Friday, November 26, 2010

THE KU KLUX KLAN FROM THE INSIDE, PART III






We penetrate Fiery Cross Terror Gangs


Robert Scoggin's den was plastered with posters.

One showed a black man about to stab a frightened white mother embracing her two children, along with the slogan: "The time is coming--will you be ready?" It also showed a Klansman brandishing a rifle.

Another showed a black man with the slogan: "He may be your equal, but he sure isn't ours!"

Yet another portrayed a tearful white girl holding a torn white dress and the slogan: "The black savage must go. Every 14 minutes a woman is raped in the USA. Unite together white men."

Scoggin has a huge business in mail-order Klan paraphernalia. His stock includes emblems, embroidered patches, car bumper and window stickers, belt buckles, earrings, tie pins and neckties. "I send them all over the world," he said.

Klan recruits are measured up and supplied with robes, hoods and masks. After measuring us, Scoggin said, "I'll call the robe factory right now." He said they would be red because he had made us Kleagles (officers) and would cost us 16 pounds each. He also gave us badges to decorate the robes.

In Jail

Scoggin says he has been a Klan member for 26 years and claims to be the longest-serving KKK officer in America. He proved his dedication in the Sixties by refusing to answer questions about the Klan before the un-American activities Committee.

At the time, it was claimed that the Klan was making bombs to destroy stores and restaurants which permitted blacks to eat at lunch counters. For contempt of Congress, Scoggin spent nine months in jail.

Fully robed and hooded, we later took part in a KKK rally and its ritual of burning the cross.

Climax

We were accompanied by Emperor Scoggin who took us into a field and presented us with red satin robes, hoods and masks.

Klan members stood around in their robes of white, scarlet, green, purple and black. Many wore masks.

Up to 300 members of the public were harangued by speakers friom different Klan units.

The climax to the rally came as Klansmen were handed flaming torches and circled and lit the 20-feet high pinewood cross.

Klan rallies are held regularly across America, and Klanspeople are often arrested for racial disturbances.

And Emperor Scoggin made it clear that he expects his English disciples to do the same.



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

THE KU KLUX KLAN FROM THE INSIDE, PART II






This article appeared in the (UK) Sunday People on February 24th, 1980.




WE PENETRATE FIERY CROSS TERROR GANGS

We were led to an altar--a table draped with an American flag which partially covered an unsheathed sword, and holding a glass of water and a Bible.

Imperial Emperor Robert Scoggin then ushered in seven fully-robed Klans-people, including two females. Their flowing robes were of either scarlet, purple, black, white or green satin--and some were hooded and masked.

They formed a solemn circle around us and Scoggin took a position behind a cross facing us.

Penalty

Then Scoggin performed the initiation ritual.

During this 30 minute "natualisation," as Scoggin called it, we were each made to swear an oath of allegiance to the Klan.

Among our many oaths we had to affirm that we would "faithfully obey" the Klan's constitution and laws and that we would faithfully strive "for the eternal maintenance of white supremacy."

Then he bent forward and warned us that the penalty for treason was death.

He pointed to the skin of a rattlesnake pinned to the wall and said: "I got that rattlesnake before it got me and that's what you've got to do with Klan traitors."

We were applauded by the assembled Klans-people. They removed their masks and hoods and filed past us to congratulate us as fellow Klansmen.

Scoggin then spoke of his secret plans for Britain and showered us with racialist propaganda to take home.

Scoggin urged us: "Organise rallies and meetings to win support. Set up units in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and appoint a Grand Dragon (leader) for each area."

Last week we revealed how John Fisher, of Stockport, Cheshire, a former ice cream salesman who is now an airman, was chosen to lead the operation in Britain.

Scoggin went on to urge the use of arms and showed us part of his personal arsenal.

It included a Smith and Wesson pistol, a Walther P38 pistol, a selection of smaller pistols, which he said could be easily concealed, and a 375 Winchester rifle.

"All Klansmen keep arms over here," he said. "I know it's illegal in Britain, but your members should have them too. Keep them hidden in your homes. You'll never know when you need to use them on the niggers.

"Make sure your members are able to use their weapons," said Scoggin.. "You could train them on rifle ranges quite legitimately by joining shooting clubs."

Scoggin again suggested rallies in Britain and said, "The climax should be a burning cross."


Monday, November 22, 2010

JFK: WHO DIDNT HAVE A MOTIVE?






Fidel Castro knew that John and Robert Kennedy wanted him gone and had been plotting to poison him--if not kill him, at least cause his beard to fall out. (A Sidney Gottlieb cocktail.) But Castro also knew that if he tried to turn it around, the United States would enjoin Cuba with Atlantis, deep beneath the sea.

