Reprinted from www.libertylobby.org, home of The SPOTLIGHT archive
1999 Sour For Bilderberg
By James P. Tucker Jr.
1999 was a bad year for Bilderberg and its future looks gloomy.
Herculean efforts to keep their meetings secret in Sintra, Portugal, in June and in Washington in November failed miserably. Every year Bilderberg's cover grows weaker as the European media collaborate with The SPOTLIGHT to unmask evil acts.
The American media collaborates with Bilderberg in a futile attempt to maintain secrecy. American "journalists" are largely successful, however, in maintaining a domestic blackout.
At Sintra, Bilderberg was in a panic to end the war in Yugoslavia which it had started, fearing public outrage at NATO's slaughter of women and children in the bombings of hospitals and shopping malls. They were able to manipulate an end to the war which had served its purpose: Establishing NATO as the United Nations' standing army with license to patrol the entire world.
Especially interesting was the presence of senators at Sintra. For years, leaders in Congress regularly attended Bilderberg. But as SPOTLIGHT penetrated the veil of secrecy, attending Bilderberg created what former House Speaker Tom Foley once called "political problems" with constituents. For years, no congressmen appeared at Bilderberg meetings.
But this year, three senators ap peared: Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.). Bayh and Dodd are sons of former senators and, like their fathers, have a history of internationalism. Bayh's father, Birch Bayh, led the Senate fight to give away America's canal in Panama.
But Hagel is an anomaly for Bilderberg. He has a conservative history. He has been a sharp critic of the UN's Kyoto treaty on "global warming" and a staunch defender of American sovereignty.
Their presence means that Bilderberg views all three as potential presidents, as was the obscure governor of Arkansas when he attended his first Bilderberg meeting in Baden, Germany, in 1991. President Clinton has been represented by his wife, Hillary, at one Bilderberg meeting since taking office. All presidents since and including Dwight Eisenhower have had a White House official attend Bilderberg.
Bilderberg and its brother group, the Trilateral Commission, like to own presidents and, in most cases, control Republican and Democratic nominees, thus owning both horses in a two-man presidential derby.
Their success is demonstrated by the fact that, since and including Eisenhower, every president except Richard Nix on and Ronald Reagan have been members of Bilderberg or the Trilateral Commission. In office, however, Reagan and Nixon paid homage to the world shadow government.
Another senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), attended the secret Bilderberg steering committee meeting in Washington in November. This suggests that they view her as a future presidential running mate.
Much of this meeting was devoted to worrying over growing "nationalism" and "isolationism" in America and fears of as "Buchanan backlash" -- a reference to Pat Buchanan, who is running for the Reform Party's presidential nomination.
Bilderberg's grief in 1999 is America's glory -- and hope for further restraining the power grabbers in the dawn of a new millennium.