The 1973 Bilderberg Meeting was the 22nd such meeting and had participants from European countries, the United States, Canada and "various international organisations". It was held at Saltsjöbaden, Sweden (as were the 1962 and 1984 Bilderbergs). The 80 guests included 15 business executives, 23 politicians, 1 financiers, 11 editors/journalists and 6 academics.
The meeting saw oil executives and bankers come together to discuss the possibility of a sharp rise in the price of oil — which took place five months after the meeting, after the Yom Kippur War.
- 1 Planning
- 2 Participants
- 3 Agenda
- 4 Context
- 5 Early death
- 6 Events carried out
- 7 Known Participants
- 8 Witnesses
- 9 References
A meeting of the Bilderberg Steering Committee was held at the Soestdijk Palace on 21-22 October 1972 to discuss who to invite to the meeting and what to put on the agenda.
Among the 1973 participants were Gerrit Wagner, the CEO of Shell, and of the other oil majors: British Petroleum (BP), Total S.A., ENI, Exxon, as well as significant banking interests and individuals such as Baron Edmond de Rothschild and David Rockefeller.
The presence or absence of Henry Kissinger, then US Secretary of State, in Saltsjöbaden has been a matter of some confusion, and is of importance as regards the claim that the 1973 Oil Shock was planned at the meeting. His name is on a memorandum from the Bilderberg’s US Secretariat containing the United States’ proposed list of guests, but he decided not to attend, and is not on the official guest list,. William Engdahl has been inconsistent in his claims on this point. Authors including Andrew Gavin Marshall have cited Engdahl on this point, apparently unaware that he is mistaken.
1. The Possibilities of the Development of a European Energy Policy and the Consequences for European-North American Relations
The paper noted "the continued requests for price increases from Middle East producing countries, accelerated by the devaluation of the dollar."
The discussion is reported as follows:
- Nature and Scale of the Energy Problem
- What Can Be Done about the Supply Situation?
- The geopolitical background in the Middle East
- Negotiations with the producing countries
- Transforming our relations with the Arab states
- Sharing available supplies
- Alternative sources and forms of energy
- What Can Be Done about the Demand Situation?
- The validity of consumption forecasts
- Economic, political and social aspects of demand reduction
- Avenues towards better fuel economy
- The Monetary Impact of the Oil Crisis
2. Conflicting Expectations Concerning the European Security Conference
This topic had two working papers, one by a Norwegian, one by an American.
The American working paper noted "The continued requests for price increases from Middle East producing countries, accelerated by the devaluation of the dollar. The international oil companies might wage a rear-guard action, but in the end they would yield rather than risk interruption of supplies. They believed it was up to the economies of the consuming countries to absorb these price increases."
Five months after the meeting, the Yom Kippur War brought extensive rises in the price of oil, triggering the 1973 Oil crisis. Various commentators have suggested that this may not have been a coincidence. Sheikh Yamani has stated that he "is 100% sure that the Americans were behind the increase in the price of oil" in 1973.
In 1975, Paul Stehlin died after being hit by a bus.
Events carried out
|"1973 Oil crisis"||World||A huge rise in the price of oil, very probably created by attendees of the 1973 Bilderberg.|
|Yom Kippur War||Golan Heights|
|A Bilderberg approved war in the Middle East to provide probable cause to increased the oil price, allowing US oil companies to cash in big time.|
75 of the 80 of the participants already have pages here:
|Gianni Agnelli||Italian industrialist, 37 Bilderbergs|
|Otto Wolff von Amerongen||Bilderberg Advisory Committee member, deep politician|
|Robert O. Anderson||Triple Bilderberg Big Oil exec who attended the 1973 Bilderberg|
|George Ball||US deep politician who attended all 40 Bilderberg meetings up to his death, he helped make key decisions about post-WW2 Europe.|
|Wilfrid Baumgartner||Governor of the Bank of France, Bilderberg Steering Committee|
|Frederic Bennett||Parliamentary Private Secretary to Reginald Maudling, Privy Counsellor, Bilderberg Steering committee|
|Ernst van der Beugel||Dutch deep politician, 34 Bilderbergs, on both the Advisory & Steering committees|
|Selahattin Beyazit||One of the biggest industrialists in Turkey and member of the Bilderberg Steering committee.|
|Bernhard von Biesterfeld||Nazi arms dealer. Alleged bodyguard of Hitler, early member of the SS, requested presidency under Hitler during WW2. An early leader of the Dutch Deep State, founded Dutch division of Operation Gladio named Inlichtingen en Operatiën, co-founded Bilderberg as Steering Committee chairman. Started 1001 Club, WWF, Rijkens Club. Linked to Klaas Bruinsma.|
