Sabtu, 14 April 2012

To the extent this meeting in Cartegena was meant as a meet and greet for the PTBs and an opportunity to vet the power brokers in the coming US election , the Secret Service embarrassment gets cast in a different light !

Washington Post Suggests Bilderberg Group To Pick Romney’s Running Mate

A story in today’s Washington Post written by veteran columnist Al Kamen suggests that the Bilderberg Group may have a decisive role to play in picking Mitt Romney’s running mate, continuing a recent trend in which the secretive cabal has had a direct influence on the U.S. presidential election.
Kamen has been writing for the Washington Post for over three decades and also worked with Watergate icons Woodward and Bernstein, suggesting the title of his column, “In the loop,” has some meaning behind it.
Kamen remarks on how both President Obama and Hillary Clinton are heading to the Summit of the Americas this weekend in Cartagena, Colombia to meet with over 30 other heads of state. They will be joined by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who has been touted as a potential VP having endorsed Mitt Romney last month.
“Curiously, not many senators seem to be going. In fact, it may be that the only one going from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a possible vice presidential pick, who we’re told is flying commercial to attend,” writes Kamen, adding that Rubio’s presence could “help boost his foreign-policy chops” just as a visit with the clandestine Bilderberg Group was key in John Edwards being picked as John Kerry’s number two in 2004.
“Reminds us of a foreign jaunt made by another potential vice presidential pick back in 2004. That would be John Edwards , whose criminal trial is set to begin Thursday in Greensboro, N.C. Edwards gave a speech in June 2004 at the Bilderberg conference that was widely credited as one reason John Kerry chose him,” writes Kamen.
Indeed, despite the fact that Edwards was in hot competition against around two dozen other serious contenders for the number two spot at the time, Bilderberg’s approval of his policies after his impressive display swung the decision. Edwards was picked in a last minute change of decision after it appeared as though Dick Gephardt was going to secure the position. The New York Post even reported that Gephardt had been chosen and “Kerry-Gephardt” stickers were being placed on campaign vehicles before being removed when Edwards was announced as Kerry’s number two.
In May 2008 it was reported that Former Fannie Mae CEO and Bilderberg member Jim Johnson had been asked by Obama to select his running mate. Johnson was also central in picking Edwards after his Bilderberg speech in 2004.
During the June 2008 Bilderberg meeting in Northern Virginia, the press lost track of the whereabouts of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Reports subsequently suggested that the two had got together for a “private meeting” in Northern Virginia, which almost certainly meant they had both attended that year’s Bilderberg confab.
A year later at the 2009 Bilderberg meeting in Greece, Obama officials delivered private briefings to Bilderberg elitists, reported Politico’s Ken Vogel.
Bilderberg’s hand in deciding Vice-Presidential candidates for three U.S. elections running for both Democrats and Republicans underscores the fact that the group’s influence stretches beyond the partisan divide.

The location and date of the 2012 Bilderberg conference, an annual secret confab which involves around 200 global power brokers from government, industry, banking, media and academia, has yet to be uncovered. The meeting usually takes place in May or June in Europe or North America. With Bilderberg having not held a conference in the United States since 2008, many speculate that this year’s get together will take place in America or Canada.
As we have exhaustively documented, despite the fact that the establishment media, many titans of which are Bilderberg members, routinely plays down the weight of the group’s influence on world affairs, in a 2010 radio interview former NATO Secretary-General and Bilderberg member Willy Claes admitted that Bilderberg attendees are mandated to implement decisions that are formulated during the annual conference of power brokers.
Claes said that Bilderberg guests are normally given around 10 minutes of talk time, after which a report is compiled of their presentation.
“The participants are then obviously considered to use this report in setting their policies in the environments in which they affect,” stated Claes, according to the translated text.

and the fiasco just gets worse...

Military ensnared in Colombia Secret Service scandal

Barack Obama sits in front of a large video screen at the CEO Summit of the Americas, in Cartagena, Colombia. | AP Photo
The president is in Colombia for the weekend to attend the Summit of the Americas. | AP Photo
CARTAGENA, Colombia — Five U.S. military members have been ordered confined to quarters over possible involvement in inappropriate conduct at the same hotel here as the 11 Secret Service agents sent home in an unfolding scandal involving local prostitutes.
Making the announcement Saturday, United States Southern Command commander Gen. Douglas Fraser said he is “disappointed by the entire incident and that this behavior is not in keeping with the professional standards expected of members of the United States military.”
The president is in Colombia for the weekend to attend the Summit of the Americas.
The White House on Saturday maintained its stance of refusing to comment on the scandal, even as word came that military personnel were also involved.
White House press secretary Jay Carney, in an on-camera briefing in Cartagena Saturday afternoon said regarding the military personnel that “It is our understanding this is part of the same incident” as the Secret Service.
Carney confirmed that White House was informed of the incident by the Secret Service on Thursday and that Obama was told about it Friday. He directed further questions to the Secret Service.
On Wednesday night, 11 special agents, including at least one supervisor, allegedly brought prostitutes back to the hotel where the president was expected to stay later in the week, Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) told POLITICO Saturday. King, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, received a 15-minute briefing Saturday by an aide to Secret Service director Mark Sullivan.
The hotel in Colombia required hotel guests to leave IDs at the front desk and leave by 7 a.m. the next morning, King said. When one of the women did not leave on time, the hotel manager went to the room, but the guests would not come out, he said, so the manager called the police.
The alleged prostitute told police she would not leave until she was paid, King said. The incident was resolved peacefully, but local police are required to file a report with the embassy any time they come in contact with a citizen of another country, King said.
The report to the embassy set off the broader investigation, although rumors of the evening had already spread to the Secret Service’s Miami office, which has jurisdiction over the summit’s security, King said.

“All of this happened very quickly,” King said. “The 11 guys were required to leave the country. They are being interviewed all day today at Secret Service headquarters. They will probably be put on administrative leave.”
King said he will first instruct his staff to do an investigation “to see if this is symptomatic of the Secret Service.”
“I don’t believe it is,” King said. “I have great regard for them. (Sullivan) moved very quickly on this, very quickly, very effectively.”
But, he added, “it definitely could have compromised the security of the president” by opening the agents to threats of blackmail, King said.
King said he was not briefed on the alleged actions of the five U.S. military members.
Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post reporter and author of the book “In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect,” called the incident “the biggest scandal in Secret Service history.”
“It is all part of this pattern that I wrote about in the book of corner cutting, laxness, cover up,” Kessler said in an interview Saturday with POLITICO.
King said: “If this is the worst (scandal) they have, this is a pretty good agency.”
Carney declined to say whether Obama was disappointed by the conduct of the Secret Service agents and military personnel.
“I don’t have any characterization of this beyond my referral [of questions] to the Secret Service,” Carney said.
Asked whether the episode amounted to a distraction for the president, Carney said, “It has not. I think it’s been much more of a distraction for the press.”
— Josh Gerstein reported from Colombia. Carrie Budoff Brown reported from Washington.

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