The JFK hit was most likely a home-cooked meal.

I'm not going to bore you with bullet trajectories and the large number of witnesses who died mysterious deaths. All of that is well documented by too many books--and a report issued in 1979 to conclude a congressional investigation that remained inconclusive.

Kennedy's assassination was conceived by two mafia godfathers: Santo Trafficante of Miami and Carlos Marcello of New Orleans.

It was likely coordinated by top mobsters Johnny Roselli and Sam Giancana. (Both were murdered after receiving subpoenas to testify before a Congressional committee. Roselli was sawn into pieces and stuffed into an oil canister, then dumped into the Atlantic Ocean; Giancana was shot at close range as he prepared a late-night sausage and pepper sandwich in the basement kitchen of his home.)

The actual trigger-men (two) would have been Cuban; both part of the earlier mafia contract on Castro's head. (The mob used some of CIA's anti-Castro funding to pay them off.) Anti-Castro Cubans, concentrated in the Miami area, hated JFK almost as much as they detested Castro after Kennedy left Cuban troops stranded at the Bay of Pigs in 1961.

The motive?

Old fashioned revenge mixed with self-preservation.

Understand, the mafia helped elect Joe the Bootlegger‘s Boy to the White House. They stole Chicago for Kennedy, arranging for a number of long-dead people to vote, edging out Richard Nixon, the genuine winner.

What was their reward?

A ferocious Robert Kennedy as attorney general who, inexplicably, embarked on a determined crusade to jail or deport top mafia figures.

Perhaps RFK was out to prove his manhood (as the runt of his competitive family), along with trying to erase family connections to the mob. An anti-mafia campaign became RFK's obsession, to the chagrin of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, who, for his own reasons, refused to even acknowledge the existence of a cosa nostra.

The mob bosses were outraged. How dare these Kennedys bite the hand that fed them so generously?

RFK went too far when he orchestrated the deportation of Carlos Marcello to Sicily, his homeland.

Humiliated and outraged, Marcello snuck back into the US and began plotting.

At a mob pow-wow, Santo Trafficante proposed that they put a contract on Robert Kennedy.

Marcello would have none of it--only the top enchilada would suffice. "If you cut off a dog's tail, the dog will only keep biting," Marcello told Trafficante. "But if you cut off its head, the dog will die."

When the deed was done, RFK knew very well what had happened, and this compounded his inconsolable grief. RFK blamed himself, for it was he who personally spearheaded CIA's attempts to get Castro, cementing an otherwise tenuous agency relationship with the mafia.

Under President Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy became a lame attorney general. His spirit for the job was all but snuffed out. And he had his children's security to think about.

Johnson, who had referred to JFK in the late 1950s as "that spavined hunchback," had grown weary of the Irish mafia's sobriquet for him, "Uncle Cornpone."

J. Edgar Hoover shed no tears either. He loathed the Kennedy brothers; Robert, especially. He was relieved to have them off his back.

Significantly, the venerable FBI director maintained good relations with mob bosses. He even traded horseracing tips with top New York mobster Frank Costello. The essence of the Hoover-mafia relationship was this: Mobsters had much earlier obtained photographic evidence of Hoover's homosexuality; specifically, J. Edgar's relationship with FBI deputy director and longtime companion Clyde Tolson.

So the FBI investigation evaded every lead that pointed to the mafia.

Lee Harvey Oswald?

A fiery young idealist who drifted from one cause to the next, ultimately allowing himself to be strung into the wrong place at the wrong time by the wrong crowd under the wrong set of circumstances.

Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner and mob associate from way back, was chosen to hit Oswald. The deal to break him out of prison and set him up a millionaire in Mexico went unfulfilled.

A few years later, Ruby was dead from cancer; the Warren Commission whitewashed the event for reasons of national security -- and the mafia became alarmed by Robert Kennedy's rise to popularity. They knew if he got to be president, their long-running situation comedy would be cancelled. RFK's fate was sealed.



Sunday, November 21, 2010

THE KU KLUX KLAN FROM THE INSIDE, PART I





This article appeared in the (UK) Sunday People on February 24th, 1980


We Penetrate Fiery Cross Terror Gangs

Behind the move to set up the Ku Klux Klan in Britain--exposed in last week's Sunday People--is one of most America's most notorious Klansmen.

He is 58-year-old Robert Scoggin, grandly titled "Imperial Emperor" of the Klan in South Carolina, the heart of America's Deep South.

