Daily Express | World News :: VIPs at secret summit.
May 18th, 2009 in Bilderberg, Breaking News
ARMED guards are patrolling the grounds of the Athenian Riviera’s luxurious Astir Palace resort this weekend to ensure impenetrable privacy for a coterie of A1 celebrities – but don’t ask who they are.

They are attending the annual gathering of the powerful Bilderberg illuminati, a club so secret that officially it does not even exist.

The five-star hotel is hosting a roll call of luminaries – royalty, politicians, bankers, plutocrats and backroom power brokers – who will be debating the great global problems of the day and what they might do to solve them.

Since its foundation in the Netherlands in 1954 at the Hotel de Bilderberg, the group has guarded its identity so jealously that only a chosen few are summoned and attendance is strictly by invitation only.

One well-placed insider, who dared not give his name, said: “Bilderberg makes the Vatican look positively open. These are hugely influential people, men and women who truly wield power.”

The Athens meeting, its 55th, might have gone unnoticed had it not been for the intense media scrutiny that the organisation has come under with the advent of the internet and technology-driven information transparency.

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Daily Express | World News :: VIPs at secret summit