Loading banner...


The 1998 BILDERBERG CONFERENCE Summary...


A NEW WORLD ORDER INTELLIGENCE UPDATE SPECIAL ADVISORY

1998 BILDERBERG MEETING ENDS
WAR PLANNED ON CYPRUS IF KOSOVO CRISIS STALLED
EUROPEAN-ATLANTIC UNION EYED AS NEXT STEP IN GLOBALISM
TRUCULENT JAPAN CAUSING CONCERN REGARDING PLANNED ASIAN UNION

[Copyright (c) 1998, New World Order Intelligence Update. This article may be reposted to Internet conferences and Web sites if unaltered and unedited. Prior permission to otherwise reprint or reproduce is required, and may be obtained by contacting John Whitley as detailed below.]

CONTACT: John Whitley
E-mail jwhitley@inforamp.net
Phone 416-481 4868
Fax: 416-322 3686

TORONTO, 16th May, 1998
The 1998 meeting of the secretive and immensely-powerful Bilderberg Group closes tomorrow at the luxurious Turnberry Hotel in Ayrshire, Scotland. The 120 or so Bilderbergers, who normally converge at their pre-selected venue with as much secrecy as possible, had hoped that their selection for the May 14th - 17th conference this year, 15 miles south of Ayr and a quarter of a mile away from the A77 trunk road to Glasgow, would - together with armed and black-clad police at the the property entrance and around the perimeter - guarantee their previously-inviolate privacy.

They have still not recovered from the acute discomfort which they experienced when the TORONTO STAR and local Toronto media, acting on detailed Press Releases from the NEW WORLD ORDER INTELLIGENCE UPDATE [http://www.inforamp.net/~jwhitley], ran several major articles revealing their existence and querying, for the first time in their then 43-year history, the nature and purpose of their secretive conclave at a $66-million luxury resort property at King City, just north of Toronto

Conrad Black, the most closely-watched media magnate in Canadian history, was the convener of that 1996 meeting, during which - exhibiting a new and disarming policy of openness - the Bilderbergers released a list of attendees and a highly-generalized and non-specific agenda. They tried the same proactive approach at their 1997 meeting in Georgia; but now, apparently, find the comfort of dark anonymity and of non-existent Press Releases to be more congenial to their purposes again.

Well, unfortunately, much of their security effort has been wasted. For here once again, following the tradition of free publicity for the Bilderbergers which we first established at their 1996 meeting, are the substantive issues which they discussed at their secretive 1998 Conference. Since the Bilderbergers make a point of never confirming or denying the substance of their discussions, we invite our readers to take note of the following items and to compare them with the contents of their newspapers over the forthcoming months.

Our sources have shown an extraordinarily high degree of accuracy over the past several years, as those who have purchased our detailed Bilderberg Report can attest [see our Report web page at http://www.inforamp.net/~jwhitley/bild.htm].

We need, for reasons which will quickly become obvious, to refresh our readers’ memories at this point.

During and following the 1996 Bilderberg Conference, we asserted that Bilderberger Bill Clinton would be re-elected as U.S. president; that he would promptly break his promise to bring American troops home from Bosnia, but that he would re-position them in Hungary and the surrounding countries instead and pass command of the Bosnian operation to a German general and 3,000 German combat troops from Heidelberg [this later occurred, in October, 1996]; and that the Bilderbergers had thereafter arranged to inflame the Serbs by pursuing the war criminals in their midst for trial before a new International Court [the Serbs, a proud but experienced people, side-stepped this provocation by persuading the lower- and middle-level suspects to voluntarily surrender].