Gun-toting Scoggin, who wears a golden hood and robes of his office, claims to have launched Klans in Australia and New Zealand and boasted to our investigators about his British contacts working to set up the KKK here.

He told us: "We need organisers in England. Come to America for a Klan initiation to prepare yourselves."

Regalia

So Sunday People investigators travelled 3,500 miles to Scoggin's headquarters in the town of Spartanburg, South Carolina, which has a large number of black citizens descended from slaves.

We were received by Scoggin in full regalia with the sign of a hooded night rider carrying a flaming torch emblazoned on his breast. He wore the Klan's black and scarlet Maltese cross badge, with its centerpiece of a droplet of human blood.

And he wasted no time arranging macabre initiation ceremonies for us--carried out before an assembly of masked Klansmen.

The initiation was followed by practical instruction in the use of pistols and submachine by practical instruction in thebuse of rifles, pistols and submachine guns. "You'll get more niggers using these," said Scoggin.

Altar

We had been met on the freeway outside Spartanburg by American Klansmen and bundled into a blue transit van with darkened windows. It was full of Klansmen's robes, swords and a makeshift altar.

Inside the carpeted vehicle we were we were instructed to complete membership cards, then driven to a large ranch-style house on the edge of Soartanburg and led up an unlit narrow staircase into Emperor Scoggin's headquarters, which he calls a "Klavern."

Scoggin solemnly accepted our application forms and membership fee of 10 pounds each.



Friday, November 19, 2010

THE KU KLUX KLAN IN BRITAIN, PART III








This article appeared in the (UK) Sunday People (front page and center spread) on February 17th, 1980.


WE EXPOSE THE FIERY CROSS FANATICS

The would-be Klan leader in the west of England was former hospital worker David Austen, who until recently lived in a council house at Hamlin Gardens, Exeter.

Austen was Devon leader of the Nazi-style British Movement in his area and has been in touch with Klan bosses in America.

A letter from Austen to a supposed Klan sympathiser (we have it in our possession) says that he firmly believes the Klan has a great role to play in the U.K.

Austen is particularly experienced in racialism . At one time his British Movement put up wall posters in and around Exeter. They depicted a black man astride a white baby's corpse--with a machete dripping blood on the little body.

Two more of John Fisher's recruits to the Klan were John Smith, who runs Skelton's Pet Supplies at Fratton Road, Portsmouth, and William Kingsford, of Locksway Road, Milton, Portsmouth. Both were British Movement members and ex-members of the National Front.

Kingsford, a heavily-built man in his 50s wrote to Fisher expressing their interest in joining the Klan, he told investigators.

Both Smith and Kingsford said they had lost interest in the National Front because it was not sufficiently militant.

John Smith spoke about the problem of black people "polluting the South Coast." He said, "Busloads of spades come down in the summer from Brixton and Hounslow. The problem's ghoing to get worse."

But Smith was most concerned with getting rid of the Jews.

Smith, who said he was ex-chairman of the National Front in Portsmouth, claimed:

"I'm a weapons expert and I know how to go about fire raising. But it's something you do on your own. If I am going to do a synagogue, I am not going to have anyone else with me. I am 53 now and I'm not going to get put inside through anyone else."

At a later meeting with Smith at a hotel near his shop, he again said that he was anxious to get involved and "see some action" with the Klan.

Smith said at this meeting that William Kingsford, who we had met with him earlier, had been very concerned when he had discussed with him plans for setting fire to a synagogue.

Kingsaford, he said, now "didn't want to know. All he wants to do is talk--he's not interested in doing anything," Smith said.

At another meeting with John Fisher, who is married with a young child at his two-storey terraced home in Cheadle Heath, he said: "I have been selected as Klan leader for Britain. I have sent the organisation in America my views on racial matters here."

We again confronted Fisher last week--and revealed our identities.

He said he had now joined the R.A.F. on a nine-year engagement and was learning electrical and mechanical engineering at a training base at Swinderby, Lincs.

He told us: I am still the British representative for the Klan, but I don't want trouble-makers, people who want to direct physical action."

The main object of the Klan in Britain, he claimed, would be to urge the Government to curb immigration drastically.

He said he still held racist views--"quite definitely"--but they had "moderated a little."

We discovered during our investigations that some racial regalia is sold by a North London firm--Deane and Adams, of Summers Row, Finchley.

An investigator who called at the firm, posing as a Klan supporter, was met by Mr. John Haynes, who said he was running the business.

The investigator reports:

"His wife, Pay Haynes, was behind the counter when I entered, and they showed me the various Klan brass belt buckles on offer by the company.

