Bilderberg on World Service tonight
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1. Inside the secretive Bilderberg Group
2. Cuddly Ken and his Crooked Cross
3. Revealing the New Paragigm - Tarpley, Henshall and Ganser
4. NATO - Gladio article and cartoon
5. 7/7 'mastermind' Rashid Haroon Aswat working for MI6
6. New Orleans blog
7. Melt Down - 'rendition'
The BBC World Service are broadcasting a programme at 6.45 and 10.30
(GMT+1) tonight on the Bilderbergers as part of their Who Runs Our World?
series. It features a rare interview with current Bilderberg chairman
Viscount Etienne Davignon with his secret government hat on. Only of course
this is not a secret government, is it? What was that Adolf Hitler said
about the stupid press and public believing whopping big lies.
If you miss it the show will be available on the 'listen again' section of
the BBCWS Who Runs Our World website for a short time.
Amongst the information missing from the show however will be the
Bilderberg's seedy fascist SS origins - the originators of Bilderberg,
Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, was a Nazi SS officer before the war, a
point which never seems to make it through to the mainstream press. And yet
The seamless link to freemasonry, through Andrew Palmer (Grand Master the
Duke of Kent's personal assistant) who organised the last UK Bilderberg
meeting at Turnberry, is also missing from this World Service examination
which nevertheless promises to be a most interesting show.
Interesting even if it's for the opportunity to edit Etienne Davignon
saying 'there is no global elite' into 'we are the global elite' or
something similar. Bilderberg clearly is the richest and most influential
private club in the world and they do have more wealth and power in that
one meeting than any other forum - it is the central Caitalist nexus - a
point which should not be allowed to just pass by - again.
Those that point out that this is effectively an invisible world government
strategy conference, which discussed the need to invade Iran at the last
meeting according to Danny Estulin's leaks, might soon be accused of
'behaviour not condusive to the public good', and be arrested and
If anyone can record it I would appreciate a copy since I cant use Real
Player to record anything.
Secretary General Martin Taylor was in the news recently taking over as
High Priest of the church of Syngentia - a Genetic crop manipulation
business forged from the merger of Novartis and AstraZeneca. What new life
forms and new elitist civilisations can Martin be concocting in his new job
- sorry, that's all covered by commercial confidentiality.
A final word - please do have a good look around a new bristol website -
www.officialconfusion.com - put together my fellow Bristolian Adrian
Connock. He takes a good look at the London bombings and there you'll find
evidence aplenty that they were carried out by the same old Western mafia
operating under the protection of the Secret State - not by four Asians
And for the final final word - do print this spiritual history feast out if
you haven't already! But beware - it's a big file.
Bristol 29 September 2005
1. Inside the secretive Bilderberg Group
BBC World Service: Who runs your world
Inside the secretive Bilderberg Group
How much influence do private networks of the rich and powerful have on
government policies and international relations? One group, the
Bilderberg, has often attracted speculation that it forms a shadowy
global government. As part of the BBC's Who Runs Your World? series,
Bill Hayton tries to find out more.
The chairman of the secretive - he prefers the word private - Bilderberg
Group is 73-year-old Viscount Etienne Davignon, corporate director and
former European Commissioner.
In his office, on a private floor above the Brussels office of the Suez
conglomerate lined with political cartoons of himself, he told me what
he thought of allegations that Bilderberg is a global conspiracy
secretly ruling the world.
"It is unavoidable and it doesn't matter," he says. "There will always
be people who believe in conspiracies but things happen in a much more
Lack of publicity
In an extremely rare interview, he played down the importance of
Bilderberg in setting the international agenda. "What can come out of
our meetings is that it is wrong not to try to deal with a problem. But
a real consensus, an action plan containing points 1, 2 and 3? The
answer is no. People are much too sensible to believe they can do that."
Every year since 1954, a small network of rich and powerful people have
held a discussion meeting about the state of the trans-Atlantic alliance
and the problems facing Europe and the US.
