources, an unidentified guest at the conference asked how
global taxation can be sold to the American public. One European Union
commissioner suggested using as the battering ram the rhetoric of helping
countries build peaceful, stable societies once conflict subsides. Someone
asked for the timing of the appeal. A former commissioner mentioned that
the best time to ask for cash is once the conflict subsides and the world
is subjected to brutal images of destruction. A Norwegian Bilderberger
disagreed. What looked to be Bjorn T. Grydeland, Norway's ambassador to
the European Union, said that, on the contrary, it's much easier to get
world attention and money for a region when a conflict rages.

This was confirmed a posteriori when Denmark's foreign minister Per Stig
Moller, during a debate in the United Nations on 26 May, stated on the
record that "[i]f the international community is not able to act swiftly,
the fragile peace is at risk, with loss of more lives as a consequence."
Denmark holds the EU presidency until July 1, 2005, when it will be
replaced by the UK. [The changeover took place just before we went to
press. Ed.]

Bilderbergers are planning to use what they nominated as a UN
Peacebuilding Commission, apparently to help win the peace in
post-conflict countries, as one of the tools in secretly imposing the UN
tax on an unsuspecting world population.

Jim Tucker said as much in his Bilderberg report in the American Free
Press (May 23) when he wrote: "There was some informal discussion of
timing for a vote in the United Nations on establishing a direct global
tax by imposing a 10-cents-a-barrel levy on oil at the well-head. This is
important to the Bilderberg goal of establishing the UN as a formal world
government. Such a direct tax on individuals is symbolically important.
Bilderberg's global tax proposal has been pending before the UN for three
years but the issue has been blacked out by the Bilderberg-controlled US

Mark R. Warner, governor of Virginia and a first-time Bilderberg invitee,
expressed concern about how much additional financial responsibility the
United States would take on as a result. At this point, Jose M. Durao
Barroso, president of the European Commission, expressed a view held by
many within Bilderberg that the United States does not provide a fair
share of economic aid to poor countries. My sources confirm Jim Tucker's
report that "Kissinger and David Rockefeller, among other Americans,
beamed and nodded approval."

Although the US pays more into the foreign-aid piggy bank than any country
in the world, the Bilderbergers and the United Nations are poised to
demand much more funding from it to meet the Peacebuilding proposal.


The rise of the NGOs (non-governmental organizations) is a development
that former US President Clinton suddenly (one day after it was discussed
at Rottach-Egern) suggested to be among "the most remarkable things that
have happened since the fall of the Berlin Wall." Ironically, Clinton's
statement was picked up by the Wall Street Journal, a paper represented at
the Bilderberg meetings by its vice-president, Robert L. Bartley, until
his death in December 2003, and its editorial page editor, Paul Gigot.

The Bilderbergers have been vigorously debating, for the first time,
whether to have unelected, self-appointed environmental activists given
positions of governmental authority on the governing board of the United
Nations Environment Program (UNEP) -- the agency which controls the use of
the atmosphere, outer space, the oceans and, for all practical purposes,
biodiversity. This invitation for "civil society" to participate in global
governance is described as "expanding democracy."

According to sources within Bilderberg, the status of NGOs would be
elevated even further in the future. NGO activity would include agitating
at the local level, lobbying at the national level and producing studies
to justify global taxation through UN organizations such as Global Plan,
one of Bilderberg's pet projects for over a decade.

The strategy to advance the global governance agenda specifically includes
programs to discredit individuals and organizations that generate
"internal political pressure" or "populist action" that fails to support
the new global ethic.

The ultimate objective, according to sources, is to suppress democracy.

