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Clinton, pope join Bilderbergers

What do Steven Spielberg, Pope John Paul II, Ted Turner, Boris Yeltsin, Bill Clinton and House Speaker Dennis Hastert have in common? They are among those on a “partial guest list” of expected attendees to the 1999 Bilderberg meeting in Portugal scheduled for next week.

The secret meeting in Sintra, Portugal, takes place June 3-6. According to sources which have penetrated the high-security meetings in the past, the Bilderberg meetings emphasize a globalist agenda and promote the idea that the notion of national sovereignty is antiquated and regressive.

In 1998, British free-lance journalist Campbell Thomas who attempted to cover the conference in Turnberry, Scotland, for the Daily Mail. Thomas began by seeking the opinions of neighbors to the secret meeting being held nearby. One of those was a young woman who told him he was in the hotel’s staff quarters and should leave immediately, which he did.

A short while later, two local police officers arrested Thomas, who reportedly remained in custody for eight hours.

According to the Portugal News, an English-language weekly paper attempting to cover the 1999 meeting, not all journalists are treated quite so harshly.

“Margarida Marante, an extremely successful television journalist with the Portuguese television channel SIC, is alleged to have been invited to attend this year’s Bilderberg group meeting in Sintra,” the paper reports. “The television presenter declined to make any comments to the News through her press secretary. The News was, after three days of making phone calls and waiting, given the following response: ‘Dr. Margarida Marante prefers not to respond (to the News’ allegations that she will be attending the Bilderberg meeting), and with all due respect to our publication, she is very busy.”

The paper also reports that Prime Minister Ant?nio Guterres, listed his attendance at the 1994 Bilderberg conference on his personal CV at the government Internet site. Guterres was made prime minister the following year, and his name has not appeared on the “guest lists” since that date, according to the News.

Here is the partial guest list obtained by WorldNetDaily: