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article imageBilderberg Conference starts today in Chantilly Virginia (update)

By Anne Sewell     May 31, 2012 in World
Chantilly - Starting today 150 of the world's elite are meeting just outside Washington. Will they decide who to back as the next U.S. President?
The agenda of the meeting is not available to the public, but much speculation is going around as to what the global elite will be discussing.
RT interviewed Alex Jones of Prison Planet earlier this month.
The interviewer asked Jones: “Should the elite get behind Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?” asking if this would likely be one of the topics discussed at the conference.
Jones replied: “Both men are bought and paid for by the same financial interests, and so the discussion will be which candidate can basically con the American people to lay down the tyranny for another four years.”
Many people are wondering if the Bilderberg Conference is a place that decides the leaders in this world and many believe it is. Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush both apparently attended Bilderberg conferences in the years prior to election as President.
Prior to becoming Prime Minister of England in 1997, Tony Blair was an attendee at the 1993 Bilderberg conference.
Many believe that the 2004 conference decided 2008's U.S. presidential election and rumors suggested that attending members backed Barack Obama for his future nomination at that year's event.
Jones told RT, “For an entire day, the media in Virginia and in DC saying, ‘Where’s Obama? Where’s Obama?’ And we were there saying he’s inside, the secret service is there.”
This year's conference will be held at the Chantilly, Virginia Westfield Marriott, the same location as the 2004 conference. Jones will be there to watch everything he can from the grounds of the hotel. Luke Rudkowski, the citizen journalist from We are Change, who recently livestreamed the protests in Chicago will also be there.
Jones had a reservation at the hotel, but says that it was revoked and he was told that he is banned. Shortly afterwards, Jones' Prison Planet news website revealed that “all guests had been kicked out of the hotel, and offered one night’s accommodation at the Residence Inn in Chantilly (also Marriott owned).”
“Policy is being set there and this is one of the most elite meetings out there,” Jones told RT. That, many fear, is precisely why those close to the conference don’t want outsiders to have an inside scoop.
Jones stated further that it was likely that a decision would be made to select a vice presidential nominee to run alongside their chosen candidate. He feels that Mitt Romney would be the candidate of choice for the top job. Al Kamen of the Washington Post feels that a likely candidate for the lesser position would be Senator Marco Rubio.
Prison Planet is reported unprecedented security at the Chantilly hotel with nests of machine guns springing up. With a record-breaking number of protesters likely to turn up, including Occupy Bilderberg, they are taking no chances it seems.
Jones overheard discussions between members of Bilderberg security on the sophisticated surveillance equipment using satellites that will be used to tap into phones of prominent activists and media personalities set to cover the event.
The London Guardian journalist, Charlie Skelton has reported that the organizers of the conference were using iPhones to film guests arriving at the hotel for brunch. Background checks are being run on journalists and well as regular guests at the hotel.
According to Prison Planet, security at Bilderberg is apparently planning to announce a fake bomb threat in order to widen the exclusion perimeter around the hotel to keep journalists and protesters at bay. Jones says that should they decide to proceed with this threat, it will happen either tonight or tomorrow morning.
Apparently this tactic was also employed successfully at last year's Bilderberg conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland to keep protesters away from the building.
Prison Planet is hoping to get hold of the full agenda of the conference. One topic of discussion already confirmed to be up for debate will be ecological issues and Agenda 21 – part of Bilderberg’s efforts to usher in a post-industrial revolution.