If the plan proceeds, UNEP, along with all the environmental treaties
under its jurisdiction, would ultimately be governed by a special body of
environmental activists, chosen only from accredited NGOs appointed by
delegates to the General Assembly who are themselves appointed by the
President of the United States, who himself is controlled by the
Rockefeller-Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)-Bilderberg interlocking

This new mechanism would provide a direct route from the local,
"on-the-ground," NGO affiliates of national and international NGOs to the
highest levels of global governance. For example, the Greater Yellowstone
Coalition, a group of affiliated NGOs, recently petitioned the World
Heritage Committee of UNESCO asking for intervention in the plans of a
private company to mine gold on private land near Yellowstone Park. The
UNESCO committee did intervene, and immediately listed Yellowstone as a
"World Heritage Site in Danger."

Under the terms of the World Heritage Convention, the United States is
required to protect the park, even beyond the borders of the park and onto
private lands if necessary.

The ideas being discussed, if implemented, would bring all the people of
the world into a global neighborhood, managed by a worldwide bureaucracy
under the direct authority of a minute handful of appointed individuals
and policed by thousands of individuals, paid by accredited NGOs, and all
certified to support a belief system that to many people is unbelievable
and unacceptable.


Bilderbergers are celebrating the result they wanted: the return of a much
humbled Tony Blair to 10 Downing Street, with a much reduced parliamentary

European Bilderbergers are still angry at him for supporting America's war
in Iraq. While teaching Blair a useful lesson in international politics,
Bilderbergers feel he is a far safer candidate to continue on the path of
European integration than his conservative rival, Michael Howard.


The first day of secret meetings at Bilderberg 2005 was dominated by talk
of the European Union referendum in France and whether President Chirac
could persuade France to vote "Yes" on 29 May. A "Yes" vote, according to
sources within Bilderberg, would put a lot of pressure on Tony Blair to
finally deliver Britain into the waiting arms of the New World Order
through its own referendum on the treaty, scheduled for 2006. Matthias
Nass, Deputy Editor of Die Zeit, wondered out loud that a "No" vote in
France could undoubtedly cause political turmoil in Europe and overshadow
Britain's six-month EU presidency starting on 1 July.

Bilderbergers hope that Blair and Chirac, whose at times open animosity
has spilled into the public arena on more than one occasion, can work
together for mutual benefit and political survival. Another European
Bilderberger added that both leaders must put behind them as quickly as
possible all past disputes on such topics as Iraq, the liberalization of
Europe's economy and the future of the budget rebate that Britain receives
from the EU, and work towards complete European integration -- which could
disintegrate if France's often "hard-headed and obstinate people," in the
words of a British Bilderberger, do not do the right thing, meaning give
up voluntarily their independence for the "greater good" of a European
federal super-state!

A German Bilderberger insider said that France's "Yes" vote is in trouble
because of the "outsourcing of jobs." "Jobs in Germany and France are
going to Asia and Latvia [to take advantage of cheap labour]." Latvia is
one of the former Soviet republics that have been admitted to the European
Union, bringing the total membership to 25 nations. A German politician
wondered out loud how Tony Blair will go about convincing Britons to
embrace the European Constitution when, due to the outsourcing of jobs,
both Germany and France are suffering 10 per cent unemployment while
Britain is doing well economically.


In full force was that faction: the so-called "neo-conservatives," who
have determined that Israel's security should come at the expense of the
safety of the United States and be central to all US foreign policy

Most notable among them is Richard N. Perle, who was investigated by the
FBI for conducting espionage on behalf of Israel. Perle played a critical
role in pushing the United States into the war against Iraq. On March 27,
2003, he was forced to resign from the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board
after it was learned he'd been advising Goldman Sachs International, an
habitual Bilderberg attendee, on how it might profit from the war in Iraq.

Another neo-conservative figure on hand was Michael A. Ledeen, an
"intellectual's intellectual." Ledeen serves for the American Enterprise
Institute (AEI), a think-tank founded in 1943 and with which Richard Perle
has long been associated. AEI and the Brookings Institution operate a
Joint Center for Regulatory Studies (JCRS), the purpose being to hold
lawmakers and regulators "accountable for their decisions by providing
thoughtful, objective analyses of existing regulatory programs and new
regulatory proposals." The JCRS pushes for cost-benefit analysis of
regulations, which fits with AEI's (and the Bilderbergers') ultimate goal
of deregulation.

