Anders Fogh Rasmussen

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Person.png Anders Fogh Rasmussen  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician)
Portrait Anders Fogh Rasmussen.jpg
Born1953-01-26
Ginnerup, Denmark
NationalityDanish
Alma materAarhus University, Harvard Kennedy School
ReligionLutheranism
Children3
SpouseAnne-Mette Rasmussen
Member ofAtlantic Council/Distinguished Leadership Awards, NewsGuard/Advisory Board
PartyVenstre
Bilderberger, ex Danish PM, ex-Secretary General of NATO.

Employment.png Secretary General of NATO

In office
August 1, 2009 - October 1, 2014
DeputyAlexander Vershbow
Preceded byJaap de Hoop Scheffer
Succeeded byJens Stoltenberg

Employment.png Prime Minister of Denmark Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
27 November 2001 - 5 April 2009
Preceded byPoul Nyrup Rasmussen
Succeeded byLars Løkke Rasmussen

Employment.png Leader of Venstre

In office
18 March 1998 - 17 May 2009
Preceded byUffe Ellemann-Jensen

Employment.png Minister of Tax

In office
10 September 1987 - 19 November 1992

Connections

As is standard for NATO Secretaries General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen attended the Bilderberg group prior to being given the job (in 2000, 2003 & 2014).[1]

Political Career

During the run-up to the 2003 Iraq War, he, as Prime Minister, publicly declared that Iraq had WMD. The result was that Denmark was the only country to officially declare war on Iraq, as part of the "Coalition of the Willing".

Exposure

In February 2004, a whistle-blower Frank Grevil, Major in the Danish military intelligence service FET, disclosed that Fogh Rasmussen was advised by FET before the war that Iraq did not possess WMD. As a result of this exposure Grevil was convicted to 6 months in jail while Fogh Rasmussen continued as Prime Minister for a second term.[2]

Post NATO

After leaving his post as NATO Secretary General in 2014, he founded the consultant PR firm Rasmussen Global, which for an undisclosed sum became advisor to Ukrainian coup president Poroshenko.(2001-2009).[3]

For an undisclosed sum, he became advisor to[[Goldman-Sachs], to solve a public dispute over sales of stakes in Dong, Denmark’s state-controlled power producer, to the American investment banking firm.[4]

In 2017, he received the America Award of the Italy–USA Foundation.

He is on the board of NewsGuard, a spooky outfit offering browser extensions warning against [fake news]]. This extension might become a core part of Microsoft's Edge mobile browser in the future.[5]


 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
Bilderberg/20001 June 20004 June 2000Belgium
Brussels
Genval
Bilderberg/200315 May 200318 May 2003France
Versailles
Bilderberg/201429 May 20141 June 2014Denmark
Copenhagen
Marriott Hotel


References

  1. http://www.bilderberg.org/2003.htm
  2. Ron Ridenour, The Russian Peace Threat p 366
  3. Ron Ridenour, The Russian Peace Threat p 366
  4. https://euobserver.com/tickers/129835
  5. https://www.newsguardtech.com/our-advisory-board/