"Mr. Haynes gave me illustrated brochures and price lists, and I bought some samples."

He said most of the Klan buckles and money clips go to America, but they were now pushing sales in Europe.

Next: Inside America's Klan


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

THE KU KLUX KLAN IN BRITAIN, PART II








This article appeared in the (UK) Sunday People (front page and center spread) on February 17th, 1980.


WE EXPOSE THE FIERY CROSS FANATICS

The meeting continued in a pub--and again our investigators tagged along.

John Woods was quick to notice three West Indians having a drink by the saloon's bar door. "Soots, you can't go anywhere without having them creep in," he said. "You go out for a quiet country pub and you've got them."

He said he had a "hundred men," all of them real tough notes, but they "didn't have the bottle" to turn up at an open meeting such as the one we were having.

Uniforms

Woods Senior came up with several bizarre plans to intimidate blacks and people who mixed with them.

He said he had police uniforms and a police warrant card. He suggested that we could "nick a wog" pretending to be police, take him away somewhere quiet for questioning and beat him up.

Another of his ideas was to kidnap a white girl and a black man when they were out together then paint the black man white and the girl black.

He talked several times about what good propaganda it would be to seize a black man, tie him up and paint him white. "It's action that we want--that's what makes people think."

He was keen on an idea proposed by David Fisher to have burning crosses in all major cities to get new recruits, but he felt we should go further and have a "coon" tied up alongside the cross.

He also suggested that Klan members might dress up in hoods and be photographed "hanging" a Klan member painted black.

At one point, Woods said, "We don't want to actually kill any--just maim a few. There's got to be bloodshed."

At another meeting at John Woods' home at which Sunday People undercover investigators were present, Woods and his son, Brian, were again enthusiastic about joining the Klan.

Woods said that he had been area orginser in Highbury of the National Front... but he had left because all they were interested in was talking. "There's no action--they haven't got the gumption for this," he said.

Both his sons, he said, were in the British Movement. He said that his other son had been attacked by a "soot." He added that he was determined to get him., and that at some stage he planned to "blast the coon."

He would use one of the shotguns he had under the bed in his bedroom. "I have three shotguns under the bed. The Old Bill would do their nut if they knew."




Monday, November 15, 2010

THE KU KLUX KLAN IN BRITAIN, PART I






This article appeared in the (UK) Sunday People (front page and center spread) on February 17th, 1980.


WE EXPOSE THE FIERY CROSS FANATICS

The People investigates the men who want to see America's race terror here

A plot to set up the banned Ku Klux Klan in Britain was blown wide open by Sunday People investigators.

Posing as Klan sympathizers, we penetrated the British connection of the organisation and uncovered their potentially evil web of hate.

Investigators were actually initiated as robed Knights of the Klan and met English recruits.

We learned of detailed plans masterminded by a Klan boss in America to flood Britain with racialist propaganda.

The campaign was to include:

* A massive membership drive in Britain.

* Training in the use of weapons.

* Arms caches to be hidden in members' homes.

* Burning crosses in major cities.

Terror tactics against blacks and Jews.

A former ice cream salesman from Cheshire is the man chosen as leader--or "Grand Dragon"--of the Klan's Brish branch.

He is John Fisher of Sycamore Street, Cheadle Heath, Stockport.

He declared at a remarkable meeting of Klan supporters held in Clerkenwell, London, that he would "knuckle a nigger any time because that's the way I feel about them."

GREETING

Fisher boasted that he already had 40 to 50 names of prospective members.

The meeting began at an hotel to which Fisher drove from Stockport.

There to greet him were other racialists, some of whom have already sent membership applications to America.

They included John Woods, a garage worker of Spring Garden, Highbury, London, a father of four who claims he left the National Front because they are "all talk and no action," his sons Brian and Tony and another supporter.

Woods had sent 30 pounds in membership fees to the States--10 pounds each for himself and his sons.

Fisher suggested that burning crosses (the Klan symbol) in Britain's major cities would help to bring in new recruits.

He said sympathisers could get hoods costing 16 pounds each sent over from the States. Klansmen could leap out of cars and confront "soots" (colored people) to terrify them.
Fisher stressed that people should not be attacked indiscriminately.

"Because we are doing it in the name of the Klan, we have to make sure there's a reason," he said.

Fisher and John Woods agreed that it would be a good idea to scan court records and select a "coon" who had been up for assaulting a white girl and then go after him.


In Part II: The Klan meeting carries onto a nearby pub.



Saturday, November 13, 2010

THE KINGMAKERS, III








This article was published by the (UK) Daily Mirror on February 12th, 1980.

WHY ALL THE PRESIDENTS WOO ROCKEFELLER

The man in the crumpled raincoat walked into the luxury Imperial Hotel in Torquay carrying his own suitcases.

He pushed open the door and struggled into the lobby. No one took any notice.

The man was David Rockefeller, one of the richest and most powerful men in the world, arriving for one of his secret conferences.

Rockefeller, 64, is the man they call The Kingmaker.

He is the youngest son of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller II and brother of Nelson Rockefeller, former Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States.

He worked hard for success from the moiment he left Harvard University in his early twenties.

After taking a doctor's degree at the University of Chicago, he served as a U.S. Army captain from 1942-45.

After the war he became an assistant manager in the foreign department of the Chase Manhattan Bank.

It wasn't too hard to get the job. His father owned the bank.

In 1968 he took over as the bank's chairman and chief executive. His massive empire had begun.

Today Rockefeller's financial interests control HALF the U.S. oil industry, a FIFTH of all American banking, a FIFTH of all American industry and more than a QUARTER of private U.S. investment in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Through Chase Manhattan, Rockefeller has a controlling interest in twenty-three massive billion-dollar corporations, including American Express, IBM, Pan American Airways, and Exxon Oil.

Rockefeller spends a good deal of the year flying round the world in his own fifteen-seat Caravelle jet to attend banking conferences or hold private meetings with world leaders.

He is said to keep a file of 35,000 "personal friends" in high places around the world.

Time and again American presidents have tried to persuade Rockefeller to join their Cabinets. He has always refused.

Many believe he rejects their offers of powerful jobs because he is even MORE powerful as a man behind the scenes, able to pull as many strings as he wants.

An example of this can be found in America's involvement with Iran.

When President Jimmy Carter refused to support of Shah's tottering regime--and with it, billions of dollars of Rockefeller investments--the all-powerful tycoon was furious.

He urged Carter to accept nthe ailing Shah into America when he was in need of hospital treatment.

The CIA urged Carter that taking in the Shah would spark off anger in Iran.

Carter took Rockefeller's advice and soon after the American Embassy hostages were taken.

This is the power of David Rockefeller in action.

But there is also another side to the amazing man.

When he is not dabbling in multi-million dollar wheeler dealing, he loves beetles.

It has been a lifelong hobby, and now his collection is believed to be the largest in the world.

More often than not the man who never needs to have money in his pocket, instead carries small plastic containers with his current favourite beetle lying dead, and secured by pins.

And on occasions he has been known to pull one from his pocket to show to a special friend.


An senior official from Chase Manhattan Bank in London telephoned the editor of the Daily Mirror after this article was published to complain that it had exaggerated David Rockefeller's financial interests in the USA.

Documents were provided to substantiate the claim. No further words were exchanged.



Thursday, November 11, 2010

THE KINGMAKERS, PART II







This article was published by the (UK) Daily Mirror on February 12th, 1980.

One of the most remarkable successes of the Trilateral Commission was the election of Jimmy Carter as U.S. President in 1976.

It was duriung a lunch in London the autumn of 1972 that David Rockefeller decided to help the presidential aspirations of the unknown Jimmy Carter.

He invited Carter to join the Commission. Carter leapt at the chance.

But most astonishing of all, once Carter was elected he chose almost his entire Cabinet from the sixty-three original American members of of the Trilateral Commission, including Zbignew Brzezinski, Cyrus Vance, Walter Mondale, Harold Brown, Michael Blumenthal and Andrew Young.

Since then President Carter and David Rockefeller have fallen out.

In April 1978 Carter made his controversial decision not to deploy the neutron bomb for NATO forces, a decision that upset and angered Rockefeller.

The last straw was the row over the Shah of Iran. Carter refused to continue supporting the Shah while civil war was raging. Rockefeller had huge financial interests in Iran.

Rockefeller is not supporting Jimmy Carter in his bid for re-election.

This year David Rockefeller has a new candidate. His name is George Bush, a former American ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador to China and former Director of the CIA.

George Bush is 55, six ft. 2in. tall, lean handsome all-American who made his fortune building an oil drilling company.

After resigning from the CIA in 1977 George Bush joined the Trilateral Commission.

Like Jimmy Carter four years earlier, Bush has risen from nowhere and is treading along the same Rockefeller path.

Rockefeller is the financial muscle behind Bush's election campaign. He has contributed openly to the Bush for President Committee.

And now George Bush, a few months ago considered a 50-1 outsider in the presidency stakes, is President Carter's chief challenger in the November elections.

