- The secretive Bilderberg society, a group some believe
conspires semi-annually to foster global government, will hold a steering
committee meeting in Washington next month, WorldNetDaily has learned.
- The Nov. 4-5 conference, featuring invited guests such
as Vice President Al Gore and presidential candidate John McCain, is scheduled
for the Library of Congress in the nation's capital and is sponsored by
the American Friends of Bilderberg. The U.S. group is directed by Henry
Kissinger, David Rockefeller, Paul Allaire and Richard C. Holbrooke.
- Since 1953, the Bilderberg group has convened government,
business, academic and journalistic representatives from the U.S., Canada
and Europe with the express purpose of exploring the future of the North
Atlantic community. The international steering committee includes Conrad
Black, publisher of newspapers throughout Canada, the U.S. and the London
Telegraph and Jerusalem Post, Vernon Jordan, George Mitchell, Kissinger
- On the agenda for the November meeting is a panel discussion
of the U.S. presidential elections and an exploration of the national security
requirements for the 21st century. Among those involved in the discussion
of the latter subject will be former U.S. Sens. Gary Hart and Warren Rudman,
former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, journalist Leslie Gelb and Secretary
of Defense William Cohen. McCain, at the special invitation of Kissinger,
will speak at breakfast Friday morning and Gore will make a Thursday night
dinner address, according to the agenda obtained by WorldNetDaily.
- Others making presentations include Rep. Bill Thomas
of California, Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, Evan Bayh of Indiana
and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles.
- The list of potential invitees to the Washington conference
includes the following: Dwayne O. Andreas, Michael H. Armacost, Robert
Bartley, Samuel R. Berger, C. Fred Bergsten, Richard Bernstein, James H.
Billington, Gen. Charles G. Boyd, Bill Bradley, John H. Bryan, William
F. Buckley, William P. Bundy, John H. Chafee, E. Gerald Corrigan, Kenneth
W. Dam, Lynne E. Davis, John M. Deutch, Thomas E. Donilon, Theodore L.
Eliot Jr., Dianne Feinstein, Martin S. Feldstein, Stanley Fischer, James
J. Florio, Lynn Forester, Charles W. Freedman Jr., Stephen Friedman, Thomas
Friedman, David Frum, Richard Furland, Orit Gadiesh, Gen. John R. Glavin,
David Gergen, Louis V. Gerstner, Paul Gigot, Katherine Graham, Donald Graham,
Marc Grossman, Chuck Hagel, Jim Hoagland, James F. Hoge Jr., Mrs. Karen
Elliott House, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Peter Jennings, Jems Johnson,
Peter Kahn, Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Robert M. Kimmitt, Henry Kravis, William
Kristol, Jan Leschly, Winston Lord, Jessica T. Matthews, Charles Mac Mathias,
William J. McDonough, George C. McGhee, Richard A. McGinn, Donald F. McHenry,
Sam Nunn, Joseph S. Nye Jr., John M. Page Jr., Norman Pearlstine, William
J. Perry, Thomas R. Pickering, Gen. Colin Powell, Sir Kieran Prendergast,
Larry Pressler, Clyde V. Prestowitz, Steven Rattner, William Rhodes, William
Richardson, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Gen. Brent Scowcroft, Robert Shapiro,
George Soros, Lesley Stahl, James B. Steinberg, George Stephanopoulos,
Lawrence H. Summers, G. Richard Thornan, Franklin A. Thomas, Alexander
J. Trotman, Wiliam Clay Ford Jr., Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Lodewijk J.R. de
Vink, Dr. Ezra F. Vogel, Paul A. Volcker, Stanley A. Weiss, John C. Whitehead,
Christine Todd Whitman, James D. Wolfensohn and Casimir A. Yost.
- The 1999 annual meeting of the Bilderberg group took
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tra, Portugal, June 3-6. The November meeting at the Library of Congress
is being billed as a special steering committee session.
- According to sources which penetrated the high-security
meetings in the past, the Bilderberg meetings emphasize a globalist agenda
and promote the idea that the notion of national sovereignty is antiquated
- In 1998, British free-lance journalist Campbell Thomas
attempted to cover the conference in Turnberry, Scotland, for the Daily
Mail. Thomas began by seeking the opinions of neighbors to the secret meeting
being held nearby. One of those was a young woman who told him he was in
the hotel's staff quarters and should leave immediately, which he did.
- A short while later, two local police officers arrested
Thomas, who reportedly remained in custody for eight hours.
- Not all journalists are treated quite so harshly, as
the guest roster for the November meeting indicates. link
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