The New World Order: Bilderbergs
The New World Order
"They are seven kings. Five have fallen, the one is, the other
has not yet come.
When he comes, he must continue a little while." 
The Bilderbergs - who are they and what do they do? An aura of mystique surrounds the name, casting shades of reflections of the power elite who supposedly rule the world. Presidents, royalty, prime ministers, global industrialists, and financial leaders from around the world are said to be members of the secrete organization that meets once a year to set the direction and course of international affairs, world events, and global policies.
The first Bilderberg conference was held at the Bilderberg Hotel in Osterbeek Holland in May 1954, from which it derives its name. Created as a secret and supportive adjunct of NATO and the Marshall plan of the 1940s, the raison d'etre behind the group was to promote post war trans-Atlantic cooperation between America and Europe. It has since evolved into much more.
Certain leading power-brokers on both sides of the Atlantic were of the opinion that Europe and America were not united in their global policies, and that a meeting of both the mind and spirit was needed to forge a more powerful international union whose final goal was world governance.
Unofficial and hence unreported discussions were deemed most prudent to foster a better understanding of the complex global forces affecting Western Civilization since the end of the war. From these meetings came forth the seeds that eventually grew into the geopolitical policies of the North Atlantic States (NAS).
Foot Prints In The Sand
The dominant signature of the meetings emphasized a globalist view that minimized national sovereignty in favor of a one world government or New World Order (NWO). Towards this end the United Nations (UN) was of prime importance as the anchor and central locus of power as the command center for international affairs.
Testimony of the power and influence of the Bilderberg Group is contained within the following quote taken from the Congressional Record of remarks in the United States House of Representatives:
"This unprecedented period of European cooperation is more than a product of simple nation-state diplomacy. One of the key institutions that has fostered unity and cooperation with the Atlantic Community beyond the old concepts has been the Bilderberg Group." 
The origin for European and American unification as a super-state can be traced back to a speech given in 1946 by one Joseph Retinger, at Chatham House, the meeting place of the European Round Table Group examined in earlier papers of this series.
During the war, Retinger was the secretary general of the Independent League for European Cooperation (ILEC). As such, he had contact with many world leaders who eventually became leading forces of the Bilderberg Group: the global power-brokers if you will. His following statement sums up the global and elite racist views that were the seed germ of one world government.
"The end of the period during which the white man spread his activities over the whole globe saw the Continent itself undergoing a process of internal disruption........ there are no big powers left in continental Europe....... [whose] inhabitants after all, represent the most valuable human element in the world." 
Not long after his address, Retinger was invited by Averell Harriman, US ambassador to the United States, to drum up American support for global governance. It didn't take much time or effort for Retinger to affect acceptance for an international corporate state to promote a capitalist system of elite collectivist control over world finance for self-profit.
"I found in America a unanimous approval for our ideas among financiers, businessmen and politicians. Mr. Leffingwell, senior partner in J. P. Morgan's [bank], Nelson and David Rockefeller, Alfred Sloan [chair of General Motors], Charles Hook, President of the American Rolling Mills Company, Sir William Wiseman, [British SIS and] partner in Kuhn Loeb [New York investment bank], George Franklin and especially my old friend Adolf Berle Jr. [CFR], were all in favor, and Berle agreed to lead the American section [of ILEC]. John Foster Dulles also agreed to help." 
The aftermath of the war left many Nations weak and worn from the desolation of war: both in human terms of death and the resulting social disruption of society, as well as financial costs that placed additional strain on the social fabric already weakened and torn by the specter of death that surrounded all those who had survived to carry on the task of rebuilding that which was destroyed: the life works of their loved ones.
As connected as Retinger was, however, he could not form the group on his own without help. He turned to one of his most wealthy and powerful friends: Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. Prince Bernhard was a major player in Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell Oil), as well as Société Générale de Belgique: a supranational global corporation. There is much more about the Prince that could be said, but we will suffice to say it takes a Prince to know a Prince. One of the previous electors of Hesse-Kassel comes to mind - during the 18th century.
