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The  United Nations, Impunity and War

By Fidel Castro

August 19, 2010 "Periodico" -- Resolution 1929 of the United Nations Security Council on June 9, 2010 sealed the fate of imperialism.

I’m not sure how many noticed that among other absurdities, the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, fulfilling orders from above, committed the blunder of appointing Alvaro Uribe (when he was about to complete his mandate) as vice president of the commission to investigate the Israeli attack on the humanitarian fleet carrying essential food to the besieged population in the Gaza Strip. The attack occurred in international waters and at a considerable distance from the coast.

That decision gave Uribe, accused of war crimes, total impunity: as if a country full of mass graves of the bodies of murdered people, some with as many as 2,000 victims; and seven US military bases, plus the rest of the Colombian military bases at its service, had nothing to do with terrorism and genocide.

On the other hand, on June 10, 2010, Cuban journalist and director of the Mesa Redonda national television program Randy Alonso wrote an article entitled El llamado Gobierno Mundial se reunió en Barcelona (The so-called world government meets in Barcelona), published on the CubaDebate website. The article states:

"They arrived at the pleasant Hotel Dolce in cars with darkened windows or by helicopters.

"They were more than 100 economic, financial, political and media leaders from North America and Europe, who came for the annual meeting of the Bilderberg Club, a sort of shadow world government.”

Like Alonso, other honest writers were following the news that managed to leak out from the strange encounter. Someone much more informed than they has been on the trail of these events for many years.

"The exclusive Club, which met in Sitges, was formed in 1954 after the idea of advisor and political analyst Joseph Retinger. Its initial driving forces were US tycoon David Rockefeller, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and Belgian Prime Minister Paul Van Zeeland. Its founding purpose was to combat the growing ‘anti-Americanism’ that existed in Europe at the time and to confront the Soviet Union and communism that was gaining strength in the Old Continent.

"Their first meeting was held at the Hotel Bilderberg in Osterbeck, Netherlands, May 29 and 30, 1954; hence the name of the group, which has since met annually with the exception of 1976.

"There is a core of permanent members who are the 39 members of the Steering Committee, the rest are guests.

"[…] the organization demands that nobody 'gives interviews,' nor reveals anything that an individual participant has said. The essential requirement is an excellent command of English [...]; there are no translators present.

"No one knows for sure the real scope of the group. Specialists of the body say that it is no accident that it always meets shortly before the G-8 (previously G-7) and that it seeks a new world order with a single government, military, economy and ideology.

"In a Newsweek magazine article, David Rockefeller said, ‘Somebody has to take governments' place, and business seems to me to be a logical entity to do it.’

"[…] banker James P. Warburg said, 'Like it or not we shall have a world government. The only question is whether it will be achieved by consent or by conquest.’

“‘’Ten months prior, they knew the exact date of the invasion of Iraq, along with what was going to happen with the real estate bubble. With information like that you can make a lot of money in all types of markets. What we’re talking about are clubs of power and information.’

 

“According to analysts, one of the issues that most worries the Club is the ‘economic threat’ represented by China and its repercussions on North American and European societies.

 

“Some specialists have demonstrated the influence of the Club on the elite with the fact that Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Barack Obama were all invited to the Club before being elected to the highest position of government in Great Britain and the United States. Obama attended their meeting in June 2008 in Virginia, five months before winning the presidency; a victory that was predicted at the 2007 meeting.”

 

 “Despite all this secrecy, the press has revealed a few names here and there. Among those who attended the meeting in Sitges were important businesspeople such as the presidents of Fiat, Coca Cola, France Telecom, Telefónica de España, Suez, Siemens, Shell, Novartis and Airbus

 

“Financial and economic gurus also attended meetings such as the famous speculator George Soros; economic advisors to Obama, Paul Volcker and Larry Summers; the flamboyant British Secretary to the Treasury George Osborne; the former president of Goldman Sachs and British Petroleum, Peter Shilton […]; World Bank President Robert Zoellic; IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn; Director General of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy; the president of the European Central Bank, Jean Claude Trichet; the president of the European Investment Bank, Philippe Maystadt.”

 

Have any of our readers heard about this? Has any major outlet of the written or spoken media ever mentioned it? Is this the freedom of the press that they talk about so much in the West? Can any of them deny that these systematic meetings of the world’s most powerful financiers take place every year with the exception of the one year previously mentioned?

 

“The military sent some of its hawks —Randy continues—: the former Defense Secretary to Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy, Paul Wolfowitz; NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and his predecessor Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.”

 

“Digital technology magnate Bill Gates was the only participant who spoke to the press before the meeting. ‘I’m one of those who will be present,’ he said and added that the meeting will feature several financial debates.

 

 “News speculators reported that the shadow powers analyzed the future of the Euro and strategies to save it, the current state of the European economy, and the trajectory of the crisis. They hoped to prolong the life of the patient using the religion of the marketplace and drastic social cuts.

 

“The general coordinator of the United Left, Cayo Lara, clearly defined the world that is imposed on us by the Bilderberg Club. ‘We are in an upside down world where democracies are controlled, guided and pressured by the dictatorships of the financial powers.’

 

“The most alarming piece of information revealed by the Spanish newspaper Público is the consensus by the members of the Club in favor of a US attack against Iran […] Remember that the Club members knew the exact date of the 2003 Iraq Invasion ten months before it happened.”

 

When added to all the evidence presented in recent Reflections, would it be whimsical to suggest that the war against Iran has already been decided on in the Empire’s highest circles of power? And that only an extraordinary effort by world opinion would be able to prevent war from detonating in the immediate future? Who is hiding the truth? Who is lying? Can any of the above be denied?

Fidel Castro Ruz - August 15, 2010

   
 

 

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