Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

What is "The Bilderberg Group" and why is it so secretive?

I've heard stories about this before but always shrugged them off and now I find out that because of protestors, they put out a press release this year and are meeting this weekend just outside of Washington DC.

They provided a number for media to get a partial attendance list which is here:

Why are all of these US & International political big wigs secretly meeting with executives from Merill Lynch, the Fed Reserve and other banking powers, Google, Microsoft and heads of various US media outlets??

Is it possible that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's meeting in Washington was a way for them to attend?

(James Johnson who is picking Obama's VP is on the list of attendees)

Have you heard about this group before and what do you think goes on at these meetings?

Do you wonder whether both Democratic candidates attended (apparently Clinton had in the past)

And finally, why do you think the press isn't talking about this?


I wanted to mention this. There are several news stories about this secretive meeting from international media (Canada, Turkey, United Kingdom, Iran, Netherlands, etc.) but nothing from the US mainstream press. Here's some examples:


Secretive meeting held in United States


Speculation about Obama, Clinton attending Bilderberger meeting


Bilderberg boys will decide who’s Obama’s “chosen” Veep


Bilderberg, Shadow Supergovernment


CNN on the Bilderberg Group

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Update 2:

sparhawnk: Woulds a press release on Yahoo work?

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Put simply, a group of all too powerful world figures meeting in PRIVATE. Many of the members are affiliated with the Council of Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission, other groups of global government and corporate elites which similarly hold private meetings regarding foreign policies and such. Use 'google' and see what you find.

    My thoughts are, I don't want people with that much control over media and government happenings meeting in PRIVATE about anything. Full disclosure is necessary, because I see no reason to blindly trust people with that much power.

    Also, political figures who attend may be violating the "Logan Act", and violation of this act is felony.

    How is it with that many influential world figures attending an event together, where is the mainstream media in all this? There is no good reason that such an event isn't being covered by the major news networks, or even the local networks. But nobody saw any coverage of it...kept totally hush hush.

    People have to use the internet and shuffle through buried news clips and independent journalism these days more than ever...because what is being fed to us on our Murdoch owned cable networks and newspapers is just there to herd us like sheep to their special interests. Research, and then form an opinion!

  • 4 years ago

    At least two answers here so far (ahem... zaphod) are basically saying: "Bush has ties with the Bilderberg group, so therefore, Obama must not." What? Really? Why can't you think correctly? WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR ABILITY TO THINK PROPERLY? I REALLY WANT TO KNOW! THEY'RE BOTH TIED TO THE BILDERBERG GROUP!!! (that's sort of THE WHOLE POINT.) THEY ARE BOTH PUPPETS. -P-U-P-P-E-T-S- mmmkay? Your logic hinges around the premise that Obama is somehow the "opposite" of Bush. If you can't get past that mental block, I don't think I can help you. And so many others here are like "hmmmmm... that's nice, but .... _____ bla bla bla __________ ... the Republicans." Glossing over the issue and reverting to criticism of the other party does not count as a defense of your own. Besides, that's not even valid here, as the film does not criticize Obama or the Democrats, it exposes the entire power structure, which means it criticizes both sides. BOTH PARTIES ARE CONTROLLED BY THE SAME GLOBALIST GROUPS! WHY CAN'T U PEOPLE GET THAT SIMPLE FACT THROUGH YOUR SKULLS? QUIT BUYING INTO ALL THIS MEDIA-HYPED LEFT vs RIGHT BULLSH*T AND LOOK AT WHAT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Wow...Impressive list!

    Well, I've never been invited so I'm not sure what they talk about but I thought there was a US federal law restricting representatives of the US government from meeting with other intentional leaders in private. I'll have to do some checking on that to be sure.

    I think it's entirely possible and likely that Obama and Clinton attended. I saw a story about the press being pretty upset that they were tricked and flown to Chicago or someplace without even knowing that Obama planned any kind of meeting. When you sneak around like that, who knows what else you have planned. And like you said, a member of his VP selection committee is one of the attendees. That's pretty weird.

    I would guess that the press doesn't say anything because they are party of that "group" of elites. I swore I heard a quote years ago from David Rockerfeller thanking places like the NY Times, Wash. Post and others for keeping things hush hush.