Organised by a steering committee of two people from each of about 18
countries, the Bilderberg Group (named after the Dutch hotel in which it
held its first meeting) brings together about 120 leading business
people and politicians.
At this year's meeting in Germany, the audience included the heads of
the World Bank and European Central Bank, Chairmen or Chief Executives
from Nokia, BP, Unilever, DaimlerChrysler and Pepsi - among other
multi-national corporations, editors from five major newspapers, members
of parliament, ministers, European commissioners, the crown prince of
Belgium and the queen of the Netherlands.
"I don't think (we are) a global ruling class because I don't think a
global ruling class exists. I simply think it's people who have
influence interested to speak to other people who have influence,"
Viscount Davignon says.
"Bilderberg does not try to reach conclusions - it does not try to say
'what we should do'. Everyone goes away with their own feeling and that
allows the debate to be completely open, quite frank - and to see what
the differences are.
For Bilderberg's critics the fact that there is almost no publicity
about the annual meetings is proof that they are up to no good. Jim
Tucker, editor of a right-wing newspaper, the American Free Press for
example, alleges they organise wars and elect and depose political
leaders. He describes the group as simply 'evil'. So where does the
Professor Kees van der Pijl of Sussex University in Britain says such
private networks of corporate and political leaders play an informal but
crucial role in the modern world.
"There need to be places where these people can think about the main
challenges ahead, co-ordinate where policies should be going, and find
out where there could be a consensus."
Will Hutton, an economic analyst and former newspaper editor who
attended a Bilderberg meeting in 1997, says people take part in these
networks in order to influence the way the world works, to create what
he calls "the international common sense" about policy.
"On every issue that might influence your business you will hear at
first-hand the people who are actually making those decisions and you
will play a part in helping them to make those decisions and formulating
the common sense," he says.
And that "common sense" is one which supports the interests of
Bilderberg's main participants - in particular free trade. Viscount
Davignon says that at the annual meetings, "automatically around the
table you have internationalists" - people who support the work of the
World Trade Organisation, trans-Atlantic co-operation and European
Bilderberg meetings often feature future political leaders shortly
before they become household names. Bill Clinton went in 1991 while
still governor of Arkansas, Tony Blair was there two years later while
still an opposition MP. All the recent presidents of the European
Commission attended Bilderberg meetings before they were appointed.
This has led to accusations that the group pushes its favoured
politicians into high office. But Viscount Davignon says his steering
committee are simply excellent talent spotters. The steering committee
"does its best assessment of who are the bright new boys or girls in the
beginning phase of their career who would like to get known."
"It's not a total accident, but it's not a forecast and if they go
places it's not because of Bilderberg, it's because of themselves,"
Viscount Davignon says.
But its critics say Bilderberg's selection process gives an extra boost
to aspiring politicians whose views are friendly to big business. None
of this, however, is easy to prove - or disprove.
Observers like Will Hutton argue that such private networks have both
good and bad sides. They are unaccountable to voters but, at the same
time, they do keep the international system functioning. And there are
limits to their power - a point which Bilderberg chairman was keen to
stress, "When people say this is a secret government of the world I say
that if we were a secret government of the world we should be bloody
ashamed of ourselves."
Informal and private networks like Bilderberg have helped to oil the
wheels of global politics and globalisation for the past half a century.
In the eyes of critics they have undermined democracy, but their
supporters believe they are crucial to modern democracy's success. And
so long as business and politics remain mutually dependent, they will
continue to thrive.
2. Cuddly Ken and his Crooked Cross
Bilderberg's main UK representative on the Steering committee Kenneth
Clarke is said to be neck and neck with David Davies in the race to become
the new leader of the Conservative party. It's the third time Ken has gone
for the job but he must be hoping and praying that his deep and central
involvement with the Western World's most powerful secret political forum
will not be revealed to either Tory MPs or to tory party members.