If that failed to incite a Balkan war, then we pointed out that they were prepared to utilize Kosovo to bring one about:

"When war comes, as expected, Kosovo, at the southern tip of the Serbian Republic, may be the flashpoint that ignites a wider war involving Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Russia, and Turkey - in addition to the hapless U.S. and NATO troops caught in the middle. Kosovo, "the Jerusalem of the Balkans", is a self-proclaimed nominally independent "republic", presided over by "President" Ibrahim Rugova. It is, in fact, a province of Serbia, though its population is largely of Albanian descent. The United States, though on record as recommending more "autonomy" for Kosovo, treats the province to all intents and purposes as a de facto independent state, a fact which infuriates the Serbians. Twice - once in 1992 and again in 1993 - Presidents of the United States have threatened Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic with military retribution "in the event of a conflict in Kosovo caused by Serbian action." To add insult to injury, the U.S. now plans to establish an "official presence" in "the capital of Kosovo." Aggrieved by this, and rightly sensing the intent of the United States to encircle and contain them, the Serbians are likely to appeal to an increasingly-nationalistic Russia, their traditional protectors, for help and military assistance. As reported by Germany's DIE ZEIT, "Serbia is every place where there are Serbian trenches or Serbian graves", according to Serbian opposition leader Val Draskovic. That means that Serbia will fight to retain Kovoso, in spite of the fact that its population is 90% Albanian. The Albanian Kosovans, determined to be independent, will fight back. That will likely draw into the conflict the 3.4 million inhabitants of Albania proper, together with the Albanians of Montenegro and Macedonia. Albania also has openly-expressed designs on Macedonia's western provinces, largely populated by Albanians: at least one armed insurrection directed by Albania has been foiled by the Macedonian authorities, and the Albanians continue to openly support and encourage Macedonian Albanian separatist groups. Bulgaria, which considers Macedonians to be "western Bulgarians", may then go to war for the fourth time this century to seize the opportunity to finally settle its territorial claim there. Greece, already incensed by Macedonia's use of the Greek "Vergina Sun" symbol on its flag and suspicious of the Macedonian Republic's supposed intention to form a "Greater Macedonia" by inciting insurrection and separation in the Greek province of Macedonia, may well then take advantage of events to settle the issue once and for all. Turkey, acting in defence of its Muslim brethren in Bosnia, and infuriated by the actions of its traditional rival Greece against the Macedonian Republic, could then scarcely be refrained from joining the fray.

The "Albanian issue", centred in Kosovo and overshadowed by the larger Serb-Bosnian tensions, is a powderkeg waiting to explode. And when it does, the whole region will explode with it."
- from our 1996 BILDERBERGER REPORT [almost three years later, these things are now happening!]

The Serbs, scenting the trap thus laid for them, have confined themselves to short, repressive police actions against the Kosovan Albanian population, none of which have been sufficient in duration, extent or intensity to provide the pretext necessary for the Bilderberger elite to rally Western European and American public support for a full-fledged military engagement of the Serbs. So their methodical preparation, financing and arming of the newly-revealed Kosovan Liberation Army has so far provided the Bilderbergers with no dividends at all...and the clock is running on their schedule. They need this war, and they need it soon.

The third fall-back plan, we reported in 1996, was the creation of a war between Greece and Turkey on Cyprus which they could then push back into the Balkans.

It was this third option which occupied the Bilderbergers at their 1998 meeting.

