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1001 Club - the cream of the elite
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I am copying below a brief segment of Joël van der Reijden's important essay on the elitist 1001 Club. Joel was the recent beneficiary of a full (albeit now dated) membership list -- the only one in the public domain (see: http://www.isgp.eu/organisations/1001_Cl...s_list.htm) and features many of the usual suspects.

http://www.isgp.eu/organisations/1001_Club.htm

The 1001 Club

Bankers, intelligence agents, and raw materials executives striving for a sustainable future

Note: if you look up information on the 1001 Club on the internet you'll find that the group is listed on Wikipedia's WWF page. The author has added it there several years back, but any attempt to add additional information - however basic - has always been blocked. Now that membership lists have been made available with this article, I suggest people expand on the 1001 Club information on Wikipedia and see to it that it doesn't get sanitized.

Whether you search in Dutch, French, German, English, American, or South-African newspapers of the past 35 years, you will find that there is virtually no information available on a private association naming itself the 1001 Club. Even in the Netherlands, where Prince Bernhard's involvement with Bilderberg should be widely known by now, absolutely no one has heard of his role in creating "the 1001". The only official information available about this club - which the average person is very unlikely to stumble upon - is that it was established in the early seventies by individuals as Prince Bernhard, Prince Philip, Charles de Haes, and Anton Rupert, and that every member paid a one time fee of $10,000 to get lifetime membership - that's about it. This almost total absence of public awareness seems odd, as the men visiting 1001 Club receptions often represent some of the greatest economic interests on the planet.

Background of the WWF and the 1001

In 1948, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) was erected, mainly by Sir Julian Huxley, a famous biologist. Later, in September 1961, Julian Huxley officially established the WWF, together with persons like Prince Bernhard and Prince Philip. Ten years later, around 1971, WWF officials Anton Rupert, Prince Philip, and Prince Bernhard came together and decided to form a club that would cover the administrative and fundraising aspects of the WWF, making the organization's existence independent from donations of the general public. Anton Rupert is said to have been the one who came up with the idea. Bernhard became the "figurehead" of the organization, a role similar to his role in the Bilderberg meetings. Bernhard was well liked, knew many people on both sides of the Atlantic, and as a prince, was considered neutral. Anton Rupert appointed the Belgian economist Charles de Haes as Bernhard's personal assistant. Bernhard and de Haes would approach most of the individuals who would be invited to the 1001 Club, which mainly were friends and associates of the two princes. In 1974, all the members were recruited, each of them having paid the one-time contribution of $10,000 to the Club's "1001 Nature Trust". From this point on, we have very little information on how the club organizes its meetings and how much each of the members keep contributing.