Bilderberg Meetings
Chantilly, Virginia, USA, 31 May-3 June 2012
Final List of Participants
AUT - Cernko, Willibald - CEO, UniCredit Bank Austria AG
AUT - Faymann, Werner - Federal Chancellor
AUT - Scholten, Rudolf - Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
AUT- Bronner, Oscar - Publisher, Der Standard Medienwelt
BEL - H.R.H. Prince Philippe of Belgium
CAN - Carney, Mark J. - Governor, Bank of Canada
CAN - Clark, W. Edmund - Group President and CEO, TD Bank Group
CAN - McKenna, Frank - Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group
CAN - Prichard, J. Robert S. - Chair, Torys LLP
CAN - Redford, Alison M. - Premier of Alberta
CAN - Reisman, Heather M. - CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
CAN - Wright, Nigel S. - Chief of Staff, Office of the Prime Minister
CHE - Supino, Pietro - Chairman and Publisher, Tamedia AG
CHE - Vasella, Daniel L. - Chairman, Novartis AG
CHN - Fu, Ying - Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
CHN - Huang, Yiping - Professor of Economics, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University
DEN - Mchangama, Jacob - Director of Legal Affairs, Center for Political Studies (CEPOS)
DEU - Enders, Thomas - CEO, Airbus
DEU - Ischinger, Wolfgang - Chairman, Munich Security Conference; Global Head Government Relations, Allianz SE
DEU - Koch, Roland - CEO, Bilfinger Berger SE
DEU - Löscher, Peter - President and CEO, Siemens AG
DEU - Nass, Matthias - Chief International Correspondent, Die Zeit
DEU - Reitzle, Wolfgang - CEO & President, Linde AG
DEU - Trittin, Jürgen - Parliamentary Leader, Alliance 90/The Greens
DEU- Ackermann, Josef - Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG
DNK - Christiansen, Jeppe - CEO, Maj Invest
DNK - Federspiel, Ulrik - Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S
ESP - Cebrián, Juan Luis - CEO, PRISA; Chairman, El País
ESP - Nin Génova, Juan María - Deputy Chairman and CEO, Caixabank
ESP - Sáenz de Santamaría Antón, Soraya - Vice President and Minister for the Presidency
FIN - Apunen, Matti - Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA
FIN - Ollila, Jorma - Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell, plc
FIN - Siilasmaa, Risto - Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nokia Corporation
FIN - Urpilainen, Jutta - Minister of Finance
FRA - Baverez, Nicolas - Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
FRA - Béchu, Christophe - Senator, and Chairman, General Council of Maine-et-Loire
FRA - Castries, Henri de - Chairman and CEO, AXA Group
FRA - Chalendar, Pierre André de - Chairman and CEO, Saint-Gobain
FRA - Izraelewicz, Erik - CEO, Le Monde
FRA - Karvar, Anousheh - Inspector, Inter-ministerial Audit and Evaluation Office for Social, Health, Employment and Labor Policies
FRA - Montbrial, Thierry de - President, French Institute for International Relations
FRA - Senard, Jean-Dominique - CEO, Michelin Group
GBR - Agius, Marcus - Chairman, Barclays plc
GBR - Boles, Nick - Member of Parliament
GBR - Clarke, Kenneth - Member of Parliament, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of Justice
GBR - Dudley, Robert - Group Chief Executive, BP plc
GBR - Flint, Douglas J. - Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
GBR - Kerr, John - Independent Member, House of Lords
GBR - Mandelson, Peter - Member, House of Lords; Chairman, Global Counsel
GBR - Micklethwait, John - Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
GBR - Rachman, Gideon - Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, The Financial Times
GBR - Voser, Peter - CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
GBR - Wolf, Martin H. - Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
GRC - Giannitsis, Anastasios - Former Minister of Interior; Professor of Development and International Economics, University of Athens
GRC - Papalexopoulos, Dimitri - Managing Director, Titan Cement Co.
GRC - Tsoukalis, Loukas - President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy
INT - Almunia, Joaquín - Vice-President – Commissioner for Competition, European Commission
INT - Gucht, Karel de - Commissioner for Trade, European Commission
INT - Kodmani, Bassma - Member of the Executive Bureau and Head of Foreign Affairs, Syrian National Council
INT - Kroes, Neelie - Vice President, European Commission; Commissioner for Digital Agenda
INT - Lamy, Pascal - Director-General, World Trade Organization
INT - Sheeran, Josette - Vice Chairman, World Economic Forum
INT - Vimont, Pierre - Executive Secretary General, European External Action Service
INT - Zoellick, Robert B. - President, The World Bank Group
IRL - Gallagher, Paul - Former Attorney General; Senior Counsel
IRL - Noonan, Michael - Minister for Finance
IRL - Sutherland, Peter D. - Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
ISR - Levite, Ariel E. - Nonresident Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
ISR - Rabinovich, Itamar - Global Distinguished Professor, New York University
ITA - Bernabè, Franco - Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia
ITA - Conti, Fulvio - CEO and General Manager, Enel S.p.A.
ITA - Elkann, John - Chairman, Fiat S.p.A.