Russia has contracted, through its Rosvooruzheniye arms export agency, to deliver a sizeable number of S300PMU-1 [SA-10D] surface-to-air missiles to the Greek-Cypriots, a move which will irrevokably destabilize the current delicate balance of power between Turkey and Greece over Cyprus and which will demand an immediate and overwhelming Turkish military response. Originally slated for installation during September or October of this year, their delivery has been abruptly and unexpectedly moved up to August. The Greek-Cypriot parliament, which has characterized the $400 million dollar anti-aircraft missile deal as a purely "defensive" move, recently unanimously approved a 1998 defence budget to cover their costs. The Russians have repeatedly refused to "reconsider" their sale, and are expected to rebuff the pleas of Turkish military Chief of Staff Ismail Hakki Karadayi that they again do so during his forthcoming trip to Moscow this month. The Greek Defense Minister, Akis Tsohazopoulos, defended in April the Greek-Cypriots "right" to deploy these weapons. The Turks have steadfastly warned that they will immediately take them out via a sudden and overwhelming air strike, together with the batteries of MM40 Exocet surface-to-surface anti-ship missiles with which the Greek-Cypriots have tried to fortify the south-western Cypriot port of Paphos. None of these sides are like to back down, much to the satisfaction of the Bilderbergers. War on Cyprus is therefore a certainty in late summer or autumn, unless the Bilderbergers manage to ignite their Kosovan war earlier - in which case the Cyprus "crisis" will be quietly settled by diplomatic means. [UPDATE: Turkish Chief of General Staff General Ismail Karadayi commenced his five-day visit to Moscow on Monday, May 19th, three days after the first Internet posting of this article. He is expected to make clear to his Russian equivalent, General Anatoly Kvashnin, and to Marshall Igor Sergeyev, the Russian Defence Minister, that if Russia goes ahead as planned with its mid-August delivery of S300 missiles to the Greek-Cypriots then it can forget about sharing in or winning Turkey's international invitation to tender for the supply of 145 attack helicopters (a contract worth $3.5 billion) and an even more lucrative (US$4.5 billion) contract to provide the Turkish army with latest-technology main battle tanks. The Russians would be naturally happy to sell Turkey a few squadrons of their Ka-50 and Ka-52 helicopters, which they've eagerly promoted to the Turks, if they could. He is also likely to point out in a robust and soldierly fashion that Russia could further improve its chances by closing down the Kurdish PKK terrorist training bases it currently "permits" to operate on its territory. The Russians, as usual, are playing both sides deftly: last month they warmly welcomed Greek Defence Minister Akis Tzhatzopulos. Since they have a much larger strategic game in motion now, and are already a major supplier of tanks and other miltary equipment to the Greek-Cypriots, they are likely to merely smile politely, offer General Karadayi more coffee, forgo those Turkish military contracts, and finish crating up the S300 missiles which they've already determined to send to Cyprus. And where else, after all, could they set two NATO allies at each other's throats, and get paid for the privilege of doing it?]

Greek Foreign Minister Theodore Pangalos has stated that deployment of the S300 missiles on Cyprus would be "unnecessary" if the parties agreed to "a flight exclusion zone" over the island, a proposal which - though quickly embraced by the Americans - is utterly unacceptable to the Turks. Greece, on the other hand, flatly rejects the American attempt to bring about a "comprehensive peace settlement" between Greece and Turkey by linking the Cyprus issue with the settlement of a long-running dispute between the two nations concerning sovereignty over a number of Aegean islands claimed by both countries. [NOTE: A knowledgeable Greek correspondent has just drawn our attention to the vast pool of oil which is reported to underlie the relatively shallow Aegean, and has suggested that this may in fact be the primary reason why the U.S. is furthering a "peace" policy in the region that actually increases the chances of war between Turkey and Greece: such a conflict might well then give the Bilderbergers an excuse to garrison the disputed area with UN "peacekeepers" and thus ensure their ultimate control over the expoitation of this treasure-trove. If so, that would certainly explain why Holbrooke is busy upsetting the Greeks and Greek-Cypriots, why the U.S. is still busily feeding weapons to both sides, and why Bilderberger Bill Clinton is so eager to link the Cyprus issue with an Aegean settlement] The U.S., which is the major supplier of arms to both Greece and Turkey, is just about to offer Turkey a US$43 million deal for 30 Harpoon surface-to-surface missiles even as it offers the Greeks 248 Hellfire anti-tank missiles worth US$24 million.

