Sunday, June 18, 2006  

One of the reasons

I am not impressed with Robert Novak is this:
Jacques Aigrain, CEO of Swiss Re.
George Alogoskoufis, finance minister of Greece.
Ahmad Chalabi, former deputy prime minister of Iraq and long-time opponent of Saddam Hussein.
George A. David, chairman of Coca-Cola.
Paul Desmarais, CEO of Power Corporation.
Richard Holbrooke, key American negotiator for 1995 Bosnian peace accords.
Vernon Jordan, friend and onetime presidential aide to Bill Clinton.
Henry Kissinger, foreign-policy guru and secretary of state under Richard Nixon.
Johann Koss, Norwegian Olympian and president of Right to Play organization.
Ed Kronenburg, director of NATO's private office.
Bernardino Leon Gross, Spain's foreign minister.
Ronald S. Lloyd, chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston.
Frank McKenna, former New Brunswick premier, now deputy chair of Toronto Dominion.
Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands.
Gordon Nixon, Royal Bank of Canada president, CEO.
George Pataki, governor of New York state.
Richard Perle, senior foreign policy adviser to U.S. President George W. Bush.
Heather Reisman, chair and CEO of Indigo Books and Music Inc.
David Rockefeller, retired banker, heir to oil fortune.
Dennis Ross, former Clinton Mideast negotiator.
Giulio Tremonti, VP of Italy's chamber of deputies.
James Wolfensohn, U.S. Mideast envoy, former head of the World Bank.
Robert Zoellick, deputy U.S. secretary of state.


This list courtesy of the Toronto Star and

And who might these lovely people be? Why, the Bilderberg group.
Wikipedia describes them thusly:
The Bilderberg group or Bilderberg conference is an unofficial annual invitation only conference of around 130 guests, most of whom are persons of influence in the fields of business, academia, media, or politics.

Due to discussions by public officials and powerful business leaders (and others) being off-the-record, these annual meetings are the subject of much criticism (for circumventing the more typical democratic process of discussing issues openly and publicly) and numerous conspiracy theories.

The elite group meets annually, in secret, at exclusive, five-star resorts throughout the world, normally in Europe, although sometimes in the United States or Canada. It has an office in Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands.
with all of Wikipedia's other stuff it adds.

The B-group is a magnet for conspiracy theorists and crazies, but it is also very secretive, frequented by people with power, money, influence (well, in Chalabi's case, that is relative) and in a position to make VERY important decisions (like what? Oh, little things, like invade Iran? Not invade Iran?).

The BBC had this to say in 2004: PAY ATTENTION:

A former journalist, Mr Gosling runs a campaign against the group from his home in Bristol, UK.

"My main problem is the secrecy. When so many people with so much power get together in one place I think we are owed an explanation of what is going on.

Mr Gosling seizes on a quote from Will Hutton, the British economist and a former Bilderberg delegate, who likened it to the annual WEF gathering where "the consensus established is the backdrop against which policy is made worldwide".

"One of the first places I heard about the determination of US forces to attack Iraq was from leaks that came out of the 2002 Bilderberg meeting," says Mr Gosling.

read the rest here.

And then there is this group, the Trilateral Commission, whose members are listed (sort of)here.

Also a target of much conspiracy theory discussion. And also linked, via a number of members, to the Bilderberg Group.

And now, back to our friend Robert Novak.

In 1986, in a presentation to which Heritage Foundation interns were invited (which, amazingly enough, included me). Novak spoke at length about the late Ronald Reagan, in such glowing terms that, being from California, I felt I simply had to say something. And also, having been in Europe, when Reagan so happily placed himself at Normandy and then laid wreaths on the graves of SS soldiers- Novak left me no choice.
So I said my piece- something about how problematic it should be that the great Communicator, the leader of the Free World, should see himself as the great actor upon a soundstage where directors come and go, but he, the Great Actor remains (Novak's protrayal) and didn't Novak find that a bit troubling), which the great Novak thought was silly from one so young (as in "Young Lady, I don't think you understand. "But, sir, yes I do. I'm from California.")

Later on we had a brief tete a tete during which I mentioned Reagon, Bilderberg and Trilateral Commission in the same sentence. The great Novak harumpfed and allowed as how I was being extra silly and didn't I know that none of this was true and not to believe all those lies, harumpf.

Unfortunately, I had just returned from Europe, poking my nose into various stories and researching them and had good connections with AP, AFP, SIPA and a couple of other people and had read a very well-researched book on exactly this topic by a very respected author.

I mentioned said book and author and the tenor changed slightly. Well, said the great Novak, ok. Harumpf, the Bilderberg Group does exist, but not the Trilateral Commission, and I don't understand what all the fuss is about. It's just a bunch of people with prestige and position getting together for a nice time. Surely, he said, you would understand that.

And then I asked when the Saudis would turn up on the Iran-Contra radar- and off the great Novak went in a huff.

And ever since, I have had no respect for the b boy of the Republicans. And I am not surprised that he was not, in any way, made responsible for the Plame Affaire.

And btw, Mr. Novak, both the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group do exist.
Sweet dreams.
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