Friday, June 06, 2008


Secretive meeting of world leaders set near Washington, DC

by Larry Geller

Vivian Lerner circulated this article by email just now. Perhaps it is related to the military-style checkpoints DC police plan to set up? Please go to the original article for additional links.

Bilderbergers set to meet in D.C.

Secret confab source of global plotting theories

Posted: June 04, 2008 11:47 am Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

The Bilderberg Group previously met in Istanbul, Turkey

The annual secretive gathering of representatives from West European and North American countries, known as the Bilderberg Group, is scheduled to begin tomorrow in the Washington, D.C., area.

While the specific location is still a mystery to the general public, Sweden's Dagens Nyheter reports the conference is being held at the Westfields Marriott Hotel in Chantilly, Va., on the outskirts of the nation's capital.

The Bilderberg Group is an elite invitation-only conference of influential members of the business, media and political communities. Past attendees have included Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The group meets at luxury hotels and resorts throughout the world. Last year's conference was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Istanbul, Turkey. Every four years the conference is held in the U.S. or Canada. The group has an office in Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands.

While the group claims its purpose is to facilitate discussion among Western powers, many see the group as a means toward globalization.

The highly secretive conference is off limits to press, but past reports from sources that have managed to penetrate the high-security venues have stated the meetings emphasize a globalist agenda and dismiss national sovereignty as regressive.

The BBC declared the Bilderberg Group to be one of the most influential organizations in the world.

"It's officially described as a private gathering," BBC reported, "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."

Attendees of the Bilderberg conference are not allowed to speak a word of what was discussed in the meetings outside of the group. The group has no website, and no minutes are kept of the sessions to ensure secrecy.

Despite speculation the conference will be held at the Westfields Marriott, hotel employees could not confirm the location venue for WND.

When a group of world leaders such as this is willing to "dismiss national sovereignty as regressive,"  is a small thing like civil liberties going to matter? The DC checkpoint action may be coincidental. Maybe not.

Suddenly I see our November elections in a new perspective. It's all about sending either Obama or McCain to the next secret Bilderberg conference.



It's easy for conspiracy theorists to run with this one, but it's no surprise that capitalist elites meet to discuss strategies and tactics to strengthen global capitalism. Why wouldn't they? Anti-capitalists meet at the World Social Forum and countless regional and local forums to develop strategies and tactics.

The trouble with looking through this with a conspiracy-theory lens is that it focusses very much on the individuals involved and their "secret" meetings and gets distracted from an analysis about how global capitalism works through institutions, and what alternatives can be offered to it.

I think there's a difference between analyzing and being vigilant about the ideas and strategies that arise out of these meetings and groups, using that analysis to inform our own grassroots work for social justice, and freaking out about the fact that the meeting is secret so the bogeyman must be involved and there's little we can do about THAT.

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