This particular skeleton in the closet has been responsible for the deaths
of tens of thousands and, if we are to believe leaks from the 2002
Bilderberg meeting, around 150,000 Iraqis. How many thousands of metric
tonnes of bones is that to squeeze into your cupboard Mr Clarke? Hopefully
plenty enough to sink his election ship.
He knows he's popular with MP's so he will try to convince the party to
adopt a similar system to Labour which greatly diminishes the power of
individual party members to decide who leads them.
If he succeeds we will be in the insane position of having a Tory leader
who is quite a bit to the left of the leader of the Labour party. As the
old definitions of left and right begin to decend into farce it might
prompt us also to question Clarke's pivotal position in the Bilderberg,
it's SS origins and the wisdom of backing a man who has been instrumental
in deciding the policy of the Western World behind closed doors.
The cozy connection of this death-dealing Bilderberg club which Mr Clarke
is so keen on to the swastika and the Nazi holocaust is something Tory pary
people should closely consider before casting a vote, however diminished,
23Aug05 - Guardian - Burnt Out - Smoke and mirrors
Kenneth Clarke's work for British American Tobacco should disqualify him
By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 23rd August 2005
If someone told you that the Conservatives would form the next
then asked you who you would like to see as their leader, what
you give? I suspect that most Guardian readers would choose
Opposed to the invasion of Iraq, sympathetic to the
European Union, liberal,
avuncular, Clarke is the obvious antidote to the
swivel-eyed ideologues who
have run the party for much of the past 30
years. You were doubtless glad
to hear that he will declare his candidacy
over the next few weeks and that,
if he joins forces with David Cameron, he
There's just one small problem. To see him as a credible candidate, you
forget what he has been doing for the past seven years. Since 1998, he
been deputy chairman of British American Tobacco (BAT).(1) It seems to
that this renders him unfit for public office.
Let us begin by examining BAT's contribution to public health. Smoking,
to the World Health Organisation, "is currently responsible for
of one in ten adults worldwide ™ half the people that smoke today
that is about 650 million people - will eventually be killed by
tobacco."(2) BAT sells one sixth of the world's cigarettes.(3) Were
be divided according to market share, we could accuse it
of causing the deaths
of 100 million people.
In the rich nations this is a declining problem. In the United States,
have fallen to 22% of the adult population - the lowest rate since
world war.(4) In Australia, according to a study published last
on current trends, will be extinct by 2030.(5) So BAT's
growth relies on
poorer nations: Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh,
Nigeria.(6) Last year its profits rose by 20%.(7)
There are two obstacles to its further expansion in developing
The first is the international attempt, led by the World Health
to help those countries resist the pressure to deregulate
In 2002, the Guardian revealed that BAT had been paying a
middleman up to
£250,000 a year to lobby countries to reject international
to put stronger health warnings on cigarette packs, reduce the
tar and nicotine in cigarettes and increase tobacco taxes.(8) On
the Observer revealed that Kenneth Clarke attended a meeting in
1999, at which BAT discussed with its competitors how they might
advertising bans proposed in a draft international treaty.(9)
The second is the attempt by national governments to discourage smoking,
particular by imposing taxes on cigarettes. Over the past five years,
documents have been uncovered which appear to implicate the company
At first it looked as if BAT's involvement was indirect. The papers
in the company's archives by the International Consortium of
Journalists suggested that it supplied cigarettes to
wholesalers in the
expectation that they would find their way onto the
black market.(10) In
some countries, they indicate, it knowingly advertised
the smuggled brands.(11)
But in 2001 the journalists discovered a series of
letters which suggested
that BAT subsidiaries were organising smuggling
operations. One set of papers
shows that cigarettes were dispatched to
BAT's agents on the Caribbean island
of Aruba, then shipped by BAT's