These neo-conservatives were also joined this year at Bilderberg by a
handful of other former top Washington policymakers and publicists known
for their sympathies for Israel, including: Richard N. Haass, former State
Department official and president of the Council on Foreign Relations
(CFR); Richard Holbrooke, former assistant secretary of state and "father"
of the Dayton Accord; Dennis Ross, of the pro-Israel Washington Institute
for Near East Policy, effectively an offshoot of the American Israel
Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the Jewish Institute for National
Security Affairs (JINSA); and Paul Wolfowitz, the newly elected World Bank


In the United States, the Logan Act states explicitly that it is against
the law for federal officials to attend secret meetings with private
citizens to develop public policies.

Although Bilderberg 2005 was missing one of its luminaries -- US State
Department official John Bolton, who was testifying before the Senate
Committee on Foreign Relations -- the US Government was well represented
in Rottach-Egern by: Allan E. Hubbard, Assistant to the President for
Economic Policy and director of the National Economic Council; William
Luti, Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense; James Wolfensohn, outgoing
president of the World Bank; and Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of
State, an ideologue of the Iraq war and incoming president of the World
Bank. By attending the Bilderberg 2005 meeting, these people broke United
States federal law.


Bilderberg, at one time or another, has had representatives of all major
US and European newspapers and network news outlets attend. High-ranking
members of the inadequately named "international free press" attend on
their solemn promise to report nothing. This is how Bilderberg keeps its
news blackout virtually complete in the United States and Europe.

This year's invitees included: Nicolas Beytout, editor-in-chief of Le
Figaro; Oscar Bronner, publisher and editor of Der Standard; Donald
Graham, chairman of the Washington Post; Matthias Nass, deputy editor of
Die Zeit; Norman Pearlstine, editor-in-chief of Time; J. Robert S.
Prichard, president and CEO of Torstar Media Group (Toronto Star); CŸneyt
Ulsevere, columnist for HŸrriyet; John Vinocur, senior correspondent for
the International Herald Tribune; Martin Wolf, associate editor of the
Financial Times; Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International; Klaus
Zumwinkel, chairman of Deutsche Post; and John Micklethwait, US editor of
The Economist and Adrian Wooldridge, Washington correspondent for The
Economist. Micklethwait and Wooldridge acted as the meeting's rapporteurs.


Of course, discussion at Bilderberg 2005 turned to oil. An American
Bilderberger expressed concern over the sky-rocketing oil price. One oil
industry insider at the meeting remarked that growth is not possible
without energy, and that according to all indicators the world's energy
supply is coming to an end much faster than the world leaders have

According to sources, Bilderbergers estimate the extractable world's oil
supply will last a maximum of 35 years under current economic development
and population. However, one of the representatives of an oil cartel
remarked that they must factor into the equation the population explosion
and economic growth as well as demand for oil in China and India.

Under the revised conditions, there is apparently only enough oil to last
for 20 years.
* No oil spells the end of the world's financial system -- which
has already been acknowledged by the Wall Street Journal and the Financial
Times, two newspapers that are regularly represented at the annual
Bilderberg conference.

The conclusion: expect a severe downturn in the world's economy over the
next two years as Bilderbergers try to safeguard the remaining oil supply
by taking money out of people's hands. In a recession or, at worst, a
depression, the population will be forced to dramatically cut down their
spending habits, thus ensuring a longer supply of oil to the world's rich
as they try to figure out what to do.

During cocktails one afternoon, a European Bilderberger noted that there
is no plausible alternative to hydrocarbon energy. One American insider
stated that currently the world uses between four and six barrels of oil
for every new barrel it finds, and that the prospects for a short-term
breakthrough are slim at best. This confirms a public statement made in
2003 by IHS Energy, the world's most respected consulting firm cataloguing
oil reserves and discoveries, that for the first time since the 1920s
there was not a single discovery of an oil field in excess of 500 million

One invitee asked for an estimate of the world's accessible conventional
oil supply. The amount was quoted at approximately one trillion barrels.
As a side note of interest, the planet consumes a billion (1,000,000,000)
barrels of oil every 11.5 days. Another Bilderberger asked about the
hydrogen alternative to oil.