Such overwhelming post-war devastation creates a gapping hole in the soul of society - resulting in the need for a reason to carry on: some kind of hope - any hope - that life can continue on as before. The resulting gestalt is fertile breeding grounds for supranational powers to step in and offer the reassurance that is so sorely sought after. A helping hand at any cost is easily accepted under such duress and hardship. History is rife with similar examples.
Springing up from the ground, as did the Spartoi warriors of the Ismenian Drakon's teeth, came five supranational organizations and one hybrid offspring for world governance:
- United Nations (Roosevelt)
- The International Monetary Fund (Lord Keynes)
- The World Bank (Lord Keynes)
- The Marshall Plan (General Marshall)
- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO (Ernest Bevin)
- Bretton Woods Agreement (hybrid offspring)
To not follow in the cast set by the above international organizations would represent the taking on of powers equal to the trials of Hercules's or Jason's quest for the golden fleece. There is much more here then meets the eye. Trials and quests carry on until they are no more - or until those that carry them on cease to be. Dragon Slayers are a rare breed.
The following is a limited list of some of the international power elite that attend the Bilderberg Group meetings. They have been filmed going and coming from the yearly meetings, as well as some being identified by eyewitness accounts by those at the meetings, as published in several major news papers.
- Guest at the 2003 Bilderberg Meeting included Carlos M. Collazo.
- Richard N. Haass (2004), president, Council on Foreign Relations
- Guests at the 2004 Bilderberg Meeting included John Edwards, James Wolfensohn, Melinda Gates, and Mario Draghi.
- Guests at 2005 Bilderberg Meeting included Vernon Jordan and Mark Warner and may also have included, according to the Financial Times of May 2, Natan Sharansky and Bernard Kouchner.
- Guests at 2006 Bilderberg Meeting included Vernon Jordan, George Pataki, Richard Perle, Dennis Ross, and prominent Canadians Paul Desmarais, Frank McKenna, Heather Reisman and Globe and Mail publisher Philip Crawley, Mahmood Sariolghalam (Iran National University), Siv Jensen, leader of Norwegian political party Fremskrittspartiet, Johann Olav Koss, and chairman of Scandinavian Airlines Egil Mykleb
- Alexandre Adler, French conservative journalist (2003)
- Paul Gigot - Editor of the Editorial Page of The Wall Street Journal; 2003- Present
- Martin Wolf - Financial Times columnist
- Juan Luis Cebrián - Ex-director of El País Spanish journal, delegated advisor of PRISA
- Peter Jennings USA Anchor Man
- George Osborne(2006) - Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 2004-Present
- Harald Norvik (2006), former CEO of Statoil.
- Josef Ackermann (2005), CEO of Deutsche Bank
- Daniel Vasella (2005), Chairman and CEO of Novartis
- David L. Aaron, Deputy National Security Advisor
- William J McDonough New York Federal Reserve
- Étienne Davignon, conference chairman in 2005
- William Luti, deputy undersecretary for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs
- Former Pentagon advisor Richard Perle
- Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, King of Sweden
- Juan Carlos I, King of Spain
- Queen Sofia of Spain, wife of Juan Carlos I, King of Spain
- Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
- Infanta Cristina, daughter of Juan Carlos I, King of Spain
- Philippe, Duke of Brabant, Crown Prince of Belgium
Heads of State
- Fredrik Reinfeldt, elected Prime Minister of Sweden, 2006 - Present
- Margaret Thatcher(1975), former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Jean Chrétien (2003), Canadian Prime Minister, 1993 - 2003
- Paul Martin (2003), Canadian Prime Minister, 2003 - 2006
- Stephen Harper (2003), Canadian Prime Minister, 2006 - Present
- Bill Clinton, (1991), US President, 1993 - 2001
- Tony Blair (1993), current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Kostas Karamanlis (2003), current Prime Minister of Greece
- Angela Merkel (2005), current Chancellor of Germany
Le crème de le crème as they say. The list is about as elite as it gets, although the very top or inner echelon is not listed nor seen in public.
