Bilderberg chasers think they have identified the site of this year’s meeting but, as they say in the trade, “it is not 100%.”
The site is the Klassis Hotel in the tiny town of Silivri, about 40 miles from Istanbul. It fits the Bilderberg pattern: posh resort outside the urban area, easily guarded and with a golf course.
It was first suggested by Emre Tekin, a tour guide who lives in Istanbul and volunteered his services at no fee to help pin down Bilderberg. But the hotel said it could make reservations June 1, although Bilderberg meets May 31 to June 4.
However, an international financial consultant who has done business with Bilderberg luminaries for decades, and who has helped American Free Press smoke out the secret meetings for many years, finally got a breakthrough. He called the Klassis, inquiring at the executive level about reservations for 20 people and was told that the facility was crowded for those dates.
“Oh, you have Bilderberg there those dates,” he said.
“Yes, Bilderberg,” was the response.
So why are we not “100%”? Instinct. Every year, it gets tougher. Years ago, Bilderberg luminaries received letters in January or, at the latest, February, with complete details on dates and locations. Suspecting that this information was being leaked by secretaries and file clerks, the letters started saying “hold these dates” with details to follow—reducing the days of exposure.
Also, years ago, resorts that were to host Bilderberg would be “filled up” on those dates. Now, reservation clerks are not told the place will be packed except a few days in advance and single reservations are accepted—to be cancelled later with apologies and arrangements made elsewhere.
That’s when the Washington collaborator re-enters the search, speaking to hotel executives about 20 reservations for people who are so important they must not be inconvenienced and offended by cancelled reservations.
The Klassis could not accommodate the imaginary luminaries. Again, why are we not “100%”?
Instinct. Something’s got me antsy. No matter what happens, this reporter will be in Istanbul to cover the event whether we know the location or not as I’ve done for the past 25 years.
In 1954, a group of internationalists decided that the world had become so small and their interests intersected so often, that they should have regular meetings to be held annually. That year these powerful, wealthy individuals met at the Bilderberg Hotel in Holland, and took the name “Bilderberg group.”
Since that time, they have met at five-star resorts behind sealed-off walls with armed guards watching entrances. A total media blackout prevailed for a few years, until the late journalist, Westbrook Pegler, wrote about the group in 1957.
Despite this, Chatham House rules have remained in effect. Meetings are held privately and attendees are prohibited from talking about what took place. This reporter has been covering Bilderberg since 1975.
James P. Tucker Jr. will be crafting his next report in Istanbul. AFP supporters are helping Jim pay his expenses traveling to and from the meeting by sending in $35. In return, donors get a personalized, autographed copy of Tucker’s Bilderberg Diary.
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