The US government official agreed gloomily that hydrogen's salvation of
the world's imminent energy crisis is a fantasy.

At the 2005 Bilderberg conference, the oil industry was represented by:
John Browne, chief executive officer of BP; Sir John Kerr, director of
Royal Dutch/Shell; Peter D. Sutherland, chairman of BP; and Jeroen van der
Veer, chairman of the committee of managing directors at Royal Dutch/
Shell. (Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands, Royal Dutch/Shell's principal
shareholder, is a fully fledged member of the Bilderbergers. Her father,
Prince Bernhard, was one of the founders of the group back in 1954.)

It should be noted that in late 2003, oil and gas giant Royal Dutch/Shell
announced it had overstated its reserves by as much as 20%; in early 2004
it reduced its estimated oil and gas reserves by about 4.5 billion
barrels, but in October had to apply an additional cut of 1.15 billion
barrels in reserve estimates. In fact, Shell's three cuts in reserve
estimates prompted the resignation of its co-chairman.

* The Los Angeles Times (January 18, 2005) reported: "For
petroleum firms, reserves amount to nothing less than 'the value of the

At Rottach-Egern in May 2005, the industry's top executives tried to
figure out how to keep the truth about diminishing oil reserves from
reaching the public. Public knowledge of the diminishing reserves directly
translates into lower share prices which could destroy financial markets,
leading to a collapse of the world economy.

An American Bilderberger wondered what it would take for the oil price to
go back to US$25 a barrel. Another American Bilderberger, believed to be
Allan Hubbard, laconically stated that the general public does not realise
that the price for cheap oil can be the bursting of the debt bubble. Cheap
oil slows economic growth because it depresses commodity prices and
reduces world liquidity.

There is a strong indication, based on the information reported from the
Bilderberg 2005 meeting in Rottach-Egern, that the US Federal Reserve is
extremely concerned about the debt bubble. One American Bilderberger
reported that if the price of oil were to go down to its previous low of
$25 a barrel, the debt-driven asset bubble would explode. Martin S.
Feldstein, president of the National Bureau of Economic Research, added
that $50 a barrel involves greater cash flow.

According to publicly available information, the United States consumes
daily approximately 20 million barrels of oil out of a total world
consumption of 84 million barrels. At $50 a barrel, the aggregate oil bill
for the US comes to $1 billion a day, $365 billion a year, about 3 per
cent of 2004 US gross domestic product (GDP). About 60% of US consumption
is imported at a cost of $600 million a day, or $219 billion a year.

A short, stout man asked if the surging oil price would influence economic
growth. Someone sitting in the front row noted that higher energy prices
do not take money out of the economy; they merely shift profit allocation
from one business sector to another. After further discussion, a US
General commented that war spending helps jump-start the economy, noting
that the trick to keeping the opposition at bay is to limit collateral
damage to foreign soil.

A British Bilderberger noted that oil at $120 a barrel would greatly
benefit Britain and the United States, but Russia and China would be the
biggest winners. An expert in international relations and policy studies
noted that for the Chinese this would be a real bonanza. The Chinese
import energy not for domestic consumption but, instead, to fuel its
growing cheap exports -- a cost that would be duly passed on to foreign
buyers. A European banker pointed out that Russia could effectively
devalue the dollar by re-denominating its energy trade with Europe from
dollars into euros, forcing Europe's central banks to rebalance their
foreign exchange reserves in favor of the euro. Jean-Claude Trichet,
Governor of the European Central Bank, was present during the debate.


European and American Bilderbergers, realizing the most urgent of needs to
expand into developing markets in order to help sustain the illusion of
endless growth, have agreed to name Pascal Lamy, a French socialist and
fanatical supporter of a European super-state, as the next World Trade
Organization (WTO) president. It should be remembered that Washington gave
conditional support to Lamy's nomination in exchange for European support
of Paul Wolfowitz as head of the World Bank.