They remain in the shadows - away from the light of day. Darkness is their preferred habitat, to provide the cover they covet at any cost.
In their delusional mind, to be known is a sign of weakness - the same as darkness abhors the light.
Long Range Goals
The Free Trade Area of the Americas is to include the entire Western Hemisphere except for Cuba under Castro.
Once Castro is gone (which could be any day now according to reports of his ill health) the Free Trade Area would then evolve into an American Union similar to the European Union.
But that was back then, when the blueprints were first drawn up - now, instead of an American Union, the elite collectivists are talking and planning on a North American Union of Mexico, Canada, and the United States. See: SPP.Gov (click on link for detailed info).: S Home
An Asian-Pacific Union is to eventually emerge as the third super state region. See: Shanghai Cooperation Organization (click on link for details). The world would then be divided the into three supranational regions, providing the international elite easier governance (rule) and more control of banking and finance (profit).
Once the elite collectivists have it down to three regions, they will then seek two, and finally one: the ultimate manifestation of their one world government New World Order. One government and ONE CURRENCY - giving them complete monopoly over the entire globe.
The United Nations (UN) is the prototype model for the centralized institutional control of the one world government. In the God-Father's words:
"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries." 
Beginnings - Endings
As we have seen in earlier papers of this series, the idea of a New World Order goes back before World War I, even prior to the American and French Revolution. In other older and ancient forms it can be observed since the rule of Rome, Alexander The Great, and Genghis Kahn - all who tried to conquer and rule the world. It cannot be done and will never be done, but for some the lesson comes hard and long for some - but it comes nevertheless. Time is on its side.
Since the dawn of man there have always been those whose only desire was to rule the world. They willingly killed, raped, plundered, and placed into slavery any who stood in their way. The good must remain united and strong to carry on against these lost souls, to not only turn them back from their wayward path, to not only help the world's progression, but to turn them back to face the light of day - so that night is no more. So has it been written.
In the aftermath of World War I we saw the League of Nations and Round Table Groups spring up from the remnants of the war. Although these groups had an international flavor never before flaunted upon the world stage, they never realized their supposed goals of one world government or global rule.
Even the power elite find it hard to agree with one another on just what form the New World Order must take, and exactly who the leading alpha males at the top should be. The lust for power and the greed of profit runs deep, and are like a plague that knows no bounds - it spreads its way across the land - the abomination that walks the earth as the scourge of mankind, neither asking for, nor giving - any quarter.
The League of Nations and Round Table Groups sowed the seeds of that which was yet to come. But first to be visited upon the land was a great battle like none before: World War II. Once again the supposed war to end all wars. In thousands of years man has yet to learn that war cannot end war - only peace and good will ends wars; just as light dispels darkness.
The United States was the sole world power to emerge from the war. Europe had been devastated and much of it lay in ruin. The first task was to rebuild Western Europe and to create a North Atlantic alliance against the Soviet Union: commonly known as NATO. The Marshall plan was the means by which to rebuild Europe.
Internationalism or Totalitarianism
At the Bretton Woods meeting, the United States utilized its new position as the lone super power in the world - both militarily and monetarily. The U.S. was in possession of most of the world's gold reserves, which at that time still backed most world currencies. It also had the largest industrial base and strongest economy of any nation on earth. The U.S. Dollar was the reserve currency of the world, which together with the international monetary fund and world bank, formed the basis of the global elite's institutional mechanisms to foster the beginnings of a one world monetary system.
Although it appeared that the United States was leading the world, it was really the corporate military industrial complex within and without the U.S., together with the elite international financiers who owned most industries that was steering world policy. The United States had always been an isolationist country. It had to be dragged into World War II. So too its acceptance and membership into the entanglements of international institutions had to be had by stealth, much as the spider builds his web to trap his unwary host. This is a point most often misunderstood in the field of geopolitics and political science: the difference between the vehicle of power and the power that employs the vehicle, as a mode of transportation, to spread its force of will - across the land.
