Bilderberg meeting attracts prominent pols, media, & business leaders. And conspiracy-minded paranoid speculation.
The 56th Bilderberg Meeting, an annual conference of influential politicians and businessmen, began Thursday in Chantilly, Virgina, according to a press release from the organization.
The Conference will end Sunday and deals mainly with a nuclear free world, cyber terrorism, Africa, Russia, finance, protectionism, US-EU relations, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Islam and Iran.
According to the press release, the meeting is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion.
About 140 participants will attend, of whom about two-thirds come from Europe and the balance from North America. About one-third is from government and politics, and two-thirds are from finance, industry, labor, education and communications.
An official list of the attendees can be found at Alex Jones’ Infowars.
Mark Frauenfelder at Boing Boing points to the History Channel:
Steve Lodefink says: A lot of my favorite fringe/kook information sites are chattering about the Secret Bilderberg meeting that is going on in the D.C. suburbs this week. Here is what the History Channel says. This is Wikipedia on the topic.
Ken Layne posts footage of the 2008 Bilderberg protests.