exclusive distributors to the South American mainland, then smuggled by
middlemen into Venezuela and Colombia.(12) Until
1997, proceeds from this
operation appear to have been collected by a BAT
branch based in
Surrey.(13) After that they were channelled into a subsidiary
Geneva. By 1998, the year in which Clarke joined the company, the
suggest that 8 billion BAT cigarettes a year were leaving Aruba, harvesting
an annual $200m for the Geneva operation.(14)
When the first smuggling allegations were published, in early 2000,
responded that "British American Tobacco is a good corporate citizen
maintains high ethical standards. We reject allegations that we have
tax evasion and exploited smuggling"."(15) But he went on to
"businesses such as ours who are engaged in international trade
with a dilemma. ... we act, completely within the law, on the
our brands will be available alongside those of our competitors
in the smuggled
as well as the legitimate market."(16)
He told the House of Commons health committee that BAT "is a company
integrity. It is an extremely good corporate citizen." Claims that it
organising smuggling, he stated, were "quite unfounded ™ We do not,
we would not, and we would stop any of our employees doing it."(17)
later admitted that he did not "have any detailed knowledge of the day
day activities" of the Geneva office.(18) He remains vulnerable to the
that he misled the Commons.(19)
BAT's relationships with its suppliers bear certain resemblances to
relationships with its consumers. Christian Aid has published two
detailing the company's treatment of tobacco farmers in Brazil and
The farmers are tied to contracts obliging them to buy their
and equipment from BAT's subsidiaries. The company also
determines the price
it gives them for the tobacco they produce, and is
widely accused of paying
far less than the market rate. The result is that
many farmers end up owing
the company more money than they receive. Partly
because of this, some are
obliged to employ their children in the fields.
Many of the farmers contracted
to the company, lacking proper protective
clothing, suffer from pesticide-related
diseases. A fax from BAT Kenya's
regional director reveals that a Kenyan
law forbidding farmers to grow
tobacco for more than one company (and therefore
to seek higher prices)
"was actually drafted by us."(21) In Brazil, Christian
Aid reveals, BAT's
subsidiary was claiming, on the tobacco growers' behalf,
credit intended for small farmers.(22)
Such behaviour, Christian Aid alleges, is whitewashed by BAT's
social responsibility programme. The man in charge of it is
He was the director who helped to broker the deal with
establishing a centre for corporate social
responsibility, sponsored by the
company.(23) BAT was one of the last
British-based multinationals to leave Burma: it did so, in 2003, only after
a sustained public campaign and a direct
request from the British
government. It remains one of the largest foreign
investors in Uzbekistan.(24)
These are the activities which, for the past seven years, Kenneth
wittingly or otherwise, has assisted. We should remember that he
held the posts of health secretary - responsible for
reducing the impacts
of smoking; home secretary - responsible for upholding
the law; and Chancellor
of the Exchequer - responsible for ensuring that
Customs and Excise is not
cheated of its revenues.
I am not suggesting that Clarke has knowingly engaged in illegal
or has done anything to offend current criminal law. But it
seems to me that
in a fair world - a world in which human life was valued
by our legislators
- he would not now be contemplating the leadership of
Her Majesty's Opposition.
He would be behind bars.
For reference key see
3. Revealing the New Paragigm - Ganser, Tarpley & Henshall
The books by these three chaps appear to have re-defined the so-called
'Special Relationship' by all coming up with cracking good post 9/11 books
from either side of the Atlantic.
Princeton University historian Webster Tarpley's book '911 Synthetic Terror
Made in USA' picks apart the evidence that state terrorism and killing of
innocent civillians is rather more likely than we might prefer to believe.
He also examines the Nihilism of the NeoConservative guru Leo Strauss in
Tracing the roots of this fascist element in Western Intelligence agencies
back has been the task of Swiss scholar Daniele Ganser in his recent
nuclear bomshell of a book 'NATO's Secret armies' (see below).