Nation states make war with one another - they have geographical boundaries that define one combatant from another. Often times more than one nation state will join with others against a common foe, be it a single nation or a group of nations. However, capitalists or international money changers know no national boundaries; their pursuit of profits scans the entire globe. This is an important distinction to remember and is often overlooked when discussing the geopolitics of world governance. There are Nation States, and there are supranational organizations of international capitalists - whose interests are not always one and the same. In the end it is the money changers who control the day.
High Priests of Globalization
With the advent of international institutions and transnational corporations, the idea of the nation state is becoming of less and less importance. It is similar to a group of children playing monopoly - why settle for one or two of the properties on the board when the entire board is offered for the taking?
At first this global interpenetration of nation states was between Europe and the United States. The rise of the European Union is most obvious in its design and purpose, both in its geographical zone of influence, as well as in its common currency - the Euro. It is zone number one on the map of the New World Order. The European Union is not in direct competition with the United States in the ways believed by most scholars or politicians. It is the prototype of that which is yet to come.
The resistance of Britain in accepting the Euro and membership within the European Union is a most interesting conundrum. This did not happen by accident but by design. The question remains: by what design? For what purpose? Usually, by following the money, the design and intent of those who pull the strings can be discerned. Along these lines runs Britain's backing of the United States in attacking Iraq. All pieces of the mosaic.
The Dioscuri Twins
The two great Aryan Nations, twin stars of the constellation Gemini, are striding together across the world stage in support of one other. But is it the nations acting in concert - or the elite money changers within and behind not only both nations - but all nations? And for what purpose other than world dominance and supremacy? Transnational corporations and the elite collectivists who own them know no boundaries in the pursuit of profit.
It is a grave mistake to think that all, or even most, nation states within the common market seek to destroy one another in their competitive search for profit - refusing any type of cooperation between rival factions. Such is not the case, as the nation states are not the key players: the elite money changers that finance them are the dominant force.
The Bilderberg Group and other similar organizations are the joining together of the elite collectivists of the world, united in cooperation to form a one world government and New World Order that places the entire global marketplace under their control: a truly "common" market if you will. One that assures that the pickings will be easy. One hand washes the other: why bite the hand that feeds you?
"Rather than constituting an all-powerful secret Atlantic directorate, Bilderberg served, at best, as the environment for developing ideas in that direction, and secrecy was necessary for allowing the articulation of differences rather than for keeping clear-cut projects from public knowledge. In this sense Bilderberg functioned as the testing ground for new initiatives for Atlantic unity." 
The Soviet Union's Demise
Since the 1940's, and in the aftermath of World War II, the United States has been regarded as the sole superpower in the world. This consensus is based on two points:
The overwhelming superiority of U.S. military power
The dominant role of the U.S. Dollar as the reserve currency of the world
With the downfall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the world was no longer bipolar but unipolar. A fascinating and telling question is what caused the collapse of Russia? Was it a direct military confrontation with the U.S. or any other nation? No it was not.
Then what or who took down the Soviet Union - a one time equal rival of the U.S. for world supremacy? What power is greater then the military power: the money power.
For awhile after WWII the Soviet Union was a major military threat to the United States, at one time surpassing the U.S. in troops and weapons systems. This was the reason for the cold war.
To fund its war machine Russia took on too much debt - enticed as they were by the international bankers and merchants of death to procure more and more weapons, while spending more and more money, which meant borrowing more and more money or credit. The money changers knew full well what they were doing as they lined their pockets with profit, and what the consequences would be. It was all part of their plan. If nothing else - they are not stupid.
It cost the money changers nothing to create the money to loan the Soviet Union as credit, allowing the bankers to collect the interest payments and to foreclose on any unpaid loans, enabling them to confiscate private property that was put up as collateral. A collectivists dream come true: tag sales of national scope and size.
Soon the Soviet Union was experiencing a monetary debt crisis. The ruble was devalued and many loans were in default. Government bonds ceased to be issued as the interest rates were over 150% and the government had no money to pay the interest with anyways. The Soviet Union had been taken down - by monetary, not military means.
