Reprinted from www.libertylobby.org, home of The SPOTLIGHT archive
Bilderberg 2000 Agenda
By James P. Tucker Jr.
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Bilderberg, though confined and disorganized, nevertheless had a full agenda while meeting here June 1-3.
• Making Sierra Leone a United Na tions protectorate, financing the program by mining diamonds left untouched while blood is being spilled.
• Creating a global Environment Commission -- not for the sake of conservation but for more United Nations control of once-sovereign nations.
• Speeding Europe's advancement into a single state as part of the larger plan to create a world government.
• Increasing interest rates throughout the world for the enrichment of international financiers.
• Keeping Americans ignorant of presidential candidate Pat Buchanan's views by preventing newspapers and broadcast networks from giving more than token coverage of his presidential campaign.
For the first time, all Bilderberg participants were unable to be sheltered in the same luxury resort. They had been scheduled to meet near Innsbruck, Austria, but called it off after Israel black listed Austria.
They found out they were unable to commandeer such quarters on short no tice.
Thus, Bilderberg was confined to a five-star resort that only accommodates 120 -- the normal number of actual participants without accounting for staff and valets.
Because of their smaller number, they were calling it a meeting of the "steering committee." It was to have been their annual spring meeting. However, some support staff was accommodated by surrounding villas, which are also part of the five-star Chateau du Lac, or Castle by the Lake.
Bilderberg was forced to shorten its meeting by a day, leaving on Sunday morning instead of Monday. This had never happened before in Bilderberg's 46-year history.
The regulars -- David Rockefeller, Hen ry Kissinger and such -- were all present.
Sens. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) and Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) appeared again, after their maiden Bilderberg meeting in Portugal a year ago. This means Bilder berg believes they will be useful. Hagel is on George W.'s short list of Republican vice presidential candidates.
BACK TO AFRICA
Bilderberg's plan for a UN takeover of Sierra Leone was revealed by Alexis Kela of La Radio Africaine.
Kela covered the European Commis sion and European Parliament in Brus sels, along with one of his fellow broadcasters.
Shortly before Bilderberg luminaries began gathering at the Chateau du Lac, about 15 miles outside Brussels, Kela's team was poised at the entrance to the Hilton International in downtown Brus sels. They explained they were waiting for the prime minister of the African country of Niger.
After the meeting, Kela and his associate said the prime minister was assured by Bilderberg that the plan to make Sierra Leone a UN protectorate "was not a return to colonialism but only an effort to end the fighting and the poverty that leads to more bloodshed."
A "trusteeship" of five to 10 years could turn everything around, the Bilderberg representatives reportedly told the prime minister.
The deal could be financed by selling diamonds, according to Kela.
In 1999, Sierra Leone exported only $31 million in diamonds while Liberia, with no significant diamond deposits, ex ported $298 million.
James Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank, presented a new report by his organization at Bilderberg acknowledging that much of African aid -- the lion's share of which is paid by American taxpayers -- has been wasted by inefficiency and corruption.
But, predictably, Wolfensohn called for more handouts, claiming a "window of op portunity to reverse the region's marginalization."
Wolfensohn also called for greater African involvement in "global negotiations that shape the world trading system."
The global environmental authority was known to be on the Bilderberg agenda in advance as a means of laying another level of world authority on the UN bureaucracy, rather than cleaning the air and water and preserving the world's natural resources.
"For these industrialists to be worrying about preserving the environment is analogous to a billy goat taking care of a cabbage patch," said a high State Depart ment official and veteran Bilder berg watch er.
There was much communication among Bilderberg leaders and officials of the European Union (EU), who were meet ing a short distance away in Brus sels.
Some EU officials were summoned to the Chateau du Lac periodically to receive updates on conference talks.
At the same time Bilderberg was meeting, 62 men who called themselves the "Convention" were preparing a new charter for the EU. A draft of the new charter, effectively a written constitution for the EU, is to be ready for consideration by October. It is to be adopted at the EU summit in Nice, France, in December.
Bilderberg reportedly communicated with President Clinton, who was only 50 miles away in Aachen, Germany. Clinton was given the Charlemagne prize for his contribution to creating the "United States of Europe."
A Bilderberg member, Clinton is described as a "strong backer" of more po litical and economic integration of the European states.
It was impossible to determine if Clin ton used a few hours of what the White House schedule calls "private time" in order to drop in at the Chateau du Lac.
When confronted, Bilderberg staff would only reply, "I can't say."
But Bilderberg's message to the "Commission" was the same as Clinton's: Write a charter for the EU that turns Europe completely into a single superstate. The European Parliament already imposes laws on member states and the European Court already nullifies legislation passed by the once-sovereign nations.
But the "United States of Europe," Bilderberg told the EU, must also have a president and a strong cabinet -- a central government built on the American model.
Bilderberg instructed the money managers in the nations of Europe and North America to sharply increase interest rates in the months ahead to avoid "inflation." This would also enrich the money-changers and increase unemployment as investment capital dries up. It would also make labor cheaper, though still more expensive than in China and Africa, now being exploited by international financiers.
Bilderberg is not only concerned about Americans being exposed to Pat Buchanan's views but it now has a problem with Jean-Pierre Chevenement, interior minister of France, a self-described "left winger" who is jealous of his nation's sovereignty.
In responding to a speech by Joschka Fischer, Germany's foreign minister, who called for a federal Europe, Chevenement said Europe needs "strong nation-states" to defend itself against U.S-style globalization. He accused the Germans of trying to recreate the "Holy Roman Empire."
"The dismantling of states can only lead to the triumph of globalization" with Europe finding itself a "rich suburb of the American empire," Chevenement said.
The Europeans are having a hard time gagging Chevenement because, with such notable exceptions as Belgium, the media are less inhibited than in the United States, where Bilderberg has recruited high officials of the major newspapers and all broadcast networks.
But silencing Buchanan is crucial to Bilderberg. His views, when known, are shared by most Americans -- an America-first foreign policy, jealously guarding national sovereignty, limited government and low taxes. So the Bilderberg-controlled media are instructed to give Buchanan only token coverage with his positions noted only when it can be distorted into "anti-Semitism" or "racism."
Bilderberg considers it imperative to keep Buchanan out of the presidential debates for fear that if Americans see and hear him unfiltered, he would win the enthusiastic support of millions. More over, they know that Buchanan could turn Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore into chopped liver in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation.