| NATO/Secretary General |
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|Start||March 24, 1952|
|Deputy||Deputy Secretary General of NATO|
|The leader of the civilian structure of NATO (SACEUR controls the military). "Informally selected" - since the Bilderberg Group's 1966 move to take control of this, the appointee has always been someone from amongst their ranks.Boss of the NATO/Deputy Secretary General.|
NATO's Secretary General chairs some of the control committees and is drawn from the Bilderberg Group. The Supreme Allied Commander Europe is NATO's top military executive. The Deputy Secretary General of NATO has acted as acting Secretary General of NATO on occasions.
Wikipedia reports that there "is no formal process for selecting the Secretary General. Instead, the members of NATO traditionally reach a consensus on who should serve next. This procedure often takes place through informal diplomatic channels... The appointment is for 4 years, although it may be extended."
Deep state control?
It is an open question whether NATO secretarygeneral has any de facto power, or whether, as a Bilderberg appointee he carries out the will of unnamed "special advisers".
Chris Donnelly, the UK deep politician who in 2006 co-founded the Institute for Statecraft, was just such a special adviser to four secretaries general of NATO (for a total of 13 years), as well as to to figures including Margaret Thatcher.
Selection by Bilderberg
The main "informal diplomatic channel" appears to be the Bilderberg meetings. Since the official narrative is that this is a mere social event, which just happens to have military grade secrecy, their control of who becomes NATO Secretary General is hard to prove. Nevertheless, it is interesting that all permanent NATO Secretaries General have attended the Bilberberg, and since the 1966 Bilderberg at which the structure of NATO was top of the agenda, all permanent Secretary General appointees attended at least one Bilderberg meeting before being given the job. Two temporary appointees, Sergio Balanzino (1994, 1995) and Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo (2003) are not thought to have attended.
Office Holders on Wikispooks
|Jens Stoltenberg||1 October 2014|
|Anders Fogh Rasmussen||1 August 2009||1 October 2014|
|Jaap de Hoop Scheffer||1 January 2004||1 August 2009|
|Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo||17 December 2003||1 January 2004||Acting|
|George Robertson||14 October 1999||17 December 2003||Consorted on a daily basis with convicted forger and fraudster, the spook Jan-Willem Matser.|
|Javier Solana||5 December 1995||6 October 1999|
|Sergio Balanzino||20 October 1995||5 December 1995||Acting|
|Willy Claes||17 October 1994||20 October 1995||Resigned after the discovery of a bribe of over 50 million Belgian francs.|
|Sergio Balanzino||13 August 1994||17 October 1994||Acting|
|Manfred Wörner||1 July 1988||13 August 1994|
|Peter Carrington||25 June 1984||1 July 1988||A Bilderberg chairman.|
|Joseph Luns||1 October 1971||25 June 1984||Longest ever serving Secretary General of NATO|
|Manlio Brosio||1 August 1964||1 October 1971||The last Secretary General of NATO who was appointed before he attended the Bilderberg.|
|Dirk Stikker||21 April 1961||1 August 1964|
|Paul-Henri Spaak||16 May 1957||21 April 1961|
|Hastings Ismay||24 March 1952||16 May 1957||The first Secretary General of NATO.|