The question naturally arises: why didn't the U.S. find itself in the same position as the Soviet Union? Had not the U.S. increased its budget and total cost procurements to stay equal with, if not ahead of Russia? - Yes it had.
So why didn't the US experience a debt crisis as did Russa? Because the U.S. Dollar is the reserve currency of the world, which means that the United States is in a monetary and financial position unlike any other nation on earth. The US is able to create all the money it wants, and to then buy all the goods and services it wants from its foreign trade partners, paying them with paper fiat debt-money. Almost three quarters of world trade is done in dollars. Thus the world is dependent upon the US Dollar. This was the purpose behind the Bretton Woods Agreement. Remember - the bankers if nothing else are not stupid.
Foreign nations must do something with all the US Dollars they accumulate, and they do: they buy US Treasury Bonds, helping the US to retain it hegemony over the world's monetary system. In other words the US exports inflation to the world - who then turn around and reinvest those very same dollars in US Treasury Bonds, basically subsidizing the largest debtor nation on earth - the United States.
Compact With The Devil
Most countries have to control their trade deficits, either that or face the destruction of their currency by devaluation and loss of purchasing power. The foundation of the US Dollar's supremacy is its role as the petrodollar: oil is brought and paid for only in US Dollars, a compact made between OPEC and the United States. In return, the US agreed to militarily defend and provide weapons to OPEC. A compact made with the devil.
Every nation needs to get dollars to import and pay for oil, some more than others. This means that the majority of their trade is done with countries who use the dollar, especially the US. They must have, and thus seek out - US Dollars. Japan who is dependent on oil imports is a prime example. Japan needs to import oil. To pay for the oil Japan needs US Dollars. Thus Japan's trade surplus with the United States. Another compact made with the devil.
National or International Policy
Most if not all analysts will concur that the above events and policies are the national policies of the United States and the reactions from similar nation states affected by the policies. It is a mistake to view world affairs and international policies as national in scope, as opposed to INTERNATIONAL.
As stated earlier - nations have BOUNDARIES and geographical limits. Nation states make war with one another or with groups of nation states. They do not go to war against the entire rest of the world besides themselves and or their allies.
The money power is greater than the military power, as the military war machine can only exist if there is money to pay for it. The money power is controlled by the international elite money changers who not only control central banks - they created central banking.
They also created the International Monetary Fund, The World Bank, The United Nations, The Bretton Woods Accord, NATO, and the World Trade Organization, to name but a few of their progeny. As this series of papers has shown - the various secret and elite organizations that decide on all important global policies is made up of various political leaders, royalty, industrialists, and very important people from different NATION states. Collectively they are beyond the scope and influence of mere nations - even that of the United States.
Furthermore, the international money changers and their co-conspirators, who are captured by more then the pursuit and worship of Lucre, have not yet been mentioned or revealed as part of the elite cartel. That will come in due time.
"A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the Nation and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world - no longer a Government of free opinion no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men....
Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the U.S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it." 
"The powers of financial capitalism had (a) far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world." 
"In a small Swiss city sits an international organization so obscure and secretive....Control of the institution, the Bank for International Settlements, lies with some of the world's most powerful and least visible men: the heads of 32 central banks, officials able to shift billions of dollars and alter the course of economies at the stroke of a pen." 
The End of the Gold Reserve Standard
Another misunderstanding of the world power game is the conventional and mainstream theories espoused by academics, politicians, and the news media. It is not their fault - the international elite specialize in obfuscation, illusion, and delusion - besides the fact that they own all major world media outlets. The news is reported how they want it reported.
By 1971 gold was leaving the United States faster then water through a sieve. US Federal Gold Reserves had fallen precipitously. Foreign nations were demanding gold in payment to settle international trade accounts - according to the contractual obligations of the Bretton Woods Agreement, as signed by all the powers. The starch ally of the US, The Bank of England, even joined the French in demanding US gold for dollars. No honor amongst thieves.
