Le Cercle/1983 (Bonn)

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Event.png Le Cercle/1983 (Bonn)(Le Cercle/Meeting) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Date30 June 1983 - 3 July 1983
LocationBonn,  West Germany
ParticipantsFriedrich König, Robert Close, Jacques Jonet, Luc Beyer de Rycke, Nicholas de Kerchove, Pierre Joannon, Robert du Plooy, Aline Griffith, Alfredo Sánchez Bella, Carlos Robles Piquer, John Lichowski, Donald Jameson, Ted Shackley, Lee Edwards, William Schneider, Jaime Nogueira Pinto, Bruno Heck, Alois Mertes, Karl-Heinz Narjes, Franz-Josef Schulze, Hans Graf Huyn, Alphons Horten, Franz Josef Bach, Christian Freiherr von Stauffenberg, Bernhard Worms, Hans Rühle, Philipp Jenninger, Peter Jungen, Werner Marx, Enrique Gomez-Hurtado, Monique Garnier-Lançon, Jean-François Deniau, Pierre Méhaignerie, William François, Francis Lacoste, Julian Amery, John Browne, Peter Tennant, Edward Leigh, Brian Crozier, Nicholas Elliott, Neil McLean, Iain Elliott, Philipp Vander Elst, Julian Lewis, Richard McCormack, Robert J. Hanks, Robert McKinney, John Barron, Robert Pfaltzgraff, Richard Allen, William V. Roth, Ian Butterfield, Pat Balestreri, Richard Nixon, John Biggs-Davison, Frank Steele, Peter Petersen, Franz-Joseph Schulze, Jost Pfeiffer, Schmidthuber, Franz Heubl, Dieter Schmidt, Karl-Heinz Narjes, Manuel Fraga-Iribarne, Guillermo Kirkpatrick, Frans Otten, Charles Alan 'Pop' Fraser

The June 1983 Cercle meeting was held in Bonn, West Germany.


The guest list for this was discovered amongst the papers of Monique Garnier-Lançon at Stanford University, and published online in 2011. It is unknown whether or not the list is complete, and it is made up of two components, one in German, one in English - with somewhat differing names.[1]


German guest #8 has a single name 'Schmidthuber' and a designation 'Minister of State of Bavaria'. This may be a reference to Peter Schmidhuber who was in the private office of Franz Josef Strauss, or this may be an alias of Strauss himself, who was indeed Minister President of Bavaria and was a regular of Le Cercle.


Known Participants

60 of the 65 of the participants already have pages here:

Richard AllenUS National Security Advisor, Cercle, Iran-Contra...
Julian AmeryMI6, deep politician who chaired Le Cercle for several years.
Franz Josef BachA leading German member of the Cercle, who organised the 1982 meeting in Wildbad Kreuth.
John BarronA spooky journalist who wrote on the evils of the KGB.
Alfredo Sánchez BellaSpanish spook and possible deep politician
John Biggs-DavisonUK politician who attended Le Cercle
John BrowneSpooky UK businessman, Morgan Stanley, Le Cercle, Chatham house ...
Ian ButterfieldSpooky MICC consultant, Le Cercle
Robert CloseBelgian Anti-Communist spook who attended Le Cercle.
Brian CrozierArch espionage insider who founded his own intelligence agency
Jean-François DeniauA diplomat who wrote the foreword of the Treaty of Rome. Le Cercle
Lee EdwardsAnti-communist advisor for Nixon and others. Cercle attendee.
Iain ElliotAssociate Director of Radio Liberty and also worked in other intelligence-connected organizations. Attended 3 meetings of Le Cercle
Nicholas ElliottA key spook with a wide range of connections.
Philipp Vander Elst
William FrançoisFrench economist who attended at least two Cercle meetings
Monique Garnier-LançonDeep state operative whose papers lead to a major exposure of Le Cercle. French convenor of Le Cercle in the first half of the 1980s.
Enrique Gomez-HurtadoCercle regular. "One of the best bootlicker[s] of Bush"
Aline GriffithUS born Spanish spook who was a regular attender at Le Cercle in the 1980s.
Robert J. HanksCercle regular, rear admiral,Cold War hardliner
Bruno HeckFounder of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, member of Le Cercle
Franz HeublGerman politician who attended le Cercle
Alphons HortenMember of Le Cercle and The Stauffenberg Service
Hans Graf HuynGerman deep politician who attended Le Cercle
Manuel Fraga IribarneMember of both Le Cercle and the 1001 Club.
Donald JamesonAttended multiple Cercle meetings and worked for the CIA. Vice-president of the Jamestown Foundation
Philipp JenningerSpooky german politician
Pierre JoannonHistorian invited to the 1984 meeting of Le Cercle in Bonn
Jacques Jonet
Peter JungenAt least 4 visits to Le Cercle... Personal assistant to Otto Wolff von Amerongen
Nicholas de KerchoveA spook who attended Le Cercle on multiple occasions.
Guillermo KirkpatrickLittle known Cercle visitor.
Friedrich KönigFormer Austrian politician and attendee of Le Cercle.
Francis LacosteFrench diplomat and visitor to Le Cercle
Edward LeighSpooky UK Lawyer politician
John LenczowskiSpooky founder of the IWP
Julian LewisBritish Conservative Party politician. Lewis has attended Le Cercle, and has been Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee since 2020.
Werner MarxSpooky German politician, Le Cercle, Psychological warfare specialist, later leader of the parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee
Richard McCormackDeep politician a long history and connections back to Vietnam, Nixon administration, succeeded Ted Shackley as US Chair of Le Cercle.
Robert McKinneyIndiana Businessman who attended Le Cercle in 1983, 1984 and 1985
Neil McLeanMember of the Special Operations Executive in World War II who attended several meetings of Le Cercle during the 1980s.
Alois MertesSpooky German who attended the Bilderberg and Le Cercle. Aide to German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher
Karl-Heinz NarjesGerman EEC politician who attended Le Cercle
Richard NixonA relatively independent US president who may have been removed from power because he was planning to expose the conspiracy to assassinate JFK.
Peter PetersenGerman politician from the CDU who attended the January 1984 Le Cercle meeting.
Robert PfaltzgraffHawkish "terror expert" who in the 1980s visited both the Bilderberg and Le Cercle.
Jost PfeifferGerman industrialist who attended Le Cercle in 1983
Carlos Robles PiquerCercle visitor.
Robert du PlooySouth African deep state operative/diplomat who attended Le Cercle in South Africa in 1984.
William RothSpooky US lawyer, Le Cercle
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