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The 1001 Club | Membership list
Bankers, intelligence agents, and raw materials executives striving for a sustainable future
Note: if you look up information on the 1001 Club on the internet you'll find that the group is listed on Wikipedia's WWF page. The author has added it there several years back, but any attempt to add additional information - however basic - has always been blocked. A separate Wikipedia page on the 1001 Club, largely written by the author, was also cleaned out after several months, even though this site is the only location on the net with photocopies of membership lists. But as you'll see, a good number of the members of the 1001 are extremely controversial.
Whatever critics will say in the future, these membership lists were not available anywhere to the public until this article was published. You ultimately have Irish journalist and documentary maker Kevin Dowling to thank for that, who voluntarily provided them to ISGP. Dowling was one of the very, very few persons in the possession of these lists, and in his case for maybe 20 years. Three months after providing ISGP with these lists, Kevin passed away. Since then, the 1001 Club has finally been given real attention in at least one biography on Bernhard and - for the first time in its almost 40 year existence - also made the Dutch evening news. So, thank you, Kevin.
Contents
1. Background of the WWF and the 1001 2. Club meetings 3. Difference between the 1001 and the Pilgrims 4. Land grabbing and covert operations 5. The human-induced global warming agenda 6. Organizations represented by 1001 Club members 7. [URL="http://www.isgp.eu/organisations/1001_Club.htm#contr"]Controversial members
With ties to what at different times has been called a "Nebula", a "Black Network", or "Octopus". [/URL]
Whether you search in Dutch, French, German, English, American, or South-African newspapers of the past 35 years, you will find that there is virtually no information available on a private association naming itself the 1001 Club. Even in the Netherlands, where Prince Bernhard's involvement with Bilderberg should be widely known by now, absolutely no one has heard of his role in creating "the 1001". The only official information available about this club - which the average person is very unlikely to stumble upon - is that it was established in the early seventies by individuals as Prince Bernhard, Prince Philip, Charles de Haes, and Anton Rupert, and that every member paid a one time fee of $10,000 to get lifetime membership - that's about it. This almost total absence of public awareness seems odd, as the men visiting 1001 Club receptions often represent some of the greatest economic interests on the planet.
Background of the WWF and the 1001
In 1948, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) was erected, mainly by Sir Julian Huxley, a famous biologist. Later, in September 1961, Julian Huxley officially established the WWF, together with persons like Prince Bernhard and Prince Philip. Ten years later, around 1971, WWF officials Anton Rupert, Prince Philip, and Prince Bernhard came together and decided to form a club that would cover the administrative and fundraising aspects of the WWF, making the organization's existence independent from donations of the general public. Anton Rupert is said to have been the one who came up with the idea. Bernhard became the "figurehead" of the organization, a role similar to his role in the Bilderberg meetings. Bernhard was well liked, knew many people on both sides of the Atlantic, and as a prince, was considered neutral. Anton Rupert appointed the Belgian-South African economist Charles de Haes, who was a executive of Rupert's main company Rothmans, as Bernhard's personal assistant. Bernhard and de Haes would approach most of the individuals who would be invited to the 1001 Club - mainly friends and associates of Rupert and the two princes. In 1974, all the members were recruited, each of them having paid the one-time contribution of $10,000 to the Club's "1001 Nature Trust". From this point on, we have very little information on how the club organizes its meetings and how much each of the members keep contributing.
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The strangest club in the world? - Fugitive banker and drug smuggler Robert Vesco, reportedly working for the CIA; Agha Abedi, founder and head of the BCCI; BCCI shareholder Salem Bin Laden, the older brother of Osama, whose small plane crashed when the BCCI scandal came out; Permindex founder Mortimer Bloomfield, who was a SOE-CIA-FBI Division Five and Haganah/Zionist agent, here talking to David Ben Gurion; and 1001 Club member Mobutu Sese Seko, the anti-communist dictator of Zaire, having a laugh with Prince Bernhard, the 1001's head.
Club meetings
Press reports about the 1001 Club have been extremely sporadic. Possibly the only serious exposé on the club was published in 1980 by Private Eye. One of the questions this magazine asked was:
"The puzzling question is what do the '1001' get for their money apart from private prestige and the privilege of dining with Prince Bernhard or the Duke of Edinburgh?" [1]
We'll leave the answer to this question for later. The mentioning of diners indicates that the 1001 Club is organized in the same way as many other establishment clubs, including the prestigious Pilgrims Society. An initial problem when writing this article was that it was difficult to determine whether or not the 1001 still existed - information was extremely scarce to say the least. One thing that could be found was that new members were still invited in 1996. On the website of Buttonboss Plc. we can read in the history section:
"Buttonboss celebrated its 20th Jubileum and, once again, Prince Bernhard honoured us with his presence in attending the spectacular celebration party in Twente (Holland). It was on this occasion that he, in name of fellow members of the selection committee, offered Henk Brusse membership of the "1001-Club", for which he was responsible in founding. This club compromises 1001 good friends and relations of H.R.H. Prince Bernhard, all of whom support the world-wide activities associated with the World Wild Life Nature Fund."
The next step was to contact several branches of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature and ask them about the 1001. On August 10, 2005, the Dutch branch of the WWF finally confirmed that meetings were still being organized:
"I received your question about the 1001-Club. Regular meetings indeed do take place. The location is different every time. For instance, last April there has been a Panda Ball in Monaco and a diner in Barcelona... Could you please inform me why you are interested in this information?"
In the email the question was asked if the meetings were held in London. The WWF employee said that although it's very likely that meetings have been organized here too, that they were held in various countries. A very brief 1978 report in The Times confirms that Prince Philip gave a reception at Windsor castle for 1001 Club members [2]. A leaked, confidential internal report of the 1001 Club furthermore confirms that Prince Bernhard regularly organized receptions at Soestdijk Palace for Dutch 1001 Club members, and that King Juan Carlos organized his own receptions in Spain for Spanish members. According to this last report, international meetings have also been organized on a regular basis. [3] One example of these international trips/meetings appears to have been a five-day trip to Nepal of some thirty 1001 Club members. The excursion was headed by Prince Bernhard [4].
Three days after uploading the initial 1001 Club article (the site was visited by WWF headquarters in Switzerland for some time after the emails had been sent) and five weeks after sending them an email, the British branch of the WWF finally decided to reply (it should normally take two days max). They confirmed the 1001 Club was still organizing meetings and added to it that the one-time introduction fee had been increased to $25,000.
"I have been in discussions with our major support section in order to find all the information that you require about the 1001 club. There is a one off membership fee of $25,000 (US Dollars) and there are field trips and events organised mainly by WWF International. If you have further queries please come back to us..."
This short message took them five weeks! And why did this person have to go in "discussions" to receive "all this information"? Needles to say, we did get back to them and asked them whether or not the regular staff has actually heard of the 1001 Club, or if all this information is held behind closed doors within the WWF headquarters. The answer came after about three weeks, on September 5, 2005. If we skip the usual apology for the delay, the whole email read:
"I would like to inform you that the 1001 Club is a scheme run by WWF-International, which is situated in Switzerland, and for detailed information we have to contact WWF-International."
As expected, the answer doesn't tell us a whole lot.
Anyway, if you have a thousand members with an average age of 45-50 years or so, you'd expect that at least an average of about twenty people die each year. Twenty new members who each pay the $25,000 introduction fee is a baseline income for the 1001 Club of at least $500,000 annually.
Difference between the 1001 and the Pilgrims
The Anglo-American Pilgrims Society is a good society to compare the 1001 Club with. Both are very aristocratic and very low profile social clubs. Both are international and have originated from England. The two are also comparable in size, with considerable overlap in membership when it comes to British or, to some extent, American members.
There are also differences, the most obvious being that members of the 1001 Club are recruited from all over the world. There are Conrad Black and Maurice Strong from Canada; Henry Ford II and Robert McNamara from the United States; Antenor Patino and Gustavo Cisneros from Latin America; Sir Peter Cadbury and Lord Buxton from the United Kingdom; Hilmar Reksten and Alf Bjercke from Norway; Henk Brusse and Ferdinand Grapperhaus from the Netherlands; Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza and Berthold Beitz (Krupp) from Germany; Egmond Frommelt and Herbert Batliner from Liechtenstein; Mobutu Sese Seko and Salay Edu from Africa; Mohammed Al-Naki and Agha Abedi from the Middle-East; Gyanendra Dev from Nepal; and Sir Kenneth Fung and Sir Y.K. Pao from Hong Kong. In contrast, the Pilgrims Society is strictly Anglo-American.
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Nobility and royalty in the 1001: Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein, who is trying to become the absolute ruler of his country; Gyanendra Dev with Prince Philip, right after Dev's family had been murdered almost entirely by his nephew Crown Prince Dipendra; King Juan Carlos, who doesn't mind shooting endangered species; Prince Johannes von Thurn und Taxis who seems to have been involved in underhand business with leading Cercle members; and Baron Heinrich II "Heini" von Thyssen-Bornemisza, nephew of the notorious Fritz Thyssen.
Another difference between members of the Pilgrims Society and the 1001 Club is that Pilgrims virtually always remain highly respected individuals from high society throughout their life, whereas a considerable amount of 1001 Club members have fallen from grace over the years. Among the examples are Mobutu Sese Seko, the ruthless dictator of Zaire; drug and arms trader Robert Vesco, arms/gold/diamond smuggler Sheikh Ali Ahmed, the hard-right, anti-communist financier Nelson Bunker Hunt, Mossad agent and money launderer Tibor Rosembaum, Zionist agent Louis Mortimer Bloomfield, Salem Bin Laden, the half brother of Osama Bin Laden; Agha Hasan Abedi of the BCCI, and Zionist/mafia-linked bankers as (Mrs.) Edgar de Picciotto and Edmond Safra. There are leading figures from respectable banks and corporations, but overall the 1001 has a much more mixed crowd. Because of all the foreign interests, persons representing the Vatican-Paneuropa network and Zionism are also considerably more prominent in the 1001 Club than the predominantly Episcopal and Presbyterian Pilgrims Society.
Land grabbing and covert operations
As Private Eye magazine asked: what is the real purpose of the 1001 Club? Private Eye suspected that the real motive of many businessmen joining the 1001 has a lot to do with them seeking new ways to expand their business operations, in this case by using the WWF and the 1001 Club as a platform to casually meet the leaders of third world countries who control a substantial amount of the planet's natural resources.
This accusation is actually quite hard to substantiate. There are a number of British and American 1001 Club members who represent great oil, mineral, and shipping interests, but only a small number of third world political leaders can be found among the membership (Mobutu is probably the biggest exception). Of course, the 1001 Club remains a good place to meet important persons from various countries around the world, but the question is if this is the primary purpose for members to join.
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1001 Club members Sidney Spiro, Harry Oppenheimer, Sir Val Duncan, Maurice Strong and Sir Eric Drake. They represented corporations and banks as Anglo-American, De Beers, Charter, Rio Tinto, the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and BP, the British Newfoundland Corporation, Société Générale pour l'Energie et les Ressources, the International Energy Development Corporation, P&O shipping, the Bank of England, Barclays and Hambro.
To a large extent the 1001 Club seems to be just what it is supposed to be: a group of influential people concerned about the environment. However, as kings and emperors have shown over the centuries, it's perfectly possible to enjoy nature and not care anything for the common man. Striving for a sustainable future can be a very elitist thing. We all need fresh air and clean water. On top of that, many bankers and industrialists of the western world list among their hobbies such activities as hiking, fishing, visiting faraway places, and above all... hunting. An ever-expanding world population seriously gets in the way of these things.
Although no politician or journalist will burn his fingers on this topic, helping people of third world countries is actually quite problematic from a strictly geopolitical point of view. The reasons:

  1. it may upset the balance of power;
  2. there aren't enough natural resources to support 6,5 billion people with a high standard of living.
The economic power clique of the West seems to have realized this, judging from internal documents that leaked from the World Bank in recent years. These documents described the process through which the IMF and World Bank crush third world countries economically by extending their loans only after the leaders of the respective countries have accepted secret and very far-reaching policies of privatization and deregulation. [5] The eccentric financial expert Jean-Pierre van Rossem may have said it best:
"The whole third world is indebted to the banks. And it really is the financial power clique that keeps these countries poor. Why does poverty continue? Because it has a purpose." [6]
The bankers and industrialists of the Eastern Establishment have traditionally been very involved in suppressing Latin American trade unions, while anti-communist hardliners, mainly from the United States and Israel, have been training death squads in Latin America since at least the early 1980s. There has been a degree of antagonism between these two groups, mainly about the degree of support for radical Zionism, but the lines are hard to define.
Britain too has tried to find ways to remain an influence in the world, and some have argued over the years that British Intelligence and the Foreign Office have tried to use the WWF (and 1001 Club) to pursue some of the country's geopolitical interests. The most important of these critics has been the Irish journalist Kevin Dowling, who in 1990 produced the documentary 'Ten Pence in the Panda', in which he documented the extreme ineffectiveness of the WWF's efforts to defend species as the panda, the elephant, and the black rhino. During the controversy in the weeks and months after the documentary, Dowling produced more damning evidence against the WWF. It turned out that the people living in the reserves were forced to live under inhumane conditions (and could be shot on sight), that wealthy customers could illegally hunt on rhinos and elephants, that leading nature conservatives were involved in the illegal trade in ivory, and that criminal special operations were launched from nature reserves to sustain the apartheid system. [7]
The Dutch Attorney J. Wilgers in more recent years looked into the work of Kevin Dowling and reached similar conclusions. According to Wilgers, the IUCN and the WWF (and therefore also the 1001 Club) have been created as fronts for British neo-colonial policies:
"In 1948, the IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, was established. The most important person involved was Julian Huxley. This IUCN had a close working relationship with the British Colonial and Foreign Office. All his life Huxley had been working on projects related to the conservation of nature. In 1960, he made a trip through the British colonies that were about to become independent. He made sure that the British government was able to keep their hold on the nature reserves located in the countries of the Commonwealth, even today. Somehow he was able to convince the new African leaders that every person from Africa was a natural born poacher.