Following the 1974 attempts by the then-ruling Greek junta to forcibly unify Cyprus with Greece in fulfilment of General Grivas' original dream of "Enosis", the Turkish government moved swiftly to protect the Turkish-Cypriot community, which numbers just under 20% of the population of Cyprus. An autonomous Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was hastily established, garrisoned by 30,000 Turkish troops and occupying approximately one-third of the island, which continues in diplomatically-unrecognized legal limbo to this day. The British, whose responsibility under the London agreements which settled Cyprus' independence from Britain was to prevent any such action, sat unmoving on their sovereign bases on the island, and will do so again. They and the Americans were reportedly active in "encouraging" the Turkish invasion which divided the island: the British, who have long memories, had not forgotten the atrocities committed against their forces by General Grivas nor the stream of virulently anti-British propaganda which had poured out from Radio Athens in his support, an activity doubly offensive to the British because of their own prompt and costly military intervention on the Greek mainland some years earlier which had saved Greece from an attempted communist takeover. The British also suspected, with good reason, that their sovereign bases in Cyprus would be promptly converted to NATO bases in the event of union of the island with Greece, and that they would be politely shown the door.

The Greek-Cypriot militia and the Greek regular army brigade stationed on the island will likely be overwhelmed by superior Turkish military forces within a matter of days in the case of war, with little hope of reinforcement through the then-devastated port of Paphos and with virtually complete air superiority over the island held by Turkey, whose aircraft take literally minutes to reach Cyprus from their Turkish air bases and are able therefore to strafe, attack or loiter for long periods. Greek aircraft would be forced to fly from Rhodes, a 500 kilometer flight in each direction, which would leave them precious little time for dog-fighting, military interdiction, or the provision of air cover for Greek-Cypriot forces in Cyprus.

Any naval attempt by Greece to reinforce its military units on Cyprus must therefore also run a gauntlet of continous Turkish air and naval attacks, with the prospect of dauntingly heavy losses.

Though the Turks are already closely scrutinizing Russian ships passing through the Dardanelles straits, it is unlikely that they would risk Russian wrath by seeking to interdict or impound any missiles thus found while they were being transported under the protection of the Russian flag. The only remaining option, therefore, would be to strike them hard as soon as they were landed at Paphos and before they were dispersed and set up. As soon as they are activated, the Turks not only lose their advantage in air superiority over the island but also their present relatively-unchallenged freedom to attack Cyprus-bound Greek naval convoys. Indeed, the S300's 150-kilometer range would also effectively give the Greek-Cypriots air superiority over the two neighbouring mainland Turkish air force bases once they were successfully activated.

Given the near-certainty of an overwhelming Turkish military success on Cyprus, the U.S. State Department has already covered itself with the Greeks by publicly blaming the Turks for the crisis; true to form, it has also covered itself with Ankara by being careful not to specify which Turks it had in mind, those on the mainland or those on Cyprus.

Does this all sound too incredible to be true? Well, apart from the warnings in our June, 1996, Bilderberg Report, we also posted - well before the recent Bilderberg meeting - the following warning on our Web site [at http://www.inforamp.net/~jwhitley/WEBAD1.HTM]:

The Coming Kosovo War, Greece, Turkey, And Cyprus...

In our June, 1996, Special Report on the Bilderbergers, the New World Order Intelligence Update warned that the globalist elite had planned a Balkans war which would become the "Vietnam of the '90's"; and that, if they could not get such a war going by inflaming the Serbs through the use of NATO "snatch squads" to seize suspected war criminals for trial at the Hague, their plan was to use Kosovo as the flashpoint to ignite a regional conflict which would ultimately embroil the Yugoslav federation, Bosnia, Russia, Greece, Turkey, Albania, Macedonia, the Western European military powers, the United States, and by extension - as allies of Turkey and Greece - Israel and Syria. Now, from virtually nowhere, the well-financed Kosovan Liberation Army has sprung into the limelight and the scene is being set for a Balkan war of unbelievable carnage and merciless hostility.

We further warned that, if the war in Kosovo took too long to engineer or eluded the elite altogether, then their fall-back plan was to create a vicious conflict between Turkey and Greece over Cyprus, and to push the war back into the Balkans area from there. Now, with the delivery of Russian missiles to the Greek-Cypriots moved up to August of this year, we expect sudden, overwhelming Turkish air strikes upon that island late this summer if the Kosovo conflict is in fact delayed by Serbian political dexterity.

