Breaking the Silence: Bilderberg Exposed


Richard Moore

Here's a rare detailed report of last May's Bilderberger conference.
Note that the author frequently interjects viewpoints of his own,
which may or may not be valid. Nonetheless, the reporting offers
difficult-to-find insights on elite plans and thinking.



Breaking the Silence 
Bilderberg Exposed 

        About the Author: 
          Daniel Estulin is an award-winning investigative journalist
        who has been researching the Bilderbergers for over 13 years.
        He was one of only two journalists who witnessed and reported
        (from beyond the heavily guarded perimeter) the super-secret
        Bilderberg meeting at the Dorint Sofitel Seehotel in
        Rottach-Egern, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, on 5 to 8 May 2005.
        Mr Estulin can be contacted by email at
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        including the list of participants, and other Bilderberg
        stories are available at .

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September 2005)

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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
lustre, on 5 to 8 May 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

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 civilisation and
the future of the entire planet. Ironically, they met behind
closed doors, protected by a phalanx of armed guards.

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
relations. 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 operation.

UN Global Oil Tax and Peacebuilding Proposals

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 (14-21 June 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-per-cent 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 Björn 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

This was confirmed aposteriori 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 1 July 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

Jim Tucker said as much in his Bilderberg report in the
American Free Press (23 May) 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 media."

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, José M. Durão 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

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.

NGOs and the Global Neighbourhood

The rise of the NGOs (non-governmental organisations) 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

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 organisations 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
organisations 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

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 leadership.

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 neighbourhood, 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.

A Lesson for Tony Blair

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

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 EU Referendum in France

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 liberalisation 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

The Neo-conservative Lobby

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 27 March 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 president.

American Criminals: Public Policy in Private

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.

Journalistic Whores

Bilderberg, at one time or another, has had representatives of
all major US and European newspapers and network news outlets
attend. High-ranking membes 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 ); Cüneyt Ulsevere, columnist for Hürriyet ; 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.

Declining Energy Reserves and Economic Downturn

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 anticipated.

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 barrels.

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 per cent; 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 (18 January 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 per cent of US consumption is
imported at a cost of $600 million a day, or $219 billion a

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 favour of the
euro. Jean-Claude Trichet, Governor of the European Central
Bank, was present during the debate.

Globalised Trading and the Rift with China

European and American Bilderbergers, realising 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 liberalisation drive collapsed in acrimony in Seattle
in 1999 and again in Cancún in 2003.

The Bilderbergers have secretly agreed on the need to force
the poor countries into a globalised 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
industrialised 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 victimised 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 this?

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

"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 per cent
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 per cent of energy supplies, China's lifeblood,
passes through the narrow and easily blocked Strait of

Indonesia-Malaysia Stand-off

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.

Nobel Peace Prize Pressure

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

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 Václav Havel;
the now-deceased Pope John Paul II; Cuban dissident Oswaldo
Payá; 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.

The Iran-Russia-China Alliance

According to reports, a French Bilderberger pointedly asked
Henry Kissinger if the US Government's sabre-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 organised.

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 criticised
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 China-Iran-Russia 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 per cent 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

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

A Possible Attack on Iran's Nuclear Facilities

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 neighbour
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

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, 30 March 2005), although he did go on to
clarify that the June date suggests that the US and Israel are
"in a state of readiness".

Russian vs American Foreign Policy

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 Thérèse 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.

India's Missile Tests

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 Defence and 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 neighbouring China. In fact, Dr M.
Natarajan, head of the prestigious Defence Research and
Development Organisation (DRDO), said as much two weeks later
on 17 May in New Delhi.

The 2005 German Elections

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

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 organisation, 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.

Towards a One World Government

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.

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