Bush resigned from the Trilateral Commission just before the Bush for President Committee was formed.

Jimmy Carter, when asked which Republican he would least like to run against, replied, "George Bush."


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

THE KINGMAKERS






This article was published by the (UK) Daily Mirror on February 12th, 1980.

It was July 1972 at a mansion in the beautiful Pocantico Hills sixty miles north of New York City that the Trilateral Commission was born.

Pocantico Hills is owned and run by the five grandsons of the legendary oil magnate John D. Rockefeller.

Around the huge oak table sat sixteen men. David Rockefeller, Chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank and one of America's wealthiest citizens, headed the meeting.

At his side was Zbigniew Brzezinski, then head of the Russian Studies department at Columbia University and who is now President Jimmy Carter's National Security Adviser.

Together they took it in turns to explain their new brainchild, the Trilateral Commission--so named because they wanted to bring together the economic giants of the USA, Europe, and Japan.

They were determined to make the Trilateral Commission the most powerful private body of mankind the world had ever known. They were to be the Kingmakers.

Since that time the Commission has become in effect the shadow government of the Western world. Its members have either recently held high office in the government or are destined to be the world leaders of tomorrow.

Two of the original members of the Commission in 1973 were the unknown Governor of Georgia Jimmy Carter and the former Tory Minister Peter Carrington.

In three years Jimmy Carter was to leap from nowhere to become President of the United States and Peter Carrington was to become one of Britain's most effective Foreign Secretaries.

Fifteen months after the Pocantico gathering the Commission held its first official meeting in a luxury hotel in the new economic powerhouse of the world, Tokyo.

Two hundred and twenty five of the world's most influential men--bankers, industrialists, diplomats, academics and senior politicians--had been personally invited to become members.

David Rockefeller, inaugurating that first conference, said: "Private citizens are often able to act with greater flexibility than governments in the search for new and better forms of international cooperation."

Rockefeller explained his new idea, which would in reality come to mean global manipulation of economic policies by a powerful group of private citizens.

The Commission works like this: Task Force papers are produced by experts on orders from the Commission.

These range from from economic policies to nuclear power, from the energy crisis to the future of democracy.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

SECRET MEETINGS TO SHAPE THE WORLD, PART II






This article was published by the (UK) Daily Mirror on February 13th, 1980.

The Daily Mirror yesterday revealed the power of the Trilateral Commission as a group of global manipulators. The Trilateral Commission--known as the Kingmakers--stands second to none in power, prestige and influence. But not far behind comes the Bilderberg Group, a circle of the elite and wealthy whose hush-hush meetings determine how the Western nations should run their affairs.

C. Gordon Tether, the distinguished former columnist of the Financial Times, wrote: "If the Bilderberg Group is not a conspiracy of some sort it is conducted is such a way as to give a remarkably good imitation of one."

Bilderberg was the concept of a little known Polish political philosopher, the late Dr. Joseph Retinger.

In the late 1940s, Retinger was an active advocate of a unified Europe. With funds mostly supplied by America's Central Intelligence Agency, Retinger helped form the American Committee for a Unified Europe, the European Movement, and the European Youth Congress.

Retinger approached Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands in May, 1952, with the suggestion of unofficial meetings among NATO countries to unite the West against the Eastern bloc and discuss European alliances.

After organising such a group Prince Bernhard and Retinger flew to Washington where they sold the idea to Walter Bedell Smith, then director of the CIA.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the Bilderberg Group is its steering committee's amazing ability to invite politicians to join the group who later reach the pinnacles of power in their respective countries.

Among Americans who attended Bilderberg conferences before their faces became widely known were President Gerald Ford, Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter's Vice President Walter Mondale, and his Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance.

One of the driving forces behind Bilderberg has always been the powerful David Rockefeller, chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank.

Prominent Europeans have included French President Giscard d'Estaing and West German Chancellor, Helmut Schmidt.

Two of the four Britons at the very first conference in 1954 were Hugh Gaitskell and Denis Healey.

Of the present Tory Government, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Lord Carrington, and Sir Keith Joseph all attended meetings of the group.



Friday, November 5, 2010

SECRET MEETINGS TO SHAPE THE WORLD







This article was published by the (UK) Daily Mirror on February 13th, 1980.

The Daily Mirror yesterday revealed the power of the Trilateral Commission as a group of global manipulators. The Trilateral Commission--known as the Kingmakers--stands second to none in power, prestige and influence. But not far behind comes the Bilderberg Group, a circle of the elite and wealthy whose hush-hush meetings determine how the Western nations should run their affairs.

Every year 120 of the world's most powerful and influential men come together, lock themselves away for three days and decide what policies the democratic nations of the West should follow.

They are members of the Bilderberg Group and their meetings are always kept a closely guarded secret.

But I can reveal that this year they will meet in the spa city of Aachen, just 45 miles from the German capital, Bonn, from April 18-20 inclusive.

I can also reveal that former German President Walter Scheel has been invited to replace the ageing Lord Home as chairman of Bilderberg. Scheel has accepted.

Top of the Aachen agenda will be world politics and economics following the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.

Bilderbergers represent the elite and wealthy establishment of every Western nation. They include bankers, politicians, diplomats and leaders of the giant multinational corporations.

Among British politicians who have attended their meetings are Edward Heath, Harold Wilson, James Callaghan, Denis Healey, Margaret Thatcher, and Enoch Powell.

Other influential members from the British Establishment include Lord Roll, of merchant bankers S.G. Warburg,; Sir Reay Geddes, chairman of Dunlop; John Harvey-Jones of ICI; and Sir David Steel, chairman of British Petroleum.

Everything about the group is shrouded in mystery.

Their meetings, which take place at a different location each year, go unannounced, their debates unreported, their decisions unknown.

In June, 1976, I wrote to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office inquiring about the Bilderberg Group.

Their reply: "Unfortunately, we can find no trace of the Bilderberg Group in any of our reference works on international organisations."

The White House told me that no records are kept of Bilderberg meetings.

However, I have been able to obtain some records of eight separate Bilderberg conferences--all marked "Strictly Confidential."

One sinister paragraph from the first Bilderberg meeting in 1954 reads: When the time is ripe our present concepts of world affairs should be extended to the whole world."

A year later, in September, 1955, at Garmisch, West Germany, the Bilderberg Group recorded in the minutes of their meeting:

"It was generally recognized that it is our common responsibility to arrive in the shortest possible time at a closely-knit European common market."

Two years later, in March, 1957, the Treaty of Rome, setting up the Common Market, was signed by the governments of Western Europe.

Officially, Bilderberg spokesmen insist that no conclusions are ever reached at their conferences.

This appears to be untrue. For in thne Bilderberg records I have obtained there is a heading in capital letters which reads--GENERAL CONCLUSIONS.

One, in fact, went so far as to call for action. It reads: "It was proposed that action should be taken on the following subjects which arose out of discussions at the conference."

The subjects included an instruction to the Bilderberg participants to use other meetings and conferences to put forward ideas and suggestions made at Bilderberg.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

THE WEST'S SECRET POWER GROUP, PART IV







This is one of the earliest articles published on the Bilderberg Group. It was published in the November 1976 edition of Verdict, a UK magazine.

In these pages, VERDICT tells the story of the Bilderberg Group, a story that will astonish all the freedom-loving citizens of the Western world that prides itself on democracy.

Bilderberg is a gathering of the most powerful, most political influential and most wealthy men in the West.

Every year for the last 24 years they have met in heavily-guarded secrecy, covertly influencing the economies and politics of independent nations.

All attempts to uncover the workings of Bilderberg have been systematically suppressed from the highest level.

In this world exclusive (by Robert Eringer), VERDICT reveals for the first time the activities of this secret group and the names of the powerful men behind it.



PART IV

The report of the 1974 Megeve Conference shows that the conference discussed Prospects for the Atlantic World. These were given to the conference from the point of view of a French, a British, a German and an American observer. The conference then went on to discuss, during three seven-hour sessions, the following subjects:

1. Process of European Integration;

2. Character of East-West Detente;

3. Essence of Present NATO Strategy;

4. Economic Considerations;

5. Energy Developments;

6. European-American Relations.

Leaks have shown more startling contents than that of the Bilderberg meetings.

What sort of political insight, one wonders, did C.D. Jackson, President Dwight Eisenhower's national securiry assistant, have, for example, when he opened the 1954 conference by saying: "Whether Joe McCarthy (the Communist witch-hunter) dies by an assassin's bullet, or is eliminated in the normal American way of getting rid of boils on the body politic, I prophesy that by the time we hold our next meeting he will be gone from the American scene."

And, indeed, he was.

The former American amassador to West Germany, George McGhee, has said: "The Treaty of Rome, which brought the Common Market into being, ' was nurtured at these meetings."