    Whatever is going on, the possibilities and speculation make it pretty scary when you think of the abilities of all of these people. Between Google and MS you can manipulate, censor and monitor most of the US internet activity. Add in television and print media which we all know manipulated people. And then throw in a bunch of power hungry elites who want control.

    That doesn't add up to anything positive in my mind -- especially when it's "a secret meeting".

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The CFR, Bilderberg group, &/or Trilateral Commission . Bill Clinton furthered their interests by signing NAFTA . Which by the way, is not a law or a treaty, and the terms of which could be renegotiated at any time.

    In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, CFR member James Warburg said: “We shall have world government whether or not you like it --by conquest or consent.”Fred Thompson is a CFR member. Rudy Giuliani is a CFR member. Mitt Romney is a CFR member. Hillary Clinton is a CFR member. Barak Obama is a CFR member. The Council on Foreign Relations seems to dominate our government, Democrat or Republican! All of the "top tier" candidates are CFR puppets, with only one exception, RON PAUL. The CFR has been promoting one world government since the orgaization was founded in 1921.

    from http://www.theforbi ddenknowledge. com/har.. . :

    ------------ --------- --------- --------. ..

    "In 1944 and in 1948, the Republican candidate for President, Thomas Dewey, was a CFR member. In later years, Republicans Eisenhower and Nixon were members of the CFR, as were Democrats Stevenson, Kennedy, Humphrey, and McGovern. (Note: We believe Kennedy became disloyal to the CFR prior to his assassination. ) The American people think that they have a choice when they vote for a President, but the truth of the matter is, with few exceptions: Presidential candidates for decades have been CFR members.

    The CFR not only has its members in the United States Government, but its influence has also spead to other vital areas of American life. According to Newell: 'Its members have run, or are running, NBC and CBS, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Des Moines Register, and many other important newspapers. The leaders of Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Business Week, and numerous other publications are CFR members. The organization’ s members also dominate the academic world, top corporations, the huge tax-exempt foundations, labor unions, the military, and just about every segment of American life.'

    (My note: It is no wonder that the media calls those who call out CFR members "conspiracy theorists," given that they are themselves CFR members.)

    Barry Goldwater states in his book, 'With No Apologies', on page 231:

    'Does it not seem strange to you that these men just happened to be CFR and just happened to be on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, that absolutely controls the money and interest rates of this great country without benefit of Congress? A privately owned organization, the Federal Reserve, which has absolutely nothing to do with the United States of America!'

    and Newell continues to write: 'Not every member of the CFR is fully committed to carrying out Edward Mandell House’s conspiratorial plan. Many have been flattered by an invitation to join a study group, which is what the CFR calls itself. Others go along because of personal benefits, such as a nice job and a new importance. But all are used to promote the destruction of U.S. sovereignty. ' "

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    The Europeans were fooled into forming the EU, and the EU is trying to create its own constitution now, which would be above the laws of every formerly sovereign country. Most Europeans are against the EU creating it's own constitution, but the EU has refused to give up. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano told a news conference in Siena that "those who are anti EU are terrorists". In the US, when you are labeled a "terrorist," you are opened up to all of the tyranny that the USA PATRIOT ACT offers. You can be sure that you would see the NAU speaking the same way that President Napolitano has been speaking.

    http://www.apsanet. org/content_ 30354.cfm

    http://www.cfr. org/publication/ 8102/buil. ..

    http://www.theforbi ddenknowledge. com/har.. .

    http://www.jonesrep /1806...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Here is the link to their press release:

    And here is the link to an AP story that tells how Obama lost his press corps in VA (where bilderberg is meeting) for a secret meeting with Hillary. (I would have to guess it was at the Bilderberg meeting. There are other articles that place him in VA in that time frame)

    And We are Change are posting videos from the event, you can see for yourself something big is going on there.

    Bilderberg is a group where political leaders and business leaders convine to set policy in private (that is called Fascism)

    And in this case it looks like they helped resolve any issue between Hillary and Obama.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    When you have actual evidence instead of paranoid delusions feel free to post them.

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