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The Founding of the "Bilderberg Group"
Dr. Joseph H. Retinger (economist, political philosopher, communist Poland's Charge d'Affaires, and a major proponent of a united Europe) along with Prince Bernhard (of Lippe-Biesterfeld) of the Netherlands, Colin Gubbins (former director of the British Special Operations Executive), and Gen. Walter Bedell Smith (former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow and director of the CIA, who later became an Under Secretary of State in the Eisenhower Administration), joined together in 1954 to organize this secretive policy group. Their first meeting was held at the Hotel de Bilderberg (hence the name of the group, even though they have referred to themselves as 'The Alliance') in Oosterbeek, Holland, from May 29-31, in 1954.
(Smith said when he took over the CIA: "We can't lick world communism; no counterinsurgency plans will work. We must compromise and co-exist with communism.")
Created under the direction of Alastair Buchan (son of Lord Tweedsmuir, and Chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs), its governing council was made up of:
* Robert Ellsworth (of Lazard Freres)
* John Loudon (of N.M. Rothschild)
* Paul Nitze(of Shroeder Bank)
* C.L. Sulzberger (of the New York Times)
* Stansfield Turner (who later became CIA Director)
* Peter Calvocoressi (of Penguin Books)
* Andrew Schoenberg (of the RIIA)
* Daniel Ellsburg
* Henry Kissinger
Lord [Victor] Rothschild and Laurance Rockefeller handpicked 100 of the world's elite. Their purpose was to regionalize Europe, according to Giovanni Agnelli the head of Fiat [in Italy], who said: "European integration is our goal and where the politicians have failed, we industrialists hope to succeed." In Alden Hatch's biography of Bernhard, he stated that the Bilderberg Group gave birth to the European Community (now the European Union). Their ultimate goal is to have a one-world government.
Charles Douglas Jackson (Vice President of Time magazine, delegate to the United Nations, Special Assistant to the President, and later publisher of Life magazine), spokesman for the American delegation led by David Rockefeller, promised those present: "Whether he [Sen. Joseph McCarthy] dies by an assassin's bullet, or is eliminated in the normal American way of getting rid of boils on the body politic, I prophecy that by the time we hold our next meeting, he will be gone from the American scene." McCarthy was the crusading Senator who revealed that Communists had infiltrated high level posts within the U.S. Government; he [died in] 1957.
Later this afternoon, President Obama will meet with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State George Schultz, former Senator and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Sam Nunn, and former Secretary of Defense William Perry to discuss U.S. nonproliferation policy.