But a more serious accusation has come from the fiercely independent William Loeb in his paper, the Manchester (New Hampshire) Union Leader. Writing about the Woodstock, Vermont meeting of April 1971, Loeb wrote: "At a top secret conference, a presidential adviser leaked information on the proposed ecenomic freeze to a select group of national and international figures enabling them, according to a Washington source, to profit to the tune of fifteen to twenty billion dollars. The same presidential adviser also revealed President Nixon's plan to visit Red China, which further enabled these figures tio make future commercial plans for mainland China."

The only reason that the Bilderberg Group has insisted--with the help of the Press lords--in functioning in total secrecy, is to allow its participants to speak without having to be publcly accountable for their words.

What, one may ask, is it that they do not want to have to account for to the public?

And just how does this fit in with the West's image of a free world democracy?




Monday, November 1, 2010

THE WEST'S SECRET POWER GROUP, PART III








This is one of the earliest articles published on the Bilderberg Group. It was published in the November 1976 edition of Verdict, a UK magazine.


In these pages, VERDICT tells the story of the Bilderberg Group, a story that will astonish all the freedom-loving citizens of the Western world that prides itself on democracy.

Bilderberg is a gathering of the most powerful, most political influential and most wealthy men in the West.

Every year for the last 24 years they have met in heavily-guarded secrecy, covertly influencing the economies and politics of independent nations.

All attempts to uncover the workings of Bilderberg have been systematically suppressed from the highest level.

In this world exclusive (by Robert Eringer), VERDICT reveals for the first time the activities of this secret group and the names of the powerful men behind it.


PART III

In Washington in September, 1975, I began my inquries by writing to the embassies of each one of the countries whose citizens were involved in the Bilderberg Group.

I received only three replies. The Royal Swedish Embassy said that it was aware that prominent Swedes had attended the Group in their private capacities. It said there was no official Swedish view on the Group.

I decided to telephone all the embassies I had written to.

The Dutch embassy was the only one that had any information about the Group. They knew very little about it but supposed their purpose was to make "a more livable world."

No other embassy had heard of the Group.

A high-placed official at the West German embassy exclaimed: "Bilder... what?" and refused to believe that the Group existed.
Perhaps he should have referred to his own Chancellor, Mr. Schmidt.

I wrote to the White House. Their reply stated: "The conference does not intend that its programme be secret, although in the interests of free and open discussion, no reports are kept of the meetings."

A letter to the State Department brought the answer: "Discussions are off the record to enable the participants to engage in a frank exchange of views on problems facing the Atlantic Community. For this reason, transcripts or records of the meetings are not kept."

Further inquiries showed that David Rockefeller and most other members of Bilderberg's steering committee were members of the Coucil on Foreign Relations, America's most influential private organisation on foreign affairs.

So I wrote to the Council.

I was referred to Charles Muller, a vice president at Murden & Co., on a third floor at 39 East 51st Street, New York.

Mr. Muller sent me a press release which gave no insight into the Group.

I later called at the address, but Mr. Muller knew nothing about the Group itself, and it would seem to be nothing more than a postal address.

I tried from there to interview two State Department officials who had attended the Megeve Conference in 1974.

Secretaries channeled me to several different departments, before I was finally put on to Francis Seidner, a Public Affairs Advisor.. His advice to me was to mind my own business, adding that it was "obviously a private affair."

In London I spoke with a participant from the Megeve Conference. Through him I received a printed record of the Megeve meeting--which the U.S. State Department had denied existed.

The participant suggested that I should write to Ernst van der Beugel, a professor at the University of Leiden in Holland, and who is honorary secretary in Europe to the Bilderberg Group.

I wrote. I received, three weelks later, a reply from Mr. Muller at the Murden Company, which said, "I have your letter to Dr. van der Beugel... reports are not available for general distribution."

The next man I communicated with was Sir Paul Chambers, former chairman of Britain's biggest comoany, ICI, and a regular Bilderberg attender. Sir Paul said: "I am under obligation not to disclose anything about the Bilderberg Group. I am sorry I cannot help, but I am clearly powerless to do so." He referred me to Smidwater 1, The Hague, Holland.

There, I found the Bilderberg headquarters, which consist of a two-room office; one for Dr. van der Beugel, one for two secretaries.

I was given the same handout I received from Mr. Muller in New York, and was told that Dr. van der Beugel was out. But I did learn the venue of the next meeting... Torquay, Devon, in April, 1977.

So I tried to talk to Sir Frederic Bennett, Bilderberger and Tory MP for Torquay. Sir Frederic requested that the interview would be objective in nature, and I agreed that it would. He suggested that I should phone his secretary that afternoon to fix an appointment. When I rang back, I was told that Sir Frederic had changed his mind.