"Great Britain has always been preoccupied with the capture of raw materials from the countries in the Commonwealth and the protection of the unlimited supply of it. It is noteworthy that the IUCN still has the affix, "for natural resources" [International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources]. I also point to the fact that the IUCN is an extension of the government offices and the public sector of the United Kingdom, because in the end, [Image: africa-diamond-gold.gif] these are the real beneficiaries. A year after Huxley's trip, the WWF was established with the sole purpose of gathering funds for the IUCN. The IUCN went to the background at the moment the WWF came into existence...
"Thirty years later, the WWF controls 10% of the world's surface. They control 40% of Tanzania. At the moment they are focused on South-America. This is something of the last 5 years [since 1994-1995]." [8]
It's no secret that a crucial aspect of the West's prosperity has to do with its reasonably inexpensive access to bulk materials as oil and precious metals around the world. If these supplies were to dry up, or become too expensive to import, the economy of the West would collapse totally and permanently. One person who understood that very good was Sir Julian Amery, one of the most important behind the scenes players in post WWII Britain.
"The prosperity of our people rests really on the oil in the Persian Gulf, the rubber and tin of Malaya, and the gold, copper and precious metals of South- and Central Africa. As long as we have access to these; as long as we can realize the investments we have there; as long as we trade with this part of the world, we shall be prosperous. If the communists [or anyone else] were to take them over, we would lose the lot. Governments like Colonel Nasser's in Egypt are just as dangerous." [9]
Amery made these remarks in late 1962, after Egypt had sent troops to Yemen in order to prevent domestic forces from bringing back the ousted Imam. The British had a Crown colony in the south, Aden, but realized they were not a superpower anymore and could do little to defend their overseas interests. Overtly that is, as Amery and his good friend David [Image: Julian_Amery_PEHI.gif]
Julian Amery, who would become head of Le Cercle in the 1980s. Billy McLean, Prince Turki Al-Faisal and the King of Jordan would all become members of this international private intelligence group. Stirling, founder of the SAS, soon approached Sir Alec Douglas Home, Foreign Secretary at the time, in the White's Club to discuss their plan of a covert war. The idea was that Stirling would be send to Yemen with a group of ex-SAS men and train the local royalist groups, who were supporters of the deposed Imam. Under the leadership of the SAS, they would then undermine the Egyptian forces. Stirling approached the Saudi House of Al-Faisal, who agreed to fund the entire operation. Weapons were delivered by Adnan Khashoggi; the arms dealer's first major contract. Stirling also received support from the King of Jordan. The Mossad and former MI6 officers as George Kennedy Young and Billy McLean (another close friend of Amery) were also involved in the secret war. The operation was a huge success and in August 1965 the Egyptians had been so tied down that they were forced to sign a cease-fire with the Saudis, the main overt supporters of the Yemeni resistance, and begin their withdrawal. Unfortunately for Stirling and Amery, Wilson had recently entered office and began withdrawing British forces all over the world. Yemen would soon be taken over by communist-sponsored elements in society. To prevent this from happening in Saudi Arabia, which had been left virtually defenseless by the British withdrawal, Stirling and his business associates managed to sell an Air Force to Saudi Arabia, maintained by SAS mercenaries. The deal would bring many other business opportunities in the future. [10]
Although private interests, especially banks, always had a great deal of influence on the British government (or on any government), the events in Yemen is considered the start of not only the privatization of British foreign policy, but also of covert warfare. The result was not unlike a diluted version of the historic British East-India Company or Cecil Rhodes' British South Africa Company. And herein lies the problem: even though someone like Stirling was quite brilliant in his own way, the group he hung out with was a combination of robber barons, imperialists and fascists. Examples are John Aspinall, Lord Lucan, Sir James Goldsmith, Tiny Rowland, the Cecil family and Lord Julian Amery. Especially the last four had many connections to the leading aristocracy (they were part of it), the business community and international intelligence. They became involved in funding and training rebel groups across Africa; officially to counter the Soviet threat, unofficially to retain control over the minerals in that area. In itself not that much of problem, although human rights have never been a point of consideration for these people, who also supported dictators like Franco, Pinochet, Mobutu and Ian Smith. Rowland, together with Adnan Khashoggi, did a lot of business with Ghaddafi [11]. These two picked up where "rogue" CIA agent Edwin Wilson left off 10 years earlier.
One operation in particular would be damning to the British establishment if it were to be fully exposed. Men like the 7th Marquess of Salisbury (Cecil) and Julian Amery, both leading members of the international private intelligence group Le Cercle, were strong supporters of the apartheid governments in Africa [12]. The accusation is that when it became obvious in the 1980s that the apartheid system was breaking down, British fascists set up private SAS operations in southern Africa to counter this movement, largely in the same manner as the operation in Yemen about 25 years earlier. Retired SAS officers operated through front companies. One of those was KAS Enterprises, a private security firm first headed by David Stirling, and when he died in 1990, by Sir James Goldsmith. Officially, KAS was hired to protect elephants and rhinos from poachers in southern Africa. They were authorized to use deadly force. However, soon people began to notice that a disproportionally large amount of the people killed were ANC activists, many of them part of the armed resistance. Even though reportedly 1,5 million people ended up dead, the operation of bringing a halt to majority rule was unsuccessful. Attention was now shifted to South Africa alone and an attempt was made to destabilize the country to such an extent that the military of the apartheid government could step in and declare martial law. The idea was to set up the ANC against the Zulu-dominated Inkatha Freedom Party, respectively the largest and second largest anti-apartheid movements in South Africa. The tactic was to train black units, like the Anti-Cattle Thieves Brigade and the Crowbar Unit, and to have them commit terrorist actions in the black townships. This was to lead to a civil war followed by a military crackdown. The operation killed several ten thousand people, but accomplished nothing; in 1994 the apartheid system was history. Interestingly, a South African report about Operation Lock, as the project was called, was suppressed by the Mandela government as it was considered "too explosive". Press releases did however indicate that the SAS, in part through KAS, was the origin of the mysterious "third force", blamed for the campaign of terrorism and assassinations. [13]
KAS had been hired by "wealthy conservatives", although besides Prince Bernhard, names do not seem to have been released. It is also not known how much these men knew, or wanted to know, about the secondary operations of KAS. Kevin Dowling:
"I discovered that in the so-called wildlife parks a system of total repression existed. People don't have any rights, their traditional way of income is forbidden. They can't even step on a flower without running the risk of being murdered. At the same time these so-called wildlife parks turned out to function as staging grounds and training camps for all kinds of mercenaries. South-Africa stationed its secret troops there which had to sow death and destruction in the townships of South-Africa and the frontline states, while also the terrorists of Renamo and Unita liked to hide out there. ...
"Because I had so many contacts in Africa by that time, I was being overwhelmed with information about Project Lock. I discovered that very heavy guys were involved in the operation. The military branch of the operation was under the command of Colonel Ian Crooke, the second man of the special forces in England, the SAS. ... Furthermore, in the Lock network I found the name of Gordon Shepard. That is a kind of dirty tricks [specialist of MI6 who used to work in Northern Ireland] ... There were people of Kroll Associates, a kind of private intelligence service of Wall Street. In short, it was a real heavy group, an old-boy network in which the WWF, the SAS, MI5 and MI6 plus some CIA guys and private intelligence services brotherly came together. The civilian side of the operation was headed by John Hanks, Prince Bernhard's right-hand man in Africa." [14]
J. Wilgers, who was inspired by the work of Kevin Dowling, did his own research and reached similar conclusions:
"During that time these people trained a number of elite black units in the wildlife parks [of the Peace Parks Foundation and the WWF]... I have seen that these projects were completely financed by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Of course a certain Prince [Bernhard] has been involved in that, who has walked around there with a suitcase full of money, but the question remains how much this man knew about the projects..."
"It is known that in the past SAS units of the British army have been flown into South-Africa and were stationed on territory controlled by the WWF with the purpose of conducting military operations... Military units have been trained in these kinds of parks and were later brought in connection with murders in the South-African townships. In the Zambezi-Valley, members of the military wing of the ANC have been shot at from WWF helicopters. The Zambesi-Valley was the primary entrance into South-Africa. Under the cover of fighting poachers ANC members have been executed without any form of trial. I call that an undeclared war or genocide..."
"There are 2 types of parks: nature parks and strategic parks. The official purpose of the nature parks is the protection of nature. Often, these parks contain important minerals like diamond or uranium. Locals are encouraged to leave or simply chased away. Type 2 are the strategic parks. If you look carefully you'll find that these parks are either located on certain ridges useful for military observation, or they are border transcending parks like for example those in South-Africa and Mozambique... It is remarkable that corridors have been projected in such a way that they cleverly combine the preservation of nature with the gaining of a military advantage." [15]
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WWF map from a 2001. New parks have been created in the mean time.
Wilgers was persecuted by the WWF for making public statements that the World Wide Fund for Nature is a criminal enterprise. Unfortunately for the WWF, they lost their case, although they never had to admit that Wilgers was right in his accusations. Wilgers wasn't "knowingly speaking untruths", it was concluded [16]. Years later, I made a call to Mr. Wilgers, who stated that the 1001 Club is directed by the Privy Council and MI6. This now turns out to be similar to the leadership of Le Cercle. All British chairmen of Le Cercle were deeply involved with British and foreign intelligence, and the last three were members of the Privy Council.
It may be possible that these so called 'strategic parks' might not be limited to Southern Africa. For instance, if you take a look at Pakistan, the "ally" of the United States in the War on Terror (and significantly represented in the 1001 Club, in part through the Bhutto family), you'll see five major national parks in the north of the country. One is located at the border with India, another at the border with China, and yet another one at the border with northern Afghanistan. The management of these parks works closely with the IUCN and the WWF. The Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) of 1001 Club member Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan is another partner in many of the same projects in that area. It's hard to say if these parks are used for some type of military operations, but they certainly are conveniently located.
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Three major parks bordering the surrounding countries. More detailed geographical info
can be found at the websites cited. Although the picture seems to indicate that two of the
parks are located some distance from the border, in reality they extend right to the border.
The human-induced global warming agenda *
A formerly unsubstantial aspect of the environment movement, the idea that CO2 is causing global warming, has become a very hot item since former vice president Al Gore came out with his documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth' in 2006. Since that time the media has [Image: 1001_Clubbers_David_Rockefeller_Edmund_d...Strong.jpg]
1001 Club members David Rockefeller, Edmund de Rothschild, and Maurice Strong (not to mention James Baker III) already promoted an agenda in the 1980s that their associate Al Gore only really put on the map in 2006 with his film 'An Inconvenient Truth'. At these early meetings, Strong introduced Edmund the Rothschild as the founder of the "conservation banking" program. The audio recordings are hard to dispute, but let's hope the document produced by George Hunt in which these people describe using the United Nations to take over the world is not true. (see old introduction article for details) The Gore family has intermarried with the Schiff family of The Pilgrims and the Wildlife Conservation Society. Gore's closest ally in his global warming campaign is Theodore Roosevelt IV, another establishment family whose members for decades have been top-level CIA officers and in one case an anti-Establishment (disinformation) propagandist. Family members also were great fascist appeasers who supported the overthrow of FDR in favor of a more "right wing" government (see Pilgrims Society article for the details). You can find this latest Theodore Roosevelt in such organizations as the Alliance for Climate Protection (vice chair under Gore), the Pew Center for Global Climate Change (chairman), the World Resources Institute, and the Wilderness Society. Maurice Strong is also still very active today. He is chairman of the Earth Council Alliance and sits on the board of the Chicago Climate Exchange, a CO2 trading scheme. bombarded Western society with the "undeniable fact" that the earth is heating up, that we humans are the cause of it, and that if we fail to make drastic changes, a large portion of the earth's population will die in horrible cataclysms.

