It’s Bilderberg Time!

May 14, 2009

The venue of this years Bilderberg, in Athens, Greece

The venue of this year's Bilderberg, in Athens, Greece

Yup, the world’s great and good are meeting for their annual conclave in Greece, and for once there is a teensy-little bit of coverage of their shindig.

The Guardian has sent Charlie Skelton over to wander around the perimeter, making very little sense at all, but giving a flavour of how paranoid the security is. The Times had a report on the meeting, giving some rare context, and the location: Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel, Apollonos Avenue 40, 16671 Vouliagmeni, Greece.

As far as we know, the agenda for the meeting will revolve around the gathering depression. Investigative reporter Daniel Estulin reports that the major talking point will be whether the leaders of the world should aim for “a prolonged, agonizing depression that dooms the world to decades of stagnation, decline and poverty…or an intense-but-shorter depression that paves the way for a new sustainable economic world order, with less sovereignty but more efficiency.”

Paul Joseph Watson, of Prison Planet, reports that “Estulin [also] warns  that Bilderberg are fostering a false picture of economic recovery, suckering investors into ploughing their money back into the stock market again only to later unleash another massive downturn which will create “massive losses and searing financial pain in the months ahead.”

One problem with writing like this is that it’s so easy to simply make up. After all, since Bilderberg is a secret organization (or club) you can pretty much ascribe any aims to its members and gain credibility when they come true. But Estulin predicting that the housing bubble would pop, or Joseph Watson saying that people will talk up the economy isn’t controversial. Both things are or were inevitable.

If Estulin came out saying that “Bilderberg is going to spearhead the semi-nationalization of the world’s financial centres, pumping “x” billions of tax dollars into the banks before creaming off the profits” then it would be more impressive.

And predictions like “In spring 2002, when war hawks in the Bush administration were pushing for a summer invasion of Iraq, Bilderbergers expressed their desire for a delay and the attack was not launched until March the following year” are not convincing. The U.S. took over a year after 9/11 to build the fake case for war in Iraq and to organize its military. Invasion in 2002 – as early as spring – wasn’t possible.

So I take anything like that with a heap of salt. Still, it’s always fun to see what people come up with, and there is the ever-present mystery of precisely what kinds of deals get done at these events.


One Response to “It’s Bilderberg Time!”

  1. Watson Says:

    Is there a list of attendees? It would be nice to ask elected representatives who paid for them and what they achieved for us at the meetings.

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