According to insider sources within the Bilderbergers, Lamy was chosen to
help steer the global trading system through a time of rising
protectionist sentiment in rich countries such as France and Germany, both
reeling from high unemployment and reticent to accept increasingly
muscular demands for market access from emerging economies. Third World
States, for example, are insisting on cuts to EU and US farm subsidies.
The WTO liberalization drive collapsed in acrimony in Seattle in 1999 and
again in Cancun in 2003.

The Bilderbergers have secretly agreed on the need to force the poor
countries into a globalized market for cheap goods while simultaneously
forcing the poor into becoming customers. The current rift with China is a
good example, as the Chinese have flooded Western countries with cheap
goods, amongst them textiles, driving down prices. As a trade-off, the
Bilderbergers have entered into an emerging market ripe and vulnerable to
superior Western know-how. Similar developing countries are slowly
acquiring more purchasing power, and the industrialized world is gaining a
foothold in their domestic economies by targeting them for cheap exports.

Further discussion on China was led off with a series of rhetorical
questions from the speaker.

Is China really abusing its competitive advantage, or is it being
victimized by the US and the EU?

Is a trade war imminent?

Should China revalue the Yuan (its currency), and, if so, how should it do

An American Bilderberger noted that China in 2005 is one of the leading
world economic powers whose actions influence the world economy. Another
American, believed to be but not positively identified as Michael Ledeen
of the American Enterprise Institute, said that if China doesn't revalue
the Yuan it would cause the entire world trade system to go out of whack.
Someone mentioned that the current situation could be dangerous for the
Chinese economy due to the creation of excess liquidity.

Elena Nemirovskaya, founder of the Moscow School of Political Studies,
asked what would happen if the Yuan were allowed to float freely. An
economist responded that this could bring about serious consequences to
the world's financial markets. China's foreign exchange reserves are to a
large extent made up of US Treasury bills. An appreciation of the Yuan
would cause its dollar reserves to depreciate.

A German Bilderberger pointed out that this could force the Federal
Reserve to have to raise interest rates, thus causing the current housing
boom in the US to come to a screeching halt. An oversized Dutchman pointed
out that the International Monetary Fund needs to play an active role in
helping the Yuan.

"Is there a real danger, then," asked an Italian Bilderberger, "of this
dispute deteriorating into an all-out trade war?" "Not likely," according
to an unidentified blond man from Scandinavia, believed to be a Swede,
"because China has totally integrated itself into the market economy."

An American Bilderberger and a member of the US government noted that all
the posturing is part of the act to keep the voters back home happy.

China's moves into the Mekong region did not go unnoticed at the
conference. William J. Luti, US Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense for Near
Eastern and South Asian Affairs, explained that China's rapid expansion
into the Mekong region, comprising Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and
Vietnam, could threaten US interests in the area. Such moves by China
would give it an enhanced role in South-East Asia.

Over the last several years, China has invested heavily in transport
infrastructure development linking China's southwestern Yunan province and
the Mekong region.

A European Bilderberger pointed out that China is heavily dependent on oil
imports. Someone asked for a figure. A tall, lanky man with glasses,
believed to be Jeroen van der Veer, Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell,
responded that some 40% of China's supply is imported. In fact, China's
move into the Mekong region is the result of acute awareness that the
country's energy supplies are vulnerable to interference. Overall, 32% of
energy supplies, China's lifeblood, passes through the narrow and easily
blocked Strait of Malacca.


A political and military confrontation between Indonesia and Malaysia in
the oil-rich Sulawesi Sea (both claim territorial right to the area of
Ambalat) was the topic of much animated discussion among several American
and European Bilderbergers during Friday afternoon cocktails. An American
Bilderberger waving his cigar suggested using the United Nations to
"further a peace policy in the region."

