A rude Italian awakening for Cal Coast Times reporter

Josh Friedman outside the location for the Bilderberg conference in Turin, Italy.

By KAREN VELIE

Some of the world’s most powerful people are attending the mysterious Bilderberg conference this week in Turin, Italy. The conference provides a secretive forum for about 120-140 world leaders in politics, finance, media and industry to discuss issues such as technological developments, free trade, Russia, populism and the “post truth” world.

For years, organizers of the Bilderberg conference have attempted to keep the location and date of the meeting a secret until shortly before the annual gathering. This year, reporter Josh Friedman was one of the first journalists to report on the location and date of the annual meeting, set to run Thursday through Sunday. He was also one of the first journalists to arrive at the location of the conference this week — at a time the venue was still undisclosed — and report on the apparent preparations for the Bilderberg meeting.

At approximately 3:45 a.m. Thursday, hours before the start of the conference, a handful of Italian police officers burst through the door of the studio apartment where Friedman is staying, pointed a gun at him while he was lying in bed and demanded Friedman give them his name and passport. Friedman complied.

Officers told Friedman they had information that a suspect for whom they were searching was inside the reporter’s flat. Later, officers said they caught the suspect at nearby location, and police informed Friedman’s landlord that they had been searching for a terrorist.

Many observers and journalists who are covering the Bilderberg meeting from the outside question the Italian police’s story. Italian police have already detained several other journalists, some multiple times, over the first two days of the gathering of western elites in Turin.

Multiple international media outlets have covered Friedman’s run-in with the Italian police. Some journalists, including a Newsweek columnist, have suggested the incident likely stems from Friedman’s reporting on the Bilderberg conference.

An image of Friedman’s apartment door following the police break-in

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One Comment about “A rude Italian awakening for Cal Coast Times reporter”

  1. There is, or should be in all a deep desire to have truth when asked presented to us, not in a way from others for the mere purpose of advancing their own agenda, that we can make personal decisions based on facts when seeking direction our course in life, a solid foundation on which to stand.
    Assuring that the foundation would be constructed strong to pass the test of time, come what may.
    To lie or deceit others is what lime is to concrete eating away at the base of what had long ago been laid
    Question many today ask is how long the lies presented without question will stand before the foundation from on which we stand crumbles for failing the test when seeing who will fall and who will stand.
    These are our testing times as like never before in histories past to see who will honor the truth, the truth founded on love handed down to us, one that many held fast too, passing along from one generation to the next a memory chain, with it’s links forged strong by great sacrifice through loss of many lives and shedding of of blood.
    There is nothing fake when telling truth, for truth is what right is to wrong.
    Think too how before the heavenly stars lite a pathway for man, there was even before then something great to come, and now here we stand, at the crossroads of our testing times, testing to see just what we’re made of from deep within our silent selves as we search for meaning to all this madness that has been placed before us.

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