4 June, 2010 — RT Top Stories
For decades some of the world’s most powerful people have come together to meet and discuss world affairs in secret.
The Bilderberg Group is an unofficial conference of around 150 invitation-only guests who are insiders in politics, banking, business, the military and the media. The group’s meetings are held in secret and are closed to the public; activities supposedly range from strategizing world affairs to playing golf. The current conference is being held at a hotel in Sitges, Spain under heavy security.
Many are still unaware of the group’s existence.
‘The number of times I’ve spoken to people who work in foreign news who simply go ‘the Bilderberg what, what are you talking about?’ and these are supposedly clued-up news journalists. I don’t think yet the Bilderberg Conference has broken out, but I think this is the year it is taking to the public conscience,’ said Charlie Skelton, a journalist with The Guardian.
One of the key issues journalists and activists have with the Bilderberg group is its high level of secrecy. Many of the attendees are public elected officials and world leaders, yet their involvement and activities with Bilderberg are hidden.
‘Why there is no agenda officially talked about to the press, why there is no press office, why there is no capacity at all for the public to learn about what goes on is quite astonishing,’ said Skelton.
Skelton began covering the Bilderberg Group because he was shocked by the lack of media attention devoted to the conferences. He has been arrested multiple times attempting to cover the meetings. As attention to the group grows, more and more mainstream journalists are beginning to join Skelton in his journalistic endeavors to learn more of the secrets of the Bilderberg Group.
‘People talk about the Bilderberg conspiracy, but it’s not a conspiracy. It’s a very important four-day meeting. The conspiracy is one of silence,’ said Skelton.