In fact, Bilderbergers at the lounge table all agreed that such a conflict
might well give them an excuse to garrison the disputed area with UN
"Peacekeepers" and thus ensure their ultimate control over the
exploitation of this treasure, meaning untapped oil reserves.


The appearance at Bilderberg 2005 of Nobel Peace Prize Committee Secretary
Geir Lundestad was considered likely to mean, according to sources
familiar with the discussion, a full court press by the American, British
and Israeli delegation to the Nobel committee to prevent the Israeli
nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu from winning the coveted award.

Vanunu spent 18 years in an Israeli prison -- eleven and a half of them in
solitary confinement -- for providing evidence of Israel's nuclear arsenal
to the London Sunday Times newspaper in October 1986. Should Vanunu win
the Nobel for peace, it would bring uncomfortable attention to the Israeli
nuclear arsenal, especially in the face of growing evidence that Israel
and the United States are about to punish Iran for trying to develop its
own nuclear weapons.

Strong pressure was applied on Lundestad not to choose Hans Blix, the UN
weapons inspector in Iraq, nor Mohamed El Baradei, director-general of the
International Atomic Energy Agency, whom President Bush had tried to
remove for not being tough enough on Iran.

Some of this year's other nominees are US President George W. Bush and UK
Prime Minister Tony Blair for supposedly protecting world peace; the
European Union; French President Jacques Chirac, the main culprit for the
"No" vote on the European Constitution; former Czech President Vaclav
Havel; the now-deceased Pope John Paul II; Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya;
and US Senator Richard Lugar and former senator Sam Nunn for their
Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, which is intended to dismantle
nuclear weapons left over from the Soviet Union.


According to reports, a French Bilderberger pointedly asked Henry
Kissinger if the US Government's saber-rattling against Iran means the
beginning of new hostilities. Richard Haass, CFR President, after asking
for his turn to speak, dismissed the notion of an Iran invasion as
unrealistic due to the sheer physical size of the country and its
population size, not to mention the billions of dollars involved in
getting the operation off the ground. Up to the eyeballs in the Iraq
quagmire, the United States military is wary of any new adventures in
hostile terrain against a much healthier enemy, both better prepared and

A Swiss Bilderberger asked if a hypothetical attack on Iran would involve
a pre-emptive strike against its nuclear sites. Richard Haass replied that
such an attack would prove to be counterproductive because Tehran's
counterattack options could range from "unleashing terrorism and promoting
instability in Iraq, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, to triggering oil price
increases that could trigger a global economic crisis." During dinner,
according to several sources, Richard Perle criticized Haass's position
and explained his opposition to his view.

A woman believed to be Heather Munroe-Blum, Vice-Chancellor of McGill
University, Quebec, Canada, asked a rhetorical question about what would
happen if Iran were to continue building its nuclear arsenal. Haass
replied that in this scenario, the United States would have no choice but
to grant Iran the same status as it does to Pakistan and India.

A US General commented that the ChinaIranRussia alliance is changing the
geopolitical situation in the area. Rapprochement between Russia and China
is viewed by the Bilderbergers as a significant event not to be taken
lightly, even though it has received little media attention in the West.

A secret US government report was cited wherein, according to sources, the
Chinese have spent upwards of several billion dollars in acquiring
Russia's latest and most sophisticated weapons technology. Someone pointed
out that the Sino-Russian alliance is not limited to military trade and
that the non-military exchange of goods has grown 100% since the beginning
of the Bush presidency.

A delegate at the conference, believed but not positively identified by
Secret Service sources to be Anatoly Sharansky, a former Israeli Minister
for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, stated categorically during Friday
night cocktails that the counterweight to the Moscow-Beijing-Tehran axis
is the US-Israel-Turkey alliance. A financial expert from a European
nation intervened by stating that Russia is much better off financially
today than four years ago because tax revenue generated by fuel and arms
production and exports as a result of heavy emphasis on military
production has financed strong growth of wages and pension incomes,
boosting private consumption.