The problem with Al Gore's theories is that they are terribly lopsided, as documentaries as Channel 4's 'The Great Global Warming Swindle' and CBC's 'Global Warming Doomsday Called Off' have shown. Although the former may take a slightly too biased approach from a skeptical point of view, both documentaries clearly show that 'An Inconvenient Truth' is nothing more than a crude propaganda piece. The changes the earth - not to mention other planets in the solar system - is going through are likely to be nothing more than a natural cycle largely caused by the sun's increased energy output.

Unfortunately for the world, Al Gore is backed by the most powerful interests in the Anglo-American liberal establishment, resulting in almost zero opposition to the theory that human-produced CO2 is the major cause for the warming of the earth. The WWF is just one establishment institute that blindly supports Al Gore's theories. Looking at their websites, other organizations promoting the ideas of Al Gore are the Business and Industry Advisory Committee of the OECD, the International Chamber of Commerce, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Carnegie network. The Carnegie Endowment alone makes large annual grants to numerous United Nations programs, to the CFR, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and the Atlantic Council of the United States, not to mention dozens of universities in the United States (including Harvard, Yale, and Princeton). It works closely with the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Al Gore would be the perfect 1001 Club member, and he could well be one. Unfortunately there are no recent membership lists available, so the only thing that can be concluded is that Gore's mentors have been among the membership of the 1001: Maurice Strong, Edmund de Rothschild, and David Rockefeller. As has been documented quite extensively in ISGP's old introduction article, these are the people who set up the globalist-environmental agenda in the 1970s and 1980s, and were the earliest funders and promoters of human-induced global warming theories. And they are still involved.

