By Emma Best, February 27, 2017
CREST records show Agency kept close tabs on Bilderberg meetings and attendees over the decades
The annual Bilderberg Conference is shrouded in nearly as much mystery as CIA itself, with a number of conspiracy theories that seeing these meetings of the elite as where the strings of the world are pulled. To get an idea of how intelligence agencies view the Bilderberg meetings, I reviewed the references in the CREST archive. While there weren’t many references, they were enlightening.
The earliest declassified reference in CIA files to the Bilderberg conference actually comes shortly before the group’s first meeting. A formerly TOP SECRET description of a Deputies Meeting from May 21, 1954 shows that the conference was brought up in a meeting between CIA Director Allen Dulles and his deputies. Although the conference isn’t referred to by name, it lists several attendees of the inaugural Bilderberg meeting and mentions the general location. On May 29th, the Bilderberg conference began.
The reference to Paul Nitze’s attendance is notable, as Nitze would be later associated with the Agency when he was brought in as part of “Team B” to consult on some of CIA’s National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs). This reference to Nitze had curious timing, as was his coordination with Richard Bissell (who would go on to become a senior CIA officer). Until 1953, Paul Nitze had been the Director of Policy Planning for the State Department. In 1963, he would reenter government service as the Secretary of the Navy. At this point, however, Mr. Nitze had no overtly acknowledged relationship to the Agency. A bit of digging, however, showed that at the time, he was employed by and under contract with the Agency.
When the Agency was asked to comment about and provide context for this relationship, a spokesman for CIA declined, except to say that if I was “looking for info on the supposed contract, [I’d] need to file the FOIA request.” As it turned out, I already had. However, there was nothing “supposed” about the contract – CIA’s own declassified documentation shows a signed affidavit from Paul Nitze regarding his appointment to CIA, which required him to swear he wasn’t a fascist or communist, from the same day his contract began (January 21, 1954).
A series of letters from the Agency’s Director of Personnel and Deputy Assistant for Personnel also spell out the dates of his contract, while also noting that the original year and half long contract was extending for an additional year. In addition to briefly describing his contract with CIA, both of the letters from CIA explicitly refer to him as as contractor.
It’s currently unknown how much Nitze reported back about the Bilderberg conference, or in what capacity his contract had him serving the Agency.
The CIA Director’s interest in the Bilderberg Group wasn’t a one-time affair. Four years later, he was still keenly interested and being kept apprised of the Bildegroup Group’s activities. In May of 1958, he was written by one of the Joseph Johnson from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – and the Bilderberg Steering Committee. Johnson wrote to Dulles to send him a copy of the summary of a discussion held by the Bilderberg Steering Committee, along with a brief note of where the summary fell short.
The following year, Johnson wrote back to Dulles about the Bilderberg group. Although his name is redacted, the signature isn’t and it matches the signature of Johnson’s previous letter. The subsequent reply was, like Johnson’s May 1958 letter about the Bilderberg Group, sent on the Carnegie Endowment’s letterhead. This time, Johnson’s note about the Bilderberg Group was limited to a post script which inquired about an invitation to attend the Bilderberg Meeting that had been sent to the CIA Director.
Four days later, Director Dulles wrote back to Johnson to confirm the other’s suspicions: the Director’s schedule would prevent him from being able to leave the country for the meeting. However, the Director noted that he hoped to be able to attend someday.
The Bilderberg Group doesn’t appear in CIA’s declassified files again until 1975, when a formerly SECRET compilation of CIA Staff Notes mentions the conference in an Unclassified paragraph. The paragraph notes that the conference is to be held in Turkey in April, will discuss inflation and that Prime Minister Thatcher had been invited. The document notes that the Bilderberg format would provide “main speakers” with ten minutes, while others would be limited to only five minutes in which to speak.
Seven years later, the Bilderberg Group was mentioned in conjunction with Ronald Reagan’s “Project Truth” initiative, which combined the efforts of the State Department, the International Communication Agency, the National Security Council and CIA.
