Annual meeting of global elite could coincide with general election
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, April 8, 2010
With the 2010 Bilderberg Group conference fast approaching, consensus seems to indicate that the United Kingdom or Ireland will be the likeliest location for the annual gathering of the global elite.
With the Trilateral Commission set to meet in Dublin Ireland from May 7-9, some think that the occasional pattern of both the Bilderbergs and the Trilaterals holding their conference in the same geographic location will be repeated.
Sleuths on the Bilderberg.org forum have also noted that the International Economic Forum of the Americas, which this year falls on June 7-10 usually takes place at least three weeks after the BIlderberg conference if Bilderberg takes place in western Europe, meaning this year’s Bilderberg confab would likely be around the middle of May.
“If the pattern above holds, Bilderberg 2010 will be somewhere in Western Europe or the British Isles the weekend of May 14. If it occurs in North America, which seems less likely, it would be the weekend of June 4,” writes one researcher.
Others have suggested early June as a likely meeting date because the Trilaterals are convening later than usual this year – they normally hold their conference in April.
The fact that Bilderberg has taken place in North America twice out of the last four years suggests Europe will be chosen as this year’s destination. Bilderberg was last hosted in the UK in 1998 when the meeting was held in Scotland. Before that, the UK played host in 1986 and 1977. The 12 year gap since the last meeting in the UK suggests it’s time for the British Isles to play host once again, since there has never been a period of more than 12 years between conferences in the UK since the Bilderberg Group was formed in 1954.
The United Kingdom has also come up as a possible location because it would coincide with the UK general election, which is due to take place on May 6. “I would assume the meeting will take place prior to that date and that Cameron, who is related to Scottish Aristocracy, would be invited and subsequently selected to power,” writes another poster.
Bilderberg has a history of acting in a Kingmaker capacity. President Obama was rumored to have attended the 2008 conference before his election victory later that year. There are numerous instances where Prime Ministers and Presidents have gone on to become leaders shortly after attending Bilderberg meetings, the most notable examples being Bill Clinton and Tony Blair.
Barack Obama’s running mate Joe Biden was selected by Bilderberg luminary James A. Johnson, and John Kerry’s 2004 running mate John Edwards was also anointed by the group after he gave a glowing speech at the conference in 2004. Bilderberg attendees even broke house rules to applaud Edwards at the end of a speech he gave to the elitists about American politics. The choice of Edwards was shocking to media pundits who had fully expected Dick Gephardt to secure the position. The New York Post even reported that Gephardt had been chosen and “Kerry-Gephardt” stickers were being placed on campaign vehicles before being removed when Edwards was announced as Kerry’s number two.
A 2008 Portuguese newspaper report highlighted the fact that Pedro Santana Lopes and Jose Socrates attended the 2004 meeting in Stresa, Italy before both going on to become Prime Minster of Portugal.
The main factor that goes against the conference being held in the UK is Bilderberg’s preference for privacy as increasing awareness of their agenda attracts more protesters and press attention. Though the UK press cannot be relied upon to afford the event the attention it deserves, there will no doubt be hundreds of UK citizens who will descend on wherever the meeting is taking place to demonstrate.
Recent Bilderberg meetings in Canada, Turkey and Greece have attracted significant mainstream media interest as well as numerous protests.
Indeed, it’s ironic that Bilderberg have come to rely on the American media as the most pliable in that they routinely afford almost no coverage whatsoever to an event which attracts 200 or more of the most influential people on the planet. The 2008 conference in Chantilly Virginia was accompanied by an almost universal media blackout on behalf of the U.S. press.