Exclusive to The Spotlight
By James P. Tucker Jr.
Of the five major candidates for president, all except Pat
Buchanan are under close control of Bilderberg.
When Buchanan first ran for president in 1992, he promised The
SPOTLIGHT not to let these internationalists control America. He has
since reiterated that promise.
But the others are under direct control of Bilderberg:
• Texas Gov. George W. Bush (R) has for foreign policy advisers
Richard Pearle and Richard Armitage, both old-line Bilderberg
participants. His father, former President George Bush, was a member
of Bilderberg's brother group, the Trilateral Commission.
• Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as
national co-chairman and foreign policy adviser. Hagel, also a
Trilateralist, was recruited by Bilderberg last June in Sintra,
Portugal, and is a likely pick for vice president on the GOP ticket.
• Vice President Al Gore is the obliging puppet of his boss,
President Clinton. Clinton is a long-time Tri lateralist who was
promoted to Bilder berg in Baden Baden, Germany, in 1991.
• Bill Bradley attended several Bil derberg meetings as a senator
from New Jersey. Bilderberg retains its own for life, even if
political expediency requires some discreet absences.
Buchanan told The SPOTLIGHT during his first run that he would
not appoint anyone to one of his cabinets who did not put America
before any other international body.
"I don't know who Bilderberg is, but I've known for a long time
that our foreign policy is controlled by an international elite,
including the Trilateral Commission and Council on Foreign
Relations," Buchanan told The SPOTLIGHT. "I would turn elsewhere for
Liberty Lobby, publisher of The SPOTLIGHT, soon afterward placed
extensive information about Bilderberg in the hands of his sister
and campaign manager, Bay Buchanan. Her brother continues to
denounce the "international elite."
The interlocked Bilderberg-Trilateral elite has always tried to
control the office of the presidency by owning both horses in a
In 1976, Trilateralist Jimmy Carter defeated Bilderberg Gerald
Ford, the incumbent president. Carter's vice president, Walter
Mondale, was also a Trilateralist
In 1980, Ronald Reagan campaigned against Trilateralism in the
primaries, forcing rival George Bush to "resign" from the group.
Reagan was pressured into taking Bush—then a pro-abortion advocate
who had called Reagan's tax-cut plans "voodoo economics"—on the
ticket. The following March, Vice President Bush addressed the Tri
laterals in Washington and Reagan hosted them at a White House
In 1984, Bush won in a landslide over Michael Dukakis, who was
surrounded by Bilderberg-Trilaterals. Du kakis' running mate, then
Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex.), chairman of the Banking Committee, was
a Bilderberg regular. Bentsen continued attending Bilderberg
meetings as Clinton's treasury secretary until a stroke
incapacitated him three years ago. In 1992, Bilderberg Clinton
ousted Trilateralist Bush.
National politicians understand the significance of support from
the international elite. The Detroit News asked McCain:
"What's the first thing you would do as president?"
McCain replied that he would call in, among others, Zbigniew
Brzezinski, Henry Kissinger and Hagel and say: "We've got to get
foreign policy, national security issues back on track."
Brzezinski is a long-time Trilateral power. Kissinger is part of
the top interlocking leadership between the Trila teralists and
Bilderberg. Hagel is a new Bilderberg recruit.