This is not a good summer to plan to be vacationing on any of the Greek islands, especially those in the Agean and the disputed island of Cyprus - unless, that is, you feel the need to exercise your adrenaline glands by ducking hot shrapnel, trying to stay away from ports, roads, bridges, installations, and buildings that the Turkish air force might legitimately consider to be military targets, and trying desperately to find some means of getting off a crowded island which has suddenly become a big bulls-eye for loitering Turkish strike aircraft. Forget about getting help from the Greek air force if you're on Cyprus - they'll barely be able to carry enough fuel to reach the island, make one pass, and return safely to their mainland bases!

And it's certainly not a good summer to be visiting northern Greece or the Balkans as a tourist!

The Turks will relish the opportunity this provides them with to avenge themselves upon Greece for constantly blocking their European Union membership applications, for openly harbouring an office of the terrorist PKK in Athens, for Greece's support for a Kurdish state in Turkey, and for what they perceive to be the calculated insults, hatred, and bile toward Turkey spewed out by Greek Foreign Minister Theodoros Pangalos [a Bilderberger] virtually every day. We don't anticipate, therefore, that Turkish pilots will be too discriminating as they hit their targets, and, if tourists get in the way....well, they'll say, unfortunately, "that's war!"

If you were a subscriber to The New World Order Intelligence Update, you'd have known about these threatened conflicts over two years before the regular media began to mention them - and you'd have learned well ahead of time about the elite's plans for massive social, political, economic, and governmental change as they prepare to bring in "global governance" and their promised "New World Order" in the year 2000. You'd also have had time to arrange your affairs, protect your assets, and decide where - and how - to live in order to maximize your freedom and independence!

Note two key items almost buried in this concise alert.

Theodoros Pangalos, the Greek Foreign Minister, attended the 1996 Bilderberg Conference in Toronto, Canada, and it appears to us that his policy of publicly insulting and offending the Turks really commenced in earnest from that date. Was he told at that Conference that the exascerbation of tensions between the two nations by such regular and uncouth utterances would be one of his primary future responsibilities?

And Greece is allied with Syria. We understand from various sources that the Greeks may well have made emergency arrangements to launch F16 military air sorties from Syrian air bases in the event that the Turks succeed in taking out the Cypriot S300 missile installations in a devastating first strike. The existence of this alliance infuriates Turkey, which has its own serious differences with Syria. It exists partly as a Syrian response to Turkey's own alliance with Israel, on whose notable and successful experience with aerial "first strikes" Turkey will probably be drawing heavily. This refinement of the conflict no doubt further delights the Bilderbergers since it not only pits an Orthodox Christian and a technically-secular but Muslim state against each other, but also draws in by default the Arabs and the Israelis in opposing supporting roles. Greece [along with Russia] would thereafter be quick to offer aid and support to its fellow-Orthodox Serbian neighbours in the event of a Kosovan conflict, whilst Turkey [along with the Arab states] would be equally prompt in supporting the Kovosan muslims and moslem Albania in such an eventually. And the Bilderbergers would finally have their rapidly-spreading, long-lasting Balkans war. [UPDATE: In a deadly twist in, and refinement of, their current Byzantine game in the Middle East, the New World Order Intelligence Update learned on May 19th that the Russians were on the brink of signing a $300 million-plus deal to supply S300 missiles to the Syrians also. Once installed, they will negate Israeli air superiority in the region in exactly the same way that their installation on Cyprus will do with regard to the Turks. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Victor Posuvalyuk will face concern and criticism on the part of Israeli officials as he commences a working visit to Israel on May 18th, but it is unlikely that the Russians will be moved by this. The Russians and Syrians set up a joint "security and defence" committee last January in Damascus, and the Russians intend to fulfil this contract for their own purposes as soon as the Syrians can obtain financing for the deal from the Saudis or from another oil-rich and sympathetic Arab state. Israel, a nation which depends heavily on the tactical superiority of its small but highly-trained air force, will then have two choices: to strike these missiles as soon as they arrive and before they are activated, and thus risk a wider Arab-Israeli conflict; or to persuade the Turks, in defence of their own tactical freedoms and local air space, as willing proxies, to do the job for them]

