British Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says he’s been to a number of Bilderberg meetings and that he can’t really see “what the fuss is all about,” yet onsite Infowars reporters caught him rifling through a mountain of official documents before being granted admission to the exclusive meeting being held this year in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In an interview with the BBC’s Sunday Politics last year, host Andrew Neil joshed with Balls about his attendance at Bilderberg 2013, asking facetiously, “You were at this secretive Bilder-group meeting in Watford on Friday, how are your plans for world domination proceeding?”
“To be quite honest with you, I’ve been to this thing a number of times over the past 15 years. I don’t really quite see what the fuss is all about,” Balls answered, dutifully downplaying the significance of the gathering of elite power brokers, CEOs and heads of state, which has only recently been afforded mainstream press coverage.
“[It's] a group of people who sit around, they talk about what’s happening to medical research, the economies..” Balls added before being cut off.
Fast forward one year later and Infowars reporters catch the Shadow Chancellor of Exchequer rummaging through a copious load of documents attempting to locate his ticket to the party, and swearing to Danish security officers, “That’s my name. I’m on the list.” For a meeting where a bunch of people just “sit around,” the Chancellor sure didn’t pack lightly.
While Balls and other participants are obliged to diminish the group’s importance, their massive sphere of influence is evidenced by the meeting’s track record in setting policies in motion.
In 2009, for example, the former vice president of the European Commission, Étienne Davignon, also a former Bilderberg steering committee member, admitted to the EU Observer the group’s role in devising the region’s reserve currency, the euro. An investigation launched by the BBC in 2003 also revealed that, as early as the 1950s, the conference had reached a consensus that a “European Union” was “now a necessity of our time.” Though the plan was long in the making, today we have the very European Union envisaged by former Bilderberg members.
Key intel leaked from Bilderberg insiders to investigative journalist Daniel Estulin in 2006 also revealed a plan to wreck the economy by creating an illusion of prosperity, suckering and lulling investors and consumers into a state of optimism over housing prices right before the stock market was set to crash in 2007.
Ex-President Bill Clinton was also hand selected to be leader of the free world after attending a meeting in 1991 where he was asked his opinion on NAFTA. “There, David Rockefeller told (him) why the North American Free Trade Agreement… was a Bilderberg priority and that the group needed him to support it. The next year, Clinton was elected president,” Estulin wrote in his book “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group,” and NAFTA was implemented on January 1, 1994.
But despite Balls’ best televised efforts to whitewash the conference’s magnitude, comments from former Bilderberg members, like former NATO-Secretary Willy Claes, make it difficult to perpetuate the coverup. In 2010, Belgian news site Zonnewind.be reported on Claes’ comments that Bilderberg indeed sets the consensus on policies that members are then expected to implement.
Bilderberg member and former UK Labor party leader Hugh Gaitskell, in documents from the 50s uncovered by the BBC, also informed a colleague to keep info contained within his notes on the conference “absolutely confident.”
Documents uncovered by the BBC from Bilderberg member and former UK Labor party leader Hugh Gaitskell also revealed notes he took at a meeting in the 50s and shared with a colleague
One reason for all the secrecy is many countries have laws set up to prevent the type of international commingling that goes on at the conference.
For Balls, a member of the UK parliament, that would mean he’s breaking British law, namely the Ministerial Code, “which states that MP’s cannot attend private meetings without disclosing details to the public,” writes Paul Joseph Watson. Watson confronted Balls on this point last year following his appearance on the BBC.
For US attendees, like Google’s Eric Schmidt, Peter Thiel and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, a law known as the Logan Act makes it a felony offense punishable by up to three years imprisonment for any member of federal or state government to meet with members of a foreign government without the express authority and authorization of the president or congress.
“Of course, when it comes to the titans of industry, banksters and globalists, the act is irrelevant,” Kurt Nimmo correctly notes. “[T]hese folks operate on their own legal and moral plateau. Considering their other crimes – war, mass murder, the theft of trillions and other assorted monumental scams and felonies – violating the Logan Act pales in comparison.”