The official Bilderberg Group website has released the full attendee list and agenda for this year’s conference. As ever, the list of topics to be discussed is so vague as to almost be meaningless. Infowars will have full coverage of Bilderberg’s detailed agenda later today and for the rest of the week.
63rd Bilderberg conference to take place from 11 – 14 June 2015 in Telfs-Buchen, Austria.
Telfs-Buchen, 8 June 2015 – The 63rd Bilderberg conference is set to take place from 11 – 14 June 2015 in Telfs-Buchen, Austria. A total of around 140 participants from 22 countries have confirmed their attendance. As ever, a diverse group of political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media have been invited. The list of participants is available on www.bilderbergmeetings.org
The key topics for discussion this year include:
Chemical Weapons Threats
Current Economic Issues
Founded in 1954, the Bilderberg conference is an annual meeting designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the conference. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; approximately one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields.
The conference is a forum for informal discussions about major issues facing the world. The meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed.
Thanks to the private nature of the conference, the participants are not bound by the conventions of their office or by pre-agreed positions. As such, they can take time to listen, reflect and gather insights. There is no desired outcome, no minutes are taken and no report is written. Furthermore, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.
Telfs-Buchen, Austria 11 – 14 June 2015
Final list of Participants
Castries, Henri de
Chairman and CEO, AXA Group
Achleitner, Paul M.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
Non-Executive Chairman, PA Consulting Group
Director, Danish Intelligence Service (DDIS)
Allen, John R.
Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, US Department of State
Altman, Roger C.
Executive Chairman, Evercore
Director of Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute
Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA
CEO and President, Markle Foundation
Balls, Edward M.
Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
Balsemão, Francisco Pinto
Chairman, Impresa SGPS
Barroso, José M. Durão
Former President of the European Commission
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Founder, SIGNA Holding GmbH
Chairman, FB Group SRL
Beurden, Ben van
CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
Director, Institut Montaigne
Special Adviser on Financial and Economic Affairs to the President
Botín, Ana P.
Chairman, Banco Santander
Brandtzæg, Svein Richard
President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
Publisher, Standard Verlagsgesellschaft
President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Director General, DGSI
Castries, Henri de
Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings; Chairman and CEO, AXA Group
Cebrián, Juan Luis
Executive Chairman, Grupo PRISA
Clark, W. Edmund
Retired Executive, TD Bank Group
Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
Editor, Editorials and Comment, National Post
Damberg, Mikael L.
Minister for Enterprise and Innovation
De Gucht, Karel
Former EU Trade Commissioner, State Minister
Minister of Finance
Donilon, Thomas E.
Former U.S. National Security Advisor; Partner and Vice Chair, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
CEO, Axel Springer SE
President, Royal Academy of Engineering
Vice President for Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects, Google
Political Editor, Aftenposten
CEO, TV 2 Danmark A/S
Chairman and CEO, EXOR; Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
CEO, Airbus Group
CEO, JP Morgan Asset Management
Chairman, BBC Trust
Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S
Feldstein, Martin S.
President Emeritus, NBER; Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Professor of History, Harvard University, Gunzberg Center for European Studies
Flint, Douglas J.
Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
Chairman of the Board, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Fresco, Louise O.
President and Chairman Executive Board, Wageningen University and Research Centre
Founder and CEO, Citadel Investment Group, LLC
Executive Editor and Anchor “Otto e mezzo”, La7 TV
Professor of Economics, Sciences Po
Managing Partner, ELIG Law Firm
Former Chancellor of the Republic of Austria
Professor of Economics, Leiden University
Chairman, UniCredit Bank Austria AG
Vice President of Engineering, Google DeepMind
CEO, Siemens Austria
Vice Chairman, BlackRock Inc.
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
Chairman, Munich Security Conference
Jacobs, Kenneth M.
Chairman and CEO, Lazard
CEO, Gruner + Jahr
Johnson, James A.
Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners
Mayor of Bordeaux, Former Prime Minister
President and CEO, Siemens AG
CEO, Palantir Technologies
University Professor, Sciences Po
Deputy Chairman, Scottish Power
MP, Turkish Parliament
Kissinger, Henry A.
Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
Knot, Klaas H.W.
President, De Nederlandsche Bank
Koç, Mustafa V.
Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
Director General, Directorate General for Public Security
Kravis, Henry R.
Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Senior Fellow and Vice Chair, Hudson Institute
Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group
President, Globe Capital Partners
CEO, The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
Chief Legal Officer, HSBC Holdings plc
Leyen, Ursula von der
Minister of Defence
Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group
Senior Research Fellow, ICSR, King’s College London
Markus Lassen, Christina
Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Security Policy and Stabilisation
Mathews, Jessica T.
Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Vice-President of the State Council, Department of Security, Police and the Economy of Geneva
McKay, David I.
President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada
Columnist, Professor of Political Science, Istanbul University
CEO, The Messina Group
Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP
Minton Beddoes, Zanny
Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
Senator-for-life; President, Bocconi University
Executive Director, The Finnish Family Firms Association
Mundie, Craig J.
Principal, Mundie & Associates
Chairperson, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Netherlands, H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of the
CEO, Ryanair Plc
First Secretary of State and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Columnist, Haberturk Newspaper; Senior Lecturer, Kadir Has University
Group CEO, Titan Cement Co.
President, Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles
Perle, Richard N.
Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Petraeus, David H.
Chairman, KKR Global Institute
Honorary President of The Hellenic Council of State
Reisman, Heather M.
Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
Chairman, Techint Group
CEO, OMV Austria
Rubin, Robert E.
Co Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury
Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, Pedro
Leader, Partido Socialista Obrero Español PSOE
Chairman and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners
Sayek Böke, Selin
Vice President, Republican People’s Party
Schmidt, Eric E.
Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
CEO, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
CEO, Michelin Group
CEO, Raiffeisen Bank International AG
Secretary General, NATO
Deputy Minister of Defense
Sutherland, Peter D.
UN Special Representative; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
Chairman, BP plc; Chairman, AB Volvo
CEO, The Government Pension Fund Norway
Thiel, Peter A.
President, Thiel Capital
President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy
Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Vitorino, António M.
Partner, Cuetrecasas, Concalves Pereira, RL
Chairman, Investor AB
Partner, Mercury LLC
Wolf, Martin H.
Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
Wolfensohn, James D.
Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company
Zoellick, Robert B.
Chairman, Board of International Advisors, The Goldman Sachs Group
Military is seeking to gain a full spectrum picture of the everyday lives of their adversaries
by Daniel Taylor | Infowars.com | May 13, 2015
Special Ops Command seeks to “Operationalize” the homeland; “…informationally aware, smartphone‐enabled urban populations and their satisfaction—or lack of satisfaction—with local, regional, and even global conditions…” presents challenge to military.
Is Jade Helm part of the plan to “Operationalize the CONUS base”?
Recent military exercises across the country have stirred concern among American citizens rightly concerned about expanding federal power. Rasmussen reports that 45% of voters are concerned that the government “…will use U.S. military training operations to impose greater control over some states…”
One of the largest military exercises to ever be conducted on United States soil is set to begin this July. Titled “Jade Helm” the exercise seeks to “Master the human domain”. Infowars.com has documented the significance of the “Master the human domain” motto of Jade Helm. The military is seeking to gain a full spectrum picture of the everyday lives of their adversaries. This information is used to create threat matrix data on key populations.
Lt. General Charles Cleveland, the Commander of Special Operations, is directing the exercise. Operations Planner and retired Green Beret Thomas Mead confirmed this fact during a Q&A at the Brazos County Commissioners Court in Texas.
General Cleveland penned a strategy document in September of 2014 titled “ARSOF Operating Concept 2022“. The strategy outlined in the document seeks to establish a world-wide network of military influence to gather intelligence on key populations and contain non-state actors, “empowered individuals”, militias, and other “irregular” threats. The document emphasizes the global nature of the threat, noting that the conflict will effectively erase borders.
Cleveland sees an unstable world in the future that will require a capable military force. Cleveland notes the “…major global social, political, informational, and economic trends underway and the converging competition between nation‐states and nonstate actors.”
Cleveland continues, stating that the battlespace of the future will occur in urban terrain, “These forces are intertwined and compete for relative superiority over the physical, cognitive, and moral security and adequate governance of key populations—a competition that will increasingly occur in militarily significant urban terrain.”
In this “Multi-polar world” non-state actors with access to the internet and other communications will be able to influence each other around the globe. The 2022 document elaborates, “The significant difference will be the greater ability of nonstate actors to defend themselves, and to influence or attack other populations…”
In order to counter threats from these groups, Special Operations will utilize various technologies including; Electronic warfare, directed energy, space, robotics, Unmanned vehicles, and low-visibility stealth technologies.
“Operationalize the CONUS base”
Perhaps the most sensational portion of the document comes from the statement that Special Operations wants to “Operationalize the CONUS base“, meaning Continental United States. General Cleveland’s strategy is to utilize civilian assets to support deployed soldiers. The plan seeks to utilize non-governmental agencies, think tanks, academia, and other U.S. government agencies to support Special Operations goal of containing the threat of VEO’s (Violent Extremist Organizations), non-state actors, and other irregular threats.
The plan seeks to create a system to marshal civilian expertise to complete the mission of “enhancing” a host nations governance, stability, security, and rule of law. Under a section titled “Military Support to Governance” the document states:
“Given the U.S. military’s assigned responsibilities in the areas of stability and governance, future joint formations must address shared interests and enhance host nation governance, security, economic development, and the rule of law. Doing so necessitates a system to procure, classify, marshal, and employ the appropriate civilian expertise to support or lead execution of stability tasks aligned with national security objectives.”
This aspect of the Special Operations plan as it relates to the Jade Helm exercise raises highly concerning questions. The fact that conservative areas of the United States are listed as “Hostile” in the Jade Helm map should be concerning to citizens. General Cleveland’s strategy is clearly global in nature, and clearly states that the conflict has effectively erased borders, leaving the option of domestic operations on the table.
The language of the 2022 document is very similar to an Atlantic Council article published last year which warned of the decline of the “New world order” as non-state actors and empowered individuals threaten to destabilize the globe. The Atlantic Council is a Washington D.C. based think tank that has ties to highly influential policy makers. The 2014 piece, written by “shock and awe” doctrine author Harlan K. Ullman, laments the fact that George H.W. Bush’s dream of a “new world order” is failing. Ullman says that the State is being “…made obsolete by the empowerment of individuals and non-state actors.” Ullman states that an “extraordinary crisis” is needed to counteract this trend.