A German Bilderberger pointedly asked Richard Perle if the "war on
terrorism" will intensify over the second term of the Bush presidency.
Perle reportedly gave no reply but screwed up his face and looked away.

The feeling of "enough is enough" wasn't limited to the European
Bilderbergers, wary of Bush's delirious, Hitler-like proclamations of
regime changes worldwide.

Bilderberg luminary Richard Haass pointedly told Richard Perle during
Saturday night cocktails that the Bush Administration has overestimated
its ability to change the world. Haass, according to several sources at
the conference, is reported to have stated that regime change can be
attractive because it is "less distasteful than diplomacy and less
dangerous than living with new nuclear states." However, he noted: "There
is only one problem: it is highly unlikely to have the desired effect soon


The presence of US General James L. Jones, Supreme Allied Commander
Europe, and Retired US Army General John M. Keane at the Bilderberg
meeting in Germany suggested to us that the next stage of the conquest is
about to begin.

An American neo-con at an afternoon drink-fest said he was convinced that
the "Iranian opposition movement" will unseat the mullahs. Nicolas Beytout
of Le Figaro exclaimed: "You don't really believe that!" A tall, bald,
well-dressed Swiss gentleman, believed to be Pascal Couchepin, head of the
powerful Department of Home Affairs, replied reflexively that it will only
succeed in having the Iranians rally behind their government. He ended by
saying: "You don't know Iranians."

Tempers boiled over momentarily when a French Bilderberger, raising his
voice, told Kissinger that "an attack on Iran will escalate out of
control." According to sources working for the CIA and the special unit of
the US Army charged with protecting the US delegation at Rottach-Egern,
both the CIA and the FBI are in open revolt against the Bush White House.

A member of the Greek Parliament asked Eival Gilady, strategic adviser to
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: "What would happen if Iran were to
retaliate?" Someone pointed out that even if the United States or Israel
were to show restraint in their use of tactical nuclear weapons, an attack
on Iran's nuclear facilities would surely not only engulf neighbor states,
raising the likelihood of a broader war, but also succeed in creating a
nuclear disaster through nuclear radiation spilling over a wide area.

As a follow-up question, someone asked: "How much of this war has to do
with America doing its utmost to prevent Iran from becoming a regional
power?" A French Bilderberger wished to know if the impending attack on
Iran would involve the United States and Israel working in tandem, or if
it would be a NATO operation. The question was directed at NATO
Secretary-General Jaap G. de Hoop Scheffer. Another European Bilderberger
wanted to know how the US was planning to cope with three wars
simultaneously, referring to Iraq, Afghanistan and now Iran.

The reader should be reminded that there are now 150,000 US troops
deployed in Iraq who are unable to move to another theatre of operations
because of effective resistance tactics. The Israeli delegation was
pressed to answer if Israel is prepared to use nuclear weapons against
Iran. The answer was incoherent.

What is so terrifying about Iran as a theatre of operations is that,
according to our deep sources (both of whom belong to the Bilderberg
group), there are two alternative dates set for the invasion. The earliest
possible date would be in the "deadest of summer," some time in August,
and the other alternative is a late autumn campaign. This substantially
confirms the information provided by Scott Ritter, the ex-Marine turned
UNSCOM weapons inspector, who stated that "George W. Bush has signed off
on plans to bomb Iran in June 2005" (Aljazeera, March 30, 2005), although
he did go on to clarify that the June date suggests that the US and Israel
are "in a state of readiness."


Policy discussion began with a European expert on international relations
pointing out that over the next several years Russia is poised to assert
itself and increasingly challenge Bush Government foreign policy goals.

Someone openly asked the committee if the world is safer today than in
2001 and if it will be safer in four years' time. A Dutchman responded by
saying there is little doubt that the hand of international terrorism has
been substantially strengthened by the US Government's heavy-handed policy
in the Middle East. A Danish Bilderberger wondered about what had happened
to the US promise to take a lower-key approach in Iraq -- referring to the
heavy-handed tactics employed by American troops in the siege of Fallujah,
which played an important role in alienating a large cross-section of
moderate Arab states. Additionally, the Dutchman pointed out, terrorism
hasn't been confined to the Iraq theatre of operations but has escalated
across Asia, Africa and most of the Middle East.