The memo outlined a series of proposed efforts to support the President’s upcoming trip to Europe. Included in those suggestions was one for “appearances at overseas events; e.g. the May 13-16 Bilderberg Meeting in Norway.”
The final declassified reference comes from a 1984 memo distributed to people inside CIA noted that the Director (presumably for the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, which produced the memo) would be giving a speech at the Asilomar Conference in California, and that the speech would draw “on the previously distributed Bilderberg speech and other materials.” A copy of the speech for the Asilomar Conference was included in the memo, but it’s unclear which portions drew from the Bilderberg speech.
While these documents merely hint at the Agency’s interest in, and possible involvement with, the Bilderberg Group, they remain one of the clearest insights yet into the interactions between the two. You can read one of the cited memos below.
By Nicolai Sennels, June 25, 2017
Sweden is being torn to pieces by Muslim immigrants and refugees. Law enforcement is crying out for help, and it is only a question of time before the country will need military intervention from abroad in order to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe.
A leaked report concludes that the number of lawless areas (commonly referred to as “no-go zones”) in Sweden now totals 61. That is up from 55 in just one year’s time. This increase includes not only the total number, but also the geographical size of these areas.
Sweden’s National Police Commissioner, Dan Eliasson, spoke on national television and pleaded for assistance: “Help us, help us!,” he said, while warning that Swedish police forces no longer can uphold the law and therefore must ask all good powers in the country to support them.
A research expert regarding destabilized countries and 2011 recipient of Sweden’s Order of the Seraphim medal, Johan Patrik Engellau, has been working with organizations such as the UN and others that operate in crisis areas. He warns:
“I’m afraid it is the end for the well-organized, decent and egalitarian Sweden we have known up to now. Personally, I would not be surprised if a form of civil war occurs. In some places, the civil war has probably already begun.”
10News recently reported how the Swedish state has lost large areas to armed, religious groups best described as Islamist militias. Police chief Lars Alversjø says that, “There is lawlessness in parts of Stockholm (Sweden’s capital) now.” He also observed how, “The legal system, which is a pillar in every democratic society, is collapsing in Sweden.” Per Magnus Ranstorp, a researcher into terrorism and radicalization at the Swedish National Defense College, notes: “In the worst areas, extremists have taken over. The whole sense of justice and peace are threatened by the fact that the police is breaking down and it’s only getting worse. Sweden is in a disastrous situation.”
The Swedish Security Service (Säkerhetspolisen – abbreviated as Säpo), recently warned that the country is crawling with “thousands of Islamists” sharing Islamic State’s ideology. In many places, public servants (i.e., non-Islamic authorities) require police escort or protection.
The word that Swedish authorities and media use for the country’s “no-go zones” is utenforskap. The word means something like “excluded area.” In these areas, Swedish law has been replaced with a mixture of the law of the jungle and the Islamic legal code, sharia. Armed Muslim gangs and Islamic radicals are simply carving out big pieces of Sweden for themselves. The only reason why it has not evolved into large-scale armed conflicts — in this formerly peaceful and safe country — probably relates to how Sweden’s feminist-liberal government is not putting up any real resistance against the Islamists.
Even if the Swedish feminist government chose to fight back tomorrow, Sweden has nothing close to the paramilitary capacity needed to reverse this situation. That 80 percent of the country’s law enforcement officers are considering quitting their jobs is a clear sign of a police force that is completely demoralized. The military in this traditionally pacifist country is cut down to almost nothing, and there is no money to fix it.
As Johan Patrik Engellau puts it: “The government does not seem to understand that it has lost control. There is a point where you can no longer stop a situation’s development. I do not know if Sweden has reached this point when it comes to [the consequences of] immigration, but I fear we are drawing close. If we right here and now take and clear and powerful action – including stopping immigration and the political promotion of multiculturalism – we might with some difficulty be able to save Sweden.”
The fact remains that Sweden’s political elite is nowhere near taking such decisive action, as it has not even started to openly speak out about these problems.
Therefore Sweden will very soon need help from abroad. Police chief Dan Eliasson’s prayer for help only included potential partners inside Sweden, but very soon the international community will have to intervene if a humanitarian catastrophe is to be avoided.