Tarpley and Henshall pick 911 apart like forensic scientists - or
prosecuting lawyers in the court of public opinion. Both books are simply
essential reading in the post-modern mainstream media, post 'war on terror'
world of smoke, mirrors, and murder of innocent civillians by the secret
references below are on Amazon.com - you will probably be able to buy more
GANSER: NATO's Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western
TARPLEY: '9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA' http://tinyurl.com/dncwu
HENSHALL: 9/11 Revealed: Challenging the Facts behind the War on Terror
4. NATO - Gladio article and cartoon
Click here for the Gladio cartoon
NATO‚s secret armies linked to terrorism
by Daniele Ganser
In Italy, on 3 August 1990, then-prime minister Giulio Andreotti
the existence of a secret army code-named „Gladio‰ - the
word for „sword‰ - within the state. His testimony before the
subcommittee investigating terrorism in Italy sent shockwaves
Italian parliament and the public, as speculation arose that
the secret army
had possibly manipulated Italian politics through acts of
Andreotti revealed that the secret Gladio army had been hidden within
Defense Ministry as a subsection of the military secret service, SISMI.
Vito Miceli, a former director of the Italian military secret
hardly believe that Andreotti had lifted the secret, and
"I have gone to prison because I did not want to reveal the existence of
this super secret organization. And now Andreotti comes along and tells
According to a document compiled by the Italian military secret service
1959, the secret armies had a two-fold strategic purpose: firstly, to
as a so-called „stay-behind‰ group in the case of a Soviet
and to carry out a guerrilla war in occupied territories;
secondly, to carry
out domestic operations in case of „emergency situations‰.
The military secret services‚ perceptions of what constituted
„emergency‰ was well defined in Cold War Italy and focused on
increasing strength of the Italian Communist and the Socialist parties,
of which were tasked with weakening NATO „from within‰. Felice
an Italian judge who during his investigations into right-wing
had first discovered the secret Gladio army and had forced
Andreotti to take
a stand, found that the secret army had linked up with
in order to confront „emergency situations‰. The
by the secret army, carried out bomb attacks in public
places, blamed them
on the Italian left, and were thereafter protected from
prosecution by the
military secret service. "You had to attack civilians,
the people, women,
children, innocent people, unknown people far removed
from any political
game,‰ right-wing terrorist Vincezo Vinciguerra
explained the so-called
„strategy of tension‰ to Casson.
„The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people,
Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security. This
the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the
which remain unpunished, because the state cannot convict itself
itself responsible for what happened."
No comment from NATO or the CIA
How strongly NATO and US intelligence backed and supported the use of
in Italy in order to discredit the political left during the Cold
subject of ongoing research. General Gerardo Serravalle, who
the Italian Gladio secret army from 1971 to 1974, confirmed
that the secret
army „could pass from a defensive, post-invasion logic, to
one of attack,
of civil war‰....................
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5. 7/7 'mastermind' Rashid Haroon Aswat working for MI6
FBI agent threatens former USDA federal agent, now staff
reporter for The New Criminologist.
Published on 25 September 2005 | Author BERRY-DEE, Christopher.
Haroon Aswat – the man British Police believe was behind the London
bombings – was working for MI6, it has been confirmed by leading U.S. and
French intelligence asset/agents.
Now an FBI agent in Seattle – name removed for security reasons, but can be
published at the drop of a hat – has demanded that former USDA federal
agent, Dr Janette Parker, stop talking to the British media about how the
FBI obstructed their own top terrorism investigator, John O‚Neill in his
Dr Parker, who worked alongside O‚Neill, although not in an official
capacity‚ is fearful of her life.
„Janet is a highly-professional and honest person. She is very brave,‰ says
Christopher Berry-Dee, publisher of TNC. „But, now the cat is out of the
bag, and we have ensured that she will be protected by circulating her
information to leading British newspapers and the media.‰
Dr Parker writes: „The American press can be silenced but not the British
press. MI-5 and MI-6 and not happy about the intelligence failure on the
American side of the Atlantic, especially withholding information about
Haroon Aswat‚s intention for additional bombings and his fund raising in
Seattle area in March 2002 (after 911).‰
Haroon Aswat is the primary suspect as the mastermind of the London
Bombings 7/7. The FBI can assert that Haroon was not in Seattle on March 6,
2002, but British intelligence had him under close surveillance and they
know whether he was in England or not.........
