Thursday, June 12, 2008

Did they talk about Zimbabwe at Chantilly?


I have just learnt that this year's Bilderberg Conference was held at a place called Chantilly, Virginia, United States from the 5th to the 8th of June.

For the millions of Zimbabweans who have never heard of Bilderberg, I quote from Wikipedia.

"The Bilderberg Group, Bilderberg conference, or Bilderberg Club is an unofficial annual invitation-only conference of around 130 guests, most of whom are persons of influence in the fields of business, media and politics.The elite group meets annually at luxury hotels or resorts throughout the world — normally in Europe — and once every four years in the United States or Canada. It has an office in Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands."

It is a sort of club of the powerful in the Western world meet in a "relaxed" atmosphere, i.e. where they will speak in their personal capacities rather than the roles they play in their countries or corporations. The meetings are always held in secrecy, assured by the fact that most of the information in the world is controlled by a handful of corporations-whose bosses also attend the meetings. Even Google's boss is said to have attended one.

The Bilderberg meetings have been charged with subverting democracy and creating conditions where the media and governments fall under the sway of international corporations. They are also the subject of much conspiracy-theorist speculation, and are accused of plotting to create the Global Government.

It is known that African politics is discussed, although I am not aware of any Africans who attend. I have read somewhere that Thabo Mbeki has attended...

I wonder if he went this time. But what I am really curious to know is....was the subject of Zimbabwe brought up? I know the corporations are interested; Standard Chartered, Rio Tinto, the Rothschilds etc all feature in Zimbabwe's history, as do the likes of Lord Carrington (thank you so much for giving us Robert Mugabe) who has chaired such meetings.

If anyone has even a clue, I'd love to hear it!!!

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