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Bilderberg Agenda

The Bilderberg Conference meets every summer in a different city in the Western world. The participants vary each year, with a few who frequent almost every year. The group is made up of representatives of major corporations, banks, newspapers and media outlets, governments, universities, foundations and political groups. The influence of their discussion is always seen shortly following each meeting.

2007 - Istanbul, Turkey

Jim Tucker reported in American Free Press on the environment as a big issue of discussion:

Among new climate related demands by Bilderberg is for the United State to increase gasoline taxes so the price will rise “significantly” to more than $6 a gallon. The argument is that this will reduce driving and thus emissions. They argued, with little or no dissent from Americans, that Europeans already pay that much or more. Unsaid was the fact that many more Americans have to drive long distances to work. Many Europeans live so close to their jobs they walk or ride bikes.

Lest this be shrugged off as politically impossible, with voters already outraged at record-high prices, there is a precedent. Years ago, during another period of record gas prices, Bilderberg’s junior varsity, the Trilateral Commission (TC), met in San Francisco. TC and Bilderberg have an interlocking leadership and common agenda. TC was founded by David Rockefeller. Henry Kissinger and Peter Sutherland sit on the boards of both groups. TC demanded that the federal government increase gas taxes by 10 cents a gallon.

The meeting ended on a Sunday and on the following Tuesday, The Washington Post called for a 10-cent tax hike. It passed. You paid. Bush’s about-face on the sea treaty is astounding. It will further alienate his base of conservatives, already angry over high taxes, high deficits and foolish spending.

After President Reagan rejected the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) in 1982, Bilderberg attendee President Bill Clinton faced a 95-0 Senate opposition to his plans to pass LOST, which he withdrew.

Bilderberg participants said “pressure has been applied,” and Bush is expected to announce support of the LOST “soon.” Bush’s national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, has asked the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Joe Biden (D-Del.), to secure ratification “soon.”

The LOST took effect in 1994 and has been ratified by 153 countries. If ratified, the United States would yield sovereignty over all the world’s seas and oceans to a UN bureaucracy. Americans could be ordered by the UN to stop fishing or digging for clams on either coast. The LOST created the International Seabed Authority (ISA) with full jurisdiction over more than 70% of the world: the oceans and everything in them.

This includes the ocean floors and all the wealth they contain: “solid, liquid, or gaseous mineral resources” and the power to regulate them. The ISA, headquartered in Jamaica, has an assembly, a council and numerous commissions in a typically bloated bureaucracy, all paid tax-free salaries. If ratified, the United States would have one in 154 votes, and with envy and hatred of our country so widespread, this nation would lose every appeal of every decision.

These bureaucrats would have the power to levy international taxes, something Bilderberg has wanted for many years. Bilderberg prefers, as members have said many times at their meetings over many years, a UN tax on oil at the wellhead. Starting at perhaps 10 cents a barrel, Americans would be unaware they are paying a direct tax to the UN when buying gas. But, like the income tax, it would grow to usurious levels. But the principle is important to Bilderberg: a direct tax on people of the world would be a major step toward global government. Such a tax has been pending before the UN for years but unreported in the mainstream media.

2006 - Ottowa, Canada

Jim Tucker reported in American Free Press,

Timothy Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, predicted rising interest rates and difficulties for families that have obtained adjustable rate mortgages, or “variable” interest rates. Many are likely to lose their homes as rising home mortgage rates add hundreds of dollars to their monthly payments, he said. While most listened solemnly and some expressed concern, one was heard to say, “stupid Americans deserve their fate.”

Many Americans, especially young families, have been buying expensive homes at low but “variable” interest rates. Others have been paying just the interest owed on their homes and not the principal. They are the most vulnerable, Geithner said. Some have paid little or nothing down. Some institutions “lend” buyers the down payment.

When home construction peaks and prices start downward, many will find they owe more on their home than it is worth in the marketplace. They will also find their mortgage—even “interest-only” payments—are unaffordable.
The banks will get the homes back and sell them again.

Again, the term “stupid Americans” was heard among clucks of sympathy or silent indifference. According to one source, no concern was expressed by Allan Hubbard, assistant to President Bush for economic policy.

There was also some heavy debate on the possibility of the U.S. attacking Iran. While William Luti, special assistant to Bush for defense policy, and Richard Perle, former high Defense Department official and still a close adviser to Bush, insisted "that the United States is simply trying to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and make the world 'safe', the European majority made it clear that the U.S. and Israel would be alone in such efforts. Bilderberg called Bush's intentions for Iran a security threat. Some seemed to concede that limited airstrikes could be possible.

On the issue of oil trade--popular among the Bilderbergers--"Bilderberg’s consensus seemed to be to not force higher oil prices at the moment, but be content with the immense profits enjoyed now."

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