by JoŽl van der Reijden

December 13, 2005
from InstituteForTheStudyOfGlobalizationAndCovertPolitics Website
 

 

 

 

 

Recent membership additions to the Pilgrims Society have shown that this organization has absorbed leaders in the field of private intelligence, the SAS, and the notorious mercenary companies.

 

Pay special attention to the their (honorary) connection to the British throne.

Sir Malcolm Rifkind is a British politician who opposed the Iraq war. For good reasons it seems, because after the war documents surfaced that implicated him in the Oil-for-Food scandal. Believing in a swift rebuilding of Iraq, he became a non-executive chairman of the ArmorGroup International in April 2004, a mercenary company with offices all over the world, including several in Russia.

 

One of the things ArmorGroup is involved with in Iraq is protecting the building sites and transportations of Bechtel and Halliburton.

 

Rifkind is a member of the Queen's Privy Council since 1986, a governor of the Ditchley Foundation, and a non-executive director of Ramco Energy. He has been a consultant to BHP Billiton (the largest mining organization in the world), PricewaterhouseCoopers (the world's largest professional services firm), and Petrofac (another energy company).


Field Marshall Lord Peter Inge, who's a member of the Privy Council and the Order of the Garter, is a non-executive chairman of the mercenary firm Aegis Defence Services.

 

Aegis has been awarded a $293 million contract for Iraq in 2004. CEO of Aegis is Lt. Col. Tim Spicer, a controversial former SAS officer who also headed its predecessor, Sandline International. Inge also sits on the board of Hakluyt, a private intelligence firm set up by former MI6 agents that often works for multinationals, and is a consultant to BAE Systems and Vickers Defence Systems.


Lord Guthrie is a former SAS Commander, a former Chief of the Defence Staff, a member of the Knights of Malta, and today a director of N.M. Rothschild & Sons.

 

Annual visitor of the Trilateral Commission since 2002. Has been appointed Gold Stick to the Queen and is a Freeman of the City of London. Already out of office, he was sent to Turkey in December 2002 to discuss a possible invasion of Iraq via Turkey. Apologist for the Bush and Blair administrations. Warns the public for biological and nuclear attacks by terrorists and thinks Syria is one of the largest supporters of terrorism.


Sir John Weston, another director of the private intelligence group Hakluyt. He is also a governor of the Ditchley Foundation and a director of Rolls Royce. Member of the the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, just as Lord Guthrie.


OSS and CIA agents have not been included in this list. If you add all these agents and those members with suspected connections to intelligence the list grows dramatically. The names above focus on leadership positions in organizations that aren't mentioned that often.

 

Full biographies can be found in the membership list of the Pilgrims Society.

 

 


Updatings

 

November 4, 2005
Updated a bit of information on Henry John Heinz, member of the CFR and Pilgrims Society. The National Review said about him on March 27, 1987:

"He was an organizer of the Bilderberg meetings, which he regularly attended."

He attended the first Bilderberg meeting in 1954.

 

H.J. Heinz was the father of Teresa Heinz Kerry's first husband, John Heinz III. Teresa later married 2004 presidential candidate John F. Kerry. John Heinz III died in a small plane crash in 1991, one day before Pilgrims Society chairman Senator Tower died in another plane crash. Some believe these crashes had something to do with the Iran-Contra Affair.


Added Lord Edward Grey of Fallodon to the Pilgrims Society list. He was a president of the Pilgrims in 1930, according to a London Times article from that year provided by Skullandbones.info. The article repeats that Nicholas Butler was the president of the U.S. Pilgrims at that time.

 

Together with Colonel House, Lord Grey was a chief negotiator during the outbreak of WWI and made the famous quote:

"The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime."

Grey was known as a staunch imperialist.


Added Edmund de Rothschild to the Pilgrims Society membership list. Mentioned by Charles Savoie. His membership has also been mentioned by earlier investigators. Skullandbones.info helped with the biography. Keep in mind that Edmond de Rothschild is French, while Edmund de Rothschild is British. Even mainstream sources get that confused.


Sent an email to the U.S. Pilgrims on Friday, October 28, 2005. On Monday, October 31, I received an email from the U.S. Pilgrims:

"Neither Rothschild is a member of the Pilgrims of the US."

30 minutes later the U.K. Pilgrims emailed:

"I am sorry, but no member of the Rothschild family is a member of the Pilgrims of Great Britain."

Although the full list is private, the secretaries of the Pilgrims Society have been very helpful.


October 24 & 25, 2005
Added Lord Robin Renwick of Clifton and Lord John Kerr of Kinlochard to the Pilgrims Society members list. Both have very extensive biographies; JP Morgan, Fluor Ltd., Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Shell, Richemont AG, the Rhodes Trust, the Imperial College, the Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg, Ditchley, etc.

 

From 2002 to 2003 Lord Kerr was secretary-general of the European Convention, which prepared the EU Constitutional Treaty (rejected by the Dutch and French citizens in 2005 for all the wrong reasons). Both names were provided to me by Charles Savoie. Many names will follow in the future.


Adding Paul Volcker to the Pilgrims list turned out to be a misread from my part.

 

Since I now was desperate to confirm his membership I sent the British Pilgrims an email:

"I have a very short question. Is Mr. Paul Volcker a member of the Pilgrims of the United States? The information is ment to be put in a biography. Thank you very much."

Within a day I received an answer from their secretary:

"From my lists, he is."