The Nixon administration finally decided that enough was enough. All foreign accounts were defaulted on regarding payment in gold, such payment to be made with Federal Reserve Notes or paper fiat debt-money. There are those who contend that this break with the gold standard ushered in a new system of monetary policy controlled by private international banks. This was not a new system of control - it was a consolidation and strengthening of the preexisting system that the elite money changers had already established and put in placed. This was just a newer more powerful model: now they wielded even more power.
Once the gold standard fell by the wayside, the 1970's witnessed a plethora of paper fiat credit, created and extended by the large international banks. One of the results of this boom in credit issuance was the oil crisis. Prices of oil went sky high. This was due to the fact that the OPEC oil Sheiks had figured out that they were being paid for their oil with US dollars that were continually losing purchasing power. Hence they wanted a greater quantity (higher prices or more units) of US dollars to make up for the loss of purchasing power (quality) of the money being exchanged for their oil. They were almost as smart as the bankers.
With the over issuance of the US dollar came the debasement and loss of purchasing power that always occurs with paper fiat monetary systems. In order to try to protect the falling dollar, Paul Volcker, the existing Chairman of the Federal Reserve at the time, raised interest rates to record levels to stem the dollar's demise. Little is revealed of the ironic twist that Volcker had played in going off the gold standard. Easy come - easy go.
Record high interest rates played havoc with third world countries that had borrowed from the IMF and the World Bank. In the early 1980's Mexico defaulted on its external debt. Thus began the third world debt crisis, the onus of which, is almost always placed on the shoulders of the debtor - when in truth the cause was the malinvestments and improper lending practices of the elite international banks that caused a false sense of prosperity, when in truth the world was inundated by debt and higher prices due to the loss of purchasing power of the medium of exchange - primarily the US dollar.
The international monetary fund performed according to the script written by the elite collectivists. They came in and mopped up what was left in the wake of the devastation; assuring that the loans would be paid off: how? - by the further extension of credit via bridge loans, all tied to Draconian measures of international control over the monetary, financial, and economic policies of individual nation states. Serfdom 21st century style.
This resulted in the intended consequence of the destruction of many national economic systems that then became the breeding ground for transnational corporations to come in and take advantage of the dire circumstances. Cheap labor was exploited, as was the construction of factories that were under much less stringent regulations and building costs than existed in the United States or Europe; hence they were much cheaper or "cost effective" to own and operate - at least for the elite collectivists. But what of the indigenous people? Did anyone care to ask them? Qui Bono?
The European Union & The Euro
Both the Euro and the European Union's role in the global scheme of world power is generally misunderstood. Most often both are viewed as a DIRECT tool for global domination or hegemony. While this is true on one level - such is not the level that is espoused by most academics or politicians.
It must be remembered that the European Union and the Euro are the brainchild of the international elite, just as central banking and all international institutions are. They were created as the prototype or model of one world government and one world money. Hence the breakdown of national boundaries resulting in a zone of influence.
Likewise is the Shanghai Organization zone, and the North Atlantic Alliance zone. All three result in the reduction of nationalism in favor of internationalism. The individual citizen is at the bottom of the food chain, when in fact they are sovereign and come before both nations and supranational zones of governance.
People come first; nations second; and international organizations last. All forms of government are for the people, by the people, and of the people. Governments receive their granted powers from the people, to serve the people, and to protect their god given and unalienable rights. So it is written. So it will be. So it is. Until night is no more.
"The beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth,
and is of the seven; and he goes to destruction." 
 Revelations 17:10
 Congressional Record of remarks in the United States House of Representatives
 Retinger 1946, p. 7
 Pomian 1972, p. 212
 Attributed to David Rockefeller at the June 1991 Bilderberger meeting Baden, Germany
 Van der Pijl p. 183
 Woodrow Wilson - In The New Freedom (1913)
 Prof. Carroll Quigley in Tragedy and Hope
 Keith Bradsher of the New York Times, August 5, 1995
 Revelations 17:11