Increased media coverage could force secretive group to avoid Europe
Paul Joseph Watson
However, European news outlets have given the event more intense press coverage in recent years, leading Bilderberg members to prefer the relative anonymity they are afforded by the more controlled U.S. media.
“A source at the November 30-December 3 meeting in Washington of Bilderberg’s North American Group overheard Richard Armitage, a deputy secretary of state under President George W. Bush, say Bilderberg and the TC (Trilateral Commission) are angry over “their constant exposure,” adding that organizers were contemplating holding the next Bilderberg meeting in the U.S. in order to keep a lower profile,” writes Tucker, who notes that it will be a significant financial burden for Bilderberg to change their venue given that they have to book out an entire luxury hotel two years in advance.
So has the Bilderberg Group been hounded out of Europe? Has the glare of the media spotlight in Europe forced the cabal to take the unprecedented step of hosting their conference in America for two years running?
2011 proved to be a bad year for Bilderberg. Despite choosing to host their conference half way up a mountain in the remote Swiss resort of St. Moritz, hundreds of protesters were encamped right outside the Suvretta hotel. Members of both the European and Swiss parliaments attempted to enter the conference, prompting unwelcome press coverage, and Bilderberg attendees themselves were confronted by inquisitive demonstrators during an afternoon stroll down the mountain.
Returning to America in 2012, Bilderberg were able to rely on tighter security and a compliant media that virtually blacklisted their presence.
It seems unlikely that the 2013 confab won’t be held somewhere in Europe given the fact that every time the event has taken place in the States, the following year it has switched to the other continent. In addition, the annual confab of Bilderberg’s sister organization, the Trilateral Commission, will take place in Berlin, Germany from March 15-17.
The last time Bilderberg held their conference in Chantilly Virginia, the following year it was held in Athens, Greece.
The theme of Bilderberg members expressing vitriol at the fact that their conferences are being protested by larger and more vocal crowds of people has repeatedly cropped up in recent years.
During last year’s confab in Chantilly, a source working inside the Westfields Marriott hotel told London Guardian journalist Charlie Skelton that Bilderberg attendees referred to protesters outside the hotel as “cockroaches”.
During the 2010 Bilderberg meeting in Spain, members were overheard complaining about the fact that demonstrators could even afford to travel to different countries in order to make their voices heard and that the fact they still had an income that allowed them to do so was a “permanent threat” to and “very scary” to Bilderberg’s agenda.