read the rest at
6. Trapped in New Orleans
Trapped in New Orleans
By LARRY BRADSHAW
and LORRIE BETH SLONSKY
Two days after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the Walgreens store at
the corner of Royal and Iberville Streets in the city's historic French
Quarter remained locked. The dairy display case was clearly visible through
the widows. It was now 48 hours without electricity, running water,
plumbing, and the milk, yogurt, and cheeses were beginning to spoil in the
The owners and managers had locked up the food, water, pampers and
prescriptions, and fled the city. Outside Walgreens' windows, residents and
tourists grew increasingly thirsty and hungry. The much-promised federal,
state and local aid never materialized, and the windows at Walgreens gave
way to the looters.
There was an alternative. The cops could have broken one small window and
distributed the nuts, fruit juices and bottled water in an organized and
systematic manner. But they did not. Instead, they spent hours playing cat
and mouse, temporarily chasing away the looters.
We were finally airlifted out of New Orleans two days ago and arrived home
on Saturday. We have yet to see any of the TV coverage or look at a
newspaper. We are willing to guess that there were no video images or
front-page pictures of European or affluent white tourists looting the
Walgreens in the French Quarter............
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7. Melt Down - 'rendition'
Destination Cairo: human rights fears over CIA flights
Snatched suspects tell of torture, UN investigator to look at British role
Ian Cobain, Stephen Grey and Richard Norton-Taylor
Monday September 12, 2005 - The Guardian
It was only a matter of time before the CIA caught up with Saad Iqbal Madni.
A Pakistani Islamist and, allegedly, a close associate of Richard Reid,
shoe bomber, he turned up in Indonesia in November 2001, just as the
regime was crumbling and members of al-Qaida were fleeing
a room in a Jakarta boarding house, he told locals he
had arrived to hand
over an inheritance to his late father's second wife.
On January 9 2002, Iqbal was seized by Indonesian intelligence agents.
days later, according to Indonesian officials, he was bundled aboard a
V executive jet which had flown into a military airfield in the
without any extradition hearing or judicial process, he was
flown to Cairo.
Iqbal, 24, had become the latest terrorism suspect to fall into a
known in US intelligence circles as "extraordinary rendition" - the
of a suspect who is not placed on trial, or flown to
taken to a country where torture is common.
These suspects are denied legal representation, and their detention is
from the International Committee of the Red Cross. The most
is Egypt, but there is evidence of detainees also being
flown to Jordan,
Morocco, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Syria.
Precise numbers are impossible to determine. A report on renditions
by New York University school of law and the New York City Bar
suggests that around 150 people have been "rendered" in the
last four years,
but that is only an estimate. A handful have emerged from
what has been labelled
a secret gulag, and have given deeply disturbing
accounts of horrific mistreatment.
Previous media reports have uncovered sketchy details of a British link
CIA abduction operations, but the full extent of the UK's support can
be revealed. Drawing on publicly available information from the US
Aviation Administration, the Guardian has compiled a database of
which shows the extent of British logistical support.
Aircraft involved in the operations have flown into the UK at least 210
since 9/11, an average of one flight a week. The 26-strong fleet run
CIA have used 19 British airports and RAF bases, including Heathrow,
Birmingham, Luton, Bournemouth and Belfast. The favourite
Prestwick, which CIA aircraft have flown into and out from
more than 75 times. Glasgow has seen 74 flights, and RAF Northolt 33.
The Gulfstream V on to which Iqbal was bundled and flown to Egypt, for
left Cairo on January 15 and headed for Scotland. After a brief
at Prestwick, probably to refuel, it departed again for
was held in Cairo for two years before appearing in
he told other detainees who have since been released that
he was tortured
by having electrodes placed on his knees. It also appears
that his bladder
was damaged during interrogation..........................
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