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Patrice Riemens on Mon, 10 May 1999 17:00:45 +0200 (CEST)


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   Message 58/122 Tony Gosling 

Date: Sat, 8 May 1999 16:55:10 +0100
Subject: High Priests of Globalisation Demand Media Secrecy
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Bilderberg Conference 1999, being this year,Caesar Park Penha Longa
resort,Sintra, Portugual, about 45 miles out side of Lisbon,Conference
dates June 3-6

Apparently they are (Bilderberg) are EXTREMELY unhappy at past media
attention, and this Year will be continuing that policy on

here is an edited version of

    THE HOFFMAN WIRE
    May 6, 1999
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    1. Bilderberg Demands Media Secrecy

The world's most secret society is to meet in Portugal in June.
Bilderberg, one of the most secretive organisation in the world,comprising
presidents, royal families, ministers, top industrialists and financial
leaders are set to meet in Sintra, Portugal at the beginning of June.
Francisco Pinto Balsamao, former Portuguese PM, media baron and frequent
attendee of the meetings is listed as the member for Portugal. The
security for the Bilderberg meetings, which are held at irregular
intervals and prompted by the state of world affairs, is the
responsibility of the host country. According to sources in Washington,
Bilderberg will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to reimburse the
Portuguese government for deploying military forces to guard their privacy
and for helicopters to seek out intruders. Bilderberg have ordered the
resort to be shut down for a full 48 hours before the conference. The
Bilderberg delegates, comprising some of the world's most powerful
decision makers, will be here to discuss highly classified issues which
are not supposed to be disclosed to the public by the press, before or
after the meeting. 

Initially alerted to this meeting by a New York reader who requested
anonymity, The News contacted the Caesar Park Penha Longa resort in Sintra
to verify the information that the secret meeting will be held at their
resort. The only confirmation we received was that an organization
'wishing for the utmost privacy' would be in Sintra and that the hotel was
fully and exclusively booked by this organisation from June 2 to June 7. 

The agenda for the meeting is said to include a "globilaztion summit",
during which nations which cling tenaciously to their sovereign identities
will be denounced by its leadership. The principal feature of Bilderberg
is that it seeks one global government, (a structure similar to the
European Union), while counteracting nationalist sentiment is supposedly
its greatest battle. Renewed calls for the United Nations to be able to
directly tax all people of the world is said to be another major topic to
be tabled for discussion in Sintra. Bilderberg meetings are only held when
and where the hosts can provide the highest levels of security for their
guests. All Bilderberg participants, their staff members and resort
employees will wear photo identification tags. They will have separate
colours to identify the wearer as participant, staff member or employee. A
computer chip "fingerprint" will assure the identity of the card's wearer. 

According to the Washington based investigative newsletter, Spotlight, who
claims to have a contact inside Bilderberg, any intruders are to be
manhandled, cuffed and jailed and if the intruders resist arrest or
attempt to flee, they will be shot.  International and national media are
said to be welcome only when an oath of silence has been taken, news
editors are held responsible if any of their journalists 'inadvertently'
report on what takes place. 

Bilderberg members are immune to all forms of bureaucracy that face
ordinary citizens on a daily basis. No visas are required and a free and
safe passage is provided by the government providing the Bilderberg
rendezvous. They travel to and from the airport to the resort in armoured
vehicles with a police escort. Meetings are held annually but rarely at
the same locations for obvious security reasons. The first Bilderberg
conference was held at the Bilderberg Hotel in Osterbeek Holland in May
1954, and the organization is said to have been established as a secret
and supportive wing of NATO and the Marshall plan which was launched in
the 1940s. 

The News having researched various sources on the Bilderberg meetings,
discovered that PSD co-founder, Francisco Pinto Balsemao, allegedly
attended at least the previous two Bilderberg meetings held in Scotland
(1998) and Georgia in the United States (1997). Balsemao is said to be the
only Portuguese representative on the Bilderberg steering committee. Other
prominent figures listed to have attended previous meetings are Ricardo
Salgado chief executive officer at Banco Espirito Santo, Henry Kissinger,
Tony Blair (who attended the meeting held in 1995) and Giovanni Agnelli
who is the owner of the Fiat Motor Corporation. 

The News (Portugal) May 1, 1999. 

The News is Portugal's largest circulation English language newspaper.
Established for over 20 years, it is the only Portuguese newspaper on the
net that covers all the major news about Portugal in the English language. 

    http://www.the-news.net/

Further info critical of the Bilderbergers
http://www.bilderberg.org

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