A blonde woman, believed to be Therese Delpech, Director of Strategic
Affairs for the Atomic Energy Commission, said that unilateralist policy
actions by the US will only succeed in alienating friendly nations and
emboldening enemy combatants.

"US is not all-powerful ... it must coordinate its policy with other great
powers to achieve its ends."

An oil expert believed to be from Britain, possibly Sir John Kerr of Royal
Dutch Shell, focused on the oil pipeline from Siberia to northern China.
The Bilderbergers openly wondered at the medium-term repercussions of this
deal. An American investment banker asked just how much oil is expected to
flow through this pipeline. Another member of the oil cartel offered 65-80
million tonnes per year as a ballpark figure.


During Saturday night cocktails at the bar, neo-con Richard Perle was seen
and heard talking to a group of Bilderbergers, amongst them Philippe
Camus, President of the European Aeronautic Defense & Space Company
(EADS), Donald Graham of the Washington Post and General James L. Jones
about the near-future test-firing of India's Agni 3 intermediate-range
ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads. General Jones
added that such a weapon would greatly increase India's capabilities
because, according to the four-star general, India's strategic deterrents
will be able to strike targets deep inside neighboring China. In fact, Dr
M. Natarajan, head of the prestigious Defense Research & Development
Organization (DRDO), said as much two weeks later on May 17 in New Delhi.


The Bilderbergers also discussed how to dust off the "boring" image of
Angela Merkel, Germany's "future leader," ahead of the German elections on
September 18, 2005.

A short, oversized male Bilderberger offered an opinion that in order for
the widest cross-section of the German public to accept Merkel (leader of
the Christian Democratic Union opposition) as Chancellor, it would be
important to give a new definition to the term "family values." German
Bilderbergers well versed in the conservative Bavarian collective psyche
believe that Merkel, a divorcee with a doctorate in physics, doesn't have
a "reliable" enough image to attract sufficient votes in this staunchly
conservative area of the country. According to people within earshot of
the discussion, the idea "in the up-coming campaign would be to stress the
importance of families rather than marriage as an institution."

Bilderbergers pushing Gerhard Schroeder aside in favour of a new candidate
could very well signify that, after three years of strife between American
and European Bilderbergers over the war in Iraq, the secret society is
ready to move forward with a much-revised and more cohesive policy. It
must be remembered that Schroeder, along with French President Chirac, was
one of the most vociferous European critics of the US-led Iraq

Both Schroeder, representing the left, and Merkel, representing the right,
are owned by the Bilderbergers. It has been the group's policy since its
inception in 1954 to own both horses in the race.

For the record, every US President belongs to the Bilderberg group or its
interlocked sister organization, the Council on Foreign Relations.
Although Bush Junior didn't personally attend the meeting in
Rottach-Egern, the US government was well represented by William Luti,
Richard Perle, Dennis Ross and Allan Hubbard.


History teaches by analogy, not identity. The historical experience is not
one of staying in the present and looking back; rather, it is one of going
back into the past and returning to the present with a wider and more
intense consciousness of the restrictions of our former outlook.

If democracy is the rule of the people, then secret government agendas and
sinister, influence-peddling cliques which stand for cunning selfishness
are incompatible with it. The whole idea of clandestine spheres of
influence waging secret campaigns is therefore foreign to the notion of
democracy and must be fought with zealous determination.

Through lies and obfuscations, Bilderbergers are desperately trying to
foist onto the unwilling world population a totalitarian One World
Government, a single global currency and a syncretic universal religion.

Those of us who care deeply about the future of politics -- domestic and
international -- cannot afford to ignore the fact that the grimly
political One World Government is no longer merely a shadow subculture. It
has, in fact, emerged as the dominant force in world affairs.

Daniel Estulin

This article comes from Vive Le Canada

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