ITA - Gruber, Lilli - Journalist – Anchorwoman, La 7 TV
ITA - Letta, Enrico - Deputy Leader, Democratic Party (PD)
NLD - Halberstadt, Victor - Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings
NLD - Netherlands, H.M. the Queen of the
NLD - Pechtold, Alexander - Parliamentary Leader, Democrats ’66 (D66)
NLD - Polman, Paul - CEO, Unilever PLC
NLD - Rutte, Mark - Prime Minister
NLD - Scheffer, Paul - Professor of European Studies, Tilburg University
NOR - Brandtzæg, Svein Richard - President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
NOR - Andresen, Johan H. - Owner and CEO, FERD
POL - Rostowski, Jacek - Minister of Finance
PRT - Amado, Luís- Chairman, Banco Internacional do Funchal (BANIF)
PRT - Balsemão, Francisco Pinto - President and CEO, Impresa; Former Prime Minister
PRT - Moreira da Silva, Jorge - First Vice-President, Partido Social Democrata (PSD)
RUS - Chubais, Anatoly B. - CEO, OJSC RUSNANO
RUS - Ivanov, Igor S. - Associate member, Russian Academy of Science; President, Russian International Affairs Council
RUS - Kasparov, Garry - Chairman, United Civil Front (of Russia)
SWE - Carlsson, Gunilla - Minister for International Development Cooperation
SWE - Wallenberg, Jacob - Chairman, Investor AB
SWE- Bonnier, Jonas - President and CEO, Bonnier AB
TUR - Babacan, Ali - Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs
TUR - Keyman, E. Fuat - Director, Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations, Sabanci University
TUR - Koç, Mustafa - Chairman, Koç Holding A.Ş.
TUR - Timuray, Serpil - CEO, Vodafone Turkey
TUR- Berberoğlu, Enis - Editor-in-Chief, Hürriyet Newspaper
USA - Ajami, Fouad - Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University
USA - Altman, Roger C. - Chairman, Evercore Partners
USA - Collins, Timothy C. - CEO and Senior Managing Director, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC
USA - Daniels, Jr., Mitchell E. - Governor of Indiana
USA - DeMuth, Christopher - Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute
USA - Donilon, Thomas E. - National Security Advisor, The White House
USA - Evans, J. Michael - Vice Chairman, Global Head of Growth Markets, Goldman Sachs & Co.
USA - Ferguson, Niall - Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University
USA - Gephardt, Richard A. - President and CEO, Gephardt Group
USA - Goolsbee, Austan D. - Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
USA - Graham, Donald E. - Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company
USA - Harris, Britt - CIO, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
USA - Hoffman, Reid - Co-founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
USA - Huntsman, Jr., Jon M. - Chairman, Huntsman Cancer Foundation
USA - Jacobs, Kenneth - Chairman and CEO, Lazard
USA - Johnson, James A. - Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC
USA - Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. - Senior Managing Director, Lazard
USA - Karp, Alexander - CEO, Palantir Technologies
USA - Karsner, Alexander - Executive Chairman, Manifest Energy, Inc
USA - Kerry, John - Senator for Massachusetts
USA - Kissinger, Henry A. - Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
USA - Kleinfeld, Klaus - Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
USA - Kravis, Henry R. - Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
USA - Kravis, Marie-Josée - Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
USA - Krupp, Fred - President, Environmental Defense Fund
USA - Li, Cheng - Director of Research and Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
USA - Lipsky, John - Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University
USA - Liveris, Andrew N. - President, Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
USA - Lynn, William J. - Chairman and CEO, DRS Technologies, Inc.
USA - Mathews, Jessica T. - President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
USA - Mehlman, Kenneth B. - Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
USA - Mundie, Craig J. - Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation
USA - Noonan, Peggy - Author, Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
USA - Orszag, Peter R. - Vice Chairman, Citigroup
USA - Perle, Richard N. - Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
USA - Rattner, Steven - Chairman, Willett Advisors LLC
USA - Rogoff, Kenneth S. - Professor of Economics, Harvard University
USA - Rose, Charlie - Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose
USA - Ross, Dennis B. - Counselor, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
USA - Rubin, Robert E. - Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury
USA - Schmidt, Eric E. - Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
USA - Shambaugh, David - Director, China Policy Program, George Washington University
USA - Speyer, Jerry I. - Chairman and Co-CEO, Tishman Speyer
USA - Thiel, Peter A. - President, Clarium Capital / Thiel Capital
USA - Warsh, Kevin - Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University
USA - Wolfensohn, James D. - Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company
USA - Yergin, Daniel - Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates
USA- Alexander, Keith B. - Commander, US Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency
Rapporteurs
GBR - Bredow, Vendeline von - Business Correspondent, The Economist
GBR - Wooldridge, Adrian D. - Foreign Correspondent, The Economist
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