Texas Governor Rick Perry is amongst the attendees at this year's
secretive Bilderberg Group meeting in Istanbul Turkey, but his visit
could be a violation of the Logan Act, a 1799 law that criminalizes
unauthorized U.S. citizens from negotiating with foreign governments.
"Gov. Rick Perry is flying to Istanbul, Turkey,
today to speak at the super-secret Bilderberg Conference, a meeting
of about 130 international leaders in business, media and politics,"
reports the Dallas Morning News.
"Robert Black, the governor's press secretary, said the governor
was invited to attend and speak about state-federal relations. Mr.
Black dismissed the conspiracy theories.""He's looking forward to learning the secret
handshake," Mr. Black joked."
Sophomoric joking aside, Perry's attendance at a behind closed
doors, and armed guards, meeting, in which the content of what is
discussed will remain totally secret is a potential violation of
the Logan Act.
The Logan Act states, "Any citizen of the United States, wherever
he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly
or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse
with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with
intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government
or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes
or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures
of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned
not more than three years, or both."
The Logan Act also bars public officials from meeting with private
citizens to make policy, a crime for which the Clinton White House
was fined $300,000 for, according to Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker.
Rick Perry seems to have attempted to get ahead of accusations
that he was violating the act in making the visit by claiming the
trip was paid for out of campaign contributions and not by taxpayers,
but this is inconsequential.
Perry's press secretary declined to give a statement when we called
and denied any knowledge of the Logan Act, yet seemed to be fully
aware of it in claiming Bilderberg was a private meeting. Since
the Logan Act also bars private citizens from negotiating with foreign
officials, Perry is still violating the law.
The fact that Bilderberg has a proven track record of creating
consensus for policy that is enacted shortly down the line also
betrays the group as wholly undemocratic and criminal in its secrecy,
further violating the Logan Act.
The BBC uncovered documents form a former Bilderberg member dating back
to the early 50's betraying the fact that the European Union and
the single Euro currency were both brainchild's of the Bilderberg
At the 2005 Bilderberg meeting in Munich Germany, leaked
talking points obtained from the speeches given at the conference
indicated that Bilderberg expected oil prices to surge over the
next 12 months, which is exactly what happened.