* This paragraph primarily reflects the author's opinion. It is not meant as an in depth discussion of the theory that CO2 is causing catastrophic global warming. Organizations represented by 1001 Club members
When you take a look at the membership list that we have compiled so far, you'll find the leaders and founders of some of the environmental organizations below.
African Wildlife Foundation A few 1001 Club members and alleged members have been involved in setting up and running the institute since 1961, which was first known as the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation. Among the founders were Russell E. Train (cousin of John Train, the Pilgrims Society member and former financial advisor to CIA-ally John Hay Whitney, who was a vice-president of the Pilgrims), Kermit Roosevelt Jr. (the CIA coup plotter who founded the anti-communist Safari Club), and Arthur Windsor Arundel. Sue Erpf van de Bovenkamp of the 1001 Club used to sit on the president's council. Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) Founded by 1001 Club member Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. According to the World Bank in 2002: "By many measures the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) is a highly successful NGO-run rural development program. It reaches some 900,000 people in about 1,100 villages in the Northern Areas and Chitral District of Pakistan, near the Afghanistan border." BIOMA Formerly owned by the Latin American globalist giant Gustavo Cisneros. This leading Venezuelan environmentalist group was shut down after it was caught faking dolphin killings for a campaign against the tuna fishing industry. At times, the WWF and Greenpeace have been accused of doing the same thing. Cisneros is a Knight of Malta, a member of the chairman's council of the Americas Society, trustee of the Rockefeller University, and a member of the international advisory board of the Power Corporation of Canada. Accused by Chavez of complicity in the April 2002 coup attempt in Venezuela and of using his private TV station Venevision to undermine the administration. Among his friends are the Rockefellers, Bushes, and King Juan Carlos. Club of Rome Founded by (alleged) 1001 Club member Alexander King in 1968 with Fiat's second man, Aurelio Peccei. The former number one man in Fiat, Gianni Agnelli, used to be a 1001 Club member. People like Dean Rusk and Carroll Wilson, both of the Pilgrims Society, helped. 1001 Club member King Juan Carlos is as a honorary member of the Club of Rome. Natural Resources Council of America (NRCA) The NRCA was founded in 1946, to a large extent by 1001 Club member Clinton R. Gutermuth, and included in its leadership council people from the Sierra Club and the Wilderness Society; among them was Russell Train. Peace Parks Foundation The founder and chairman of the Peace Parks Foundation is Anton Rupert, who is said to have come up with the idea of the 1001 Club. The Peace Parks Foundation manages the nature and wildlife parks that are part of the WWF. The Club 21 is the primary financier of the foundation and also acts as its advisor. Among its 21 members are numerous companies of the Rupert Family, the Rothschild Foundation (Anglo-Zionist), De Beers (Anglo-Zionist), Deutsche Bank (German), Philips (Dutch), Total (French; largely controlled by the Suez Group), and DaimlerChrysler (US). Rhodesia and Nyasaland Club 1001 Club members Harry Oppenheimer and Sidney Spiro dined at the club. Julian Amery, a later head of Le Cercle went there, just as Lord Grenfell of the Pilgrims Society family. South Africa Foundation Founded by 1001 Club members Major General Sir Francis de Guingand, a former head of Military Intelligence, and formerly headed by 1001 Club member Harry Oppenheimer. It is a South African big business lobby, and it includes corporations as De Beers, Anglogold, Angloplatinum, GFL Mining Services, Shell, Siemens, Sony, etc. Guingand became secretary and president of the foundation. In November 1969 the foundation gave a luncheon in honour of 1001 Club founder Anton Rupert. 1001 Club member Sidney Spiro was among the participants. The 2nd Lord Beaverbrook, another 1001 Club member, has also attended meetings. Survival Anglia 1001 Club member Lord Buxton was CEO of the Anglia TV Group from 1958 to 1986. He was chairman of the nature documentary producer Survival Anglia from 1986 to 1992. Besides being Prince Philip's right hand man, he actively suppressed information about the WWF and 1001 Club that journalist Kevin Dowling wanted to make public. A cousin of his, Andrew Buxton, was a long time leading figure in Barclays Bank and created the high-level LOTIS discussions. Wildlife Conservation Society 1001 Club members Mrs. Vincent Astor, Laurance Rockefeller, Joseph Cullman III, Sue Erpf Van de Bovenkamp are/were all trustees of WCS. Pilgrims Society member David T. Schiff is chairman of the WCS. Other important officers and trustees are Howard Phipps, Jr., John N. Irwin III (son of a Pilgrim), Murray Gell-Mann (JASON Group), Paul A. Gould (Pilgrims family), and George F. Baker III (Pilgrims and 1001 Club family). WWF Worldwide From Hong Kong to South-America, all the national heads of the WWF are members of the 1001 Club. Zoological Societies of New York and London Charities that work together with some of the local zoos, nature parks, and research centers. Controversial members
Maybe not as much as with Le Cercle, but still quite a few members of the 1001 Club have a remarkably controversial background. Even though they constitute a small minority of the total membership, it tells us something about the crowd Prince Bernhard and Prince Philip were mingling with. There are half a dozen 1001 Club members with ties to Permindex * and several others with links to the BCCI affair. As you will see, key words that apply to the list below are Mossad, CIA, mafia, Christian fascism, "Octopus", "black network", "Nebuleuse", dictatorships, money laundering, arms dealing, drug trafficking, gold trafficking, etc. The so-called globalist group, including the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Wallenbergs and Watsons, have not been included in this list.
You can find many more names, plus far more extensive biographies, in the membership list list.
* Bloomfield; Rosenbaum; Schlumberger; Ribaud and at least in some way or form the Murchison, Hunt and Rothschild families.
Agha Abedi Co-founder and chairman of the BCCI, which went down in the most massive banking scandal ever. The BCCI was a money laundering center for weapons, drugs, and all kinds of other illegal businesses. The role of the Bank of England was investigated by a Pilgrims Society member who became a member of the Order of the Garter in 2005. Ali Ahmed Corrupt Bengal/Pakistani project developer said to have been involved in the smuggling of diamonds, gold, and weapons with the Dutch, the British, and some American interests. Partner of the mafia-connected CFR member Maxwell Rabb. Disappeared in 1976. Sir Max Aitken Son of the 1st Lord Beaverbrook, who was an intimate of Hitler's inner circle and became a very good friend of Rudolph Hess, the Thulist who, like Beaverbrook, was promoting the idea of an Anglo-German Peace. Privy councilor Jonathan Aitken, the former head of Le Cercle who was deeply involved in illegal arms transports, is a great nephew of the 2nd Lord Beaverbrook. Walter H. Annenberg Born in one of Chicago's most powerful crime families which both inspired and befriended Al Capone. Somehow ended up becoming Ambassador to England in 1969. During this time, he appointed Gordon Gray, a psychological warfare expert, as head of his Triangle Broadcasting Company. Annenberg became a member of the Pilgrims Society. Herbert Batliner Trust manager in Liechtenstein and partner of 1001 Club member and corrupt Mossad agent Tibor Rosenbaum. Accused by the German BND for having laundered money for chancellor Helmut Kohl, Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines, drug lord Pablo Escobar, and Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire. Batliner also keeps a job in Vatican City. Bechtel family Generally seen as a very powerful family with many intelligence connections. Family well known for their prominence in Bohemian Grove's Mandalay Camp. Big funders of the Neoconservative movement since the 1980s. Salem Bin Laden Half brother of Bin Laden. Business partner of the Bushes. Killed in a 1988 plane crash after his involvement in the BCCI became known. Louis Mortimer Bloomfield Ardent Canadian Zionist who helped train the Jewish army in the late 1930s and was part of the Zionist/Haganah Sonneborn espionage and action network in the United States in the period after World War II. Met numerous times with Israeli prime minister David Ben Gurion. Has been a member of the SOE, OSS, CIA, FBI Division Five, and was a co-founder of the shadowy Permindex. Suspected of being involved in the assassination of JFK and the attempted assassinations on Charles de Gaulle. Member of the Order of the British Empire. Said to be gay, just like his good friend J. Edgar Hoover. Good friend of the Bronfmans (ADL; World Jewish Congress; Joint Distribution Committee, historically with the Rothschilds, Warburgs and today, Henry Kissinger). King Juan Carlos Even though his patron and good friend was Franco, Carlos is seen as the person who introduced democracy to Spain. He's a Knight of Malta and supporter of Opus Dei. Carlos likes to hunt with foreign leaders like George Bush, Sr. and kill as many endangered species as possible. Michel David-Weill Long time head of Lazard, a major international bank. Aristocratic and close to the Rockefellers and Rothschild, who also are members of the 1001 Club. It appears David-Weill has his villa on or next to property owned by "Nebula" leader Felix Przedborski, who has been accused of being a major international arms, drugs, diamonds and nuclear materials trafficker under the auspices of a Mossad team. A British board member of Lazard used to the notorious Lord Alun Chalfont with his many intelligence connections. Gyanendra Dev and killer nephew Ascended to the throne of Nepal in June 2001 after most of the Royal family had been murdered by his nephew, Crown Prince Dipendra. Gyanendra dismissed the democratically-elected government in October 2002. J. Peter Grace Former chairman of the Knights of Malta in the United States. Member of the Pilgrims Society, the CFR, and the Council for National Policy. Chairman of the chemical giant W.R. Grace & Co. from 1945 to 1992, which was especially big in South-America. Close to the Rockefellers. Said to be a major player in the fascist underground in the post WWII era, especially in South America. His brother was another member of the 1001 Club. Dr. Alfred Hofmann Quite possibly an even bigger player in the BCCI scandal than the bank's founder and chairman, 1001 Club member Agha Abedi. Director N.M. Rothschild & Sons, London. President of Rothschild Bank AG of Zurich. Vice-chairman of the NY-Inter Maritime Bank of Geneva, which was headed by his close ally Bruce Rappaport (Swiss-Israeli businessman; widely suspected to be working with/for the Mossad and the CIA; frequent golfing partner CIA director William Casey of Le Cercle; important stakeholder in the Bank of New York and through this bank was involved in laundering billions of dollars in cooperation with Russian banks). Director of the notorious BCCI and president of the bank in Switzerland. Chief financial officer for BCC Holding. Head of BCCI's secretly controlled Swiss affiliate, Banque de Commerce et Placements (BCP). Also director of the Banco Nazionale del Lavaro (BNL) and has been accused of providing $3 billion in loans to Saddam Hussein for nuclear, chemical and ballistic missile programs just preceding the Gulf War. Allegedly the BCCI director most closely linked to the laundering of Medellin Cartel drug money. Jurg Heer of the Rothschild bank once explained that Hofmann constructed front companies "to siphon some BCCI funds out of Nigeria." Nelson B. Hunt Wealthy Texas oil and businessmen with ties to intelligence and the extreme right surrounding the John Birch Society. March 18, 2009, Athens Daily Review, 'Dick Dwelle: An impact still felt today': "The two Athenians [Clint W. Murchison Sr. and Sid W. Richardson], along with H. L. Hunt and Hugh Roy Cullen, are the four principals in the book which Peppard says is about "a band of Texas oil titans who amassed a fortune that eclipsed those of the Rockefellers and Mellons and enjoyed their wealth with a hedonistic abandon that crafted a view of Texas that still holds in the remotest reaches of the globe.""

