Investigating the Bilderburg Conference, Guardian style

These are the reports from a Guardian journalist who dared try to approach the yearly Bilderburg Conference in Greece. This is an annual get together – in an undisclosed location somewhere in Europe or the US – of all the top movers and shakers in the western world. A Conference where allegedly they all come to agreements about the direction our collective future should be going. Numerous presidents and prime ministers (Blair, Brown, Sarkozy and Clinton to name a few  – even Obama dissappeared for two days during his election campaign while the last Biderburg Conference was on in the US) have been invited over the years, often during the year preceding their election ! Monarchy from all over Europe are present, as well as all the biggest industrialists and financiers.

The problem for the journalist, as you will see, is the total secrecy conditions of the meeting, with – up to now – a total press blackout on everything that is said or decided there. Over the years a few intrepid reporters have managed to obtain some details, or at least know who attended, but not much more.

This reporter, who starts out with quite a humourous approach, learns the hard way that the big boys take their secrecy very seriously:

1st report: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/13/in-search-of-bilderberg

I love the way he finishes the first report with:

Charlie Skelton will be filing regular updates from Athens until he is arrested by shadowy figures in dark glasses.

Little does he know that later on that is exactly what happens.

2nd report: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/13/bilderberg-rich-cabal

3rd report: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/14/bilderberg-charlie-skelton-dispatch

4th report: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/15/bilderberg-charlie-skelton-dispatch

5th report: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/15/bilderberg-charlie-skelton-dispatch1

6th report: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/17/charlie-skelton-bilderberg

One question I ask: If the bilderburg Conference is the yearly meeting of the most powerful politicians, financiers and industrialists in the world, discussing how they are going to cooperate to drive our collective future, then why does the Guardian only send one reporter with a crappy digital camera and no support of any kind, rather than a full team of professionals who might actually have a chance of obtaining some useful information ? Silly question I suppose… Perhaps we should ask them what they think “news” is ?

So this is a conference of all the most powerful men in our “democratic” countries working together. Hmmm. Something about it doesn’t sound “democratic” to me…

For my french friends, there is a webpage on the Bilderburgers, with a list of the 2003 invitees, here pour les Francais…


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