By Liam Clancy
On Thursday, WND sent a team to the Bilderberg Group 2017 meeting at the Westfield Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia. The Bilderberg Group is an annual, closed-door conference attended by a cabal of European and North American elite.
Attendees for this year range from the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, to the king of Holland. Even tech mogul Peter Thiel is on the list.
Security for the event is tight, and the hotel was on near-lockdown the day prior. Fencing was erected around the perimeter of the hotel, and fir trees were planted to block cameras.
The secretive nature of the event cannot be understated. All rooms are booked at the Westfield Marriott, and public meals at the hotel are canceled through the event. In the end, no resolutions are voted upon. No minutes are taken, and no statements are issued.
This event is perhaps the largest gathering of true elites in the world, and yet not a single detail of the outcome of the event is available to the public.
The top of the conference agenda for this year is “The Trump administration: A progress report.”
Not to be left out, President Trump has sent a number of his associates to the meeting: National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and Trump’s new strategist, Chris Liddell.
Other topics include “The direction of the E.U.,” and more ominous titles such as “Why is populism growing?” and “The war on information.”
While the Bilderberg group releases this scant information publicly, it provides absolutely no real details regarding the nature of the discussion.
Outside the conference, dozens of Fairfax County police officers kept guard while several protesters milled about. Most of the cars seen going in and out were either law enforcement, or all-black vehicles with tinted windows.
The WND team interviewed two protesters outside the event, who expressed dismay at the globalist agenda allegedly pushed by Bilderberg Group members.
Protesters primarily identified as part of the Trump movement, a sharp turn from years past. Previously, much of the protests against the Bilderberg Group came from left-wing movements, such as Occupy Wall Street.
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