Nelson B. Hunt is the son of H. L. Hunt, who has been suspected of involvement in the JFK assassination. The Hunt family has been a major financier of the Christian fascist militia movement in the United States. They were great supporters of General Douglas MacArthur (also see 1001 Club member Michel Relecom), Senator McCarthy, Nixon, LBJ, J. Edgar Hoover, and Eisenhower to a large extent. Thomas V. Jones Longtime chairman, chief executive and president of the Northrop Corporation. Has been bribing international government officials all his life. Convicted for some of them. Lord Joseph Kagan, another member of the 1001 Club, was the conduit for the money from Lockheed to Prince Bernhard. Fred Meuser was another 1001 Club member said to have been involved in the Lockheed Affair. Francis L. Kellogg Briefly served in the OSS during WWII. An American businessman involved in raw materials shipping, including gold, diamonds, and petroleum. Moved in relatively elite circles. Chief of protocol for Queen Sirikit of Thailand during her visits to the United States in the 1980s. Worked for the CIA during his business life. Trustee of the William J. Donovan Foundation and awarded by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Said to be a direct descendent of the prophet Mohammed, the ancient Persian royal families, and the Assassin families, who worked with the medieval Knights Templar. The Aga Khan are collaborators of the British empire since the mid-19th century. Sadruddin's father, Aga Khan III, was a Freemason and a member of the Privy Council. Pilgrims Society executive John Train was Sadruddin's roommate at Harvard while Jay Rockefeller (Pilgrims-1001 Club family) was the roommate of Karim Aga Khan IV (another 1001 Club member). Longtime tennis partner of George H.W. Bush and heavy funder of the WWF. Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire and received awards from the Vatican. Prince Hans Adam II von Liechtenstein A member of the 1001 Club together with his late father Prince Franz Joseph II von Liechtenstein. Of Habsburg descent. Almost certainly very close to Opus Dei and Knights of Malta interests, as many other Catholic aristocrats. In recent years drew a lot of power to himself, which turned Liechtenstein from a regular parliamentary monarchy to more of a classical (dictatorial) monarchy. Believe it or not, co-funded the June 1992 Abduction Study Conference at MIT, which included the research of John Mack (work funded by intelligence-big business interests), Budd Hopkins (supposedly worked for the CIA to come up with therapies for the "abductees"), David Jacobs (another prominent abduction researcher who has a decidedly negative view of the subject), and several others. Dr. Steven Greer of the Disclosure Project claims to have spoken with Prince Hans Adam II and has stated that the prince has been so interested in funding abduction research, because one of his brothers had been abducted (according to Greer, by a perfectly human "stagecraft" team). According to Greer, the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, and Prince Philip have all been very interested and to some extent involved in the UFO subject. In case of Prince Philip, this has been confirmed by other witnesses. Count Leopold Lippens From Belgium. Brother of Maurice Lippens, who is one of two or three most influential bankers of Belgium, and an occasional visitor of Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission. At least three members of the Lippens family, including the two brothers, have been accused by about half a dozen witnesses of extremely sadistic child abuse. Other past and present Belgian 1001 Club members as Baron Daniel Janssen, Charly De Pauw, and Pierre Solvay have also been uncomfortably close to child abuse scandals. Daniel K. Ludwig Very wealthy. Visitor of the Bohemian Grove. Destroyed a chunk of the rain forest in one of his business enterprises. He later helped Meyer Lansky, chief of the Jewish mafia in New York, to set up his drug money laundering empire in the Bahamas. Did everything he could to stay out of publicity. April 27, 1999, The Daily Mail, '20 years ago': "Once fired a tanker skipper for submitting a two-sheet report which had been paper-clipped together... the paperclip was wasteful... Although too stingy to pay his former wife Gladys just [pounds sterling]100 a month in alimony... he poured hundreds of millions into his charity, the Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research, in Zurich." Paul Mellon Son of the robber baron Andrew Mellon. Paul became an OSS station chief in London during WWII. After the war he and the family's companies worked closely with the CIA. Richard Helms, when head of the CIA, made regular visits to his estates, just as the Queen of England. Member of the Pilgrims Society and the elite Roxburghe Club, together with the Rothschilds, Oppenheimers, Cecils, Cavendishes, and Dukes of Norfolk. Peter Munk A Hungarian Jew, regular skiing partner of Prince Charles, and one of the wealthiest men in Canada. CEO and chairman of the world's largest gold-mining corporation, Barricks Gold, which was founded and majority owned by the controversial Iranian arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi. Khashoggi has close ties to the British royal family and his career has been jump started by the Bin Laden family. Khashoggi has been a business partner of Wally Hilliard, the financial backer of Rudi Dekkers who trained the main 9/11 hijackers. Munk tried to keep it under wraps that his company purchased the rights to a gold mine in Nevada -- containing $10 billion in gold -- for only $10,000. His U.S. gold mines have been accused of poisoning the local water. Munk was accused of insider trading back in 1967. John D. Murchison Like Hunt, another wealthy Texas oil and businessmen with ties to intelligence and the extreme right surrounding the John Birch Society.

