Big Shots Jump at Bilderberg’s Oil Orders
By James P. Tucker Jr.
Powerful world leaders ran like dogs to the whistle to champion Bilderberg’s decree (AFP June 23, 2008) to put a lid on surging oil prices. Meanwhile, Bilderberg’s world government project suffered another severe setback when Irish voters killed the latest version of the European Constitution.
Just three days after Bilderberg concluded its annual secret meeting, on June 11, a top energy bureaucrat said average gasoline prices would likely peak at $4.35 a gallon, contradicting previous predictions that the costs would soon exceed $5 a gallon Guy Caruso, head of the federal Energy Information Administration, made this prediction at a congressional hearing on energy prices and the future of oil. Gasoline prices are likely to remain close to or at $4 a gallon through 2009, he said.
UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon said on June 15 that the king of Saudi Arabia had promised to lower oil prices. Ban spoke with reporters after meeting with King Abdullah in the port city of Jidda during a visit to the world’s largest oil producer.
“The king believes that the current oil prices are abnormally high, and he is ready to restore prices to their appropriate levels,” the official Saudi News
Agency quoted Ban. The New York Times reported on June 14—six days after receiving its marching orders at Bilderberg—that unnamed analysts and oil traders briefed by Saudi officials said a production increase of about 500,000 barrels per day is planned
“Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer, is concerned that sustained high oil prices eventually will slacken the world’s appetite for oil, affecting the kingdom in the long run,” Associated Press reported.
This precisely reflects what Bilderberg said in Chantilly. A Bilderberg speaker from Europe had said: “Are we reaching the point of diminishing returns? People who switch from gas hogs to fuel-efficient, small cars are not going to do an instant about-face. And those who convert to public transportation, many of them, are going to stick with the train or bus. We have seen many middle-class families, who grudgingly accepted $3 a gallon, choose to stay home instead of driving to the beaches or mountains. They’re presently calling them ‘staycations.’ We all take the long view of history. Will forcing gasoline prices even higher increase profits in the long term? Ford has already shut down production of big cars and has many SUV-types it can’t give away. Ford will not retool overnight.”
Finance ministers from the Group of Eight weighed in at their meeting in Japan, issuing a joint statement calling for lower oil prices. U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Jr., who had just left the Bilderberg session, called for oil-producing countries to allow more investment in oil exploration and production.
In another blow to Bilderberg’s global ambitions, Irish voters rejected a treaty to make the European Union a superstate by a decisive 53.4 percent to 46.6 percent. A “European Constitution” had been rejected in referendums in France and the Netherlands in 2005. To take effect, all European Union states must approve.
After the “constitution” was rejected, European leaders came up with a shorter version providing for the same envisioned superstate but called it a “treaty.” As a “treaty,” France and the Netherlands did not have to submit
it for a vote. But Ireland’s constitution required a referendum and Irish voters chose national sovereignty over a European superstate.
“It’s a very sad day for the country and for Europe,” said Justice Minister Brian Lenihan.
“It is a great day for Irish democracy,” said Declan Ganley, a businessman who led the anti-treaty forces.” This is democracy in action . . . and Europe needs to listen to the voice of the people.”
Responding to those seeking a way around the Irish rejection, British Foreign Secretary David Milliband said: “The rules are absolutely clear. If all 27 countries do not pass the Lisbon Treaty it cannot pass into law.”
Establishing a European Union superstate is a crucial plank in Bilderberg’s program for a world government. Similar efforts to establish an “American Union” in the Western Hemisphere have likewise bogged down. Bilderberg is on the ropes.
AFP correspondent James P. Tucker Jr. has spent many years as a member of the “elite” media in Washington. Since 1975 he has won widespread recognition, here and abroad, for his pursuit of on-the-scene stories reporting the intrigues of global power blocs such as the Bilderberg Group. Tucker is the author of Bilderberg Diary: One Man’s 25-Year Battle to Shine the Light on the World Shadow Government. Bound in an attractive full-color softcover and containing 272 pages—loaded with photos—the book recounts Tucker’s experiences over the last quarter century at Bilderberg meetings. $25 from AFP. No charge for S&H in U.S.
(Issue # 26, June 30, 2008)