Saturday, June 17, 2006

6/17/06 The Bilderberg Group

I was watching the History Channel (I think) and I saw some show on the Bilderberg Group. It's alleged to be a group of the most influencial people in the world that join once a year to talk about who knows what.

"Attendees of Bilderberg include central bankers, defense experts, mass media press barons, government ministers, prime ministers, royalty, international financiers and political leaders from Europe and North America." The list includes Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld, John Kerry, Tony Blair, and a bunch of other world leaders that you probably wouldn't recognize.

"The original intention of the Bilderberg group was to further the understanding between Western Europe and North America through informal meetings between powerful individuals. Each year, a "steering committee" devises a selected invitation list with a maximum of 100 names. Invitations are only extended to residents of Europe and North America. The location of their annual meeting is not secret, and the agenda and list of participants are openly available to the public, but the topics of the meetings are kept secret and attendees pledge not to divulge what was discussed. The official stance of the Bilderberg Group is that their secrecy prevents the members' discussions from being manipulated by the media. Critics contend that the secrecy is evidence of conspiracy."

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