His father, Client, Sr., and H. L. Hunt financed the presidential campaign of the hard right Gen. Douglas MacArthur in 1951-1952. They also paid some of the expenses of Senator McCarthy, Richard Nixon, and another good friend: FBI head J. Edgar Hoover. All these men despised the Kennedy brothers and some believe the Hunts and Murchisons have been involved in the assassination of JFK. Both families certainly were cultivating an underground of dangerous Christian militias. Oddly enough, Ted Gunderson was a friend of Murchison, Sr.

John's brother, Clint, Jr., was a board member of FIDCO, of "Octopus" fame. FIDCO apparently was run by a bunch of mafia and Yakuza-connected intelligence men involved in large scale drug and arms trafficking, in part on behalf of the Reagan government John M. Olin Member of the 1001 Club together with his brother and wife. The Olin Fo...
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1978 and 1987 1001 Club membership lists. First published by ISGP.

Reading that this Michel Relecom since at least 1981 was the kingpin of the special relationship between Belgium's big business establishment and Zaire's dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, and that he was chairman of the Belgian-African Chamber of Commerce, the first thing that came to mind was that, like Mobutu, he might have been a member of the 1001 Club. And lo and behold, Relecom's name can be found on both the 1978 and 1987 membership lists of the 1001. As already discussed in another article, other Belgian members of the 1001 Club were Count Rene Boël (family member accused of trafficking in children; works closely with Solvay, Lippens, Davignon) , Pierre Solvay (family continually linked to child abuse), Baron Daniel Janssen (accused of trafficking in children; works closely with Solvay, Lippens, Davignon) and Count Leopold Lippens (accused of child abuse by multiple sources). In hindsight of the Beyond Dutroux article all these (interrelated) families are rather questionable. At least one non-authoritative source has stated that Relecom used to be a member of the aristocratic Cercle des Nations back in the 1970s and early 80s. Let's cite from the Beyond Dutroux article again:
"In 1969, Vanden Boeynants set up Cercle des Nations with a number of his political allies, including Baron de Bonvoisin and Paul Vankerkhoven (secretary-general of Otto von Habsburg's and Alfredo Sanchez Bella's CEDI; founder of the Belgian branch of the WACL, also in 1969). Cercle des Nations was a private, aristocratic club, which started out with about 80 members who generally were royalist, staunchly anti-communist, pro-Nato, pro-European integration and highly fascist. Examples of the Cercle's fascist tendencies include the April 1970 reception in honor of the fascist colonels that ruled Greece, the January 1976 celebration of the 10th anniversary of Papa Doc's Haitian dictatorship, and its magazine's continuous support for the apartheid in Africa, and the dictatorships of Pinochet, Franco and Salazar [add to this list Mobutu]. The Cercle has been tied to organized crime and more than a few of its most prominent members have been accused of child abuse and child murder. Think, for instance, of Baron de Bonvoisin, Paul Vanden Boeynants, Jean-Paul Dumont, Count Herve d'Ursel, Roger Boas, Charly De Pauw, Guy Mathot, Ado Blaton, General Rene Bats, Philippe Cryns and the de Merode family. ...
Interestingly, [Jean] Violet [founder of the international intelligence supergroup Cercle Pinay] is known to have been a member of Cercle des Nations ... It's probably no surprise to learn then that most, if not all, of these men, including Violet, belonged to Opus Dei and the Knights of Malta (261). It's also known that Violet, Vankerkhoven and Jonet worked closely with Otto von Habsburg (262)."

Going back to the 1001 for a minute, next to Relecom, Baron Laurent Wolters has also been added to ISGP's more detailed 1001 Club membership list. Wolters has been the long-time executive president-chairman of Belgium's national oil firm Petrofina. It was active worldwide, and also had an operation in Zaire in partnership with British Petroleum.

As it turns out, Baron Wolters's granddaughter has been married to Olivier Lippens, a cousin of the notorious Maurice and Leopold Lippens (both accused of child abuse by multiple sources) and son of Paul Lippens. Olivier is definitely not a stranger to his cousins, as Paul, Maurice and Olivier can be found on the board of Iscal Sugar. Besides that, Société Générale and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) were the largest shareholders of Petrofina, followed by the Fortis Group and Sofina. Families as Lippens, Davignon and Boël, but also Selliers de Moranville and Janssen were running the banks with an interest in Petrofina. That's undoubtedly why Maurice Lippens' good friend Etienne Davignon (remember, accused of child abuse) used to be a vice president of Petrofina. All very familiar names, unfortunately.
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Patrice Lumbumba. First prime minister of an independent Zaire/Congo in 1960. CIA and Belgian intelligence sided with the mining and other corporations and first tried to breakaway Zaire's most important province, Katanga, headed by Moise Tshombe. This didn't last. Eventually a CIA trained and supported Mobutu overthrew Lumumba, and was tortured and mudered by this group. After some initial difficulties, 1001 Club member Michel Relecom later became a huge promoter of Mobutu, who really was a sadistic and ruthless dictator. Coincidentally, another 1001 Club member, diamond dealer Edgar Parser, who had top level CIA connections, was a huge promoter of Tshombe in the early 1960s, in direct opposition of President Kennedy. Parser wanted to become Ambassador to Belgium but failed. The 1001's founder, Prince Bernhard, also could get along with Mobutu very well.

Relecom has passed away, but in more recent years (2006) it is possible to find Relecom's wife, vicepresident of Unibra, as member of the honorary committee of the Diner-Dialogue Belgium-Congo of SOS Children's Villages (SOS Kinderdorpen). Among the other dozen or so honorary members are Etienne Davignon and Olivier Lippens. http://www.isgp.eu/miscellaneous/New_bey...1_link.htm
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