A dangerous volatility is added to this mix by the fact that Turkey's generals, who are the major power in that country, are simmering with fury at repeated Greek "provocations" and are incensed that their attempts to reinforce Turkey's secular and Western orientation have been undermined by the latest refusal of the European Union to admit them into full membership [a slight they attribute almost wholly to Greece's influence], and by the fact that Greek politicians, a notoriously corrupt class, are only to willing to excite war scares with Turkey in order to divert domestic attention from their own economic mismanagement and general ineptness.

To ensure the conflict's deadly and rapid spread, discussions are already underway concerning the posting of a small and hapless force of NATO troops on the border between the Yugoslav Federation and Albania, ostensibly to prevent Albanian gun-running into Kosovo. This will hardly impede the steady flow of weapons coming through that rugged terrain, but it will succeed in firmly postioning the NATO troops in the enemy camp as far as the Kosovan Liberation Army is concerned, since it will appear to have no other practical purpose than to assist the Serbs. It is therefore inevitable that, first, sporadic firefights and, then, full-scale conflict will occur between the KLA and these unfortunate NATO troopers. The fact that the Serbs have now also quietly instituted an effective blockade at the internal Serbian-Kosovan border, turning back hundreds of trucks carrying foodstuffs and the basic necessities of life and causing severe shortages in Kosovo and Metohija - an on-going policy which they publicly deny - will not sweeten Kovosan tempers when they see NATO troops enforcing what will clearly be a blockade of another type on their border with Albania. [NOTE: on May 17th, the day after we sent out this article over the Internet, Prime Minister Jean Chretien, on a visit to Ljubliana, Slovenia, offered to post Canadian troops on the Kosovo-Albanian border "if the United Nations asked us to participate." Chretien, an attendee at the 1996 Bilderberg meeting and whose Ottawa political "handler" is long-time senior Trilateralist Mitchell Sharp, made the offer after flying in from the G8 meeting in Birmingham, England, for a "lightning quick" meeting with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek. To provide the appropriate "cover" for this quick conspiratorial huddle, he will then continue on to visit Canada's 1,200 troops in Bosnia and to announce that Canada will be keeping them in place well after their current mandate expires on July 1st of this year. A deliberative Bilderberg discussion in Ayr, Scotland; a fast call to the G8 meeting in Birmingham, England; a quick flight by an obedient Prime Minister to Slovenia; and...voila! - NATO troops will soon be emplaced "in harm's way" on the border of Kosovo and Albania The Bilderbergers certainly don't let grass grow under their feet - when they want something done, it's done!]

And what will Greece gain from cooperating in what seems to be, for her, a foregone disaster? Our sources indicate that Greece may have been promised the opportunity, in the event of a wider Balkans war, to seize and hold the neighbouring area of Northern Epirus, or "southern Albania", a territory with a large local population of Greek extraction which has long been coveted by Greece. Such an exchange would more than reconcile the Greeks to an apparent Turkish "victory" over Cyprus and cause the "insiders" in their government to do everything in their power to bring such a wider conflict about. [NOTE: There is no doubt that the Greeks would have the military muscle to pull this off: in the latest (Spring, 1998) edition of NATO QUARTERLY, Greece, alone among the 16 NATO countries, has increased the size of its military (by 20,000 over a 14-year period, to its current level of 206,000) and maintained its spending on military equipment (at approximately 20% of its budget); Turkey, by comparison, has 820,000 military personnel and spends 36% of its budget on military hardware. Following the 1996 clash between Greece and Turkey over Imia, a tiny island in the Agean, Greece commenced a US$13 billion arms-purchase program: the two countries have almost come to open warfare twice since 1967, and the Greeks no doubt expect the worst concerning Cyprus. It might be virtually impossible to get troops, armour, field guns, and reinforcements to Cyprus in the coming conflict, but they'd be conveniently to hand and waiting if the opportunity arose to employ them in southern Albania]

Our readers can therefore understand with what interest we learned from our own sources of a secretive meeting during this year's Bilderberg Conference between the Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cam, Richard Holbrooke [U.S. special presidential envoy to Cyprus], and Sir David Hannay [the British representative to Cyprus]. Greek Foreign Minister Pangalos, as already mentioned, was present for briefing at the 1996 Conference, and his attendance was therefore not required this year. We leave our readers to draw their own conclusions as to the content of these concealed discussions, and do no more than to remind them to watch their newspapers for the next act in this deadly game of Bilderberg political theatre. [UPDATE: the Greeks are now displaying increasing distrust of American efforts to "mediate" in the Cyprus impasse. On May 18th, the Anatolia news agency reported that Greek Defence Minister Akis Tsohatsopoulos, who had just met in Thessalonika with Greek-Cypriot Defence Minister Iannakis Omiru, said, "We should be suspicious if we take into account the history of Cyprus and the roles and attitudes of the mediators in the past." Holbrooke caused deep offense to both Greeks and Greek-Cypriots recently by refusing to acknowledge the Greek-Cypriot head of state as "President", referring to him repeatedly instead as "Mr." He also abruptly reversed the previous American position by publicly affirming that the authority of the Greek-Cypriot administration does not extend over the approximately one-third of the island now occupied by the Turkish-Cypriots and garrisoned by Turkish troops. The Greeks would have had even more reason to be suspicious had they realized that the British and Americans are deeply concerned about the positioning of Russian S300 missiles in Cyprus (and soon, also, Syria), but for a different reason from that of the Turks: the radar array which accompanies these missiles is so powerful that it can detect any aerial movement throughout the entire region. It is sensitive enough to "paint" and track aircraft up to 200 miles away, which would permit it to fully cover a great swathe of strategically-sensitive air space stretching deep inland from Turkey right down to Egypt. Since it is very likely that Russian specialists will be delegated to operate this sophisticated equipment, this means that intelligence on British and American aerial activities in the Mediterranean and the Gulf would be probably promptly be fed back to Moscow and from thence to Russia's favorite rogue states in the region, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Libya. Its ability to fully penetrate and monitor Israeli air space would also deny Israel much of the element of surprise which has cloaked its own previous "first strike" successes. In addition, both the British and Americans make intensive use of the Royal Air Force's huge Akrotiri base on Cyprus for Middle Eastern, Gulf, and other operations; the Americans find it particularly useful as a secure forward base from which they can operate clandestine U2 surveillance and other sensitive flights. Since neither the Americans nor the British are in a position to eliminate the latent threat thus posed by the tracking capabilities of these missile batteries in Cyprus, they'd be only too happy to help create the circumstances under which the Turks could do it for them. And then again, as equally necessary, later, in Syria]

Other topics on the agenda at this year's meeting included:

Also present at this year's Conference were the usual roster of Bilderberg cabal heavyweights plus some fresh faces: David Rockefeller, Conrad Black, Henry Kissinger, Kenneth Clarke, Giovanni Agnelli, William Hague, Javier Solana, George Robertson, etc.

Apart from a brief article in THE SCOTSMAN which, through no fault of their own, was long on supposition and short on specifics, the Bilderbergers managed to restore the almost complete Press blackout which had prevailed up to their 1996 meeting, when the New World Order Intelligence Update encouraged them to involuntarily reform their ways. Since they appear to have slipped back into their old bad habits once again, we're happy to give them a little nudge again this year. After all, people who work so hard on our behalf deserve a modicum of public recognition and credit.


Report on Bilderberger, Meeting 1999,


Return to Money Index