Sunday, June 2, 2019

Is This How U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Always Travels?

From Newsweek:
The Americans have come to Bilderberg in force this year. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on Saturday afternoon in a motorcade so long it stretched halfway back to Geneva.

BTW, here is how The New York Times is reporting the Bilderberg meeting:
 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a weeklong trip to Europe where he is raising sensitive issues with national leaders — from Iranian missiles to Chinese technology to the economic collapse of Venezuela — but the most colorful conversations could take place this weekend out of public earshot in a secretive conclave at a Swiss lakeside resort...

The State Department has not even put the Bilderberg Meeting on Mr. Pompeo’s public schedule, though a senior official confirmed he was attending Saturday...

What Mr. Pompeo, Mr. Kushner and the other Bilderberg attendees actually say to each other will be a mystery to most of the public, thanks to the meeting’s use of the Chatham House Rule, which states that although attendees can tell the public what was discussed, generally, participants must not reveal who said what.

The rule was devised in 1927 by the eponymous policy institute in London, when many people feared that the practice of “secret diplomacy led to the horrors of the First World War,” said Robin Niblett, the director of Chatham House. The idea, he said, was to encourage officials and experts to speak frankly together, in private, and then to share what they discussed with the public...

The Bilderberg Meetings used to hold news conferences and distribute synopses to attendees, but discontinued the practices in the 1990s and 2000s. Organizers do not plan to reinstate them, a spokesman said.

Still, the Bilderberg’s reputation for secrecy fed conspiracy theories soon after the first meeting, held in 1954 to strengthen ties between North America and Europe, at the Hotel de Bilderberg in Oosterbeek, the Netherlands. In a book published a decade later, the right-wing activist Phyllis Schlafly wrote that the “secret kingmakers” of America and a “select assortment of foreigners” met at Bilderberg events, and exercised influence over American affairs.

In 1971, “Bilderbergers” appeared in “None Dare Call It Conspiracy,” a book by Gary Allen that argued that international bankers and politicians had taken decisions out of elected officials’ hands...
A Bilderberg spokesman said he believed that the theories were driven by people’s desire to make sense of complex trends like globalization, and that they have been given new life by the rise of the internet.
Not mentioned in the Times article is that Times national security correspondent David Sanger is an attendee.


1 comment:

  1. Remember the quaint old days when "public servants" cared how taxpayer dollars were being spent?