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A foreign policy think tank
more secretive than Bilderberg
has included both instrumental
of the "War of Terror"
and accusations of CIA funding.
Bilderberg has gained a reputation
as the world's most secretive group of billionaires and political
leaders who conspire to impact global events - but reports indicate
that they don't hold a candle to another group that includes a host
of war criminals responsible for the "War
The group is named
dated Sept. 13, 1982, the German publication Der Spiegel
describes it as a,
cartel" made up of "loyal
Bundesnachrichtendienst agents, foreign intelligence agents,
reactionary politicians and ultra-right journalists" who
played a crucial role in the 1980 election.
The existence of
the group was revealed by Bavarian constitutional protector Hans
According to the
report, he described the group as:
"In the case of CERCLE, which is
clearly defamatory," as far as my earlier knowledge of the BND
"and my present knowledge are concerned, a 'loose' concentration
'about two times a year and at various' places of
conservative-anti-Communist politician," "publicists, bankers,
and VIPs of other professions," "which originated in the former
French Prime Minister Antoine PINAY, and the circle to which
guests are invited continues to this day."
Defense Secretary and President of the World Bank
Iraqi Coalition Provisional Authority Leader
Secretary of Defense Donald
Chairman of the Defense Department's Defense Policy Board
of the most notable neoconservative architects of the Iraq War - are
all reportedly members.
American members of Le Cercle include,
Secretary of State Henry
Directors of Central Intelligence
Bill Casey and
President Richard Nixon
after he left the White House
report from The Independent dated June 28, 1997, the "exclusive
think-tank said to be funded by the CIA" is mentioned
because its chairman at the time, former Member of Parliament
Jonathan Aitken, was reportedly going to be removed over a libel
trial that ultimately sent him to prison for perjury.
Accusations that Le
Cercle receives funding from the CIA have been made by Robin
Ramsay, editor of Lobster Magazine; and by John E
author of "The Mammoth
Book of Cover-Ups."
As the report
group's existence is only occasionally disclosed" following
its creation in the 1950s:
"Cercle was intended to cement
Franco-German relations, as a buffer to Soviet aggression
during the Cold War.
Down the years, however, it
has become much more, advocating right-wing causes round the
world and growing into a confidential talking shop for about
70 politicians, businessmen, polemicists and personnel from
the diplomatic and security services.
Members are invited to attend
its meetings; they cannot ask to be admitted, and as a
condition of attending they agree to keep all sessions
It meets twice a year, once in
Washington DC in the autumn and once in the early part of
the year in an 'overseas' venue."
described senior member Brian Crozier as an,
and well-known Cold-Warrior with close ties to MI6 and the CIA"
who wrote a "planning paper"
for Le Cercle in 1979.
In addition to
securing changes of government in Germany and the United Kingdom
(where Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in 1979), the
agenda included objectives such as:
financial transactions for political aims"
"International campaigns aiming to discredit hostile
personalities or events"
of a (private) intelligence service specializing in a
selective point of view"
"Establishment of offices under suitable cover each run by a
coordinator from the central office. Current plans cover
London, Washington, Paris, Munich and Madrid"
report on the history of Le Cercle,
British news source True Publica noted that the 1982 Langemann
"the first significant leak to
expose the activities of Le Cercle, confirming that the group
was actively involved in influencing Western European elections."
"Its purpose is
to subvert the democratic principles and processes of individual
countries and are by nature ideologically 'hawkish' -
distributing propaganda, stoking fear of communist plots from
Russia, vote rigging and hacking the accounts of politicians and
prominent global figures.
Promoting the 'war
on terror' has been a major factor in their
activities of recent years and in so doing broker weapons deals
and setting up
false flag operations the world
over to suit its own agenda."
While the majority
of the information surrounding Le Cercle is covert and secretive -
especially regarding its activity in recent years - one of the most
important things to remember about the think tank is that its
presence is well-documented.
members include influential U.S. politicians. There have been
accusations of funding by the CIA, and yet
mainstream media in the United
States has ignored its existence and influence for decades.