|Nuri Birgi||23 Bilderbergs, Turkish Permanent Representative to NATO|
|Anders Björgerd||Swedish utilities exec|
|Erling Bjøl||Danish Bilderberg historian|
|Marcel Boiteux||President of Le Siècle who worked his whole career for Électricité de France and created French energy independence with nuclear power. Bilderberg/1973.|
|Birgit Breuel||German politician, 6 times Bilderberger|
|Zbigniew Brzezinski||A central US Deep politician, Cercle, Bilderberg, ...|
|William Bundy||Skull & bones deep politician and cold warrior who played a key role in the US side of the Bilderberg.|
|Gian Cittadini-Cesi||Italian fascist diplomat and a member of the Bilderberg Steering committee.|
|Roger Seydoux de Clausonne||spooky French diplomat who attended the 1973 Bilderberg|
|Emilio Collado||Big oil, Bilderberg Steering committee.|
|Arthur Dean||Chairman and senior partner of Sullivan & Cromwell, where he worked closely with John Foster Dulles|
|Eric Drake||UK oil executive invited to the 1973 Bilderberg|
|Roberto Ducci||6 times Bilderberg visitor|
|Raffaele Girotti||Italian company manager and politician who attended the 1973 Bilderberg|
|Denis Greenhill||Spooky diplomat whose cable concerning the expulsion of the inhabitants of the Chagos Islands which was "condescending, misogynistic and racist, even by 1960s standards."|
|Anthony Griffin||Worked for S.G. Warburg. A member of the Bilderberg Advisory Committee for 32 years.|
|Niels Haagerup||Journalist and close collaborator of Erik Seidenfaden, NATO press secretary, Daily leader of the Danish Foreign Policy Institute. Strong champion of "the need to limit national sovereignty in favor of supranational schemes that can ensure international freedom and stability".|
|Geir Hallgrímsson||Prime Minister of Iceland, Bilderberg Steering Committee|
|Denis Healey||Bilderberg Steering committee member, who attended 23 Bilderberg meetings.|
|Jozef Houthuys||5 time Bilderberg Belgian deep state operative. Chaired the Belgian Confederation of Christian Trade Unions for 18 years|
|Leif Höegh||Bilderberg Steering committee, as was his son|
|H. John Heinz II||34 Bilderberg meetings, Bilderberg Steering & Advisory Committees|
|Daniel Janssen||Bilderberg Steering committee Belgian business leader|
|Joseph Johnson||Inaugural US secretary of the annual Bilderberg, Bilderberg Steering committee member.|
|Marcus Wallenberg Jr.||Chairman of the Federation of Swedish Industries, Bilderberg Steering committee, 22 Bilderbergs|
|C. Frits Karsten||Banker, Honorary Treasurer of the Bilderberg and a member of the Bilderberg Steering committee.|
|Max Kohnstamm||Member of the Bilderberg Advisory Committee, visited the Bilderberg 28 times. European chair of the CFR|
|Lewis Lapham||US journalist. Editor of Harper's Magazine. Attended the 1973 Bilderberg|
|Sakari Lehto||Finnish business lobbyist who attended the 1973 Bilderberg conference. Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade 1975-76. First chairman of the Finland committee of the Club of Rome.|
|Emile van Lennep||Secretary-General of the OECD for 15 years. Poly Bilderberg|
|Walter Levy||US spooky economist, headed the petroleum section of the Office of Strategic Services|
|Finn Lied||Spooky Norwegian politician. Zionist. Creator of oil company Statoil. Deep state operative.|
|Rene Granier de Lilliac||Big oil exec present at the 1973 Bilderberg|
|Siro Lombardini||Italian economist|
|Peter Lougheed||Canadian lawyer who attended the 1973 Bilderberg|
|Joseph Luns||Ex Secretary General of NATO, Regular Bilderberger|
|Donald MacDonald||Canadian Bilderberg Steering committee member, Canada/Privy Council/President|
|Reginald Maudling||UK politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Bilderberg Steering committee|
|Cesare Merlini||Italian academic, Brookings Institute|
|Erich Mettler||Swiss foreign correspondent and editor|
|Bill Moyers||White House Press Secretary in the 1960s. Former CFR. In 1987 published The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis, an early expose of the US deep state|
|... further results|
|Charles Getchell||Little known member of the Bilderberg Steering committee who attended most of the meetings in the 1970s and 1980s|
|Hugo Lindgren||Unidentified US visitor to the 1973 Bilderberg|
|Nils Svensson||Unknown Swede who was "in attendance" at the 1973 Bilderberg.|
|Edwin Vernède||Personal Secretary to Prince Bernhard for 30 years (1965-95)|
- ↑ a b c d e File:Bilderberg-Conference-Report-1973.pdf
- ↑ https://q.publicintelligence.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/BilderbergSteeringCorrespondence1972_Page_08.jpg
- ↑ a b c https://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/free/lobster76/lob76-bilderberg-myths.pdf
- ↑ http://www.globalresearch.ca/controlling-the-global-economy-bilderberg-the-trilateral-commission-and-the-federal-reserve/14614
- ↑ http://www.deepblacklies.co.uk/bilderberg_blurb.htm