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Bilderberg 2014 – Participant List

Bilderberg 2014 – Participant List

62nd Bilderberg conference to take place from 29 May – 1 June 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Copenhagen, 26 May 2014
– The 62nd Bilderberg meeting is set to take place from 29 May until 1 June 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. A total of around 140 participants from 22 countries have confirmed their attendance. As ever, a diverse group of political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media have been invited. The list of participants is available on http://www.bilderbergmeetings.org

The key topics for discussion this year include:

  • Is the economic recovery sustainable?
  • Who will pay for the demographics?
  • Does privacy exist?
  • How special is the relationship in intelligence sharing?
  • Big shifts in technology and jobs
  • The future of democracy and the middle class trap
  • China’s political and economic outlook
  • The new architecture of the Middle East
  • Ukraine
  • What next for Europe?
  • Current events
 

Founded in 1954, Bilderberg is an annual conference designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the conference. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; approximately one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields. 

The conference is a forum for informal discussions about major issues facing the world. The meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed.

Thanks to the private nature of the conference, the participants are not bound by the conventions of their office or by pre-agreed positions. As such, they can take time to listen, reflect and gather insights.

There is no desired outcome, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.

Of particular note to me is this alarming statement questioning the very existence of privacy.

Among some notable participants: Huang, Yiping, Professor at Peking University (indicating the evolution of Chinese involvement within liberal elite power blocs), David Petraeus (noteworthy in light of his role in the Benghazi scandal), Kasim Reed (Mayor of Atlanta), Eugene Rumer (Senior Associate and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), Eric E.Schmidt (Executive Chairman, Google Inc.), Thiel, Peter A. (a notable returnee who gained some notoriety among libertarians for donating $2 million to the Ron Paul campaign), among others. 

This will be the second year without Jim Tucker, who died about a month or so prior to the last Bilderberg meeting in 2013. Perhaps Daniel Estulin will have some luck disseminating some details.

Former director of Venezuelan spy agency shot dead in Caracas

http://intelnews.org/2014/04/30/01-1465/#more-10990

The former director of Venezuela’s primary intelligence agency has been found shot dead. Venezuelan officials said Eliézer Otaiza was shot dead sometime in the early hours of Saturday morning in Baruta, a suburb in the outskirts of capital Caracas. His bullet-ridden vehicle was later found abandoned in another part of the same barrio.

Venezuela’s Minister of the Interior, Miguel Rodriguez Torres, told reporters on Tuesday that Otaiza’s body was discovered on Saturday, but that it took nearly two days for him to be identified due to the absence of identification documents on the body. At the time of his assassination, Otaiza headed the Libertador Bolivarian Municipality in Caracas which numbers over two million residents. Earlier in his career, however, Otaiza led an elite unit of the personal guard corps of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The latter also appointed him director of the National Directorate of Intelligence and Prevention Services (DISIP), later renamed Bolivarian Intelligence Service, which is today Venezuela’s foremost intelligence organization. Otaiza was known as a stalwart supporter of Venezuela’s populist president, even in the early 1990s, when Chavez was still in opposition. In February of 1992, when Chavez led a failed military coup aimed at ousting President Carlos Andres Perez, Otaiza had been unable to participate on account of his absence from Venezuela. But he played a leading role in another pro-Chavez military mutiny in November of that year, when he led a small military force attempting to storm the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. He was shot several times in the chest but survived thanks to a bulletproof vest he was wearing. Venezuelan government media said Otaiza played “an important part in the events leading to the Bolivarian revolution”, and remained a strong supporter of Chavez throughout the president’s life.

Otaiza was last seen leaving a friend’s house in Caracas late on Friday night. Minister Torres, who also leads the Bolivarian Intelligence Service, said on Tuesday that Otaiza’s body was found bearing at least four bullet wounds. Police said no clear motive for his assassination has been established at this time. But they added that the circumstances around the killing had been deemed “suspicious” and announced that an official investigation into the case had been ordered by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

We’re Living in the Era of “Economic Elite Domination”

This article discusses a fascinating paper by Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page and some varying theories about the nature of voting, public policy, and who writes the law. I have heard it argued that the law is motivated by public opinion (many libertarians tend to argue this when it comes to things like the Civil Rights Act), but this conflicts with other notions about the nature of power and the state’s tendency to favor rule by the few. 

We’re Living in the Era of “Economic Elite Domination”

Venezuela government and foes talk; Vatican to mediate

Very interesting politics here. That the Vatican is stepping in to mediate should serve as a sign of its power and influence. Whether it is successful is quite another story.

Venezuela government and foes talk; Vatican to mediate

Bilderberg Meetings | The official website

Bilderberg has publicly announced where it will be holding its annual meetings: As the link above states, “The 62nd Bilderberg meeting will take place at the end of May 2014 in Denmark.”

I do not recall Bilderberg being so open about its meeting times in the past, though I could be wrong about this method. Many have thought that increased public pressure about the secrecy of the Group has led it to start its own website with an official attendees list, as you will see if you click on the links above. Usually, it is up to those “in the know”  with special contacts who discover when the meetings will be. What an interesting coincidence that these people should publish their official location so openly the year after we lose Jim Tucker.

Bilderberg Meetings | The official website

CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

Tragic turn of events. The article does not release names and assumes he did, in fact, jump. This man is stated to be in middle management, though he apparently did not jump from CIA headquarters in Virginia. It is possible that he did, however, jump from another CIA location. This is something worth following up on in the days to come.

CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

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